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Paper Flowers. All Things Thrifty Home Accessories and Decor. Paper beads. By Kate on October 30, 2010 I made these paper beads a while ago and dug them out the other day for my eldest son to play with.

Paper beads

At three and a half he’s grown out of playing with his chunky threading beads – so these were the perfect replacement. They are so easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. I used some sheets of origami paper to make mine but you can use any kind of paper. For example magazine scraps are particularly good for making beads with a more ethnic feel. To make them simply cut out some very long isosceles triangles.

You can experiment with paper length/width and make beads of different shapes and sizes. The beads are perfect for little kids to thread. 10 T-Shirt Scarf Tutorials. Zessie87/things-to-make-and-do/ DIY + How To. An occasion for dispensing confetti doesn’t present itself too often, so why not do it with appropriate aplomb?

DIY + How To

As if we didn’t already know that black-and-white, bold graphics, and a dash of sparkle are a surefire route to a memorably festive visual statement, along come these confetti poppers—a DIY project — Continue reading Talk about a gem of a DIY project! This shimmering, beautifully faceted holiday ornament, which we discovered on the unfailingly industrious site, A Beautiful Mess, was fashioned at home with the help of standard craft staples: balsa wood, X-Acto knife, gold paint—and, yes, a dose of motivation which (we admit) — Continue reading We were immediately struck by the moody prettiness of this Christmas tree, only to find that we were fooled by a terrific home-made optical illusion—and the most artful no-fuss tree we’ve seen in a while.

As illustrated on Almost Makes Perfect, the beauty of opting for this tree is that — Continue reading Oh man, it’s here. How can I recycle this? This site started from a bowl of pistachio nut shells.

How can I recycle this?

After we gorged ourselves on their lovely innards, they, the shells, just sat there, looking useful and versatile – but we no idea what we could possibly do with them. Just throwing them on the compost heap seemed a waste – all the effort to make them tough and solid, and here we were just hoping they’d rot back down to mulch before the potatoes needed earthing up.

When we thought about it, we were in the same position with lots of things: leftover bits of food, old household items, empty containers of all shapes and sizes… And so this site was born. Four years on, we’ve covered over 900 items and had over 14,000 suggestions of ways to reuse, repurpose or recycle things that would otherwise go in the bin. We’ve covered items from around the home, office and garden, things for particularly hobbies or sports, and random bits of technology that have broken or are just out of date. Owl- bedside lamp : Dominika Drop. Tutorials. Hola there!

Tutorials

Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! It might not always be perfect, but it’s sure a lot of fun!

All of my tutorials and printables for personal use only, if you want to sell items made with these tutorials please purchase a Limited Production License. If you blog them, please do not share the complete post and share a link crediting back to the post and DO NOT link directly to downloads, please read my Site Policy and Contact me if you have questions, hope you all enjoy! Flowers & Jewelry Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Necklace Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Tutorial: Duct Tape Joyful Flower Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy. 30Day.jpg (600×776) THE WEEKENDER. Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf?

THE WEEKENDER

For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Forget the luggage (too bulky); you need a versatile tote made specifically to carry all your belongings from wallet to swimtrunks for a quick weekend getaway. Here is a fun choice in a cotton waxcloth outer with leatherette base and trim, perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, similar to the Lex Trip Bag from PROPERTY OF. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X. I think I caught the DIY bug.  I’m alive!

I think I caught the DIY bug. 

Not that I’ve ever left, but I’ve been quite a busy body with the new year and brand new projects at work that has transformed me into a hermit. I’ve also been quite occupied with some exciting freelance work that I will one day share with you all! Luckily, Family day long weekend was my saviour and has given me a breather. MADE. 21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. My love for you… Posted by my illustrious guest blogger //// 25 Comments hello everyone!

my love for you…

It’s meighan from ml4u. this week i got a bit of a terrarium bug! They’ve been the rage for awhile, and i’ll admit i have totally bought into the little microcosm eco-world. i have always wanted to make one, but never found the time. so over the weekend my good friend, rae and i took a terrarium workshop class at workshop. it was all rae’s idea, and i am so glad she signed me up. it was so much fun and surprisingly calming and easy! I am fully addicted to making terrariums now, full stop. if you aren’t in the bay area and can’t make it to workshop. here are a bunch of images and links to help you with your terrarium needs. along with my final product. also, if you know of other faves, feel free to comment! Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made. Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from The Long Thread. Felt Flower Pillows from The Purl Bee.

Diy and Crafts.