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Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Fabric Letters. Here's what you'll need:

Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Fabric Letters

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.

gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks

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. Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers. Plastic Spoon Rose. "Ceramic" Paper Roses.

These rolled roses originally started out as plain red cardstock.

"Ceramic" Paper Roses

Now they have an almost ceramic look to them. Let me show you how I made them! 1. Things to Make and Do. Embroidery + Metal? Here's something I've been noodling around with lately - embroidered metal discs!

Embroidery + Metal?

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. Most favorited last 7 days - page 5. Felting Project: A Rug! This is the most beautiful felt project we’ve seen.

Felting Project: A Rug!

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.

Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids. Today’s post is a lesson in improvisation.

Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids

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. Paint Moss Graffiti - Step-by-Step Guides for Offbeat DIY Projects. 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.

School Crafts - School-Age Crafts & Art Project Ideas

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. Crafts with wine bottles and corks. Looking for more about [term]?

crafts with wine bottles and corks

This post is dedicated to my crafty, wine drinking sister Dusti. 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.

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011

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. Guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades. PINTEREST UPDATE: This is a post from 2010.

guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades

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. Guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades. Crafting Blogs. _louyx5z37Y1qcz682o1_500.jpg (JPEG Image, 500x375 pixels) Urbancase The Ledge Optional Shelf. Fold Out Convertible Desk.


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]


How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. DiY crafts, free sewing patterns & sewing tutorials. 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. Glass jars with photos in Crafts for babies, kids and adults parties. Pillow With Rosette Clusters From Felt Furnishings. 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. 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!

Pop Top Lamp. FABRIC COVERED MAT- HOW TO. Well, awhile back I promised I would show you how to create some of my favorite craft items... Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror - StumbleUpon. My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it. For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. Craft Ideas - Easy Crafts for Kids, DIY Crafts and Knitting Patterns - Womans Day - StumbleUpon. How To Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms. 6 Life-Changing Uses for Binder Clips (That You Couldve Easily Thought Of)...

Yes, it may seem like an ordinary binder clip. Faux Stained Glass. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects. DIY: Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. $2 Frosted Centerpiece. I bought this "goblet" at the thrift store for $1.75 a while ago, and have used it for many things since then. Recently, I spotted and pinned these candles made with yarn and frosted spray paint and LOVED the way they looked. I thought rubber bands would work, too. Paper weaving tutorial. Turn Photo Negatives Into Artsy, Personalized Lamps. Clever Ideas Worth Knowing (Part 2 of 2) Starburst Mirror. I’ve been ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing” over all the Starburst Mirrors out there. I think they’re just gorgeous. How To Make a Bound Jotter Book.

Homework: Etceteras: yarn bowl. Everyday Celebrating: Mother's Day memories. Cleverlyinspired: Wine bottles=Christmas display. Fast & Fabulous DIY Wall Art Ideas. Arts and Crafts Links Directory: Scrapbooking. 20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas. Create the Perfect Sign for Your Craft Room. Wedding-paper-flower-tutorial-1.jpg (570×830)

No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : Plastic Cup Lamp. Make It and Love It: Glass Etching.