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Apr
25
2017

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tote Bag

Posted by Marcea
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After a recent family vacation, I had lots of pictures from our trip and was wondering what I could do with them besides just put them in frames. I searched around a little and found a great, inexpensive craft – a Mod Podge photo transfer tote bag!Materials Canvas Bag Digital File of Photo Printer Mod Podge Photo Transfer Foam Brushes Scissors Mod Podge Satin (optional) InstructionsTake the digital file you have of your photo and print it out on your home printer. If you [Read More...]

Tags: DIY Craft Mod Podge Mother's Day Gift
Categories: DIY Crafts



Apr
19
2017

What Inspires Katie O'Brien Denton - Calligrapher & Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Katieobrien.co)Katie O'Brien Denton is an artist, designer and calligrapher who is passionate about all types of art. Learn more about how Katie got into calligraphy, how music and nature inspire her and how her OttLite lamps help her get creative. How long have you been an artist?  I was always doodling as a kid. Every time we went places I’d be constantly be asking my mom for a pen and paper out of her purse. When I’d go to my grandma’s she would give me ideas of things to [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires



Apr
04
2017

DIY Glass Etching

Posted by Marcea
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 Glass etching is an art form that removes small pieces of glass and gives the impression left the look of frosted glass.  It's a great way to put a logo or design on a glass to help set it apart. You can even etch a mirror to help spice up your home decor.  MaterialsDrinking glassesStencils Etching CreamFoam BrushesRubbing Alcohol InstructionsClean the area of the drinking glass that you’re putting the stencil on with rubbing alcohol.  Let dry.  Apply your stencil to the glass and then use a [Read More...]

Tags: OttLite; glass etching; glass art; stencils;
Categories: DIY Crafts



Feb
07
2017

What Inspires Ashleigh Kiser - YouTube Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Sewrella.com)Ashleigh Kiser taught herself how to crochet through YouTube videos after deciding she needed a creative hobby to help her deal with health issues. Once her son was born she decided that having a blog to share her love of crochet would be a good outlet.  Learn more about Ashleigh, how crocheting is therapeutic for her and how her OttLite lamps help shine a light on her latest projects.How long have you been crocheting?  I started crocheting about 2 ½ years ago [Read More...]

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Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Jan
11
2017

DIY Pallet Painting Party

Posted by Marcea
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Pallet painting parties are a fun way to spend time with friends and make some DIY home decorations.  Some of us from the OttLite team had our own pallet party and wanted to show you how simple it is. MaterialsPalletBase paint for pallet  Paint for lettering Vinyl or laminate for a stencil Painting spongePaintbrush or foam brush Painters tape (optional) Mod Podge (optional)  InstructionsPick a pallet that you’d like to use and stain it to create a base for your sign. Let the base dry. Decide [Read More...]

Tags: DIY Home Decor painting Pallet Painting
Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



Jan
04
2017

5 Tips To A Healthier You

Posted by Marcea
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A New Year means new resolutions. Making changes doesn’t have to be hard – there are lots of little things you can do to make your life healthier. Here are five tips to get you started: Organize Your SpaceAccording to Shape Magazine making your home and office space neater can reduce stress, improve relationships and help with productivity.Get started with an organizer lamp such as the Craft Space Organizer, 13w Craft Organizer or the LED Desk Space Organizer to help get your office or work [Read More...]

Tags: health Health and Wellness New Years Resolutions Wellness
Categories: Health and Wellness



Dec
07
2016

Last Minute Holiday Ideas

Posted by Marcea
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December is a hectic time of year. With all of the events, eating, family get-togethers and office parties it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Don't worry - we’ve gathered together some easy holiday ideas to make you shine without taking too much time or breaking the bank!    Bottle Cap WreathCraft Gossip took the unique bottle caps from our friends at Forbidden Root andmade a project that’s perfect for the holidays. Use this upcycling idea to create a wreath that can be used for an advent [Read More...]




Nov
28
2016

New - Wake Up Your Way Light & Alarm Clock!

Posted by Marcea
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Sleep – something we need but not often something we always get enough of. According to the National Institutes of Health, getting enough sleep is imperative to brain function, physical health and your overall emotional well-being. Help yourself fall asleep peacefully and wake up gradually with the OttLite Wake Up Your Way Light & Alarm Clock!  Ready To Greet The DaySet your Wake Up Your Way profile so you can wake up to 6 nature sounds (birds, running water, chimes, harp, waves [Read More...]

Categories: Health and Wellness



Nov
17
2016

Thanksgiving Embroidery & Appliqué Hoop

Posted by Marcea
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When we did our What Inspires interview for this month with Beverly McCullough, we spoke to her about her love of embroidery.  Beverly generously offered to create a Thanksgiving embroidery pattern just for OttLite and we thought it would make a great craft!  Beverly has made a corresponding pattern that she posted on her blog Flamingo Toes so be sure to check it out. Materials 7” wood embroidery hoop 10” x 10” fabric for background Felt or fabric for the pieces of the turkey [Read More...]

Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts Holiday Crafts



Nov
04
2016

What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

Posted by Marcea
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(Photos courtesy of FlamingoToes.com) A former graphic and web designer, Beverly McCullough enjoys a wide variety of crafts including home décor, embroidery, crochet and sewing.  Taking all those loves, Beverly created the blog Flamingo Toes which she says she wants to “be a FUN place”.  Learn more about Beverly, her love of antiques and how OttLite lamps help her see while she's working.  How did you get started crafting? I started when I was little. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes.  It was [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crochet Embroidery Flamingo Toes OttLite sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts


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