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DIY naturals. Candle Making / Candle Magick. DIY, Cool Ideas and Crafts. DIY & Crafting. Recycled crafts. Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas #2. Cupcake pin cushion via (dollarstorecrafts) Magazine rolled up bowl Mosaic Ornaments from CDs.

Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas #2

Starting to sew : What Katie Does. I know my blog’s been quite sewing-heavy recently, and I had a couple of comments asking how I got started and if I had any tips on where to begin.

Starting to sew : What Katie Does

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung. If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago!

Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung

But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them! Each flower is made from a single sheet of paper, not from a square though, but from a pentagon.

I would recommend using fairly thick and strong paper (80-90 gsm) to fold them – Tant origami paper will be just the right choice! Description Video tutorial presented by Sara Adams of HappyFolding.com. Tags: Carmen Sprung, Floral. Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial. You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before.

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial

They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. 100 Ways to Repurpose Everything (Mega Roundup!) Think this title is a tall order?

100 Ways to Repurpose Everything (Mega Roundup!)

Well, you’re in for a post of epic eco-tastic proportions. So epic that you may need to give your computer or mobile device an extra moment to load all of our pretty pictures. Seeing as we love to repurpose just about anything under the sun, we’re celebrating Earth Day by serving up 100 of our favorite ways to upcycle, reuse, and transform everyday materials into creative new things to wear, hang on the wall, and give to friends. How to print pictures on wood. Wax Paper transfer.

I’m funny.

How to print pictures on wood. Wax Paper transfer.

Sometimes ha-ha funny, sometimes left-out-of-the-fridge-too-long funny. But as we all know, there are times for funny and times for seriousness. This is one such time. For seriousness that is. 2Modern Blog. Just came across this image while looking at inspiring spaces and we wanted to post about it.

2Modern Blog

Why? Because it’s perfect evidence that modern rooms and modern design doesn’t have to be expensive. They don’t have to be cluttered. They don’t have to be full of tons of pricey furniture — Continue reading Baltimore based DIY enthusiast John Zwarich presents a step by step guide to making this low cost. modern, industrial dining table using locally sourced reclaimed wood. There are stacks and stacks and stacks of books and magazines around my house. If you like modern design, you might be interested in streamlined, minimal interiors. Yes! If there’s one thing we hear ourselves saying multiple times a day, day in and day out, it’s that we just don’t have enough totes.

Any modern design lovers and book nerds out there? Super in love with this DIY project for rehabbing old or vintage ceramic bowls, plates, trays and more. Got a sleek round tray? Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas #2. Dump A Day Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty - 27 Pics. Click Here For More Fun Craft Ideas.

Dump A Day Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty - 27 Pics

How to make Gak (Slime) We had a few days of rain around here so we made some slime to occupy our time inside.

How to make Gak (Slime)

Just two ingredients and you will be able to really impress your kids! To make simply mix equal parts of liquid starch and glue together. We placed 1/4 cup liquid starch into a sandwich bag and added about 3 drops of green food coloring. Next add in 1/4 cup glue Mix well. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic…

Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 15 DIY crafts you need to make right now. It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making.

As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations.