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- StumbleUpon. Posted by: Cathy on May 22, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged I just loved this Paint swatch chandelier! What a wonderful idea and those paint swatches you can pick up for free. You can use an old lampshade and use the frame or pick up an old one from the thrift store. You can also purchase them new in art and crafts shops but recycling makes this project more fun. These are the materials you'll need: - paint swatches in the same tones or you can use multi-colored if you prefer - wire frame from old lampshade (this will hang upside down) - large circular hole puncher - cellotape - cotton thread - scissors Start punching your circles from your paint swatches.

Lay out your paint medallions, coloured side down, in the desired order. Turn your lamp shade upside down and fasten it somewhere where it can hang freely. The full tutorial can be seen here. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, click here. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Scratch Off Tickets. Put this in your ‘party planning’ list: Homemade scratch off lottery tickets on Artmind (the trick: you mix metallic paint with liquid soap for the scratch off part).I can think of lots of fun ways to use these. copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved.

Making a Valentine Paper Flower | Say Yes to Hoboken. Who wouldn’t love to be given this gigantic paper flower on Valentine’s Day this year? It’s incredible! Find the full tutorial here on Green Wedding Shoes. (images by Studio Castillero)A few other flower themed craft tutorials seen around the web:Hanging Heart Charms at MADEMini Crepe Paper Flower Favors at Oh Happy DayDIY Wedding Day Flower Wall at A Beautiful MessI feel like I’ve been out of the loop a bit with the redesign and the two weeks we were away.Any brilliant tutorials/craft projects out there I missed? I’d love to hear your favorites! Friday Flowers: Ombre Chrysanthemums. I love this project. It's fast, cheap, easy, AND it's fun to say aloud: obmre chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemum is one of my favorite words of all time. I like the way it requires you to scrape your tongue across the back of your teeth to pronounce it properly. Chrysanthemum. Why people feel compelled to shorten their name to mums is beyond me.

And, for another thing, it is one of the few multisyllabic words I enjoy spelling. Ombre is big again this year, so I thought I would incorporate it into a flower project. I was all set to show this to guys last week, but then I decided it was missing something. *Can I just take a sec to point out that I even have a closet that can hold a giant chrysanthemum lantern?

What's the difference between the two versions? Coffee filters: $2.00 (tip: I buy packs of 700 coffee filters at Costco $2.50) Required quantity varies. Dye: $4.00 per bottle Paper Lantern: $3.00 You can find these all over the place. White Glue: $1.00 Have a great weekend! Coffee Filter Roses. Back in my failed former days as a window dresser, I got some good advice from Tanja, the Grand Dame of the cosmetics department. Originally from Romania, Tanja was widely renowned for her eyebrow waxing skills and had arrived at a point in her career when she only had to take one appointment a day, then happily dragged it out all afternoon. Most of the time was spent smoking and laughing and singing gypsy folk songs about beet salad, then more smoking and dispensing advice about important things like men, business, and unwanted hair. Of the many things I learned from Tanja, there are three golden nuggets that stand out; Never brush your teeth with blue toothpaste.Men with excessively bushy eyebrows are likely to cheat on their wives.Women will buy anything wrapped in roses.* *Women married to men with excessively bushy eyebrows should expect a lot of roses.

A week after Tanja dropped that old chestnut, my new boss gave me the task of revamping a central display table. SHAZAM! Materials: How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic... This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing).

After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh. Ombre Star Garlands. DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier. A paint-swatch chandelier? I think so :) {Step 1} You’ll need a whole bunch of paint swatches in your desired colours (seriously, emphasis on the whole bunch part). I picked a variety of blush, pink and red hues so I could get a fancy ombre look to my chandelier but I can only imagine how many different looks you could go for with your own chandelier.

Using a scalloped paper punch you’ll need to punch about 40 -60 swatches into little medallions. Keep the medallions divided by colours in little saucers or cups like below. {Step 2} I bought my lamp shade (my chandelier base) from Lowes for about 5 bucks. Using an Exacto knife and super sharp metal scissors I carefully cut apart the fabric lamp shade, peeling away the pieces until the metal parts were as exposed as possible. {Step 3} Lay out your paint medallions, coloured side down, in the desired order. Thanks to Jenna for the photos, as always. Folded Rose Tutorial. Polly Wiggins, a quilling friend in Kansas, encrusted this paper mache heart with beautiful folded roses and fringed flowers.

I'm drawn to the subtle, old fashioned shades she chose, perhaps because they remind me of a silky-soft comforter my great grandmother made years and years ago. If you've been steering clear of folded roses because they seem too complicated, fear not. Just a few supplies and repetitious steps, and you'll soon realize they're really quite simple. Supplies: Quilling paper - any width will work, but 3/8 inch or 1/4 inch are used most commonly. Directions: 1. 3. 4. 5. The next three pictures show the fold/roll motion in progress... the first picture is immediately after the first fold, while rolling. Farther along - left hand is lowering the strip; right hand is still rolling the tool.

A little farther... Now it's time to fold and roll again. Tip: Make a new fold just as soon as you've finished rolling the previous one. Second fold/roll has been completed. 6. 7. Magic Fence with marbles. How to Make a Paper Rose | Ellinée journal | DIY Blog. Paper roses are one of my favorite paper crafts. I use them on gifts, wear them in my hair and make them to compliment a Papier Couture dress I create for the runway. Since my typical paper rose is made on the fly, this last week I noodled over how to make a template for you that is simple to recreate and beautiful. I think this is it! I love this rose and am quite giddy about sharing paper rose inspirations for weddings, gifts and decor in the coming weeks. You can make create this rose to match your wedding invitations or even make a paper rose bouquet. Give it a try!

{for a printable PDF version of these instructions, click here} DIY Mothers Day Gift: Fabric Toiletries Bag. Mother's Day is in a month (May 8th) so it's time to start thinking about something special to give to your mother or special moms in your life. This tutorial is for a large toiletries bag to travel with, who doesn't need an extra large bag to hold their makeup, lotions, shampoos and other essentials? If you're unfamiliar with zippers, try this pencil case tutorial first to get the hang of it. Also, I have a cotton lining, but you can also choose an oilcloth lining for accidental spills if you'd like.

Two pieces of an outer layer fabric 16 x 12 Two pieces of an inter lining fabric 16 x 12 Sewing Machine with matching thread 16'' zipper Scissors Pins Iron and ironing board Lay one piece of your top fabric down, face up. Baste along this top edge through all three. After sewing the one side of the zipper, move those fabrics sewed to one side, with the outer layer right side up. Now pin along the bottom edge, opposite the zipper and sew all four fabrics together. Pappersuggla – Craft of the Day, paper owl. Apropå gårdagens ugglor, så har jag inte ledsnat än… Ta en titt på dessa söta ugglor. Mönstren kommer från 3eyedbear och de är gratis att ladda ner och använda för privat bruk. Det finns 14 (!) Olika färgvarianter. Jag skrev ut mina på vanligt kopieringspapper. Skriv ut, klipp (eller använd vass kniv) och vik & klistra ihop enligt beskrivning.

52 Reasons | Redux. This is one of the first crafts I'd ever posted online. I used to belong to a community called Craftster.org (waaaay back in the day). It's still around but I rarely remember to visit. However, it pops up on my radar about this time of year. One of my crafts was featured in their Valentine's Day collection on the forum. My problem is I took the pics and posted them in a bit of a rush. I am able to do it because 1) the boypiece still proudly displays my project and 2) he lives under the same roof. So here it is, back again, my "52 Reasons Valentine Deck of Cards" (ps. At the time when I made this, there were a few other versions out there. Supply list: 1 full deck of playing cards1 foot of red ribbonpaper hole punchglue stickscissors personal photos and clip art from the internetcomputer Quite possibly the most difficult part of this entire project was coming up with the 52 reasons!

Step 1) Open up any word processing program on your computer and start typing out your reasons. Inspiration: Origami Cranes | It is said that when one folds 1000 origami paper cranes they are granted a wish. Source Source Source Source Source Here’s a link to a great video showing you how to fold a crane. The Earth Spectrum Mobile Chandelier by LilSproutCreations. C'mon get happy.

Does this wall make you as happy as it does me? It should. while the art has taken some time and money to collect...the bunting was FREE! I'll tell you how in a moment. but since i know people will ask here is where all the prints are from: clockwise starting with the stiched art which is from little bit funky. Where i am weak print from mod memento.

God love you print from daisychic. let's have fun today from bangbangyourethread. ignore the rain print from daisychic. initials in the hands print from lepapierstudio. so now you know where to shop... want to make your own banner? Happy happy happiness. and because it's free...when you get sick of it...it won't hurt to get rid of it. and speaking of happiness. you want to laugh? But be warned...there is a little cussing (yes, in the south we cuss)in there. while that is not my style...it's still a funny post. i laughed-cried a few times because I WOULD TOTALLY DO THAT...though doug would never tell me not to buy something. :) Lansdowne Life: Repurposed paint chip artwork. With all the painting projects I've tackled in our house, my collection of paint chips has been growing and growing.

I wanted to re-use them in some way, so I decided to make a mosaic-style piece of artwork. We have a wall in our living room that had no art and not much color. All the decorating was happening on the other side of the room, leaving the room a little unbalanced, so something colorful was more than necessary.

After gathering up paint chips from no less than four places around the house, I was amazed to discover that I had a nearly inch-thick stack. This project is actually a slightly more sophisticated variation on a simple project I did way back in 2002. I'm actually surprised I have photos of these little 6"x6" pieces. They were given away to friends and I only made these two. I punched out multi-hundreds of dime-sized dots.

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