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The Mason Jar Made Pretty... An artist that finds a pretty new way to celebrate the South's infamous mason jar has my attention.

The Mason Jar Made Pretty...

In this case, it's Carmen Jacob from Fort Worth, Texas. These made to order crochet lace jar hangers offer a delicate and lovely way to liven up your Southern decor. You can add flowers, candles, whatever your heart desires... Carmen crafts these hangers freehand, ensuring a unique touch each and every time. As these are custom made, she can adjust color and size, as well as add flame-retardant upon request. DIY: Nerdy Chic Book Clutch. Alright, you nerds, it's time for another 'book'torial.

DIY: Nerdy Chic Book Clutch

The whole reason I created the first two 'book'torials (here and here) was so that I could create this nerdy chic book clutch. I'm completely smitten with how it turned out. Carrying a library card never looked so fashionable. ;) Tutorial for crochet roses. One of the first things I crocheted was roses.

Tutorial for crochet roses

I saw cute brooches and I decided that I should have at least one)I found some tutorials in Internet here and hereMy first rose I don't want to show you) It was so strange and not much to look at) The second was better and after that all my roses was beautiful. So If you have problem doing it try again and you will have perfect rose! Depending on the thickness of yarn rose can be smaller or bigger. Flower Pin. Maxistentialism. “Werewolf is a simple game for a large group of people (seven or more.)


It requires no equipment besides some bits of paper; you can play it just sitting in a circle. I’d call it a party game, except that it’s a game of accusations, lying, bluffing, second-guessing, assassination, and mob hysteria.” – Andrew Plotkin, creator of Werewolf Werewolf is based on the game Mafia, which was created in 1986 by Dimitry Davidoff, a psychology student in the USSR.

In 1997 Andrew Plotkin added the Werewolf theme and documented the rules. Werewolf has gone on to become a staple of tech conferences and gaming conventions, and many players, including myself, consider it to be one of the most difficult and elegant games ever created. Most reports credit Dimitry Davidoff with creating Mafia in 1986 as a teaching tool.

Turn a Book into An Art Journal (A Tutorial. I love making art journals using composition books but old books are another great way to make a journal….and it’s a great way to recycle old books!

Turn a Book into An Art Journal (A Tutorial

Since I add layers of paint and collage, the first thing I do is thin out the book. If the pages are sewn in I just pull out a few pages from each section….if the pages are glued to the binding I use a razor blade to cut them out. This is the thinned out book: To make the pages I start anywhere in the book and put pieces of wax paper under each page I’ll be working with: I coat the pages with gesso (a primer you can purchase in the paint section of the craft or art supply store):

The Gift of Journaling (DIY Journal Kit and Artwork Download. I wanted to do a version of the DIY Art Kit but for a “journal” version so that it could be used for gifts. My artist friend Stephanie Corfee was so helpful in making the free artwork download for it. She made the large labels and small labels for labeling all the contents! This would be a fun gift idea for the holidays for for teacher gifts. Fleeceschals - PUNKTE KuschelLoop Loop Loopschal Schal - ein Designerstück von Sarterezza bei DaWanda. Creating Colorful book covers with Astrobrights Papers! With school time just around the corner, I came up with a school craft project that incorporates brightly colored paper.

Creating Colorful book covers with Astrobrights Papers!

After all, a long school day could certainly use some sunshine! I created fun book covers using the technique called Iris Folding! The plan was to revamp the old version of the book cover. How_to_draw_hands_12.jpg (640×3089) DIY Bow Tie. A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated FNO by DIYing bow ties and neckties from scraps of denim at Madewell – because honestly, who isn’t borrowing a bit of inspiration from the boys this season?

DIY Bow Tie

Today we’ll be showing you, who may have missed the event, how to DIY a bow tie with luxurious, Dolce & Gabbana-inspired velvet. Before you know it, you’ll be well suited and ready to channel your inner Marlene Dietrich! You’ll need:a 6″ x 3.5″ piece of velveta 0.75″ x 2.5″ piece of velveta 1″ pin backa glue guna rulera pen Start by drawing a vertical line and a horizontal line, dividing the rectangle into 4 equal quarters. Pinch the intersecting lines and pick up the velvet. Flip the piece over, while still pinching the backside, and place a drop of hot glue in the center. Place another drop of glue on the front side and fold the fabric closed. Turn the bow on its backside and glue the tip of the velvet strip to the center. Glue a pin back to the back of the bow.

Jessica’s postage stamp coasters. I’m getting ready to go running off to complete the zillion post-holiday errands I have on my plate, but I decided I simply must add the supplies for this project to my shopping list.

jessica’s postage stamp coasters

Jessica is a graphic designer by trade, which is clear to see from her choice of prints for these adorable coasters that she whipped up in no time. Jessica found these images on the flickr site of Karen Horton. Karen has amassed a treasure trove of amazing images of old postage stamps and labels. Little House of Rena ♠ Blog. Five years ago, I would def say no to this kinda shoes.

Little House of Rena ♠ Blog

Not that I don’t like it…mostly because I’m too shy to wear it here in Indonesia. But hey, there’s always a start for everything right? I choose the start on Feb. At the time I was browsing my outfit and thought nothing’s good enough to wear. DIY: V-neck into Gathered Cowl Collar. Supplies: 1/2 yard of fabric or scarf.

DIY: V-neck into Gathered Cowl Collar

This is an easy DIY to turn a plain v-neck into an interesting cowl collar. You can use a scarf, fabric, anything that will fit around the neckline. Homemade Hand Warmers. Keep your hands and your hearts warm this winter with these homemade hand warmers! This would make a great last minute holiday gift, or plan ahead and make this for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day. It requires a little bit of sewing, but if you have a sewing machine this project would be even easier. Sorry, no gluing allowed. You will need: - Felt (in colors of your choice) or you could use Fleece. Spring Sewing ~ Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial. From Rae: This spring top is perfect for layering under cardigans in cool spring weather and can be worn right into summer! Choose two contrasting fabrics for extra pizzazz. The instructions here can be tailored to any size.

Side view with pockets. Step 1: Take your chest and hip measurements. Measure around your chest, with the measuring tape under your armpits and above your bustline (this is NOT the fullest part of your chest). DIY. Trash to Couture original DIY tutorials Click on the links below the pictures to see the page. ::::::::::::::Before beginning::::::::::::: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. Wildolive/ApplePaper.pdf. The Forge: {she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt. Create Book Shelves. How to make a t-shirt flower. Double Strand Lace Headband. Today’s headband DIY is how to make a Double Strand Headband. This headband is made almost exactly the same way as the Single Lace Headband.

All you need is 36 inches of lace or ribbon 1 inch width or narrower. Make Something: Paper Punch Garland. DIY Idea: High-Impact, Low-Cost Wall Art! When I first spotted this image on Flickr, I fell in love with the idea immediately. What a beautiful installation this would make in a guest room, living room, or even the master bedroom! It's soft and whimsical, crafty and nostalgic all at the same time. The Gilded Hare: braided neckline tutorial. Carry on...Carry on...: DIY Lanvin-inspired Pearl and ribbon necklace. Supplies- Satin Ribbon-I used two different sizes but you don't have to. Large rhinestone pendant Assorted sizes of pearl beads Beading thread Thin lace trim First I started by beading the pearls onto the thread.