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DIY: Banana Republic Braided Neck Tee Shirt | her new leaf
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Print Hula Hoop Rug Page | Crafts

Print Hula Hoop Rug Page | Crafts

This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art?

How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights

How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring. I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make. They are made mostly from material found at a dollar store. You can make several branches for a spray of cherry blossoms to decorate your room.
Guitar Strings to Bangles « Danielle Griffin I’ve always thought there was -something- that could be done with used guitar strings. At first I thought wire jewelry, but they don’t stay bent that easily. I figured it out though…fabric-covered bangle bracelets! Guitar Strings to Bangles « Danielle Griffin
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.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

How to Make Leaf Skeletons
DIY Hand Stitching, part 1

DIY Hand Stitching, part 1

One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones!

How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) | scissors.paper.wok

I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday! How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) | scissors.paper.wok