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Hårnålar och gamla knappar har kanske de flesta av oss hemma i gömmorna? Sy fast knapparna på hårnålen, droppa dit lite superlim för att ge extra stadga och vips – nya, fina hårspännen! Visst låter det nästan som en titel på en Agatha Christie-bok “Hårnålar och gamla knappar” , ungefär som “Arsenik och gamla spetsar” … —— I guess most of us have some bobby pins and old buttons laying around in the house. Sew the buttons on to the bobby pin, add some super glue to provide extra stability and voilá – new, pretty hair pins! “Haripins and old buttons”… It kind of has the same feeling to it as that old Agatha Christie murder story – “Arsenic and old lace”.
Having written an article recently about making the most simple Friendship Bracelet , I wanted to quickly follow it up with my favorite Friendship Bracelet design . It is a design that I was not aware of way-back-when in school, when making these bracelets was so popular. The design is also surprisingly simple. I have taught the technique to a group of 8-10 year olds and they picked it up easily. I'll have you knotting in no time! Materials Needed
I think fruit is just the cutest thing - well, at least fruit shaped objects are! I always find myself coming back to make fruit inspired crafts. This project is no different.
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I always have trouble tossing empty Altoids cases, because they make the perfect mini containers for so many little things. And when I realized they were the ideal size for holding credit cards and business cards, the DIY light bulb went off flashing in my head. I now use my upcycled Altoids tin to carry all my essentials including my ID, credit card, cash, lipstick and sticks of gum...yup, they all fit! You can use these little cases for just about anything including gift cards, office supplies , first aids kits , and my personal favorite, a mouse tin house .
OMGoodness it has been a week since I posted!!! I have been so busy with my full-time job (we are getting ready for an internal audit, YIKES) that I have neglected my true passion my sweet little blog and my blends (blog~friends, Thanks Teri). Oh well I'm back and it is Easy Peasy Crafty Saturday!!!
Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case.
Tip #1: Two Tier Plate Stand This was so simple and fun to make. I was inspired by this post from Tatertots and Jello . I was incredibly impressed that this project cost her only $2!
I am so excited to share this easy peasy tutorial! I have gone back and forth on when to post these projects but the magazine I craft for has been a bit ambiguous on their actual print date but the article and three crafts I made direct back to this blog for the tutorials in the march archives. And they are more geared towards Easter and Mother's Day so sorry if this is kind of early. But having finished tutorial posts just sitting there waiting to be published is hard!
Boy do I have a treat for you today! The craftalicious girls over at eighteen25 are here show us how to make a Survial Kit . I can only imagine all fun I could have making these for my self and for all my girl friends!!
I’ve been traveling for the majority of the past couple weeks, so bear with me as I get back on my DIY feet… I have a really easy, fun project for you today! I was inspired by this photo (I can’t remember where it is from so if you know please tell me!). As someone who uses a plain old pair of black earbuds, I loved the idea of adding some color by wrapping the headphone cords in embroidery thread! What you need: headphones, embroidery thread and scissors Select which colors, and how many, you want to use.
Plain vintage suitcases are pretty great but cover them in your favorite coordinating fabrics and your house just got cuter! Not only do they look cute in your home, they're great photo props. Decorate a nursery, stack them high in your living room, stand them up behind other items on a shelf, etc. It's an easy way to add color to your space without investing a lot of money. Keep an eye out for hard cases with stitched seams (for tucking fabric in) and think about using a variety of sizes for great impact. You no longer have to pass up the perfect case shape because of a nick in the vinyl!