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Mon makes things: Storage Ottoman DIY. I love crafts.

mon makes things: Storage Ottoman DIY

I love DIY. My biggest DIY crush? Furniture redoing/making. I can't get enough. It takes every fiber of my being to keep myself from "rescuing" every tossed out piece of furniture I see along the side of the road {boyfriend, friends, and family frown upon my frequent adoption of such items}. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Glowing jar project – varázslat a lakásban (EN/HU)

I Could Do That - StumbleUpon. Stuffed animal - Wall to Watch - StumbleUpon. Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts - StumbleUpon. Gabriel Moreno does beautiful work with such basic materials: a pen and a brush.

Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts - StumbleUpon

His illustrations begin in black and white, upon which Moreno builds, adding layers of color and images of other places and people tattooed into their skin. Flowers, birds, and faces organically expand from his subjects, as if a rush of creativity, or a dream, is escaping them. 30 Fun DIY Crafts To Keep You and the Family Busy During the Holidays. Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters. Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge?

Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters

Tutorials for Recycling Books. 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. Tutorial & Whipperberry - StumbleUpon. Cut Out + Keep - StumbleUpon. Tutorial: Making a Stencil - StumbleUpon. UPDATE: If you are here at All Things Thrifty for the first time, WELCOME!!

Tutorial: Making a Stencil - StumbleUpon

Since I wrote this post about making a stencil I have found that making stencils are MUCH easier with my Silhouette Machine. So, if you would like to see an easy way to make a stencil with a Silhouette check out that post! UPDATE:Also, if you would like some FREE stencil designs, check out that post also! A few weeks ago, I came across this amazing image fromWhitewall and Co. I instantly fell in love with their stencils, but the prices were a little too high for my thrifty core.

Step 1: Go to Office Max or Staples and get some clear folders like the ones in this picture below. Step 2: Cut the folders and tape them together. Tape the two folders together to create a large enough area for your stencil. Step 3: Find an image that you like for your stencil and have it printed large enough to trace. Step 4: Trace your image on to your plastic folders with your narrow sharpie.

Here is when the FUN begins! Make a Lunch Box from a Milk Jug - StumbleUpon. Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding - StumbleUpon. According to, 'Rustic Weddings' are the new trending wedding theme!

Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding - StumbleUpon

It seems that brides-to-be are in love with the charm, vintage feel and simple elegance of barn yard venues and wildflower bouquets that embody this theme. Think natural elements mixed with a western vibe and bring that all together with fun DIY crafting sessions. And in true country style- bring in the entire fam to help you out! It might sound like a lot of work but we've made it easy for you with these eight suggestions you can try for your own rustic-themed wedding! 1. Mason Jars evoke a sense of nostalgia and comfort. 2.

Try scouring Etsy- the online shop for all things cute and homemade, for unique accessories. 3. Cute signs around the wedding venue add intimacy to a large event and of course, can be super helpful for directionally challenged folk. 4. 5. Go against the grain for your wedding; try using wildflowers instead of roses or orchids. 6. 7. 8. Caught the wedding fever? Autumn leaf bouquet. I don’t know what it’s like in your neighborhood, but when I step outside here in Oakland, I sense it right away: Fall is in the air!

autumn leaf bouquet

I’m lucky enough to have a few turning trees on my street, so I don’t miss out entirely on the brilliant autumn colors I remember from growing up in NH. Speaking of brilliant autumn colors, I’m thrilled to share this stunning maple leaf rose bouquet DIY from a fellow Kate — clay, fiber and paper artist Kate Hust. Kate first learned how to make these a few years ago from a retired art teacher in her community, and now they’ve become an annual tradition when fall rolls around. Her instructor taught her to wrap the leaves really tight, so they looked like rose buds, but Kate has modified the technique a bit to suit her own tastes: She likes to find the really big leaves and make them with large open “petals.” She’s clearly perfected the craft, and I’m so happy that she’s decided to pass the tradition on to us. Read the full how-to after the jump!

Materials. Yet More Paint Chip Art. Freshly Picked: How to Make Origami Lights - StumbleUpon. Top Bloggers Favorite DIY Projects - iVillage - StumbleUpon. Make and Takes - StumbleUpon. I am a meal planner.

Make and Takes - StumbleUpon

I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Custom 5x7 Crayon Initial by thegrandcrayonyon. How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos. Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them.

You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds. Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses - StumbleUpon. Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China.

Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses - StumbleUpon

I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass. What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage.

I also like that the simple black foot on the glass is in itself an elegant design element, and would work just as well with no writing on it. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow - StumbleUpon. I’ve been experimenting with tinting mason jars to create a look like those old vintage ones that are difficult to find anymore in second hand stores.

say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow - StumbleUpon

I think I’ve finally honed in on the perfect method. Would you like to see how it’s done? Check out the DIY here. Fill them with flowers, or illuminate an outdoor party filling them with battery operated tea lights or a strand of twinkle lights. I promise it’s easier than you think. Copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved. Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball. New England Through Yummy Moms Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks.