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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

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

When you’re trying to get ready in a rush, there’s NOTHING worse than seeing the necklace you want to wear entwined around a gazillion other bits of jewellery and chains in your jewellery box. Well stress no more lovely Musers, the rather brilliant Floral and Feather has come up with the perfect way of sorting out all your tangled necklaces whilst creating a pretty quirky piece of wall art all at the same time… It really is as easy as it looks. 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. 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. 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

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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. 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. DIY Crafts & DIY Projects – FP Do It Yourself Blog Category. How To Make All-Natural Foundation With Sunscreen Apr 10, 2014 Posted by fp brigette Tags: diy foundation, homemade beauty, homemade beauty products, homemade foundation, homemade makeup, natural beauty, natural makeup, organic beauty products, organic foundation When it comes to makeup, foundation is one thing you definitely want to make sure is made of natural ingredients.

An abundance of foundations on the market are filled with not-so-natural ingredients, potentially harming more than just your skin. With all the beauty and happiness that comes with springtime and festival season, we find ourselves in the best of moods thinking nothing but positive thoughts. Tutorial (with photos) - matchbox suitcase. People seemed to like my matchbox suitcase so I decided to make another one and do a tutorial.

You will need: A matchboxBrown paper - I had some brown wrapping paper that was a bit fuzzy on one side.Darker brown card - the one I have seems around 210gsm. It's stiff card stock anyway.A print of some stickers - you can print out the one I used. Make sure it prints at 300dpi though so it's the right size.Brown/black pencilsScissorsGlueA gold marker (I forgot to include it in my photo) Cut 2 pieces of brown paper. Glue the paper to the outside of the box. Cut the 6 circles into pieces. Fold each semi circle in half and glue one to each corner of the outside of the box.Glue the quarter circles to the ends of the inside drawer of the box.Wrap the long strips around the box and glue them down with the pointy ends both on the top like straps.Curl the handle, fold little bits of the ends back the other way and stick to the top like a handle.

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; 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! 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. DIY Plastic Spoon Luminaire DIY Projects. DIY Satsuma Candle. How to tie cute bows. Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial.