Christmas crafts with class
a tutorial on how to make a cozy, winter-themed with paper snowflake decoration what you will need:
Gifted Magazine - Holiday Inspiration & Gift Guide - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebiesHello everyone! I'm so delighted today to finally introduce you to Gifted Magazine! What a whirlwind of inspiration, collaboration, fun and hard work these past few months have been. Inside the magazine you will discover incredible projects and freebies dreamed up by an amazing team of contributors, interviews with some of my favorite online friends and of course heaps of gift giving ideas.
Material: 3 teaspoons acrylic paint [colour of choice] 1 1/2 teaspoons glazing medium [water based] 1/2 teaspoon powder tile grout [Not Sanded] How to: The single most frequently asked question is where can I buy coloured chalk board paint? Unfortunately, this product was discontinued a few years back and I have not been able to find another... so with a little effort, I managed to put together a recipe that works! Now you can make your own chalk board paint in any colour you choose and don't have to settle for the standard black and green. Mix together all of the ingredients listed above, blend really well and that's it.
Here is how I made my Christmas tree ornament mobile , it was easier than it looks, promise. The Supplies a 17″ steamer rack from a restaurant supply store about 5 feet of lightweight jack chain
I was trying to desperately whip some semblance of the Christmas spirit into my apartment yesterday because some friends were coming over to have a holiday photo taken — and I wanted SOMETHING that called to mind the holiday spirit in the photo! — and I ended up threading a bunch of my ornaments onto a ribbon. For such a quick project, it turned out really well!
December 17th, 2010 I love string lights and their endless possibilities . I wanted a little something special to drape over our headboard, and a row of glowing paper cubes turned out to be just the thing! First get a string of 20 lights (use LED lights if you are worried about this being a fire hazard) and 20 square pieces of paper (I used 8.5″ x 8.5″). Then fold 20 cubes like this.
Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. The old pocket watch appeals to my tomboy side, and I love its versatility; you can wear it as a necklace or pin, or simply tuck it into your pocket or purse.
Putz houses , also called “ glitter houses ,” are little houses that make up a Christmas village. Popular from the 1920s on, they can be made from cardboard, card stock, and even old Christmas cards. I drew the pattern for this house based on the pattern for the Stone Cottage on the Little Glitter House site , which has patterns for different kinds of buildings. I made it a bit smaller than the given pattern and made a few minor changes to it. To make a house, using a Christmas card, choose a card that will accommodate the pattern.
Forming the Base The base for a vintage-style cardboard structure is a rectangular "box" that is primed, and sometimes decorated before the house and trees are installed. Howard builds his so that they are lightweight, but solid, with a finish reminiscent of the original cardboard mid-19th-century glitterhouses.
Today we’re making Anthro Gift Tags – alternately known as the Easiest. Knockoff. Ever. :) These probably don’t even need a tutorial – but I’m writing one anyway. Cause I like them so much. Here’s my version: