DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

washi tape switchplate DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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Building an Art Collection on a Budget

buildanartcollection Building an Art Collection on a Budget

Herbert Vogel, who passed away last year at the age of 89, was a retired postal clerk from New York. To all intents, along with his librarian wife Dorothy, Herbert lived a normal life. However, together, they were one of the most fascinating and unassuming art collectors the world has ever known.

From the early sixties onwards, they brought together over 4,700 works of art, which they stored in their humble one-bedroom apartment. It was a passionate endeavour, one that they managed to enjoy on their modest incomes.

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Getting Organized with ClosetMaid

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I am a bit of a messy person.  I may or may not have mentioned this before, I really can’t remember.  Anyway, my mess issues are three or four-fold.  I’m a bit of a packrat, you see.  I can’t bear to throw anything away, always believing that it’s going to be the perfect item I need for some project.  Well, that’s not totally true.  I throw lots of stuff away, but if I deem it has value, it has to stay FOREVER

I am always in the midst of a project – or ten – and I have half projects sitting all over.  I tend to do projects assembly line rather than one from start to finish.  Since it’s a beautiful day I might as well paint everything I ever thought about making all at once.  Or I might was well glue everything since I have it out. 

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How To Make a Lacy Glitter Picture Frame

lacyglitterframe How To Make a Lacy Glitter Picture Frame

 

I’m always looking for DIY or craft projects that pack a lot of bang for their buck.  I do this for a few reasons.  While I like pretty things and cute projects, if I’m going to put my time, money, and effort into a project, I want it to be useful and memorable.  I want someone to say “you MADE that?!?!”  rather than “oh, yeah, she made that. *rolls eyes*”

I think that this lacy frame fits the bill.  This is a great gift for the engaged couple, goes fabulously in a shabby chic environment, and, depending upon the colors and pattern you used, could really fit into any décor.

Materials Needed

Frame – I used an unfinished wood frame from Joann’s. 
Glitter – I used Azurite from Martha Stewart Crafts
Lace fabric – I bought ¼ yard and used just a small piece of it.
Paint – I used spray paint.  You can easily use acrylic paint.
Spray Adhesive
Spray Sealer

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How To Make A Glitter Switch Plate – A Tutorial

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I love all things that are sparkly or glittery.  I’m not sure why, but glitter and sparkle just calls to me like a beacon.  When I saw a switch plate that had rows of crystals on it, I thought to myself  “Couldn’t you do that with glitter?” 

You will need:

Switch plate
Glitter
Mod Podge or other clear drying glue
Spray Sealer.  I used Krylon Triple Thick Clear. 

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Fun Hallmark Halloween Decor

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, if not my very favorite.  I love seeing all the kids dressed up in their adorable costumes.  They’re so thrilled to be all dressed up.  The local stores are filled with candy.   Mmmm….candy. And have you seen   all the decorations that people put up?  I mean, it’s almost as good as Christmas! 

Have you seen the Hallmark Halloween decorations this year?  Hallmark has really come through!  Granted, they always seem to have awesomely fun items for every season, but these Hallmark Halloween decorations really take the cake. 

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Hallmark Halloween Decorations Giveaway – US

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Welcome to the "Have a Spooktacular Halloween" Giveaway Hop! Brought to you by Super Events Media & Social Marketing Mom! This event runs through  October 24th. All of the participating blogs have fun fall related prizes with a value over $25! This super cool giveaway hop is hosted by Full Price? Never! & MyCraftyLife!

 

Here at How Was Your Day?, we have partnered with Hallmark to provide a super awesome pack of really fun Halloween decorations.  This super fun pack includes an animated My Pet Ghost in a Jar, a Giant Witch Greeting Card that can double as decor, and a Witch's Hat Door Decor.  This super duper pack of Halloween Decorations Goodness has a value of about $40! 

Look for my full review coming soon! 

Enter in the rafflecopter after the jump!

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