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Hey jen renee: kool-eggs. In the 90s, I dyed my hair with Kool-Aid.

hey jen renee: kool-eggs

Last year, I dyed yarn with Kool-Aid. And this year, we're dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid. I mean, why not? It smells fruity and awesome. It makes me nostalgic for hot summer days at the pool. Not only will the Kool-Aid make your kitchen smell super sweet, you'll get some fantastically vivid results. So let's start with the eggs. After your eggs are ready to go, it's time to find some small containers and get your Kool-Aid packets ready to go. This is really all you need, because Kool-Aid has citric acid in it. No-Sew Fabric Flower Necklace via Homemade Gift Ideas. DIY : Sailor's Knot Bracelet. How to Make Crayon Monogram.

Inspiration and original craft ideas for weddings, parties, children, such as home decoration, gifts, cards, personal accessories and templates. Clouds on the ceiling in Crafts for decorating and home decor. Antiqued Acid Mirror. I am so excited to share one of my latest home décor projects with you.

Antiqued Acid Mirror

I am really happy with how this one turned out. I have seen these fun “antiqued” mirrors in quite a few places on the internet recently, but saw it them when my friend Mandi from Vintage Revivals shared some that she made for a Crafting with the Stars competition. I have wanted to make one ever since. My Dad was recently going through some of his old stuff and asked me if I wanted this old mirror. Ummmm…yes please! I took the mirror apart by removing the backing and the frame. Then I took the mirror outside and placed it on a thick layer of newspaper. **Important—When working with paint thinner you should always wear some protective gloves for your hands and protective eyewear! Spray the stripper so that every surface of the mirror is covered and let it sit for several minutes. You will see when the paint is ready to be scraped off when the paint is all bubbled up.

T-Shirt Bracelets. SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 | Comments: 45 Brightly colored t-shirts that are too small for my daughters now, have found new life as bracelets.

T-Shirt Bracelets

For this project you will need some old t-shirts and a bunch of bangle bracelets. Try using old bangles that you already own, check thrift stores or pick up some up for a few dollars at Target, Walmart – or even the sale bins at Old Navy. Cut t-shirt in 1/2" to 1" wide strips. Depending on the thickness of the bangle – a thick bracelet will need thicker strips. Loosely tie one end of the t-shirt strip to the bangle and start wrapping fabric around bracelet – the tighter the better. Wrap fabric all the way around until you meet the first knot – untie the knot and tie both ends together to close. Heather Bullard: {DIY} Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. I made this Mason Jar Soap Dispenser to use on my potting bench.

Heather Bullard: {DIY} Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I'm always needing to wash my hands after working in the garden and this sturdy jar should last me a lifetime of hand scrubbing. I think it would look just as great in a bath or kitchen and I thought some of you might want to make one too. Here's how to do it: Gather your supplies...old plastic soap bottle, mason jar, 2 part epoxy, drill, scissors and marker. A box cutter also came in handy in removing the top of the soap bottle.

Cut off the top of the soap bottle leaving the screw threading intact. Mix the epoxy according to the package directions and apply to lower rim of bottle top. Online Crafting Classes. A repurposed play kitchen. Remember this?

a repurposed play kitchen

Well, it's finished: Sutton's third birthday was June 9th. This play kitchen was what I made for her. She calls it her "chicken", meaning kitchen. Vintage Wanna Bee. How to Build a Banquette Storage Bench. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces.

It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}