Time to DIY! It is so much more than gluing dry pasta together! Every Tuesday we will be posting a new craft to do.

 Check out the list below for the crafts we have coming up. Instructions will be posted each Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Sept. 15 - Welcome Mat

You’ll need:

Approximate cost: $22

1. Print or draw your design on to the cardstock to act as a stencil for your design.

 

2. Cover your doormat in painters tape making sure that it is pressed firmly into the mat. Make sure the edges overlap to prevent the paint from bleeding.

 

3.  Once your tape is secured, layer your stencil on top. We chose to keep ours centred but feel free to get creative! To hold the design down while cutting the stencil, use tape or pins to hold it down.

 

4. Once your stencil is in place, begin using the exacto knife to CAREFULLY cut out your design. A sharp knife is recommended as you’ll need to cut through the cardstock as well as the tape.

 

5. Paint your doormat! If you’re confident with your stencil and skills, spray paint would be much faster!

We chose to start off with a sponge paintbrush to get the general shape but found the paint was not able to get into the small crevices which made the letters look uneven. We followed up with a smaller paintbrush to evenly coat the smaller areas that couldn’t be covered with the sponge brush.

Apply 2-3 coats for the best coverage.

 

6. Once the paint has fully dried, peel off your stencil and tape to reveal your design! If there are spots that need touching up, go back and do that now!

 

7. This step is optional but it’s our favourite trick for long lasting crafts! Use a clear sealant to lock everything in place!

8. Enjoy your awesome doormat!

 

Check out the photos below to see our #craftytuesday creation!

If you make this craft, share a picture on Instagram and tag @saitsalife with #craftytuesday! We can’t wait to see what you create! Inspiration link

Sept. 22 - Geometric Coasters

Materials Needed:

  • Cork coasters
    • Michaels Cork Discs: $3.79
    • Dollar Store: $1.25
  • Acrylic paint (any number of colours you want – we did 4)
    • Michaels: $1.79 each
    • Some Dollar Stores carry the paint as well
  • Paintbrush
    • Dollar Store: Set of 5 for $2
  • Tape – normal tape, nothing fancy needed
    • Dollar Store: $1

Total Cost: $13.95 or $11.41 depending on where you get materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions:

1. Place tape on the parts of the coaster that you don’t want paint on. It can be any design you want! Make sure the piece is long enough that it covers the whole coaster and extend on the back of the coaster.

2. Press down the tape hard as to prevent paint from getting under the tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Paint the areas of the coaster that are not covered in paint. Some colours might require more than one coat. Mine took 4 coats to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Once you are done with your painting and the paint has dried; carefully peel the tape off. You now have beautiful coasters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft inspiration link here.

Sept. 29 - Wine Cork Succulents

Check back for updates – instructions will be posted at 10 am on Sept. 29!

Oct. 6 - Autumn Vase

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Oct. 13 - Macrame Keychains

Check back for updates – instructions will be posted at 10 am on Oct. 13!

Oct. 20 - Dried Citrus Garland

Check back for updates – instructions will be posted at 10 am on Oct. 20!

Oct. 27 - Tin Can Pumpkins

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Nov. 3 - Painted Pots

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Nov. 10 - Terracotta Vases

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Nov. 17 - Canvas Tote Painting

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Nov. 24 - Explosion Box

Check back for updates – instructions will be posted at 10 am on Nov. 24!

Dec. 1 - Star Garland

Check back for updates – instructions will be posted at 10 am on Dec. 1!