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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. 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

I’m not really into the idea of disposable decorations. I want something that’s worth boxing up neatly and pulling out again year after year. I’m been absolutely in love with feathers lately, so I created this garland. It’s perfect for hanging on a wall (as I’ve shown it here) or dressing up a table. Supplies: - string – this is hemp twine, I picked it for the color, small inconsistencies and that it lasts forever - feathers – craft stores are good, but fishing tackle suppliers can be even better - metal fold over findings OR craft wire and this tutorial (the findings are faster) - jump rings - needle nose pliers. 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… 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! ;) If you’re not up for the DIY project, we definitely recommend ordering one from the Etsy shop before your next trip! 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. 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.

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

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. 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. 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) 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. And paying bills. It's also about the area you do your work within. 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. I used double sided file folders so that I could fold down the edge with the tab where you label the folder. DIY Plastic Spoon Luminaire DIY Projects. DIY Satsuma Candle.

How to tie cute bows.