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DIY Sharpie Tie Die. I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog!

DIY Sharpie Tie Die

She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here! What You Need: Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirtRubbing AlcoholLiquid dropper or medicine dropperSmall plastic cup(s)Rubber bandsVariety of colored Sharpies Do It! Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place.Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle.

Photos and DIY via The Art Girl Jackie. Easy Updo: Beautiful Braided Bun. We love this gorgeous updo because it looks like it was done at a salon…but only takes minutes to do at home.

Easy Updo: Beautiful Braided Bun

The style’s dramatic texture and flattering volume guarantee all eyes will be on you! You’ll need: curling iron, rattail comb, bobby pins, clear elastic bands, hairspray Step 1: Curl hair, spritz with hairspray and gently tease the back of the crown. Using your fingers, sweep the top and side sections back and secure them at the base of the crown with crisscrossed bobby pins, creating a voluminous half updo. This Woven Braid Around Ponytail is Simply Amazing. Gorgeous Stone Wall Mosaics Flow in Beautiful Spirals and Waves. Victoria, British Columbia-based artist duo Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl create gorgeous, decorative wall installations out of stone.

Gorgeous Stone Wall Mosaics Flow in Beautiful Spirals and Waves

The husband and wife, who own their own stonework design, consulting, and sculpting firm called Ancient Art of Stone, specialize in building murals, fireplaces, and other stunning mosaic patterns from a wide array of rocks and pebbles. The couple's installations are filled with an incredible amount of intricate detail, with hundreds of stones fitting together perfectly to form color-coordinated swirls. For such a hard, solid material, the designs that Kunert and Zettl create are astonishingly organic and graceful, flowing beautifully in spirals and waves across the surface of walls. "Our inspiration flows directly from nature and the pure simple forms and rhythms that are inherent within the creative forces of the Earth," the duo writes on their website.

"Our medium is stone, which is both timeless and sustaining. . . Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set. What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings?

Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set

A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. How does it look this place ? Materials: 6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright. 6- 6x6x10’s (for the uprights) 6- 6x6x8’s for the top sections 6- 2x6x8’s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6’s (for strength) 24- 3/8’s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk) 24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them. 24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6’s 10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings ” I din’t have any building instructions to go by, pretty much just winged it. Tissue Paper Carnations. Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees.

Tissue Paper Carnations

Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know! When I had the idea for Flower Week, I thought I would kick off the week with some flowers that I made myself. I wanted to try some tissue paper flowers, but when I followed various tutorials I found online, the flowers I made weren’t realistic enough for me. A vase of pretty tissue paper carnations! Want to make your own? This tutorial is Donationware – the instructions are available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation (via my other website, PlanetJune) to show your appreciation: Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the tutorial as a thank you! Donations of any size are much appreciated. You will need: ..Erm, yes.

Autumn Flower Wreath. Today I have a tutorial of sorts to share.

Autumn Flower Wreath

It is not a full tutorial because 1. I learned to make the flowers from an already pretty amazing tutorial and 2. I left my camera in Ryan’s truck and was too impatient to wait to put it together until he came home so I don’t have photos of the actual attaching to the wreath phase of the project. Sometimes you just have to go with it when the crafting bug gets you. This wreath is a combination of a regular grape vine wreath you can purchase at the craft store, lots of coffee filter flowers and a few acorn and berry sprigs.