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By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^
Our friend Sarah gave me a couple of spools of this black grosgrain ribbon, presenting me with a challenge. So here is this quick and easy Halloween wreath. Since it takes a lot of ribbon, try buying in bulk online rather than at the craft stores.
Oh, So Plain Let ceramics and glass stand in for canvas the next time you pick up a paintbrush with these ideas from DIY diva Jodi Mensing Harris. Frame with Color Layer colorful stripes in a float frame to bring a new dimension to a treasured family photo.
Fashion is heading in a more natural direction. Organic clothing is on the up and up, as well as feathers, fur, fringe, crochet, and anything with an earthy feel. To get in touch with your inner flower child, try making and wearing these DIY Dreamcatcher jewelry pieces.
I have been bitten by the organizing bug. It all started since moving with only five boxes (really should do a post on that, life changing!). I have learned that it is much easier to organize when you have less stuff. Much more fun too! I found some pretty genius ideas on Pinterest that I had to share. Be sure to click on over to the posts, as most have more great ideas :).
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This Mother's Day, make something beautiful for Mom. Credit: Megan Reardon Wondering about what to make Mom for Mother's Day? I've been thinking about traditional gifts like flower corsages and lockets, and I decided to combine the two. This felt dahlia pin has a secret pocket in the back that can hold a picture or message for your favorite mom. You'll need: - scissors - Fabri-tac adhesive - two sheets craft felt, one for the flower and one in a contrasting color for the back - needle and thread - brooch pin (available in the beading section of craft stores) - a bit of thin cardboard (a cereal box from your recycling bin will be perfect for this)
This Christmas, I made most of my gifts. The majority of the handmade items were photos transferred onto blocks of wood. It was something memorable to give family (especially for parents, who never seem to need anything!). Everyone seemed to really like them. I first heard about the photo-to-wood transfer from a coworker.
I love projects and Pinterest so when Sherry over at Young House Love posed the 2nd Pinterest Challenge I had the perfect pins in mind. Dylan got me these great fish bowl bookends two birthdays ago and we've had little success keeping any kind of fish alive in them. (R.I.P Goldfish 1, Goldfish 2, Goldfish 3, Goldfish 4, Betta 1 and Betta 2 - you were doomed from the start without names.)
Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one? Yes?
Growing up, I spent countless hours making colorful friendship bracelets. Their resurgence prompted me to rediscover this summer pastime. Here are instructions for one of my favorite patterns – hearts!
Using this free download you can inexpensively (and easily) wrap gifts for the holidays. Check out this tutorial for how you can make these tags out of brown paper grocery bags. Also see below for a tutorial on how to tie up your gifts a little differently. I love twine! Wrapping like this is easy I used old paper from Anthropologie that was used to wrap up some bowls I purchased.
Posted on November 15, 2011 in Make It Activities , Play & Read by Simone Via: sueniosencantados.com Crayons, play doh, bubble mix, baby wipes … if you feel like you’re constantly refilling your toddler consumables, why not save yourself a trip to the shops and make your own? Here are 15 ideas for cheap and cheerful everyday essentials. (Above: recycle old crayons into fun shapes.
i am PUMPED today! wanna know why? cause i’m gonna show you how to make quick, easy, and inexpensive dresses just like these! i know what y’all are thinking…no way that’s quick and easy.
Anyone else need a pretty portable peg board display case?? (shown above, 2 cases opened side-by-side) I described what I wanted to Trevor, and he came up with something even better than I pictured. A quick tutorial how-to: Update - - lots of people asked about the size. Trevor bought one piece of pegboard and had Lowes cut it into 3rds (easier to transport). Then for one case he took one of those thirds and cut it in half, making 2 sides to the case.