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Charming Clay Flowers Tutorial. I have to admit that I’m one of those moms who enjoys playing play dough with my daughter. I find it fun and relaxing to sit down and create with it and then smoosh it up and put it away. There’s no agenda, it’s fun to squoosh in between your fingers, and the colors are pretty. Every now and then we also get clay, the more grown up version of play dough. I saw this brooch and flowers on BHLDN and decided to take a trip and buy me and the little one some clay to play around with.

My daughter got a pack with some pretty colors and I got some plain ole white. We sat down and began to create. She made towers and I made these: Aren’t they just so elegant looking? Originally I was just going to make the brooch, but then I had extra leftover and thought a pair of earrings would be lovely as well. I’m sure by now you are ready to find out how to make them! On wax paper, I started off by softening the clay some. Then for the brooch, I made ten balls about the size of the end of my thumb. Art From Everyday Objects: Paperclips + String |

So today I thought it would be a fun challenge to work with paperclips. You can’t get much more mundane than a paperclip! After much thought, I came up with paperclip earrings. If you have paperclips and some pretty cotton string, you can create these beauties. They’d probably look pretty cool as a necklace too. Here is a diagram to show you where to open the paperclip to create this triangular shape. You are basically unbending the clip at all three of the curves. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch Once you’ve wound all the way round and secured with glue, you can then take another length of string and wind around the width of the “earring” creating horizontal stripes or you can create a more messy look by creating a “net” design (see below).

Then just clamp on a pair of earring hooks. Categories: Art, DIY, Fashion. DIY storybook paper roses | DIY Wedding. DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17711" title="diy-paper-flowers-1" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD650" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD651">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD653">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD655">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD657">.

</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD659">100layercake</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD661">. Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Glittered IZZE Bottles. The next thing I wanted to do to the IZZE bottles was glitter them. You can check out how I drilled the holes in the back of the bottles here. I used Goo Gone to take off the sticky residue that was left over from the label. It also removes stamps that are on the bottles. Then I taped off the area I wanted to glitter. I taped it off where the neck of the bottle starts to get skinnier. I brushed mod podge on the bottom part of the bottle then sprinkled on the glitter. I left them dry a few minutes. Then carefully peeled the blue tape off. So how do you like the glittered bottles? Have a Wonderful Wintery Weekend! DIY Party: Confetti Egg Game. Apr 18 This post is by my friend Rebecca Wright who will now be doing a column on Oh Happy Day.

She throws some of my favorite parties I’ve ever been to like: her bicycle wedding, her bus birthday party, and her film festival birthday party. I’m so happy to have her here. I love parties that involve surprises. DIY Party: Glitter Confetti Eggs Confetti eggs (aka Cascarones) are like mini pinatas for your head. We decided to shake things up in our hunt this year by turning it into more of a game. Party Rules * Hide your confetti eggs as you would normal eggs, and let your friends go hunting for them.* Once everyone has collected the eggs (or as the eggs are found – your choice), the *kindly* smashing upon heads begins.* No throwing eggs! Variations: If you’re really feeling feisty (and don’t mind a messier activity), I think it would be fun to leave a few eggs raw, just to keep things interesting (and provide some real motivation for running from the egg smashers coming toward you). 1. 5.

Mustache mug tutorial. A fun, easy and silly gift to give the cute men in our lives this Father's Day. First, draw a mustache on the top of your mug with a sharpie marker. As you can see mine took a couple times to get right. Second, trace around the edges of the drawn mustache with your Pebeo pen. Next, fill in the mustache with your Pebeo gel stain. This is a picture of one coat. Be patient because it will take a couple of coats to get the look you are going for. Lastly, follow the directions of the stain. Ta Da...the cutest little mug I have ever seen. Fill with a favorite drink or candy and pass it on to the men in your life. Happy Father's Day! As you can tell, I might have a hard time giving mine up. DIY Bird Mobile. Styled Eats: DIY Picnic Baskets and Free Printable.

Apr 17 This is the next post in my new series Styled Eats that focuses on how to package and make food pretty. This brilliant DIY picnic basket is the work of Alexis Birkmeyer. The materials to make this are really simple. Here we used an extra heavy butcher paper but you could even use poster board or a flexible cardstock. You just trace the template, cut it out and fold. So easy! If you wanted to use these for a bigger party I would call together some friends to help make them.

See full instructions and free printable after the jump. Materials Needed: Free Printable Template, posterboard or extra thick butcher paper 18″ x 24″ for each bucket, exacto knife (or scissors if you aren’t worried about straight lines. . ) , and pretty napkins. Step 1: Print out free printable (click here to download) and cut it out. Concept + Photos + Styling by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day See all the Styled Eats posts right here.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Crafts for Kids | Easy Crafts for every Holiday and Season. DIY: Wine Bottle Art. If any of you winos out there are anything like me, you’ve probably got a few, er, *cough* many empty wine bottles clogging up the recycling bin. Well, no more! Dig those puppies out and wash ‘em off, because it’s time for a little DIY! (If you’re not 21, just borrow a few empties from your ‘rents.) With just a little TLC, these beautiful bottles can add ambient charm to any room and any occasion. Here’s What You Do: Step 1: Cut your bottle. Step 2: Gather tea lights, holiday lights, candles, wicks, flowers, spray paint – whatever you want to accessorize your bottles. Here are some ideas: Tumblers Centerpieces Tiki Torches Chandeliers Garden Decorations Vases Candle Holders. A TIE-NY TOKEN OF APPRECIATION.

Wowser...it just hit me that dad day is right around the corner...and hadn't done any projects for it!... So...here's a little last minute something something... now...not sure why ties have become the gift standard...because seems that the only time my father wore one was for funerals...but for all those dads that dress to impress...there's no reason why your keys shouldn't be as sophisticated!... So grab a old tie from years past and a key ring...that's all you'll need for this!...

Well...some scissors and glue too... oh...you might notice that this isn't the same tie in the original pic...well...after finishing that one...i realized that i hadn't taken any pics along the way...so i had to grab a stand-in for the tutorial...just think of it as a stunt tie.... take the narrow tail end of the tie and pull it through the ring...about five inches...make sure the seam of the tie is facing down... fold tail sideways...so it is pointing to right...now you'll be able to see the seams... Wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy.

Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly.

Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Step 5: Find the center of the shorter wire, and wrap it around the base of the paintbrush. Step 8: Draw the shape of your wings and cut them out. Step 11: Tape each wing to the body of the butterfly. See more awesome from Amelia on The Homebook. How to Make Leaf Skeletons. I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.

I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. Kailey did these last year in her botany class with our homeschool group. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. 37.1Kstumbleupon. DIY Paper Flower Corsages. I love Brittany’s work and love her blog House That Lars Built. You may remember her beautiful wedding on 100 Layer Cake with the amazing giant paper flowers.

Well, I asled her if she would put together some DIY’s for us and was thrilled when she agreed. Hello from Copenhagen! I’m a major Oh Happy Day fan so I’m most happy and honored to start sharing some ideas with you. I got married in September and with the help of my dream team–mom and sister–we crafted huge paper flowers galore, which I shared on a tutorial for 100 Layer Cake. The day of my wedding we completely forgot to put to use the darling boutonnieres that my mom had made for the guys. Supplies: * good artist’s paper works best for paper flowers in a variety of colors. Poppy The base of the petal is 1/2″ and expands to 2 3/4″ tall and reaches to 2 1/4″ wide. Rose Create a lemon looking shape about 2″ wide and 1 1/2″ tall. Photos by Brittany for Oh Happy Day. Paper Carrots DIY. Apr 3 Happy Easter! Here is a project that is a cute little addition to an easter basket.

These paper carrots are so easy they will honestly take you ten minutes and you probably already have everything you need to make these at home. Really. Thanks to my sweet niece Emma for helping me! Continue reading for instructions and photos Materials Needed: Orange Paper, Green Paper, Tape, Scissors, Treats Step 1: Take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of orange paper and cut it in half. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.