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DIY Elbow Patch. While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting.

DIY Elbow Patch

I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique. So grab your supplies and let’s get started on a pair of heart shaped elbow patches!

You’ll need: With the sweater on, place a piece of tape about half an inch below the elbow. Align and center the bottom of the cookie cutter along the top of the tape. Fill the cutter, spreading out the wool fibers evenly. At the base of all felting needles are tiny, sharp burrs, which grab and interlock the wool fibers. Continue stabbing away until the surface is flat and even. Carefully peel the sweater away from the foam. Lush Book Page Wreath... Here is my take on the book page wreath...

Lush Book Page Wreath...

I shared this on my blog awhile ago now... before I knew of Hometalk and just had to come and share it here too... this is one of the lushest book page wreaths I've see around... and if you need even more detailed steps be sure to visit the blog post at the link below! DIY Christmas String Ornaments and Lanterns. DIY Herringbone Metallic Artwork: Easy & Cheap. So I don't know if I've said this before, but my husband and I are currently building a house. Well, we're not building it (I'm not that crafty... hot glue has its limits), some nice young men we pay are building it. We are, however, among other things, funding it. Let me translate: we're broke for the next year or so. Needless to say, that scenario leaves no budget for current rental-house decor. And I thought that was fine when we first moved into this dirty white box. 7 months later, the walls are now beige (because I couldn't stand the dirty white box) and the great expanses of nothing-ness on the walls are starting to make me antsy.

Upcycle Ideas for Glass Jars- February Craft Night. Well, my famed craft night did not happen this month.

Upcycle Ideas for Glass Jars- February Craft Night

Our theme was glass bottles and jars. Snow, conferences (most of my friends are teachers), meetings, and sick kids got in the way. But, that didn't stop me. No sir. I saved about a bajillion glass bottles and jars and I was determined to do something with them! I spray painted the jars (spaghetti sauce, olives, and olive oil) with about 17 coats of ivory paint before I had the realization that pouring paint inside and swirling it around would have been WAY easier...duh.

This little votive holder looks so nice at night when the candle is lit. I used a 2 inch scalloped punch and cut lots of circles from white tissue paper. Easy electic hall. Sea Glass by Talk of the Town. Easy Origami Kusudama Cherry Blossom Flower Folding Instructions. This is an origami kusudama that requires 5 units of the same design to be glued together to form a pretty cherry blossom flower.

Easy Origami Kusudama Cherry Blossom Flower Folding Instructions

It can also be used as a serving dish. If you like, you can form 12 units of this flower and glue them together to form a kusudama ball. We modified this model to make a kusudama 5-pointed star as well. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Origami Kusudama Cherry Blossom Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6inch (15 cm x 15cm) square paper, color side down. Fold paper in half on the vertical diagonal axis. Origami Kusudama Cherry Blossom Step 2: Starting from the bottom, fold both sides of the paper to meet in the center. Origami Kusudama Cherry Blossom Step 3: Fold down the top tip. 27 Ways To Rethink Your Bed.

Scrap Happy: More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas Plus Free Patterns. Coconut Oil Moisture Treatment. Free $10 credit from Vitacost who carries coconut oil!

Coconut Oil Moisture Treatment

You know how much we love coconut oil around here (if you don’t, see this post). We found a brilliant new way to use it. The best part, we have also found a coupon to make it dirt cheap {yes that is a $10 off coupon we just found for it. You are welcome ;)}. Or you can find it there for a great price. We are all dying to have beautiful, healthy hair right? Natural Makeup Hacks: Homemade Bronzer/Contour Powder. Homemade bronzer with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa powder.

Natural Makeup Hacks: Homemade Bronzer/Contour Powder

It never ceases to amaze me how many cosmetics you can make with ingredients from your kitchen. This little ditty came as an inspiration from the DIY Portable Bronzer Compact at Planet Green. The recipe there contains simply cinnamon and powdered sugar. However, I like my bronzer on the “contour” side. Any chance I get to highlight those fabulous cheekbones, I’ll take.