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Fairy Houses, Doors, Calendars and Accessories by Fairy Woodland. Welcome to Fairy Home and Garden ideas, where you'll find photos and descriptions of Fairy habitats designed with Fairy Woodland creations. Some were devised by the Fairy Woodland crew, others by our endlessly imaginative customers who sent pictures. We'd love to post pictures and descriptions of your projects. Just email them to homeandgarden@fairywoodland.com. Be sure to include brief descriptions, any identifying info you'd like us to include (like "Susan from Kentucky") and your permission for us to use what you send on the website. These can be indoor or outdoor, depending on the plantings you decide to use. This habitat was created using a 22 in (?) I created this habitat in the spring of 2003, just before we moved to Oregon, for the Carol Duvall show segment filmed for HGTV. This wild and enchanted habitat was created by a collector of Fairy Woodland homes in Long Beach, CA.

A Fairy House on a tree mounted base, a bird barn, with a connecting bridge. Woven Heart Card (via Minie Co) Garden Dub. Handmade Card Inspiration | The Postman's Knock by Lindsey Bugbee. I am always on the lookout for handmade card inspiration. I love slipping handmade cards into clients’ packages, just to surprise them with something special and artistic that can go on display. Today, I thought I would share some of the handmade cards I have created, so you can get a healthy dose of handmade card inspiration as well! Before we get started, I’d like to go over the cardinal rule of creating handmade cards: use thick, sturdy paper. I like to use the front and back cover pages of books like these Readers Digest compilations from the 50′s and 60′s: They are printed on nice, thick paper that folds nicely and can handle a lot of material.

The card below was crafted from a sturdy front cover page. I collaged vintage paper on the top and bottom (cut with a crafts edger punch that was on sale at Hobby Lobby), then I used a hobby knife to cut a banner shape out of thick cardstock. These holiday cards were made out of the aforementioned Reader’s Digest front and back cover pages. Creative Inspiration Board - Oh So Very Pretty | A few of our favourite little things. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration. Pinterest is a great online inspiration board where you can collect all of your favourite DIY’s, recipes, quotes, prints and more but sometimes it’s nice to have something accessible to you that you don’t need to open a computer/iPad/phone to view. Enter the Creative Inspiration Board. I have hung mine above my crafting desk/workspace and even in my 450 sq ft. apartment I have made room for my essential crafting corner. Hey, different people have different priorities!

I have collected magazine clippings, printed out things from my Pinterest boards, and have kept various knick-knacks that I’ve added to my new found inspiration love: my creative board. However instead of taking a conventional cork board and tacking things to it, I customized mine by taking off the wooden frame and wrapping my board with my new fabric obsession – linen. Go ahead, make your board, tack away and get INSPIRED! Project: Creative Inspiration Board Materials Needed: 1. 2. DIY. Making Lovely. Star Garlands. Basic knitting tutorial. OMG LOVE | DIY Personalized Wooden Ring Bearer Box with a Vintage Finish! | By DIY Bloggista Renee.

Happy Tuesday, sweet babies! How goes it? I’m pretty excited about today, because Renee Hong‘s back to visit! And she’s brought along with her what has become my favorite new alternative to your traditional ring bearer pillow. I happen to feel exactly the way she does about toddlers walking down the aisle balancing jewelry, regardless of the fact that the rings are meant to be secured to the pillow ahead of time.

Still irks me, just like it does Renee. So today she’s sharing one pretty simple, and seriously cool, totally DIY-able alternative. Take it away, Renee… Hello Knotty readers! Back here with a new DIY — this one’s for your ring bearers! What you’ll need: - Unfinished wood box with divider (I picked mine up at the local craft store for $2) - Interior wood stain (I used the sample size of Minwax’s Wood Finish: Special Walnut #224) - Paint Brush - Extra fine point white paint pen - Muslin or other neutral fabric Step 1: Stain the outside and inside of the box using a paint brush.

Voila! Made with love by Agus Y.: DIY : Paper Butterflies. Me cuesta un poco pensar en la primavera con el frío que esta empezando a hacer acá... pero con tantas cosas primaverales que empiezo a ver en los blogs me tente de hacer un post primaveral! It's quite hard to think in spring when here is getting so cold!! But with some many flowers and butterflies around the blogs I wanted to make something spring (: Estas mariposas las hice el año pasado para la escenografía de una obra de teatro que tuvimos que hacer en la escuela, y ya que estaba aproveché para hacer un tutorial!

Super sencillo y poquisimos materiales (: I make this butterflies last year to decorate a scenery of a school play! They where so simple to made and with really few materials that I decided to make a tutorial out of it! 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Ta-ra!! Acá les dejo el moldecito para que hagan las suyas! Voila! Que les pareció? Love, Agus. Making Lights: DIY Tin Can Lanterns. It’s remarkable what you can make with trash!

Here’s an attractive way to recycle tin cans into simple lanterns. This project uses small cans, but if you use larger ones, you might find glass jars that fit inside them to protect the candles from the wind. If you don’t have any wire coat hangers, 1/10 in (2mm) diameter galvanized fencing wire is a good substitute. You will need: - Tin cans - Cloth - Mineral spirits - Sand - Paper and pencil - Sticky tape - Fabric bag filled with sand - Masonry nails - Hammer - Small locking pliers - Wire coat hangers - Small bolt cutters - Ring-bending pliers - Newspaper - Spray paint Remove the label and any blobs of glue from the can. Draw your design on a piece of paper to fit the size of the can or photocopy a template.

Place the can on the sandbag. Once your design is complete, punch a pair of holes opposite each other 3/8 in. (1 cm) below the top of the can for fitting the handle. Fill the can with newspaper and spray-paint it evenly. DIY Driftwood Photo Display. By the South Coast of Norway, where I live, there is a lot of driftwood to be found along the shore. One thing you can make of driftwood is decorations. I´ve used three wooden sticks, drilled two holes in each of them and used twine with knots to hold it all together. I also found some tiny clothespins for the photos. Learn to Crochet : Making a Single Crochet (abbreviated sc)" sc = single crochet : Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) about Knitting and Crochet. 100 little faces, and struggling with perfectionism | stasia burrington. 55 into what will eventually be 100 small original ACEO paintings, more specifically – little faces or, what I’ve started calling ‘the shrunken head series.’ ^__^ EDIT 9/3 – All 100 are finished now, and are available for $20 apiece in the etsy shop!

The last time I went to Daniel Smith (I rarely go, it’s far too full of gorgeous art supplies, it breaks my heart) I found this interesting, cheap little set of “Authentic Chinese Watercolors,” made by Yasumoto, “to be used with Chinese and sumi ink” – and I couldn’t resist bringing it home with me. I suspected they’d be just ordinary watercolors, but I love, love love these more than I expected! So, I started this series exclusively using this paint to play and experiment. I find it quite difficult to go into painting without a pencil sketch (quite retentive that way), so this is also a challenge to weaken my terrible habit of being such an obnoxious perfectionist.

I don’t actually consider myself a perfectionist. Like this: Like Loading... The Dapper Toad: How To: Magic Ring (or Adjustable Loop) Lately, I've been making a lot of amigurumi patterns that start off with this "chain 2, single crochet six times into the first stitch" mumbo jumbo. I will always go with a magic ring over this method because, for me, it's easier and doesn't leave that annoying little hole in the middle of the ring. All of my crochet patterns start with a magic ring, so I thought I'd share how I do them.

So let's go! Start by looping the yarn around two fingers, so that the working yarn crosses in front of the end (1). Flip your hand over and insert your hook under the loop on your fingers (2) and pull the working yarn through (3). Carefully slide the yarn off your fingers (1) and grab hold of the ring (2). Put the hook through the ring that your left hand is holding and yarn over (1). One Single Crochet in the ring: This is where patterns will differ. Pull the end of the yarn nice and tight to close the ring and voila! But let's not stop there. ...to make a total of 12 stitches. Ahhh. Make Lotus Candle Holders in 5 Minutes! If you know me by now, you know that I am obsessed with making any and everything into either a garden planter or a candle holder. I do not know where this infatuation came from but it's fun. I enjoy it. I love flickering candle lights and cozy gardens. There is something so magical about them both, especially on a summer night.

Here is just another one of my ideas that suprisingly came out great! You will not believe how easy this one was... Things you will need: Super Sculpey or any baking clay Cubcake panFlower cookie cutter about 3.5 or 3.75 inches inches in diameter (I stretched mine out)Rolling pinCooking spray Find a flower cookie cutter big enough to cover the size of the cupcake pan's bottom. Use cooking spray to lightly coat the bottom of your cupcake pan. Anyway, this is my cookie cutter (never used it for cookies) it is big enough to cover the bottom of the cupcake pan and more. Place one layer over the cupcake pan's bottom and paste to the sides gently. See below. Friday Five | 5 DIY Journals for the World Traveler. Callaloo Soup: Journals & Notebooks & Jotters, Oh My! I love love love notebooks and journals of any sort. I love to buy them and stack them up and admire how lovely they look.

I also love not writing in them but that's another story! Lately, what I've also been loving is making my own. I make them faster than I can fill them! My two binding methods of choice recently have been either machine stitching or spiral binding. This book which is covered with some much loved and hoarded K&CO papers has inner pages stitched together, then stuck into the chipboard scroll shaped cover. These simple stitched books are made from notebook paper, kraft cardstock and have a simple stamped design. You can read more about how I made them over on the Banana Frog blog. I saw this neat spiral binding on a couple of French scrappers' blogs, with the binding through the cover, and had to figure out how to do it myself! This is my current art journal, although so far I have only used one page. Another couple of stitched books: Are you like me? UPDATE! Fold a heart page marker. I hope you’ll whip up some heart page markers to share with those around you.

It’s simply too easy not to make. Here’s how: Use a square piece of paper. Fold in half. Crease. Half again. Crease. This origami model is simple but versatile because it’s also able to become a 4-leaf clover or a flower by grouping 4 together, and hide a small item (like a ring) in front or even have it stand on its own by making an easel with the back flap. DIY: How to Make a Vinyl Record Notebook. I love finding crafty projects using vinyl records-- from making a vinyl record purse or vinyl record bowls, I think those round slabs of plastic are incredibly fun to bend, mold, shape, and cut. About a week ago, I saw this incredible idea on Gemma's blog about how to make a vinyl record notebook and I was so excited to make it.

Now, while I love using records to make crafts, my boyfriend is a huge record hipster dork. ;) (Hehe, sorry Sean!) I'm telling you-- in the many years I've known this boy, he has been such a difficult person to think up gift ideas. He is the type of person who could care less about stuff. In terms of earthly possessions, the kid loves books, fountain pens, fruit, and hand-me-down clothes from his brothers/friends/grandfathers... and records... and that's about it.

Sean's record collection at school. Sean writing his name in the notebook. :) If you want to give a vinyl record notebook as a little gift, they're actually really simple to make. :) Radical possibility: Making an Anthro-Inspired Moleskine and DIY Gift Tags. As you guys probably know by now, I'm a big fan of ripping off Anthropologie. They've got cute stuff, but often its too expensive for something so frivolous. In other cases, its not even that pricey, it just looks easily DIY'd. That's what brings us to today's project, they have the Tagged Bouquet Journal. Its only about $14, which for blank notebooks isn't bad, but I already have too many blank notebooks to justify one more. So I thought, with a little ModPodge and some pretty paper, this should be an easy project. Supplies needed:Blank book ModPodge Pretty scrapbook or wrapping paper Paint chip card (optional) Sorry, these process shots are taken from my bed since its 103 degrees in Chicago and my bedroom is the only place in the apartment with air conditioning.

First, lay your blank book on top of the paper. After cutting down to size, and folding over the excess paper, you want to cover the book in ModPodge. You'll wrap the insides kind of like a present, and glue those down too. Xo, DIY: Vinyl Butterflies | threadsence.com. Knitted Elephant Children's Toy (Free Pattern) Paper Owls. Pintuck pillow | Let’s Make A Journal. Baby Name Embroidery. Pink Paislee Envelope Mini Album. Summer Sewing Tutorials. Vintage Embroidery Patterns. Mon makes things: Star Light Star Bright Light Garland. Fish Mobiles. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. Fish! Upcycled Fabric + Paper Owls. Build A Deck-Top Pond. Crochet a Gorgeous Mandala Floor Rug. Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket. Huggable Star Pillows (& other simple star crafts)... - Buzzmills.

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