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10 Very-Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas. 28 Functional And Beautiful Ways To Decorate With Contact Paper. 30 Adorable And Unexpected DIY Stamp Projects. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. Dye It Yourself! After a very busy week (having two jobs isn't all it's cracked up to be) I am back at it crafting for you all!

Dye It Yourself!

Today's project was inspired by a link I saw on Pinterest. There is a tutorial on the Rit Dye website for dyeing your own buttons to custom colors. I have to admit I was intrigued, so I decided to test it out for all of you and here are my results: First off, I found it next to impossible to find buttons that actually stated what they were made from, so I had to assume that the ones I found were nylon based and would take the dye. The package I bought was from Favorite Findings, and is purchasable at most craft and hobby stores I have been to.

Next, my conclusion on their recipe itself: They recommend using your hottest tap water. As for the time, the site recommended 2-5 minutes with constant stirring and observation. So, for those of you wanting to know my final recipe for dyeing your own buttons here you go: Next measure your water, boil, and use it to mix your dyes. I want to hug these recycled tennis balls they are... Confetti Crayons. I’ve seen these all over the place lately and have been anxious to try them.

Confetti Crayons

You may have tons of crayons around your house–but if not, luckily, they are about 25 cents in all the Back To School sales now-a-days. Peel off the paper. When I was a kid–this was easy. But crayons today are a bit more snooty. They have some plastic stuff under the paper to help the crayons not break so easy–which also makes the paper harder to get off. Break them up and sort them into whatever color combos interest you.

Drop them in paper lined cupcake pans. Until they look about like this. Set them in the freezer for about an hour. Peel them out of the paper… and there you have it… Confetti Crayons for your very favorite little artists. Oh, do come enter our EASY “Melissa & Doug Summer Toys” $75 giveaway! Gifts to Make for Your Man. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

Gifts to Make for Your Man

Download » Gifts to Make For Your Man gives you full step-by-step instructions for 40 cool gifts you can make, including everything from wallets to belts to cookies. Learn how to make simple rings, clocks, even bacon cheesecake brownies! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by experts in manly gifts, and contain pictures for each step so you can make your own custom gifts for the man in your life. Best of Vinyl Records. Even today vinyl records have a special place for those who like music.

Best of Vinyl Records.

But with time they can get scratches and can also brake, then there isn't much one can do about it unless you are creative. Reshaping of vinyl is possibly one of the most amusing things, and creative designers have come up with lots of inventive ways to use these old vinyl records. Sound Wave: Artist Jean Shin created this sculpture "Sound Wave" out of vinyl records. It was created to show "the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. " Vinyl Sculpture: Brittany Harwood, a 15 years old girl created this sculpture for a scholarship program and its made from vinyl records. Vinyl Record Clock: Make a Dali-esque wall clock using a vinyl record.

Vinyl Record Jewelry: Jewelry designer Tania Hennessy cuts vinyl records into fantastic shapes, with a strong focus on making the 2D appear 3D. Record Bowls: Vinyl Fruit Bowls: Earrings: Cool Craft Ideas / DIY outdoor Jenga.