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DIY Doily&Lamp - StumbleUpon. Crafting Blogs. Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL - MORE ART, LESS CRAFT. Okay kids, for leaving me all those wonderful and inspiring comments, I give you: Watercolor Stencil Portraiting - The Tutorial!

Watercolor Stencil Portrait + TUTORIAL - MORE ART, LESS CRAFT

Bear with me, it's almost midnight and I am exhausted, and I leave for vacation tomorrow. And I've never done a tutorial before. Hahaha. Okay. 1. 2. 2a. You should end up with something like this; 3. 4. 5. Fusing Plastic Bags: A Tutorial from Etsy Lab. Are your plastic bags all dressed up with nowhere to go?

Fusing Plastic Bags: A Tutorial from Etsy Lab

Fear not, Etsy Lab teaches us the latest DIY trend. What you'll need Plastic bags (thin, flimsy ones work best)Parchment paper, freezer paper or plain old copier paperIron (and your favorite ironing surface) Making It Flatten out the bag and trim the bottom seam and handles off. Turn the bag inside-out if it has printing on it. We find that between 6-8 layers of plastic gives the best results. Sandwich your plastic bags between the parchment paper: Craft Project: Russian Nesting Doll Card. Matryoshka Doll Card Opened Card Closed Today I felt like making a matryoshka doll card, for no particular reason.

Craft Project: Russian Nesting Doll Card

Sometimes it's nice to make something just for the fun of it. The hard part is finding the time. That's why I like making cards, they're quick and easy. Supplies:Card stock with printTan Card stockScissorsGlue stickFine point markers in black and red Right click, copy, and save on a 11 by 8 1/2 landscape size page. Once you print out the template, cut it out with scissors. The back side of the card should look like this. Craftster tutorial. Surprise Balls. This article is also posted at Squidoo!

Surprise Balls

Inside this ball of yarn are all sorts of little goodies I chose for a friend. Reusable snack bag tutorial. 50 Summer Crafts for Kids. Crafts. Calming the senses with weighted blankets « Craft Nectar. Note from Weeks: Both my husband and daughter are restless sorts.

calming the senses with weighted blankets « Craft Nectar

When our daughter was little and we went to a restaurant, Bill would take her out to run up and down the sidewalk while I paid the bill so she wouldn’t start squirming at the table. Those kids who kick the back of your seat on planes have the same issue. How to Make Ukrainian Easter Eggs (pysanky) Easter Eggs – Elegant Ideas For Your Easter Eggs! - A Storybook Life. Have Some Fun With Your Easter Eggs This Year!

Easter Eggs – Elegant Ideas For Your Easter Eggs! - A Storybook Life

I don’t know about you, but for me, there’s nothing like a pile of freshly boiled eggs and the smell of vinegar to bring back wonderful childhood memories of the day before Easter… around the table with my family! And… because eggs are so inexpensive this time of year, you should take a few minutes around the kitchen table, to create some memories… and a masterpiece with your little ones! The number of ways to decorate an egg are limitless, but I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you today. Painted Eggs To keep your eggs to use every year, blow the egg out, wash & dry, then paint with regular acrylic paints. I love how these painted eggs were hung on a “blooming” apple branch! Stick Ons Decorate with stickers, stamps, or scrapbook notions. Natural Dye This year, instead of purchasing a regular “same old, same old” egg dying kit, try using some of the food from your kitchen to color your eggs!

Yellow Onion Skins. The Handy Hausfrau: Oilcloth-Lined Bag Giveaway. Fat Quarter Handbag Tutorial. The Simple and Sleek Fat Quarter Handbag from Jennifer Sweet Trees Clutch Purse This simple and sleek fat quarter handbag is one of my favorite bags that I make.

Fat Quarter Handbag Tutorial

You know those days that are so hectic that you just want to go to bed feeling like you at least accomplished one complete task during the day? Circle Skirt From An Old Sheet. Water Balloon Luminaries. A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff.

Water Balloon Luminaries

Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars. The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night.

DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars

These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home.

A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill. Top 100 Tutorials of 2009. Repurposed Hardcover Book to Notebook Tutorial. How to Make Non-Obnoxious Alphabet Magnets.

Okay, okay.

How to Make Non-Obnoxious Alphabet Magnets

Non-obnoxious isn’t a word. But neither is unobnoxious. Not really, anyway. I’ve come to embrace this part of my life where I have a baby and a toddler. I can’t carry a nice handbag because sippy cups leak and goldfish crackers leave goldfish cracker dust on everything that enters my bag. There will be toys. Look to inspire - page 17. How to Make Leaf Skeletons.

I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House.