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Inspiration: Teacup Crafts! A variety of crafts made with teacups!

Inspiration: Teacup Crafts!

So cute and feminine. More below!! Which one is your favourite? I really like the lamp and the hanging lights Tea Set Lamp DIY Teacup Clock DIY Teacup Terrarium or Flower Pot Hanging Teacup Lights DIY Teacup Cake Stand DIY Teacup Candles Teacup Chandelier This entry was posted in Candle Holder, Centerpiece, Chandelier, Clock, cute, DIY, Ecofriendly, Gifts, Inspiration, Lighting. Homemade Bacon Salt + Bacon Salt Gift Tag Printables.

I really believe that the best gifts are homemade.

Homemade Bacon Salt + Bacon Salt Gift Tag Printables

Not only are homemade gifts more thoughtful, but they’re usually pretty inexpensive, too. It’s the best of both worlds. If this one looks too advanced or gourmet for you, let me tell you: It’s not. Making your own (non-vegetarian) (non-kosher) flavored bacon salt gifts is actually pretty simple. This easy little favor starts with a recipe. …and eat 5 of them. (Am I the only one who cooks more bacon than I need every time?) Let the last four cook until they’re nearly burnt. Then you take those 4 overcooked pieces of bacon, along with some sea salt and some pepper… …mash the bacon into oblivion… …then mix it all together. And that’s it! You’re now the proud owner of a jar full of delicious bacon-flavored seasoning. The “gift” part of this comes from pouring your homemade bacon salt into a cute little canning jar (this recipe is the perfect amount to fill a 4 ounce canning jar) and attaching a gift tag with a bit of baker’s twine.

Oh, what’s that? Pretty Pencils. With all this talk of back to school, and pencil cases, surely we shouldn't forget something pretty fabulous to put inside!

Pretty Pencils

Without further ado: These are a simple and gratifying DIY. We've turned again to our 5x7" Washi Paper Packs for inspiration and come up with a perfect companion project to our Japanese Paper Dolls! For this project, you will need: pencils, preferably round (ours were neon - learn from our mistakes and choose something a bit more neutral, especially when using a lighter coloured paper!) Cut your paper into strips approximately 2.5cm / 1" wide and 17.25cm / 7" long. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wrong / plain side of your chosen paper. Carefully roll paper around pencil, ensuring you roll tightly and edge of paper is aligned with the ferrule (that's the official name of that metal band which attaches the eraser to the pencil, we looked it up! Apply thin layer of Mod Podge to right side of paper to seal. Allow pencils to dry thoroughly before sharpening. A number of things: 2011 printable calendar.

A gift for you! The 2011 calendar is ready and available! Like last year's calendar, this one is filled with my little watercolors. But this year's version has a somewhat "natural history" feel to it with several mixed media pieces and the lunar phases as well. I have also included a sweet cover page and (optional) band to give you a couple of gift-giving options. If you find an image in it that you would like to have as a print, check out the shop as I will be steadily adding prints and other goodies. Chic Tea-light ....a very cute DIY tutorial! ^_^

Like a Candle in the Tin... DIY Citrus Salt Scrub. It’s that time of year.

DIY Citrus Salt Scrub

Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! And lets be real, if you’re anything like me… exfoliating just didn’t seam important when you’re all covered up in winter clothing. Well, now it’s time to peel of those layers of clothing AND skin! Here is a fantastic recipe and I just know you will have all the ingredients in your kitchen. What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together.

How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. . # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see?