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Dear Chicago House, Remember that stencil I won and used to create a piece of art work for my office , well I have been itching to have a go at stenciling some fabric ever since. When I tore the disgusting drapes down from your windows when we first moved in, I had plans for selling them. But there were no takers ( surprise surprise!) so I salvaged all the lining and tossed the 1980's curtains.
We’ve been talking lately about holiday cards, more specifically about making your own. While everyone loves receiving something handmade, lets face it, some of us just aren’t as handy with scissors and a glue gun as we might like. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to cookie-cutter store-bought cards, you can still create your own unique and personal cards with the help of these great sites.
I know that there are many of you moms out there who own one of these foam play mats. Although these feel great underfoot, they are not the most sophisticated of color palettes. And, they certainly don't jive with everyones's decor. Sarah Baltare, of sarah.wandering decided to customize one of these mats for her niece.
I am so excited to share with you my most recent project... turning an old table into an upholstered ottoman! It was actually really easy and I think the result is a very professional looking ottoman! Here's how I did it. I already had this coffee table, but you could easily find one like this on Craigslist or maybe you already have one around the house.
Sewing pins with glass heads are practical - that larger pin head makes it easier to pick up and keep track of. Most of the pins like this I see in stores are available in one very specific range of bright primary colors or pearly plastic pink hearts, neither of which is really to my taste. Historically, sewing pins were made with all kinds of delicate decorations including little hand painted metal animals and flowers. I made these with a selection of glass pearls and pressed glass beads. They aren't much work, make sewing more fun, and would be a very sweet gift for someone who's handy with a needle and thread.
I love these easy-to-make Ric Rac Roses! Isn’t it beautiful? You can make these and use them in hair, on jewelry, on clothing, as embellishments on anything! And with The Ribbon Retreat’s large selection of Ric Rac , your possibilities are endless! They are also sold at an awesome price for $.65 a yard! - Supplies –
It was purely by accident that I figured out this method of transferring a printed image. It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface.
I was blown away when I first saw the gorgeous tissue rose piñata from the Cornish Fairies Party by Nicole of Tradewind Tiaras . Nicole was kind enough to share the instructions on creating it, so if you love it as much as I do, you can do it yourself and create one at home! Nicole mentioned the thought of using it at a bridal or baby shower --basically, these aren't just for children, but adults can enjoy them too !!! Materials You Will Need: One balloon (Nicole went with a 24" round version, to avoid that distinct oblong balloon shape, but any would work) One glass filled with stones to act as a weight Tape Newspaper cut into strips Wallpaper paste
I made these awesome wall hangings last year and they are one of the few decorations in my house that I have never gotten sick of or moved around. I saw the idea in Lowes Creative Solutions and obsessed over it until I could make them for myself. I shared them on my family blog at the time, but I've received so many compliments on them recently that I thought I'd share them here as well. I started off with a few pieces of poplar board, 1 inch x 12 inches x 6 feet. I had them sawed in half, which left me with two 3 feet x 12 inch boards.
Today I have a great and easy twofer DIY for you! I’m going to show you how to make these cute push pins for your cork board, and how to use a fabric yoyo maker to make quick and easy, and adorable, fabric yoyos for any number of cute projects. I made these push pins for my window organizer, but they would be just as lovely on your full sized message board, or even for your teen to hang posters in their room! Here’s What You Need:
I've been taking over the house once again with my latest creative project -- papermaking. (Thankfully my husband doesn't seem to mind, and he even stepped in to take some photos of the process so I could share them here.) I met a local bookmaker, Laura, here in Nashville soon after moving to town.
How to Make Marshmallow Fondant I am not a pastry chef, nor do I own a bake shop. However, I can show you How to Make Marshmallow Fondant .
If you're new here, you may want get our blog updates via email. . Thanks for visiting! What a great place to spend time with the kids – on your own DIY “stargazing” structure. It’s part playhouse and part treehouse, so hours of fun are in store, plus it may end up being a great place to enjoy a glass of wine with the adults. Found via a French site, ducotedechezvous.com , so the do-it-yourself instructions are in French. See more ideas for creative outdoor play at Babble.
My addiction to insanely simple DIYs continues. I threw this together today and thought I'd share:) 1. Take a long strip of fabric (preferably some type of stretchy fabric) 2. Position the middle of the fabric strip at the base of your neck 3. Cross once!