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Ombre Pendant Lampshade - Introduction - 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. It is said that when one folds 1000 origami paper cranes they are granted a wish.

Inspiration: Origami Cranes

Source Source Source Source Source. 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. 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.

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung. 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

DIY $5 Flower Vase! So, I finally just changed all the burnt out light bulbs in my house.

DIY $5 Flower Vase!

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. 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. 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*. 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. 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.