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After creating our painted fireworks, origami 4th of July themed boats, and crafty sea monsters we decided to put it all together and make a 4th of July Diorama.

4th of July Scene

We used a black tri-fold school presentation board to create it into a night scene. We taped our painted fireworks to the sky area, used blue felt scraps to make our ocean scene and placed our origami boats and sea monsters on top of the water area. Note the monsters are attacking and eating the boats! We finished it off by creating a 4th of July canvas and felt banner.  And a final touch of silver, glitter, star stickers everywhere.


HAPPY 4th OF JULY! Be safe.





Tis the season for gift wrapping at Lovely Lula central this can feel so tedious. So in order to make it more fun I say turn it into a gift of it’s own. If you take the time to create a beautiful package if make the wrapping of the gift a much more enjoyable processes.  The examples below include hand painted wrapping paper, dried and hand painted leaves, vintage paper and recycled materials. Get creative. Happy Holidays and happy wrapping!



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I am teaching two workshops at the Shemer Art Center  for Summer artSpace.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 Clothes Pin Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM

Tuesday June 24, 2014  Duct Tape Toy Art Workshop From 10 AM – 12:15 PM and again from 12:45 – 3:00PM

Both workshops will be inspired by the exhibition Joy of Toys on view at the Shemer Art Center this Summer. The work included in this show highlights toys from around the world created out of recycled materials. Join these workshops to create your own toys out of found objects. Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE




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Enrollment is online – forms can be downloaded HERE



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Fearless Family Home House Tour

Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.


During Christmas I made a Vintage Christmas Bulb Wreath and loved it so much that I thought why not keep going for all different holidays and times of the year. I had a great time making this on for Valentines Day. I bought a heart shaped wreath at Joann’s and then loaded it up with red, white and pink bulbs along with metal and plastic hearts I had on hand. LOVE!  Next up St. Patrick’s Day – stay tuned for that in March.


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