Look to inspire. Anthro-Inspired Mirror & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror.
Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! (Bear with me here – taking a picture of a mirror is a bit tricky. Ready for the tutorial? You’ll need: A MirrorEasy Off Oven CleanerFabric (enough to cover the frame and the back of the mirror)Mod PodgeA Staple Gun or other framing tool I went searching for a method to removing silvering and came across a great tutorial at Mitzi’s Collectibles. Dirty hems diy: book clutch. « Dirty Hems – Personal, Fashion, DIY Blog. You knew i was going to make one.
They are all over pinterest....
(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! And it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this??
GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... Top 100 Tutorials of 2010 - StumbleUpon. D.I.Y. Adventures in home-making: The world's best sewing tutorials in no particular order. Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern.
An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARECatnip fish toy (Martha Stewart)Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity)Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home)Country gent dog coat with pattern (Craftzine)Collapsible travel dish (Craft Stylish)Color spectrum pet bed (Design Sponge)Custom-fit doggy coat (Pretty Little Things)Dog leash (The Purl Bee)Embellished doggy sweater (Miss Lovie)Fabric dog coat pattern (Cut Out & Keep) PFabric pet bed (Inspiration & Realization)Fabric pup tent (CasaSugar)Family connection writing center (Craftzine)Fleece dog bed (Dog Under My Bed)Pet pouches (The B Line)Sweater dog toys (Craft Stylish)Squeaky doggie bone (Laura Griffin)Water resistant doggy coats (Martha Stewart) FOR THINGS WITH TWO WHEELSBicycle bucket (Noodlehead)Bicycle frame lunch bag (Evil Mad Scientist)Bike seat cover (thimble)Good old bike seat cover (Pickles) Key wristlet (Chickpea Sewing Studio) Tweet This!
Ice Fabric Dyeing. Did you say you don’t have snow and want to do some dyeing?
Well, before I put up my dyeing stuff, I thought I’d try one more type of dyeing – ice dyeing. For those of us who don’t have snow or would like to try this in the summer, this is an alternative. Please read my getting started and my fabric dye precautions posts before attempting this or any fabric reactive dye project. DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook.
Hi Ladies, I've finally had a chance to put together this DIY post from Ruche's first Spring lookbook.
Sorry for the delay! Everything is extremely easy and can spruce up any plain wall in your home. 1. Floral wall made out of butcher paper Stephanie got a roll of butcher paper and we were debating what do to with it. We made different shaped and sized flowers out of butcher paper. 2. We picked up some used cheap paper back books at the thrift store. To make the shelves out of books, you just pick a book you want to use as a shelf, put l-brackets through it, and screw it to the wall. 3. You can make a cornstarch paste that can be used to paste fabric on your walls. Cornstarch paste is easy to make and works well for both wallpaper and papier mâché. 4. For our lookbook, the boys made this floor out of 2x4 wood blocks and we painted it with "oyster white" milk paint. Prudent Baby.