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Ombre Pendant Lampshade - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com. Make DIY wall art with office supplies. Even the artistically challenged can make modern, graphic artwork using office supplies.

Make DIY wall art with office supplies

The red painting above is made with 3/4" round Avery labels and 1/4" tape from Office Max. I used a 10-inch blank canvas from an art store, but you could paint this design on a piece of wood or spray paint it on metal, too. If using a canvas, I'd suggest brushing a coat of Mod Podge or acrylic gel medium on first; it will smooth out the rough surface a bit so the paint will be less likely to bleed underneath the tape. When the surface is ready, arrange pieces of tape and stickers to form abstract plant shapes.

Burnish each piece with your thumbnail to make certain it's stuck down really well. Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Drum Shade. So my large faceted sphere light has been attracting a lot of attention recently, and one reader asked how much light it cast and if they could use it to light a room.

Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Drum Shade

It struck me that maybe this was the perfect time to introduce this fun variation on my faceted lights, a drum shade! One thing I really love about the drum shade concept, is that no matter what you cover the shade with and how much light it might obstruct, you are still going to get plenty of light pouring out the top and the bottom of the fixture which can really light a room nicely.

It works really well over a table or another space perfect for spot lighting, but it also bounces a ton of light off of a white ceiling which can really help spread the light around an entire room. For this shade I once again went back to my trusty Ikea Lobbo shade to use as a base, and then I made a piece of what you could call ‘fortune teller fabric.’ Ciao, Allison Like this: Like Loading... Diy wednesdays: knot trivet. Last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!

diy wednesdays: knot trivet

Derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! Here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.) 2. form a loop with the right (longer) piece as shown. Felt Ball Garland for Christmas. I meant to make a felt ball garland last Christmas but it seems lots of other folks had the same idea, because by the time I got around to ordering my supplies, they were super back-ordered so they ended up coming after Christmas.

Felt Ball Garland for Christmas

Which is perfect because I often buy things for Holidays and don't get around to making them until the next year anyway. So here it is next year... and since I already had all the supplies, I've made it! And though I haven't actually started decorating yet (though I have picked up a few festive things from Ikea already), I thought I'd share it in case you'd like to make one too, you'll have time to do it this year!

Making a garland is easy as pie (can you thread a needle?). What you'll want to know is where to get the felted balls. You can either buy them (I got some here I used the 2 cm size, spectrum and retro). Or make them. To make your own felted balls: Pull off a handful of wool roving and ball it loosely in your palm Keep rolling and rinsing. Perfect. How to Make a 3d Paper Star. I was in need of a star to top a rolled paper Christmas tree I am working on, so to be all matchy matchy, I made it out of paper.

How to Make a 3d Paper Star

Book pages to be specific! Are you excited to see it? Well, it should be finished soon - just working on a few little details. And boy will I be glad when it is done! My fingers can't take any more rolling. All you need are a couple of paper stars and some glue. Like the pictures show, start with one star and fold it in half at each point. Galaxy of origami stars. When my 5 yo goddaughter and I meet up, we love to hand each other our little handmade somethings.

Galaxy of origami stars

She would shower me with sweet girly drawings, scribblings, love notes, masks or a surprise “masterpiece”. Godma would usually make origami iconic symbols. Not long ago I made her a galaxy of stars, one of her favourite shapes. I have complied a list of what I had made to share with you the wonders of star origami. The names of the first 4 stars are given by me as they don’t seem to have formal titles, so I took the liberty to describe them according to what they represent to me, hence they are by no means official. 1.

I like that you get 2 stars from this miraculous modular construct by Trang Chung. 1. 2. Taking a cue from Craft Ideas, I 3D-ize a cutout star like this: 1. Notes: Will need a slim tool (e.g. needle, toothpick) to prop up the triangles while gluing. 3. I like this star by Tomoko Fuse on Extreme Cards. A 5 point pentagon-shaped paper is required to make this. 4. [p.s. Denim Sunburst Textile Art. DIY: Chalkboard Mug. December 14th, 2011 Naturally when I discovered porcelain chalkboard paint I had to grab some.

DIY: Chalkboard Mug

The inventor must be some kind of genius. Now I have the most amusing coffee mug ever, and you can have one too. This is a much easier version of the hand painted mug project—no drawing or painting skills required! You’ll need: a porcelain mug (mine is from CB2)painter’s tape Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Dick Blick or Amazon)(Don’t use regular chalkboard paint. How to: 1. 4. *If baking instructions are not printed on your paint bottle, you are probably not using the right paint. (Check out that extra large marshmallow floating in my hot chocolate.

How to Make a Paper Crane - Origami. Inspiration: Origami Cranes. 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. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Supplies : Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5.

Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here. Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung. If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago!

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung

But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them! Each flower is made from a single sheet of paper, not from a square though, but from a pentagon. I would recommend using fairly thick and strong paper (80-90 gsm) to fold them – Tant origami paper will be just the right choice! Description Video tutorial presented by Sara Adams of HappyFolding.com.

Tags: Carmen Sprung, Floral. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with all new photos and better instructions and it is available as a licensed pattern in my pattern shop.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

The free tutorial for personal use is still available below! I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. First, download the pattern file HERE.

Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab Cut from lining fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles Cut from batting (or medium weight interfacing, if you prefer):1 circle 2 half circles You will also need a 1″ wide nylon 5″ or longer zipper. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Fold everything back and press well. DIY $5 Flower Vase! So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house. So now my left with old light bulbs and being the environmentalist I am, I do not want to throw them out. I want to make art with them! So I was looking at different crafts and I came across this vase. I was ready to make it on the spot but sadly I do not have all the materials, so I decided to share it with all of you! Tutorial after the break! What You Will Need: A clear incandescent light bulb (only use an incandescent bulb.

Craft Ideas on 3 Levels. This original page was a guest post with pictures from another site and has been removed due to copyright issues. If you are interested in information about crayon crafts, glow in the dark jars, universe in a bottle, or other ideas for how to pursue your hobbies, please feel browse Hobbies on a Budget! I’m glad you’re here! Ultimate List of Crayon Crafts Click here for some great Crayon Craft Ideas Glow in the Dark Jars Click here for some great Glow in the Dark Jars Ideas Use recycled trash to make cool stuff!

InShare0 About Sharon Williams Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. Little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*.

*UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers - StumbleUpon. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern.

Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am?

Instructions: 1. How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos. Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds.