Thursday, January 31, 2013

Leather Masks in the February issue of Gambit's Cue Publication

I'm excited to say that my leather masks are shown in the February issue of Gambit's Cue Publication! 
Check out the publication at this LINK or look at my previous posting at this LINK if you would like to make your own!

Check out my Facebook page if you are interested in more of my designs or if you would like to purchase a mask.

Easy DIY Super Bowl Football Field Table Runner

 This DIY Super Bowl table runner is made of turf carpet that I bought at Home Depot. I like using the turf as a table runner because it only cost $3ish and I have no problem throwing it out if food gets on it. You can also use the same instructions and idea and make anything from a Super Bowl rug to even a Super Bowl door mat.

What you will need:

  • Indoor/Outdoor turf
  • White tape
  • Scissors

I wanted to make a smaller table runner, so I only needed 1 1/2' of the turf. The turf at Home Depot comes on a 6' roll, so that was perfect for what I was making. If you want a larger piece, you can buy the same product at Lowes, where is comes on a 12' roll. Always be friendly to whoever helps you out, the lady only charged me for a foot.

Lay your 6' x 1 1/2' piece of turf out and tape the edges so that the rug doesn't unravel. 

Now you can start taping down decorative lines so that your table runner looks like a football field. You can look at an online photo and get really detailed for this part. You can ever add numbers and end zones. I wanted a simple design so I just randomly taped lines. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

DIY Mardi Gras Picture Frame

This is an easy way to decorate for Mardi Gras. Frame your favorite and craziest picture from last year! Follow the instructions below to make your own Mardi Gras frame.

What you will need:
  • An old frame
  • Mardi Gras beads (if you live in New Orleans, you will probably have a bag full somewhere in your home)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors 


Start from the bottom corner and glue down a row of beads. Make sure this first row is as straight as possible.

Now you can start building up. Just keep going.

Alternate colors to bring interest. Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold. 

This frame was shown as a DIY on Fox 8 Morning news! Enjoy

DIY Puffy Paint Table Runner

If you haven't  heard yet, the color of the year is emerald green. But just because there is a new popular color every year, does not mean that you have to change out all of you existing decor. One way you can incorporate emerald green pops in your home is by making your own DIY table runner out of a painter's drop cloth. Follow the instructions below to make your own.

What you will need:

  • Painter's drop cloth
  • Puffy fabric paint
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors

Wash, dry and iron the drop cloth you will be using. Decide on what size of a table runner you would like to make. The standard width is 10, 12 or 15 inches and the standard length is 54, 72, 90, 108 or 120 inches. After you decided on the size, cut out your shape with an extra 1/2 inch on all sides for hemming.

Hem the edges of the painter's cloth to prevent fraying. 

This is what the back side will look like.

Now you can start to paint. I didn't have a plan, I just started to create random patterns. 

 The tajeen dish (an arabic serving dish) above was my inspiration for the designs.  

Let the paint dry over night. You can start using and washing your table runner after 72 hours. Enjoy!