<img alt="My Paper Heart" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/cz_mypaperheart-spring.gif?w=629&h=100" height="100" width="629" /> <img class="mt-image-none" alt="" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/votiveholder_main.jpg?w=629&h=469" height="469" width="629" /> By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart. When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them.
Posted by: Cathy on May 22, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged I just loved this Paint swatch chandelier! What a wonderful idea and those paint swatches you can pick up for free. You can use an old lampshade and use the frame or pick up an old one from the thrift store. You can also purchase them new in art and crafts shops but recycling makes this project more fun.
DIY Christmas: Vintage Christmas Ornaments Nickels-n-Dimes Nickels-n-Dimes | Save Money | Free Kindle Books | Coupons | Magazine Deals | Grocery Store Deals | Free Christian Fiction BooksThis post is part of the DIY Christmas Countdown . Every day between now and Christmas, we will be posting a new DIY Christmas Gift Idea or DIY Christmas Decoration. Click here to check out all the projects so far! Today’s DIY Christmas project is something that you could use to spruce up your house for Christmas or that you could give as a gift. I totally fell in love with these ornaments the first time I saw them. These Vintage Paper Covered Glass Ornaments are definitely on my list of projects to tackle this season!
It's been a long work week. The chill of Autumn hides in the seasonal darkness that lingers outside your windows. You collapse into the corner of your sofa, feet tucked up under your side, and you listen to the crackling of the wood and watch the flames jump in the fireplace (replace this with candles if you are short one fireplace). And there she is in front of you.
There are just too many fun uses for these jars. My stash is ever growing, as I can’t seem to make it through Walmart without picking up a case. They’re just such a cheap investment.
So in my never-ending quest to avoid business work, and re-decorate my entire house without spending more than $20, I bring you the “new” addition to my bedroom: the 35mm Film Side-Table Light! I made it by ripping apart an old side table light I had purchased with an ex, so I was more than happy to make it into something way cooler (and of course, rip it apart). It was originally this rather tacky oriental-inspired, flimsy lantern thing, with textured paper (it’s not that it was entirely that ugly, but it was brown, black and white, and I wanted colour!).
How many of you have seen and fallen in love with this backdrop from BHLDN ? And how many of you nearly passed out at the price tag?! I mean, $1,800?! How many of you at that point said you could do it yourself? Well, you're right!
If any of you winos out there are anything like me, you’ve probably got a few, er, *cough* many empty wine bottles clogging up the recycling bin. Well, no more! Dig those puppies out and wash ‘em off, because it’s time for a little DIY! (If you’re not 21, just borrow a few empties from your ‘rents.)
Inspired by West Elm's gorgeous Abaca pendant lamps Super talented Heika DeHart strikes again. These pendant lamps she made of hemp string are genius. Plus, don’t you love how they look with her wallpaper? Heika writes: “I fell in love with West Elm’s Abaca pendent lamp a few years ago but, as usual, my taste was more expensive than my wallet could support. However, I was sure that I could copy them at a fraction of the cost.”
I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is.
I’m not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive. However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1.
Hang a wreath on your door made from the pages of unwanted books, custom-color your own vases and mason jars, turn torn doilies into a pretty hanging lamp or organize your jewelry with a reclaimed rake. These 14 fun, crafty DIY projects for the home transform cast-off materials into stylish new decorative items. Custom Colored Mason Jars (images via: creative little daisy ) Vintage blue mason jars can make a pretty addition to home decor, but a single jar – once tossed away as junk – can cost as much as $12 at an antique store. This tutorial, by Creative Little Daisy , shows you how to glaze clear jars and vases in any color you want using nothing more than Mod Podge glue and food coloring.
I’m always looking for inexpensive ways to add a unique touch to my apartment and these fit the bill. Seriously, do you know how cheap bathroom tiles are? About 29 cents a piece. I already had the paint so all that was left to buy was Polyurethane, painter’s tape and felt. The last which I actually forgot to stick on before taking these pictures, please excuse. STEP 1 Decide on several different patterns, or do one and paint each tile a different color.
Hey friends! After finishing my mirrors in the dining room , my table started to look naked! So… I dressed her up today. This is a super easy project and I LOVE the results! This is the wood I used for the project…