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Page's Felt Flower Winter Wreath. I have been wanting to make a wreath in all white and ecru felt for some time now, but when we got in our fun, new neon threads I knew I had to bring the two worlds together to create a wintery white wreath with playful bursts of color that would bring a smile to my face all winter long. The pairing of the soft, snowy neutrals with the intense, colorful neons make this piece glow in a way that words can't describe. Enjoy! --Page Materials Sew Background Using the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine and the off-white thread, sew together two pieces at a time of the 5mm thick felt to create a four piece grid. Trace Templates Trace a circle approximately 13-inch in diameter with a fabric marker.

Download and print flower templates here. 5 Poinsettias (I used the small poppy piece as a center)9 Poppies (I varied how many poppy layers I used each time)6 large Asters4 small Asters5 Clematis5 DogwoodsApproximately eleven flower centers of varying shapes and sizes. Cut Flowers and Centers.


Decor. Rugs & Flooring. It's Brighter On The Inside! ~ A Bit of Geek. Since falling inexplicably deep into the Doctor Who fandom I have decided that I need to be surrounded by all things Doctor Who. Thus far I have some socks and the tenth Doctor's screwdriver, but I need more. MORE! The BBC website has offerings that are drool worthy, but for the Whovian on a budget I have a solution: a homemade TARDIS desk lamp! Bow to the TARDIS, for it gives light and is good. I tend to be willy nilly with my projects, which means that I don't have plans or a pattern to show you.

If/when I choose to build another one it'll have to be from scratch and experience. This is going to be a little long, but please bear with me! Overview of materials used! More specific breakdown of smaller items. It didn't seem like so many materials as I was making it. Is a "candelabra" size. Click to embiggen. I had all of the supplies I needed at my house already as a result of working on a variety of craft projects in the past. Let's get started! Lights off. Lights on. TA-DA!

Basket from a Newspaper. May 3rd, 2012 Email 1339 users recommend A charming basket (or comfy pet bed) is crafted from an issue of the Sunday New York Times. Recycling never looked so good. Jeff Rudell Weaving newspapers is a perfect activity for kids who are stuck inside on a rainy May Sunday (and it works with adults, too). A simple ribbon or two can turn even the most modest of materials—in this case an old newspaper—into a thing of beauty. Photo: Jeff Rudell The entire 126-year-old farmhouse I grew up in was insulated with old newspapers, wadded up and stuffed behind the walls and between the studs. With such a long history with newspapers, it struck me as odd recently to realize that most of what I did with newspapers these days (besides read them) was bundle them up and deliver them to the curb once a week in anticipation of the 6:00 a.m. recycling truck that comes every Monday to retrieve them.

View 3 member project galleries. DIY Natural Dyes – How To Make Natural Dyes. Update: This post originally ran on September 21st 2011 but we wanted to bring it back as a reminder of how fun and environmentally friendly natural dyes are! It’s time to share the results of my natural dye experiment! This was such a fun project – I definitely recommend it as a great rainy day activity :) For my first experiment I used beets, onion skins and spinach. While the spinach did not work (as one reader also mentioned after my previous post) I was really pleased with the beets and onion skins!

The beets were such a beautiful deep red color! For the onions, I peeled off the skins and used only that part – I have seen other examples of this online that yielded really nice results but I was actually doubtful that this would really work. I had high hopes for the spinach… if anyone has tried this with spinach and gotten good results let me know what your secret is :) After bringing each ingredient to a boil, I let them simmer for an hour while I prepared the fabrics to dye.

Bubble Chandelier DIY ~ Frou Frou Fashionista - Luxury Lingerie Blog for Faire Frou Frou in Los Angeles. At long last we are excited to share the process of how we created the Champagne Bubbles "Frou Frou Chandelier" for our boutique (aka Bubble Chandelier for those of you who want a simpler name for it)! Instead of paying $3,000-$7,000 for a chandelier, we thought it would be much more rewarding to create our own for just a few hundred dollars.

This is a step-by-step guide for how we made the chandelier you see at Faire Frou Frou. Our chandelier measures 2'x4' which we needed to make large enough to make a statement in our boutique. Of course you can create any size or shape that you wish. Supplies: 2'x4' white wire grid panel (though you can do any shape or size) (about $15-$23)CB2 Bubble Balls (50 small & 40 large) ($1.95 ea small, $3.95 ea large)Silver Christmas ball ornaments (80 small, 80 medium)Fishing line (we bought high knot strength /30 lb.) $3One spool of sterling silver wire (20-22 gauge).

See the little silver toggles on the table? Fastening the fishing line to the wire grid. "Dew" It Yourself Jewelry Stand. Given that title and my penchant for puns, I'm guessing it will take you guys exactly 3.7 seconds to guess what my new jewelry stand is made from: Aw, you only needed two seconds, didn't you? I knew it. Yep, this pretty green number is made from four plastic Mountain Dew bottles and exactly $3.72 worth of materials from the hardware store.

Not too shabby. First, collect your bottles. If you happen to have a Diet 'Dew addict for a spouse like me, this will take less than three days. I found it easiest to cut the bottoms off my bottles with a strong utility knife, and then trim them down further with scissors. Other than the bottles you will need: One 12-inch length of threaded rod (no cutting necessary; they come this size in the hardware store) and one baggy each of a coordinating size nuts and washers. Drill holes that are the same size as your threaded rod in the center of each tray: As you can see, the Dremel gives a nice rounded edge to the "v" between each "petal. " Ok, last one: Make Your Own Macrame Curtain. Trey and I have been (slowly) fixing up our home office these past six months. I'm excited that, for the most part, we're done (!!!!!)

, and I'll be sharing a full room tour later this week. The room is an extra bedroom, so it had a closet that I wanted to convert into an extra storage area but that wasn't a total eye sore. This closet used to have a sliding door on it, but the door got damaged and I never had it repaired as I'm not a huge fan of the look of those doors anyway. I knew in order to keep this area looking tidy but still functional the easiest solution would be to add a curtain to hide the random (but needed) contents of the closet. I wanted to add a curtain that was light in color (white or cream) but that wasn't boring and would still had interest and texture to that corner of the room. 1. 4.

When beginning to make the actual curtain, I made 14 groups of rope, each group with four strands that were all 100 inches long. Clean Living // Lip Balm. (Button) Elephant in the Room-Tutorial | Busted Button. If you remember that button elephant I created a while back, you might also remember that I promised a tutorial asap! Well, asap has finally come, so here we go! To make this cute little elephant, all you need are some buttons, hot glue, a wee bit of paint, a canvas board (which you can find at any craft store) and a frame. First, draw out a nice, chunky elephant. I used card stock to make a stencil, which was inspired by a fabric pattern I saw online. I got a dozen orders of these cute littles as soon as I shared the first one, so I was on an elephant-making rampage!

Now for the buttons! Get out your trusty glue gun and add the first layer like so, trying to cover as much space as possible without going over the edges. You know what? For the next layer of buttons, try to overlap along the edges to create a straighter line, and fill in any gaps. For the tail, just find a tail-shaped button…Wait, what?!?! For the ears, just use some buttons that are bigger and darker than your base color. 19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To} Pretty ribbon flowers can be used to embellish all kinds of things such as tote bags, headbands, hair clips, shirts, brooches, scrapbooks and albums, gift toppers, etc.

They can be made from assorted trims like organza, velvet, satin, grosgrain, pleated…you name it, there’s a flower you can make out of it! Here are over a dozen tutorials showing you how to make them including folded roses and ruffly flowers, enjoy! Ribbon Flower Tutorial: Simple method involving weaving thread through the ribbon and gathering it into a flower. Embellish with pretty buttons. No-Sew Rosette: Shows how to make a pretty flower using wired edge ribbon and a dab of hot glue. Pin: Another tutorial showing how to make a pretty flower using wire edged ribbon, folding and sewing. Pleated: Made with satin or grosgrain pleated ribbon, a bit of glue, a piece of chipboard and a button.

The Work is Getting to Me: Making Neon Rope Baskets. Neons are really hot right now and one of my favorite neon craft supplies is the brightly colored mason line that you can find in the rope aisle of any hardware store. Pair it with plain cotton clothesline, and you have these super fresh baskets. I use mine to hold knitting needles, scissors and my drop spindle.

You might even be able to make these and call it "spring cleaning" because they are a great way to organize things in a presentable way. I've made some videos of this project because it is a little hard to learn with still images. There are also pictures below showing how to do the stitch. Video tutorial part 1 Video tutorial part 2 Both of these are playable in HD, and I recommend doing so in order to clearly see what is going on. You will need: Cotton clothesline or a similar thick rope in any material, I used this kind. Begin as in the video by making a crocheted magic ring. Work in a coil attaching the rope with the following stitch Put the front loop through this back loop. Paper Lantern * Paper Lantern Södermalm Stockholm. Jag kan aldrig få nog av ljuslyktor som ni kanske märkt av mina Halloweenprojekt. Denna årstid behöver man ju dessutom alla ljus i mörkret man kan få, både bokstavligen och på det kreativa planet.

I morse vaknade jag alldeles för tidigt med en idé i huvudet som gjorde att jag inte kunde somna om. Resultatet blev en vy av Södermalm tecknad med svart penna på crèmefärgad tapet. Jag tycker så mycket om att göra ljuslyktor med byggnader som tema, i vintras gjorde jag exempelvis giraffhuset och spökslottet. Big news: I can never get enough when it comes to lights and lanterns. Jag tecknade bilden på fri hand, inspirerad av den här bilden. I was inspired by this picture. Ljuskällan är en batteridriven ljusslinga i en glasburk. I used battery powered lights on a string and put it in a glass jar.

Aluminum-Free Deodorant. Since showering 5 times a day isn't practical for most, the rest of us rely on underarm deodorant to keep us feeling fresh and clean...and frankly, not smelly. Well, who would have guessed that you can make your own deodorant with only THREE ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Here's a quick and effective how-to, and best of all, its aluminum free! Interestingly enough sweat, itself, does not cause any sort of smell. It is the bacteria on the underarm skin that may contain bacteria, that is your smelly culprit! So whats all this buzz about aluminum in our anti-perspiration deodorants? Many people have begun to find aluminum-free cosmetic alternatives, as it can be a skin irritant and debatable carcinogen (although the FDA and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have not found a direct link between anti-perpirants and cancer) So without further delay, lets get this party started!

Button Garland Pictures, Photos, and Images for Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter. DIY: A Neighborly Get Well Kit. Tip: click on the images for an enlarged view. After moving from our last home, where we had possibly the world’s most atrocious neighbors, I wasn’t expecting much from our new set. So imagine my delighted surprise when several of them stopped by to welcome us to our new home.

During that Spring when our lawn needed cutting for the first time, I looked out my window to discover our neighbor mowing it for us (he still regularly mows it…even though I run out and tell him not to). Our neighbors on the other side of us have offered to accommodate us in their storm shelter during the seasonal tornados we have. And two years ago they even shoveled our driveway after a freak 18″ snowstorm left our city marooned for days.

So when Vivint (a leading provider of simple, affordable home security and other home solutions) asked if I would like to create a couple DIYs with warm neighborly giving in mind, I was excited for the chance to put my neighborly thoughts into action. Boil water. DIY | bath bomb favors » Something Turquoise {ideas for the DIY bride} I throughly enjoy a relaxing soak in my tub… and bath bombs (or fizzie’s) always make bath time more enjoyable!!! Never again will I spend money on bath bombs because they are EXTREMELY easy to make, very inexpensive and I get to pick the scent and color. These would make absolutely fabulous bridal shower favors and since they set up fairly quickly you could even have your guests make them at your shower as a fun project! Measuring cup, bowl and wiskBaking SodaCitric AcidWater-free Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)Fragrance oilWater-free colorant (La Bomb colorant from Bramble Berry)PipettesMini-muffin panWax paperSticker Paper + Take Out Boxes for packaging All of these supplies can easily be purchased online from

These are SO easy to make… I cannot wait for you to try them! The batches we are making use 1 cup of baking soda to 1/2 cup of citric acid – which makes exactly 12 mini-muffin bath bombs. Now for the fragrance oil – the amount is completely up to you. Face planter. As you might know after my cress cups with a face DIY project, I love planters with a face on it. I thing it just gives every plant more personality! So today I want to share this little fellow with you. His name is Bob. OK, just kidding, I don’t actually give my planters names. What you need for a DIY face planter - Air dry clay - Empty and clean can (label removed) - Knife - Water - Paint brush - White spray paint How to make this cute DIY face planter 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

That’s it! Making Vapor Rub | Cheap, Free, and Happy. Cress cups with a face. Pin by Kiya McIntire on For the Home. DIY Jumping Jack Bugs. Weekend project: Fruit welcome mats. Homemade Herbal Bug Spray Recipes That Work! Airy jar. Crafting projects: { DIY Dahlias for Spring } | kraft&mint. DIY Sea Glass Vases. DIY spring wreath in pink and gold. MY DIY | Dino Ring Holder.


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Evil Dr. Porkchop - I want to do this. Copper Rose. The ugly side of creativity...and an Anthro knockoff. Top 5 DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms | DIY Creative Ideas. DIY Lighted Constellation Canvas. SO PURTY! How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights. How-To: Moss Shower Mat. Pintuck Pillow Tutorial. Ladyface Blog: String Art Portrait Plaques. Homemade Serenity: Make It! Egg Carton Wreath. Anthropologie Ruffle Shower Curtain Tutorial. Decoupaged Map Ikea Desk - Finding Home. DIY Silver Lining Cloud Dish | Love From Ginger. Honeysuckle Pink Chalkboard | The CSI Project. Super Mario Fire Flower. DIY: Marquee ampersand light. Upcycle Old T-Shirts into a Braided Rug. Nail and String Feather | Design Curiosities.

Customize it… Jewelry Blocks | Emily Henderson. Poppy haus: DIY Glow In The Dark Stars. How to make an industrial pipe floor lamp. Pin by Maria Palito on *DYI Craft Projects. DIY Threaded Heart Wall Art. Wall of Rainbow Koi. Apartment Artifact – DIY Jewelry Display Wall | Whimseybox. Wall-Mounted DIY Star Wars Wampa Head - Our Nerd Home.