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How to Turn Your Satchel Bag into a DIY Camera Bag. Turning a retro satchel bag into a real photographer’s bag is quite easy.

How to Turn Your Satchel Bag into a DIY Camera Bag

All you need is an old camera bag (e.g. a LowePro one) with velcro inserts, scissors, super glue, sticky velcro stripes and, of course, time. Once you’ve converted your bag you can easily fit in one pro DSLR body with three prime lenses, a flash gun, a USB cable, tons of memory cards, a lens cleaning kit, and a spare battery — and you’ll still end up with some extra space. How To: Gold Dipped Feather Wall Art. April arrives next week and with it comes a new theme: home.

How To: Gold Dipped Feather Wall Art

So it’s only fitting that we kick things off just a little early with a post on decorating your walls. I’m talking about how to create some chic and inexpensive wall art over at You Are My Fave today — and it’s so easy. After months of moving purging the stuff in our second bedroom, we finally got paint up on the walls and furniture moved in. Feather Garland. I wanted to create some fall decor that would carry from the beginning of sweater weather all the way through Thanksgiving (at least.)

Feather Garland

DIY IT: Branch Necklace Holder. This is a DIY project that brings a whole new meaning to shabby chic and is quite possibly the cheapest DIY idea we’ve ever stumbled across!

DIY IT: Branch Necklace Holder

Bright Ideas: 20 Lightbulb Projects. People have come up with some bright ideas for reusing their burnt out lightbulbs.

Bright Ideas: 20 Lightbulb Projects

Hanging a lightbulb vase or terrarium in your house is a creative way to add a little greenery to the room. The next party you throw, consider using lightbulbs for place cards. This week you and the kids can paint Easter Bunnies from lightbulbs to give to friends. Check out more creative ideas right here… nggallery id=131371 Glitter Bulbs 21 of 21 This wedding was all about lightbulbs and filled lightbulbs with glitter for place cards and to hang from the trees.

Click through to light up your day! Go for the Gold! 9 Things You Can Make with Gold Animal Toys. You might be thinking, where does one find gold animal toys?

Go for the Gold! 9 Things You Can Make with Gold Animal Toys

Well, that’s where the first part of this project comes in. You’re going to make them! Then you’re going to turn them into wine stoppers, magnets, gift toppers, and more. Materials: - gold spray paint - plastic safari animals - plastic dinosaurs - multi-surface glue - hot glue gun - clothespins - magnet discs - mason jars - bud vases - gift box - wine corks - thumbtacks - wooden swizzle sticks - wooden cubes First off, you need to hit up the dollar store, toy store, or Amazon to stock up on little plastic safari animals, dinosaurs, and frogs.

To make our assortment of objects, we hit up our supply closet and pulled out clothespins, mason jars, bud vases, and all the other goodies on our materials list. Spray paint those animals! A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords. How do you keep your cords in order when you travel?

A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords

If you’re like most, you probably toss them all in a bag, making for one big tangled mess. In the interest of spring cleaning and decluttering our lives, we decided to create our own spin on this clever cord roll recently spotted on Etsy. It’s a bit like sushi… for your cords! Geninne's Art Blog. I thought today I'd tackle the answer to the question I'm asked the most: "What material do you use to make your stamps?

Geninne's Art Blog

" This is my humongous stash of Staedtler's MasterCarve rubber carving blocks. Unfortunately this wonderful material has been discontinued for a few years and it doesn't look like it's making a comeback any time soon. I have enough to last me a decade I guess :-) There is a brand that is very similar and we used it during the stamp carving workshop I taught in Toronto last year, it's called MooCarve. The nice thing about it is that it has the same thickness as the MasterCarve blocks and is very easy to hold when stamping.

I doesn't need to be mounted onto wood or acrylic if you don't want to. Is not available. Hello!

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Today I'd like to share another experiment I carried out, making natural ink! I've read about natural dyeing in an old book about properties of herbs and wanted to try with poppies, but foud very few. It was after poppy season. As I had only a handful of the most important ingredient I had to do something different and found the solution in the same book!

Natural dye. Naturally dyed skeins made with madder root, Colonial Williamsburg, VA Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals.

Natural dye

The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens. The discovery of man-made synthetic dyes in the mid-19th century triggered a long decline in the large-scale market for natural dyes. Synthetic dyes, which could be produced in large quantities, quickly superseded natural dyes for the commercial textile production enabled by the industrial revolution, and unlike natural dyes, were suitable for the synthetic fibres that followed. In the early 21st century, the market for natural dyes in the fashion industry is experiencing a resurgence.[2] Western consumers have become more concerned about the health and environmental impact of synthetic dyes in manufacturing and there is a growing demand for products that use natural dyes.

Plant: DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case. It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise ordinary gadget. You can make your own pressed flowers with a flower press or by placing them inside a large book, like an encyclopedia or phone book.

If you are pressing your own flowers, keep in mind that the drying time takes a little while – usually a minimum of seven days. You can also find pressed flowers right here on Etsy. For this project, I used carnation petals, baby’s breath, tulip petals, statice, wax flowers, hydrangeas and alstroemeria petals. Step 1: Arrange the Flowers To get started, place the pressed flowers on your case and play around with different flower arrangements.

DIY Crafts & DIY Projects – FP Do It Yourself Blog Category. Tutorial (with photos) - matchbox suitcase. Cheap Craft Ideas - Inexpensive Crafts. Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). The other four, measuring 31⁄2"W x 8"L, will form tabs for the bag’s handles.

How to Tie the Rope on a Pottery Box. DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers. Home Office month is in full swing! And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. And filing. ReMarkable Home: File Folder Paper Organizer Tutorial. I had wanted to buy one of those cute wood magazine wall racks that you see in catalogs like Ballard or PB. But they were too expensive and didn’t have enough pockets. Plus, I had no space for one on my walls.

So, I designed this organizer out of file folders. I don’t have pictures to show you how it was put together but here is the finished product. DIY Plastic Spoon Luminaire DIY Projects. DIY Satsuma Candle. A friend of mine DIYed her own candles, made from the peels of Satsuma oranges, for a recent dinner party. I was so excited by this simple yet clever idea, I had to share the tutorial on HonestlyWTF. How to tie cute bows. Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial.