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DIY Organic Sugar Scrub Recipe. Movie Inspired Craft: Snail Shell Candles. I love a good movie.

Movie Inspired Craft: Snail Shell Candles

Some movies have scenes so inspiring, tragic, or just so well-staged, that they are tattooed into my eyeballs forever after seeing them. The English Patient came out when I was in High School. I’ve seen it dozens of times since then, and one scene in particular has always haunted me. Today’s craft, making snail shell candles, is inspired by that very scene. To make a path of burning snail shell candles which will lead your lover to a barn where you wait in the shadows, you will need the following: - Escargot shells - Braided candle wick thread - Standard wick tabs (the metal base) - Pliers - Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks - 1 pound block bees wax - Double boiler, or metal bowl and saucer of boiling water - Empty egg cartons - Funnel - Paper towels or napkins - Barn - Lover After picking up a container of escargot snail shells (and meats!) Next, I inserted the wicks into each shell. I used my plastic funnel to help pour the hot liquid wax into each shell.

. - etc. etc! The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas. November 22, 2011 by Lauren Things I love: Saving money Yummy smelling things EASY projects This DIY project was perfect for me! I took 2 bars of soap and made them turn into more than a gallon of liquid soap! So awesome. What you need: A grater 2 bars of soap (I used pomogranite rose… so good!) What to do: 1. All soaps are made differently – if yours is too runny, remelt with more grated soap. And you’re done! Cahier de vacances – Transformer son foulard en turban. LUCSIOUS LOCKS FRIDAY: Head Scarf. Newspaper Nails. A few weeks ago I shared in this post that I learned how to do this amazing thing called "newspaper nails.

Newspaper Nails

" Since I love words, and reading, and books, it has inevitably become my favorite manicure. Want to learn the how-to? First, gather your supplies. You will need white nail polish, newspaper, rubbing alcohol, and clear shiny polish for the top coat. Step one: Grab some newspaper and cut it into pieces big enough to cover your nails.

Step two: Paint your nails white. Step three: Dip a piece of newspaper into the rubbing alcohol and saturate them well. Step four: Press the bit of newspaper on your fingernail hard for about three seconds and peel it off. Step five: Top coat time! Now admire your creation; and try not to chip your nails the first day like I all-too-often do. How To Make Paper. Making Handmade Paper in 10 Easy Steps Ancient Egyptians invented the first substance like the paper we know today called Papyrus.

How To Make Paper

Papyrus scrolls were made by taking slices of the inner part of the papyrus stem, flattening then pounded into a hard, thin sheet. The word “paper” comes from the word “papyrus”. The Paper that we know today was invented by Ts’ai Lun in A.D. 105, It is believed that he mixed hemp, mulberry bark, and rags with water, mashed it into a pulp, pressed out the liquid and hung it to dry in the sun. Paper was born and this humble mixture would set off one of mankind’s greatest communication revolutions. Today there is a revival in homemade paper making crafts. Below you will find a simple paper making recipe to get you started. Experiment with different textures and colors after all Ts’ai Lun did! Simple Recipe: Many types of paper that can be used include: Supplies you’ll need: Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Author: Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue.

Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together. How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament. When I was in Thailand, I would see the local people weave palm leaves into beautiful bowls, fans, balls and other amazing things. I asked my aunt if she knew how to make these things and she gave me a book that was all in Thai. I don't know how to read Thai, I can barely speak it. Somehow after a week of fumbling around with strips of paper, I managed to decode the pictures and figure it out. Here is my tutorial for you, it is not in Thai, and hopefully it won't take you weeks to make. I did take pictures, but please watch the video. Part 1 (Four strand braid) Part 2 (Paper weaving)

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute.

Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6)

OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Supplies : Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6.

Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here. The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb. Ahoy there Hipster Homers!

The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb

I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Fun, right? Let’s get started! We’re going to go through the steps to create your very own little terrarium. Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started. Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb.

We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Pull out any remaining wires with the pliers. Fun with moss.

Little People - a selection of street installations. Sewing 101: making a pouf. Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf!

sewing 101: making a pouf

At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. You can make a colorwheel effect with a range of solid colors, or choose a variety of patterned fabrics for a louder patchwork effect. Medium-weight cottons work well for this design (check out quilting shops for great selections of solids and prints). I love the idea of making a set of these poufs in a range of sizes, for a sculptural stack of cushions that will become a room element in their own right.

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Finished Dimensions: 17” diameter by 10” tall What You’ll Need ¼ yard each 12 coordinating fabrics (I used quilting cottons) 1 yard muslin 3 pounds fiberfill stuffing iron 1. Raised fishbone stitch. This stitch is typically used for leaf patterns.

raised fishbone stitch

It throws out a padded effect on the motif. The stitch looks a bit difficult, but has no complications when you start to stitch. In fact, you will enjoy it as you see a beautiful, richly filled leaf emerging as you go along. I have used a leaf pattern to illustrate . It is divided into three lines, namely, A, B and C, which will act as the respective stitch lines. Tags: embroidery tutorial, filling stitch, hand embroidery tutorial, raised fishbone 37 Comments » 50 Free Apron Patterns You Can Make. Home / Crafts / 50+ Free Apron Patterns You Can Make [Updated 2012] Here’s a treat for Tipnut readers, three free booklets packed full of apron patterns!

50 Free Apron Patterns You Can Make

I’ve scanned, re-typed and organized over 50 vintage goodies from my personal collection and organized them into separate eBooks for you to download (they are in pdf format). Please Note: The files are quite large so they may take a few seconds to load. Before getting started, if you’re looking for current designs that I’ve collected from around the web, you’ll find them moved to this page. That collection has also been updated with a bunch of new goodies and currently features over 40 lovely projects to choose from (and I’ll be adding more to it too so you may want to bookmark it). Ready to download your booklets? The first is over 30 pages and consists of half-aprons. The second is 27 pages and features full-aprons, there are some pretty nifty ideas in this bunch too! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Tie a Perfect Bow. Leather Pennant Necklace DIY Fashion and Craft Tutorials. I saw a necklace like this on Rebecca's blog a long time ago but I cannot seem to find the photo again!

Leather Pennant Necklace DIY Fashion and Craft Tutorials

It was really simple, I found little leather scraps, cut triangles, poked holes, and threaded them through an old necklace. Also, these Converse shoes used to be pink. I had them in 7th grade but I haven't worn them in a while because pink is not really my thing at the moment. Now I wear these shoes ALL THE TIME again. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love.

(Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better.

First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by: Felt Flowers.