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3 Simple Homemade Lip Balms - Your Lipsve Never Been Yummier. Three Amigo Lip Balms Waiting for a homemade lip balm to set up is a little like developing a Polaroid. You stand there and watch. And then you touch. And then you curse, because it wasn’t quite dry and you screwed up the pristine look. And then you watch. So my first recommendation when making your own homemade lip balm: Pour it in your container and walk away. Seriously. These are the three homemade lip balm recipes that I’ve enjoyed the most over the past couple of years. One is made with lavender essential oil, one has a main ingredient of coconut oil, and the last … well, it’s peppermint-chocolatey goodness. Now, with all these recipes, you can substitute whatever essential oils you have on hand (or prefer).

This recipe uses honey, which gives the balm a heavenly taste. Note: This lip balm is relatively soft, but I think it would hold up just fine if you wanted to pour it in a clean lip balm tube. Luscious Lavender Lip Balm Recipe More About the Color It was lovely! You know what else? A ModernTake on the Doily - $850 Lamp for less than $50. A Modern Take on the Doily $850 Lamp for less than $50? Yes Please! Hello Pretty people! We are so excited to share a project we did this past weekend. A few months ago, I came across a ceiling lamp, I absolutely loved. It was $850, and I just couldn’t justify the spend, being it was simply made of doilies. I can’t claim the quality of the lamp we DIYed is the same of the more expensive one, but I can say, we are pretty darn happy with the results!

To get started, you are going to need a few things to make this project successful. Corn starchballoon (we used a 40” blown up until completely round, as pictured)upholstery thread (but any thread will do)twinedrop clothschool gluecheap paintbrushpetroleum jellylamp kit24+ doiliesstiff stuff We sewed the doilies around the balloon with the upholstery thread, very carefully. Make sure to create a space to place your bulb socket. Once you have sewn about ¾ of your balloon, stop and do the last ¼ separately. I am Lana. Like this: Like Loading... How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends)) | Freshly Picked. I'm not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive. However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1.

Tear off your wax paper into long pieces. We used 2 - 2.5 foot pieces. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jane's finished light. Amy's finished + installed chandelier. Next → ← Previous 25 Responses Leave a Reply. Friendship Bracelets. Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes.

There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. A bit intimidated, I never did become a big friendship bracelet expert. Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Materials Beginning To begin, pick out your colors. The Left Knot Right Knot Ending 1. {Valentines day} pixel-y popup card. I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}.

I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine. Glossary. Most popular all time -- TipJunkie Decorating.

Anthro-Inspired Book Stack Necklace - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS - StumbleUpon. One of my favorite bloggers posted about this necklace available on Anthropologie's website a few months back. It was retailing for something like $165. I figured it would be pretty easy to diy. So I did. First, I looked around my house for leather-like items to cut up for the covers. I had a bag that my dog had chewed the straps on. I remembered an old red purse I had that would be perfect. I found an old green purse for a few dollars. I set out molding the pages out of white fimo that I had laying around. I sandwiched them between the cut leather and mashed things around a bit. Time for round two. I did some reading about the Anthro necklace, and found a similar one on Etsy. I love it. HOW TO: Create a Home Made Wax Seal (16 Pics) | Daily Dawdle - StumbleUpon. Tutorials for Recycling Books - StumbleUpon.

We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. On this particular trip I was noticing a lot of old books for sale. My DIY craving kicked in and I knew I had to do some research on the projects I could use old books for. I found a ton of goodies to try! Jewelry Organizer (and a giveaway) - Create-Celebrate-Explore - StumbleUpon. UPDATE PART 2: My Jewelry Organizer won the Elmer's Spring Creation Contest. I'm absolutely thrilled. Aside from receiving a visa gift card for winning, I also had the privilege of drawing 3 more winners from the comments via to each receive an Elmer's DIY kit.

The winners were: April, Barbara (VinoLuci), and Bestie. UPDATED: This giveaway has closed. The winners as drawn by are wendyp, JulieB and Miranda Taylor. You will all be receiving emails from me shortly. Remember when I made the jewelry organizer for Marisol's bedroom? I'm always up for a good challenge, especially when it comes to crafting and decorating so I happily accepted and set to work making this: Cause, mama didn't have a pretty jewelry organizer, and instead her jewelry looked a little like this: Yes, I'm hiding my head in shame. In my head I knew how I wanted to organize it, but it was a matter of finding the right supplies. But it obviously needed a lot of work. Now we are onto the fun part. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas | Good Life Eats - StumbleUpon. Bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks.

I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. But I don’t ever dog ear my pages. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web.

The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings. Remember when I mentioned all those cute ways to use or make fabric rosettes recently?

Ribbon Bookmark or Journal Wrap Tutorial from Craft Snob. DIY Party Animal Candles | The Sweetest Occasion - StumbleUpon. Hi there, it’s Jenny from Hank + Hunt with a fun and super easy diy today! As soon as I thought of making these I got a huge kick out of naming them Party Animals. Hilarious, but if you hear groaning…it’s coming from my house. Regardless of how cheesy the name is, these turn out awesome.

Your kid’s favorite animal holding that birthday candle minus those red eyes that are oh so typical for plastic creatures, awesome. Supplies - plastic animalsplastic candle holdersdrill with 1/8″ drill bitpliersgold spray paint For the plastic animals, you can use any kind you can find. Hold the animal with the pliers and drill a hole straight down, being careful not to pop out the other side. Spray paint the animals in a few light coats, rotating them to cover all sides. I also painted the candle holders to match. That’s it. {Photos by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion.} TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - - StumbleUpon. Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art.

(Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!” You’re wrong!) Here’s all you need to get started: 1. Additional Supplies: 5. Okay, first things first. So, once you’ve got your palette, it’s time to paint your frames and your coffee stirrers! My mom and I did our painting as the sun was setting, which is always a questionable decision. I was going for the reclaimed driftwood sort of look. Once your coffee stirrers are painted, it’s time to trim them to fit into the frame(s) you’ve chosen. I found the quickest way to do this is to measure one stick to be the length you need it and then use it as the guide for trimming all the others. What’s left? How to With Laura: How to Salvage a Rainy Day. Rainy days can be the worst. Rainy days past have ruined my plans and, worse, my hair. It’s cold and grey and cute dogs can’t parade freely about towns on their walks. You’re forced to wear close-toed shoes so nobody can see the really cool nail polish you finally bothered to slather on your toes.

But it’s not necessarily all bad. Rainy days can be the best. But rainy days are really the best because you have an excuse to stay inside and make arts and crafts! Watch this video to learn how to make your own hanging treasure box to turn your rainy morning into an enchanting afternoon: And what better way to get over the post-Valentine’s Day blues than by making the love last year round by using heart-shaped boxes?

So make one and hang it up – surprise someone you love! Photos by Will Greene. Inspiring DIY / clementine candle. Restoration House: Family Room Spring Refresher... Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques - StumbleUpon. A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. Fill a balloon with tepid water. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye. Hair | craftgawker - StumbleUpon. How To Style a Hair Bow - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon. Love bows? We do too! Learn to make a pretty bow with your own hair so you can feel extra fancy. Enjoy..... 1. Start with a loose pony tail. 2-3. Here's a second option. Thanks so much Katie! 塑料勺子做滴花花 来自小小艾在堆糖网的分享. Home craft room — Todays Creative Blog - StumbleUpon.

Decorative Paper Lanterns - Martha Stewart Crafts - StumbleUpon. GIVERSLOG. Most favorited all-time - page 2. Crafty - StumbleUpon. Before & After: Crazy Beautiful Toy Kitchen :: Green Your Decor - StumbleUpon. 23.2K Flares23.2K Flares × LOOKING for more DIY play kitchens? Click here for a roundup with lots more projects, photos and ideas, including a DIY toy workbench for a little boy! And if you like this post, Subscribe to Green Your Decor for more DIY projects and green ideas!

I like to think of myself as pretty crafty. I often see items in a store and think of a way (or find a tutorial) so I can make it myself. But no way in the world am I THIS crafty. I know the entertainment center above doesn’t look like much. I usually post the “after” picture first, with a before picture later. Gorgeous! Read the details at Giggleberry Creations. Looking for more DIY projects? StumbleUpon. Vintage Wanna Bee: HOW TO MAKE A FB TIMELINE COVER... Crafty / DIY canvas with lighted branches...fabulous. Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon.