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DIY Leopard Print Cut-off Shorts. How great are these shorts!?

DIY Leopard Print Cut-off Shorts

Also, so DIYable! I did a similar DIY before using acrylic paint here! I found these mustard beauties during one of my mad pinning rampages – Pinterest is so addictive, I posted about it before here, and you can follow my boards here. I want to wear these shorts this Spring, paired with a soft white tee and black boots! All you need to DO IT is: 1) A pair of denim cut-off shorts from the thrift store. 2) Dye them a mustard yellow color with fabric dye or just leave them as is. 3) Paint on leopard spots sporadically using fabric paint or markers in black and dark tan. Hmm, in case you’re unsure how to hand-paint leopard spots, I created this How-to Draw Leopard Spots Diagram… Use this diagram to paint leopard spots on whatever you want!

Photos via the-vine.tumblr and mrkate.com.

Quilts

DIY Market Bag. With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration.

DIY Market Bag

In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Floored by these staggering numbers we were motivated to do a quick and easy DIY, recycling an old t-shirt into a reusable fringed market bag. We hope that it will also inspire you to use less plastic and paper! Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Attach a safety pin to the end of one of the strings. You can trim the strings but we like leaving the fringe as is.

Aren’t you excited to BYOB (bring your own bag)? Make one for a friend. (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF; thanks to Leethal & Lynn for the inspiration!)

Crochet!

Organza Flowers. Technically, this was one of my string of crafty failures.

Organza Flowers

Not because the craft itself was a failure, but because what I intended was a failure. I think these turned out just beautiful, which is a good thing, but I also think they’re a little too beautiful for what I was going for. In one of the many fancy pants boutiques around the area, I came across a big bowlful of silk flowers. Normally I don’t like silk flowers at all, but these just looked stunning. I could tell the edges had been melted which caused the petals to curl in and gave the whole thing a more haphazard look, which almost came across organic.

I happened to have a bunch of organza laying around from a series of failed projects, so I thought it would be perfect. So off to the etsy shop they go. Here’s what I did: Cut four or five flower shapes out of an organza. Hold each petal over a lit candle. Layer the petals together. Use a thread that matches the organza, and come up from the back of all but one layer.

Decor

Anthro-Inspired Mirror & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror.

Anthro-Inspired Mirror & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon

Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! Counter Proposal. Bird and Text Collage Wall Art. There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service"). As used in this Agreement, "we" or "Prime Publishing" means Prime Publishing, LLC. and "you" means the individual or entity submitting materials to Prime Publishing. Any individual or entity that wants to use the Service must accept the terms of this Agreement without change. 1) Eligibility. 2) Definitions. 3) License Grant for Materials. 4) Removal of Materials. 5) License for Name, Trademarks and Likenesses. 6) Specifications and Guidelines. 7) Representations, Warranties and Indemnities.

Stuff to Make in my Old Age - StumbleUpon. Valentine craft for LMNOP blog. By Kate on February 4, 2011 Did you know you can make great invisible ink from lemon juice?

Valentine craft for LMNOP blog

Armed with this new bit of knowledge I put my thinking cap on and came up with the idea that invisible ink + message in bottle = cool valentines day gift! The invisible ink bit is easy…simply squeeze a lemon and use the juice to write a message on a piece of white paper. I don’t have a dip pen so just ended up using a q-tip (cotton bud).

Crafts to wear

Random. Paper. Painting. Most favorited all-time. Sewing.