Stuff to Make
- Hanging pocket shoe organiser /store. - Pole and attachments ( curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws). - Strong metal saucepan or utensil hanging hooks - Compost of a good quality moisture holding type. - Selection of plants or seeds... e.g. mixed leaf salad, herbs,sorrel, peas, mini tomatoes. - Piece of wood 2"x2" as long as the width of the pocket store to keep the base of pockets away from the wall. - Trough planter to catch drips.
We're fans of any DIY that is simple, has great impact and uses supplies that are easily findable. So when we saw this great modern planter idea filled with easy to grow succulents we were intrigued. When we heard how simple it is to put together, especially in a small space like a back patio or deck, we were sold. This bit of inspiration comes from Annette over at Pot-ted , a nursery and patioscaping company (and also one of our favorite shops for great plant containers, mid century outdoor furniture and succulents galore). When we were in the other day she showed us pictures of the planter she had just built.
These are my kind of friendship bracelets; they've got major sparkle! I love how Frieda and Nellie incorporate gems into their designs, which adds another dimension to these bracelets; it instantly makes them more elegant! I knew I could make a tutorial for these. However, I didn't want to spend hours knotting to make a bracelet, so I made a ring! What's great about making rings is that they come together way quicker than a bracelet, which means you have time to make more! The contrast between the soft cotton thread and shiny gem is sure to catch eyes!
We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection . Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet.
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board!
Chan Luu bracelets are just so cool! What's great about them is that they use simple macrame techniques to produce different results, this time with the addition of beads! This tutorial adds on to my previous Square Knot Friendship Bracelets , but utilizes the beads in a different way; on the outside of the knots as opposed to the inside. What you get is a totally different result! Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are 3mm glass gemstone beads, cotton thread for knotting, scissors, tape, and a bead and crimp for closure.
Vocês perceberam como tem modinha de pulseiras com carinha hiponga surgindo todos os dias? Confesso que não sou muito fã desse estilo, mas achei um DIY de uma que me agradou até. É uma versão caseira dos super famosos wrap bracelets Chan Luu , que aparecem nos pulsos de várias fashionistas internacionais. O preço original dela varia de $215 até $325 , mas com esse DIY, acredito que não custe nem R$8 !
This is the single wrap bracelet I made while filming the wrap bracelet tutorial. It has such a different look to it than the one I made this past weekend. It is amazing the different look and style you can create with the same basic pattern just by changing length of the bracelet and the type and size of the bead! Here is my attempt at a little video production for you.
Ready for another tutorial? What a pretty necklace. Not a pretty price! Make your own $68-looking Anthropologie designer necklace at home for barely no money at all.
If you grew up in the 80's, like I did, you're probably already familiar with the awesomeness that is Shrinky Dinks ...but did you know that you can still buy Shrinky Dinks? Yep, they're still out there - in craft stores, hobby shops, and even on Amazon . But you don't have to buy a Shrinky Dink kit to have all the fun. Just look for #6 plastic containers and you can make your own! There is a great tutorial on Instructables (courtesy of Dabbled ) with all the instructions for making your own shrinky projects from #6 plastic containers, so I won't go into too much detail here. Most of this post is actually about turning these awesome little pieces of plastic into a sweet bracelet (and bonus pendant) to give to mom for Mother's Day.
i love the summer friendship bracelet trend that i keep seeing in blog land, so i thought it would be fun to share with you another way to weave a friendship bracelet. one of the parents at work showed me this technique of using a circular cardboard loom and i love how quick it goes, you can easily finish a bracelet in one sitting. - cardboard - something small and circular (like a teacup or ramekin) - scissors, ruler, pen - embroidery thread in pretty colors , thin yarn, or ribbon trace a circle onto your cardboard, and use a ruler to draw 8 lines cut a small ways into each line, between 1/2 an inch to an inch and make a hole in the middle of the circle where all the lines intersect. cut 7 strands of embroidery floss, about 24 inches long and tie them together with a slip knot. pull your thread bundle through the hole in your cardboard with the knot right up next to the hole and use a little piece of tape to hold it in place while you start.
Ribbon headbands secured to elastic ponytail holders. I've seen many headbands lately which use a loop of cord elastic that is cinched at the center, usually by a metal crimp, to form a figure eight (like Anthropologie's Oxford headband , Anthropologie's Fairytale Theater headband , Banana Republic's double ribbon headband , and Santi's metallic headband ). This inspired me to use two ponytail holders to achieve a similar effect--because I do not have any metal crimps and neither do you, I presume, and, while we're at it, maybe you don't even have cord elastic. So here it is, an easy headband using minimal supplies that you probably already have at home. Interlace the 2 ponytail holders together as shown in Diagram 1 and pull on them to form a knot. Diagram 1
Things you need for this DIY: ✝ a bra ✝ studs ✝ pliers ✝ a small knife ✝ stretchy fabric (optional) Total time: 1 hr Total cost: about $5 worth of studs This is fine to wear in public...right? Start by making a little slit for the stud tine with you knife. Add the stud and bend the tines down. Stud more... ...and more.
Things you need for this DIY: ✝ over-sized T shirt ✝ scissors ✝ needle and thread Total time: 20 mins