How To Turn Cheap Vases Into Mercury Glass

Mercury Glass Complete

In my Owls in Christmas Shawls tablescape post, I promised to share the tutorial for making Mercury glass on the cheap. Normal DIY Mercury glass instructions say to use Krylon™ Looking Glass Paint.  Out here in The Land of Making Do, the nearest Hobby Lobby is 35 miles away.  Who has an extra hour and […]

DIY Pillow from Thrifted Chico’s Jacket

Cutting Pillow

I made this easy pillow from a thrift store treasure – a Chico’s® zip jacket for $3.  Score!  The jacket fabric is a soft cotton knit, similar to a sweatshirt.  The pillow was easy and quick to assemble – with no hand-sewing required.  I love that. The pom-poms are an added bit of whimsy.  Don’t […]

DIY Faux Milk Glass

DIY Faux Milk Glass

Yesterday, when I shared the Tablescape Red, White, and Blue, I talked about the plates, and the ice cream spoons, the thrift shop dessert stemware, the crochet placemats, the center collection, the flowers, all the things that have a little history at our house. I didn’t mention the white vases at each side of the […]