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Hostess with the Mostess (hwtm) on Pinterest. Hair. Burn Pile Buffet–Part 2… Using Stain to Make Artwork! | Sawdust and Embryos. 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! 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.

And I started thinking about how, in theory, you should be able to get the same charcoal shading effect using STAIN on wood. I was realllllllly excited to give this a try! If you’ve ever stained something before, you know that the longer you leave stain on the wood, the darker the finish will be when you wipe it off. With that in mind, I started with the center petals and stained each petal, starting at the center and working my way out toward the tip of the petal. 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.

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 Believe it or not, I developed this design of braiding board completely by myself (as a logical extension of the braiding disc, which my sister showed me), and worked out the various different braid patterns by a combination of logic and trial. Only after all of that did I discover that I had independently (and crudely) reinvented a very ancient braiding art from Japan called Kumihimo. In this article, I made a braiding board out of a piece of coconut shell. The Braiding Board Anatomy Of The Atomic Shrimp Braiding Board Moves Move Groups. The Swede Records: diy crayon pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is my favorite thing to do for Halloween (besides dressing up of course).

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! Coffee Filter Trees | The Little Brown House. Tweet! 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 Brown Coffee Filter Wreath I was amazed at how easy they were to work with And how pretty they ended up looking! Since that time I have been looking out for another project to do with the filters. A few weeks ago The Nester did a post about the wreaths, and she mentioned mine.

(Bashful grin) Nesting Place She also did a tutorial on some coffee filter trees, and I decided I had to try them! I purchased two styrofoam cones from Michaels at $6.99 each. What on earth are they making styrofoam out of these days? It seemed kind of pricy to me! I should mention- I was working on my mantle at the same time so the table is a bit of a mess – I should have cleaned up for the pictures but as usual, I was impatient! The Nester used a glue gun to make hers, but I decided to go with straight pins. DIY Chan Luu Bracelet « My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts.

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. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4. You will just continue to do this for every bead. I love my followers so come and join!!

Like this: Like Loading... Related Leather Wrap Bracelet The other day I was in Michael's craft store grabbing some material for a small project I'm working on when I walked by the jewelry isle. With 2 comments Another {DIY} Bracelet I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm on a major bracelet kit. With 6 comments. 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. (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. So I’ll show you a very easy & popular method to mold a hard boiled egg in Japan. [How to make a <3 shaped hard boiled egg] - Egg - Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried) - Chopstick (round one is ideal) - Rubber bands Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise. This is all you need. Step 2: Make a hard boiled egg. Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends. If you don’t have a round chopstick maybe you can put a skewer inside a straw and use it. Make sure the egg is freshly boiled and warm. It’s cute as is. Tagged as: eggs. DIY guide – draped skirt | Passions for Fashion.

Mandag, 19 september 2011 Her får I den længe ventede DIY guide til at binde en draperet nederdel, som jeg første gang viste i et indlæg fra Kreta. Jeg har brugt et gammelt tørklæde fra H&M, men har I ikke et tørklæde i den stil, kan man købe et langt stykke jersey stof i en stofbutik meget billigt. Mit tørklæde er 2,5 meter langt og 1,5 meter bredt og så har jeg foldet det på midten, så det kun er 75 cm bredt. Hvis I køber et stykke stof der er lidt tykkere, behøver I ikke folde det på midten, bare det ikke er gennemsigtig, of course :) Jeg håber at I kan lide guiden og at den er til at forstå, ellers spørger I bare. Here is a DIY guide on how to tie a 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. 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. They decided to make these giant fantasy flowers for their spring lookbook, which is aptly titled “Enchantment.” Read below for the story of how this project came to be, and find the full tutorial after the jump. Our creative team brainstormed ways to turn our spring lookbook, Enchantment, into a daydream.

Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials Instructions Making the stem: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Making the leaves: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Making the flowers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 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! 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. Cut the fabric with the rotary cutter to perfectly fit your box. Paint Mod Podge on box, carefully place the fabric over it and smooth out the wrinkles. Lastly, add a burlap strip to center and hot glue, I also had a fringe strip I added, but I like it both ways.

Featured on: How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it!

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Die Täschchen werden mit Kunststoff-Druck-Knöpfen verschlossen und dafür habe ich mir eine Kam Snap Zange zugelegt. Das Schnittmuster lässt sich in jeder beliebigenGröße anfertigen und so werde ich sicher noch daseine oder andere Täschchen nähen :-) LG Conny. Wendy's Lookbook. Craftstew.com. 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. 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. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust. The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain. I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Here comes the brilliant part though. Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though. Weekend DIY: Yarn Bowl | Kanelstrand. 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. So, of course I didn't waste much time and dived happily at the project together with my daughter in the first moment available. Yes, this is a great project to work on with children and teenagers, and it requires a maximum of 40 minutes. The thing I like most about this project is that it is totally eco-friendly and should I even use the very fashionable word biodegradable? I made some slight changes to the original pattern, which I would like to share. 1/2 cup of flour4 cups of water3 tablespoons of sugarscrap yarn in the color of your choicebowl to use as a moldsaran wrap or plastic bag. Gifts to Make for Your Man - StumbleUpon.