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The Bugbytes: Twine Flowers. Hi, this is Michelle from Lady of Leisure Ink - thank you Pam for letting me come and play at your blog.

The Bugbytes: Twine Flowers

Last year I did a twine exchange with a group of crafty friends here in Colorado, and ended up with some beautiful twine. We all chose a colour and dyed our own twine and enough for everyone else. So now I have lots of very pretty twine and wanted to come up with a different way of using it - this is my idea, Twine Flowers.

You really don't need any special equipment to do this, if you have twine then I pretty sure you can find the rest of the items in your stash. Here is what you need. Grafix Creative Plastic Films: Grafix. / Pinterest. {subway art} halloween. We had a little change of plans... so the halloween subway art is here early!!

{subway art} halloween

Jennifer said this is one of her favorites, hopefully it's one of your favorites too. Download the 16x20 right HERE. Halloween Printables · Scrapbooking. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… More Fun With Ornaments. » Pretty. Quirky. 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!

More Fun With Ornaments. » Pretty. Quirky.

— and I ended up threading a bunch of my ornaments onto a ribbon. For such a quick project, it turned out really well! And unlike the wreath project in the last post, this is non-permanent — I can easily take them off the ribbon if I decide to use them for something else. Oh, I don’t know, like, for a TREE. Shiny Brite Love. » Pretty. Quirky. I am such a huge Shiny Brite fan.

Shiny Brite Love. » Pretty. Quirky.

You would not believe how many vintage ornaments I have accumulated over the years. Wait, here, let me show you a photo to help you understand. Pinterest. Art Project, powered by Google. *The Graphics Fairy LLC* Homemade Lotion With Vaseline.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers - StumbleUpon. I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper!

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers - StumbleUpon

Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids - StumbleUpon. Today’s post is a lesson in improvisation.

Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids - StumbleUpon

Why? Not martha ? to make: marble magnets. I finally gave in and made marble magnets.

not martha ? to make: marble magnets

Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter:onetwothree I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with.

I bought 1/2″ and 3/4″ round (strong) magnets (in with the frames, near the corks); 1/2″ and 3/4″ clear flat glass marbles (in the fake flowers aisle, check the mosaics section too); silicon sealer made by the Crazy Glue people (in the glue aisle). These are great packaged in those Altoid-sized tins, I’ve seen them in office/gift shops like that. How to Make a Super Bouncy Ball. How to Make Leaf Skeletons. I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons

I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. MS Word Templates at - Select a Product. Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials.

How to Make Crayon Monogram. Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks – Tried and True. A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total.

We started around 11 am and didn’t finish until about 5 pm. We did six scarves at a time, with the other mothers pitching in to watch the child of whoever was working on their playsilks. After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Edit: Here are a few answers to some of the more popular questions posted in the comments. Make Your Own Glitter Flats. In case you haven’t noticed in the past almost 3 years (!!) WANM has been in existence, I am not a crafty person. Print Hula Hoop Rug Page. Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!}

I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year! One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Here’s the run-down: You need 100% silk for this to work.

I try to find an assortment of colors and patterns. Usually it will tell you if it’s 100% silk right on the main label of the tie, but a lot of them don’t, and if that’s the case, check that little tiny end, it’s usually hiding there. The first step is to deconstruct the tie. Next you cut a piece large enough to cover an egg. Now, notice how I tied the eggs in the above photo- with the tie on the top of the long side of the egg. I wish eggs came like this at the grocery store. How to make and use an Advent wreath. Martin Luther had a number of ideas for things that people could do at home to teach the catechism to their children. He certainly didn’t invent the wreath itself, because that goes back to ancient Roman times, and probably even earlier.

People used wreaths as an Advent decoration long before Luther, but Luther may have used the wreath as a Christian-education device and thus popularized it. Clothespin Angels Handmade Ornaments made with by smilemercantile. Bottle Brush Christmas Trees. Paper Snowflakes - Free Instructions. Below is a diagram of the first five steps to make a paper snowflake. (If you have made the 6 - Point Star - Paper Relief these are the same five steps except in the last step the cut is made as shown below.)

Begin with a square sheet of paper and in the first step, fold it on the diagonal. Continue through the other steps. 120+ square paper sheets of a mixture of various brilliant and pastel colors. The sizes are perfectly square and 10 different colors. 150+ sheets of paper squares - at least 50 sheets each of 4x4 inches, 5x5 inches, and 6x6 inches. Happy Holidays! Recipes, Decorations, Holiday Traditions, Party Ideas - Happy Holidays! Recipes, Decorations, Holiday Traditions, Party Ideas -

Creative Christmas Snowflake Crafts from Better Homes and Gardens. Halloween - Painted Pumpkin Portrait for Fall or Halloween. Spooky Ghost Crafts for Halloween. Spellbinding Black-and-White Halloween Decorations from Better Homes & Gardens. Creepy Candles. Happy Holidays! Recipes, Decorations, Holiday Traditions, Party Ideas - T Shirt Quilt Free Instructions. Goose Tracks Quilts Basic T-Shirt Quilt Instructions. Thirty Do-It-Yourself Fall / Autumn Wreaths You Can Make Yourself. Halloween tulle wreath {tutorial} Burlap Wreath by AllisonStrider. Yet Another Burlap Wreath Variation - Mitzi's Miscellany. Burlap Wreath to Display Year Round. Most gawked all-time.