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Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year!

Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!}

One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Here’s the run-down: You need 100% silk for this to work.

I try to find an assortment of colors and patterns. Usually it will tell you if it’s 100% silk right on the main label of the tie, but a lot of them don’t, and if that’s the case, check that little tiny end, it’s usually hiding there. The first step is to deconstruct the tie. Next you cut a piece large enough to cover an egg. Now, notice how I tied the eggs in the above photo- with the tie on the top of the long side of the egg. I wish eggs came like this at the grocery store. #DIY create images by poking small holes in a dark lampshade.

DIY Heart of String. How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort.

How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial)

For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! Enjoy. Paper: I recommend using 6″ origami paper. The paper I used was beautiful washi origami paper made in Japan (see exact product here). Here’s a video I made so you can watch me make it from start to finish!

I have to admit I really enjoyed doing this craft. Hope you’re just as excited about this as I am! Leads {here} paper {here} mod podge {here} {If you like pencils, you may also like my toadstool pencil craft!} Share 16K+ Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh. Our Quirky Hidden Rooms. We have a….

Our Quirky Hidden Rooms

So why all the secret rooms? It all started a couple years ago when Mark and I got to thinking about what could be behind these stairs: Mark had heard before that sometimes when people built homes, they would attach a gold coin under the first stair for good luck. We figured, if nothing else, that there was some unused space under those stairs so we might as well open them up to see.

No coin…but we gained storage space. Not long after this, Mark’s wheels started turning again. We threw some carpet and a light in there and called it a day. So, that was it, UNTIL…. the-balcony-turned-into-a-bathroom remodeling project. This room will house Nathan’s lego table and will hopefully contain the Lego pieces out of sight.

By this time, we were hooked. So, what do our kids think about these playrooms? We may be a bit quirky, but I would have thought this was the most AWESOME thing ever if I had something like this as a child. Update: 1. DIY : Celtic heart knot necklace // Collier ficelle à noeud en coeur. This is a tricky DIY but also a quick one if you get your head / fingers around it.

DIY : Celtic heart knot necklace // Collier ficelle à noeud en coeur

You probably have all you need at home already, i.e. a couple of hoodie strings or any other rope or string. String necklaces are extremely popular this season and there are so many different types you can make yourself in no time. I can easily say I ♥ this one – for obvious reasons ! Voilà un tutorial un peu complexe en apparence mais en réalité rapide et simple. Vous avez certainement déjà tout ce qu’il vous faut chez vous, c’est à dire de la ficelle ou des lacets de pull à capuche. Learn how to do it yourself (make sure you follow the arrows…!) Toi-même tu sais faire (suivez les flèches dans le bon ordre…!) A few extra tips / Quelques astuces supplémentaires : – Just tie the laces at the back of your neck and cut off any extra string / Nouez les ficelles derrière le cou et couper le surplus – Choose light dark coloured string for a nice contrast – Use the two pieces of string as ONE – Tee-shirt by Zara xx.