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101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials. These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy!

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials

You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!} You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends!

If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim. Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year!

Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!}

One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Here’s the run-down: You need 100% silk for this to work. I try to find an assortment of colors and patterns. Usually it will tell you if it’s 100% silk right on the main label of the tie, but a lot of them don’t, and if that’s the case, check that little tiny end, it’s usually hiding there. The first step is to deconstruct the tie. Next you cut a piece large enough to cover an egg. Now, notice how I tied the eggs in the above photo- with the tie on the top of the long side of the egg. I wish eggs came like this at the grocery store. DIY Sweat-sacoche diy-laptop-sweat – the Trendy Girl.

The Science of Paperplanes. Spring Crafts: Spring Bouquet. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages Jump-start the season by making your own colorful blooms with this flower-dyeing project.

Spring Crafts: Spring Bouquet

What you'll need White flowers Food coloring Vase How to make it Start with white flowers. Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine. Crafts: Honey of a Hat. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age Here's a bee your kids needn't flee: she happily hovers over a delightfully springy straw hat.

Crafts: Honey of a Hat

What you'll need Straw hat Cardboard egg carton Acrylic paint Bubble packaging Glue Craft knife Pipe cleaner Pom-pom Googly eyes Gauge wire Duct tape Silk flowers How to make it To make the bee's body, cut 2 cups from a cardboard egg carton. Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age Use clay and wire to create these creepy-crawlies.

Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas

What you'll need Polymer clay 22-gauge, permanent-colored copper wire Helpful Tip: To get polymer clay tips & techniques, click here. How to make it Roll and shape all the clay parts as shown on page 3 of this PDF. School Crafts - School-Age Crafts & Art Project Ideas. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age If spring has yet to blossom, your kids can create a preview of the season's colors by livening up your houseplants with vibrant button flowers.

School Crafts - School-Age Crafts & Art Project Ideas

What you'll need 26-gauge green florists' wire Colorful buttons How to make it For each flower, thread an 8-inch length of florists' wire up through a stack of colorful buttons, then back down, as shown. How to Transfer a Photograph Onto a Block of Wood - StumbleUpon. Craft Ideas / Cheap + Easy DIY Crayons :) Chop up crayons with a butchers knife and organise pieces into colour groups. Place coloured crayons pieces into oven moulds. Put oven on to 250 degrees and melt crayons for 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool down. Superhero missiles (for yourself on your back!) »Homemade Happiness - Life's a party! Wedding Trends for Stylish + Creative Brides - StumbleUpon. 2011 Camp Craft No. 4: Wire mesh jewelry holders with beads. These jewelry holders were the one original camp craft idea I had this year.

2011 Camp Craft No. 4: Wire mesh jewelry holders with beads

When I discovered the different types of hardware cloth and chicken wire stacked in the back of The Home Depot, my mind started churning out all kinds of projects I could make with them. Baskets and suncatchers were my first notions, but jewelry holders were more economical, practical, and fun for teenage girls. I tried to make the project as easy as I could for the girls by pre-cutting the hardware cloth into squares and providing templates for the heart shape, but it was still a challenging craft. They stuck with it, though. And I’m happy to report that although working with wire has the potential for injury, no one got hurt. FYI: I’m planning four more projects using hardware mesh: a decorative light fixture (excited about this one!) Tutorial and photos after the jump!

Some girls got creative with the shape of their jewelry holders: butterflies, letters of the alphabet, flowers, etc. Supplies and tools 1. 2. Crafty Nest - StumbleUpon. Pour a Glass of Wine and Sink Into One of These Unusual, Luxurious Bathtubs - StumbleUpon. This is the photo that got me busy writing this ideabook.

Pour a Glass of Wine and Sink Into One of These Unusual, Luxurious Bathtubs - StumbleUpon

I had never before seen a glass-sided bathtub, and this one completely appeals to my minimalist tendencies. The architect, David Stern, says the client wanted this custom made tub for the kids bathroom and wanted it to feel fresh and fun. Well, he succeeded. But here is what I want to know: Why should the kids have all the fun? I have a rubber ducky. The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon. Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic.

The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon

Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away. Red felt bow diy tutorial ... from flowerer heap of sugar in the network share. Diy水晶球小狗 来自flowerer在堆糖网的分享. 纸艺 - 堆糖专辑.

[DIY] three-dimensional three-dimensional origami ornaments stars Shining stars ... love in a heap of sugar from hi_pp network share. 美丽的毛毡小房子灯diy教程 来自flowerer在堆糖网的分享. Mi. Lovely handmade packaging. Sugar from the mi-sharing in the heap. Pearl white felt flower is the birth of what? Sugar from flowerer sharing in the heap.

Made with a felt flower from flowerer heap of sugar in the network share. Mon carnet: valentine: paper flowers. Pop Up Card . Just Piece of Paper . Amazing Flower. - Video - StumbleUpon. 折纸樱花 来自flowerer在堆糖网的分享. Seven Flowers. Awesome Pop Up - Video - StumbleUpon. Honestly WTF. Ok, it’s official.

Honestly WTF

I ready to finally visit the melting pot that is Panama. Seeing photos of the new American Trade Hotel sealed the deal for me – it’s located in the 340 year old Casco Viejo neighborhood of the city and is a collaboration between the Ace Hotel Group and Conservatorio, a Casco real estate development company dedicated to revitalizing the neighborhood.

The 50 room boutique hotel is oozing with Latin American flavor with white stucco walls, ceiling fans and patterned tiles. I can just imagine seeking refuge here, after a sweltering day exploring the bustling metropolis, with an ice cold beer in the courtyard. You too? My, oh my . . . how incredible is Dani Griffiths‘s fall collection of berets, high crowned fedoras, wide brimmed hats and drummer boy caps? New Jersey based artist Joe Iurato‘s little figures, cut out of wood and spray painted, are very personal to him. Paige, Nike, Corso Como, Levi’s, New Era, Barbour, and most recently Acne . . . A geometric puzzle. Pottery Barn Chalkboard Rock Vase Filler Hack. This is a stale post. Don't you smell the stank?

For fresh ideas and the newest new new stuff why don't you head on over to the blog we actually update. Love to see you there. Carry on as you were. So one of the newbies at PB online Is a vase full of awesomeness. aka chalkboard rocks. I would never pay $16 for 4 black rocks. And yes, PB designers, if you "season" your chalkboards, they won't have ghost letters for years to come. But I do still have this big old basket of rocks Pinehurst Summer Harvest Week 2 Photo (c) b3 home designs And I am certain that there are some smooth ones in that grouping. And a while ago, I went to the Habitat Home Improvement Outlet in So. When I went to check out, the checker tried to tell me "Where did you get this?

I looked around and saw all the chalkboard decor. And so like everyone else, it is time for another chalkboard project. Break out the contraband chalkboard paint. Habitat store chalkboard paint Various painted rocks Photo (c) b3 home designs forever i u. Baby onesie cupcake tutorial {and a sweet giveaway} Need a cute baby shower idea? Here's a fun way to package those baby essentials--make some cupcakes! For this project you'll need: 4 receiving blankets4 onesies4 medium rubber bands4 medium rubber bands4 coffee filtersthin coordinating ribbonscissorsa bakery cupcake box (I found mine at Packaging Specialties) First, fold the receiving blankets down until you have a 3" strip. Now for the cupcake icing. Then pinch the top and gather it together. Lay the icing at the end of the receving blanket and roll it up. Roll it all the way up, moving down as you go so that the top is peaked. Wrap it with a rubber band to secure it.

Place it in a coffee filter "wrapper. " Tie it closed with ribbon. Repeat all the steps again for more cupcakes. Place them in the bakery box. If you want, tie it with bakery string and add a cute tag! Hungry now (either for cupcakes or babies)? Are you dying over these? To enter, just visit her sweet shop and leave us a comment with your favorite item. Or the darling Love Notes, Pinspiration: Book Balls. When I saw these hanging balls on Pinterest, I knew that I wanted to try to make some for my house. After following the link I found out that these were in a store front.

I decided that I wanted them in my house. So, I took some old lanterns that I had and started. I took the lid of a Volcano candle, and old book and started tracing page after page of circles. Once I had tons of circles cut out I began glueing them from the bottom of the lantern up. I only glued a top strip and I used Tacky glue. It was time consuming, but simple. I think they have a really fun look to them! Wrapping Paper Bows. Have you ever had a strip of wrapping paper leftover after you've wrapped a gift? Don't toss it in the trash! Turn that scrap into a beautiful EASY bow in just a minute or two.

This technique is very inexact. Start by folding the scrap of paper "hamburger" style with the printed side on the outside. (My daughter came home from Kindergarten years ago and told me about "hamburger" folding and "hot dog" folding. Fold it again, but this time "hot dog" style. Next, cut vertically up to (NOT THROUGH) the top folded edge. The finished bow depends entirely on the width of your cuts and the length of your scrap of paper. CAREFULLY curl the wrapping paper (like you would curling ribbon) by quickly pulling a strip between the blade of your scissors and your thumb. Don't worry if you accidentally cut off several pieces. At this point the bow will look something like this: Fold it in half one more time and give it a little shake.

Tape it onto your gift and arrange the curls as needed. How to make a scratch off lottery ticket? You probably know the scratch off lottery tickets? Ever wondered how to make them? Well, they are very fun & easy to make.I used to make greeting cards from them but now I'm going to use this technique as a promotional tool.I made 25 scratch off tickets and will include 1 ticket with every order I ship.On one of those tickets, there is a coupon code and a value of 25 dollars to spend in my shop on Etsy. Waaaahhh, exciting! :) Here is what you need:cardboard, a print-out of your lottery ticket, glue stick, sticky back plastic (contact paper), metallic acrylic paint (preferably silver) and washing liquid.I prepared the paper cutting beforehand so I'll skip that part in the tutorial. :) Beforehand you print out a design that you want to be on the scratch off lottery tickets.If your printer can take thick paper you can print it directly on the cardboard and skip this part.

Then you take a piece of sticky back plastic and put it onto the design. And then... scratch! Tinfoil Rose Tutorial. Light&Spoon - StumbleUpon. 30 Fun DIY Crafts To Keep You and the Family Busy During the Holidays. Chocolate Covered Oreos®