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Cork Wine Glass Charms

 Katie made these cute cork wine glass charms for her girlfriend’s bachelorette party. The girls in this Bahelorette Party headed to Frederick, Maryland for a Frederick Wine Trail Party.

These cork wine glass charms were the perfect little favor (and useful) gift. Follow the pictures below for an easy tutorial.

Materials for the cork wine glass charms:

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Step 1: Slice the corks

Cork Wine Glass Charms

Step 2: Sand the corks

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Step 3: Insert hook into cork

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Step 4: Paint

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wine glass charms

Step 5: Add charms

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Pretty easy, and pretty perfect for any occasion (including a bachelorette party to a vineyard or winery).

Tiki Bar Transformation with Spray Paint

I sure love Yard Sale season. Remember when Grace and I scored some seriously awesome finds at some yard sales in last fall (if not, check it here)?

One of my favorite finds from the fall was this tiki bar that Grace spotted on a Facebook Yard Sale site.


Can’t you see the potential in this Tiki Bar?


After some friendly bartering and negotiating, Grace and I shoved it in the back of my car, and off we drove (slowly, because that sucker was hanging out).

What you’ll soon find out is that spray paint and I have an intense relationship full of love and admiration.

Spray Paint– it’s pretty amazing.

Check out how some spray paint updated this tiki bar, and now it is ready for outside hangouts!

Anyone out there have some great before and after spray paint stories? If so, we would love to hear about them.

Easy Drop Cloth Crab Canvas

Drop Cloth Crab Art

There are some of us who just have a thing for crabs. I am not just talking about a thing for eating, but a thing  for displaying them. This love is akin to the obsession that many have for the Maryland Flag (remember my crab on burlap, which featured both the Maryland flag and a blue crab?).  

Now, I am not judging; swing by my house and you’ll find nods to those crustaceans (and the Maryland flag).   

The other day, I made an easy drop cloth crab canvas thing for one of my wonderful aunts. She recently sent me some gorgeous hand-knitted and crocheted scarves, and I wanted to send her a little thanks.

So I came up with this easy drop cloth crab canvas.

The pictures will tell the story, but here are a few tips for you folks at home.

I had an old canvas, which I spray painted because I wanted to make sure the old marks didn’t show through when I covered it with the drop cloth. You could easily use a new one, but I have a little stockpile of old canvases (and I am like Captain Planet, so I reused that ish). 

I then covered the canvas with the drop cloth. Staple and pull tightly, and wrap the corners like you would a present. 

Before I put paint to the drop cloth, I used chalk to outline my crab. I used a google image of the crab, and freehanded it. HOWEVER, you could print out a crab, trace over it with chalk, and then place the chalk drawing down onto the canvas/drop cloth to get an outline. This is a similar technique to how some people create those gorgeous chalkboard art designs.

Drop Cloth Crab 

Drop Cloth Crab ArtI might just have to make another because I like it so much. 

Who else out there gets this crab obsession?













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