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Colorful Word Art

by Amy Bowerman

Colorful Word Art Tutorial with Mod Podge | Pluckingdaisies.com

Certain words really get my creative mojo going and I’m always inspired by colors.  Combining inspirational words with bright colors is sure to jump-start your creativity just by lookiing at it.  I have this colorful “Create” word art hanging in my studio and it keeps my creativity flowing day after day.  Come along, and I’ll […]

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Cupid’s Arrow Valentines

by Amy Bowerman

Cupid's Arrow Valentines | @PluckingDaisy #ValentinesDay #KidsCraft

I have a super cute Valentine’s Day project to share with you…and I’m really excited about this one! Today I’m sharing how to make a cupid bow and arrow set with a quiver to hold them in.  All the supplies you need to complete this project can be found around the house or at your […]

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Alice in Wonderland Altered Handbag | @PluckingDaisy #ironon #tutorial #upcycle #rit #dye

  Hey there!  I’ve got another fun and easy up-cycling project for you today.  I’m going to show you how to update an old Handbag from the thrift store or the dark depths of your closet with Rit Dye and Transfermations iron-on transfer paper.  This project is easy to do and will have you shopping […]

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Things to make with Alcohol Ink | Pluckingdaisies.com #RangerInk

Hey there!  Do you like creating with Alcohol ink?  I know I do!  It’s easy to use and works on most non-porous surfaces.  Did I mention the colors?  Oh what glorious, vibrant, and magnificent colors!   Adirondack Alcohol Inks are available in 48 colors and 4 Mixatives sure to take your creativity to new heights! […]

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Turn a Phone Book into a Spell Book | Pluckingdaisies.com

Don’t you just love fall?  I love all the changes that occur in this season.  From the colors to cool nights and most importantly anticipating my favorite holiday… Halloween!  I was outside  collecting leaves and branches for a future project when I noticed a bag of phone books by the mail box.  Clearly the people over […]

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Create a Plant Stand from an Old Lamp Pluckingdaisies.com

  My husband brought this awesome lamp home the other day.  A former co-worker had left for a new job and abandoned it.  Once he got it home we discovered WHY it had been  abandoned.  It doesn’t work.  Bummer.  Instead of junking it I put my thinking cap on to figure out a way to […]

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Create Custom Tissue Paper with Packaging Supplies Pluckingdaisies.com #dylusions

I have been on a MAJOR up-cycling kick lately.  I’ve always been a fan of reducing and re-using but as of late I’ve really been on a roll!  DH and I have tried to buckle down and sock some serious money away to buy our dream house.  The two of us have had to make […]

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Turn Shipping Boxes into Gift Boxes - Pluckingdaisies.com

Ah shipping boxes!  There is no shortage of them here at my house.  How about yours?  With the increased popularity of online shopping these cardboard containers seem to accumulate like dust bunnies under a couch!  Especially around the holidays.  I always save shipping boxes and shipping supplies to reuse when I need to ship something.  […]

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Alice in Wonderland Miniature Garden Tea Party

Greetings from Wonderland!  This month at The Altered Alice our theme is Red, White and Blue.  I had a tough time figuring out how to incorporate this theme without being too patriotic. Once again everything fell into place….eventually. The patriotic paper flower arrangement in the back is a golden oldie from my early blogging days.  […]

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Tea Table Tea Pots

Oops!  I’ve done it again!   I’ve gone and altered a wayward item again…when designing for the Altered Alice how can I not?  I’ve been down the rabbit hole all week with nary a moment  to spare.   It’s time to take a deep breath and relax.  Why it seems it’s time for tea…won’t you have a […]

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