At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter. The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind.
UPDATE: I’ve added the stencil to DIY your own Moroccan rug in this other post .
Tell me…what do you see when you look at this post? If you answer “an awesome and affordable DIY project for my modern home” we’ll diagnose you with an awesome case of knowing a great DIY project when you see it.
I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter: one two three I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with.
Here is my first step-by-step tutorial... and I made it an easy one. I made these blocks for my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas and they loved them, so I thought I'd share. They are easy, although time consuming. And if you think they are just too much work...
Years ago when I was a college student, I had a part time job in a card store. 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. As it grew and I added more colors, I soon realized I had a really cool design forming, and without too much effort I would have a spiral of color large enough to use as a coaster. I bought some rolls of ribbon and that weekend I sat down and made several fun coasters by carefully coiling the ribbon around itself.
How amazing is this styling by Anthropologie ?! Although I don't think I would be OK with submerging expensive jewellery, antique stores or flea markets often yield inexpensive yet interesting pieces that would be perfect for a DIY like this. You could even use Christmas ornaments, but be sure to use a sealant if your dec is prone to rust.
**Update: Come see new and updated photos of this project HERE ! :) Does anyone else feel like their spice cupboard and/or baking cupboard is full to the max? Or overflowing, even? I used to dream of a spice rack that would allow me to have all my spices organized and at my fingertips.
Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile , it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply store about 5 feet of lightweight jack chain
I had a bad morning and needed to make myself busy with something, so I went to the BX and bought a cinnamon roll, some cheap little frames, and a world map.
last month i bought lauren a set of “ the family creative workshop ” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm.
Photo by JurgaR/iStockphoto.com Why Christmas when we’re in the throes of summer? I know. I worked six years in retail.
In South Africa, recycling is way of life that not very many people incorporate into their daily routine. Partly because we do not have the facilities or many places that offer this service, but mainly because most people are too lazy to think about what happens to their rubbish once they toss it in the bin. So instead of carelessly dumping your trash, one of the ways you can help give used things a second life, is to reuse your glass jars, and use them as novelty photo frames.
Etched Glass Storage Jars and more decorating ideas, organizing tips, and homekeeping and cleaning solutions on marthastewart.comKeep pantry staples organized with a set of glass storage jars customized with etched lettering. 1. Clean and dry the glass.
Friends! I’m so pleased to share our first gift DIY of the season. Maude made these fantastic monogrammed mugs over the weekend.