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Beautiful Alternatives for Those Without Space for a Christmas Tree. DIY Design Community. DIY Design Community « Keywords: card, Alexander_Girard, heart, Mid-Century. Show the mid-mod lover in your life how much you love them with my Girard-inspired Valentine!

DIY Design Community « Keywords: card, Alexander_Girard, heart, Mid-Century

Here's what you'll need to make one: black card stock and white card stock (my card is 4.25" x 5.5", when folded)red light-weight card stock or construction papercutting matcraft knifescissorsadhesive of your choice First, stick the red paper into your printer and then head on over to my Scribd page, where you'll find a backward Girard-esque heart. Why backward? It'll make sense in a sec. Print out the heart onto your construction paper. Using your mat and craft knife, cut out the 'love' part FIRST from the image. Cut out the heart with the scissors. With the help of a little adhesive, sandwich them all together as shown. Did I mention this Valentine would be the perfect accompaniment to a copy of Make It!

Don't buy into the commercialism; show your loved ones you care with handmade ideas for a special Valentine's Day. DIY: Stencil Pillow. January 16th, 2012 Have you tried fabric markers yet? I finally got around to it, and they work great. Paired with a stencil you can use them to stencil your favorite quote on a tea towel, apron, t-shirt, table runner, pillow cover, place mat, cloth napkin, old pair of blue jeans—anything you can think of! {*style:<i><b>Supplies: </b></i>*}fabric item you want to stencil on some cardboard a pencil a letter stencil (I have this one. ) a fabric marker (I loved my black Sharpie fabric marker!) After choosing your quote, wrap your fabric over the cardboard to keep the marker from bleeding through and to keep the fabric stretched out smooth. Use a pencil to stencil your quote onto the fabric. Once you’ve penciled everything in, go at it with your fabric marker! The Sharpie fabric marker packaging didn’t say anything about heat setting the ink, but I will probably press my fabric before I wash it, just to be safe.

Do It Yourself. The Designer Pad - Straight To The HeART. I consider myself a very crafty person and love everything handmade.

The Designer Pad - Straight To The HeART

I'm always delighted to see how others use their creativity to transform everyday materials into something unexpected and beautiful. When I stumbled upon these lovely heart pieces in Bloesem I was immediately seduced by them, especially by their sculptural vive. These personalized handmade Hearts are the creation of Brit artist Veronika, founder of the design studio Sarah & Bendrix. How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser. I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces.

How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser

So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room. The gift-wrap comes in 20” x 28” sheets that cost $4.00 each. I needed 3 to cover the top of my dresser and the drawer pulls. Oooms. Home Decorating Ideas, Kitchen Designs, Paint Colors.

What can you do with an old pallet? So many things!

What can you do with an old pallet?

If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Where possible I have mentioned the original source, but unfortunately too many do not. If you are the original designer for any of the furniture below, please let me know so that I can add your details. Make furniture for your home ABOVE: Mobius Living take pallets to a new level, offering clients the opportunity to buy ready-made coffee tables.