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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. Chipboard or card from cereal boxes, a circle punch (mine is 1 3/4"), a pencil, a ruler, adhesive, dressmakers pins, a large darning type needle and twine. First punch out your circles from the chipboard, take you ruler and pencil and mark one of the circles like this. 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. But remember you can print it as an 8x10 too!! 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… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! 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. 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. That’s right, people, I have no shame in my hoarding practices. I put it all out there. 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. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge.

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. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. 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 a Bouncy Ball The bouncy ball is a timeless toy.

How to Make a Super Bouncy Ball

They are super cheap, and can provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. In... How to Make Leaf Skeletons. 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. Nope, I leave the crafts to Chels and I stick to the kitchen (where disasters can easily be shoved down the garbage disposal!). It’s not that I don’t want to get into crafts; I’ve just never been good at them.

I like following recipes. Print Hula Hoop Rug Page. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art? Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we'll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers.

Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. Before you begin, some terms you need to know: the warp is the material you string on the hoop, the weft is the material you weave with. by Nicole Blasenak Shapiro. 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: 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. Clothespin Angels Handmade Ornaments made with by smilemercantile. <div id="javascript-nag" class="notice"><p> Take full advantage of our site features by enabling JavaScript. Bottle Brush Christmas Trees. Paper Snowflakes - Free Instructions. 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. Christmas Cookie Gift Tag Baking during the holidays is always a family favorite, but this year add Christmas cookies to your packages for a special touch. 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. 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.