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Happy Hour Projects: Wire Wrapped Tree. Well, voting is now closed for this week’s challenge at One Artsy Mama, which means it’s big reveal day here!

Happy Hour Projects: Wire Wrapped Tree

I’m so excited to show you my entry. Did you go vote? I am happy to say that while I didn’t win this round overall (the competition was pretty impressive!) I am advancing to round 2. The theme is Mod Podge, so stay tuned next week! Cocoagraph - Chocolate Photograph Co.Cocoagraph - Custom Chocolate Photograph Bars. Lemonade Makin' Mama: Express yourself in porcelain. I have a super busy week planned, so I thought I'd get a jump on posting.

Lemonade Makin' Mama: Express yourself in porcelain

I love it when I find an idea that I can easily copy replicate. Not so long ago, I found a photo on Pinterest that showed a Pride and Prejudice quote, written onto a white mug. 101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that!

101 Pretty Printables {free}

Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. I wish I could share a photo of each one, but my blog would most likely blow up…ha! Halloween Crafts on Pinterest.

Cake postcard tutorial. Make a mailable slice of cake I have so many friends and family members that always say "I wish you could mail me a birthday cake!

Cake postcard tutorial

" ... well, now I can send them a slice. This to That (Glue Advice) How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string.

How to cut glass

I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. One-bag plastic flowers. Use these easy flowers to decorate gifts.

One-bag plastic flowers

Each flower requires only one plastic grocery bag. 1. Cut the handles and bottom off bag. CraftGawker. Make-up Magnet Board. We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves.

Make-up Magnet Board

I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! How to Make a Hollow Book. Edit Article Edited by Sondra C, Jack Herrick, Krystle, Dave Crosby and 97 others A hollow book can be a nifty way to hide something, whether it's a spare key, a secret note, or even money.

How to Make a Hollow Book

Most people wouldn't think to browse your library for private or personal things. It's also a great way to pass something to someone discreetly--an unsuspecting onlooker will just think you're sharing a very good read! Ad. "Stained Glass" Votive Holders. By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart.

"Stained Glass" Votive Holders

When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. This project is quick and easy, and a great way to whip up custom party décor on the cheap. Materials. How to Transfer a Photograph Onto a Block of Wood.

Paper Projects

Sewing. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. The best trick of all is repairing broken stuff. You would be amazed that in this throw away age so many things can be repaired easily. Invest your money in quality tools, and you will find the tool pays for itself in the first few repairs you make with it. There are wonderful adhesives and tapes that people aren't aware of that work wonders. Take an hour and go to a home hardware store and really browse around to discover some of these wonders of the modern world. You can also look online at some great catalogs that sell woodworking supplies, and find a great assortment of fine tools that you can use to repair almost anything. 25 clever ideas to make life easier.

Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! Wine bottle to Tiki Torch How-to. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. After searching the world over to find a torch that was affordable and atypical I came to the conclusion that unless I wanted wicker or bamboo, I needed to be a bit more resourceful. Recycle pizza boxes into wall art. Art for pizza lovers! BTW our pizza is delivered with a wax paper insert on the bottom of the box, so the boxes were clean.

I wouldn't recommend using pizza boxes with food stains! I already had this idea in mind, but was going to use polystyrene blocks. But why buy polystyrene when I can recycle pizza boxes and create art for my home, and for the kids' rooms as well.