DIY Projects

Facebook Twitter

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. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Fold the paper in half to form a triangle. Make sure your edges are even. 2. 3. fold the right corner about 1/3 of the way to the left. 4. 5. 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

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.

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. 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.

Newspaper Seedling Pots

Please subscribe and you'll get great simple living tips and how-to articles delivered to your inbox, for free! 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. What to do 1. 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. MADE: TUTORIAL: Freezer Paper Stencil, "Makenna Loves Goldfish" Freezer Paper Stenciling: the poor-man’s version of Silk Screening and SO addictive! 1. Make, purchase, or gather an item of clothing for stenciling. 2. Find an image you like online or from your photo stash and print it off on a piece of paper.

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) I love paracord, both for its countless uses and the fact that it looks really cool when woven into bracelets, belts, straps, etc. 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) Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip. I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them. Tsumami Kanzashi are traditional Japanese folded flowers, made from small squares of silk, that are typically worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. They seem really complicated and intricate, and they can certainly be that if you really want; but it completely doesn't need to be! I love to make them out of cotton prints that are fun and bright, in addition to scraps of silk and other light fabrics.