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Stop whatever you are doing. Right now. Head to the garbage can and start digging – I guarantee there is something in there you can Mod Podge, so you need to pull it out. That is what Ashley from Under the Sycamore did, and how she has some smart containers for storing supplies.
art installations in unexpected places
Yesterday's post on indoor plantscapes inspired a few to start looking for some new pretty pots for an indoor garden. And although you can find great small ceramic pots at Target or cute eco friendly ones at kelly green , you can also make your own by reusing cans and wrapping paper :
Laura and I both had dollhouses when we were growing up. Our mom was into miniatures for a while and we went along for the ride, each getting our own luan plywood punch-out kit, even our brother had a log cabin to outfit. I have fond memories of making furniture and accessories to decorate them.
hanging couch design ideas
simple travel clothes
art from nature
The Cyanotype, which is also known as ferroprussiate or blueprint was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, when he discovered that ferric (iron) salts could be reduced to a ferrous state by light and then combined with other salts to create a blue-and-white image.
journals and planners
There's no better way to cover a baby's precious toes than with a pair of soft, snug hand-sewn booties. They may seem daunting, but these slippers are made easy with ingenious templates .
This pocketed quilt, made from recycled shirts, will look sweet hanging on the wall of any child's room. 1. Start by cutting nine 11-inch squares from the front portions of shirts, keeping pockets in the centers of the squares; or trim the pockets off shirts or jeans, and mix and match with different materials (below, left).
Create extra sets of these pretty soaps to have on hand for unexpected guests. Japanese-Motif Soaps Start with bars of white soap with flat sides.
We used a pound of glycerin soap to make four to five bars of soap. Tools and Materials Scissors Wheatgrass, health-food stores Blotter paper Flower press Melt-and-pour glycerin soap base, thesage.com (regular soap base available at Pearl Paint ) Sharp knife Glass measuring cup Grass fragrance oil, naturesgardencandles.com 4-inch mini loaf pan, broadwaypanhandler.com Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Waxed paper Twine Grass Soap How-To Cut a 5-inch-square section from a flat of wheatgrass.
With most beauty products, healthy choices become clearer after a scan of the ingredients.
Follow these simple instructions to bind your own professional-looking book at home. Tools and Materials Sheets of paper for binding into a book Bone folder StudioTac double-sided adhesive Heavyweight papers for end pages Pencil Jade glue Paint brush Headband tape Craft knife Binder's board (acid-free) Book canvas Iron-on transfer paper (optional) Binding a Book How-To 1.
Make It: A Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, Craft, Inspiration, dogsWe've shown you how to turn suitcases into chairs and even picnic kits , but this might be my favorite vintage suitcase repurposing project ever!
random project ideas
skin care, soap, and cosmetics
needle felted animals
in honor of a brand new year, the common ‘material’ for this month’s projects will be a theme: new year’s resolutions!
classes and workshops
Page created: 26 January 2008, updated: 20 February 2009 If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have some lighting back-up, you might like this simple little DIY project. An oil lamp can have a number of advantages over candles and mineral oil lamps: very cheap to run - can even burn used cooking oil the fumes are less toxic than those of paraffin candles or mineral oil lamps the production of renewable vegetable oil is less harmful to the environment than petroleum based products (including paraffin candles) for the extreme survivalist, vegetable oil is easier to store in bulk, or can even be produced on the home farm due to the wider base, more stable than candles, and the flame of any burning wick falling into the oil will be extinguished odour free when using olive oil
Posted on Oct 04, 2010 in DIY Projects , Emergency Preparedness & Survival If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have some lighting back-up, you might like this simple little DIY project. An oil lamp can have a number of advantages over candles and mineral oil lamps:
Make your own beauty products to keep harmful chemicals off of your skin. Homemade creams, soaps and other products can be just as luxurious and fragrant as their commercial counterparts but you can avoid artificial chemicals – and the headache of dealing with all that packaging waste. Although beauty products don't have to list their ingredients, they often contain pthalates, formaldehyde, parabens and other chemicals that have been shown to harm animals in lab tests, and which are being phased out in Europe in favor of less toxic alternatives. Prenatal exposure to pthalates, for example, has been linked to liver and kidney damage and effects on baby boys' reproductive organs, and the chemical has been implicated in male obesity.
homemade gift ideas
indigenous craft groups and craft supplies
random materials and supplies
diy craft supplies
crafty blogs and websites
technology, materials, ideas for craft materials
skrinky dink extravaganza
Fun DIY Project Ideas
Organizing Your Craft Supplies
tutorials and how tos