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Handmade Hangout Party #204

Another Thursday afternoon means another Handmade Hangout Party!! YAY!! 



Link up and share your ideas below! 
Be sure to stop by your favorites and give them some love too! 🙂 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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The Handmade Hangout #109

Are you ready to party!? 
Let’s do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

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3. Have fun!!

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #106

Are you ready to party?
It’s time to show off those great ideas you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #101

Let’s Party!
It’s time to show off those great ideas you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #95

Let’s PARTY!!  
It’s time to show off those great ideas you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison

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Hello Sign- How to Make a Sign Without a Cutting Machine

It is the end of March and that means it is time for another “Craft with Me” Project post. 
 I have a project today that is perfect for those of you that have wanted to make a fun sign but you don’t own a cutting machine.
No cutting machine? No problem! Learn how to make a sign without a cutting machine. It is so easy!
It is easy and as long as you have a computer and printer, you are golden! 
Here is how you can make a sign for yourself.
Supplies: 
-Computer
-Printer
-Wood Plaque or old piece of wood
-Graphite Pencil
-Paint Pens
-Dimensional Magic (Optional)

To start, decide what you will be using for your sign. You can buy a new wood plaque from a craft store or use an old piece of wood, or even new wood. If it is new, paint it out or stain it first. And if it is an old piece, I recommend giving it a light sanding.

On your computer, use a program like Microsoft Word, to type up whatever saying you’d like on your sign in whatever font that you like.
I wanted to make a sign to place by our front door so I typed up hello and welcome to decide what I liked better.
 Print it off to the size that best fits your project.
On the back side of the paper, using a graphite pencil, color the entire area behind the words you are going to use for your sign.
I would occasionally hold it up to the light every so often to make sure that it was fully colored behind the words.
 Place the paper on the wood where you want the words and then trace the word(s).
Once complete, you should be left with the word on the wood.
Then it is time to color it in. Use paint pens or if you are really good, acrylic paint and a brush, to outline and fill in the words.
Completely fill in the words and you can adjust the letters a little here and there if need be.
I decided to add a few highlights with gold and silver paint pens as well but this is optional.
I decided that the word looked a little flat so I added some dimensional accents to it.
I have this brand but Mod Podge also makes the same stuff.
It goes on foggy but it will dry clear and be slightly raised.
Since I created my sign on an old board we had, I thought I would add a little something extra by adding some ribbon to one end. No need to do this if you don’t want but you could always add an embellishment of some sort to your sign if you’d like. 
And the sign is complete. 
See, that was easy wasn’t it!? 
For now it is propped up the shelf we just build by the front door this weekend. 
The shelf will get painted out and I am not sure if I will keep it on the shelf or hang it on the wall but it will live in this little corner some where. 
No cutting machine? No problem! Learn how to make a sign without a cutting machine. It is so easy!
I hope you make a few signs for yourself!! 
Link up your creations to the linky party below.

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #92

Let’s PARTY!!  
It’s time to show off those great ideas you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #90

Are you ready to party?! 
Let’s do it! 
It’s time to show off those great ideas you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison

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Rainbow Painted Mason Jars- February Craft with Me

It’s time for February’s “Craft with Me” project. 
I have a fun craft for you today that is great for St. Patrick’s Day but you can change up any of the colors and use them all the time. 
Rainbow Painted Mason Jars- perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Find out more at A Glimpse Inside.
Disclaimer: I know the yellow and orange jars are out of order. I kept saying ROYGBIV in my head while doing this project but for some reason I put them this way the entire time! OOPS!! 
By the time I realized it was wrong, I was editing the pictures and the flowers were dead/dying. 
ANYWAYS, here is how you make them.
Supplies:
-Acrylic Paint (Rainbow colors or whatever color you want.)
-Brushes
-Mason Jars, any size
-Spray Paint Primer or Chalk Paint
-File Sander

 Begin by priming your jars. Trust me, you want to prime them! I tried without and the layers just don’t stay on well. 
You can either use spray paint primer or chalk paint. I tried both and both worked great. 
If you are doing light colors, stick with white primer. If you are using dark colors, I recommend using a gray primer so you won’t have to do so many layers. 
I found the best way to paint the jars was to stick my hand inside and paint around the jar. 
If your hand doesn’t fit inside, flip the jar upside down and paint from the bottom up. Once you get near the top, flip it back over to finish painting including the top rim.
Here are the jars after the first coat with a white base.
As you can see, the white shines through quite a bit.
Jars after the second coat.
Be sure to let the first coat dry a few hours before recoating.
And the final, third coat.
Now let dry overnight before messing with them again.
 After letting the jars dry overnight, you can now distress them. 
If you don’t want to distress them, then you are done, but if you do then you need one of these file sanders.
File over the words or even on the jar itself where you would like to take the paint off.
I sanded the word “Ball,” the ridges on the rim, and then “made in usa” at the bottom.
Sand as much or as little as you like. 
Paint mason jars to decorate with during holidays or to match your decor. Find out more at A Glimpse Inside.
And they are done! 
Fill them with the same color roses or other flowers and you have a beautiful display.
Paint mason jars to decorate with for holidays or match your decor. Find out more at A Glimpse Inside.
And even though I put them in the wrong order, they sure are fun and colorful for St. Patrick’s Day.
Paint mason jars to match your decor or decorate with during holidays. Find out more at A Glimpse Inside.
Not wanting to do the rainbow jars? 
I made these to match the decor in our living and dining room using chalk paint so paint your jars any way you want! 
Now it is time to share the jars that you create! 
Link up your projects below. 
Don’t have a blog? No worries! Just load your picture on FB or Instagram and you can still share the link for all to see! 🙂 

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Handmade Hangout Party #87

Are you ready to party?! Let’s do it!
Show us what you’ve been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

 photo handmade hangout- small logo AGI 3_zpscbsuugus.jpg

3. Have fun!!

allison