Fun with Foam Printing - Easy Tutorial. I loved this idea because not only can you recycle these horrid polystyrene containers, but the process is really simple.
You could even use tracing paper and trace your design so you don't even need to be able to draw. You could make a whole series of cards like this or just a colorful print to hang on your wall and cheer up the place. Materials needed: Foam or polystyrene container pencil paint or ink small roller 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Happy printing! Original image courtesy of themetapicture. Macgyver Challenge: Old Board Games. Do-it-yourself decorating allows you to customize your home, apartment, condo, or room with DIY accents that transform your space on a budget without completing a full-scale remodel.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, we guide you with instructions, tutorials, and step-by-step photos for indoor and outdoor projects and room makeovers. We have tips, techniques, and tools to get you started on paint projects, the easiest way to freshen up a space or decor item. But it doesn't stop there! We'll demonstrate how to make over furniture with paint, reupholster cushions with fabric, update garage sale items with wallet-friendly crafts tutorials using fabric and paper, and create DIY wall art for any space using a variety of materials and techniques.
Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow. I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag.
10 T-Shirt Scarf Tutorials. Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts. So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk.
Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else! Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts: Check out these t-shirt scarves! Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial.
Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here. The Ramseys Finally Have Coasters. We finally have coasters!
Whoo hoo! As I mentioned in the Linky Love post last Saturday, we have been needing some drinking coasters for a while now. I have been perusing the internet for a DIY coaster tutorial that was easy with a beautiful result. Well, I found out that there are a lot. But I really wanted to take a stab at the ceramic tile coasters. Fortunately enough, I already had almost all of the supplies on hand! Le Supplies (No, I don't speak French.) First, trace the tile onto your paper and cut it out. It was my intention to pick one theme or the other (yellow or the blues and purples), but I loved them both so I chose to do four in the yellow and four in the blue/purple/flower theme.
Lucy Designs: Giant Wooden Butterfly. Just finished this giant butterfly using picture frame molding and other pieces and parts This butterfly was actually featured on It was one of those things that was in my head and had to get out, I figured, the bigger, the better.
Tee for Tea. Spiral Hanging Decorations from Recycled Plastic Bottles : Step-by-Step Tutorial. I hope you have not thrown away the top parts of the plastic bottles you used to make the party favour boxes featured in my previous post.
Tonight I am going to show you how to make these glittery spiral hanging decorations from another part of the bottle. All you will need to make them apart from the plastic bottles, are white glue or Modge Podge, glitter and a brush and an hour or two to make enough spirals to use as decorations at your child’s next birthday party. Use a single spiral or add two to four together to make a spiral bunch, attach some cutouts like stars, flowers, or cutouts that fit in with the theme of the party. Hang them from the ceiling, hang them on tree branches outside, hang them against a wall, as long as you hang them and watch the delight on the party guests’ faces when these spirals twirl and swirl all on their own.
Flashback: Jam Jar Lanterns : Daily source of DIY craft projects and inspiration, patterns, how-tos. In a matter of days, it will officially be summer in the northern hemisphere.
Parties, weddings, barbecues, and quality outdoor time all call for some sweet outdoor lighting when the sun goes down. It’s a perfect time to flashback to the Jam Jar Lanterns tutorial from the pages of CRAFT Volume 10, the Celebrate issue, written by our own wildly talented Brookelynn Morris. Can Art: A Way To Recycle Some Tin Cans. How I turned an IKEA changing table into a co-sleeper. Co-sleeping for you and me Before we had the Bot, I had planned on her sleeping in her crib from the start.
Yeah, I should have known better. The first night home we set up the hand-me-down pack-n-play in our bedroom and attempted to let her sleep in that. I think I made it through 2 night feedings before I gave in and put her in our bed. And thus started my complete and utter lack of sleep. The Sniglar.