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Seams & Hems. 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! 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! This was a very fun project for me.

I have a friend getting married this October in the desert. This is a bit more time-intensive than what I usually show you, but I wanted something special not just for the contest, but also for my friend’s gift. I started with a rock from my yard. First, I cut about 2 dozen lengths of copper and brass wire about 24″ long for a tree about 8″ or 9″ tall. Once you have your roots started, twist your wire to create your trunk. Once you’re satisfied with the height, start sorting your wires back out to form branches. The beads here represent the people in my friend’s and her fiance’s families. 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. 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. I was so excited, I immediately created a bunch of them for each of my book club girls as Christmas gifts. Sadly, they didn't turn out very well and I'm not sure anyone was jumping up and down for joy about them.

Just a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this tutorial, outlining everything I needed to know about personalizing plain, white mugs. Begin with plain, white mugs of your choice. I wrote free hand, directly onto the mug. Once you have the lettering "just so," place your mugs right into a 300 degree oven, and "bake" for 30 minutes. The quote I used from Pride and Prejudice, was broken up in to four parts on two mugs. I wanted to write, "Mr. I have another tutorial coming later this week, so stay tuned! 101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that! 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!

Make sure your printer has color ink before you start, and feel free to share this list with all your friends…they’ll love you for it! That ought to keep you busy for awhile! Do you sew? I’d love to hear about your favorites!! ~Kim. Halloween Crafts on Pinterest. Cake postcard tutorial. Supplies Materials needed to make two cake postcards: 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)Serrated knifeX-Acto or utility knifeSpray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!) Cardboard, kraft paper or scrapbook paper Instructions Cut sponge into wedge shape With a serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut a sponge into two, cake wedge shapes. Cut a center groove into sponge Using an X-Acto or utility knife, cut a section of foam from the center of the sponge. Paint the sponge wedges in desired color.

Trace the slice of cake When the sponge wedges are dry, trace around them on a piece of cardboard, kraft paper or colorful scrapbook paper. Spray glue the postcards to the solid, flat sides of the sponge wedges. Using a caulking gun and your desired caulk, fill a plastic disposable piping bag with half of the caulk. Pipe the center of the cake Pipe the icing on the top Note from the editor This totally works! 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. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer!

Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved. One-bag plastic flowers. Use these easy flowers to decorate gifts.

Each flower requires only one plastic grocery bag. 1. Cut the handles and bottom off bag 2. Push pleats out and flatten out tube 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. View the slideshow below for examples of finished plastic bag flowers. 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.

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. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust. The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain.

I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Here comes the brilliant part though. Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though. 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. 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! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! Tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless.

Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! Tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty!

How to Make a Hollow Book. "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. 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 Tissue paper in your desired colors Mod Podge (matte finish), in a pinch you can also use school gluePaintbrush Scissors Glass containers to fit your candle(s), I used thrifted vases and wine tumblers Paper punches in various shapes Q-tips, optional Directions Step 3: Start affixing the punched-out paper shapes to the glass using your paintbrush.

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Sewing. Most Popular Repurposing Tricks of 2011. 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! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net. 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. A glance into my recycling bin and a stroll through the local hardware store was the inspiration for this recycled wine bottle tiki torch. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. The Hanger. 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. ABOVE: Use larger pizza boxes to make unique art for a child's bedroom. These boxes are covered with polka dot wrapping paper that is available in a variety of bold and pastel colours. ABOVE: The humble pizza box becomes eye-catching art for a home. You will need: Pizza boxes - small, medium or large Wallpaper, wrapping paper or fabric Bostik spray adhesive Ruler Craft or utility knife Scissors Double-sided tape to mount onto wall Here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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