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Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.)
These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me!
Make a mailable slice of cake I have so many friends and family members that always say "I wish you could mail me a birthday cake!" ... well, now I can send them a slice. Imagine how happy and excited you'd be, if you went to your mailbox one day and pulled out a slice of cake.
Drew really pulled out the big guns on this one... I asked him to build some A-Frame tents... Or pup tents... I don't know...
So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party , I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. If you are like me you probably oogle over the holiday themed dishes but quickly shy away since you don't want to shell out for a whole set just for one celebration. (I don't even have real china so I think its safe to say I won't be buying any themed kind either) So when this idea of making my own for next to nothing came to mind, I just had to try it. Obviously this interpretation is quite macabre but you could totally mix it up to make it your own - think nursery rhymes for baby showers, holiday song lyrics for christmas, bible passages for easter, dirty doodles for hen nights...
I've been playing around with this idea for a while (you can tell from the Christmas tree in the background of a few of the photos). It's quite fun and a good way to cover up stains that can't be removed from well, nearly all the tshirts my kids have. Ages ago I started collecting interesting coloured plastic bags from friends, thinking that I would make some reusable shopping bags by ironing them together to make a kind of Tyvek material. This has been done a lot in the last few years, and there are a lot of tutorials out there on the internet showing how to fuse plastic shopping bags into a more durable kind of material that can be sewn like fabric. Here's a good one , in case you've not seen or heard of it before.
When my husband and I were planning our wedding , one of the first things we decided was to serve fresh doughnuts from our favorite local bakery in place of a more traditional cake or cupcakes. We wanted a unique way to display them that would somehow incorporate the vintage and DIY elements that defined our wedding design. Thanks to the fact that we were both big fans of vinyl before we met, we share a very large record collection, and in the midst of a record listening marathon one afternoon, Robbie came up with the idea to make dessert stands from vintage records.
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!! Just think, bridesmaid gifts, Mother’s Day, birthday, Christmas! So cute! Take it away ladies……………………
Here is a Friday Flashback about making bath bombs. Bath bombs make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift when packaged to look like a bomb along with a tag that says, “You’re the ‘bomb’!” They would also make cute teacher appreciation gifts! How to make foaming bath bombs
Look what I found in my desk drawer! I made these embroidered cards so long ago and then just tucked them away in a drawer to be forgotten about. What a shame!
Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com ). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). The other four, measuring 31⁄2"W x 8"L, will form tabs for the bag’s handles. Turn under the long sides of each strip and press a 1⁄4" hem.
Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!”
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