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Friendship Day is 8/7. So I'm going to try my hand at making some friendship bracelets for a few of my friends that have helped me SO much with Dirty Laundry over the past several weeks. I'm going to try to make some snazzy ones! Here is my inspiration. 1.

24 - THE DIRTY - Dirty Laundry - {the blog}

24 - THE DIRTY - Dirty Laundry - {the blog}
52 Week Challenge: #13 DIY Piñata 52 Week Challenge: #13 DIY Piñata Chris is graduating from his film program next week, and we are celebrating by having a graduation/Cinco De Mayo party on the 5th. I've been wanting to make my own piñata for a while now, especially since I saw this. So... I thought what better opportunity to make a Piñata? Here's what you need: Cardboard (I used a big box from a TV)

Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! It ended up being quite a lot of fun.


Well…another year has come and gone, and I feel as though I kept some of my resolution, kind of kept a few more and plain old broke a few other. But that has it is for many people, as long as you are trying, and changing you are succeeding in my book. Usually I hide little notes to remind me of those goals or little sayings I chant to myself every time I wake up or get in a situation. This year I have a lot of small resolutions like keeping my house, car, and kids tidy (yes, I have messy messy kids).
creative jewish mom: Crafts: Teacher Appreciation Gifts creative jewish mom: Crafts: Teacher Appreciation Gifts Last week at Crafting A Future, I taught my 1st and 2nd grade girls how to make beautiful collages with torn tissue paper, and diluted glue. When they returned this week, I surprised them each with a festive cannister made from a recycled oatmeal can and their very own artwork. And of course, this is a kid's craft that is just in time for Purim, as these artful cannisters can certainly be used for mishloach manot gift baskets. If you're lucky enough to have saved all of your oatmeal cans, as I clearly have, you can whip up a bunch! Of course, cannisters, or even regular cans decorated with sheets of tissue paper collage also make great pencil holders, or even little planters!
more gifts... just a notebook but it's all hopped up on cuteness. simple fun notebooks from wal-mart....with many many ribbons tied to the side. that's it. more gifts...
Happy Bloggy Birthday Adrienne!! Nat and Holly here from My Sister's Suitcase. Adrienne is a great friend and one of our very first blog followers! We are excited to be here to celebrate with her today. We're sharing a tutorial for one of our favorite EASY hairbows for the darling girls in your life... Free Time Frolics: Rain{Bows} from My Sister's Suitcase Free Time Frolics: Rain{Bows} from My Sister's Suitcase
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Mission accomplished! The antique spinach dip tile on the dining room fireplace has been successfully disguised with removable panels. Apologies, Rookwood fans. But don't despair. If someday you buy this house from us, you can pull off these sheets of embossed thermoplastic and the spinach dip will be yours to enjoy. How About Orange

How About Orange

Crafty Cuteness / SQUIRREL
So yesterday, as I was browsing through countless gifts for men on Etsy, I came across so many incredibly adorable iPhone holders that I couldn't decide which ones I liked best! They didn't all necessarily fit into the men's category so I'm dedicating this post to the super creative, cute, meticulous, and simply amazing iPhone/smartphone holders I've found. Any of these would be the stocking stuffer of your teenager/fun-at-heart's dreams. Caution - Side effects may include the experience of receiving glowing respect and admiration in the gift receiver's eyes. Here are a few of my favorites. iPhone/Smartphone Holders Galore iPhone/Smartphone Holders Galore
You might have seen this craft project floating around the DIY blogs lately--I know I did. I suggest you give it a go. I think this project would be the perfect art piece for a kid's room or nursery. Jungle Green
How to make polymer clay covered pens. Dear Chicago House, Remember these lovely colorful pens that added a pop of color to my desk I shared with you earlier this week. Well here is a little "how to" on how to make them. You will need A couple of blocks of oven bake polymer clayA cheap bic type pen, the sort you can pull the ink cartridge fromA rolling pinA sharp knife Here is what you do.
Du behöver: Kuvert (återanvänd gärna gamla kuvert), ett ark med vitt papper (för mallen), sax, penna, lim och ett mönstrat papper. Inspiration till detta pyssel kommer från The Creative Homemaker. Fler varianter på samma tema finns här och här.

bokmärken – Craft of the Day, bookmarks

Polly Wiggins, a quilling friend in Kansas, encrusted this paper mache heart with beautiful folded roses and fringed flowers. I'm drawn to the subtle, old fashioned shades she chose, perhaps because they remind me of a silky-soft comforter my great grandmother made years and years ago. If you've been steering clear of folded roses because they seem too complicated, fear not. Folded Rose Tutorial
Hammered spoons are a beautiful addition to your wedding tabletop. Perfect for an elegant, rustic wedding, use them as favors, escort cards, or table numbers – the options are endless. I’m so happy to have McKenzie Brickl of La La Soiree and Kate Sommers of KNG Sommers Photography stop by EAD today to share a step-by-step tutorial for creating your own hammered spoon place cards, and you can see them in action on a lovely olive green and gold tabletop they created! Scour local thrift stores, flea markets or yard sales for spoons and make sure that they are not stainless steel – look at the handle – which appears too shiny and is very difficult to pound out. Select pieces that are made of silver (you can tell because it does tarnish). You will need:

Hammered Spoon Tutorial

How To: Paper Pinwheels
Rifle Paper Co. - RIFLE blog - invitation: avi &kate