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Today I am going to share with you how to make your own custom bean bags. These make a very inexpensive, personalized gift. Did you know you don’t have to buy those fancy schmancy fabric printer sheets to have quality printed fabric? Did you know you don’t have to buy that fancy schmancy solution to soak your own fabric in beforehand? Here is a quick no-fail recipe to get the best results with the most vibrant colors when printing on fabric…
As far as the backyard garden at casa de radmegan goes, most of my vegetables have ceased production for the season. The pitchers on my carnivorous plants are browning. My sweet little alien-like conophytums and lithops were covered up last week to protect against too much rain. On the whole, my garden has closed up shop for the winter. I'm not a person who enjoys being told what to do (you're not the boss of me Mother Nature!!)
Home » Headline , High Concept 2 July 2010 205,625 views 28 Comments by heather The other day, reader N sent me a link to this CB2 Pebble Mat and said she didn't have time to work on the project now, but that it would be a fun dollar store craft.
So on Friday night, I worked late, and then headed to YardHouse, a pretty classic American restaurant serving burgers, seafood, and "the world's largest selection of draft beer," so they say. Don't know if any of you have heard of them, but they're from Southern California and had recently opened one in Northern California, which means the one (and only one) any of us Bay Area folks go to is extremely popular with long wait times. To make this short, my hubby and our two friends tried a bunch of their beers (that came in samplers) and I discovered I don't know much about beer at all :) We also had a delicious chocolate souffle cake that the lava cake recipe far below reminds me of. Are you one of those people who have trouble picking out the perfect color scheme? Well, that's okay, because you'll always find perfectly complementary colors on a paint chip from a paint store.
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.
I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati.
I've heard it from so many different people...and I've said it myself! "I wish I could..." I'd like to showcase some repurposed DIY designs I've collected that I think anyone and everyone could do - and do well! It won't be hard to find the supplies, either. Not only will you feel the elation of creation (hey, that rhymes!) , you'll also be warm and fuzzy in your heart - knowing that you're helping to save the Earth, one repurposed project at a time.
Japanese Kusudama , this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite.
Now that summer has arrived, the backyard is the central spot for family activities. Here’s a roundup of unique spaces for outdoor play that break the traditional mold to bring the fun to a whole new level! Kiddie Car Wash How about a backyard car wash for keeping cool during the hot days of summer? (via sfgate.com)
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.
A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. 1. Fill a balloon with tepid water.
Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog.
The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home . A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.
Back in Los Angeles, any old coat rack or a few hooks by the door would do. Most of us would just toss a jacket in the back of the car in the winter months. But here in Vermont we need a little more. Many of the vernacular farm houses I visit have at least a half dozen hooks per person lined up in their mud rooms. My wife and I each will have several different coats, jackets and vests in play all winter long. Add to that assorted scarves, hats and gloves, several of each for both of us, and your average coat rack doesn’t stand a chance.
This is probably already a given, but my following collections are pretty huge: 1) Fabric and old clothes to re-use. 2) Jewelry, mostly handmade of course. By myself or other people. Recently, I decided I needed to figure out a better way to store my rings.