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Crafts - free, easy, homemade craft projects; craft patterns, craft ideas. Time for Tea Soap. Drinking tea is such a lovely ceremony, what with the dainty cups and small spoons and little dishes reserved only for steeped tea bags.

Time for Tea Soap

The aroma is such a huge part of that experience. Sadly, I’m finding that one can only drink so much tea in a day. Easy Origami Envelope. If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Paper Flowers - Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers - Anyone Can Do That

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. Not martha - to make: marble magnets. I finally gave in and made marble magnets.

not martha - to make: marble magnets

Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. DIY: Paper Flowers. DIY Paper Flowers Just last week, I was driving in Hillsboro Village (a cute shopping and dining area in Nashville) when I looked over at one of my favorite stores (Social Graces) to see these darling white paper flowers covering their windows.

DIY: Paper Flowers

Hurricane Shells. Step by step instructions for making hurricane candles.

Hurricane Shells

In addition to the normal items required for standard pillar candles, you will need the following items: High-melt straight paraffin with a melting point above 150FA mold with a diameter of 4″ or widerHurricane insert (sometimes called a sleeve)Cookie Sheet with about a half-inch lip.Silicone spray or PamA utility knife or a small paring knife.Embedments, if desired Many items may be used as embedments for hurricanes: Dried BotanicalsGlass BeadsWax ChunksSilk FlowersEtc. Family Chic. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 | Comments: 98 Spell out your feelings with this easy-to-make sign of love.

Family Chic

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. Felt Ogee Ornament Tutorial. I woke up this morning with an image in my head of a felt snowflake.

Felt Ogee Ornament Tutorial

So I asked my kids to make a few traditional fold and cut paper snowflakes for me before they left for school. How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet. On many occasions, we've been tempted to grow our own potatoes.

How to Grow 100 Pounds of Potatoes in 4 Square Feet

They're fairly low maintenance, can be grown in a pot or in the ground, last a fairly long time if stored properly, and can be very nutritious (high in potassium and vitamin C). Here's more incentive: according to this article, you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in 4 sq. feet. Learn how after the jump... According to this article from the Seattle Times, potatoes planted inside a box with this method can grow up to 100 pounds of potatoes in just 4 square feet.

All that is required: Lumber Seed potatoes Soil Careful attention to watering. Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art. Looking for the Faux Metal Wall Art?

Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art

Since this project was originally published on The Sitcom in December 2010, it has been my most popular project by far. Guest Feature: Crepe Paper Roses. VERTICAL VEGETABLES: "Grow up" in a small garden and confound the cats! Newspaper Seedling Pots. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! I tried the drinking glass newspaper pots (too big), the origami newspaper pots (too big and had to think too hard), and the toilet roll paper pots (good but didn’t start collecting soon enough). So, duh, I just made tiny versions of the drinking glass pots with (don’t tell anyone) a little piece of tape per pot. Very easy and I risk insulting everyone’s intelligence here by posting a how-to, but Ivory assured me that I should do it anyway, so here it is: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Step by Step Guide for Building a Seamless White Backdrop. Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Phototuts+. This tutorial was first published in May of 2010. When focusing on a very specific subject, the last thing you want is a background full of distractions. Studio photography allows you to control every single aspect of the picture, and that's where a white background comes handy. A smooth white background and some carefully positioned lighting will really help achieve great results. Making A Bacon Candle. Scented Candle: For Men Here is a quick tutorial... BEST PART: When you're done, you have a lot of bacon to eat! Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show...LOL There was one empty seat at the Super Bowl! How To Make Hair bow Instruction. Tutorial - baby food jar pincushion.

Tie dyeing. The Ultimate Handmade Holidays Master List. Reuse for the Crafty « Ooffoo marketplace and community. Tutorial: A super-simple way to cover a composition book. I loves me some of those old-school composition books. Last August, our local Fred Meyer had them on sale for 25 cents apiece for back-to-school, and K and I laid in a stock to get us well into our old age. I've been noodling with ways to make them look prettier. There are tons of tutorials on the web for mixed-media treatments, or removable patchwork covers.

MADE: TUTORIAL: Freezer Paper Stencil, "Makenna Loves Goldfish" Crafts by Carolyn - Exploding Box. Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. Bloomin’ Handmade Greeting Cards You Can Plant. You’ve might have seen seed paper recently. It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Marble magnets. I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Getting started making pysanky.

DIY Christian Louboutin "Petal" Sandals. 3 Simple Ways to Share What You Make. Slatts Paracord Rescue Bracelet (no buckle) CD Art. Tatted Mask. My tatted mask is made with cotton thread, swarovski crystals and a few small pieces of wire. You will need an intermediate to advanced knowledge of needle or shuttle tatting to complete this project including split rings, josephine knots and adding beads to tatting. This project uses size 10 crochet cotton thread, size 5 tatting needle(or shuttle), 45 3mm/4mm swarovski crystals, 1 piece of wire at 6.5cm and 2 pieces at 17.5cm, jewelry pliers, scissors, steel crochet hook (optional for joins) If you need help learning tatting check out Bella Online or join the tatting group Intatters. This mask as well as many of my other tatted creations can be found in my Etsy store. If you have any questions or problem, please let me know. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip.

I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them.