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8 Stencil DIY Projects You Should Try. Curbly-Original Stencils have come a long way since the days they were used to create decorative 'wallpaper' borders in your grandmother's kitchen.

8 Stencil DIY Projects You Should Try

This once outdated technique is breathing new life with cool and contemporary patterns for quick home projects and clever crafts for kids. So whether you are making your own templates or using store-bought ones, there is sure to be at least one stencil project here that will make your crafting heart go pitter-patter. Which project is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Tagged : Curbly-Original, How-To, stencil Material : paint Design Style : colorful, contemporary, eclectic Techniques : Painting, Recycling & Upcycling. DIY Custom Stenciled Accent Wall. I've seen a lot of stencil projects, but honestly, not one has really made me want to break out my paint brush and actually do it.

DIY Custom Stenciled Accent Wall

Until now. I can't find my brushes fast enough. I mean, a horse stencil? Yep, I'm interested. Woven Map Basket. Step #2: Weave.

Woven Map Basket

PrevNext Weave over, under, over, under (plain weave) for a square base, 10 weavers in both directions.If you point the folds toward the center of each side, you’ll have a better result when you weave the corners. Step #3: Twine. Using string or thread, mark the base by twining around the edges. Measure a length of lightweight string 10 times the circumference of the base and fold it in half. How to Make a Chinese Sliding Knot: 11 steps (with pictures) 7 Tips on How to Create a Candy Bar Wrapper Purse. How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders. 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.

How-To: "Stained Glass" Votive Holders

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. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials. Arrowhead Lace and Cable Scarf Knitting Pattern at Jimmy Beans Wool.

Carving Rocks with a Dremel. There is something very gratifying about carving into a rock.

Carving Rocks with a Dremel

This project was kind of therapeutic. I was thinking I’d carve some words into rocks and maybe start leaving them around Palm Desert to see if people find them…. KnotChartsWeb. Custom Clock ~ Form and Function. PaperMatrix. MAKE. What can you make with a single sheet of plywood?


Lots of things: a Blue Crab boat, a mini staircase, an 18′ canoe, the list goes on. One of our favorites appeared in MAKE Volume 19: the cozy Rok-Bak chair. Author Larry Cotton asked himself, “Can a chair be comfortable, look good, recline, disassemble for compactness and portability, and still be made from just a single sheet of plywood?” Why yes it can. Projects Editor Keith Hammond grabbed a refreshing beverage and gave the chair a test run in the photo above. How to Make DIY Glitter Pumps: 11 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by Mary Norman, Antonio Miguel Lagura, Flickety, Zareen and 15 others.

How to Make DIY Glitter Pumps: 11 steps (with pictures)

How to make easy and stylish cloth napkins for your home. This is a great project for the beginning sewist which results in something pretty and useful that can be whipped up in less than an hour.

How to make easy and stylish cloth napkins for your home

Cloth napkins are environmentally friendly and would make great hostess gifts, a great addition to your Sunday dinner or the perfect touch to your Summer picnic! Enjoy! Materials (to make 6 cloth napkins) 12 fat quarters of quilting cotton (a fat quarter is an 18″ x 22″ piece of fabric found in most fabric stores for as little as $1)rotary cutter and mat or scissorsrulerchopsticksewing machinecoordinating threadiron Step 1 Cut each fat quarter into a square measuring 18 inches x 18 inches. Step 2 Sew the squares together along the raw edges using a straight stitch and a 1/4 inch seam allowance, backstitch both at the beginning and at the end of the stitch to secure it. Step 3 Clip each corner to help give the napkin a nice pointed corner once turned right side out. Step 4 Turn the napkin right side out. 25 clever ideas to make life easier.

Via: Why didn’t I think of that?!

25 clever ideas to make life easier

We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

Via: Resin Jewelry Tutorial with John W. Golden Part 3. Resin Jewelry Tutorial with John W. Golden Part 2. Resin Jewelry Tutorial with John W. Golden part 1. How to solder amateur jewelry. Links.

Shrinky dinks

Creative Craft Ideas & Free Craft Projects. Rope of Rings. Brass Isaac by BrassIsaac. Shrink plastic ring tutorial. Thank you to everyone who requested a shrinkydinks ring tutorial!

shrink plastic ring tutorial

This tutorial is an experimental method, not an exact science – you should have fun playing with it… UPDATE: Since posting this very popular tutorial in 2008, I’ve answered every question imaginable in the comments of this post. If you have questions, you’re welcome to trawl back through the hundreds of comments to find my answers, or, to make things easier, I’ve compiled a 3-page shrinky rings FAQ, which is available exclusively when you donate $1 or more towards my tutorial (this also entitles you to further help from me by email, should you need it). Please see the end of this post for more details about this policy. How to track down creditless photo sources. There’s been much talk lately about how to share on Pinterest properly: giving credit to the source of your image, and making sure the pin actually links back to the source correctly before you re-pin it.

I have an excellent example of why this is so important. Yesterday, I suddenly got a massive traffic spike on my blog and lots of new comments on my shrinkydinks ring tutorial. When I investigated the source, they were all coming from Pinterest and Tumblr – nothing weird about that.