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Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano. Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags.

Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano

Decorating Inspiration

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.

She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board. I am a meal planner.

Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board

I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries unloaded, I usually forget what I planned for, so I put together this super easy wipe-off menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night! Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial Supplies: Picture frame with glass front (I love these 12×12 frames I found at Ben Franklin for only $7!) 1. 2. 3. 4. Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week!

Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana. Freshly Picked: How to Make Origami Lights.

Kids Crafts

Tutorials for Recycling Books. We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. 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.

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. 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. Art and Crafting.

DIY Handmade Tea Soap. Tea and soap.

DIY Handmade Tea Soap

They are two of my favorite things. Combine them and what you’ve got is something amazing! I, myself, have made several tea scented soaps over the years including aWhite Tea Shea Butter Soap, but I’ve also created a Chamomile Tea Soap in the past and a super fun Southern Sweet Tea Soap. My Southern Sweet Tea Soap was reminiscent of tea with lemon, sweetened with a touch of honey. I made it using a sweet tea fragrance oil and then added a touch of lemongrass essential oil. Not only are these handmade soaps super simple to make – just combine your favorite melt and pour soap base with some Earl Grey Tea – but the packaging is brilliant and makes the result of this project perfect for gifting!

Wall-o-Love « This Handmade Circus. This is one of the most wonderful places in our home and I firmly believe everyone should have one of those.

Wall-o-Love « This Handmade Circus

So please come take a tour through our lives and our hearts with one simple look at our wall-o-love… Heres a quick tutorial on how to make your own! This was one of those so-determined-I-cant-stop-to-take-pictures kind of projects and it took an insane amount of brain power to create. But, as always this has been done many times and much better than mine. How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks.

Previous image Next image This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn.

How To Make a String Tree Wall Mural Home Hacks

We'll show you how you can create your own, step by step and with tips from the artist.Kathryn Anderson of KAndeArt has made some great wall murals out of nothing more than string and push pins. Here are her steps to creating a beautiful and unique murals from string. What You Need Materials PushpinsBrown yarn or stringA piece of wood to use as a thimble Instructions 1. A few tips from Kathryn on designing your tree: Don't be too symmetrical or regular with the branches, trees are not ladders. 2. 3. 4. Other pieces of Kathryn's creation can be viewed at KAndeArt. A good weekend to diy. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow. I’ve been experimenting with tinting mason jars to create a look like those old vintage ones that are difficult to find anymore in second hand stores.

say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow

I think I’ve finally honed in on the perfect method. Would you like to see how it’s done? Check out the DIY here. Fill them with flowers, or illuminate an outdoor party filling them with battery operated tea lights or a strand of twinkle lights.