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Monday, April 3, 2017

My Favorite Places for FREE Svg Files

If you are wondering where everyone is finding those adorable little svgs that they are placing on cute personal items, then look no further than this post. I’m sharing my favorite websites for free svg files and fonts. I love using my Cricut Explore to cut out vinyl images to place on everything I own, but you can also use these as printables.
You don’t have to be a computer genius and design your own fonts or svg files, even though it isn’t as complicated as you may think to design your own, I get it….sometimes you just don’t have the time to design your own image, or have to decided to put something together on a whim. While this list isn’t extensive, and only consists of 2 websites, I promise you won’t be dissapointed with the free svg files these websites have to offer.



First on the list is Creative Frabrica
This website offers an svg for almost any occasion, and most of these are perfect for making your own signs or printables. Here’s the coolest part about this website. They only offer cetain fonts and svg files for free weekly, but if you want unlimited access to everything they have to offer, you can get unlimited access to everything for 3 months for ONLY 12 bucks. Yeah, I said it, 12 bucks. There are over 2,000 files avaiable for you to access with this subscription and you can find anything you need. Hop on over to Creative Fabrica and check them out, regardless of which way you choose to get your svgs this website is an excellent bookmark for future use.



My next favorite place to go is LoveSVG
If you get on Pinterest (If you don’t know what pinterest is, I don’t know what you have been doing with your life), then changes are you have seen these adorable little printable svg files. What makes it even better is that most of these are free. Even better, if you want to use these images for commercial use when you are selling your own crafts you can buy the images in bulk for around 15 dollars. That’s an AWESOME deal.


I know that there are plenty of free places to get svgs on the web, but I use these two websites because they have so many in one place and they are organized. I’ve searched Google countless times trying to find svgs to use with my projects and I feel like I spend more time digging through images on random websites, and even then I rarely find what I am looking for and have to create it.
So, if you aren’t busy and you have a project you need to complete, head on over to these two websites and check out what they have to offer you. I think you will find that you will enjoy it, and maybe even purchase a few images of your own.
Be blessed!
Jessica

Geeks and Glitter

Saturday, February 18, 2017

DIY Glitter Jars

Are you looking for a great way to organize your stuff that doesn't look so boring? Well look no further. You can easily turn a simple plastic or glass container into something stunning with lots of GLITTER, With these DIY glitter jars, you will want to organize everything in your home or office. 



ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Mod Podge ( I use the Michaels brand)
  • Glitter (Chunky works best)
  • Glass or Plastic Jar
  • Alcohol or Nail polish remover
  • Foam paintbrush 
  • Acrylic sealing spray



Step 1: Place some newspapers down on your table so that you don't get glitter and glue everywhere and prep your jar (if you are working with glass) by cleaning it with alcohol or nail polish remover using an alcohol pad. I found my glass jars at goodwill here and they were only .59 cents a piece which made this even more fun because it was so cheap!

Step 2: Using the foam brush, coat the inside of the glass jar with your glue. Don't use a thick layer, but just enough so that the glitter will stick.

Step 3: Add a generous amount of glitter into the bottom of the jar, and spin the jar on its side to slowly work the glitter around the inside surface of the jar. Add more glitter as needed. Feel free to allow the glue to sit and add more glitter as needed if it didn't coat well the first time.Depending on how much glue you use, it may take several hours to a day or two to dry. Do not worry if the glue looks white at first and you can't see the glitter. When the glue dries it will dry clear.Be sure to tap any excess glitter out of the jar before you set it to dry. Let the jar dry upside down.

Step 4: Once the jars have completely dried, you can use and an acrylic setting spray to keep the glitter in place. Because I decided to use these jars to only hold markers, I lightly dabbed more decoupage glue on the inside with my foam brush and left it like that. If I was using this for a makeup brush holder, I would definitely use an acrylic spray to keep the glitter off of my brushes. No one wants to get glitter in their eyes.

My camera didn't want to work properly when doing this project, so I decided to upload a video that I found helpful when I was doing this project on my own. You can find it below.


So, what did y'all think. I hope you like this tutorial and enjoy creating your own glitter jars. These were really fun to make.

Be blessed.
Jess - Geeks and Glitter