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Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor.
UPDATE: By popular demand, Feather Earring Kits ($15) and readymade Feather Earrings ($20) are now available in the Brit + Co. shop ! Ever since creating our nifty neon envelopes , we’ve had neon duct tape on the mind. Should we make a hair wrap out of it?
We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here !). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here .
Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment - sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE - rulers - drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS - fancy cover paper - I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper - 20" x 28" - 1 sheet of 8.5x11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) - 10 sheets of 8.5x11 paper for pages - 3 yards of embroidery floss - mat board - I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board - Yes Stikflat Glue or other archival glue that leaves paper flat - heavy object to use as a weight - waxed paper - cutting/hole punch template - click here to download - thin cotton or linen fabric (optional) - needle with an eye large enough to fit embroidery floss - brush for glue
The Zippy Wallet Tutorial is here! Bear with me, this is my first tutorial. Although I've probably followed and read a couple hundred tutorials, you never know. Here's what you need: 1 piece of exterior fabric 5" x 9.5" (interfaced) 1 piece of lining fabric 5"x 11.5" (this is also the binding & lining for the exterior pocket) 2 pieces of fabric (same as lining) 3" x 1.75" for tab (interfaced)
I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is.
Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray : Spray doily with paper spray adhesive and press down on the bag (not shown).
Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. Anything from soda pop cap lids to spoons and more.