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Instead Of Throwing Empty Bottles Away, She Transforms Them Into Something I NEED In My Home. It seems that day after day, the price of most things is going up.

Instead Of Throwing Empty Bottles Away, She Transforms Them Into Something I NEED In My Home

Sometimes pinching your pennies is wise, especially when it comes to small decorations. With so much knowledge at our fingertips, making our own beautiful creations is extremely easy. Here are a bunch of ideas that not only save money, but also re-use some bottles you may have laying around. 1. Picture frames from your old bottles. Start off by cleaning the bottles with soap and warm water. Next, roll up the photos that you want "framed. " Add some decorations and finishing touches (the sky is the limit with these) and you're done! 3. These are certainly not limited to Halloween, so get creative and decorate them however you would like for any occasion.

Tutorial: Yarn Covered Monogram Letter. This monogram letter is very simple to make and will look great in a craft room or family room.

Tutorial: Yarn Covered Monogram Letter

Simply choose the letter that means the most to you to display in your home. Macrame Yarn Garland DIY. I love a good garland as much as the next blogger, so when I found myself needing to add some color to my studio, I immediately thought of something involving macrame.

Macrame Yarn Garland DIY

I didn't have tons of white rope sitting around, so I grabbed some yarn from my weaving stash, and one hour later had a much more cheerful studio! The best thing about this project is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding. Supplies-chunky yarn in similar thicknesses in a variety of colors-scissors-washi tape or push pins Step One: Cut one length of yarn for your base as long as you'd like. SewforSoul: Halloween Gothic Bell Jar Tutorial. Upcycled Plastic Bottle Display Cloche The children only went back to school last week, but my thoughts have already been turning to Halloween.

SewforSoul: Halloween Gothic Bell Jar Tutorial

We're holding George's Birthday Party on 31 October and the theme is 'Victorian Gothic'. I have been busy crafting all manner of props including apothecary bottles, museum-style specimen jars and these 'Gothic Bell Jars'. They came about as a result of this apple gift box, which I crafted from two upcycled plastic pop bottles. I made quite a few and had the top bottle halves going spare, luckily a friend asked if she could have them to use as cloches on her allotment. DIY Coral. With kids who have returned to school last week, I thought I would have more time....Well NO!

DIY Coral

Between school meeting, a dozen of books to cover, and waking up (too) early, time flies. I'm almost back too normal this week, so I finally had the time to finish this DIY...that still has a little taste of beach and vacation! To make those corals you gonna need: Some wire, a glue gun, pliers, acrylic paint, a brush, and a piece of wood. Do-It-Yourself Paint Chip Wall Art. Have you ever walked by the paint section at the hardware store and wondered if there was something you could do with all those colorful paint chips on the wall?

Do-It-Yourself Paint Chip Wall Art

Well, this is it! With a few basic art supplies and a little imagination, you are three steps away from your very own original artwork. Materials: Paint chipsWhite canvas or foam board(s)Foam mounting tapeScissorsRulerGlue (optional) (not pictured) Notes: Each one of these 24×36 canvases took 200 color squares. Step One: Use your scissors to cut squares from the paint chips, avoiding any text or printing. Step Two: Create a grid on the canvas with each point slightly larger than the average size of the paint chip squares you cut out (for example, for 1.5” squares you would make grid points every 2”).

Fall Mini-Wall Hanging Embroidery Article. Repurpose Old T-Shirts and Wear them on Your Wall Instead: Super-Fast T-Shirt Wall Art Tutorial. Confess – do you, or someone you know, have an overflowing T-shirt drawer?

Repurpose Old T-Shirts and Wear them on Your Wall Instead: Super-Fast T-Shirt Wall Art Tutorial

You know, those favorite T’s that you never wear but can’t stand to part with? Well, in about 20 minutes, you can get them out of your drawer and display them on your wall. Create a T-shirt gallery of favorite vacations, concerts, sports teams, or what have you. DIY Paper Mache Letter:Better than any you could buy at the store. I LOVE how this letter turned out.

DIY Paper Mache Letter:Better than any you could buy at the store

I absolutely love monograms, but there wasn’t a letter anywhere that I liked. So I decided I could make my own! In this tutorial I will show you how to make your own custom letter using a cereal box and paper mache. First, find a font that you like. You can visit and look through hundreds of custom fonts. Fast, Easy, and Cheap DIY Floating Shelf. During my recent living room makeover, I knew that I wanted a wood floating shelf above the couch, and I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg, so my mission was to find a DIY floating shelf project that was quick and easy.

Fast, Easy, and Cheap DIY Floating Shelf

DIY Foam Frames of Awesomeness. Diy constellation coasters. Masonite Panel Hanging Tutorial. I spent a good part of the last few days getting some work matted, framed, and packed for a show that I'm a part of next month (more on that later).

Masonite Panel Hanging Tutorial

I figured I would share with you the way that I hang my masonite panel paintings. I wanted them to float off the wall while also being stable, and easy to hang. I've used this method for both small and large panels, and it seems to work wonderfully. So here is my panel: It is about 1/8" thick, so most traditional ways of hanging panels are ruled out. Here are the supplies you'll need (plus glue!) *please note, the phrase 'baby saw' is referring to the size of the saw, not the intended use. You should be able to screw the screw eyes in with your hands, no special tools needed. When you nail the nails into the wall, you can angle them up to make sure the panels stay flush to the wall. I've used this method to hang both paintings on, and photographs mounted to masonite panels. Girl's Bedroom. Here it is, my daughter’s bedroom design, as promised in my New Home design blogpost. The main highlight of my daughter’s room design includes the big tree wall decal with shelves, the flying butterflies on the wall, the picture frames above the bed’s headboard and the empty space that connect her bed to the study table etc…. oh, not forgetting the “Secret Garden” quilt blanket I designed and sewed for her few months ago.

I hope to cover all this in this post. Early this year, during the hunt on the design inspirations for my new home, I stumbled upon one of the Pinterest’s pins of this adorable tree wall decal that allows some shelves to be installed on the tree branches. Loved It, Made It: Abstract Art Painting DIY - Love From Ginger. I saw an amazing abstract art DIY on Style Me Pretty Living a while back and have been so dying to try Jacqueline’s idea. I’ve added a combination of gold leaf and copper and silver paint to mine which I really love. Up close you can see the wonderful texture the gold leaf added. Constellation Art DIY. I moved into my house about seven months ago, and have been very (and I mean very) slowly trying to decorate all of the rooms.

Making our home actually feel like "home" has been one huge ongoing process. Mostly because we went from a tiny two bedroom apartment, to a a rather large four bedroom house. The living area has been the most challenging for me to decorate, but I have finally decided I want to cover all the walls with art prints and paintings. Denim Covered Pencil Can. This denim covered can is perfect for holding markers, pens, pencils, scissors or paintbrushes.

Use scrap fabric and recycled blue jeans to make this fun pencil holder for your office, craft room, school art room or even a homework desk. A fun recycling project for any age! I use this can in my craft room to hold my older paintbrushes, the ones that I let kids use when they want to. I really like the look that the denim provides, so I will probably be making several more of these as well! It’s really simple. Fabric covered bullentin boards – Craft Days « madisonzanecreations. Glitter Galaxy Ornament DIY. I've been on a glass ornament kick as of late (see crayon ornaments and glow ornaments LOL). I'm trying to think of the craziest and coolest ways to put stuff inside. The other night I was perusing That Ornament Girl's blog and I saw she used wax mopping liquid to coat the inside of ornaments to apply glitter. Pretty rad, huh? Gathering Beauty: Painting with Melted Crayons. DIY Halloween Nevermore Tree decor.

Welcome, DIY friends! In lieu of the regularly scheduled DIY Fall Festival this week, I’m super excited to be kicking off and hosting the October’fest of Fun with some of my blog friends! Halloween Tree and Ornament Tutorial. Make Halloween Ruffle Trees. DIY Wall Art - Paper Mache Alphabet Craft. How to make a Driftwood Seahorse. Dear Chicago House, Ode to the humble paint chip. Dear Auntie Moonbeam, Ahh the paint chip. Deceptively simple and often overlooked. DIY Instagram Wall Collage with 12x12 Photographic Prints. Mon makes things: Storage Ottoman DIY. Garden Collage Wall Art.

Inspiration For Moms: I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art. TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - DIY String Art Tutorial. Jambalaya Boxes. Mardi Gras Beads Redux: Funkytown Ceiling Lamp. Big Easy Mardi Gras Wreath. Little Birdie Wall Hangings (plus free template. ABC Alphabet Wall. Just Dowel It. Curly Letter. Make a Knock Off Anthropologie Chain Vase. DIY Pantone chip magnets. Washer Monogram Canvas Art. Steampunk Home Decor - Light Switch Plates. DIY Ribbon Bookmarks. DIY Pegboard Wall.