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Lana's Podge DIY. I have seen many tutorials on making your own version of Mod Podge that I just had to try it myself. For those of you that don't know what Mod Podge is: It's a glue that is normally used for decoupaging, but a lot of crafters also use it for pretty much everything else, because it attaches on almost every surface giving a sheer finish.The down part of Mod Podge is, is that it's kinda expensive. It's not as expensive to not make me buy it, but for some projects I could use a cheaper version.

There are a lot of discussions going around saying that the homemade version is not the same thing as the 'real deal'. And let me just be clear by saying that this is not the same as Mod Podge. It's a formula that has similar qualities as the real recipe, but it's not the same. This being sad, I still needed a cheap glue that's similar to Mod Podge for my smaller projects. And to finish it of, I made a fun label and gave it my own name;) Want to know how to make my homemade podge? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Upcycling Shirts Tutorials. Day three: Shirt into Bracelet (There is an update about this post, on the bottom part of this page) Pictures by Lana ------------------------------------Update------------------------------------ Due to several questions about this tutorial, I decided to post an update with more detailed steps.

You can find the tutorial below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. All done! You can of course also sew the bracelet instead of using glue. The bracelet will be easy to slide over you're hand, because the fabric is stretchy and soft. Printing Leather jewelry DIY. I already posted a sneak preview on my facebookpage about this tutorial and I finally got the chance to share it with you! I am very excited about this tutorial, because I think it's one of my favorites so far.

I've made many DIY's for my blog and I have enjoyed doing each and every one of them, but this one is something that I designed myself and am actually proud of! It's hard not to be critical about something you've made or designed, but this is the first time that I'm very happy with the end result without any 'buts' :) The tutorial shows you how to transfer your favorite image onto leather. I took a picture of my cats head and placed it on a picture from by boyfriend. This way, my cat is wearing his suit! So here's the fantastic tutorial: Supplies: T-shirt transfer paper | Leather scraps | scissors | iron | baking paper | jewelry accessories | something to make a hole in the leather 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

All done! Pictures by Lana. Make a Pretty Pouf Ottoman. Gather your Tools Your first step is to gather your materials and tools for the project. Here's what you'll need: Materials: - Printouts of the pattern (see below) - Scissors - Tape - 2 Yards of 54-inch-wide linen burlap - 1 old light solid-color bed sheet -- any size (or 3 yards of 45-inch-wide muslin) - Straight pins - Sewing machine - 1 spool (125 yards) heavy duty/upholstery thread to match burlap - 2 large garbage bagsfull of fabric items for stuffing (old clothing, worn towels, fabric scraps) - 1 5# box of fiberfill - 1 roll fusible-web tape - Large embroidery or straight upholstery needle - 4 skeins embroidery floss to match or contrast fabric Patterns: Download and print the patterns (number of copies of each shape needed is indicated on each pattern).

Using tape, piece together the larger pattern following the instructions. Piece and tape together the octagon pattern. Cold-Process All-Natural Handmade Soap. Or through a book: Or use a pre-weighed soap making kit like this Natural Soap Making Kit or this Shea Butter Soap Making Kit. If you are in Vancouver, you can get a great kit with all natural ingredients from Scentimental Creations. This is simply the easiest way to successfully make soap in a short amount of time. Soap Making: Cold Process Method 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Soap Recipes Lemongrass, Ginger, and Coffee Kitchen Soap Add 1 tablespoon dry, finely ground coffee at traceScent with 15ml lemongrass and 5ml ginger essential oilsColour with turmeric Rosemary and Spearmint Energizing Shower Soap Scent with 10ml rosemary and 10ml spearmint essential oilsColour with sage powderGently stir in spirulina powder to make a darker green swirl Orange Vanilla Cinnamon Soap Add 1 tablespoon dry, finely ground coffee at traceScent with 7ml orange, 7ml cinnamon, and 7ml vanilla essential oilsColour with cinnamonGently stir in cocoa powder to make a chocolate color swirl.

Do-it-yourself jewelry storage « Monaluna. Okay, yes, I’m on a storage kick these days. Have I mentioned that our house is kind of small? With very few surfaces on which to put stuff? I bought a much-needed jewelry box the other day, and when I got it home I realized there was no place to put it. Seriously. The only real surface is our dresser, which is now in the baby’s room serving as a changing table. I started by measuring out the layout, considering the length of the necklaces I had, how many earring hooks I wanted, and where I wanted the mesh screen placed.

Then I screwed in the hooks, staggering the earring hooks and necklace hooks so that they wouldn’t interfere. I made a little box for post earrings and rings out of the scrap molding, and glued it together with gorilla glue and clamps. I glued the plywood backing to the frame using the gorilla glue, and then painted the whole thing white. Labels: there are no tags for this entry. DIY Tassel Charm Bracelet.

Make no mistake, there are loads of tassel jewelry tutorials out there, like this bracelet or this one. (Seriously, just google "DIY tassel bracelet. ") While I risk over-saturating the DIY tassel jewelry market, I'm going to throw my hat into the ring with this project. It's not as tasseled out as my DIY tassel necklace a few weeks back, I love how dainty these little tassels are. Since color combinations are as endless as the number of shades of embroidery you have, it's impossible to make just one.

They then can be added to anything you want-- earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Here's how! Tools and Materials: Embroidery thread Chain (long enough to reach around your wrist)Fold over crimp endsJump ringsClaspEarring wires (if making earrings) Pliers and scissors (not pictured) Wrap thread around your fingers several times to make a bundle. Place one end of the bundle in the fold-over crimp end. Trim the bundle and even out the ends. Ducklings In A Row - Hair + DIY Tutorials: I'm Inexplicably Drawn to You...DIY Magnetic Tote Bag. My husband and I are really bad at the diaper bag thing. My son has sat through more than one restaurant dinner in some state of undress, including wearing nothing but a diaper at his cousin's birthday dinner, because we inevitably leave the house without adequate diapers, wipes or a change of clothes.

Luckily he's old enough now that diaper blowouts are a rarity, however toddler-boredom-turned-general-naughtiness has taken hold where poop-up-the-back-of-your-shirt-and-seeping-down-your-pants-leg used to live. After one too many dinners out during which I try and fail miserably to entertain the duckling with a dull butter knife and a packet of Splenda, I decided to get wise and create a quick and easy bag that could keep the little guy entertained long enough for me to enjoy a glass of wine. Then I got pregnant (see you in July, wine), but the need to keep our kid out of trouble persists....enter the magnetic activity bag!

Be forewarned, this little bag is addictive. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. All Natural Lip Balm. The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing. But alas, none of those things happened. The flu happened. Or rather, what I guess must have been the flu. Thankfully, I had made a big batch of lip balm the week before Christmas to give as little handmade gifts to my girlfriends. This recipe is super simple. The recipe came from this blog last year and I tweaked it a bit and she grabbed it from this book where she had tweaked it a bit.

Sweet Orange Lip Balm 8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil 3 Tablespoons Beeswax 1.5 Tablespoons Raw Honey 30 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (if you want color) 1/2 stick of natural lipstick (I like Jane Iredale and Josie Moran) Remove mixture from heat, and add peppermint oil and lipstick. Sugar Scrubs Recipes. *December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels You will notice that you have to Like my Face Book page to get it.

This is now where I will be placing all my free downloads so that they are free and accessible to my fans. I LOVE to share with my fans but am getting tired of some people sharing my stuff all over the internet or on their own sites, without linking back or mentioning the true source of my content. As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans! Guess what? Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin. I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too). Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers. Frankincense Sugar Scrub Myrrh Bath Salts. DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks. DIY Laced Cement Votive. By Claire of Fellow Fellow Hi there, it’s Claire from Fellow Fellow here!

I’ve got a really cute DIY for you today! A laced cement votive, perfect for summer nights spent outdoors. Keep reading to see the full tutorial after the jump! Here’s what you’ll need:– Cement powder – Paper cups to mix cement in – Wooden sticks to stir cement mix – Coins – Petroleum Jelly (or cooking spray) – Optional (I’m not sure how much it helps) – Sticker tape (like: – A disposable container (plastic, or paper cup) for the outside of your votive – A smaller disposable container (I used a medicine cup), big enough to hold a tea light – Sandpaper – PliersA few tips: – It’s best to keep the outside container fairly small (mine was about 2.5″ diameter) and made from either plastic, or paper (a paper cup works well).

It shouldn’t be anything precious as it will have to be cut/torn off at the end. Step 5. Pulseras delicado. Der Frühling rückt näher und wir verzehren uns nach Pastellfarben und zartem Schmuck, der uns vom Sommer träumen lässt. Für alle denen es genauso geht, haben wir mal wieder eine sehr feine DIY-Anleitung von Nadine von anmutig für Euch und Euer Handgelenk. Die süßen Armbänder sind blitzschnell gemacht und wirken am Besten in kleinen Gruppen. Also schnell Material besorgen und loslegen, jede Menge Komplimente sind Euch sicher! Um die Armbänder wunderbar zart zu gestalten, nutzen wir sogenannte “Zwischenteile” und “Quetschperle”, die normalerweise nur als Zusatzelemente gedacht sind. Für die Armbänder braucht ihr: - Metallperlen, sogenannte Zwischenteile, die es in allen möglichen Formen und Farben (gold, kupfer, silber) gibt - Quetschperlen mit unterschiedlichen Durchmessern - Stickgarne in verschiedenen Farben (ich habe Sticktwist in rosa und schwarzes Perlgarn verwendet) - verschiedene Fäden und Bänder nach Wunsch (z.

Den Abschluss bildet ein Schmuckverschluss mit Klemmkappe. DIY: Artsy Pouch. I've started 'test-making' things to gift for Christmas, and I started with this pouch. I find it hard to come across pretty modern fabrics that are really cheap, so I took it upon myself to just paint on my fabric of choice. Read on for the tutorial..ish @_@ Canvas fabric - preferably the heavy-weight kind of canvas used for painting (I have a lot of scraps from my brother making his own canvas boards) Tape - painter's tape works best for me First, cut up your tape. On your canvas fabric (cut down to your pouch size + about 1/2" all around seam allowance), stick two tape strips diagonally as shown, Make sure they are parallel to each other.

Next, tape down the remaining two strips, making sure they are parallel to each other. Mix your acrylic paint and white fabric paint - your resulting color will be lighter than the base color, so beware. Next, paint on the remaining parts. Not happy with imperfect edges? Yeah, that imperfection really bothers me. Shark Hoodie Towel.

I have made the hoodie towels before, but I wanted to share this one with you as well. We have a little friend who likes princesses, well enough, but she really likes construction sites, sharks and blue too. Her birthday is coming up, so I give you… 1 bath towel steel gray1 hand towel steel graysmall amount of pellon VERY thin one-side fusible interfacingsmall amount of white terry cloth.thread (white and shark gray) Tools: craft scissorsfabric scissors The full tutorial for the towel is here. Here, I laid out a paper fin pattern on the top of the hood. (Note, the hood on this towel is rounded rather than being squared off. ) Next, cut the stabilizer for the fin slightly smaller than the terry cloth to allow for the seams.

(I sewed this on the serger. For the teeth, I had strip of white terry. Finish both of the bottom edges. (if you don’t have a serger – just zig zag the edges.) Here is our friend, super excited in her shark towel. She was loving it. DIY: Geode Ring | State of Unique. How-To: Make a Nebula Pillow using Ink Effects from DecoArt. This month’s Whimseybox included samples of a new product, called Ink Effects, from our friends at DecoArt. Ink Effects is a fabric transfer ink that allows you to paint an image on ordinary printer paper and then iron it on to a textile. Rather than sitting on top of the fabric like a stiff iron-on transfer, the Ink Effects ink settles in smoothly to the fabric with little distortion of the feel of the fabric. Ink Effects colors blend nicely together, and when I saw my collection of colors, I instantly knew what I wanted to try my hand at. I needed a project for my inner space geek, and Ink Effects was the perfect way to pull it off.

Materials:From your September Whimseybox: - Ink Effects Fabric Transfer Ink (colors can vary, based on what kind of nebula you want to make. Other Materials: - Printer/Copier paper - Spongebrush - Toothpicks - Old Toothbrush - White acrylic paint Next, prepare a surface for painting. For this particular style of nebula, I started with a pink center. DIY Studded iPhone Case. DIY Gift: Terrarium Kit. 32 Things You Need In Your Man Cave. THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans. Starscape fibre optic star ceiling. Bohemian Infinity Dress… « Needles, Thread and Love. DIY Mothers Day Gift: Fabric Toiletries Bag. Finger Knitting How-to. Recycled Magazine Page Nesting Bowls. T-shirt pom poms.

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