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How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up.

Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. Handmade Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath. I love salt scrubs, especially this time of year when I want to slough off the dead skin from winter, and I equally love bath salts for the skin softening ingredients in them – but more often than not I find myself in the shower.

Handmade Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath

These pouches are perfect for combining both bath salt and salt scrub into an exfoliating pouch I can bring into the shower, and they are simple to make. Recipes. stories. life, from scratch. » homemade lemon & thyme salt scrub. Lemon & thyme salt scrub.

recipes. stories. life, from scratch. » homemade lemon & thyme salt scrub.

Happy Friday, darlings! The weekend is upon us once again, and no doubt you’ve got some fabulous plans, right? A hot date? The LIFE LESSONS blog {things crafty, thrifty, family, yummy & rambly): Lesson# 144 The Best Gifts are Homemade {Natural Chapstick} After searching FAR AND WIDE for an awesome Christmas gift for my girlfriends this year...

the LIFE LESSONS blog {things crafty, thrifty, family, yummy & rambly): Lesson# 144 The Best Gifts are Homemade {Natural Chapstick}

I finally landed on the best gift project I'm made thus far. I mean, this is way better than painted frames, decorated mugs and puff painted totes. Introducing the gift that's inexpensive, fun to make, and is actually useful in real life! WOAH! What a concept, right? Homemade Natural Chapstick (because who needs another crocheted tissue box cover?) Garden therapy » A Green Guide to Natural Beauty + Mango Citrus Body Butter Recipe. It’s time to review our very first Garden Therapy Book Club book, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty: 35 step-by-step projects for homemade beauty by Karen Gilbert. There are many different types of books we will be looking at in Book Club, but when the book is DIY or project-based, then the best way to test it out is to give the projects a try.

As the title suggests, A Green Guide to Natural Beauty boasts 35 different natural beauty projects, which made it very appealing given that I’ve been aiming to make as many of my bath and body products as I can. As part of the Natural Skincare Series I’ve shared recipes and tutorials for soap, scrubs, and bath products all made with natural ingredients, and where possible ingredients from my garden. First and foremost this book is beautiful.

The photography is stunning and while those who love lots of bright colour may find the pages a tad on the beige side. Apricot Face Scrub Recipe p. 60 Review 2/5 Mango Citrus Body Butter p. 78 Ingredients: Equipment. Photo Rag Quilt - Made with Printed Treasures Printable Fabric. Home | What's New?

Photo Rag Quilt - Made with Printed Treasures Printable Fabric

| Pictures | Scrapbook | Recipes | Fonts | Our Wedding | Contact Info Please click the images to view larger versions! Creative and Cool Ways to Reuse Old Stuff. We aren't sure what you do with your old newspapers, bulbs, plastic and glass bottles and many other things?

Creative and Cool Ways to Reuse Old Stuff.

Here are some really cool and creative ideas of how to reuse them. Ways To Reuse Bottles: Cool and interesting ways to reuse bottles. Here are some more of these - link: 1| 2. Plastic Bottle Lamp: Creation of designer Shelley Spicuzza. Glass Bottle Chandelier: Made from stainless steel and glass bottles, its about sixty cm in length and uses a maximum 40 watt light bulb. Bottle Coatrack: It comes with a set of four clasps. Vases: Simple to look but it has an attraction and appeal of its own. Plastic Bottle House: This house measures 60 sq meter, built over a period of five years using 13,500 plastic bottles. Soda Bottle Raft: Plastic Bottle Chandeliers: Ways to reuse Old Light Bulbs: Well what can be said, after all these are just too creative - link.

Light Bulb Planter: Light Bulb Window Vase: Credit Card Art - Mosaic: This interesting looking work of art is created using credit cards. Craftaholics Anonymous™ Learn how to turn old t-shirts into pom poms!

Craftaholics Anonymous™

T-shirt Pom Poms are so much more durable than tissue paper ones. Crochet & Knitting. Welcome to the wonderful world of creative recycling...Milomade gives discarded, unwanted items a new lease of life. Clouds on the ceiling in Crafts for decorating and home decor, parties and... - StumbleUpon. Living Crafts. Wendy Knits - StumbleUpon.