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DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse. Turn a cardboard box into hours of entertainment for your little ones with this DIY collapsible playhouse.

DIY collapsible cardboard playhouse

This cardboard playhouse was created, especially with small spaces in mind, because when the kids tire of it, the house collapses down flat for easy storage. Cardboard boxes are a hot commodity in our home -- even my 8-month-old appreciates a good drum fest with empty cereal boxes. Pretty much the perfect toy, boxes are free, plentiful (if you eat the way my boys do, that is) and provide the creative possibilities that can be a great exercise for a child's imagination. DIY Papercut Lamp Video. The DIY: MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.

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A New Use For Shower Curtain Rings. If your house has as many random nooks and crannies as mine has, you probably have shelves and cabinets that go unused or that aren’t being maximized to their ultimate potential.

A New Use For Shower Curtain Rings

My home, in particular, has many cabinets that are very tall and do not have built-in shelves. To take advantage of the vertical height, I bought this 15”-24” tension rod and these curtain rings and decided to make a purse storage cabinet. There are all kinds of others uses for this contraption as well. Some more ideas: Kitchen tool holder Scarf and belt organizer Coat hanger Necklace organizer. Chalkboard-Painted Mugs. Easy Painted Tumblers.

Thank you all so much for such amazing feedback and for helping this project circulate all over the internet!

Easy Painted Tumblers

My cups have held up pretty well due to not being used too often (they are currently just holding bobby pins in my bathroom) but several readers said after a little wear and tear, the paint comes off. Other readers have found that using paint specifically for glass leads to a much longer life! In the comments, readers have specifically stated that Martha Stewart Paints and DecoArt paints have lasted the best. I have used both, and love them both!

The process of making them will remain the same, but these products should help prolong the life of your glassware. xo, z Here's the thing about Anthropologie; everything is gorgeous. Let the knockoff begin! The internet taught me that I can use acrylic paint on glass as long as I seal it afterwards, so thats what we are going to do here. In true knockoff fashion, I did one rainbow confetti, and one each of red and blue. DIY Belted Boots. It’s time for a reality check folks.

DIY Belted Boots

Fall is here and, though SF is all about Indian summer, the flip flops will soon need to be exchanged for your favorite fall boots. If you’re like us, you’ve got one or two pairs of boots that gets you through the entirety of autumn. Though they’re still comfy now, they’re looking pretty grungy and could use a stylish update. All you need is a few belts, glue and scissors to make our very own pair of edgy boho belted boots. DIY Découpage Floral Bag. When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind.

DIY Découpage Floral Bag

Honestly, does it get any better than customizing a simple handbag with a brilliant floral print? However you create it, it’ll be satisfying to know that you’ve designed yourself a one of a kind bag! You’ll need:a handbagcotton fabric with a large floral patternpainter’s tapeMod Podgecraft paint2 small plastic dishes2 brushesscissors Start by taping off the edges and hardware of the handbag. Squeeze a dollop of colored craft paint into a small disposable container. Allow the first layer to dry completely. While the paint dries, carefully cut out a handful of flowers from the fabric.

DIY Fishtail Hat Band. We were instantly inspired by this gorgeous rainbow fishtail braid in Free People‘s September catalog and decided to recreate it, adding our own little twist: making the braid into a wearable hat accessory.

DIY Fishtail Hat Band

Who said braids were limited to summer and hair? Cut about 40 strands of yarn about 3 feet long, knot at one end leaving a several inches of slack, and divide into two sections. Pull 4 strands of yard from the outside of the left section and add it to the right side. Do the same to the other side–pull 4 strands of yarn from the outside of the right section and add it to the left side. Repeat the steps until the desired length is achieved and secure it with a knot, leaving at least 6″ of slack at the end.

Transform your hat with your new fishtail braid by securing it with a piece of yarn, safety pin or elastic band! (all images by Honestly…WTF) Make A Heart Dish Out Of Magazine Pages. 12 Days Of Wrapping: Pixel Weave. Speaking of nerding out, today’s DIY wrapping project combines two of our favorite things: pixels and crafts.

12 Days Of Wrapping: Pixel Weave

If you haven’t done a basic weave, trying it out around a gift box is the easiest way to start! We started out with a simple yarn wrapping weave, then used ribbon, rubber bands and embroidery floss, and finally construction paper for some pixelated goodness. Materials: - string for weaving (yarn, ribbon, embroidery floss and rubber bands) - construction paper - scissors - wrapped presents or gift boxes For the yarn wrap, start with a piece of yarn or string and wrap it in stripes around your package.

Secure it temporarily on both ends using tape (you’ll tie off these ends later). We did the same thing using construction paper, ribbon and a combo of rubber bands and embroidery floss with awesome results. How To Turn Your T-Shirts Into Nautical Necklaces. So we might be stretching the definition of nautical, but we couldn’t help but dream of summers spent on the water while making our sweet braided t-shirt necklaces.

How To Turn Your T-Shirts Into Nautical Necklaces

Make Your Own Tree Swing. Our first house in Springfield had a huge Oak tree in our wild, rambling backyard so I made Sebastian a tree swing once he was big enough to enjoy it.

Make Your Own Tree Swing

We were so sad to leave it behind when we moved, especially since our second house had absolutely no trees large enough to support even a family of squirrels much less a toddler. Our new place came with a good-sized apple tree right in the middle so as soon as the weather warmed up I decided it was time for another swing. 1. Supplies needed: 1 - 2x4x8 piece of wood for the seat, 1 - 1x2x8 piece of wood for the top, rope long enough to hang from your branch and strong enough to support adult weight (just in case). I suggest at least 40 ft. Love notes {easy note cards} This weekend I taught a lesson at church that focused on how our attitude can affect the overall feeling in our home.

I encouraged the girls to leave little love notes for their parents and siblings to show love and appreciation and make their home a happy place. I wanted to give them each three cards to use, so I had to come up with about 24 cards. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. Pop up flower. DIY Duck Tape Tuesday: Stress Ball.

DIY : Juice Pouch Wallet // Coin Pouch. NO SEW! (w/ duct tape) Duct Tape Rose Pen - How To - Realistic // Rounded Flower. Duct Tape Pencil Pouch - How To. Snow Cone - Polymer Clay Charm - How To - Summer Crafts. Ice Cream Cone - Polymer Clay Charm - How To. Make Your Own Erasers with Eraser Clay! (5+ different shapes) DIY crafts: Paper GIFT BAG (Easy) - Innova Crafts. Origami roses. The sight of these classy chocolate roses got me into a serious mood to make roses, paperwise that is. And I ended up making 3 different kinds cos’ they look so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to learn to make them all! 1. Kawasaki rose I first tried the Kawasaki rose, named after its creator Toshikazu Kawasaki, by following this demo and cross referenced with another demo [part 2|3].

The leaves are folded based on this tutorial. Notes: There were several steps I had no idea what to do, so after some struggling and hair-pulling, I finally figured out what was going on EXACTLY! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2. I watched this demo to make the Bird base rose created by James Sakoda. DIY. Design & form - DIY and interior blog. DIY Emoji Backpack!

Diy crafts. DIY Galaxy Backpack.