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New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks. Paint chip calendar. A few weeks ago, I saw this paint chip calendar on my friend David’s blog Cheltenham Road and knew I had to make one!

paint chip calendar

It combines two things that I love…stylishness and organization. And the fact that it utilizes paint chips? Even better. I mostly followed David’s tutorial with just a few modifications. That’s the beauty of this project…it’s totally customizable. Since I planned for this calendar to hang in my office, I chose paint chips that would coordinate with the room and with the pin board that hangs on the adjacent wall. Here’s my version. materials needed: poster frame, fabric, hot glue gun, 35 paint chips, paper trimmer, corner rounder, fabric glue, foam brush 1) Purchase a poster frame (mine came from Target…$9.99). 2) Remove the edges from the frame. 3) Cover the cardboard insert with fabric using hot glue to secure it on the back, pulling tightly to keep the fabric smooth. Life in Pictures.: DIY Week Day #2: How to make super cute paper flowers. Floral Pillows with Ultrasuede Petals - Martha Stewart Good Things.

A Dozen Dollies... We've got a secret.

A Dozen Dollies...

A new obsession. A slight addiction to folding Japanese paper dolls. These paper dollies, our take on Japanese shiori ningyo (bookmark dolls), are rather addictive once you get started. Just some scraps of chiyogami, a few clever folds, a dab or two of glue, and a little bit of fancy scissorwork, and suddenly you've got a bevy of beauties on your hands. While these paper dolls would make lovely bookmarks, we also envision them on cards, in frames, adorning gifts. And for you? 3 dollies with fashionable sleeves.Approx finished size 2 1/2" x 4 1/2 " (6.5 x 11.5cm) 3 dollies without.Approx finished size 1 1/2" x 4 1/2 " (4 x 11.5cm) (Of course, these dollies are designed to look as good from the back as they do from the front. 1. 2.

For each piece of 5x7" chiyogami, you will have 10 pieces that look like this: Eco-Friendly Bath Mat – DIY. The Handy Hausfrau: Origami Lilies for May Day. Happy May Day!

The Handy Hausfrau: Origami Lilies for May Day

These origami lilies are just something I whipped up last night to celebrate spring. I used this tutorial here, and loved the result. I didn't have any origami (washi) paper lying around, so I used astro-bright bond paper (cut to size), and it worked perfectly. My first attempt was at making these GORGEOUS Kawasaki roses (can you believe those are made out of paper), but the tutorial was way beyond my folding skills, so I gave up that effort and resorted to the beginner-level lilies. Roses or lilies - doesn't matter. This beautiful little bouquet arrived yesterday from one of my college roommates.

And finally, in sticking with the flower theme for May Day, here's a collection of photos of Dale Chihuly's stunning "Fiori di Como" at the Bellagio in Las Vegas*. DIY Decor Inspiration: 14 Eco Crafts for the Home. Hang a wreath on your door made from the pages of unwanted books, custom-color your own vases and mason jars, turn torn doilies into a pretty hanging lamp or organize your jewelry with a reclaimed rake.

DIY Decor Inspiration: 14 Eco Crafts for the Home

These 14 fun, crafty DIY projects for the home transform cast-off materials into stylish new decorative items. Custom Colored Mason Jars (images via: creative little daisy) Vintage blue mason jars can make a pretty addition to home decor, but a single jar – once tossed away as junk – can cost as much as $12 at an antique store. This tutorial, by Creative Little Daisy, shows you how to glaze clear jars and vases in any color you want using nothing more than Mod Podge glue and food coloring. Branch Candle Holders. How to Make a No-Sew Rag Rug. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs.

How to Make a No-Sew Rag Rug

If you like what you see, please check out OUR BOOK. I thought that with all of the emphasis on recycling and reusing these days, a no-sew rag rug post would be more common. However, in my own internet research, I find that it’s something of a unicorn. It follows the same principle that we all used in making those funny cotton loop potholders–under, over, under, over. See? No-Sew Homemade Rag Rug (Or trivet, potholder, centerpiece, place mat, what-have-you.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Depending on your material, your rug may not want to lie flat if you turn it too quickly, so you may not get to tuck EVERY strand into the original braid. Make More Money as a Housekeeper with Toilet Paper Origami. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape.

Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely} How to make roses from maple leaves. How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks.

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