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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. Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Fabric Letters 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. 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.

gift tag no. 3 - popsicle sticks

Frequently Asked Questions Where do you find all your tips? I've been collecting vintage homemaking magazines, books/cookbooks and craft patterns for over 20 years, I love this stuff! The internet has given me an opportunity to compile all this information into a handy resource that anyone can review. Are you legit or just someone seeking to be a big blog celebrity? I'm a pretty private person and don't publish photos of myself or my personal information...if I was trying to "fake it till I make it" so I can be a "celebrity", I'm doing a pretty poor job of things ;). Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers

Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers

Plastic Spoon Rose

Plastic Spoon Rose - Glue the pieces together with a glue gun or by melting the bottom side of the petals. - Insert the 5 petals into the 10 petals and the 2 middle petals into the 5. See picture.
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). The Scrap Shoppe: "Ceramic" Paper Roses The Scrap Shoppe: "Ceramic" Paper Roses
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. Embroidery + Metal?
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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!

Felting Project: A Rug!

Make an Edible Candy Bowl | Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids

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.
Beanbag Balls | School Crafts - School-Age Crafts & Art Project Ideas 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
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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. Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future 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. Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011 Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011
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.

guest post {Marie Darby…diy photo lampshades

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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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Starting a handmade business is daunting, exhausting, and confusing. You’re bound to make mistakes (and that’s okay!). But here are 7 common pitfalls you can try to avoid. 1. You listen to the people that say your prices are too high. There will always be someone that wants it for cheaper… if you price based on how much money someone wants to spend, you might as well give it away for free.
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