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Duo Fiberworks - Duo Fiberworks - Tutorial: Rustic Leather Sketchbook. We're going to be posting tutorials for stocking stuffer gifts for children every day this week.

Duo Fiberworks - Duo Fiberworks - Tutorial: Rustic Leather Sketchbook

I loved opening stocking gifts when I was a kid but now I am a mom responsible for filling that stocking up and I don't enjoy the process as much. Filling the stocking always seems to be a last-minute chore where I spend too much money and buy too much plastic junk and candy. So this year, I am working ahead, using materials I already have in my studio, to make gifts for my boys and Laura's boys to put in their stockings. This first tutorial is the most complicated, but also makes a nice gift for almost anyone- it's a little rustic leather sketchbook. My boys are always sketching something or writing down potions and spells, this 32-page sketchbook will serve well for anything they come up with. Now I am not a book maker by any means, but I managed to make a sturdy little journal and you can make one too. You will have four little booklets. Cut it out and fold in half crossways. 3D animated origami instructions to make a peace crane, flapping bird, and football shirt.

Geek Living Daily 120502. This post is part of our daily blog that shows our collection of geeky home living products or designs.

Geek Living Daily 120502

If you want to participate and share your discovery or own design, just send us from here: form to submit Do you want to see all images from Geek Living Blog? Check out –>Subscribe to Geek Living Blog<– 1)What is Geeky Light? 2)[DIY] make your own style bookshelf with few pieces of wood 3)This Elagone lamp made of oak wood with LED light installed inside. 4)Very cool wooden clock without any number. 5)Cannot imagine there are people who recycle wine bottles like this 6)Used beer bottle turn to beautiful vase, everybody can do it. 7)Does our iPad need this buddy? 8)Writeable table with 3 hidden chalkboards, flip it up, you can write messages and surprise people, great idea!

9)Cool vintage bathroom design 10)Iron faceless LED wrist watch, pretty suitable for Iron Man. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint...

Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!! Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty (35 Pics)

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This to That (Glue Advice) Look to inspire. Accesories. House stuff. Water Balloon Luminaries. A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff.

Water Balloon Luminaries

Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Clothes. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. Related posts: