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Love Heart Wood Project

Today I have a really easy project to create. It would be a great last-minute Christmas gift. Wood heart!



To begin, simply trace your heart onto a sheet of patterned paper. You could also use another shape or even a plain wood block. Cut the heart out of paper and set aside. Next, you will want to paint your wood heart in a neutral color or coordinating color to your patterned paper. Once the paint is dry, glue the paper to the wood using Mod Podge or craft glue spread very thin. If your glue is too thick, bubbles in the paper will occur. Let dry, pushing out any buckles that the paper gets. Cover the project with a thin layer of Mod Podge if desired.



Now it's time for the fun part! Use your imagination to add ribbons, die cuts, brads, flowers, charms, any embellishment. I have even used the bling from an old broken necklace. The sky is the limit! Depending on the project I am creating, sometimes I decoupage (Mod Podge) the painted and papered wood and don't decoupage the embell…

A Handmade Christmas

So I have yet to start Christmas shopping. Oh, I have a few things I have gotten here and there but overall, zip zilch nada. No shopping yet! I know, terrible, right? And do you know what's worse? I still want to make some handmade gifts. There's still time... I am optimistic.

There must be others out there like me. You know, the I-feel-like-I-can-be-super-woman-but-realistically-I-know-I-can't-be-but-I-really-want-to-try type? With this in mind, I have been scouring the internet, blogs, Pinterest, for easy but fabulous ideas for handmade gifts. (Click on the pics for the source.)

Have you seen all the dollar store mugs/plates projects floating around? You use sharpies to write/draw clever, sentimental, cute things on them and bake for 30 minutes at 150 degrees. I am a little worried about this one, however, since there are many failed project posts floating around also. 


I just love these sweet decorated pebbles! Plus, I have a whole box full of rub-ons that are not being us…

FREE Christmas Carols

I just love Christmas music and have my car radio set to the 24/7 holiday music station all December. It's just so happy, calm and carefree. 

Amazon.com is giving 5 free Christmas downloads every week for 25 days in December. Yay! This week's free songs are now available and include Little Drummer Boy and Angels We Have Heard on High. 

Run over to Amazon.com and gets yours! Merry Christmas!

Monogram Wood Frame Tutorial

So I hope everyone is busy making Christmas presents for those on their lists! Handmade gifts are so thoughtful and full of love. Here at Artsy Chaos, we've been working on some projects including this monogram wood frame. This is a great project because you can customize with whatever papers and paints suit your fancy!



Let's get started! First off, I painted the front and sides of the frame with black acrylic paint. Spray paint would work as well. There is a reasoning behind the madness of painting the frame black first! When we arrive at the distressing stage, the black peeks through the top layer of paint.



After the black base coat dries well, paint the front and sides the color of your choice. I chose grey because it seems to be all the rage these days!



Next is the distressing part. I don't mean distressing as in pain-causing, gosh! Ha! Grab some sand paper or a sturdy nail fine and sand the sides and edges of the frame so that the black paint is exposed. You can certainl…

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Back To School Giveaways

It's about that time again... Back To School!
During the month of August, 5 Minutes for Mom is having a big giveaway event to celebrate. (Or make it easier and not have to fight those crowds!) So hop on over and enter to win some great prizes.
Have fun!

Dyson Giveaway!!

Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event!! Do you need a new vacuum? Maybe you just WANT a new vacuum? You are in luck!! This event took months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa Mom is proud to bring you this fantastic home essential and offer you the chance to win one too! Big thank you to our lovely co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings and GiveAway Bandit.
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Father's Day Giveaway is Here!!!

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Father's Day Grill Giveaway!! Mark Your Calendar!!

It's time to give back to DAD! Sponsored by: Route 249Mom Does ReviewsJackie's Reviews,Mom Blog Society It is open to both US & Canada The giveaway will run May 15th, 12:01 until May 31st 12:01 1 winner will receive their choice of the gas grill or Paypal Cash Value 129.00 $100 Gift Certificate to Omaha Steaks DAD Branding Iron Wood Chip Box and an Injector Kit & 7-Piece BBQ Set with Apron $100 Omaha Steaks Gift Card Sponsored by Mom To Bed By 8 Branding Iron and Wood Chip Box and an Injector Kit Sponsored by Dixie Lands Deals 7-Piece BBQ Set with Apron Sponsored by I Love My Coupon Fans & Coupon Queen That's Saving The Green This Fiesta gas grill is spacious enough to meet your grilling needs. It is suitable for preparing a meal for up to four people. With this grill, you will enjoy cooking your favorite meals outdoors. Fiesta 25,000 BTU 2-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner, Blue:
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Easy Gumball Machines from Clay Pots

For Valentine's Day this year I found so many cute crafts on Pinterest. One that stood out was this cute gumball machine made from clay pots and a glass votive holder. Here is the one that I pinned, but there are many others I have seen. I decided to post a tutorial since you could use different colors of paint and ribbons to make these for Easter, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, etc.




Start with: 

Small clay pot and saucer. I found mine at Hobby Lobby for about $1.50.Round glass votive holder. These I found at Dollar Tree for $1. I also saw some at Hobby Lobby.Dowel finials for the tops. I got these also at Hobby Lobby in a package of 4 for around $1. You could also use drawer pulls.Hot glue gun.Paint. You can also spray with a light clear finishing spray after painting.Ribbons.Candy or small objects to fill the "gumball machine".
Paint the clay pot, saucer, and wooden dowel finial in your choice of paint. Let dry completely. 
Using hot glue gun, assemble the project by …

Winter Blues Giveaway!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is happily trudging along through Winter. I also hope that you can accept my apologies for neglecting my blog as I concentrate on my family and our health issues. Thank you again for the many kind words and sweet thoughts! As a thank you for sticking with me and as a sort of relief from the winter gloom, I'd like to offer a giveaway to my many loyal fans and followers. I know we all have issues to face in our lives whether they be related to the economy, health, or just plain cabin fever! So, please read on to find out about some great prizes (1 lucky winner will get everything!) and enter away...and enjoy a smile, on me!



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