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I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home.
Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog.
Have you noticed a growing amount of old music compilations, out of date software or even just faulty blank CDs stacking up in your office? Wish you could breathe some new life into them again? Give these cool projects a chance to return those used CDs and DVDs to their former glory. Since you've already ripped your music into MP3s, you don't really need that massive collection anymore, so why not do something new with them and put them back to work in a whole new way? You could turn them into a new LED desk lamp, or even a CD chair.
O ver the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing several Valentine’s Day Idea’s posts with you. I have a lot of great handmade ideas to post here from around the web. There are some seriously brilliant people out there! I’m also working on a few of my own Valentine’s Day craft projects and I hope to share them with you soon! I adore these crayon heart valentines from Whipperberry! Homemade goody bags are perfect for school or Sunday school valentines.