How to Makeover a $1 vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples

Posted in CREATE WITH ME, OUTSIDE
on June 6, 2017

A simple dollar store craft that takes a $1 vase from plain to wow with painted pineapples! Perfect for your summer home decor.

Dollar Store Craft: Summery Candle Holder with Pineapples

Yay! Yes, it’s the first Tuesday of June –  by the way, what?! how?! – which means it’s Create With Me time!

Our task for June was to show you our favorite dollar store DIYs and crafts! My take on the challenge: a candle holder makeover with pops of pretty pineapples, perfect for summer. …And, suddenly it’s as if I’m a star in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Pretty Marvelous.

Be sure to read to the end of this post for more dollar store ideas and fun and of course, to place your vote for next month’s challenge!

You may remember back at Christmas when I created these monogrammed wine glasses using a method similar to the one below. I loved these glasses SO much and couldn’t wait to try the application again!

How to Makeover a $1 Vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples

 

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1.  All-purpose acrylic craft paint worked fine for this candle holder but if your project will use drinking glasses or other glass items that will often be washed use a water-based paint specially formulated for glass painting. When cured, it is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

You will need:

 

PREPARE GLASS SURFACE

2.  Wash your glassware in warm, soapy water to remove dirt, dust, and grease. When dry, use a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and wipe the outside of the glass to remove any residual soap film. Set aside and air dry for 10 – 15 minutes.

APPLY STENCIL OR PATTERN

3. My vase was all about whimsy, so I arranged my pineapple stencils in an irregular pattern, almost like polka dots. If you’re using a purchased stencil, cut out each pineapple from the stencils and apply them to the glass using a spray adhesive, arranging them until you’re happy with the pattern.

ADD PAINT

4. To paint, dip your brush into the paint and move the paint over the stencil. Add more paint as needed. Use two coats of each color – Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Lemon Zest to the fruit and Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Green Beret to the stem of the pineapple stencil.

LET DRY

5. You can dry your piece using one of the two methods: Air dry or oven dry. To air dry, allow the piece to dry for 21 days. Ain’t nobody got time for that! To speed up the process, place your glassware on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. Set the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off; let the glass cool completely in the oven before removing. Important: Glass must heat and cool gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Be safe! 

CARE OF GLASS

6. Washing your item by hand in warm, soapy water, will prevent fading and ensure you can enjoy your painted glassware for years to come!

 

This little pineapple candle holder will be purely paradisiac on my deck table. Seeing it perks me right up – particularly on practically plain days, and puts a prompt smile on my face! #seewhatididthere

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More Dollar Store Makeovers

Huge thanks to Samantha from Little Bits of Home for putting together this fun challenge! Be sure to check out the other ideas for this month but before you go, be sure to vote for July!

Supply Photos via Amazon.com

If you can’t see the survey, CLICK HERE!

Tribal Painted Phone Case via Two Purple Couches

DIY Etched Glass Beer Mugs via My Life from Home

Watercolor Labels via Little Bits of Home

Vase with Pops of Pretty Pineapples via Knock it Off Kim

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter via Making Joy and Pretty Things

DIY Copper Planter via A Purdy Little House

DIY Fourth of July Art via Our Crafty Mom

Industrial Bin via North Country Nest

 

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The Ultimate Fun and Quirky Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted in HOLIDAYS
on June 3, 2017

Are you on the lookout for a fun and unique gift for the beloved fathers in your life? This fun and funky Father’s Day Gift Guide has ideas for everyone on your list at every price point! 

 

Hi! Does anyone else feel like this week flew by? With Memorial Day behind us and only one more birthday left to celebrate, it’s time to turn my attention to Father’s Day – the last gift-giving event in our home until October! Good thing because I’ve developed a nasty cramp in my check-signing hand over the past few months – birthday season is crazy around here!

I have a few ideas in the works for personalized and DIY gifts for my beloved husband, but I like to research before making any decisions.  While scouring the web for ideas I came across a slew of fun gifts, all slightly quirky, just like he is.

You won’t find the BB gun that he apparently needs to defend us against the squirrels in the neighborhood and the dreaded tin cans.

But.

Every other item listed resonates with our family personally, in one way or another. And, when I showed said-beloved the list, he assured me that nothing on the list screams “my wife thinks this is cute, but, in truth, it’s lame.” Yes, ladies, that’s a thing – or so I’ve heard.

I thought maybe some of you might be on the search for fun and quirky gifts, perfect for your favorite father or husband, and not wife-cute and thought I’d share my finds. I’ve provided a printable copy of the list, with sources, to my subscribers. If you’d like a copy, subscribe here!

Here it is – My Ultimate Fun and Quirky Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Ultimate Quirky and Fun Fathers Day gift Ideas 1-51. Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree t-shirt and onesie | 2. Fruit Loops Air Freshener | 3. Darth Vader Book Set | 4. Soap on a Rope | 5. Charging Dock |

 

6. Crazy socks | 7. Voice Wave Art | 8. Golf Mug |9. Good Looking Babies Card | 10. Man Snacks Jar |

11. Hooked on Daddy Keychain | 12. Best Dad Ever Pillow | 13. Deleted Email Card | 14. Nintendo Controller Keychain | 15. Money Clip |

 

 

 

16. Tape Measure | 17. Dad can’t fix stupid t-shirt | 18. Shack up with Mom Card | 19. Some Heros wear Capes Keychain | 20. Pocket Poker Set |

 

21. Tie Clip | 22. Thanks, Dad Card | 23. The Walking Dad T-shirt | 24. My list of things I was right about Journal |

 

25. Barrel Aged Whiskey Kit |  26. Turntable | 27. Darth Vader Mug | 28. Great Again Card |

So, I will not be gifting my beloved a BB gun, and we’ll all remain defenseless against the neighborhood squirrels for yet another year. Wish us luck.

Luckily, more than a few things on this list tugged at his heart, and I’ve already decided what will be in my shopping cart. I hope you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for the beloved father in your life, too. Oh, and beware of the squirrels!

Don’t forget to grab your handy gift guide! You can get it here by subscribing to Knock it Off Kim!

 

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Saturday Showcase {May}

Posted in SATURDAY SHOWCASE
on May 27, 2017

It’s time for the May edition of the  Saturday Showcase – a once a month stop for all things home decor, crafts, DIY, and recipe inspiration from some of your (and my) favorite bloggers.

 

May was a busy, busy month for all of us, what with the end of the One Room Challenge and in our home, three (?!) birthdays, with subsequent parties that I still haven’t even had time to recover from not alone blog about!  Busy months, however, mean lots and lots of inspiration for you. Scroll down for just a sample of all that we shared this month!

Note: Please pin from the original sources.

Inspiration // Green with Decor

How to paint a table with a lot of detailed trim

7 beautiful blue paint colors to get a coastal look in the bathroom

Inspiration // Two Purple Couches

10 Must-See Spots in Kauai

12 DIY Planter Ideas

Inspiration // My Life from Home

Pretty Green Table with Amy Howard

Reveal of a Functional and Stylish Home Office

Inspiration // Love and Renovations

Transforming a Rusty Old Bar Cart

Painting the Workshop

 

Inspiration // The Honeycomb Home

Installing Vinyl Flooring

Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Inspiration // Uncookie Cutter

Concrete Table 

What Your DIY Mom Wants for Mother’s Day

 

Inspiration // Knock it Off Kim

 

Inexpensive Foyer Make-over

How to Set a Table Right Out of Broadway’s South Pacific

 

As productive as May has been, I’m happy to see June right on it’s heels.. summer is nearly here! Happy Memorial Day!

 

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