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Minimal X-Shaped Coaster Set. Lattice House Shelves - Fall is quickly approaching (tear!)

Lattice House Shelves -

, so I decided to take a little hiatus from blogging and social media last week to enjoy what’s left of the season–our Minnesota summers are just too short and our winters are too brutally long not to! DIY Lap Desks (No Sewing Required!) I mainly added that "No Sewing Required" to the title of this post in the hopes that you would not read this as "DIY Lap Dance.

DIY Lap Desks (No Sewing Required!)

" Every time I say "lap desk" I think, "lap dance. " I guess a DIY lap dance post wouldn't be the worst for this month, with Valentine's and all. It's just not something I have the right, uh, skills to teach. DIY Fruit & Veggie Bags. I’m on a plane to Salt Lake City as we speak, so I asked Mariah from Everything Golden to stop by and share a (super awesome) DIY with you today.

DIY Fruit & Veggie Bags

I’ll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks for Alt – hint: that secret thing I’ve been working on & a look at my new letterpress business cards. Anyway, I’ll let Mariah take it away… I usually always remember to bring my canvas bags to the grocery store or farmers market. However, when I reach the fruit and vegetable section, I resort to using plastic. Linoleum Block DIY Stamped Tote Bag + DIY Kit. When I was in college, one of my favorite classes was printmaking.

Linoleum Block DIY Stamped Tote Bag + DIY Kit

Once I carved my first linoleum block, I was hooked. And to this day, it’s still one of my favorite printmaking processes because it’s easy and fun. Although mono printing is pretty awesome too. Katefunk. Rope and Neon Coasters. Share this image Share It Pin It With summer right around the corner, I've been making little updates throughout the house - swapping out my dark, heavy blankets for lightweight throws and burning subtle floral candles in lieu of firewood varieties.

Rope and Neon Coasters

Since we host a lot of casual get-togethers during the warmer months and I'm constantly reaching for coasters, I decided to make a new set with a neon, nautical twist. They look kind of tricky and if you've never sewn before this might not be the best project to test out, but once you get them started, they're a lot simpler than you'd think. Items needed: neutral colored rope, neon colored nylon twine, ruler, scissors, needles (one thin and one thick), and sewing thread.

Step 1: Pull the thread through the head of the smaller needle and tie a knot to secure at one end. Step 2: Cut a 4' length of rope. Step 3: Cut a long piece of the neon twine (about 4-5') and pull one end through the head of the larger needle. DIY Constellation Cardigan. Over Christmas, my friend Emily made me this incredible constellation cardigan.

DIY Constellation Cardigan

(My friend Emily is an incredible painter, by the way.) In elementary school, one of my favorite days of the year was when we had this thing called Star Lab, which was a portable planetarium. Lying on the ground of the gym floor in a giant blow-up dome, it was the first time I remember learning about the constellations. Orion, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, The Big Dipper, The Little Dipper... The coolest thing about the constellations is that there's this intersection of science, beauty, and legends. Emily got the idea for the sweater from this Anthropologie sweater. :) 50 DIY Anthropologie Hacks For Every Facet Of Your Life. 1a-octopus-graphicsfairy004bw2.jpg (1600×1193) What Has 8 Arms and 3 Frames? How To Make a DIY Octopus Triptych. What has 8 arms and 3 frames?

What Has 8 Arms and 3 Frames? How To Make a DIY Octopus Triptych

An Octopus Triptych. um, and what exactly is an Octopus Triptych you ask? How To Customize A Flask With Oil Cloth. Hi friends!

How To Customize A Flask With Oil Cloth

Today I want to share a super cute gift idea that literally only takes ten minutes to create. 10 minutes!!! The end result is adorable and doesn't even look homemade. Supplies needed: Stainless steel flask (I bought mine on Amazon), patterned oil cloth (Buy the smallest yardage you can as you'll only need a small piece. I found a great selection of patterns here.), multi-surface glue (anything that can adhere to metal will work), and scissors. All you have to do is cut a rectangle of oil cloth to a size that fits around the flask, covering most of the height of the bottle. Faux Gold Bookends. Hi it's Sarah Sherman Samuel here again from Smitten Studio & A Sunny Afternoon with a gilded bookend DIY.

Faux Gold Bookends

I have been coveting this vintage pen & pencil holder which inspired this inexpensive project that came to my mind when I was once again perusing the aisles of my local hardware store. I was able to pull together all of the supplies there for this functional and sculptural piece. Supplies needed for 2 Bookends: Two 2' PVC pipe with 1.25" diameter // Two 2' PVC pipe with 1" diameter // Mitre Box & Saw // 400 grit sandpaper // electric drill // gold spray paint // 20(ish) - #4-40 Machine Screws 3/4" long + matching nuts. Step 1: Using the Mitre box and Saw (or if you are lucky and have an electric reciprocating saw, you might save yourself a blister or two) cut the 1" PVC pipe to make 3 pieces that measure 1", 4", & 5.25".

Salt Dough Magnets. This post for Salt Dough Magnets contains affiliate links.

Salt Dough Magnets

With a complete kitchen renovation going on in our loft I have been sifting through our mass amount of kitchen items and finding new ways to organize everything. Something that needed some pretty major attention was our refrigerator. I’m talking about the outside–we won’t get into the inside…that could take days! Somehow every piece of mail that we have received since Christmas has ended up posted on our fridge. Glitter clothespins stocking stuffers. If you are part of my family, stop reading right now! Except you Jade, because these aren't for you.

Today I made stocking stuffers for my mom, 2 aunts, and nana. I'm also making presents for them, but I'm going to wait until after Christmas to post those pictures, just incase they decide to try to sneak a peek at their gift. DIY Garden Markers. This year I’m planting my herbs in the sunniest corner of our yard, so hopefully they won’t turn yellow and die again. Third time’s the charm, right? I don’t really need herb markers (I mean, it’s pretty easily to tell the difference between basil and rosemary), but they are so darn cute that I decided to make myself a set with my old stash of polymer clay and rubber stamps. This is what you need to make your own: oven bake-able polymer clay rolled into 1.25″ balls (one ball for each marker) appropriate baking dish (according to package instructions) a rolling pin a butter knife rubber letter stamps an oven Roll each clay ball into a coil about 5.5″ long. Use the dull side of your knife to trim one end into a point (the dull side won’t leave behind serrated marks), and shape the edges of each marker with the flat side of your knife.

Stamp your garden markers, and bake them according to the clay package instructions. Leaf.tv - DIY Pop Bottle Vases. Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch. My Vintage Secret - StumbleUpon. May 27th, 2012 Lace inserts are a popular denim DIY this summer. Usually done with white lace and light denim I wanted to mix it up and try it with black! Sources: (Top Left – Right) 1. Clones ‘N’ Clowns 2. Refinery29 3. Going home to roost - StumbleUpon. Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board.

I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano. Page corner bookmarks. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. Return on creativity: paint sample coasters. Ribbon organizer in Crafts for decorating and home decor, parties and events. Do you belong to those people who have dozens of ribbon reels and are looking for an economical and practical method of storage? Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial. Blog. March 11th, 2014. DIY Idea: Rainbow Melted Crayon Art & Man Made DIY. Artist and designer Jessica Kerbawy creates these amazing rainbow wall art pieces by gluing a spectrum of crayons on foam core, and then strategically melting them with a heat gun.

The paper wrappers are left atop, with the remains of the colored wax dripping down. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: mycakies.blogspot.com. Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com -...

Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball. DESIGN YOUR REVOLUTION. Things to Make / Doing this with anthropologie knobs for sure! Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. How to Make Leaf Skeletons. Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror - StumbleUpon. My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it. For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere.

Elsies Thrift Tips. Stay-at-Home Artist: stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)... Anthro-Inspired Book Stack Necklace - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS. Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Hand Painted Mug. How About Orange. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub {for Mom} - StumbleUpon. Most favorited all-time - page 12.

Guest blogger - Sasha from The Guilded Bee: - StumbleUpon. Cut Out + Keep - StumbleUpon.