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Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Fabric Letters. Here's what you'll need: -The letters: I bought the cardboard letters from Joann's. I'm sure you could get them at hobby lobby too. -A hot glue gun and LOTS of hot glue sticks -Scotch Tape: in case your fingers get tired of being burned by the hot glue- opt for the tape. :) -Fabric: I just used some scraps I had left over from past projects and I bought a couple of fat quarters from Joann's. You will need less than a quarter for each letter. -Fiberfill -Backing: Now, because Anthropologie uses corduroy on their letters, I was set on using that as well. Step 1: Hot glue fiber fill to the front of your letter. Step 2: This is the most difficult part: Place your fabric on top of your letter and begin pulling it around towards the back. Step 3: You'll notice your fabric didn't quite cover up the sides.

Step 4: You'll iron one side of the fabric under 1/4 inch. Step 5: Hot glue the sides you just made onto the letter, then glue it to the back. Step 9: Cut out your letter from felt/fabric. All done! Gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks. Here is a new gift tag/gift decor project for the series that I'm creating because of the holiday season. I didn't use any paper for this one. I'm trying to use what I have so this version is using a tiny part of my popsicle sticks stash. The design is fairly simple - one stick to use for a holiday message, another for "FROM" and the last one for the "TO" information. Materials:- 3 popsicle sticks- yarn (enough to make it around the gift about two-three times.- drill I drilled a hole on each end of the sticks (1/4" from the end). What the back looks like. The diagram below shows the way I wrapped the yarn around the gift.

That's it! Hints + tips:- There are wider craft sticks that can be used for this. EDIT - Tonia gave me the following tip regarding the cracking in the comments below. Thanks Tonia! Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers. Plastic Spoon Rose. "Ceramic" Paper Roses. These rolled roses originally started out as plain red cardstock. Now they have an almost ceramic look to them. Let me show you how I made them! 1. Start with a couple of pieces of cardstock (I only ended up needing one for all of these flowers, but I grabbed a 2nd piece just to be sure). 2. Soak the cardstock, one sheet at a time, under running water. 3. 4. From here I tried two different techniques to get the “ceramic” look for the roses. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Note: This starts the 2nd “ceramic” technique. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. The final single rose. The final set of 3 roses. Its may be difficult to tell from the photos, but these roses have a great shine to them.

So, what to do with these fun new flowers? Well, since they are pinbacks I can add them to any outfit as a brooch, put them on a belt, add them to a headband… Other than the time it took the cardstock and Mod Podge to dry (which was really only a few minutes), this was a pretty quick project. Things to Make and Do. Embroidery + Metal? Here's something I've been noodling around with lately - embroidered metal discs! Wait - what? I bought a bag of these perforated beading discs a while back, intending to make some beaded pieces a la Miriam Haskell. Only I never quite got around to those, and eventually a different light bulb went on over my head. I could use the holes as embroidery guides!

The resulting discs are so cute and easy to make, and lend themselves beautifully to lots of crafts. Like this simple cuff bracelet! The stitchery part is dead simple. Just leave a few inches of thread hanging from the back when you start stitching. Then you just follow the holes, making stitches in different colors and patterns. At the end of the strand, tie the ends of the floss into a double knot. The only thing to watch out for as you stitch is the fact that, for some reason, the outermost row of holes in the disc is not in a symmetrical pattern.

Here, I glued a row of them to a paint-chip card. Cute, eh? Most favorited last 7 days - page 5. Felting Project: A Rug! This is the most beautiful felt project we’ve seen. Strips of felt are wrapped around each other with hot glue to create this amazing swirled effect. What a great project for a snowed-in weekend and a movie marathon with the family. The kids could even help cut strips and decide on color combination while you operate the hot glue gun. Would you attempt something like this? Keep reading to see more pictures and find out where to find more details about this beautiful felt project! You can see all the instructions and details here on The Crafts Dept blog A few other fun pictures of the process: Images: Martha’s Crafts Department Blog Other post of mine you might like: The Best Thing to Happen to Your Baby’s Feet This Winter! Zara Kids Winter Collection Snow Bricks! Make an Edible Candy Bowl | Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids.

Today’s post is a lesson in improvisation. Why? Well, this project was INTENDED to be a candy tray, a fancy version of something I saw done flawlessly at Tutto Bella. After reading through that tutorial, I thought it would be a breeze! Famous last words, right? Now, if I was a crafting perfectionist, or blogging perfectionist, or if I’d had two more cups of coffee today, maybe I’d've tried a second time to make my vision work…but I’m not, I’m not, and I didn’t. So, instead, you get first dibs at seeing my next submission to Craft Fail, and hopefully a little inspiration to think quickly on your crafting feet before you completely scrap the next project that doesn’t turn out as it should.

Also, please do try this project with your kiddos! Supplies: candy canes- $1 for twelveold fashioned hard candies- $1starlight mints- $1 for a bag, I used just one for this particular project Unwrap the candy canes and starlight mint and arrange on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Paint Moss Graffiti - Step-by-Step Guides for Offbeat DIY Projects. Beanbag Balls | School Crafts - School-Age Crafts & Art Project Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age These totally tossable, squishable balls are lightweight and easy to grip, making them perfect for novice jugglers, beanbag games, or a good old game of catch.

What you'll need 9 (11-inch) balloons (for 3 balls) Funnel 2 1/4 cups of dried lentils Scissors How to make it Stretch the first balloon by inflating it halfway, holding it closed for about 30 seconds, and deflating it. Place a funnel in the balloon's neck and gradually pour in 3/4 cup of lentils, pushing them in as you go. Crafts with wine bottles and corks. Looking for more about [term]? This post is dedicated to my crafty, wine drinking sister Dusti. Top. Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011. 2011 proved to be a great year for all things DIY, from repurposed and updated technology to computer building to cool things you can make for your own enjoyment. Here's a look at our most popular do-it-yourself projects and posts this year. P Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the FutureP With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of.

So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into something that has a solid place in the future. More »P Top 10 Space-Saving Household ProjectsP Whether you live in a tiny apartment or just have too much stuff, there's likely a lot of space you aren't using, like your walls, your ceilings, or the nooks and crannies in your furniture. How to Build a Hackintosh Mini for a Less Expensive, Faster MacP Turn Photo Negatives Into Artsy, Personalized LampsP Top 10 Headphone HacksP. Guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades. PINTEREST UPDATE: This is a post from 2010. I do not take custom orders, only the tutorial is available. The lamps have held up wonderfully. As many of you requested, Marie is sharing a little tutorial here on how she made her lampshades.

When she made them she was not planning on doing a tutorial for this blog, so be sure to thank her for taking the time to write all this out. Also, for those wondering…Kara will be sharing some tutorials for her book art on her blog soon. Marie is happy to do custom orders for those that prefer buying over making! * LAMPSHADE – Hobby Lobby carries self-adhesive shades & nightlights, Target has some smaller lamps for $19 that would be perfect for this project, I’ve found some lamps & shades on Craigslist. . * GLUE – I used a hot glue gun for the first lamp. . * VELLUM – I buy this in packs of 20 (I think) in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. . * PRINTER – I have a color inkjet printer. If you are using photos – there are several options. That’s it! Guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades.

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Crafty. IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard. Why didn't you think of this? John Goscha, at the ripe old age of 25 ditched a job offer at Goldman Sachs, and instead began marketing IdeaPaint, which is simply a paint that turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. The benefit--besides being able to brainstorm on almost every inch of your office--is that the paint is half the cost of whiteboard and better-performing--you can leave marks up indefinitely, and they won't stain the wall. Of course, it takes a bit of time--you may have to sand the wall and prime it--but one other benefit is that you're not incurring all the carbon involved in manufacturing and shipping a whiteboard. [Inc. via Dieline]

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How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. DiY crafts, free sewing patterns & sewing tutorials. Yarn Love | Family Chic. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 | Comments: 98 Spell out your feelings with this easy-to-make sign of love. To make this you will need: wire reinforced clothesline (available at home improvement & hardware stores), yarn & wire clippers. Clip off a length of clothesline (it took about a yard to make this) and shape into the word, "LOVE". Tie or hot glue end of yarn onto beginning of wire and start wrapping the entire word with yarn. When you reach a point where two wires cross each other, wrap yarn around both wires to stabilize the design and hold the word in place. Wrap yarn all the way to the end of the word and tie a knot or add a dab of hot glue to secure.

Shabby Flower Pillow. Sometimes, ideas in my head don’t always turn out as planned. And sometimes, they turn out better…. After running across Sweet Jessie’s Scalloped Garland tutorial a few months ago, I wanted to take the same technique and use it to make a shabby, fun, linen pillow. Here’s how I did it: Supplies Needed:fabric (I used linen)sewing machinezipper (if desired) Step 1: Create your “petals”. I’ll explain the technique briefly, you can refer to the tutorial linked above if you need additional help. Cut out a half-circle template out of cardstock. Step 2: Take sew petals and turn inside out. Step 3: Stitch petals down to fabric. Step 4: Continue creating petals and attaching them to pillow front. Step 5: Almost there! Step 6: Glue or stitch your flower’s center onto your pillow fabric. You Might Also Like: Glass jars with photos in Crafts for babies, kids and adults parties.

Pillow With Rosette Clusters From Felt Furnishings :: Etsy Blog. I haven’t crafted with felt since I was little, but since picking up a copy of Anne Kyrrö Quinn‘s book, Felt Furnishings, I have a whole new universe of respect for the material. Anne was encouraged to revisit felt by her tutor in her final year studying Textile Design at London Metropolitan University, and she hasn’t looked back since. The techniques she explores in this vibrant craft book truly transform felt into modern, eye-catching home accents. For this week’s How-Tuesday project, we’re sharing her pillow with rosette clusters. The gathered felt creates a feast of color for the eye; don’t the pictures just make you want to reach out and caress the nestled folds?

This project comes from Anne’s chapter on gathering and ruching, but her felt techniques cover the gamut, from pleating to applique. Purchase Felt Furnishings Sometimes an idea for a new design will come to me when I’m playing around with a piece of felt in my hand. Materials and Tools 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sewn-In Pillow Back 1. Frame your own artwork. For a while now I have wanted to make an art piece of my own to place above our humble dining room table.

The problem? I am no artist. That's right, sometimes crafty girls cannot paint or draw.. or it may just be me. Either way, I have created a fabulous piece of "art" using scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, cardstock, embellishments, and any other scraps you have laying around the house. It's beautiful and sophisticated, and I didn't have to use a paint brush! Do you want to make your own? What you need: Large Frame with the piece of glass insert (I got mine on sale at Hobby Lobby. Here we go! Here are some close-ups of the different types of textures I used. Here is the end result. This project is a little time consuming, so mommies - plan accordingly! This is where the completed artwork will hang. Hope you try this fun project. And let your husband hang your framed artwork up. ;) Ciao bella, Pop Top Lamp.

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