Blinged Out Witch’s Hat by Candace Jedrowicz

Candace 31 Days Witch's Hat

What does every witch need to shine at a Witch’s Tea?  A fabulous hat! I started with a cool hat I found on line after last year’s Witch’s Tea, for a huge discount!  That was my very first Witches tea and I wore a hooded cloak, which I love, but…there was a best hat contest!  Who knew!  So, as I said, I started with one that was already cool and had a ball blinging it up!


A  pointed hat
Hot glue
Knick knacks, doo dads and glitter glue

Here’s my cool hat.I love all the black gauze and and bent over point!
You may recognize many of the bling I’m adding as Halloween projects from earlier in the October.This is the first bling – a small bat pendant with a skull bead dangle.  I sewed it on to make it easy to switch out for next year’s tea.
I cut 6 3″ to 4″ strips of tulle 36″ wide and tied them in a bow.
I hot glued the bow on the back and added this bauble.It’s Smeared Ink’s It’s About Time Pocket Watchstamp glued on the back of a glass blob.I added glitter glue to the tulle.
I glued feathers all the way around and sewed on a pendant piece and added wires that I curled up and attached dangles to.


Reverse Painted Pumpkin Plate by Candace Jedrowicz

Candace 31 Days Pumpkin Plate

Reverse Painted Plate by Candace Jedrowicz

Last year C2C’s Tiffany Windsor shared a Christmas Ornament  Reverse Painted Plate and Candace J fell in love with it!  In Candace’s mind that technique could lead to fabulous possibilities!  First stop:  Halloween!


Glass Plate
Glass Paints – Purple, black, orange, turquoise and green
Black puffy paint

Choose a design you like and tape it face down on the front of the place.
Turn the plate over and trace the outline of your image with the black puffy paint.

I added a freehand design around the edge.  You’re welcome to use it if you like.

Allow to dry.

Pain in the sections with the glass paints.

If you plan to do any shading or highlighting, you’ll want to do that first.

I added yellow to the orange for highlights and darkened the orange for shading.

You don’t have to be precise painting, if you paint over the puffy paint lines, it won’t show.

You may need three or more coats to make the colors opaque.

Paint black on the back of the plate after the colors have dried.  It gives it a finished look.


Halloween Soap Pump Bling Out by Candace Jedrowicz

Halloween Soap Pump

Here’s an easy Halloween upcycle project – Eye of newt hand soap!  Dig out you favorite Halloween papers, and embellishments and create a one of a kind home accent!


Soap pump bottle
Aleene’s Collage Paudge Matte or Glossy
Decorative paper
Halloween ephemera
Paint brush

Remove the label from a soap pump.Measure the bottle and cut decorative paper to go all the way around.

Paint the bottle and the back of the paper with Collage Paudge and attach the paper.

Immediately coat the outside of the paper with the collage medium.

If your bottle is not straight up and down you may have to do some clipping an overlapping.

Smooth as much as possible.

  Add paper embellishments in the same way.

I wanted the bat wing to stand out, so I coated the back of it to seal it.

   Glue on the rest of the embellishments and allow to dry.


Coffee Cup Tool Caddy Easy Upcycle by Candace Jedrowicz

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Coffee Cup Tool Caddy by Candace Jedrowicz

Candace Jedrowicz is all about crafty convenience.  Having tools, glues and brushes handy is a must!  It’s time to upcycle the overcrowded coffee cup tool caddy!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s fun and easy Tool Caddy Upcycle YouTube video tutorial!


Paper and plastic coffee cups – any sizes
Cardboard coffee sleeves
Aleene’s Tacky Dots

Click here to see instructions to make the original Coffee Cup Caddy

If you’re like me you’ll want to wrap the paper coffee cups in pretty paper, but it’s not important to the construction. Put the sleeve on the cup.
If you are just starting to build your tool caddy, refer to the original project by the link above. That being said, it’s not rocket science. It’s the same basic idea, but you’ll be joining the cups without sleeves. Place the cup with sleeve on, where you want to attach it.Make a pencil mark on the sleeves at the point of contact on both sides.
Apply Tacky Dots to the inside of the pencil marks on the sleeves at the top and bottom.Leave the middle clear so the craft knife goes through smoothly.
Leaving the cup in the sleeve, push into place.Remove the cup and press firmly to secure it.
Using a craft knife, cut a slit in both the cup next to the sleeve and the sleeve.Wiggle the blade back and forth to open the slit slightly. This will help you get the brad through easily.
Push the brad through the cup and sleeve and open the prongs.
Repeat on the other side of the sleeve, going through both sleeve and the cup next to it.Repeat for each sleeve. Fill with your tools!If you try this or any of the projects from this show, please take photos and email them to so we can share them on our Creative Community Blog!Stay crafty, my friends!

I shared this project on Craft-O-Maniac’s Monday Blog Party

Fabulous Fabric Covered Clock by Candace Jedrowicz

1-16-12 Candace Coffee Cup Clock

A clock should be fun to look at, says Candace Jedrowicz!  Her plain white coffee cup shaped clock is about to get a fabulous fabric makeover!  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s Fabulous Fabric Covered Clock YouTube video tutorial!



Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue
Sponge brush
Paper to make a pattern
Black acrylic paint
Glitter glue (optional)

I recommend taking your clock apart before beginning.I took off the handle and the rim around the face.
Lay your clock face down on your paper.Trace around the clock and cut out your paper pattern, leaving a couple of inches around the edge to allow for enough fabric to fold around to the back of the clock.Lay the pattern on the wrong size of the fabric and cut out.


When you cut the fabric to go over the face of the clock, remember to leave 1/4″ to push in around the rim of the clock.Snip fabric around the inside of the circle with scissors.
Brush glue on the wrong side of the fabric.
Lay the fabric on the clock and use a flat head screwdriver to tuck the fabric into the groove around the clock face.I covered the handle at this time also.
Paint the sides of the clock and allow to dry.
Replace the clock rim (I also painted the rim black) and glue any remaining pieces back in place.I added an outline of copper glitter glue for a finished look.

Etched Snowflake Candle Votive by Linda Peterson

12-12-2011 Snowflake Votive by Linda Peterson

12-12-2011 Snowflake Votive by Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson shares great way to add a festive glow to your dinner table with this snowflake etched candle or give as a gift to someone special.  A few minutes and a little glass etching is all you will need to create this snowflake candle votive.  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s awesome Etched Snowflake Candle Votive YouTube video tutorial!


Snowflake clip art from photo editing program or copyright free clip art on internet
Clear contact paper
Glass etching cream
Alcohol based marker
Glitter glue
Make up sponge
Double stick tape
Craft knife

Create snowflake pattern by drawing or using a photo editing program to fit the size of your glass votive. Cover votive with contact paper. Apply double stick tape to back side of snowflake pattern and apply to votive where desired.
  Cut out snowflake pattern with craft knife and remove contact paper.
  Apply etching cream leave on according to package directions. Completely rinse with water again following package directions.
  Rub marker over etched design…
  and wipe away excess ink with a damp cloth.
  Add glitter glue to give it a glittery sparkle.

Look of Forged Metal Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers

12-05-11 EcoHeidi Forged Foil Bird

12-05-11 EcoHeidi Forged Foil Bird

EcoHeidi shares a super cool way to upcycle old glass ornaments featuring the vintage Aleene technique of the look of forged metal with aluminum foil. Create this cute bird or any other shapes to decorate your holiday tree.  Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Heidi’s gorgeous Look of Forged Metal Bird Ornament YouTube video tutorial!


Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (in the Gold bottle)
Glass ornament (or mache ball) – for bird body
Wooden bead (flat on one end) – for bird head
Aluminum foil
Alcohol inks – colors of your choice
Rolling pin (or other object to roll foil flat)
Black acrylic paint
Cosmetic sponge
Scrapbook paper – for decoration on bird and for nest
Craft wire

Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 1 Tear piece of foil from box into approximate square. (This size worked for the bird size I am creating so you may need to adjust to larger or smaller for your own ornament.) Crumple foil to create texture. NOTE: do not roll foil into a ball! You will not be able to get it back open!
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 2 Gently open and press with hands to flatten.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 3 Use rolling pin to press more texture into foil.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 8 Glue glass ornament and wood bead together and set aside to dry.
Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 4 Apply a coat of acrylic paint to surface of foil with cosmetic sponge. Let dry. This will give the foil a nice antiqued effect.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 5 Drop alcohol inks over the antiqued foil in random pattern. Use cosmetic sponge to blend colors. Let dry.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers -6 Lots of alcohol inks make a pretty colored effect on the antiqued foil!
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 7 Use squeegee to apply a smooth coat of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to back of foil. Be sure to apply the glue all the way to the edges of the foil.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 9 Place wooden bead section of ornament at approximately the center of the foil. Fold foil up around bead (you are folding the foil in half on the diagonal).
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 10 Begin wrapping the foil around the wood bead (bird’s head) gently pressing in place so that the foil takes on the shape of the head.
Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 11 Press the foil onto the body (ornament) and begin pressing the wings in place by folding the foil over on the sides.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 12 Continue folding the foil over to create the shape of wings.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 13 Press and fold foil to create tail.
Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 14 Apply more Aleene’s Original Tacky glue anywhere you have folded over the foil.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 15 For additional strength, I tore pieces of scrapbook paper and glued them in place over the seams of the wings and tail. I also added the design element of wire wrapping with beads.
 Look of Forged Foil Bird Ornament by EcoHeidi Borchers - 16 To finish your ornament, glue clothespin to bottom. Shred scrapbook paper and glue in circle around clothespin to create the look of a nest. Let dry.

Design a Scarf with Tulip Fabric Markers by Linda Peterson

Scarf by Linda Peterson

Scarf by Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson shows how to add variety to your wardrobe with these fashion silk scarves.  Create a variety of patterns with Tulip Fabric Markers.  Your friends will be amazed!!  Featured on Livin’ the Creative Life TV.

Watch Linda’s super cool Tulip Fabric Marker Designed Scarf YouTube video tutorial!


Tulip® Fabric Markers in choice colors
Purchased silk scarf
Craft foam
Tape craft foam to work surface and secure scarf to craft foam with T-pins

Draw desired pattern onto scarf.  Keep it simple if you are just beginning, try creating easy designs such as polka dots, circles, squares or stripes.  Animal prints in various colors are also fun to try.
  Fill in design with desired color.
  WEAR!  You can tie this onto your wrist, use as a hair bow or maybe even an accessory to your handbag!
  Wash in warm water, gentle cycle with mild soap after 24 hours; line dry. Do not dry clean.

Reverse Painting on Glass by Tiffany Windsor

9-5-11 Tiffany Reverse Painted Glass

Tiffany upcycles plain frames with an easy reverse painting technique featuring Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint and acrylic paints. An easy beginner project that you can create from thrift store and dollar store frames to match any décor.  Featured on Cool2Craft.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Reverse Painting on Glass YouTube video tutorial!


Frame with glass
Tulip Slick 3D Paint (I used white)
Acrylic paint (colors of your choice)
Palette (can use paper plate or waxed paper to hold and mix paint)
Scrapbook paper (or acrylic paint) for background
Craft knife (optional)
Wet wipes

Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 1 The first step in this project is to select your pattern. There are many on-line sources along with pattern books and coloring books that work great for this technique. I prefer to use stained glass patterns for this technique.  You can also take a photograph and outline the florals (or any subject matter) to create your own pattern.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 2 Place your pattern underneath your glass. I used Tulip Slick 3D Fashion Paint for this project. You can outline your design in any color. I chose white because I wanted a finished project that had a vintage retro vibe.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 3 When using the Tulip Slick Paint, the first thing you want to do before you remove the cap is to tap the tip into the palm of your hand. This helps to move the paint into the nozzle and it helps to remove any air bubbles. When you get air bubbles in the paint, it tends to “spit and spatter” so this step helps to remove bubbles.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 4 Holding the tip of the paint bottle to the glass, trace your pattern.  Be sure that all intersecting lines connect. This will help to keep the acrylic paint within your pattern lines. Let your paint dry overnight.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 5 Sometimes when I am tracing my patterns, the tip of the bottle leaves a slight “ghost” image of paint on the glass. I just use the tip of a craft knife to clean up any excess paint that has dried where I don’t want it on the glass.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 6 I used 4 different colors of acrylic paint and mixed them together to create varying shades of colors. Be sure to mix enough paint to apply 2 coats. Paint inside your pattern lines applying paint colors where desired.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 7 I like to turn over my glass to look at the front side to be sure that I have painted all the way up to the lines.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 8 Continue to paint with all the colors. Don’t worry if your paint covers some of the white lines because this is the back of your artwork.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 9 Paint all areas with one coat, let dry completely and add second coat.  This is still a view of the back of your artwork. It doesn’t look like much on this side…but when you turn it over…
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 10 …pretty! Double check to be sure that you have painted all the way up to the white pattern lines! When you turn over to look at the front, you will be able to see if you missed any areas. Let dry completely.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 11 After your paint has dried, you can paint the entire back of your artwork with acrylic paint, or you can use scrapbook papers to complement your painted design.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 12 This is a pretty paper with script writing that looks pretty with my florals.
Tiffany Windsor Reverse Painted Frame 13 I picked the black polka dots paper for my finished design! Cut the paper to size and place glass and background paper back into the frame.

Repurposed Clock by Candace Jedrowicz

Repurposed Clock by Candace Jedrowicz - Hero

When it comes to redecorating, Candace Jedrowicz is willing to sit until the urge passes.  BUT when it comes repurposing, she’s on it!  Armed with a hot glue gun, buttons, beads, gems, glass globs, kitschy bits and tiny handmade sculptures Candace turns a traditional mantle clock into an over-the-top mischievous mantle masterpiece!  Featured on Cool2Craft.

Watch Candace’s fun and fabulous Repurposed Clock YouTube video tutorial!

Item to repurpose
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Buttons, beads, glass globs, tiles, gems, trim and bric a brakc
Wood balls for feet

I found the easiest approach to be…decide where you want things to go then take them off the piece lay all the bits for the front around the piece in the order they will go on, then lay the bits for all the other sides in groups.
Now you’re ready to glue.
This is a view of the top of the clock.You can see the bits for the sides of the clock grouped on their respective sides.
Add trim to the bottom before gluing the bottom bits on.
Fill in the spaces with kitschy little things.Glue on the wood ball feet.The wavy wire on the top belonged to pen.  I saved it because it looked cool – darned if it isn’t just the perfect accoutrement that transforms the clock into a crazy vintage looking TV!
The back is decorated as well.When the clock gives out I plan to a black and white photo in it to complete the vintage TV theme.
This was my mantle before…
This is my mantle now!  It really brightens up my living room!My work here is done.