How to create a Verdi gris finish in an afternoon (instead of years)

How to create a Verdi gris finish in an afternoon (instead of years)

Such a pretty button wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com shows you how to add the Verdi gris patina to the wreath.

Here’s a DIY Button Wreath with a twist – it has a rich, Verdi gris patina that looks like it’s aged for decades. Designer Kathleen George masterfully created this faux finish, and if you follow her tutorial for this Button Wreath, you can paint on the patina in an easy afternoon. I’m sharing a few more Button Wreaths, too, so there’s bound to be one you “just have to make.”

Such a pretty button wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com shows you how to add the Verdi gris patina to the wreath.

To make a Verdi Gris…

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DIY a bouquet of roses for Easter, a teacher, your mom, or?

DIY a bouquet of roses for Easter, a teacher, your mom, or?

So pretty and so easy! You can quickly make multiples for a wedding, bridal shower or other big event. Or just make one for mom or a special teacher. Easy DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Today’s “Rose Bowl” centerpiece has nothing to do with football. I am sharing a super-easy, Yellow Rose Centerpiece that would be gorgeous on the Easter dinner table. (You may have noticed this pretty little bouquet in the Wallpaper Wall Artpost earlier this week.) It would also make a sweet, Teacher Appreciation gift or Mother’s Day present. Need to DIY a bridal shower centerpiece? Use roses the…

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Don’t cut corners when decorating – decorate them instead

Don’t cut corners when decorating – decorate them instead

These floor cones are so cool! And super-easy to make. CraftsnCoffee.com has the tutorial.

Remember the famous line Patrick Swayze uttered in the movie Dirty Dancing: “Nobody puts Baby in the corner”? Well, how about putting a few cones in your corners? Did you notice the Floor Cones in the Wallpaper Wall Art I shared earlier this week? They really make a statement, don’t they? I’m sharing two different ways to DIY these Floor Conesto add a little drama to your corners, or any other…

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DIY wall art inspiration: Make wall art with wallpaper

DIY wall art inspiration: Make wall art with wallpaper

Love this look! It takes just a small amount of wallpaper to DIY this wall art. So easy (and cheap)! CraftsnCoffee.com

Are you glad that wallpaper is back in vogue? I love the look of wallpaper, and the instant style it adds to a room. Though really, it’s not so instant – it takes a lot of time to paper a room (read on for my wallpaper horror story). And, wallpaper can be pretty pricey. If you want to add a wallpaper punch to a room, but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money, how about creating Wallpaper…

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Hopping down the bunny trail today: DIY Easter bunny crafts

Hopping down the bunny trail today: DIY Easter bunny crafts

Mama & Baby Bunny by Debra Quartermain.

What’s Easter, or spring for that matter, without a bunny or two? I am revisiting several bunny craft tutorials from past years, and sharing a new tutorial for a soft, sweet pair of pastel, felted bunnies. If you’re not into needle felting, read on for bunnies made with yarn, socks, gloves, and more. If your kids are clamoring for an Easter bunny craft, I’m sure they’ll love one of the bunnies…

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Two dozen more ways to decorate Easter Eggs (& a winner & a surprise)

Two dozen more ways to decorate Easter Eggs (& a winner & a surprise)

DIY French Post Eggs with Mod Podge. #Easter #Crafts #Eggs #ModPodge #FrenchPost Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

I had so much fun with this year’s Eggstravaganza that I’m already hatching plans for next year’s Eggstravaganza! If you’ve not yet found the perfect Easter egg craft, I’ve shared links below to many more creative ways to decorate Easter eggs. Click on through this list for more than two dozen ways to decorate Easter eggs using paper, twine, yarn, fabric, napkins, glitter, and even old t-shirts.…

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted Eggs

Easter Eggstravaganza: Faux fooling with Faux Frosted Eggs

These remind me of old fashion sugar eggs. They're keepsakes that will last for years. Make them on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Happy April Fool’s Day! It’s also the Easter Eggstravaganza finale, and these Faux Frosted Easter Eggs are perfect for today. They look so yummy, but are definitely not edible. Whether you’re a cake decorating novice or a pro, you’ll find the Faux Frosted Eggs use simple cake decorating techniques. And, you can admire your handiwork year after year, as the Faux Frosted Eggswill never go stale.…

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Springtime, needlefelted Easter eggs

Easter Eggstravaganza: Springtime, needlefelted Easter eggs

Here's an easy way to try needle felting (and it's not hard) -- DIY these pastel Easter Eggs with tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.comty

Before I share the tutorial for these Needlefelted Easter Eggs, I thought I’d share a little ancient history. (I find it fascinating and I hope you do, too.) Long before people were spinning, weaving and knitting fibers together, people were making fabric for clothes and shelter by felting fibers to form a dense felt. In fact, the oldest, felted fabric dates back to 6300 B.C. How cool is it that…

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Easter Eggstravaganza: Craft a beautiful, button-covered egg

Easter Eggstravaganza: Craft a beautiful, button-covered egg

Such a pretty Button Egg. Love the bright pops of color! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

I think this DIY Button Egg is one of my favorites in this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza. I love the bright button “polka dots” and the punches of color from the pearl head pins. Making a button egg is pretty straightforward, and a perfect TV craft. It’s a fun Easter craft for kids. Kids will love digging through your stash of old, mismatched buttons to find the perfect buttons to make their own B…

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Easter Eggstravaganza: French Post Eggs in a chicken wire cloche

Easter Eggstravaganza: French Post Eggs in a chicken wire cloche

DIY Chicken Wire Cloche & French Post Eggs. Lovely for spring! CraftsnCoffee.comY

I marvel at how creativity transforms unexpected craft materials, like chicken wire, into something beautiful. Rebekah Meier works her magic to turn a length of chicken wire into a country style cloche, and that’s not all. Nestled inside the cloche is a trio of sweet, French Post Eggs, in soft, spring pastels. How pretty would this be on your table this spring?

DIY Chicken Wire Cloche & French Post Eggs. Lovely for spring! CraftsnCoffee.comY

Chicken Wire Cloche & French Post…

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