Crafting in the Rain

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Craft Month Giveaway

I've been talking about it all month, and now it's here! Thanks to some amazing sponsors, we are bringing you these fun craft supplies and 2 winners will get to play with these fun prizes.

Winner 1: DecoArt metallic paint set, FloraCraft goodie bag, Duck Tape, Starbucks gift card.

Winner 2: Royal Design Studio Stencils gift card, American Crafts goodie bag, Duck Tape, Starbucks gift card.

Ok, so here's the Rafflecopter form you'll use to enter. You'll see there are tons of entries you can earn--be sure to click the link in each entry and make sure you're following before you click the "enter" button. 

Good luck everyone!

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Giveaway runs 3/28/15 - midnight 4/4/2015. Open to US residents 18 and older. Giveaway not affiliated with Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Craft Month A-Z Week 4

We did it you guys, another full alphabet of ideas to fill up National Craft Month! You will love what everyone came up with for the last few letters. Be sure to follow the links below to get the details and tell them what a great job they did!

T is for Tee Shirt  ||  Mabey She Made It
U is for is for Upcycled Basket  ||  Tried and True 
V is for Vinyl Decorated Sweatpants  ||  Play.Party.Pin
W is for Watercolor Calendar  ||  My Craftily Ever After
X is for is for X-acto Knife-cut Jar Pump  ||  See Vanessa Craft
Y is for Yarn Wrapped Eggs  ||  Cupcakes and Crowbars
Z is for Zinnia Wreath  ||  Up to Date Interiors

Now, if you're feeling a bit of a letdown because the series is over, I do have some good news for you. There's a giveaway starting tomorrow that will include some great supplies to get your own projects started. It's my way of saying thanks for reading!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Flower Stencil Pillow

{How to Stencil a Pillow}
Thank you Royal Design Stencils for sending some supplies for this stenciled pillow! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I loved working on this pillow because my daughter and I got to do it together! She has some colors picked out that she'd like to use to decorate her room, and one of those is purple. So we picked this really pretty, Lilac Creme Paint from Royal Design Studio, and the Deco Flower Stencil.

 It was so easy too. My daughter did almost all of it by herself, and it took us 1 hour start to finish.

The pillow and pillow cover came from IKEA. We went with black because the paint contrasts great on it. You could get the same one, a different one, or make your own. This was definitely the easiest (and pretty cheap too) way to go.

Center the stencil on the pillow cover.  We positioned it so the cover zipper was on the bottom. Emily had the great idea of taping down the corners so it didn't shift. I was ready to just start attacking it with the paint, but of course she was right to tape it down first!

Next you'll need a paper plate so you can load the 1" stencil brush with paint properly. The stencil comes with great instructions on how to do this. But basically you want to get some paint on your brush, then tap it up and down a few times on the plate to spread it evenly through the bristles, and then tap once on a paper towel so there's not too much paint. If there's too much paint on the brush it can bleed under the stencil.

Then the paint the areas inside the stencil. We had to hold it down in a few places so it wouldn't lift up as we were painting. Like I said, it took about an hour to cover the whole stencil and then it was time to remove the tape and lift it up. When the paint is completely dry, put the actual pillow inside the cover.

Look how great it turned out! I love that Emily did so much work on it, and she's so proud of it sitting in her room now. Even if it takes us a while to finish the rest of the decorating she wants, at least we got started!

Do you like this look? As part of my Craft Month, A-Z series, there's a giveaway coming up in a few days that Royal Design Studios is helping out with, so be on the look out for that.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

5 Things You Should Steam Clean in Your New House

This post with steam cleaning tips is brought to you by HomeRight and their SteamMachine. All opinions are my own.

You guys know I've been busy working in our new house the last few weeks. There's unpacking, cleaning, organizing, and thinking about how to decorate. Even though the house is only 12 years old and the previous owners were pretty gentle on it, there were some things I definitely wanted to clean well after we moved in.

Paper Bag Easter Banner

{Easy Easter Banner}

Gemia from Phat Quarters Blog invited me to do a tutorial swap with her. So we each picked something from each other's blog to recreate. Fun, right? I tied it right in with my monthly craft group and made an Easter banner.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Flower Power Rice Krispies Treats

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias

The other day I rolled into the gas station with "0 miles to empty" showing on my info screen. I was honestly afraid I wasn't going to make it! But luckily I did. At that moment I realized that I'd been virtually running on empty for the last couple of weeks myself. I definitely needed a little feel-good treat to perk up the rest of my afternoon.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Craft Month A-Z Week 3

March is flying by and we're already at Week 3 for Craft Month A-Z. I really hope you've been enjoying all these posts. I know I've loved seeing everyone's creativity!

N is for Number Stamped Coasters by Organize and Decorate Everything
O is for Ombre Paint Chip Paint Art by Organized Island
P is for Polka Dot Wood Sign by Shaken Together
Q is for Quiver of Arrows Printable by Liz on Call
R is for Rainy Day Spending Fund by Over the Big Moon
S is for SupHERB Spring Gift by Stuffed Suitcase

Be sure to go visit everyone and tell them what you love about their projects!

Click here for Week 1, Week 2, and Craft Month 2014