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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. So why not pull those luscious scents into our lives in other ways? This was my thinking when this idea popped into my head. 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.

Easy Origami Envelope

I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle. 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. You could even say I’m the opposite. 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. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: 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

I almost had a wreck. I HAD to find out how they made those. 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

To make this you will need: wire reinforced clothesline (available at home improvement & hardware stores), yarn & wire clippers. 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. 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. I wanted to use them as templates for my idea. Instead, my 10 yr old showed me a 3D paper snowflake they had made in his art class. I loved the beauty and simplicity of it, so I changed my course! 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: Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art. Looking for the 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. Who knew that a bunch of toilet paper tubes and an idea would become so big? Guest Feature: Crepe Paper Roses. Today we’re happy to present the first Folding Trees tutorial from a contributor! (If you would like to write for Folding Trees, see our Submissions page for details.) Find out how to make SiSi’s beautiful crepe paper roses with our tutorial: 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: 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. How To Make Hair bow Instruction. Tutorial - baby food jar pincushion. Tie dyeing. You will need: Ironed cotton fabric or t-shirt etc. Dye of your choice (hot water, cold water etc.) Water Large saucepan Bucket Wooden spoon/ chopstick (will stain with dye so not to be used with food) Marbles String/elastic bands Pegs Rubber gloves I used ‘ Dylons hot water dye No.16 Arabian Night’ when I tie-dyed, but you can also use cold water dyes for similar results (this may be a safer choice if tie-dyeing with younger children) but remember when you buy the cold water dye to also get the fixative needed.

Always follow the manufacturers’ instructions. The Ultimate Handmade Holidays Master List. Reuse for the Crafty « Ooffoo marketplace and community. Tutorial: A super-simple way to cover a composition book. 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. Marble magnets. Getting started making pysanky. DIY Christian Louboutin "Petal" Sandals. Slatts Paracord Rescue Bracelet (no buckle) CD Art. Tatted Mask. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip.