When Tulip approached me about creating a tie dye tutorial, I wanted to challenge myself and use items other than clothing. I thought maybe something for the home, like a curtain or tablecloth, but when I saw a photos of galaxy print shoes online, I couldn't get them out of my head. There's something so beautiful about how all the colors blend into each other, almost like a watercolor painting. I checked out all of the tie dye techniques that Tulip provided and felt that "sponging" would work best. See the full tutorial after the jump...
With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called:
Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection : Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold! You’ll need: 5″ x 7″ piece of faux leather vinyl Rorschach pattern (available here ) 8 feet of thin chain (cut into 19 5″ pieces) 20-21 inches of thick chain 21 4mm jump rings a black permanent marker double sided tape a leather rotary punch small sharp scissors 2 pairs of pliers
I recently spotted a sensational bouquet of paper flowers inside my favorite (and the ultimate ) boutique for creative inspiration, Castles In The Air . A combination of Mexican paper flowers and those ever so popular tissue paper pom poms , these vibrant and cheerful flowers make perfect ornaments for any celebration. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make! You’ll need: 6 – 7 pieces of 180 gram florist crepe paper cut into 20″ x 30″ sheets (it’s important to use heavyweight crepe paper for it’s stretchiness and strength) 6 – 7 small binder clips or large paper clips 16 gauge floral wire (last seen here ) heavy duty scissors
oh i love this time of year. this month’s theme is definitely going to be back to school, because who can help but be at least a little excited about the start of fall and a new year for students everywhere. send your favorite student to school (or work) with this notebook lunchbag! this is completed in a jiffy and is very inexpensive. much like that pristine first page of a new notebook, the hardest part is deciding what to write on it. have fun! - kate CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump!
I met Abby at one of my good friend's weddings. She was a sweetheart. A few months later, my friend told me Abby was having a hard time with her parents divorce. My parents got divorced when I was really young too.
You've eaten apples, right? You've probably even eaten an apple covered in rich and creamy caramel. If you are lucky, you've enjoyed a chocolate covered caramel apple. But, I am positive you've never had an inside out chocolate caramel apple, but you really should try one! The idea for this recipe came to me in stages.
Here we go! I'm so excited to kick off this series of finger-knitting projects. For the first project, B proffered his largest ball of finger-knitting for us all to try weaving a rug! This project is super-fun and easy to do.
Posted by Rebecca D. Dillon | | I love succulents. They are the one plant I almost never kill. And when I say almost, I mean I have killed a succulent or two by over watering by thinking I needed to make up for forgetting to water for weeks and sometimes months.
The past week and a half or so has been a dry spell for The Daily Telecraft. With the release of the new Percy Jackson book and my discovery of The 39 Clues series, I've been taking a crafting break and exploring books. However, all of the posts that I have missed will periodically be posted to make up for the days I skipped because I was engrossed in my reading.
This tutorial shows you how to design and cut your own stamps from erasers. Of course you can use them for anything, but I show how to make them for invitation cards + envelopes. First cut along the drawn lines, then cut from the side of the eraser to remove the unwanted bits. Erasers are quite soft and easy to cut, but be careful and use a cutting mat to protect your table. It's really fun to experiment with different colours and you can create beautiful gradients and textures.
If your apartment needs some decorating, you can't draw, and you're broke, consider chopping up paint chips. (Yep, I'm still on the paint chip kick.) These are Glidden swatches from Home Depot made into a simple triangle pattern. I put it inside a mat and frame I already had, and it looks fairly respectable. Put anything inside a mat and frame and it will look respectable.
I love making things to decorate my room with, and this is one of my favourites. These little paper birds are so easy to make and look lovely hanging as a mobile! I like to hang them around my lampshade like this:
Hello! I'm Lisa. In this blog you'll find the best pieces of me; my designs, recipes, inspiration, outfits and my adventures as a Swede living in London. Welcome!
Posted by Rebecca D. Dillon | | Terrariums make for delightful home decor, are easy to make and fun to grow. These tiny little eco-systems are practically self sufficient and are very inexpensive to make. Here's a simple how to on getting your own terrarium started. First you'll need to gather a few supplies.