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Making a Composition Book Art Journal.... Can you believe that this….. …..was once this: It took a lot of work but now the journal below is FULL of memories, notes, lists, drawings, etc.

Making a Composition Book Art Journal....

DIY Glow in the Dark Bubbles. Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts. So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk.

Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts

Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge. A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper.

Tissue Flowers Tutorial, No.2 - gingerandgeorge

You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too. This is especially useful if you're using patterned tissue (e.g. Decopatch), which is more expensive. Creative little daisy: Have you priced vintage blue canning jars lately? Wanna make your own really cheap?

I bought these probably five years ago at an antique/consignment store.

creative little daisy: Have you priced vintage blue canning jars lately? Wanna make your own really cheap?

I think I paid about 12 dollars for a set of four. Now you can expect to pay at least that for just one. Last night I was cruising around the internet and happened upon a link to a tutorial using mod podge and food coloring to make your own. Cool! In the original tutorial, she experimented with a few different methods and colors to get the look she was after.

This afternoon I decided to play around with some mod-podge and food coloring myself. How to Make Leaf Skeletons. DIY Sharpie Tie Die. Martha Stewart Crafts. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern.

Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Elsie marley & Blog Archive & the quick little bunny tutorial. I really wanted to make the sock bunny that Heidi (from My Paper Crane) created, but I didn’t have any of those fantastic red and brown monkey socks.

elsie marley & Blog Archive & the quick little bunny tutorial

What I do have is baby socks: tons of cute, mismatched, totally useless, never stay on baby socks. Now that my littlest is very much not an infant and too soon will be a toddler it seems kind of silly to keep all those teeny tiny socks. So I made a bunny out of them. And a tutorial too. Tricks + Treats: Graphic Soaps by Sarah Rhodes. Hi, It's Sarah from Team Rhodes Weddings!

Tricks + Treats: Graphic Soaps by Sarah Rhodes

Make Your Own Canvas Portrait! How to make an easy and stylish paint chip mobile for your nursery. Supplies: Wooden knitting ring Assorted paint chip samples in colors of your choosing Spray adhesive (optional) Circle punch Sewing machine Tape Punch out piles of circles from your paint chips samples.

How to make an easy and stylish paint chip mobile for your nursery

I had about 20 circles in each of the 5 colors. Paint chips are one-sided so you’ll have to either glue two together or sew them together when you’re making your strings of circles. Sewing them together when you’re making your strings of colors proved to make more sense to me. Line them up in piles next to your machine the way you’d like them to hang from the mobile. Hold them together and run a running stitch through the middle on your machine making sure to start with plenty of string at the beginning since we’ll be using that string to tie it to the mobile when we’re done.

Remove the inner section of the wooden knitting ring (by loosening the knob). Cut four pieces of string or fishing wire, tie and tape them evenly around the circle as well. DIY projects. Our Favorite Craft Supplies: Glue.

DIY projects

DIY Bracelets - Honestly WTF. Simply Vintagegirl Blog & Blog Archive & Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies.

Simply Vintagegirl Blog & Blog Archive & Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers

The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! Paper Flowers - Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient.

You could even say I’m the opposite.