About Dawn Lotharius

I am a stamper. I love creating scrapbook layouts, working with glitter, coloring with alcohol markers, and discovering and working with new products really delights me. My style would be considered as free spirit with a cross of shabby chic; however I am constantly trying new ideas.

Antique teacup pincushion

Teacup pincushion made with Smoothfoam by Dawn LothariusTea for one…and Smoothfoam too! Altering vintage items is one of my favorite things to do. Smoothfoam makes a great pin cushion, especially for heavier decorative pins – no drooping! Learn how to make this DIY pincushion craft below.

Supplies

3″ Smoothfoam ball
Vintage teacup and saucer
Americana craft paint – Dragon Fruit
Paint brush
Stickles glitter glue – Diamond
Miniature flowers
6-8″ length of a feather boa
Heavy-duty glass glue
Craft glue
Decorative pearl accents

1.  Paint the ball with 1-2 coats and allow to dry.

2.  Glue the teacup to the saucer with glass glue.

3.  Coat the top of the ball with glitter glue and allow to dry.

4.  Adhere the ball inside the cup with craft glue.

5.  Glue feather boa around the perimeter at the lip of the cup, and embellish with pearls and flowers as desired.

National Craft Month: Chocolate kiss ornament

ball of Hershey kisses

 

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, or what color the foil wrappers are, chocolate is always a delightful gift!

A ball of chocolate kisses is just about the sweetest way there is to tell somebody you love them. Click here for the project instructions on my blog.

Want a chance to WIN $100 worth of Smoothfoam sheets and shapes? Just leave on comment on this post (click the “replies” link below) and come back to leave a comment on every post in March to enter! That’s up to 31 chances to win…good luck!

National Craft Month: Flannel baby blocks

Lothariusbabyblock2

Here’s a great idea for a handmade baby shower gift – it’s so fun to embellish with cute little baby trinkets. You could add the baby’s name to personalize it to display on a shelf in the nursery or it can be used as a safety pin holder.

Want a chance to WIN $100 worth of Smoothfoam sheets and shapes? Just leave on comment on this post (click the “replies” link below) and come back to leave a comment on every post in March to enter! That’s up to 31 chances to win…good luck!

Supplies:

Smoothfoam 3″ cube
Smoothfoam 4″ cube
Flannel fabric cut to 3″ and 4″ squares
Tape runner
Rickrack trim
Fabric glue, hot glue
Charms, straight pins

1.  Using a tape runner to apply the flannel squares to each side of each cube.

2.  Adhere some small rickrack along the edges of each cube with fabric glue.

3.  Use hot glue to attach the 3″ block to the top of the 4″ block.

4.  Push straight pins into the foam to attach letter charms or die-cuts to one of the blocks.

5. Use hot glue or straight pins to adhere additional baby charms or trinkets as desired.