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Brilliance by Design: Resin-inlaid Wood. A non-jewellery post, for a change.

Brilliance by Design: Resin-inlaid Wood

We were running a bit short on shelving in the kitchen and wanted somewhere we could store all the preserves we're going to make from the garden this year, so we went to the timber yard to see what they had. They had this, 155cm long piece of chestnut. It was pretty heavily cracked and pitted, with knotholes and so on. But, I had a plan. Resin inlay. First job, seal off the holes from the bottom, using aluminium plumber's tape. Make sure the wood is level, otherwise you'll end up with wonky resin bits. Now it's time to mix the resin. You know when I said this isn't going to be a traditional inlay? So, pour it in, and wait. However long you think it's going to take, leave it longer. The overpour around the edges where the resin has soaked into the wood is going to be a pain to remove. 41 Creative DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home. 31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer. While you’re impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space. 1.

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer

Set up a movie theater. 2. Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers. How to DIY Easy Mini Gift Box. Here is a nice tutorial to make an easy-to-fold mini gift box.

How to DIY Easy Mini Gift Box

Isn’t it cute? You can pack it with snacks, candies, stationery and any other small gifts for your family and friends’ kids. If you have school-age kids, there are many occasions for distributing small gifts in goody bags to every kid at school, such as Valentine’s Day and birthday. Then these cute mini gift boxes would come in handy. You can use different colors of paper to make some colorful gift boxes. Here are the materials and tools you may need: construction paperribbonrulerpencilscissorshole punchtemplate. Wooden Gems. Try This: Wooden Gems Today's tutorial will set you back a couple of bucks and ten minutes, and in the end, you'll have a handful of little gemstones ready for whatever projects your imagination can scheme up.

Wooden Gems

Read on for the easy step-by-step and few ideas for how to put these little beauties to use. MATERIALS: wooden rectangles, pencil, fine tip paint brush, craft paints in colors of your choosing, black, and white ONE: Begin by sketching the facet lines as shown. They don't have to be perfect. TWO: Mix up six shades of the color of your choosing using black and white paint. THREE: Use the fine tip brush to carefully paint inside your sketched facet lines. Try out some other colors and use them in all sorts of, keychains, napkin rings. DIY Mason Jar Crafts. Mason Jar Pendant Lamp The Spring Blog We love the simplicity of this gorgeous blue pendant lamp.

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

For the how-to, visit The Spring Blog. Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Michaela Noelle Designs Chalkboard paint + mason jars = super cute and functional organizer. For the how-to, visit Michaela Noelle Designs. Mason Jar Light Fixture Maryjanes and Galoshes.


Bleach Art Shirts - Craft By Photo. Dwellinggawker. 15 DIY crafts you need to make right now. It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment.

15 DIY crafts you need to make right now

So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. So we say, make them! Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 10 Apps to Help You Organize, Repair, and Decorate Everything in Your Home. Sick of always needing to ask your best friend’s brother who happens to be a carpenter to help you fix things in your apartment?

10 Apps to Help You Organize, Repair, and Decorate Everything in Your Home

Or not sure what wall color will look good with your couch? What about how to fix a button on your favorite jacket? Here are 10 apps that can act as your virtual Mr. (or Mrs.) Fix-It, all from your smartphone! 30 Ways To Instantly Transform Your Workspace. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).