Well Owl Be! Make Your Own Wall Decorations

Making your own wall art is fun and easy!
Materials Needed:

  • material
  • canvas
  • paint brushes
  • turpentine (if using Oil)
  • Mod Podge
  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Make sure your canvas is clean, if you notice any dust or dirt give it a wipe.
  3. Start with the oil paint. The owl canvas is painted simple black, but you could depending on your fabric create awesome backgrounds.  I love the richness of oil paint, but it is serious stuff. It is slow drying so you can add colors and mix colors.  It does however, take a while to dry. So if you are using oil this process is going to take days rather than hours.
  4. While drying find your fabric and cut out some designs.  Trim any fly away treads. I cut out an owl
  5. Brush the Mod Podge over the fabric cut outs and apply to the canvas. Once placed on the canvas brush the Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.
  6. Let dry.
  7. Once dry, spray with sealer.
  8. Let dry.
  9. Once that is done, I added the small rhinestones with more Mod Podge.

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This is fun, really inexpensive project to quickly update the look of any room. You could do this project alone, with your kids, or friends!

If you do not want to make one but still want one you can purchase this one! Visit SugarBeetCrafts on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/180332961/owl-friend-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_20

2013 and The Tote Bag Challenge

Hello Everyone! I am sorry for the disappearing act again. It was a crazy 2013, it was full of lessons and challenges.

We unfortunately lost two members of my boyfriends family, but were very grateful that both of my boyfriends parents are doing well. The beginning of the year started with my boyfriends father being hospitalized with blood clots in his lungs, and very soon after we found out his mother had liver cancer. We spent most of the year in Oklahoma trying to be whatever help we could be. Thankfully both are doing fantastic, and his mother is cancer free.

I have many plans for Sugar Beet Crafts over the next year. More blog posts, an Etsy account and lots of tutorials and reviews. Thank you for bearing with me during this crazy year. 

I hope this next year is a wonderful change for everyone.

Here is my latest project:

My momma wanted some small pocketed tote bags to fill with goodies to give out to a few friends for Christmas. I am still super new to sewing so these totes took way too long but I was able to finish them up….. then I broke my sewing machine! I did something to it now the timing is off. So hopefully I can get it fixed soon.

Here are some pics my mom and aunt snapped.

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Santa Monica Glow Arts Festival 2013

The Glow Arts festival in Santa Monica California is a huge art project created to bring the community together.  The festival was Saturday, September 28th from 7 pm to 3 am from Santa Monica Beach to Palisades Park.

According to glowsantamonica.org the festival is “An All-Night cultural experience that re-imagines Santa Monica Beach as a playground for original, participatory works of art.”

Glow Artists:

Aphidoidea, Karen Atkinson, Steve Boyer, Mathieu Briand, Jedediah Caesar, Janet Echelman, Marni Gittleman, Steven Hull, Glenn Kaino, Shana Koenig, Rebeca Mendez, Vap Tinkerers with Jonathan Bijur, Victoria Vesna and DJOKO Walujo

We went down for a little bit to check everything out. It was cool. I was shocked at how many people showed up, I had no idea it was such a big event. All the exhibits lit up in some way, some were interactive and throughout the night there were performances. It was neat.

Check it out..

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