DIY Projects To Share

DIY projects to share:

Hello and welcome kindred spirits, thanks for visiting.  We hope you will wonder around Blue Antler Studio; get to know the creative folks on the ridge; be inspired; and now, share ideas and projects of your own. You can become part of the creative energy of the studio by using this page to let us know how you nourish your creative spirit, ask questions about what’s going on around Blue Antler Studio or the projects we post. Get inspired and start creating with some of these projects.We hope to hear from you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

creativity board made from antique headboard
Antique headboard repurposed into creativity board
box store shelf update finished
vintage vibe for box store shelving

 

 

succulent wreath
living succulent wreath

 

hand painted glass christmas ornament of manger scene
Hand painting a Christmas ornament

diy terrariums

  • succulent wedding bouquets
    succulent wedding bouquets
  • recycled paper ornament project
    Recycle old magazines, junkmail etc into this fun ornament!
  • high-top table made from old window, porch post and vintage table cloth
    Edna’s high-top table made from old window, porch post and vintage table cloth.
  • beautiful hand made gift boxes
    How to make these beautiful hand-made gift boxes.
  • old frame and salvaged fabric
    Salvaged fabric and vintage frame combine to create a charming display.
  • apple crated made into little stand on wheels
    A sweet vintage apple crate turned into lovely little table.
  • recycled magazine pages into lamp shade
    Recycled magazine pages recycled into lamp shade
  • pin cushion made from vintage table cloth and white dish
    Pin cushion crafted from salvaged materials

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9 thoughts on “DIY Projects To Share

  1. Hello, Welcome to the studio, let us know what you’re thinking, creating or wondering. It’s easy, simply leave a comment and get the conversation started.

    k

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  2. Love the ideal of project share. This is just another way that we here on the ridge can stay connected with others who what to share their projects and ideas. I will keep my eye on what other Blue Antler sprits have to share.

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  3. I have a project that I’m planning to do and I’m looking for some suggestions or advise on techniques. I’m replacing an ice cream parlor table and chair in my kitchen with something totally different. I have found an old wooden window, with six window panes, that I would like to repurpose into a table. This came from my dad’s barn which we call the barn mart since he has a barn full of old treasures (maybe a little junk). Anyway, I am trying to come up with a way to put some kind of a design using the panes of glass. I plan to paint or white wash the table. I have two bar height chairs that will also be painted white. The table will be sitting in front of a large picture window that looks out on my back yard. There are lots of trees in view from the window and the yard is very large. I look forward to any suggestion or advice on what to do with the table.
    I would like to thank Kathy, the artist of the blue antler studio for an avenue to help me get my project started and more importantly finished.

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    1. Hello Edna It’s great to have you at the Studio again. What a fun project; the creative possibilities are exciting. I was unable to upload the pic you send of the old window, it would be nice to have it in the post for inspiration – you know I’m visual. You mentioned to me that you had a couple of ideas rolling around in your head; painting the panes, perhaps with images of succulents, or decoupage photos onto the bottom of the glass. Both are fun ideas.
      As you know Kate from http://www.TwiceTreasured.blogspot.com is very talented in reverse painting on glass. Maybe we can get her opinion and advice on your project. Another option is to paint on the top side of the glass, like my painted wine glasses, but that technique would not enhance the glass surface as much because paint would cover the top side of the pane. Of course decoupage is always fun and easy and it would also take advantage of the glass surface. I’ve been giving your project some thought. You have three surfaces, the bottom of the table top (some type of wood), the glass pane and the tempered glass top – think layers.

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      1. Kathy, thank you for your wonderful suggestions and advise. I would love to have Kate give me any suggestions or advise. I’m afraid that Kate’s skills are way above my abilities but I’m would still love to hear what she has to offer. It never hurts to try and if I mess it up I will just have to try again. I’m not sure how to upload a picture on to your project share site. If you can get me instructions I will try it again. What I might do is get another old window and do testing of each technique. Once I decide which one I want to try first I may have to come back to you for more technique advice

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  4. Well, it has been a long journey on my project I first wrote about on the Blue Antler Studio (BAS), project share. I want to update everyone who provided advice, suggestion or just good luck wishes. The project is now finished and sitting in my kitchen. The project was a counter height -table made from an old window pane that I found in my dad’s barn. First I had to clean, paint and come up with a technique. Once I decided on the window the hard part was trying to decide what treatment I would use and getting it put together. Thanks to the Blue Antler Studio, project share site, I had a lot of wonderful suggestions. I ended up using a vintage table cloth that I got at a yard sale. Thanks to Diana, my sister who spotted it thinking that Kathy, the artist of BAS, would like it, sorry Kathy, Diana was also the one who suggested that I use a nice piece of cloth, and so the thought of the table cloth was born. The colors are vivid, yellow, red, green and pink. The table cloth is sandwiched between a piece of thin board and the window pane. It didn’t stop there, thanks to Kathy’s advice,” think layers” and her suggestion to paint some of the design on the window pane; it gave it the depth it needed to bring it alive. I used an old decorated column for the base that was also found at a yard sale and has been waiting for a use. I also have to thank my husband, Chuck, for putting all the parts together, if not for him the project would still be in a million pieces. My sister-in-law Mary Ellen and my adopted sister, Sharon, was also there giving moral support and kept me from getting to wild on the painting, they kept saying, keep it clean. The story would not be complete without the mentioning the individual who always gives me the encouragement I need to keep going, thanks mom. So the Blue Antler Studio has done it again, bringing the spirits of the ridge together; no matter if we are just out the road or hundreds of miles apart. So thanks for everything; my project would not have been a success without the support and spirit of the ridge. Read full post.

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  5. I wish I had seen this sooner, I would have loved to contribute to the brainstorming. I vow to follow the project share page more closely!

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  6. I spoke to Edna about naming my new studio (a room in my house) which is small but I love working in it. We decided to go with RaL – Retired and Loving’ it because it suites where my friend and I are in our lives. We’ve mostly been working on cards because we have several people who wanted some. I am sooooo enjoying the creative process and so far have had good results. I’ve always loved working with paper so this fits right in as a project for me right now. We have other things on hold until we finish the cards.
    J.

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    1. We certianly enjoyed the paper boxes you shared with us during your visit. Keep us up to date with the creative projects going on at Retired and Loving it – RaL!

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