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DIY Light Up Headboard. Today we are teaming up with Valspar and their Love Your Color Guarantee to share our latest addition to Elsie’s guest bedroom: a light up headboard!

DIY Light Up Headboard

We wanted to create something unique and playful for this room in her home. We were inspired by marquee signs and wanted to create that feeling but in our own homemade way. We’re not exactly master craftsmen, so we kept our design simple and enlisted a little help from our dad. Here’s what we did: First we built a headboard. Next we used a projector to trace the word onto the bedframe. Next we planned where to add all the holes for the lights to shine through. Now drill your holes. Once you have drilled all the holes sand and clean off the surface of the headboard. Once your paint is dry, it’s time to add the lights! We just love how this headboard project turned out! SAFETY TIPS: We spoke with our local fire department to double check the safety of this project. DIY: YELLOW CLUTCH. March 19, 2011 in Uncategorized by Andy And because I like keeping my word, here is the step-by-step… C’mon, its Saturday, you have no school, no work, you probably have a party later today, but you are free right now, so get the fabric, scissors, pins and let the party begin!


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Wonderful Joy Ahead: Design your own font (tutorial) Have you ever wanted to turn your own handwriting into a font? You could use it for electronic journaling, digital scrapbooking, spruce up your own blog, and, well, basically anything that you use a regular handwriting font for. Or, you could doodle instead to create your own doodle font.

Get creative! It's relatively inexpensive, easy, and fun. If you use, it's just $9. You'll need a printer, a scanner, your favorite pen, a thick-tipped pen (like a Sharpie), lined paper (optional), and a photo editing software (optional). Here's how you do it. Print out their template on one letter sized sheet of paper.Place the template on top of a sheet of lined paper to help you keep your letters straight. Test your font and share with others, if you desire! The first was just my favorite pen (not traced by a Sharpie). The second one is the one that turned out with this tutorial. Experiment and have some fun! Self portrait outfit photography guide . photography month.

You guys, I'm so excited to have Elycia of ♥elycia on the blog today!

self portrait outfit photography guide . photography month

First off, let's just talk about how much fun her hair and her adorable self are! Secondly, she's posting about something that I think is really awkward and scary for many people - taking pictures of yourself. Read on, and be sure to share any pictures you take after reading her advice! - Lindsay Hello there! MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables! Among other things, I mentioned how awesome they are for creating custom embellishments without the need for any fancy-pants equipment.

MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables!

Yep, waterslide decal paper is a truly fab product, though as great as it is, there is one drawback – although it’s somewhat tough it’s not especially durable. So, whilst it’s perfect for ornamental purposes, it’s not ideal for more practical applications…until now that is! Magic decal coating paper is a product designed to be used in conjunction with standard decal paper to make the finished transfers super durable – yes, even dishwasher resistant! If you’re already familiar with magic decal coating paper then please excuse my tardy excitement, though for everyone else who is just getting to the party now too, feel free to start throwing the streamers! My recently acquired assortment of SLOM jars from IKEA were awaiting some DIY craftiness and seemed the perfect candidates for my first magic decal experiment. 1 Image to transfer.

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