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This Easter craft from TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with Glow Water . Tools and Materials Blown-out eggshell ( Get the How-To ) Alum powder White glue Small paintbrush Plastic or glass container Egg dye Hot water Craft stick or spoon Latex gloves Drying rack or newspaper Crystal Egg Geode How-To 1.
I love the way the cherry trees outside my building bloom cheerfully each Spring. I wanted to bring the beauty of those cherry blossoms indoors so I made some out of tissue paper and to make them even more special I added LEDs These pretty lights are inexpensive and easy to make. They are made mostly from material found at a dollar store.
When I ran across this fabulous string art project several months ago, I bookmarked it and since then it keeps drifting back into thought. Although I might not have the time or talent to create something so intricate, a single word might be quite beautiful as wall art done on the cheap. Want to hear what words I came up with?
So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk. Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else! Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts:
Amy Hughes is an editor at This Old House, so it's a given that she knows her stuff. She's also the author of Salvage-Style Projects and, as an old friend of Apartment Therapy (we did a House Tour of her apartment), she's kindly sharing a full project from the book. It's a sneak peek at Amy's brand of salvage-style and everything you need to know to create your own version of her faucet handle towel rack… Use Faucet Handles to Make a Towel Rack from Salvage-Style Projects Creamy white faucet handles can double as stylish towel or robe hooks.
Description : In case you’re not sure what quilling is, it’s the art of rolling thin strips of paper into lovely little designs. Quilling was traditionally used to create framed pictures, greeting cards and decorate furniture, but lately it has become more 3D. Try this DIY Quilled Chess Set for a modern take on an old craft.