Plywood bought from Michael's (desired size). Paint the front whatever color you want. Once it's dry use a paint pen or paint to write a by annette
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annette Plywood bought from Michael's (desired size). Paint the front whatever color you want. Once it's dry use a paint pen or paint to write a
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Plywood bought from Michael's (desired size). Paint the front whatever color you want. Once it's dry use a paint pen or paint to write a by denojo69
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denojo69 Plywood bought from Michael's (desired size). Paint the front whatever color you want. Once it's dry use a paint pen or paint to write a
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Use Sharpie markers and write whatever you want! by ilyssa.morgan.3
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ilyssa.morgan.3 Use Sharpie markers and write whatever you want!
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Frames are SO expensive, but this is an alternative.  Use floor moldings (come primed, paint whatever color you want), construct them to by meganrenee
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meganrenee Frames are SO expensive, but this is an alternative. Use floor moldings (come primed, paint whatever color you want), construct them to
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Frames are SO expensive, but this is an alternative.  Use floor moldings (come primed, paint whatever color you want), construct them to fit pictures (like Costco's basic poster size).  These frames are 20x24. by annette
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annette Frames are SO expensive, but this is an alternative. Use floor moldings (come primed, paint whatever color you want), construct them to fit pictures (like Costco's basic poster size). These frames are 20x24.
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Good tutorial if you ever want to use a bleach pen to write on clothing. by diane.smith
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diane.smith Good tutorial if you ever want to use a bleach pen to write on clothing.
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This is exactly what I want for my thread- nails in plywood framed with molding and painted whatever color you want. by jones8319
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jones8319 This is exactly what I want for my thread- nails in plywood framed with molding and painted whatever color you want.
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This is a neat idea! You buy regular Elmer's glue at the store and a canvas. And then you make a design with the glue on the canvas and wait for it to dry. Once it's dry, you pick a color that you like and paint over the entire thing! by harriett
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harriett This is a neat idea! You buy regular Elmer's glue at the store and a canvas. And then you make a design with the glue on the canvas and wait for it to dry. Once it's dry, you pick a color that you like and paint over the entire thing!
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glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color by rosanna
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rosanna glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color
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CHANDELIER :: Easy DIY "Fairy Light Ball" :: Made from a couple of plant baskets & Christmas lights! She used zip ties & silver spray paint, but you could use galvanized wire to tie them together & whatever color you want. | #pendantlight #chandelier #lightball #wirebaskets by DonnyBoo
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DonnyBoo CHANDELIER :: Easy DIY "Fairy Light Ball" :: Made from a couple of plant baskets & Christmas lights! She used zip ties & silver spray paint, but you could use galvanized wire to tie them together & whatever color you want. | #pendantlight #chandelier #lightball #wirebaskets
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glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color - by laolsen1203
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laolsen1203 glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color -
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glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color
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Paint pen or oil based sharpie,allow them to dry for at least 24 hours. Once 24 hours has passed place them in a cold oven (this is important! you want them to heat up with the oven). Turn the oven to 400 degrees and set a timer for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes is up, turn the oven off and leave the cups to cool with the oven. Once they’re cool they’re ready to use! by lakisha
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lakisha Paint pen or oil based sharpie,allow them to dry for at least 24 hours. Once 24 hours has passed place them in a cold oven (this is important! you want them to heat up with the oven). Turn the oven to 400 degrees and set a timer for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes is up, turn the oven off and leave the cups to cool with the oven. Once they’re cool they’re ready to use!
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Beautiful finish...chalk paint over gold...........The first color was mixed from Provence and Paris Grey. But in some areas the Provence is left to show a bit more. Then white was dry brushed on. Use a damp cotton rag to rub off some of the paint.  went back and forth with dry brushing white paint, letting it almost dry and then waxing it until the paint began to come off . Then painting again and wiping that off in some places.  With the chalk paint, you want it to set up and be more dry if... by Lay
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Lay Beautiful finish...chalk paint over gold...........The first color was mixed from Provence and Paris Grey. But in some areas the Provence is left to show a bit more. Then white was dry brushed on. Use a damp cotton rag to rub off some of the paint. went back and forth with dry brushing white paint, letting it almost dry and then waxing it until the paint began to come off . Then painting again and wiping that off in some places. With the chalk paint, you want it to set up and be more dry if...
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glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color by diane by rosanna
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rosanna glue gun mason jars--write on the jar using a glue gun, once dry spray paint in your choice of color by diane
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They didn't provide instructions to achieve the end result, so I'll fill in the blanks:   *paint entire canvas (the color  you want the leaves to be)  * place leaves over the canvas and spray paint the desired background color (lighter than 1st color, ideally - they used gold or white, etc)   * Use a line brush to hand paint stems in desired color.   (my best guess) by ddarragh9
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ddarragh9 They didn't provide instructions to achieve the end result, so I'll fill in the blanks: *paint entire canvas (the color you want the leaves to be) * place leaves over the canvas and spray paint the desired background color (lighter than 1st color, ideally - they used gold or white, etc) * Use a line brush to hand paint stems in desired color. (my best guess)
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{Paint your piece of wood the desired color and let dry.  With the pencil, make light marks on the wood, showing where you want to position the knobs.  Screw in the screws, being careful not to screw into the floor or table.  Twist the knobs onto the screws.  Hang your new coat rack where it's needed and fill with your Fall garb!} by Yolybesha
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Yolybesha {Paint your piece of wood the desired color and let dry. With the pencil, make light marks on the wood, showing where you want to position the knobs. Screw in the screws, being careful not to screw into the floor or table. Twist the knobs onto the screws. Hang your new coat rack where it's needed and fill with your Fall garb!}
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Lumber Crayon - While you're hiking home from whatever disaster you are surviving, it's not a bad idea to leave a trail of markings along your trek in case a rescue team is out looking for you.  These crayons write on wet or dry wood, metal, concrete and most other surfaces. by becky
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becky Lumber Crayon - While you're hiking home from whatever disaster you are surviving, it's not a bad idea to leave a trail of markings along your trek in case a rescue team is out looking for you. These crayons write on wet or dry wood, metal, concrete and most other surfaces.
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All you do is buy the picture frames, and use whatever colored paper you would like to make it pretty. Put the glass on it, and then you can write on it with dry-erase markers. by lea
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lea All you do is buy the picture frames, and use whatever colored paper you would like to make it pretty. Put the glass on it, and then you can write on it with dry-erase markers.
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Cheap glasses, rubber bands, and frost spray paint. Place rubber bands how you want, then use Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray paint, waiting 2 min in between coats. Once dry you will want to use a sealer to make it water resistant. You can use Krylon Matte Finish Spray or Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating. by lakisha
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lakisha Cheap glasses, rubber bands, and frost spray paint. Place rubber bands how you want, then use Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray paint, waiting 2 min in between coats. Once dry you will want to use a sealer to make it water resistant. You can use Krylon Matte Finish Spray or Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating.
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Wedding planning tip: Use an invisible ink pen to write guest names on the back of RSVP cards. If you get an RSVP card back with no name, use a black light to see who it's from. No more wondering whose it is! by janell
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janell Wedding planning tip: Use an invisible ink pen to write guest names on the back of RSVP cards. If you get an RSVP card back with no name, use a black light to see who it's from. No more wondering whose it is!
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homemade watercolor paints, they're solid
Combine 3 tablespoons each of the baking soda, cornstarch and vinegar and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the corn syrup/sugar substitute. Allow the fizzing to subside and mix completely. Pour the mixture into whatever you'd like to use to hold your paints. I bought a $2 paint tray at Michaels, but you can also use a plastic egg carton. Add the food coloring to create your desired palette and leave out to harden for three hours. Make sure you add the food coloring relatively quickly; the mixture actually starts to solidify almost right away. by helene
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helene homemade watercolor paints, they're solid Combine 3 tablespoons each of the baking soda, cornstarch and vinegar and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the corn syrup/sugar substitute. Allow the fizzing to subside and mix completely. Pour the mixture into whatever you'd like to use to hold your paints. I bought a $2 paint tray at Michaels, but you can also use a plastic egg carton. Add the food coloring to create your desired palette and leave out to harden for three hours. Make sure you add the food coloring relatively quickly; the mixture actually starts to solidify almost right away.
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darling button ornament  :)

Step 1 - 5" or 3" styrofoam ball
 
Step 2 - paint red (or whatever color you want)
 
Step 3 - fishing by Kayecee
Kayecee
Kayecee darling button ornament :) Step 1 - 5" or 3" styrofoam ball Step 2 - paint red (or whatever color you want) Step 3 - fishing
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Towels in a wine rack... Easy idea.. Buy an older one at a garage sale and spray paint it whatever color you want (metal would be best) by sheree
sheree
sheree Towels in a wine rack... Easy idea.. Buy an older one at a garage sale and spray paint it whatever color you want (metal would be best)
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Painting Tip    Before you write on your newly painted chalkboard surface, season it to keep writing from being "burned" into the surface. Rub a piece of chalk over the entire surface, then clean the board with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Now it's ready to use. by juana
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juana Painting Tip Before you write on your newly painted chalkboard surface, season it to keep writing from being "burned" into the surface. Rub a piece of chalk over the entire surface, then clean the board with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Now it's ready to use.
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hanging planter / room   4" PVC pipe (black or white), cut to whatever size you like, glue on end caps, spray paint with your choice of color (Krylon for plastics), be creative with what to use for hanging - copper tubing could be really fun... hemp cording... chain links... by ghettoflower
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ghettoflower hanging planter / room 4" PVC pipe (black or white), cut to whatever size you like, glue on end caps, spray paint with your choice of color (Krylon for plastics), be creative with what to use for hanging - copper tubing could be really fun... hemp cording... chain links...
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Painting fabric furniture  Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes)  How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need.   And that's it. Easy and cheap! by claudia
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claudia Painting fabric furniture Materials: 1 quart of latex satin paint in the color of your choice (I used Valspar Catwalk) 1 paint brush (3-4") 1 can white spray paint if you want to do the legs 2 large bottles of white school glue water a spray bottle extra fine sand paper furniture nails ( they come in packages of 25 for $1 at Lowes) How to: 1. Clean furniture well of any dust or stains if there are any 2. Spray furniture down with water. You want it to be wet, but not soaked. 3. Mix 1:1 parts water and glue in an old bowl or cup 4. Mix 1:1 parts glue mixture and paint 5. Add in 1/2 the amount of water to the paint/glue mixture to water it down. So you want 2 parts paint mixture to 1 part water. 6. Paint your first coat on the furniture. It will be thin and the fabric will show through. Let dry. 7. Add 2 more coats, allowing each to dry between coats. 8. Once dry, sand with fine sand paper. Barely sand. Do NOT put pressure on it, as to remove the paint. This is what makes the paint soft. It will feel hard as a rock before this step, and then you won't be able to tell it's paint once you're done. 9. Paint the legs and add the furniture nails if you wanted to add them. To space the nails out evenly, I folded a piece of paper to about 1/2" and then taped it to make it stiff and used it as a spacer. LIGHTLY hammer in the nails. It is not necessary to pound them in. They will go in easily. If you pound them, it will dent and scratch the nail heads and will also cause them to go in crooked. Believe me, I threw about 3 away before I realized, a tap is all you need. And that's it. Easy and cheap!
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To get a wood-like look with spray paint, use a dark brown spray paint with a semi-gloss finish. It makes it look kind of like a piece of espresso colored wood. It's a great way to update any piece of old furniture when you don't like the color of the wood but don't want to re-stain it. by paulette
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paulette To get a wood-like look with spray paint, use a dark brown spray paint with a semi-gloss finish. It makes it look kind of like a piece of espresso colored wood. It's a great way to update any piece of old furniture when you don't like the color of the wood but don't want to re-stain it.
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#DiyChristmasGifts -- DIY Sharpie mugs- Buy your mugs from the dollar store, use a sharpie to write whatever you would like and then bake at 350 for 30 minutes and it becomes permanent by Suzzie S
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Suzzie S #DiyChristmasGifts -- DIY Sharpie mugs- Buy your mugs from the dollar store, use a sharpie to write whatever you would like and then bake at 350 for 30 minutes and it becomes permanent
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Just print off any picture you want, then spray paint a piece of wood black, cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila by SusanKl
SusanKl
SusanKl Just print off any picture you want, then spray paint a piece of wood black, cut the picture to match the size of the wood. Using Mod podge coat the wood then lay the picture on top. Once it has dried thoroughly, use sandpaper to rough up the edges, then put a layer of mod podge over the picture. paint some eye hooks and use pretty ribbon as a hanger and voila
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Buy adjustable CTR rings (for CTR class in Primary), soak in nail polish remover 5-10 min. and use a pin to clean out the little groves (it's pretty easy), once it is silver you can leave it or use fingernail polish to change it to your child's favorite color. Carefully wipe off the letters and anywhere else you get nail polish, that you don't want it, with your finger or a tissue. You could even put a coat of sparkles on top. Less than two dollars a ring. by rachelpp
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rachelpp Buy adjustable CTR rings (for CTR class in Primary), soak in nail polish remover 5-10 min. and use a pin to clean out the little groves (it's pretty easy), once it is silver you can leave it or use fingernail polish to change it to your child's favorite color. Carefully wipe off the letters and anywhere else you get nail polish, that you don't want it, with your finger or a tissue. You could even put a coat of sparkles on top. Less than two dollars a ring.
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