The girls have gotten really into writing letters lately and mailing letters to family and friends and we ran out of envelopes very fast. I couldn't face buying more and realized I could just make them. So I did—and now the girls make them too. So, this is so easy and simple I feel silly even writing about it, but just in case, I made a video tutorial of how we make them. No templates to trace, no scissors needed—just some paper and tape. They have been very well received.
A simple idea is sometimes the best. Here, I show how to make frames for any of the prints you might like to display, show, or simply have on your desk or dresser. Pictures, no matter how much we like them tend to become passe' after awhile. So why spend a lot of money on frames that could be put to better use elsewhere? Gather up some cardboard, the kind cereal boxes are made of, get your tools and make your own frames! <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
I like a challenge. Like looking at a picture of something and figuring out how to make it. This acorn box is one of those. The original design was created by Jessica Wolf of Paper Acorn . Having made a few, I can't imagine making enough for a wedding!
Our recycling is full of junk mail and election flyers. Hating to see all that colorful and heavy card stock paper just go to waste, we decided to create something from them. Here are the results of our endeavor. After the jump, find out more about how we made this simple junk mail triptych... • Collect flyers from your mail.
I've had this map coaster tutorial in my inspiration file for awhile. I wanted to make a set of map coasters for my brother; one coaster for each city he has lived in. The plan was to use an old atlas I had lying around, but all the cities were in the middle of the state, right where the atlas folded in two.
Raise your hand if you want to learn how to make this fabulous piece of home decor: Me too me too! Thank goodness Jen Jockisch has prepared a photo tutorial to teach us all how! Supplies needed: - Printer
post + photography by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun We all have our own ways of applying mascara and no one way is necessarily the right way… if you’re happy with the results, then it’s a good way for you! But these simple techniques really coat and direct each lash, so it’s definitely worth a try.
photos/post/design: Kristin Ess Considering nail art + polish colors are all we talk about for the first 20 minutes that we see each other, you don’t want to be that girl who has an immaculate mani accompanied by dry, crusty hands. Here in California winter has come to an end (UH, BYE!) but no matter where you are or what season it is, take 5 minutes to make this scrub at home with stuff you probably already have.
This D.I.Y Revolution will not be televised This D.I.Y revolution will not require you getting up at stupid o’clock and fighting your fellow man tooth and nail for paint and nails This D.I.Y revolution will not require giving up most of your weekend and crying about the flakes of paint in your hair This D.I.Y revolution will not feature Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen or any of the team from Extreme Makeover: Home edition* It will just require you – some card and scissors and you can get your homemade flowers on for full deets on this DIY teach get thee gone to Cardgirl Invitations and see the end result via Dozi Design as Wendy is the original genius behind these. *We would like to offer our sincere apologies to Gil Scott Heron for ruining a classic – but he had to be sacrificed in the name of blogging!
For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course.
Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan.
I'm not the originator of this hair style but I've gotten so many requests for it, I thought I'd give it a go for you. I don't know what it's called either so I haven't researched it and/or found any other tutorials for it ...thus, this is my version of it, and I've dubbed it the Partial French Braid w/ Cascading Hair. The photos I've seen online show the braid a little more straight across the back of the head and mine sort of braids at an angle, similar to my side/low french braid up-do .
Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty , and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Our goal is to inspire. So come check us out!