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You probably know the scratch off lottery tickets? Ever wondered how to make them? Well, they are very fun & easy to make. I used to make greeting cards from them but now I'm going to use this technique as a promotional tool.
Learn how to make salt dough pendants and create your own affordable handmade jewelry. You will find that you already have most of the ingredients and equipment needed in your kitchen. I will show you how to make jewelry and how easy it is to create original and unique pendants from salt dough. Combine your salt dough pendants with our dough art beads to make your own stunning necklaces. How To Make Salt Dough Pendants - Preparation
I have to admit - I'm typically not a glitter kind of girl. But as of a few days ago, that might have changed...or least when it comes to ultra fine glitter. I've always thought it's pretty, especially when I'm looking at entire spectrum of colors. My heart totally skips a beat whenever I look at something in many colors, all lined up - like these Proenza Schouler satchel bags or the mineral eyeshadows at Bare Escentuals boutiques OR this Pr isamcolor Premier Pencil Wood Box Set ... But when I decided that an old black H;M purse of mine needed a makeover, I decided to give some ultra fine glitter a shot.
sewing needles (just regular old sharps - nothing small like quilting needles or big like embroidery) white thread (I chose polyester for added strength) plastic bags of all types - grocery bags are easiest, but you can mix and match. The thicker, more opaque bags will produce a thicker braid, while thin, more transparent bags will produce thinner ones. Try to get as many colors as you can - my basket is made almost entirely of white bags with very small amounts of color, and I think it would look even nicer with some full color bags mixed in. I did lose track of how many bags I used to create this basket, but I'm guessing it was no more than 30. :) SUPER FANCY BAGS TO LENGTH UPDATE: It took me 51 plastic bags to get 60 feet.
Don’t throw away those old light bulbs just yet! I have a fun, easy DIY for you that will brighten up your home decor or workspace :) A little while back I found this image on tumblr and immediately saved it to my inspiration folder: I gathered a couple of light bulbs and got to work! I found this DIY to be very simple, but it requires working with glass so you definitely need to be careful.
Build this Hula Hoop Rug and other fun t-shirt crafts. Take your weaving to the next level by making miniature baskets. Click the photo to view the craft. Make the chair pad above using t-shirts and a hula hoop.
Materials: KNIT-CRO-SHEEN, 1 ball Steel Crochet Hook No. 7 1 bone ring. Starting at center, ch 6.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/cyanotype_step1.jpg?w=600&h=450" width="600" height="450" alt="cyanotype_step1.jpg" /> Christina McFall over on CRAFT has a great tutorial on using the cyanotype printing technique on textiles like handknits and crochet.