Saturday, November 10, 2018

Faux Stained Glass

I came across this beautiful stained glass craft on an amazing website the other day, Susie's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom.   You will find a link to the directions here.

Faux Stained Glass Peackock

There you will find over 200 craft tutorials!  The one that jumped out at me though was the stained glass peacock made with glue and paint.  Easy peasy.

And I love easy peasy crafts.

Stained glass is a stunning craft that I have always wanted to try.  However, since I'm not a fan of cutting glass and the mess and learning curve that would be involved with ordinary stained glass projects, I had never tried it.

So it's actually the simplicity of the faux stained glass project pictured above and the endless possibilities are what attracted to me to wanting to try it.

Oooh, maybe I'll make a faux cardinal!...

Cardinal Stained Glass

So off I went out to the Dollar Tree and bought a frame for, yep, you guessed it, a dollar!  LOL!!!

Then off to A.C. Moore where I purchased my clear glue of course using my 40% coupon from my phone.  That came to about $2.00

I already have paint brushes and acrylic paints so I didn't need those.

Now, on to finding stained glass patterns.  You can purchase stained glass coloring books at most craft stores like Michaels, A.C. Moore, or Hobby Lobby...

I recently purchased Trace & Paint Flowers (pictured below) at Hobby Lobby because I want to start painting flower canvases, and now I think it will come in handy for this craft as well.

This book contains outlines of each of the painted pictures of flowers within.  They are removable and very easy to insert under the glass you will use to make faux stained glass.

If you would like to try this project, you can just type stained glass flower patterns into Google, and click on 'Images' to get free patterns.

To use this free method follow the instructions below:

1.  In the Google search engine, type "stained glass flower patterns".

Here are links to other subjects that may be wonderful to use in this craft (all are affiliate links, so if you purchase from these links, I will earn a small commission)...

(Directions continued below...)

Garden Flowers

2.  Right click over the picture you would like to paint, and select 'Save Image As'.  Save it to your desktop so that it's easy to find.

3.  Find the image you selected on your desktop and with your mouse over the picture, right click on 'Copy'.  Minimize this window by clicking the - icon in top right corner.

4.  Immediately following, in another window, open a word processing document.  Now from within the document, select 'Paste'.

5.  Your image should appear and you can use the arrow keys to make it larger or smaller.

6.  Print your image.

7.  Have fun!

Here is a link to the directions for this amazing and inexpensive craft that the whole family can enjoy.

Links to my PINTEREST Boards:

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Watch a video of me making a faux stained glass project:

Faux Stained Glass

Faux Stained Glass

How To Use an Opaque Deco Paint Marker 
in the art of Faux Stained Glass

Deco Color Paint Pens are available on line in many colors or they can also be purchased at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Store
Don't forget your coupon!  here is a link:

If you click picture above to purchase on Amazon,
I will earn small commission

Thank you so much for stopping by today, please let me know if you have any questions.  You can contact me at

Always remember to...

Be creative, and be happy!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Summer Flowers - Hand Painted Rock by nancymaggielee

Wanted to share a picture of my latest rock

Friday, May 25, 2018

Hand-Painted Rocks - Painting on Rocks is a Fun Craft for All Ages

My hobby is a little bit of a quirky sounding one, I love painting on rocks!

Here is a picture of the first rock I ever painted...

You only need a few things to get started with this fantastic hobby that the whole family can enjoy.

Most of the supplies are inexpensive, free, or can be purchased at a local craft store with a coupon.  You can even buy rocks to paint on line now.

Here is a linkto a coupon you can access on your phone and have scanned in the store.  It's usually good for 40% off of one item that's not on sale.

In addition, you can find just about everything you need to get started at online sellers like Amazon.

Here are links to some of the supplies you may need to paint on rocks...

Mod Podge Matte Gel Medium

Painting Flowers on Rocks

White acrylic paint


Inkjet Printer

Arteza Paint Pens

Sharpie Permanent Markers

Sharpie Ultra Fine Black Marker (for outlines)

Art Markers

Shuttle Art Markers

Deco Art White Paint Pen

Paint Markers

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium

Rocks for Painting

Stencil Brushes


There are many different methods for painting on rocks, and there are so many different things you can paint on a rock.

The ideas that come to my mind are endless!  It just depends on what you like and what sparks your creativity.

Here is a picture of a large flower rock I painted more recently.  I used a stencil for this one...

Irises & Hollyhocks
Hand-Painted Rock
 by nancymaggielee

You could paint flowers on rocks, birds, butterflies, fairies, cottages, animals, words and inspirational messages to name just a few.

<< See pictures of my painted rocks here >>

Over the course of painting many different rocks, I have found different methods of transferring designs onto my rocks to get the outcome I desire.

On this website I will outline each method I have used to design my rocks and from those you can choose which one you like best.  Why not try them all?

If you find a rock you want to paint and you start with a method that's not working out for you, simply wash the rock and start over and perhaps try a different method.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Napkin Decoupage Tutorial for Wooden Easter Eggs

You can make beautiful Easter eggs using napkins.  Yes, that's right.  Napkins!

With all the lovely napkin patterns available today, they are great to use for decoupaging wooden Easter eggs!

Make a stunning centerpiece like the one below...

You can purchase wooden Easter eggs in bulk on Amazon or you can purchase them at a local craft store like Michaels or A.C. Moore.

Wooden eggs, like the ones pictured above, are more of a seasonal item, so you may not be able to find them unless it's right before Easter.

But perhaps you might want to decorate other wood pieces with napkins, the possibilities are endless!

If you do happen to go to the craft store, don't forget your online coupon!  Here is a link to the current A.C. Moore coupon.

Usually all the craft stores accept competitors' coupons even if they are from your phone.

Lovely napkins like the ones pictured below (affiliate link) can be purchased on Amazon.

A Bronx Tale

Monday, January 15, 2018

Learn How to Make These Decorative Candle Holders Decoupaged with Napkins & Ribbon Bling

Today, I came across these beautiful black and white candle holders on YouTube.  In my opinion, they are just stunning!

I could not believe how easy and inexpensive they were to make from watching the video, and I just had to share.

There are many other candle holder centerpieces that you can make from this channel, but these jumped out at me and definitely caught my eye because I love bold black and white patterns.

I'm sure I'll try this project in the near future along with the other decorative candle centerpieces that are posted on this channel.

This is also a relatively inexpensive project.  The supplies you will need are linked below for your convenience (they are affiliate links so if you buy them through here, I do want to be up front and tell you that I will make a modest commission).


You can purchase some of these items at your local Dollar Tree store or you can order them in bulk on line at the links directly below and have them delivered to your front door.

4" Glass taper candle holders (for this project you will need 4)

Glass candle bowl (for this project you will need 3)

You will also need:

White acrylic paint (I like Apple Barrel)

Black & white damask napkins (in the video link, Maria said she found the napkins she's using at the Dollar Tree, but I couldn't find them at my store.  I did, however, find them on Amazon (link here).

Here is the video instruction by Maria, the creator of this gorgeous centerpiece...

The supplies needed are also linked below the actual videos on the channel itself which is called SplendidIdeasWithMaria (you can subscribe to her channel at this link).

If you are going to make this specific project with the white background, make sure the napkins have a black print, but more importantly a white background.

I really like Maria's ideas and her instruction is straightforward and easy to follow.  What I want to know though, is how does she use that glue gun without burning her fingers or making a mess???  LOL!

These candle holders probably cost about $10 to $12 to make, but you could probably sell this decorative candle trio on line or at a craft fair for over $50.  I know I would definitely pay that much for them!

In any case, I hope you have fun making these gorgeous candle holders if you decide to try this project!

You might also like...

Here is another idea for decorating candle holders from SplendidIdeasWithMaria:

You can buy ribbon bling on Amazon if you click the picture below (affiliate link):

However, the other day I was shopping at Michaels and I saw they have a wide variety of ribbon bling!  So if you go to Michaels, don't forget to use an online coupon to purchase because they have one available every week.

Please find below the video instruction to make the teal blue candle holders pictured above. 

The supplies are basically the same as they are for making the black and white damask candle holders, however, Maria will go through the specific supplies for the teal holders in the video.

Just remember...

Being creative means being happy!