Uncommon Designs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com Creating Crafts and Home Decor Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Back to School Mason Jarhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/back-to-school-mason-jar/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/back-to-school-mason-jar/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:22 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=17859 Hey y’all!  It’s Trish!  I hope you guys have had an amazing summer so far.  I hate to admit it, but the time is near…  Back to School!  Although I’m said for those awesome summer days to end,  I’m super excited to share this awesome Back to School Mason Jar with you today!  Get out a mason jar and a little bit of paint and get

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Hey y’all!  It’s Trish!  I hope you guys have had an amazing summer so far.  I hate to admit it, but the time is near…  Back to School!  Although I’m said for those awesome summer days to end,  I’m super excited to share this awesome Back to School Mason Jar with you today!  Get out a mason jar and a little bit of paint and get ready to make a painted pencil jar that you can pack with all sorts of treats!

 

Give your favorite student or teacher a treat with this adorable painted back to school painted mason jar by Uncommon Designs!

I am using mine to make a sweet welcome back to school treat for my children’s teachers.  You could do that or make one for you star student.  They are so easy to make one… or a bunch!

Give your favorite student or teacher a treat with this adorable painted back to school painted mason jar by Uncommon Designs!

Supplies:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint in Flamingo
  • Americana Gloss Enamels Acrylic Paint in Primary Yellow
  • Regular Mason Jar
  • Metallic Silver Ribbon

Give your favorite student or teacher a treat with this adorable painted back to school painted mason jar by Uncommon Designs!

Step One.  Paint the exterior of the mason jar with the primary yellow gloss enamels paint.  Once that coat is dry add 1-2 more coats of the paint.  Make sure to let the glass dry completely between coats.

 

Give your favorite student or teacher a treat with this adorable painted back to school painted mason jar by Uncommon Designs!

Step Two.  Paint the lid with the Flamingo pink paint.  I ended up painting 3 coats.  Again, make sure each coat dries completely before you start on the next.

 

Give your favorite student or teacher a treat with this adorable painted back to school painted mason jar by Uncommon Designs!

Step Three.  Add a cute metallic silver bow and fill your jar with treats for that special teacher.  That is all folks!

 

Have an Awesome School Year Back to School Printable Perfect for a Pencil Mason Jar! via Uncommon Designs

Want to add a one more extra special touch? Print off a Have an Awesome Year Printable Mason Jar Tag and tuck it in the lid of your jar!  Perfect!

Do you do anything special for your teachers before school  begins?

 

 

 

 

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Metallic Home Decor Ideashttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/metallic-home-decor-ideas/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/metallic-home-decor-ideas/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:00:36 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=18402 So, there was a time not long ago when the only place you might find metallics in home decor was in light fixtures and candle holders. Metals, whether in color or form can add a fun element that may be a bit unexpected to your traditional home decor. It may be in an accessory or a large piece of furniture. Strategically placing a few metallic

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So, there was a time not long ago when the only place you might find metallics in home decor was in light fixtures and candle holders. Metals, whether in color or form can add a fun element that may be a bit unexpected to your traditional home decor. It may be in an accessory or a large piece of furniture. Strategically placing a few metallic items in your home decor can make all the difference in the style and fun!

So, let’s show you a few ways to traditionally and unexpectedly to add metallic home decor to your own home.

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Even just a little bit of metal can really transform a space.  The shine and sparkle from metals can add a certain something to your home that is so inviting and stylish.  A plain piece of furniture can instantly become glamorous with metallic paint or fixtures.

 Let’s take a look at some of our favorite projects…

How to paint a leather chair with a few bottles of craft paint. This metallic silver chair was a cinch to do! Uncommon Designs

If you have an old leather chair that has seen better days…. paint it!  I painted this leather wingback chair with silver acrylic paint and it totally transformed the chair and the room!

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Design Milk added this gorgeous metallic marbled wallpaper for added elegance and dimension. Love it!

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Would you ever guess that these are Ikea lack shelves that were featured on Poppytalk?  The addition of the copper really made them look so nice and so expensive.

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Add some major wow when you have a silver leaf dresser  in the room.  Isn’t this just beautiful from Little Green Notebook?

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Paint a pillow with metallic paint for added warmth and dimension in your decor. This was such a fun and easy project!

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These gold dipped bar stools from Honeybear Lane have to be my favorite diy metallic project… ever!  What a huge upgrade!

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Finally, don’t be afraid to add metallics in your seasonal or outdoor decor.  This golden pumpkin from Twig and Thistle looks incredible as a house number display.

 

I think it is fair to say that we love all things metallic.  Whether gold, silver, copper or even vintage aluminum, the impact it makes is undeniable.  What is your favorite metal to decorate with?  We’d love to hear all about it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanternshttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/patriotic-flag-mason-jar-lanterns/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/patriotic-flag-mason-jar-lanterns/#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/07/patriotic-flag-mason-jar-lanterns.html Nothing says  summer is here more than evenings outside enjoying the warmth and breezes with family and friends. For your Fourth of July celebrations, these adorable and simple American Flag Mason Jar Lanterns are a perfect way to add a subtle glow and patriotic touch to your porch and party. Patriotic Flag Mason Jar Lanterns I made these quite a few years ago and they

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Nothing says  summer is here more than evenings outside enjoying the warmth and breezes with family and friends. For your Fourth of July celebrations, these adorable and simple American Flag Mason Jar Lanterns are a perfect way to add a subtle glow and patriotic touch to your porch and party.

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Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I made these quite a few years ago and they are still one of my most favorite projects. They are perfect for a unique accent for my porch side tables and add a touch of light.  I did not want a traditional centerpiece or plant, and with the rustic look I was going for….this hurricane jar hit the spot!

Create a simple and patriotic 4th of July Flag Mason Jar . #4thof july #americanflag #modpodge

I found the tutorial at Sweet Something Designs and could not be more thrilled with the results! I snatched up the American Flags in the dollar spot at Target. You can also find American Flags on Amazon.

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I did not have any jars around my house, so I found this extra large mason jar at my local TJ Maxx. The traditional, old-fashioned design of it was just what I was looking for. You could also use extra large pickle jars or this 4 liter Canning Jar from Amazon. 

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I applied the flag to the mason jar with Outdoor Mod Podge and allowed it to dry fully. I gave another quick coat of the outdoor mod podge on top of the entire American flag to seal it, allowing it to dry thoroughly.

My children and I could not wait ’til dusk, so that we could light the candle and see the flag glow!

 I simply poured a bit of clean sand in the bottom of each mason jar and nestled a small pillar candle down in it. You could even use a Citronella Pillar Candle to help with bugs.

I also added these Patriotic Porch Pillows and my Red Burlap Wreath to the decor!

I completed the look of the porch with this adorable Burlap Flag Banner!

The flag lantern, at night, all lit up is almost magical….and reminds all of our families about the importance of what the Fourth of July is about!

Have a fabulous 4th of July!


 
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Quatrefoil Design in Home Decorhttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/quatrefoil-design-in-home-decor/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/quatrefoil-design-in-home-decor/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:00:42 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=20338 Today I am sharing one of my favorite decorating trends for home decor… quatrefoil. I love the unique shape and how it brings a touch of geometric lines in a traditional way. I have a few plates hanging in my foyer that are a simple, creamy white in the quatrefoil design. Also, my draperies in our den are a cinnamon color with a subtle, traditional quatrefoil

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Today I am sharing one of my favorite decorating trends for home decor… quatrefoil. I love the unique shape and how it brings a touch of geometric lines in a traditional way. I have a few plates hanging in my foyer that are a simple, creamy white in the quatrefoil design. Also, my draperies in our den are a cinnamon color with a subtle, traditional quatrefoil embroidered pattern.

Here are some of our favorite ways to use this design trend in your own home decor …

How to incorporate the quatrefoil design trend into your home decor via uncommon designs.

I decided to do a little digging to see what exactly quatrefoil was and off to wikipedia I went.  Once there, I found this…

In art, architecture, and traditional Christian symbolism,[1] the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. The word quatrefoil means “four leaves”, from Latin quattuor, four, plus folium, a leaf.[2]) and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts. It is also used as a heraldic charge.

Quartrefoil Mirror on PInk Wall Paper

Over the last few years,  the quatrefoil design has been popping up everywhere in home decor.  Here you see this gorgeous mirror that is so simple, but makes such a huge impact.

Trellis Linens by Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl incorporated the pattern into her bedding for her navy and coral bedroom.  It is the perfect balance of mixed patterns and solids.

quatrefoil photo wall art by DIY on the Cheap

Check out how DIY on the Cheap made photo wall art in the quatrefoil shape.  This really adds so much interest to the room.

Abode Love Lamp

Even just a simple, but colorful quatrefoil lamp can really liven up an area in your home.  I just adore this orange lamp shade!

quatrefoil pillow via house of turquoise

The easiest way, in my opinion, to add a little wow to a room is through pillows.  Quatrefoil makes the perfect patterned backdrop for virtually any other pattern… floral, solids… you name it!

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How about this quatrefoil chair?  I just love how it looks in the space, just so sophisticated.

Shades of LIght by Home Bunch

Quatrefoil has even made its way into the area of lighting.  Take a look at this gorgeous quatrefoil shade… just beautiful!

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Finally, one of my favorite projects has to be this pantry wall by House of Smiths.  That has to be the most beautiful pantry I have ever seen!

Folks, if you love the quatrefoil design as much as I do… get excited!  DecoArt has a beautiful stencil so you can add the pattern to existing items in your home.

So what design trend are you currently in love with? How are you incorporating it into your home decor?

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Personalized Cupcake Standshttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/personalized-cupcake-stands/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/personalized-cupcake-stands/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:00:11 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=8375 I love this time of year because of so many things, but it is a really special time for our family.  See, it is a celebration time for so many of us…. birthday celebration time!  I created these fun, colorful, and Personalized Cupcake Stands to help everyone have their own little party! They also match my full size cake stands… score!! Everyone should feel extra special

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I love this time of year because of so many things, but it is a really special time for our family.  See, it is a celebration time for so many of us…. birthday celebration time!  I created these fun, colorful, and Personalized Cupcake Stands to help everyone have their own little party! They also match my full size cake stands… score!!

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Everyone should feel extra special on their birthday, right? Young or old, these sweet little cupcake stands make them the center of attention on their special day.

Let me show you how to make a cupcake stand with a personal touch…

Supplies {affiliate links}:

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Step One:  Spray paint your candlestick and round wood plaque.  You should also go ahead and paint and glitter your chipboard letter on the front and back.

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Step Two:  Once dry, flip over the wooden circle and insert screw eye about 1/2 inch away from edge.

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Step Three:  Affix the candlestick to the bottom of the wood circle in the center with E-6000 glue.  I put a can on mine to make sure there was a tight grip while it dried.  I recommend following the package directions and letting it dry overnight.

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Step Four:  Now you will punch a hole in the letter and tie it to the screw eye that is hanging on the underside .

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Step Five:  Now just add your cupcake and you are ready to celebrate with the special birthday person!

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Aren’t they the cutest little guys?! I might even have to serve up a muffin for breakfast on birthdays with these too.

 What do you guys do to celebrate birthdays at your house?

And for the more traditional birthday cake fans, these adorable DIY Cake Stands are amazing…

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We have the full tutorial on creating your own set!

Need an idea for a cute cupcake to serve on your new personalized cupcake stands? This adorable Simple Beach Cupcake will have you wishing for your toes in the sand.

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Cute huh?!

Now who wants to have their own cupcake stand?

Enjoy!

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Craft Paint Storage Ideashttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/craft-paint-storage-ideas/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/craft-paint-storage-ideas/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:00:59 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=20325 Can we talk for a minute? Do you have the same organizing issues we do? LOTS of crafting supplies and no idea how to organize them? Yep, we hear ya! So let me share a few {like 9} ideas on storing and organizing all that beautiful craft paint you have. Organizing your craft paint will save you both time and money in the long run.

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Can we talk for a minute? Do you have the same organizing issues we do? LOTS of crafting supplies and no idea how to organize them? Yep, we hear ya! So let me share a few {like 9} ideas on storing and organizing all that beautiful craft paint you have. Organizing your craft paint will save you both time and money in the long run.

CRAFT PAINT STORAGE IDEAS

Ideas for storing craft paint to help you become more organized and save time and money!

 These craft paint storage ideas are not just functional, they are stylish and beautiful too. Whether you have 10 bottles of paint or 100, each of these ideas can be tailored to fit your needs.

So let’s take a closer look at each, ok?

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Finding Home shares how she stores her craft paint in a vintage toolbox. A great option if you want to keep your paints handy on a table or shelf.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Another cute tabletop option is this fun spice rack paint caddy upcycle by  The Palette Muse. This would be a great option if you have a smaller collection of paint and a dedicated spot for painting.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Now, if you love craft paint and have quite a bit, this door storage shelves idea by  Natalme is awesome! She even color coordinates it. Nice!

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Over here at Uncommon Designs, Trish used a divided cube to organize and store her DecoArt craft paints by color. So pretty and useful!

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Fun and functional. This wall unit with baskets for the paints by Unskinny Boppy is a great way to get organized and keep everything off the floor too.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Mad in Crafts shares another option to get the paint up and out of the way and it even adds a bit of wall art. These wire shelves are a great idea and economical as well.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Got a cabinet door? Then you can create this brilliant idea by 100 Directions. Such a great idea if you are short on space and all your paint is easy to see and access.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Love collecting and antiquing? Then you just might already have what Clean Mama used to organize her paints. These old drink crates make a great way to separate and organize the paints by color.

Ideas for Craft Paint Storage that will save you time and money.

Finally, Today’s Creative Blog has a whimsical way to store paints with pvc pipe. What a great way to create geometric wall art at the same time.

So there you go! Inspired yet? Let me leave you with my number one reason to get that craft paint organized…           it saves you money and time!

Yep, no more trying to find it or wondering if you have the right color. If it is all in one place and organized, you have more time  for the fun part…creating! AND no more buying the same color over and over because you either can’t find or aren’t sure if you already have a certain color…guilty over here on that one!

Also, you do not want to miss Trish’s entire Craft Room Tour

Craft Room Tour and Inspiration via www.uncommondesignsonline.com

I am a bit jealous of her creative organizing skills!

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DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozieshttp://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/diy-faux-rattan-beverage-coozies/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/diy-faux-rattan-beverage-coozies/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:00:04 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=9716 These DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies are one of my favorite projects. They add both a bit of nostalgia and warmth to our outdoor dining and entertaining. I know how much our readers love a simple and quick project and this one is just that. Read on to learn how to create your own… I am a girl born in the 70’s. Yep…bell bottoms and

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These DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozies are one of my favorite projects. They add both a bit of nostalgia and warmth to our outdoor dining and entertaining. I know how much our readers love a simple and quick project and this one is just that. Read on to learn how to create your own…

I am a girl born in the 70’s. Yep…bell bottoms and all!

I grew up in the 80’s…big hair and all!

But, I have fond memories of my parent’s cabin and some ice cream colored tumblers they had from the 60’s or 70’s…you remember, they were mint green, pepto pink, and sherbet orange. They were plastic but had rattan inside the plastic. I hear they are quite the find at flea markets, perhaps I need to ask for them the next time I visit my parents.

Anyway, when I was planning my Summer Beach Tablescape, I remembered those and made this little version of DIY Rattan Beverage Coozies to go with my natural, beachy theme…

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These are so simple and turned out wonderful..and super inexpensive. Why have a plain ‘ole glass when you can dress it up in a few easy steps. Here is what you need to do…

Supplies Needed for DIY Faux Rattan Beverage Coozie…

  • Raffia ribbon {this came from Hobby Lobby }
  • Glasses {this 4 pack is from Target}
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

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Step 1:

Cut your ribbon long enough to go around the glass twice. Fold the ribbon in half so that the weave of the ribbon overlaps and creates a tighter weave….

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Step 2:

Flatten out the ribbon and trim the edges. { see how the ribbon now makes an “x” design rather than a “v” design due to overlapping the weave}…

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Step 3:

Simply use your hot glue gun {be careful} and glue the ribbon where the ends meet to form a circle around the glass and all done!

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Such a simple addition to the glass, but makes quite an impact! Plus it prevents the glass from being slippery, which is very common here in the south due to the glasses sweating outside in the heat.

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This is really a great idea for you next dinner party or event. One roll of ribbon could do lots of glasses and you could nix up tall glasses and short ones too. Such a simple and easy project! I think they go great with our Summer Beach Tablescape.

Wanna know how to make those fabulous candlesticks? Trish’s tutorial for those Dip Dyed Wooden Candlesticks is just a click away!

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Enjoy! 

 

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