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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. 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. As you can see I didn’t stain all the way out to the edge of the petals, because I wanted that to be the lightest portion of my ‘shading’.

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 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. 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

The Little Brown House. Tweet!

The Little Brown House.

Welcome to The Little Brown House! 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. 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. Making of our Cardboard Christmas Tree.

How to make a heart shaped egg. DIY guide – draped skirt. Mandag, 19 september 2011.

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. 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. 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. Cut the fabric with the rotary cutter to perfectly fit your box. 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. Halloschon vor einiger Zeit habe ich diesekleinen Täschchen genäht.Da man keine Naht sieht , nennt man sie auchZaubertäschchen und hierfindet ihr die AnleitungSie sind Ruck-Zuck genäht und praktisch für unterwegs z.B. für Tabletten, Hygieneartikel,Pflaster etc...

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. 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. So, of course I didn't waste much time and dived happily at the project together with my daughter in the first moment available. Gifts to Make for Your Man - StumbleUpon.