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Cacti color. Flora tones. Mental vacation. Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger) Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Inspiration For Moms: I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art. I found this art on Pinterest and I thought it was so elegant and yet so simple...

Inspiration For Moms: I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art

Upon further review, I found out that the company resides is in the United Kingdom and charges 295 pounds (which is...gasp.... $486!!) For this lovely artwork. Oh, did I mention that they don't deliver to the United States. At that price...I think I will gladly go to plan B. That's right. I took a few trips to my favorite Hobby Lobby with a few 40% off coupons and gathered my supplies. -3 art canvases (sized 11x14) -13 wood letters (for the words love, laugh, live) -spray glue -spray paint. New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks. How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders. By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart.

How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders

When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders.

This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials Tissue paper in your desired colors Mod Podge (matte finish), in a pinch you can also use school gluePaintbrush Scissors Glass containers to fit your candle(s), I used thrifted vases and wine tumblers Paper punches in various shapes Q-tips, optional Directions. Salvaged drawers = modular bookcase. I picked up these drawers on Freecycle.

Salvaged drawers = modular bookcase

They were salvaged from the kitchen of a 1940s house that was demolished. My original plan was to put the drawers on wheels and use them as under-bed storage. Turns out, no two drawers are the same height, which would look janky. T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. How to Make Leaf Skeletons. I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House.

I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. DIY Doily Lamp. Hanging String Balls. Whattya need?

Hanging String Balls

BalloonStringScissorsGlueJar How do I make glue string balls? Step 1: Hang inflated balloon from ceiling. Step 2: Put string and glue in the jar with a hole in the lid. Next, pull string from hole while wrapping around the balloon. How to Turn Wine Bottles into Tumblers. You knew you’d been saving all those wine bottles for a reason!

How to Turn Wine Bottles into Tumblers

With this in-depth tutorial, we’re pumped to show you how to turn old wine bottles into gorgeous new tumblers. Not only are these green (both in color and in eco-ness), they make a great gift for the holidays and are an instant conversation piece. This tutorial is definitely on the more advanced end of the spectrum, and requires a few tools you may not be familiar with.

As long as you follow the steps you can definitely make it happen, but feel free to shoot questions our way via the comments below or send an email to hello@brit.co. DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls. As we mentioned before, this is our favorite time of year for DIY decor.

DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls

The chill is in the air and the leaves are changing color, and there's no better way to preserve the delight than by welcoming it into your home. Yes, the craft stores overflowing with autumn decorations can be intimidating, but there are ways to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Below are instructions for your very own autumn leaf bowl, perfect for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats. DIY: Tutorial - Framed Vertical Succulent Garden...

...or as I like to call it, Living Art!

DIY: Tutorial - Framed Vertical Succulent Garden...

UPDATE 3.19.11: It's filling in...