Lauren is Back with a Hobby Lobby Haul!

Hello eveyone!  And welcome to the new year!  I am so excited to see what 2017 has in store for me!

Speaking of stores…have any of you been to Hobby Lobby?

If you have, you can completely understand what I am talking about.  If you haven’t, then you might understand after this post.

Now, I just recently moved into a new place with someone I met on Craigslist.  Long story short, she is probably the best roommate ever because we are so alike.  We have so many similarities, it’s scary.  Oh well, Amber is awesome!

Except that she mentioned that she had never been to Hobby Lobby.  And I had to change that immediately.

So we made a pit stop at Dutch Bros Coffee (we are part of the Dutch Mafia lol) and continued to Hobby Lobby.

While shopping through the store, we bought some stuff for our back patio which is going to be a trailer park/camping/gypsy theme.  So we bought some awesome stuff to go on the patio.

First of all, how awesome is that flamingo wind chime????  I said that if we were doing the camping/trailer theme, we had to get a flamingo of some sort.  And this one is adorable so why not?  And the camper bird house?  ADORABLE!  We also bought some geckos to hang on the fence.  They were so cute we couldn’t pass it up.

And finally I bought this sign for my crafting area.

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Perfect right?

Now I don’t normally plug my own stuff, but I want to tell you about my Etsy shop.  I started a shop called BlitzyBlingArt where I have stuff that looks like the British flag that I blinged out last fall.  If you want to check it out, that would be great!  I try to post stuff regularly to let people see what I sell!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Beautiful, Blingy, British Flag

Hello everyone!  I hope that you are all getting prepared for Halloween that is just around the corner.  Are all of your costumes ready?  Do you have enough candy?  Is your front porch all decked out?

Well this weeks post has nothing to do with Halloween…Sorry.

So you know how last week I posted about a project that I was working on?  If not, don’t worry, I’m going to go through it again!

Here are your supplies!

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A piece of wood, paint, glue, jewels, paint brushes, and tweezers.  I started by painting the board with grey.  Of course, you can paint it whatever color you want, but I went with grey.

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Next, I printed out the design I wanted on paper and drew it onto the board.  I did so by coloring the back of the paper with pencil, then drawing over the lines again to have the pencil go through.

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Once I had the design, I started placing the jewels on the board.  I would put glue on the small section that I wanted to start bedazzling and would hand place, or tweezer place, the jewels on.

Now, I made the design a little bit different than the original.  If you can’t tell from the picture above, the design that I picked was the British flag.  So for me, instead of red, white, and blue, I used pink, white, and black.

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I added some gems of other colors to add some dimension to the flag.  So, I have purple in the pink section of the flag, and added some purple and blue in the black section.

It took a lot of time and effort, but it was totally worth it.  I would lay out the jewels that I wanted to use on the board and would add glue to place the jewels.

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And after about 18 hours of work (all broken up, not in one sitting) I finally finished.  And I am extremely proud of my work.  So here it is!

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It looks amazing!  I am so happy with how it turned out.  And it looks amazing in the sunlight because the light just shimmers off of the jewels.  I am sooooooo happy and I cannot wait to do more!

Thanks for stopping by!

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