This is day 7 of a 12 day series of handmade tutorials. All the projects are listed on this landing page! Howdy to all of Edie’s wonderful readers! I was so excited to be invited to fill in one of these 12 Days of Handmade Christmas spots, so thanks for having me. 12 Days of {handmade} Christmas::Day 7 DIY Kindle Cover Tutorial - life{in}grace 12 Days of {handmade} Christmas::Day 7 DIY Kindle Cover Tutorial - life{in}grace
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My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle

Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair Detangler I am constantly amazed by the intelligent people who read this blog. You provide me with so much interesting material to research and present. So Thank Youand keep ‘em coming! This blog post idea actually came from one of my sister’s (who just happens to also be an intelligent reader of this blog AND who just happens to have a blog of her own that you should check out!) Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair Detangler
diy's / Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Behold, the Rubik’s Companion Cube! I know the cube loves me because, no matter how I turn it, it’s always solved. (If you’re completely confused now, you should read my dissection of the game Portal or listen to me rave about it on a podcast.) (Also, if you don’t care about how to make a custom Rubik’s cube, you should skip to more pics of the Rubik’s Companion Cube.) Anyway, here’s how you can make your own custom Rubik’s cube. Rubik’s Companion Cube, or How to Make a Custom Rubik’s Cube | Live Granades Rubik’s Companion Cube, or How to Make a Custom Rubik’s Cube | Live Granades
T-shirt Strip-cut Back
String Doll Tutorial by ~xXSleepieXx on deviantART Edit 7/26/12: AT LONG LAST A VIDEO!: [link] Edit 7/11/11:STRING DOLL BASE for those of you who do not know how to get the pattern even. [link] Edit 2/18/11: STEP 4: CLARIFICATION 2.0 [for those who still don't get it][link] String Doll Tutorial by ~xXSleepieXx on deviantART
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Hula Hoop Rug | Easy Crafts for Kids -- Quick Arts and Craft Ideas -- Kids' Crafts

This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art? Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. Hula Hoop Rug | Easy Crafts for Kids -- Quick Arts and Craft Ideas -- Kids' Crafts
How to Tie Dye with Sharpie Markers! How to Tie Dye with Sharpie Markers! I recently saw this idea on Pinterest and thought I'd like to try it my self. So I went to the Sharpie blog to get the details and just went with it.Here is the original link. To get started you'll need the following:Plain white T-shirts, undershirts are great since thinner material seems to work best.Fresh brightly colored sharpiesRubbing (isopropyl) alcohol. 70-90% (I used 90%)Eye dropperPlastic dishDisposable plastic drink cupsRubber bandsAccess to a dryerA piece of cracker box or such, cut to the shape and size of a quarter. This is a great craft to include your child's help, just be sure they are near a open window when using the markers. Start by inserting the cup into the shirt and stretching the front piece over the cup, securing with a rubber band.
Reuse Paper. Reduce Plastic (how to make recycle bag from newspaper)
Tissue Paper & Paper Flowers Tutorial

Tissue Paper & Paper Flowers Tutorial

I debated sharing this tutorial for a couple-o-reasons. Reason 1. It's a craft that has been around since before I was born and reason 2... it's a craft that has been around since before I was born.
Earlaces lime forest by chozin on Etsy Earlaces lime forest by chozin on Etsy - Hand wrapped earphones for a colorful alternative to wired earphones. - Tangle free! Besides being fun they are useful too because they do not get in those mind-boggling knots like wired earphones do!
Mechanobot Mechanobot is a hard worker Mechanobot is a hard worker. His huge rectangular head contains enough wiring for him to remember how everything works and how it can be fixed when it's broken. And he's willing to help, whatever the problem. His chocolate-mint color combination is set off by little metal details, although most hail from the haberdashery counter rather than the hardware store. Mechanobot