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TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - makeanddogirl.com - StumbleUpon. Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created.

TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - makeanddogirl.com - StumbleUpon

Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!” Here’s all you need to get started: 1. Additional Supplies: 5. Okay, first things first. So, once you’ve got your palette, it’s time to paint your frames and your coffee stirrers! My mom and I did our painting as the sun was setting, which is always a questionable decision. I was going for the reclaimed driftwood sort of look. Once your coffee stirrers are painted, it’s time to trim them to fit into the frame(s) you’ve chosen.

I found the quickest way to do this is to measure one stick to be the length you need it and then use it as the guide for trimming all the others. What’s left? Wedding Trends for Stylish + Creative Brides - StumbleUpon. Mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns - StumbleUpon. The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern.

mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns - StumbleUpon

We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. I had pinned a product called Globe Ice Lantern Kits a few months back recognizing that I could DIY them at home. Originally priced at nearly $30 for a kit that makes 6 lanterns, I think they are very reasonable for a small batch. If you are making several (say, for a special event or to light a walkway), you can make 3 of these DIY versions for only $2 worth of supplies from the dollar store. To make DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns, you will need: a package of 3 punch balloons from the dollar store a package of 3 LED tea lights from the dollar store bowls small cylinder (shot glass, pop bottle, etc.) water. Astonishing Paper Illustration by Yulia Brodskaya. Yulia Brodskaya : About me.

Yulia Brodskaya, born in 1983, is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator.

Yulia Brodskaya : About me

She uses two simple materials-paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper -to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks. Yulia Brodskaya started working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006, however quickly abandoned the computer programs in favour of paper art: "Paper always held a special fascination for me. I've tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be 'the one' for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it". Soon after discovering her passion and unique style, Brodskaya has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and was named the 'breakthrough star' of the 2009 by Creative review magazine.

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How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos. Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Glass Etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.) Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece.

The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Then peel the vinyl backing away. See how there are air bubbles? Good luck! Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made. Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from The Long Thread. Felt Flower Pillows from The Purl Bee. Fabric Bow.

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