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Hostess with the Mostess (hwtm) on Pinterest. Hair. Burn Pile Buffet–Part 2… Using Stain to Make Artwork! If you missed Part 1 of our Buffet Transformation, click here to read about how we rescued this buffet from a burn pile… stripped, sanded, repaired, primed, and painted!

Burn Pile Buffet–Part 2… Using Stain to Make Artwork!

Next is the fun part. You may not know this about me, but I love to draw with charcoal. I love the shading, and the instant gratification of seeing a masterpiece unfold before your eyes. I can’t draw a person to save my life… but I can shade, yo! I get an inordinate amount of joy from coming up with new ways to make furniture (or a room) unique and beautiful. Using A Braiding Board - Introduction. Using A Braiding Board - Introduction Braiding Materials I've used ordinary double knit wool for all of the examples in the tutorials to follow, but I'm sure the techniques would work just as well with some types of string, raffia, or maybe even unprocessed natural materials such as reeds or grass.

Using A Braiding Board - Introduction

Silk threads should work too, although the result will be more delicate - it's all quite dependent on the thickness of the threads. Maybe You've Seen This Before. The Swede Records: diy crayon pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is my favorite thing to do for Halloween (besides dressing up of course).

The Swede Records: diy crayon pumpkins

Every year I try and do something different and unique but this time instead of carving, I thought I would just decorate the pumpkins so I could enjoy them a lot longer. I decided to get a little extra crafty and ended up melting different colored crayons on the pumpkins. It's a fun little DIY Halloween project that will surely impress your guests! The Little Brown House. Tweet!

The Little Brown House.

Welcome to The Little Brown House! I promised in my Christmas Mantle post that I would do a tutorial of the Coffee Filter trees I featured, and here it is. My first Coffee Filter project was last spring, when I made my. DIY Chan Luu Bracelet « My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts.

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet «

So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. Making of our Cardboard Christmas Tree. How to make a heart shaped egg. In my previous post, I did a how to make cube shaped & pyramid shaped hard boiled eggs.

How to make a heart shaped egg

(see “how to mold a hard boiled egg”)It was a lot of fun making the molds, but some of you must be thinking “Yeah, but that’s a lot of work to make a mold for a hard boiled egg…” and I completely agree. I’m just a nut. DIY guide – draped skirt. Adriana Serban. Victoria Li doing a Large Lotus Chinese Painting in Ink and Water Spontaneous Style. Giant paper flowers from ruche. You may remember the wedding of our lovely D*S contributor Brittany Watson Jepsen.

giant paper flowers from ruche

Her huge paper blooms made such a splash that she started selling them in her shop, and just recently Brittany wrote a great article for Brooklyn Bride about the paper flower trend. I’m thrilled that this is a growing phenomenon; I adore anything made in exaggerated scale, so I feel that the more giant flowers and plants there are in the world, the better. This particular giant-flower DIY project comes from the creative team at Ruche. Krawatten binden: Doppelter Windsor - Krawattenknoten. Primitive Folk Art by Old World Primitives. CollageLAB. What's a BOBO? A Beautiful Mess. Faux Burlap Beachy Cake with Paper Towel Fowers! – One of my favorite bloggers Maysem of Ode To Inspiration made this fabulous faux cake, and I just fell in love with it!

Faux Burlap Beachy Cake with Paper Towel Fowers! –

I loved her cake so much, I decided to make my own! I went with a beachy theme for mine since my decor lately has been leaning toward the seaside retreat look. Materials needed: Round storage box, linen muslin fabric, burlap ribbon, burlap strip, fringe strip (cut from the edge of my muslin), light color rope twine, decorative rocks, starfish, paper towels for the fabulous flowers (I used Bounty, they make the flowers really fluffy), spray paint primer, Mod Podge, hot glue & gun, rotary cutter & mat and scissors.

I spray painted the storage box first with primer to hide the pattern on it. How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string.

How to cut glass

I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. Domestically Speaking — making a happy hearth... Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. Stylish custom designs for life. Dirty Laundry - {the blog}

Nny´s Näh- und Deko Blog: April 2011. Wendy's Lookbook. Brat cristale mov_051.jpg (580×640) Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon. We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves.

Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon

I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. Weekend DIY: Yarn Bowl. Two weeks ago, while discussing DIY ideas about our No New Gifts Christmas I mentioned a lovely yarn bowl that I wanted to make. Most of you know how much I value hand work be it just for the sake of mental health and the feeling of accomplishment. In a mostly virtual and fast-paced world, one of the most precious acts is working with your hands to create practical objects that can be touched. Gifts to Make for Your Man - StumbleUpon. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

Download » Gifts to Make For Your Man gives you full step-by-step instructions for 40 cool gifts you can make, including everything from wallets to belts to cookies. Learn how to make simple rings, clocks, even bacon cheesecake brownies! All projects come from, are written by experts in manly gifts, and contain pictures for each step so you can make your own custom gifts for the man in your life.