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UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration. Posted by on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action!

Shutter Wall Olive & Love made the shutter wall in the pic below: DIY TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Coat Rack Old shutters and some hooks is all it takes to make your own shutter coat rack: Shutter Head Board Blogger Whitney of ‘Create Love Grow’ made the yellow head board in the pic below: Shutter Bulletin Board The Crafty Nest features a DIY Shutter Bulletin TUTORIAL – HERE!

Shutter Store Window Decor Shutter decor in Paul Smith SoHo Store Windows were snapped by The Elegant Thrifter Shutter Wall Display Shutter Sidetable Shutter Screen or Room Divider Some high gloss paint in grey and black achieves a modern feel. Good Luck! Anthro-Inspired Mirror. 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.

I started with a frame that I found at the thrift store. Obviously not clean. We actually had to ask on this one – because it just said 1951. $19.51 seemed way to high – and it was. Start by taking your mirror out of the frame. Lay your mirror down on a protected surface. Rose iPhone 4/4S Case - Silicone Rose Embossing Cover. Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps) Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. I decided to just string all of the ideas together and create a whole series.

First up? A quick and easy flip flop…….made with some braided knit fabric scraps, using the 5 strand braiding technique, shown here. These soft braided straps streeeeeetch the perfect amount, right around the back of my heel……..keeping the flip-flop snug and in place. I added little loops of fabric to the sides, to keep the braided straps in place. These little sandals are so light, they’re soft and stretchy, and my favorite part……..they’re inexpensive. ($2.50 to be exact) These flip-flops make me think of the beach……and make me miss GA.

I guess I better find a sandy spot at the lake. And that’s it. Enjoy. Lyxig småförvaring | Pysselbolaget. Burkar till smink och ansiktskrämer är ofta påkostade och det känns tråkigt att bara slänga dem när de är tomma. Gör som vi – spara och måla om dem istället! Ni behöver tomma och diskade sminkburkar, leksaker att dekorera med, klister och sprayfärg. Kolla att burkarna är ordentligt diskade innan ni sätter igång. Dekorera sedan burkarna med leksaker och eller annat roligt. 1. När klistret torkat kan ni börja spraymåla burkarna. Tänk på att färgen är väldigt svår att få bort så spraya inte på ytor ni är rädda om. Låt burkarna torka och sen är de klara! Enameled Vintage Keys DIY. When I was a kid my mom used red fingernail polish and painted the first initial of our last name to identify things we had, especially on stuff we took camping or our Tupperware and Corningware dishes.

There was always a big red initial on the back, lest someone got confused that the Corningware dish with potato salad at the potluck or the cooler filled with beer at the picnic was OURS not theirs! She also used fingernail polish to identify keys. It made it easier to know what the keys were for. All keys seem to look the same nowadays. I have a huge collection of vintage keys and a bottle of nail polish near my computer. The result is fun and cute. Pallet reading bed for the nursery. UPDATE: For those following a link directly to this post, you can find pictures of the entire nursery HERE UPDATE: I recently found out the owner of the bed that inspired mine, check out her incredible site HERE When we began planning the nursery I really wanted a spot I could read with our kids and snuggle with them.

Since I won’t be working as much, I have great hopes that maybe every once and a while I could cuddle down for a nap with one of them. So in working on the nursery, I began working on a ‘reading bed’ for us. Granted this will be a great bed for naps and for kids, but it is not designed to be an adult bed. I was inspired by this picture and then made it my own. Materials: Wood pallets (ours a bit smaller than the standard size) Palm Sander 80 grit, 200 grit sandpaper 5 large caster wheels 4 hinges Thick foam for the ‘mattress’ – mine is from a fabric store then covered in a down comforter and soft bedding The instructions are a simple as can be: Sand the pallets good and smooth.

9 Amazing Lockets from Etsy. Lockets are probably the most romantic type of jewelry. It is not only decoration but also storage for photos or other relics. It is believed that the lockets was invented in ancient Rome, it was a round disk, which was the award to the military commander at the time of triumph. Locket is a great gift for Valentine’s Day. They all are unique and made of different materials. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor.

(Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. There’s never a perfect place to rest your phone while it’s charging.) I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge.

And turns out, it’s pretty useful. The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas. March 1, 2012 by Lauren I saw a "trick" online and thought "Weird! I wonder if that really works! " So I tried it. Yes, you can indeed shave the pills off of your sweaters and jackets and any other article of clothing that is pill-y. Pilly? ***EDIT EDIT! We started with the top part of this jacket… look at how clean it is! Enjoy your pill-less life! EDIT— yes… I know you could just buy an electric pill shaver thing. The Knot So Hard Flip Flip Flop Diy.

Oh I am so excited about this project! Any DIY that takes less than 30 minutes is worth getting excited about, no? These flip flops are so easy, and so so comfortable. The best part? They only cost me $1.oo. I saw a similar pair at Target, which I would have bought had they fit. Supplies: flip flopskitchen scissors or an exacto knifeabout a 1/4 yard of fabric off the bolt, or scrap fabrichot glue – not necessary, but if you have it, it couldn’t hurt Fabric Cuts: You will need four 4½ x 24 inch strips. Assembly: First you will push the straps through the back a little and cut off the wide part holding it. Okay, now we have our flip flop bottoms, sans the straps. Cut all of your tips into a point like shown. Now take two strips and pull two ends through the hole at the toe. Tie a good and tight double knot. Cut the little tails off. Now turn the flop over. Tie a second knot right behind the first knot, good and tight.

Okay, we’re almost done. You’re finished! DIY Zipper Headband. I guess this is a week of headbands. ;) Have you ever stopped to think about what a cool gadget the zipper is? You can close things with one hand, they make a funny noise, they have "teeth"... Zippers are such a fun material to use in crafty things, and I can't believe that I never thought to wear one as a headband before. (I did make shoe flowers out of zippers a couple years ago, but then I've also tried to make everything into a flower.) :) What you need to make a zipper headband: - Zipper (I like the industrial-looking zippers, you can find them at sewing stores.) - Bobby pins You don't need much for this one.

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Pretty Paper Eyelash Extensions. Oh, eyelashes. I don’t have them any left because I pulled them all out to make wishes on. None of them came true. If I had any left, I’d probably use em to wish for all my eyelashes back. Alas! These are Paperself Lashes, eyelash extensions by London designer Chunwai Liao. Via: DREAM BANK | Wooden Piggy Bank, Photo, Glass. Home Office Storage Solutions. Wriggling Snake Wreath. Repurposed Etched Glass Spice Jars... As an avid recycler, I often find myself admiring the numerous boxes of glass bottles in our garage, awaiting their fate. When I noticed more than a dozen empty bottles from one particular product, I knew I had a problem there must be something else I could do other than toss them into a recycling bin once a week.

In order to justify my purchase of a caffeine-laden treat, I decided to repurpose and upcycle the glass containers from my favorite splurge. Enter Starbucks Frappuccino. (I know, I know, but I'm trying...) And no, we're not rich. I realize these drinks can be over two dollars each, but one a week is hardly a crime. Come Friday, by golly, I'm worth two bucks. With a few supplies, and as many glass bottles as you can find, you can quickly organize a spice cupboard or pantry in a very attractive manner!

Drink bottles, salad dressing bottles, there are so many options, so many different sizes and shapes. Come on, let's see what we can come up with! Make a Cat Bed from a Computer Monitor. Shrink plastic ring tutorial. Thank you to everyone who requested a shrinkydinks ring tutorial! This tutorial is an experimental method, not an exact science – you should have fun playing with it… UPDATE: Since posting this very popular tutorial in 2008, I’ve answered every question imaginable in the comments of this post. If you have questions, you’re welcome to trawl back through the hundreds of comments to find my answers, or, to make things easier, I’ve compiled a 3-page shrinky rings FAQ, which is available exclusively when you donate $1 or more towards my tutorial (this also entitles you to further help from me by email, should you need it).

Please see the end of this post for more details about this policy Please note: if you’ve come here via the lovely bird ‘ring’ picture on Pinterest, read this post to answer your questions. This tutorial is Donationware – the instructions are available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. That’s it! 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. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. Kailey did these last year in her botany class with our homeschool group. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. 37.1Kstumbleupon. Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff.

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