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This Throne of Books Is Your Own Private Personal Library. Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Glass Etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.) Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece. The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Then peel the vinyl backing away.

See how there are air bubbles? Good luck! Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things. NO-Sew Flowers. If only your man brought home fresh flowers for you every day? Well, show him a surprise and make your own NO-Sew flower bouquet! I scoured the internet, looking for a simple “fabric flower” tutorial and though some of them were “simple”, there were still too many steps!

There had to be an easier method. And, here it is.Fabric flowers that you don’t even sew. You only need a few supplies: To make a pretty bunch like this: So let’s get started! Pick out the fabric color scheme you want. Purchase round wooden dowels at your local craft store (any size works; these are 3/16 in by 12 inches long. Cut strips of fabric approximately 2×16 inches (no rules here, do whatever size you’d like. Then, with your fabric strip, wooden dowel, and glue gun….we’ll make a flower. Bunch up the beginning of the flower a bit (this will be the center of the flower). Stick a dab of hot glue right in the center there and glue the end of the dowel to the center of the flower.

Like this: Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower. There are some beautiful serving pieces cropping up around blogland, using all sorts of great materials, and I’ve been wanting to do something similar.

Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower

In browsing Anthro a couple of weeks ago (I know I know, I actually went in the store – but I had a good friend on speed dial in case I succumbed to anything too crazy) I came across a serving tower made from beautiful white dishes and cups, stacked on top of each other. Now because I was in an Anthro-high-price stupor, I did not take a picture of this lovely item. And of course it is nowhere on line. This is the closest thing I could find on their site. You get the idea. I wanted mine to be a bit more colorful though . . . I scoured our local thrift store and found a great selection of pretty plates and cups. In trying to decide what would be best to glue these dishes together I came across the DIY Club Challenge – which requires you to use certain projects to participate. I added the glue to the base plate. Pretty easy right? A Little Pot Holder Love.

I recently particpated in the Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along over at Skip to My Lou.

A Little Pot Holder Love

For the Sew Along, I wanted to come up with a gift that was fun and easy to make – but that people don’t always remember to buy for themselves. I thought that some cute Pot Holders would be just the thing! Ps. . . i love you. One of my favorite things about the blog world is all the inspiration out there.

ps. . . i love you.

In the past, before I started reading blogs, I didn’t really decorate for the holidays - other than Christmas. But there’s something about taking the time to add some fresh new decorations throughout the seasons that makes me feel more proud of my house and decor. (I wasn’t really so much before.) And this time of year it’s really hitting me - you take down all the Christmas things and yes, the house feels all fresh and clean, but it also feels kind of naked. Like a dog that’s been shaved for the summer. Simple Spring Framed Vases. Wee Tiny Spring Button Flowers. I have a super easy project for you today!! These little Spring Flowers are just so cute – partly because they’re sweet little flowers and partly because they’re wee tiny and everything is cuter when it’s tiny. I don’t know why that is, but it’s true. These are so easy to change up for your colors and style too!

Aren’t they sweet? Color palattes.