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It's a good idea to use free paint chips: Check out the 31 ways paint chips are used in all kinds of projects!! Some of these you may have seen around blogland others are from Etsy. 1.PaintswatchWall2.SnowmanOrnaments3.cut leaves 4. Note booklets 5. 7. 10. 13. gift boxes 14. 16. 19. 22. 24. 26. 29. 31. Hi my sweet bloggie friends!!! Paper Flowers - Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com.

Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. 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. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) | Make It and Love It - StumbleUpon.

My husband and I both have cell phones. 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. There’s never a perfect place to rest your phone while it’s charging.) 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. Holder for Charging Cell Phone 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 turns out, it’s pretty useful. Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. And I kind of adore that little bird perched on the branch. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.)

Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece. The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Good luck! Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year!

One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Here’s the run-down: You need 100% silk for this to work. Make sure to check the labels to make sure you’re not buying polyester, which can look similar.

I grab old ties at the thrift store where they’re usually pretty cheap. I try to find an assortment of colors and patterns. Usually it will tell you if it’s 100% silk right on the main label of the tie, but a lot of them don’t, and if that’s the case, check that little tiny end, it’s usually hiding there. The first step is to deconstruct the tie. Below are some of my results. How To Style a Fishtail Braid - A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon. We love the look of fishtail braids!

This trend is incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair. Kinsey and I photographed the steps so you can try it out for yourself... Here's how to style a fishtail braid... 1. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid? 1. We thought it was pretty cute! Turn Photo Negatives Into Artsy, Personalized Lamps - StumbleUpon. Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)... - StumbleUpon. Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum! " However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. (Although it would be awesome if it was.)

I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. To make a sweet t-shirt you will need: paper & pencil a t-shirt an iron a piece of cardboard or poster board fabric paint & brush Start by drawing your design on some regular old paper. My design kept getting bigger, so I taped two sheets together. Next, place your design underneath a sheet of freezer paper and trace it neatly with a sharpie. The marker gives your lines greater width making it easier to cut them out and paint them in later. Important: Set these shapes aside. DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware.

So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party, I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. If you are like me you probably oogle over the holiday themed dishes but quickly shy away since you don't want to shell out for a whole set just for one celebration. (I don't even have real china so I think its safe to say I won't be buying any themed kind either) So when this idea of making my own for next to nothing came to mind, I just had to try it.

Obviously this interpretation is quite macabre but you could totally mix it up to make it your own - think nursery rhymes for baby showers, holiday song lyrics for christmas, bible passages for easter, dirty doodles for hen nights... I could go on and on. Start off with plain white plates of your choosing (available cheaply everywhere), a porcelain 150 pen, some blue masking tape and a small stencil (optional).

Now on to the little plate. I added the 'nevermore...' under the bird and the hard work was over. “pimpad” burk -Craft of the Day, “pimped” jar. Det finns många sätt att piffa till en gammal glasburk. Det här är ett sätt. Jag har testat ett par andra varianter tidigare: se här, här och här. /There are many ways to decorate an old glass jar. This is one way. I’ve tried a couple of other variations before: take a look here, here and here. Jag började med locket. Till det använde jag presentpapper, decoupage (klister & lack i ett), sax och pensel. / I started with the lid.

Jag måttade med locket och klippte ut en rundel som var några cm större. Jag penslade på decoupage runt hela locket och placerade locket i mitten av papperet. Under tiden målade jag burken. Ett lager lack till ovanpå locket så var jag nöjd. Klar att använda. / Ready to use. DIY Inspiration - Recycled Ties. Before we begin, there's a few more ties gathering over on my recycled ties Pinterest board - so feel free to hop over, and make sure to let me know if you have, or have seen great tie projects to add. Last weekend I had ties on my mind with the creation of a recycled tie dress for my Divine Little Miss M.

So I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of some fabulous recycled and repurposed tie creations out there - the kinds that will have you running to your nearest thrift store to scoop up loads of ties and get busy creating. Ready? My Purple Crayon bacopa67 Liz Tibo Creations Better n Before Ties 2 Pillows Michelle Claire Textiles loscann Atticus Finch NZ Fabrications-Hackney Blue Velvet Chair OutsaPop Trashion Painted Oyster Mahar Dry Goods Burris_Angela Rayela Art Studio Fashion Electric Nomad eileenaway Keira Morgan Laura Skelton groundsel Suzanne Shenkman Designs Art 2 the Extreme Tiger Tea Wild Hare Fiber By Melissa Senseless Art Tomate d'epingles Lisnaweary Quilts Inspired yet? Mike. How-To: Duct Tape Roses - StumbleUpon. Washer Panache.

Wire & Paper - StumbleUpon. Tutorial: Springy Rings | Motherhood, Frugal Fashion & Thrifty Living | Mrs. Priss - StumbleUpon. Apr12th2010 I’m sure these tutorials of mine are all starting to look the same. That’s because they are. Haha, enjoy. Supplies 2 colors of coordinating fabric (or not. That’s just what I did.)Ring with glue pad*Beads for embellishing (I used some from a broken necklace)ScissorsNeedle & ThreadA lighter (for singeing the edges of your fabric)Hot glue gun/craft glue/super glue/whatever kind of glue you happen to have * I ordered a bunch of these little rings from an Etsy shop called The Perfect Bead.

Instructions I chose two coordinating fabrics in peachy/pink shades. Cut 5 circles from the first fabric, varying from 1 inch in diameter down to about 3/4 inch. Use your lighter to singe the edges of each circle. Stack your “petals”, alternating between the two types of fabric, with the largest circles on the bottom and the smallest on the top. Run your needle and thread through the center of the stack to secure. Glue the back of the flower to the little pad on the ring and you’re finished! Clever ideas to declutter. I came across this clever idea on HGTV on how to recycle tin cans to wonderful storage organisers. For more ideas and instructions, click here.

(above) "Hot glue heavy-duty magnets to ten soup cans and stick them to a steel cookie sheet. Hang it within kids’ reach using a plate hanger. Use the cups to hold crayons, chalk, markers and even Legos. Label the cans for easy clean up. " (above) Organise the little odds and ends in the drawer with these tuna cans! (above) Now this is something I need to do! The Beauty of Mason Jars - Shelterpop. - StumbleUpon.

Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory. For this project, use LED lights only. Save different colored egg cartons. With a pair of sturdy scissors, cut away excess cardboard surrounding the cup strips. Then cut out each separate cup. With shorter scissors, trim the edges of each cup to form flower petals. Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect. ...love Maegan: * Leather Lanyard Bracelet Maeg-it Yourself * Fashion+Home+Lifestyle Blog.

If you went to Summer Camp as a kid, you’ll totally remember making lanyard keychains with that brightly colored plastic lace {I had tons of them!} …so I thought, why not do it with leather lace? And I did. And I love them! Pair them with stacks of other bangles and bracelets to add a little texture! {p.s. you can also make this into a necklace, headband or belt as well} So I thought I’d show you how …and if you like, you can buy one of mine because I’ve listed a few in my Etsy shop. Here’s What You’ll Need… * Leather lace * Chain * Clasp * Needle nose pliers/Scissors NOTE: There are tons of lanyard making videos on youtube if these instructions are a bit confusing!

Steps… * Cut 2 strips of leather lace. . * To begin, find the middle of one of your laces and wrap it twice around your finger. . * To secure the end knot, leave your last box stitch loose then with each lace, loop around your nearest loop/under/up through the center …all the way around. Voila! Have Fun! Find all my DIYs here! - StumbleUpon. Hi friends! I can't tell you how excited I am to be a creative guest on Ucreate today!

I've been bubbling with excitement for weeks and have been scheming over what project would be Ucreate-worthy. I hope this one fits the bill...! First of all, I'm Autie and my friend Jen and I blog over at iCandy handmade. I'm a busy mom of 2 cute little kids and during nap time and bed time, I love to work on projects! I like to make things for my kids and for my home, and share them with you on our growing blog. I hope you'll hop on over to iCandy and see all the fun things that we've been up to, and hopefully you'll be inspired to do some of the projects yourself!

The project that I thought I'd share with you today started out with these. The drawer does not open, but the cupboard door does...and it leaves about an inch of space to keep something in it...like art masterpieces of a few sheets of homework paper...hmmmm I bounced some ideas off of Jen, and this is what I came up with...I give you the. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. Wednes-diy | Free People Clothing Boutique Blog - StumbleUpon.

Diy scratch off cards | going home to roost - StumbleUpon. Art From Everyday Objects: Paperclips + String | - StumbleUpon.