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Project – Book Illustration Cubbies. Well hello there - if you love design, vintage and artisan goods, you've come to the right place. Make sure you sign up for Design Marchand updates via Facebook or Twitter - join us for the hunt! Closets are great places to experiment with surprise design pops as your closet is all about you. No pretense. No house guests. Just the opportunity to showcase your things in a way that makes you feel good. Learn how to make custom book illustration cubbies by clicking below. To create custom book illustration cubbies for my closet I used inexpensive bins from Ikea, an old copy of Blueberries for Sal and some Modge Podge. What book illustrations would you love to see in your closet? Oilcloth Tables. IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways. Got a few bucks and a few minutes this weekend?

IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways

Pick up a couple of sets of IKEA's HEAT Trivet. A simple circular cork board, it's not what it is, it's what it could be, as evidenced by these simple, affordable and fast DIY projects that could transform a wall and add a little function to a space, too. At only $2.99 for a set of three, you can grab as many as you might need to brighten up your space. Pictured above: DIY Custom cork board IKEA hack for your entryway is a tiny punch of color and a way to organize your life a bit. Seen on Oh Everything Handmade. DIY cork board wall art in a Southwestern theme will jazz up a wall in your home. A DIY Graphic Bulletin Board via RUE Daily Heat Notice Board via IKEA Hackers A fresh arrangement of them hanging on a wall over a desk as spotted on From Scandinavia With Love. DIY Painted Cork Board with a vibrant tribal paint job as seen on Devon's Wedding Blog. "Monogrammed" art for a wall or a shelf spotted on Studio 5.

Decoupage light switch plates. When your walls are painted a dark color, what do you do with the white outlet covers that become so obvious?

decoupage light switch plates

The walls in our living room are this deep slate gray which makes the random white switch plates dotting each wall really stand out {and not in a good way}. Someone suggested painting them to match the wall color, but I was a little concerned that the paint would not adhere well to the plastic {has anyone tried this? Does it work?}. Then yesterday I had a moment of inspiration and decided to decoupage them with a fun scrapbook paper to make them blend, but also add a touch of style. I know this has been done many times before, but I thought I’d share with you how I created mine anyway. Here’s what you’ll need: :: switch plate :: scrapbook paper {or wrapping paper, fabric or book pages} :: mod podge :: scissors :: sponge brush STEP ONE: cut paper slightly larger than outlet cover STEP TWO: apply mod podge to back of paper and front of switch cover and press together. Pretty (graphic) little table.... This little table is solid....i mean it is really heavy. they just don't make furniture like they used to. that is why i love finding old's just made better, no particle board, no veneer and they almost always had dovetailed drawers, like this one does. and i love being able to find something ugly, see the potential and make it beautiful and cool!!!

pretty (graphic) little table....

The table started out looking like this kinda ugly. the owner had painted it a dull, dark green. i recruited austen and his friend nick to sand down some of the pieces for me. (just look past the mess in that room....i have kind of taken over the spare bedroom because i HATE working in the basement. it's cold and dark down there and it's still too cold to do anything in the garage)....i think they love using the power tools as much as i do.....but the dust flies and the picture is kind of hazy because of it. phase one of the re-do ended up like this. i didn't think there was enough oomph in the piece. it just lacked some fun...

Upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade. Although I’m admittedly a chair addict, they’re not my only obsession.

upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade

I am a sucker for lamps, and after years of collecting lamps in every size, shape and color, I found myself with a lot of lamps and no shades. The success (or failure) of a table lamp has as much to do with the shade as it does the base, yet there are surprisingly few options when it comes to ready-made shades. This month on Upholstery Basics, we’ll make a custom drum shade to inspire your next bright idea.

Photography by Mel Cole — Amanda Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Materials fabricpainter’s tapemeasuring tapechalksquareyardstickpressure sensitive styrenepencilscissorshard, flat object like a plastic rulerbottom and top ringsbulldog clipswhite craft gluesmall paint brushweights for the seampaper tapesewing machinethreadiron Resources Fabric: Amy Butler Lampshade Supplies: Lamp Shop Don’t forget to check out Upholstery Basics: Tool Time to learn more about the tools we’re using today. Instructions 1. 2. 3. Diy rope bowls.

So it's been a while since i've posted anything remotely crafty lately...i suppose i must be getting lazy (technically lazy-er). anyway, i saw this cute bowl on craftgawker over the weekend so i decided to make my own-with my own tutorial 'cause i need the practice anyway right?

diy rope bowls

Anyway, it's a pretty simple process, it's actually really similar to my recycle magazine bowl but with rope instead. basically just glue, wrap, glue, wrap, etc, etc. all you need is a hot glue gun and rope. i got my rope for $2-it's 50 ft, 1/4 inch, manila rope (i almost went with the sisal but i liked the color of the manila more). start wrapping in a circular motion to form the base. if you plan on making several i might consider making all the bases first just to make sure they're the same size. when i made my second i tried to make it the same size...which of course, it isn't. but that could just be the fact that i can almost never make the same thing twice... making one bowl took me about an hour...ish? DIY Accessories. Chain Reaction Various chain necklaces in silver and gold help give new meaning to recycled glass.

DIY Accessories

Use jewelry or glass glue to secure the chains to plain glass bottles, outlining shapes, positioning as letters and numbers, or creating other simple designs. You can also remove the pin from the back of a plastic flower to create a truly three-dimensional design. When the glue is dry, prime the bottles and paint with high-gloss paint. White creates a simple look, but other colors like cobalt or yellow are stunning and trendy.

Chevron Vase Customize a plain vase by taping off a chevron pattern with painter's tape (it need not be perfect). How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree. Home decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially if you can make it yourself.

How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree

I often find beautiful home accessories in magazines and catalogs only to realize the prices are outrageous. Most of the time the products I see in catalogs can be made with a few supplies for a fraction of the cost. Today I’m going to show you how I made a moss topiary tree to add to my tabletop decor. Supplies needed to make your own moss topiary tree: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I then finished it off with a burlap ribbon.

About Crystal Crystal is the crafter and writer behind Google+ Spring Break Memory Keeping. Double Dose of Spring DIYs! Here are two spring inspired DIYs using moss!

Double Dose of Spring DIYs!

Hope you enjoy. Supplies: Moss mat, cork coasters, Mod Podge. Pantry Supplies: Scissors, paintbrush. First, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on the top of the cork coaster. Then, lay it face down onto the back of the moss mat. The next project is a simple flower pot necklace. Supplies: small wooden flower pot (check your local craft store in the wood section!) Pantry Supplies: Paintbrush, scissors. First, glue both ends of the chain to the inside of the pot. Dress found at a second hand store. 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: Hanging String Balls. Budget-Friendly DIY Projects. Budget Art Turn ordinary items into gilded art.

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects

Arrange gold seal stickers intended for envelopes and official documents in rows on solid-colored paper to create easy modern art. Or group house numbers -- both old and new -- inside a picture frame. More Budget Artwork: Free Printables! Cork Trivet Put old wine corks to use and create a colorful trivet. Burlap Runner Dress up your table with dip-dyed burlap. Anthro-Inspired Mirror. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror.

Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! (Bear with me here – taking a picture of a mirror is a bit tricky. Ready for the tutorial? You’ll need: A MirrorEasy Off Oven CleanerFabric (enough to cover the frame and the back of the mirror)Mod PodgeA Staple Gun or other framing tool I went searching for a method to removing silvering and came across a great tutorial at Mitzi’s Collectibles. I started with a frame that I found at the thrift store. Obviously not clean. We actually had to ask on this one – because it just said 1951. $19.51 seemed way to high – and it was. Start by taking your mirror out of the frame.

Lay your mirror down on a protected surface. DIY Heart of String. 52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home. Make-up Magnet Board. We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves. I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it.

I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust.

The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain. I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Here comes the brilliant part though. Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though. 7710_32da.jpeg (JPEG Image, 435 × 3307 pixels)