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Dream Big Butterfly Window - Resin Craft | Pretty Handy Girl. 21 quilts and knits inspired by Sudoku puzzles. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up.

Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh. Cecilia Cotton >> Origami. Heart Break Kids - Blog - How to make a tutu. Today I am going to teach you how I make a tutu. Here are the supplies that you will need: 1/2" elastic (I prefer the braided elastic)6" spools of tulle (found in any craft store, sometimes in the bridal section)1 yard of double faced satin ribbon (optional)needle and threadlarge book First, get your princess's waist measurement.

My daughter is two, and her waist is just shy of 20". Set your elastic aside, and get ready to cut your tulle. Ten inches is the standard length that I use when making a tutu. I am just noticing that it is a bit hard to see the orange tulle that I am cutting in this picture. Once you are done cutting, you are ready to start tying. Find the middle slide the tulle under the elastic start your slip knot pull the ends through pull the ends down (this is a loose knot) this is what the loose knots for a play tutu should look like this is a tight knot these are what your knots should look like for a fluffier tutu Finally, I like to add a ribbon to my tutus. Go make a tutu! Make a Lighted Ornament Tree on Canvas for the Holidays ~ Madigan Made { simple DIY ideas }

Madigan made… a gilded tree, lit through a canvas. There is something about the shine of metallic gold and glowing twinkle lights that just evokes Christmastime to me. That’s why I love this new framed tree on canvas that I made from an old frame, a broken string of twinkle lights and a bunch of gold wire wrapped ornament things. (I picked up the ornaments very cheap on clearance at the dollar store last year.) Remember the diy ‘art’ I made for our old foyer area? (before I changed it for the bench and gallery wall)I was upset a couple of months ago to see that the glass on that frame cracked in our storage area.

BUT I took that unfortunate find as a sign that I should make something out of the remaining frame. I’ve wanted to create a twinkle lighted canvas after I saw this beautiful lit canvas at Apartment Therapy (found via Pinterest). And, since twinkle lights = Christmas in my head, I thought it would be perfect to create a lit canvas for the holidays. How to Make a Tabletop Christmas Ornament Tree Using a Knitting Needle - StumbleUpon. I haven’t done a lot of holiday decorating this year – keeping it simple, but I found this idea in an old Christmas decorating book and wanted to try it out. It is a non-permanent way to use your ornaments, very easy, and can be done in many variations. It is perfect to place on a mantle, table, or just to accent your decor.

All you need for the basic version is a knitting needle and about 16-20 classic ball ornaments of varying size. I found my color coordinated ornaments at Walmart. They were $2.50 for a box of 10 -18 balls. Here is the basic version. The bottom can be simply left alone, adorned with some greenery, or placed in an urn or planter. I put this tree in my dining room using a collection of vintage ornaments. For this one, I added a star ornament on the top and made a coordinating tree stand from an empty spool of ribbon and some scrapbook paper. Experiment with different style balls and your favorite colors. How to Make the Knitting Needle Ornament Tree Supplies Needed: Doily canvas bag} & - StumbleUpon. Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects.

Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray : Spray doily with paper spray adhesive and press down on the bag (not shown). (Using Krylon Paper Finishes adhesive allows the doily to stick in place while you paint, but it easily pulls off without leaving a sticky mess behind after you paint.) : Gently paint over the holes – I recommend paint meant for fabric, not crafts.

. : Peel back doily before paint dries. View All Photos < Tips for Homemade Holiday Gifts. Princess. Just like we did when Princess Diana was married, millions of people will be watching Prince William marry (soon-to-be Princess) Kate. I want to take this time to introduce Princess Iris. We just call her Iris, but she thinks she's a princess. Check out pink collar with rhinestones! We adopted her one year and two months ago from a Golden Retriever rescue organization. She was taken from a man who treated her and her brother cruelly. Iris had heartworms and weighed only 36 pounds. She was frightened by loud noises, strangers, cats, newspapers... just about anything. Now she is heartworm-free and loves sleeping on the leather sofa, playing with the cats, going for walks, and eating.

Oh, and Iris loves car trips! Now she is a happy, happy girl princess! Dry erase board out of a picture frame - StumbleUpon. 133.2K Flares Twitter 7 Facebook 69 Pin It Share 3.9K 3K+ StumbleUpon 129.2K Made with Flare More Info 133.2K Flares × I purchased a few cheap 12×16 picture frames from Wal-mart for $3.00 a piece and brought them home, cut out scrapbook paper and attached it to the inside of the frame. I used double sided tape to stick the 12×12 sheets together then just cut off the remaining amount of paper before I attached it to the inside of the frame. I have seen these all over lately and decided to make a few. I have seen them used for grocery lists, caledars, or just for a Honey do list I added some ribbon and rosettes just to spice them up a little bit.

As you can see I also attache a dry erase marker to the side with velcro. Here are a few I made. Anthropologie | Copycat Crafts - StumbleUpon. Everyday is a Crafting Day!: A Floating Ghost... This is one of our Families favorite Halloween Decorations. We usually make one for everyone and they decorate their rooms with them. Of course we make them on a smaller scale for the kids. Here’s what you need… 1 Liter Pop Bottle, Starch, Cheese Cloth, Old Towel, Scrap piece of felt, Styrofoam ball (the white kind works better.)

Scissor, Hair dyer (optional) Wire (not pictured) First thing you are going to do is cover your working area with your towel. Then make you ghost form. I also use some wire to make arms… Next, lay the cheese cloth over your ghost form. Next you can use a hair dryer to help make the drying time faster. Once it is completely dry, pull it off of your form and glue on some felt eyes.

Visit Our Craft Supplies Store For All Tools To Help Create Your Dream Crafts. Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters - StumbleUpon. Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge? I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with.

Pinterest in general just makes me tinkle in my pants with joy! So let's get to it! Lately I have been obssessed with games like Words With Friends, Wordosaur, Scrabble and any other word games that make me use my noggin. If you ever want to play with me you can come over. Online these babies go for $26, but with a little crafting and an old scrabble game, these can be yours for practically free! Here are the materials you need: 64 scrabble letters (check yard sales, thrift stores, or order some on Ebay or Amazon if you don't have any on hand)1 thin cork board (buy at any craft store)1 x-acto knifesuper gluehot glue gunmodpodge/sealer Step 1. Arrange 16 letters to make 4 words that you are happy with on your coasters (Ex. Step 2. Glue letters together using a thin layer of super glue leaving about 15 seconds to dry between each letter.

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And if you like this post, Subscribe to Green Your Decor for more DIY projects and green ideas! I like to think of myself as pretty crafty. I often see items in a store and think of a way (or find a tutorial) so I can make it myself. But no way in the world am I THIS crafty. I know the entertainment center above doesn’t look like much. I usually post the “after” picture first, with a before picture later. Gorgeous! Read the details at Giggleberry Creations. Looking for more DIY projects?

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From... - StumbleUpon. I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute.

{with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely} Crafts by Carolyn - Exploding Box - StumbleUpon.

New England Through Yummy Moms Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks - StumbleUpon. Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano | Fiskars - StumbleUpon. Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet - StumbleUpon. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning... *sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home.

*sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails! Hanging postcard collage. Last year, I asked for suggestions on ways to display my postcard collection. Everyone had great ideas. But this postcard “tapestry” idea came to me, and I had to try it. It would also work well for photos or Christmas cards. You can easily rotate in new ones whenever you like. I’m planning to make an advent calendar using the same concept. How to make a hanging postcard collage Supplies 1 yard of sturdy fabric (I used cotton duck cloth)16 feet of 3/4-inch half-round wood trim (available at Lowe’s)primer (I used Kilz2 latex primer)paint (I used Benjamin Moore Aura in Steam [AF-15])postcards or photos1 yard ribbon Tools staple gun and 1/4-inch staplesmiter box and pull sawsanding block and fine sandpaperscissorsneedle and thread or sewing machinepaintbrushdrop clothruler or tape measurepenciliron and ironing board 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk.