DIY Festive Drink Coasters

When I am setting the table for guests I like to add something fun and unique! I recently found a batch of pastel colored tiles at a local salvage store.  Tiles are the perfect size for a drink coaster, and by adding embellishment from Little Birdie Crafts, they become dazzling.

They are also very quick and easy to personalize and embellish.   Little Birdie has so many cute embellishment packs.  They come with color-coordinated trims and embellishments that were perfect for coordinating with the tiles I found.

What you’ll need:

Step One:

Paint the 3D kraft letter and then remove the sticker back and stick to the tile.

Step Two:

Apply adhesive around the edge of the tile, follow with a sprinkle of sequins.

 

Let the adhesive dry and your tile coaster is ready to use. You now have a thoughtful handcrafted drink coaster that your guest can also take home after dinner!  This is super simple and lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out Little Birdie for other fun embellishments, a great range of paint colors, stickers and ribbons.  Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie

 

 

 

5 Fun ways to use DIY Halloween Embellishments

How awesome is Halloween! I just love this time of year and all that spooks!

These chipboard embellishments from Little Birdie Crafts are my new favorite embellishments for Halloween.  They are so versatile, I’m giving you five fun ways to use them once we have added a little Halloween glam!

Here are a few simple steps for adding a little sparkle and shine to these super cute (scary!) Halloween chipboard embellishments.

What you will need:

Tools:

  • Glue (Craft Store)
  • Paint (Craft Store)
  • Paintbrush (Craft Store)
  • Glitter Tray (Craft Store)
  • Tweezers (Craft Store)

 

Step 1. Paint chipboard with black paint and let dry.

Step 2. Add craft glue using a brush (this controls the area you want to add glitter too).   Then shake the orange shimmer onto the glue.

Step 2a.  Use glue with a dropper and add glue to the “eye” spots, wings or spider body of the chipboard embellishments. Then using tweezers add the sparkling dotties.

Step 3. Shake off all excess shimmer and dotties.  Use a glitter tray to catch the excess, then you can pour the unused shimmer and dotties back into the bottles.

Step 4. Now it’s time to stick them to all the things! They come with a foam back sticker already on them so are super easy to apply.  I added them to Straws, Photo frames, Gift Tags, Clips,  and Chalkboard Labels

 

That is it! Look how super easy this is and so super cute!!!!

Check out Little Birdie for other fun embellishments, a great range of paint colors, stickers and ribbons.  Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie

DIY Fresh and Feminine Painters Toolbox

I recently moved to Portland and am lucky enough to have my own studio.  The first thing I did after unpacking was give it a fresh and fun coat of paint!  I’ve totally fallen for a yellow, aqua and pink palette. It has a 70’s California summer vibe that I love; and naturally, I couldn’t resist making matching storage and accessories!

I picked up a plain wood tool box and used paint, ribbon, and flowers in matching colors to create a fresh and feminine custom paint holder.   It’s a fun project you can get really get creative with, especially with so many beautiful Little Birdie Crafts supplies available to choose from.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Tools

  • Paint brushes (Craft Store)
  • Craft Glue (Craft Store)
  • Frog tape (Home Depot)

This tool box is great for storing paints and paint brushes as well as carrying them to and from your work station.  I think my little girl plans to steal it as soon as I am not looking!

Step 1: Paint the tool box

I used Frog tape to mark off a geometric shape on the sides; painting the white first, the taping of the white to paint the yellow.  Then I painted the ends yellow and the rest of the main body white.

Step 2: Add the embellishments

a) Apply glue to the strips of ribbon and press them onto the toolbox edges or across the side panels

b) Strip the flowers off the wire stems

c) Apply glue to the flowers and press onto the top part of the box, extend slightly onto the handle bar

Step 3: Attach the glitter letters

These are a simple peel and stick, use a ruler to keep them in a straight line as you apply them

Step 4: Fill your box with paints and paint brushes

 

Product Tip: The beauty of chalk paint is that you can get different effects by using sandpaper on the chalk paint.  For more of a vintage or distressed look, the chalk paints can be sandpapered easily to give you this look and feel.

Check out Little Birdie for other fun additions to your tool box, a great range of paint colors, stickers or ribbons to attach it. Can’t wait to see what you make!

Natalie