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Apple Cider Cocktails That Refresh Three Classic Drinks. Fan Pack Cord Tacos – thisisground. Handmade Hickory Chop Board. Happy Thursday!

Handmade Hickory Chop Board

The DIY project I’m sharing today is so freaking easy, it’s silly, and it’s one you can start and finish in the same day. I’ve been looking awhile now for a simple hardwood cutting board to use for everyday kitchen chopping and also to use as a cheese board or platter when we have guests over. I couldn’t anywhere find exactly what I had in mind, so I decided to simply make it this past Saturday. We picked up an 8″ x 18″ hickory board at our local hardware store, sanded it, added a little paint, and voila!

We had a cutting board in a matter of hours. Materials List: 8″w x 18″l x 1″d hardwood board, such as Hickory or Walnut. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Note: Depending on how thick your paint layer is, you may want to use a knife to score the edge of the painter’s tape where it meets the painted board before removing the tape, as the paint layer will be rubbery and some of the paint could potentially peel off with the tape. How to Make Fabric Vases + A New Fabric Store in LA. The sweet ladies at The Fabric Store recently sent me a gorgeous stack of fabric from their shop to kick off their new store opening in Los Angeles.

How to Make Fabric Vases + A New Fabric Store in LA

If you live in Australia or New Zealand you’ve probably heard of The Fabric Store already, and now that a US store has opened, everyone here in the states can enjoy it too. Since this LA location (136 South La Brea Avenue) is the flagship store for the US, it’s kind of a big deal. A.K.A., definitely worth the trip to visit the shop in person. Geometric Faux Metal Planters DY. I just got back from my trip to Ventura and LA last night and have a lot to catch up on today.

Geometric Faux Metal Planters DY

But I wanted to pop in this morning to share these metallic planters that I made for Curbly recently. All in all, each one of these took me about 5 minutes to make, and I already had all of the supplies, so it cost me nothing. Don’t you love it when that happens? Want to make your own? Check out the full tutorial here on Curbly. P.S. How To Make Scented Soy Candles. A couple of weeks ago, I made a handful of candles for friends, as a gift, and it was way easier than I thought it would be.

How To Make Scented Soy Candles

So, I thought I would share the tutorial here. I had never made candles before, really…unless you count these. And I assumed there would be a learning curve to it. Turns out though, they’re really pretty easy, as long as you have the right equipment. And much to my surprise, they turned out just fine on the very first try. 10 Fab & Free Printable Gift Wraps. 38 Clever Christmas Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier. 13 Awesome Subscription Boxes For Everyone You Know. Modern DIY Candle Votives on a Budget. The other day, I accidentally made today’s DIY project.

Modern DIY Candle Votives on a Budget

I was planning to make something else entirely and then a little lightbulb went off in my head and I switched gears. Don’t you love it when that happens? So, today’s edition of Make This will take you through making these modern, painted candle votives for just about any occasion: Mother’s Day, a housewarming party, a wedding. You name it – these DIY votives can adapt to pretty much anything, which is great. But the best part about this DIY is actually the price. 10 Places To Buy Amazing Art Online. Spa In A Jar ~ Gifts In A Jar. A gift in a jar will not only impress the recipient but it is also fun to make!

Spa In A Jar ~ Gifts In A Jar

I am taking the gift jar idea a bit further by combing it with Valentine’s Day ideas. Last week, I shared the Ice Skating Date In A Jar. This week I am showing how to make a Spa In A Jar so you can have a relaxing spa date at home! I have some home spa treatment recipes from previous posts so I included them in this mason jar. Tartan Trappings. I love the nod to tartan and plaid patterning that’s happening this fall in fashion, especially when the nod comes in the form of a cozy scarf.

Tartan Trappings

Last weekend, I picked up a few yards of a cotton flannel plaid, and by simply fraying the edges, created a scarf that will carry me into the winter months with warmth and style. (Though I’m keeping mine for myself, you could easily fray up a bunch of these for Holiday gifts that are right on trend!) Materials List: 2 Yards of your chosen tartan fabric. DIY Recipe Book. Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price.

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project

I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life. With that little bit of motivation I came up with a fun D.I.Y. to display some of my favorite song lyrcis in our newlywed home. Enjoy.... Make Your Own Flower Vase D.I.Y. Another reason to bring flowers home from the market!

Make Your Own Flower Vase D.I.Y.

This DIY mixes hard and soft elements to create an interesting modern vase. Bring home your favorite blooms and display a grouping of similar vases at your next get together. You'll Need: A few round, glass jars in varying sizes and widths, a sheet of metal screen as shown above (found at most hardware stores), wire cutters, yarn, scissors, gloves. Note: Wear gloves to keep your hands safe while working with sheet metal. Not responsible for missing fingers. Spa In A Jar ~ Gifts In A Jar. 38 DIY Gifts People Actually Want. Ho Ho Ho: Stylish Secret Santa Gifts Holiday Gift Guide from Apartment Therapy.

Office Secret Santa exchanges are supposed to be a fun, bonding experience for co-workers.

Ho Ho Ho: Stylish Secret Santa Gifts Holiday Gift Guide from Apartment Therapy

But when you draw someone's name who you don't know well it can start to feel stressful. My rule of thumb for such gifts is to give something that has broad utility and broad appeal. Here are ten stylish ideas that fit the bill. Read on for the gift ideas and to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1000 (a little help for buying your holiday gifts this year!)... This year, Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn aren't just sharing great ideas in our gift guides, we're giving away $1,000 to help one lucky reader purchase presents for their friends and family!

And we're not done. Happy Holidays! Good Things Come in Small Packages: Gifts Under $10. STUDDED BOOTS. It's finally boot season!! I partnered up with JustFab a couple weeks ago to host a DIY Session with some of my favorite LA bloggers and taught them how to personalize their boots by adding their own stud design. Can't wait to show you the event photos and how each of us styled our DIY'ed boots! Stay tuned! See the full tutorial after the break...

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Artisan Goods: Makrbox offers unique handcrafted goods built by independent makers in the Pacific Northwest. Soap: Organic Green Soap Company offers a monthly full-sized bar of their handcrafted organic soap. DIY Christmas Giftables: Earphone Cord Keepers with Printable Packaging. This Christmas season I've been trying to branch out to crafting not just jewelry but into other things that more people would like to have - today I made this earphone cord keeper with free printable packaging to share with you.

It's easy, takes up less than an hour of your time and would be a cute stocking stuffer for your techie friend or an accessory for you! :) What do you need: Bamboo stick / really thin dowel. 47 Wonderful Things To Eat On Christmas Morning. How To Throw A Cookie Decorating Party. 41 Adorable Food Decorating Ideas For The Holidays. 49 Things That Taste Like Christmas. Gold Gilded Geode Ring. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year! 50 Tiny And Adorable DIY Stocking Stuffers. 33 Awesomely Festive Ideas For DIY Garlands. DIY Leather Pouch.

Contributor post by Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth What do you give to someone who already has everything? A DIY leather pouch made just by you for all of their little somethings. I'll teach you how to modify a craft store leather bag kit to make this project modern, well made, and cost effective while still being the work of your hands. As the icing on the cake, you can personalize it by leather stamping or painting their name, a pattern, quote, you get the idea...

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Curb Chain Ring. While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Www.loveumadly.com/2012/07/diy-hair-bands-in-every-color/ DIY – vintage buttons necklace « Born in 82 – Fashion and Creativity Blog. Tea with a twist « Kate's Creative Space. Anthro Plucked Petals Necklace. Etched Hot Cocoa Jar {Creative Carousel} How To Make a Vintage Doily Necklace. - StumbleUpon. Tutorial & Whipperberry - StumbleUpon. Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA - StumbleUpon. Fabric-covered thumbtacks. Inspire, lovely / pretty package: Creative Kismet & Blog Archive & little guiding stars - StumbleUpon.

Handmade Accessories and Craft Blog - StumbleUpon. How To Make Hair Bows: DIY (jr.) Tricks + Treats: Little Birdie Plush by Viviana Agostinho. Make Your Own Birdie Fringe Purse. A fun little party idea... Clip-Art Holiday Paper Cone Favors. A flower brooch for you favorite mom. Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes - StumbleUpon. 10 Beautiful Fabric Flower Tutorials. Perfect Summer Bangle. Toffee. Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things. Knit Pouches. Peppermint Bark. Santa's Workshop: Homemade Food Gifts - Martha Stewart.

Body Scrub - Martha Stewart Crafts by Material. How to Make Bath Fizzies. Map Coasters - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com. Christmas Workshop: How to Make Paper Snowflakes - Martha Stewart. Christmas Workshop: The Craft Department's Favorite Holiday Projects - Martha Stewart. Dip-Dyed Candles - Martha Stewart Crafts by Technique. Peppermint Bark. No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars. Landee See, Landee Do: Festival of Trees: Glitter Cardstock Trees. The L Blog - Folding Cards. Pioneer Woman Home & Garden.

"*The Heartfelt Home*" DIY,Sewing, Decorating, Crafts, Cooking,... Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters - StumbleUpon. Braided Headband DIY from A Beautiful Mess - StumbleUpon.