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Curling Ribbon Coasters. Years ago when I was a college student, I had a part time job in a card store.

Curling Ribbon Coasters

One day on the job, I was fiddling with the curling ribbon we used for balloons. As I twisted and curled it in my fingers, I found myself rolling it into a tight spiral.

Flowers (mostly paper)

String Lanterns. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

String Lanterns

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.

Doily Lamp. How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style. Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns?

How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style

My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don't you think? These "lanterns" are purely decorative and aren't designed to have a lamp inside them, but they do make great festive decorations. Modern Silhouette Tutorial. Paint your own modern silhouette.It's easy!

Modern Silhouette Tutorial

A picture of you, or your family (see tips at the bottom of this page) Thin cardboard box (cereal box) Silkscreen ink or fabric paint (I like Permaset silkscreen ink, but even the cheap stuff will work for this) fabric (or a napkin if you're using a small canvas, like me) stretched canvas (this can be the cheap craft store kind) Creating Your Own Large Scale Art. Even though I don't really like the finished product of this one, I thought I would share how I created it so you can try your own version.

Creating Your Own Large Scale Art

You don't have to be any kind of artist to make your own large scale picture. You just have to have a vision of what you want...and patience....that's where I went wrong with this...lack of patience. You also should know when to quit "fiddling" with it. I kept changing and picking at it, which resulted in a mess. You knew i was going to make one. They are all over pinterest....

you knew i was going to make one.

(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. Paint Chip Clock. This clock is one of my favorite projects.

Paint Chip Clock

It’s a paint chip craft taken to a different level. There are some really awesome paint chip projects out there, but I was determined to come up with something a little different. Bird and Text Collage Wall Art | FaveCrafts.com - StumbleUpon. [ Close Privacy Policy ] Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights Revised and posted as of March 4, 2013 Prime Publishing, LLC ("Company," "we" or "us") reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time simply by posting such revision, so we encourage you to review it periodically.

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In order to track any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will include a historical reference at the top of this document. Make It and Love It: Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Make It and Love It: Glass Etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. Monogram Mugs. Friends!

Monogram Mugs

I’m so pleased to share our first gift DIY of the season. Maude made these fantastic monogrammed mugs over the weekend. Don’t they look terrific? The idea came when we saw these fun initial cups at Anthropologie and remembered our kitchen was lacking in hot cocoa mugs. Hand Embroidery Tutorials. Block Posters - Create large wall posters from any image for free! - StumbleUpon.

The Warholizer. Warholize your favourite pictures online at www.warholize.me. Beautiful Word Clouds. Crayon Hearts. Bird Mobile.

Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project. A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. Making: Pages packed full of wonderful, original and exciting craft projects, perfect for dads, mums and kids. One of the first shops that Harry Potter visited when Hagrid took him to Diagon Alley was Ollivanders, the wand shop to buy his most important possession, his wand. Wands can be made from a variety of materials, after all Hagrid used an old umbrella as a wand!

Yours will be made from paper. Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers. Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display? Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell, has just what you’ve been looking for: As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together. In my family unpacking from a trip often includes trying to find places to store or display random keepsakes we’ve picked up along the way. A shadow box is a great way to show off those little items in an clean and classy way. Tiny Polaroid Magnets | { Ambrosia Girl }

Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar.