Nautical Embellished Picture Frame

 

Nautical Embellished Picture Frame | View From The Fridge for My Crafty Spot

Yay!  It’s May which just so happens to be my all time favorite month of the year!  For several reasons I love this month, but one of them is that it means summer, boating, lakes, and warmer weather are just around the corner (I’m up here in Minnesota and we can have some brutal winters).

To celebrate the fact that boating season will soon be upon us, today I’m sharing a quick and easy way to take a regular picture frame and add some nautical, summer inspired flair to it.

Simple, cute … and so easy!  Adds a little interest to a plain frame, huh?

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Easy DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

 

Easy DIY St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Yep.  I know.  We just got through Valentine’s Day and now I’m bombarding you with St. Patrick’s Day decor!  Well … I’m sorry.  I can’t help it.  So humor me here …

It’s Katie from View From The Fridge and if you’re looking for some fresh door decor for the next month (yep … exactly one month ’til St. Paddy’s), I’ve got a quick and easy tutorial for you today:

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You Complete Me {LOVE} Mugs

You Complete Me Love Mugs

Hello everyone!  I’m thrilled to be here today to share my latest project … a set of ‘you complete me’ LOVE mugs.  This set would be a great gift for someone special OR for that special couple.  With Valentine’s Day and wedding season just around the corner … you may just want to make a couple sets!

I love a good homemade gift … and I love a good thrift store find.  This project just happens to involve both!  When I spotted these white Crate and Barrel mugs at Goodwill the other week, I knew I would find a way to put them to good use!    At $0.99, I really couldn’t go wrong … right?!?!

You Complete Me Love Mugs

LOVE THIS COMBO … CRATE AND BARREL WITH GOODWILL $0.99 STICKERS ON TOP!

If your Goodwill doesn’t happen to have these beauties, Ikea and Target are also great sources of inexpensive plain white mugs.  Besides the mugs, you’ll need:

  • Adhesive letter stencils.  You could use a variety of stencils here (purchased letter stencils, stencils made with a Silhouette or Cricut and adhesive vinyl, etc).  I ended up using letter stickers from Target (sold in the poster aisle).  Instead of using the letters themselves (as I’m sure most people use these for, I used the outsides to form the stencil).
  • Embossing powder in two colors
  • White / clear stamp pad
  • Heat gun
You complete me LOVE MUGS

SUPPLIES

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Patriotic Paper Straw Picture Frame

I hope you had a great weekend, and a wonderful day celebrating those special guys in your life yesterday!  It’s Katie from View From The Fridge, and today I’ve got a quick and easy craft … that also happens to be perfect for the Fourth of July!

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft.  Great for kids, too!

I have a bit of a paper straw obsession.  There are just so many cute patterns and colors, I just can’t resist buying them.  Well … I’ve found a new use for some of the straws in my stash!  Since it’s the Fourth of July coming up soon, I decided to go with a red, white, and blue patriotic theme, and create a fun DIY picture frame:

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