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Hula Hoop Rug. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

Hula Hoop Rug

Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers. Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. Before you begin, some terms you need to know: the warp is the material you string on the hoop, the weft is the material you weave with. by Nicole Blasenak Shapiro What you'll need Scissors About a dozen T-shirts 33-inch hula hoop How to make it For the warp, cut 1-inch-wide loops from the bodies of one or two tees (we found a boy's large worked best on our 33-inch hoop), removing the hem and stopping at the sleeves.

Make Your Own Canvas Portrait! I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home!

Make Your Own Canvas Portrait!

After transferring photos to fabric, I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1. Supplies needed- stretched canvas (I chose an 8x10 size), gel medium (I used this kind from Liquidex), paint brush and the image you want to transfer (laser copy) and a spray bottle filled with water. Remember, your image will print reversed. 2. Note: You can expect an imperfect transfer. I'm so excited to have this little keepsake for our home. Wedding photo courtesty of Arrow and Apple. UpCycled Window Shutters.

Posted by ScrapHacker.com on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations.

UpCycled Window Shutters

I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action! Shutter Wall Olive & Love made the shutter wall in the pic below: DIY TUTORIAL – HERE! I feel melty. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

I feel melty

We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at lightandspoon@gmail.com. Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest.

Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one.

Hemp Pendant Lights. Coat Hooks. Back in Los Angeles, any old coat rack or a few hooks by the door would do.

Coat Hooks

Most of us would just toss a jacket in the back of the car in the winter months. But here in Vermont we need a little more. Many of the vernacular farm houses I visit have at least a half dozen hooks per person lined up in their mud rooms. My wife and I each will have several different coats, jackets and vests in play all winter long. Add to that assorted scarves, hats and gloves, several of each for both of us, and your average coat rack doesn’t stand a chance. Materials, for each hanger you'll need: One cleaned or refinished paint can. 2 screws long enough to reach into wall studs.

Tools: Long handled screwdriver or screw gun with sufficient extensions to reach bottom of can. Step one: With the handle in a horizontal position, layout and make 2 small mounting holes at the top and bottom of the can within an inch or less of the edge. Step two: locate and mark stud position on wall for upper screw position. DIY Furniture Makeovers. I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture.

DIY Furniture Makeovers

It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue.