Easy DIY Gift Baskets

Whether you’re trying to make a custom, one-of-a-kind gift basket for a friend’s birthday, need a last-minute house-warming present for a loved one, a token of appreciation when meeting your significant other’s family for the first time, or simply a just-because gift, these gift baskets will become your go-to idea! …

DIY Leopard Halloween Makeup Tutorial

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How to Do Leopard Spots Makeup Tutorial for Your Halloween Costume

It’s Halloween week! What are you going to be? If you haven’t a clue, be sure to check out my DIY Halloween Costume Ideas, where you can see the full ensemble to go with today’s post. Today, you’ll get to see the easy-peasy, but awesome looking way to create a leopard face with makeup!

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DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

What costume will you wear for Halloween?

Halloween is fast-approaching, and time is running out to figure out what ghoulish goblin or pretty princess you’ll trek out into the night as on October 31st. At this point, you’ve got 11 days to shop-and-ship, and let’s be honest: are you really going to trust the expedited shipping to get your costume to your home in time? Not to mention–will it fit?

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Product Review & GIVEAWAY: Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers

Hi my dears! Today, I am SO excited to reveal not only an awesome product review, but also a giveaway!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers 4-Piece Set Giveaway and Review

… Courtesy of Marvy Uchida!

(Disclaimer: All products in the giveaway were provided free-of-charge by Marvy Uchida. All products I used were purchased on my own behalf. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for my review.)

I bought some chalkboard paint a while ago from Michaels Craft Store, and have been playing around, spraying it on random items like wine bottles and old frames. But one thing wasn’t going quite like I imagined: the chalk. Anytime I used regular chalk, the intensity of my drawing was not up to par, or the drawing would stick and reappear no matter how many times I wiped or washed the board/bottle to try a new design.

Then, one day, a friend turned me on to chalk markers, and I haven’t looked back ever since. I bought myself a 4-pack set of the Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers in Red, White, Blue and Black. I have used the red, white and blue ones quite a bit. I have yet to try out the black, but am saving it until I can get my hands on (or make!) some mint or white chalkboard paint for another project.

These markers go on so easily to any chalkboard canvas. The package says they can work on glass, and any other non-porous, smooth surfaces, as well, though I haven’t tried myself. I put my new chalk market kit to the test with the following three projects (click on the first 2 project images to open up a new window with their posts and instructions!):

Memorial Day Chalkboard Display
DIY Patriotic Chalkboard Display

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DIY Chalkboard Wine Quote Art

and my latest (and possibly favorite) project:

DIY Home Sweet Home Chalkboard Art from A Dash of Sarah

DIY Entryway Chalkboard from A Dash of Sarah

 

And that’s all just free-hand, one-coat drawings using Marvy Uchida chalk markers and taking inspiration from random pins. They’re that vibrant and easy-to-use!

So far, I have absolutely no complaints with Marvy Uchida bistro chalk markers. They are a craft-material company that has been around for more than 40 years, and makes other craft (and office) related items. Go here to learn more about their company and the other products they offer. You can see all the different colors available for the bistro chalk marker HERE.

And now, for the fun part!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Marker 4-Piece Set Giveaway!

Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers Giveaway

Marvy Uchida has generously sent me a four-piece chalkboard marker set to giveaway to one lucky winner! SO, to all my ADOS fans, what are you waiting for?! Enter NOW until June 26th, and you could be on your way to creating beautiful chalkboard projects galore in no time with these colorful helpers!

A Dash of Sarah Giveaway Marvy Uchida Bistro Chalk Markers
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(Disclaimer: All products in the giveaway were provided free-of-charge by Marvy Uchida. All products I used were purchased on my own behalf. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not paid or otherwise compensated for my review.)