around the house
This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads.
Posted by ScrapHacker.com on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere.
UPDATE: I’ve added the stencil to DIY your own Moroccan rug in this other post . I love the dark wood floors we have in our home. The problem is that, since they are so dark, they show every little bit of dust, especially in the living room, which gets a lot of traffic. So I started looking for a rug but they were all so expensive, and didn’t really convince me. After months of looking I found one at Ikea, the Erslev , which I liked both for the price and the color, but it was too… simple. Too solid.
Dinner with my family is important to me. I fight for it . Some days it’s the only time all five us are together. It’s our family devotion time , when we connect and communicate .
My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it. For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. I couldn’t figure out how to stack them nicely enough around the center to make it worth my effort, but that little road bump didn’t stop me from snagging more than my fair share of free stir sticks at a time, like 8 or 10, over the course of a month. When I read how Danielle used an embroidery hoop , that convinced me to make my own version too! Those free stir sticks led to this latest creation:
This is part of a series of posts dedicated to easy "tree themed" crafts for Christmas. You can see the first edition here: Thumbtack Trees. If you have a "crafty tree" post you've done either this season or last, email me! I'd love to feature it as part of this series!
*Tutorial made by Dana @ Made for her win in season 1* Looking for hours of entertainment? Meet, The Rollie Pollie: It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing.
by 8thlopez on July 26, 2010
Looking for a fun and easy project for your home? Make your very own round art gallery reusing cardboard tubes hanging around your home, like paper towel holders or toilet paper rolls. After the jump, get all of the details. Clean the rolls by removing any labels or leftover paper. Mark the rolls by using a ruler and pencil to mark the width of each ring will help you keep the cuts straight and level. Make different sizes to add interest and dimension .
Last week I saw a photo over at Casa Sugar and I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I love projects where you don’t have to think or spend much money. Hot glue, 50ish spoons and 15 minutes. I made one out of blue and green spoons too. I like the white one better and I think the white wreath only cost $3. This blue and green one was eight dollars.
Jun 24 by Brenda Ponnay It turns out citronella candles are pretty easy to make! They are a bit fussy and require a lot of microwaving and some pouring of hot wax but the end result is fun and pretty. This craft is not especially toddler-friendly but I think it would be great for older kids who can be trusted in the kitchen, or for younger kids who have a lot of help from an adult. Here is what you’ll need to to make patriotic tea lights like you see above:
I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot).