Nontraditional Mercury Glass DIY Menorah {Or Holiday Centerpiece!}

Nontraditional-DIY-Menorah-Crafts-Unleashed-1

Today’s project is a simple one that packs a big atmospheric punch!  The classic Menorah includes 9 candles on one holder with the middle candle raised.  These can often be quite pricey, but today’s DIY Menorah craft is absolutely affordable and can be adjusted for various faiths.   Supplies needed to make your own nontraditional DIY Menorah: Gold Mercury Glass Votives. Unfinished Wood Candle Base. Evergreen Pine Fragrance Oil. Baker’s Twine (Cappuccino – my favorite pack!!). Silver Paint and Gold Spray Glitter. {Read More}

Fall Leaf Polymer Clay Dish For Jewelry

Clay-dish-jewelry-Crafts-Unleashed

I love the colors of autumn, don’t you?  It’s my favorite time for spending outdoors; the weather is perfect for day hikes.  This has nothing to do with getting crafty, I know – but it certainly inspires new designs and ideas for projects!  I made up this fall-inspired clay dish jewelry holder from polymer clay with a piece of nature imprinted into it, and painted it with a hint of gold.  It’s perfect for holding small pieces, and it looks pretty on {Read More}

Knock Off Chevron Ladder Anthropologie Necklace

DIY-Anthropologie-necklace-Crafts-Unleashed-1

I recently found a cute chevron ladder Anthropologie necklace (Anthro is one of my absolute favorite clothing and accessory stores)!  It is a beautiful necklace, but at $58…it was a bit over my necklace budget.  Especially for a trendy piece of jewelry that I know will only be in style for a couple of years.  So I decided to DIY my own version of this Anthropologie necklace and came up with a really fun and similar version for less then $11 (and {Read More}

Gold Leaf Fence Planter Box DIY

gold-leaf-planter-box-009

Mother’s Day is almost here and I have a gold leaf  fence planter box that is the perfect thing to make and give to mom.  Or make one (or a dozen) for yourself!  I mean they can’t all be gifts right? The rustic picket fence look of this little planter box was just screaming for a modern touch. So I added some simple gold leaf just to the tips of the pickets.  Get the full instructions and see just how easy it {Read More}

How to Gild Canvas

How to gild canvas - Crafts Unleashed

Do you remember this photo from my leather and barbell bracelet tutorial?  Notice that cool, shiny base the bracelet is sitting on?  Is that just paint?  Well, not so much.  Metallic paint can NOT hold a candle to the real thing.  That super shimmery finish comes from none other than GOLD.  Real gold.  Slivered off into the tiniest sheets of paper that are so light and fine, they feel like angel’s breath. That finish is created with sheets of gold {Read More}

DIY Luminary Cityscape

LED luminaries

With nights getting earlier and the sunrise coming later, it sometimes seems like we are living in the dark!  Instead of lamenting the lack of sun, let’s celebrate it with some fun, new (and safe!) luminaries. I decided to go with golden bags for a true “glow” from within and the plaid edger punch for two different effects.  The first is a simple plaid border cutout around the top of the bags, creating little pockets of light at the top {Read More}