Welcome to our very first installment of
We’re welcoming a WONDERFUL guest poster today, Kimberly, from bugaboo, mini, mr & me. She’s gonna share with us what she’d have to take with her on the desert island! Take it away!
(no kidding… she was only 8 posts in when I started
I blog at bugaboo, mini, mr & me – which began as a way for me to keep my sanity! I needed an outlet, I loved creating things, I have a passion for writing, and ta-da! My blog was born! It started out as a showcase of many failed projects – an “I’m not very good at this but, darn it, I love it!” approach if you will. Fortunately, as time progressed I learned a lot, tiptoed out of my comfort zone and ultimately posted more triumphs than failures! Over on my corner of the web I mainly craft, but I also dabble in sewing (I recently discovered a love for felt food…). You can check out some of my favorite kid’s projects (like my super easy fingerprint Puppets), recipes, and photography attempts as well! My blogiversary is coming up, soon, too!
Now, when Lara described what she needed for her new series – i.e. “If I were stranded on a desert island and had only one craft item…” I thought it would be hard to pick just one. Ribbon? Glue gun? Gorilla glue? Books? (Have you seen all the cool things you can do with book pages?) All phenomenal tools and items to have in your arsenal, but my mind quickly alighted on that one crafting medium that can do it all. Really. It can gussy up shoes, protect paper projects, create a wreath, adhere fabric to all sorts of fun things. It can collage, brushstroke, smooth, stick, clamp, and mold. It could even do your dishes. No, not really, I wish. But it can do everything short of that.
I am talking, of course, about the good old Podge. And I can’t live without it.
Today I’d like to show you how to create a unique nightlight for your little one’s room – or your room, for that matter. And it involves an awesome mod podge DIY “stained glass” technique.
And press into place. Follow the directions on your glue for setting and curing times. Be careful – setting is not the same as curing!
Take the ribbed wire and the white wire, line them up and twist them together.
Do the same thing to the smooth wire and the black wire.
Using your screwdriver, tighten your two black screws through the fixture into the plaque.
Screw in your light bulb.
Place your fun colored globe over it and use the screws that came in the ceiling fixture kit to fasten the globe to the fixture.