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Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute.

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6)

OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. 25 clever ideas to make life easier. Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers. I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper!

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers

Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! Perfect Summer Bangle. Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof.

Perfect Summer Bangle

Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. All you'll need for this project is a raw wooden bangle (we got ours from, a black paint marker, plastic wrap, and some Inkodye! Transcribe. Crafty. Random Tutorial Generator. Arts And Crafts Photo Gallery. 10 T-Shirt Scarf Tutorials. DIY of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet. Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana. Hello U-Create readers!

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana

I am so excited to be guest posting here today. Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies.

Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers

The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own. Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts.

So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk.

Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts

Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. Community - Craft Forums with Patterns, Project Ideas, Craft Advice and More. You knew i was going to make one. They are all over pinterest....

you knew i was going to make one.

(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! And it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that.

Crafting MacGyver: Circular Logic. 20 Cool Home Library Design Ideas. DIY Recycled Wine Crate Shelves. Have I mentioned recently how much I love Pinterest?

DIY Recycled Wine Crate Shelves

Yeah, I know…I’m obsessed. Anyway, thanks to my obsession, I discovered this awesome DIY recycled wine crate shelves over on Babble. When I eventually re-design my home office, I’m going to need to make some of there beauties. Love <3… About Nicole Denton With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and editor-in-chief. Planting A Pineapple. Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This?

Planting A Pineapple

And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home.