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How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos. Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds. 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.

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. 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.

Miscellaneous. I feel melty. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

I feel melty.

We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. My original inspiration was this one, though original source is apparently unknown, because I found it on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one.

Yay! Like this: Like Loading... The Technique Zone. You will need some beeswax and a means of heating it - if you don't have a melt pot an oil burner with a nightlight will work perfectly ok.

The Technique Zone

I keep a pan for my melt pot especially for beeswax. I also use a brush kept again just for beeswax A photo and some cardstock Paint the beeswax on - gradually bulding up the layers until you can hardly see the photo I scraped the wax away from the faces then soften the wax with my heat gun and stamped all around with swirl image. Gorgeous smell in my craft room - I'll probably use this piece on the front of one of my books. Tutorials. I've recently discovered how amazing quinoa is.


Do you guys eat quinoa? You can prepare it so many ways it could go with practically any meal. Plus its a great healthy substitute for white rice - hooray! Trader Joe's Organic Gluten Free TriColor Quinoa is the brand I prefer. I'd heard several people talk about quinoa patties but I'd never had them before, I looked up a few recipes and decided to mash them together to make a new version of my own. Ingredients::: {{{This is not an exact science, I sorta just guessed at quantities}}} 3 C. cooked quinoa {1 C. dry prepared according to package} 1/2 C. black beans 1 C. chopped mushrooms 1 finely chopped garlic clove. Honestly WTF. Decorative Pillow Pattern DANIELLA DAHLIA Felt par SewYouCanToo. The Anthro bookcase. Have you ever seen something in a catalog, gawked at the price tag, and thought ‘I could totally make that?

the Anthro bookcase

‘ That was my reaction to this bookcase in the Anthro catalog. Cool vintage books, beautiful bookcase, but why the heck does it cost $1400? So I set off to make my own. The case is custom made to fit certain books. I wanted to make one for our cookbooks, so that’s what I based my measurements around. At first, I thought I could just buy a big piece of birch plywood and get the guys at Home Depot to chop it down to the many individual pieces. I had my dad cut several pieces of wood at these heights (below). To determine how many pieces I needed at each height, I measured the spine of the cookbooks we had at home.

I sanded all the pieces with super fine sandpaper. Then it came down to gluing and staining the case. The wood was actually kind of tough to glue together, because all the interior segments are different heights. So the steps were: glue, wait 24 hours, then stain. Ucreate.