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Friendship Day is 8/7. So I'm going to try my hand at making some friendship bracelets for a few of my friends that have helped me SO much with Dirty Laundry over the past several weeks. I'm going to try to make some snazzy ones!
...because home doesn't happen overnight. As far as house plants go, I’m all for easy and low maintenance. ’ When was the last time I watered the plants? ‘ Let’s be honest, if you were a plant in my house, you might think you were living in the Sahara Desert…I rarely turn on the ac and it could be weeks before you see a drop of water come your way. So it should come as no surprise that I do pretty well with succulents. Lately, I’ve been hearing a little about ‘air plants’ too.
If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch.
My husband and I both have cell phones. 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 hope you all had a great weekend and if you're a mommy, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I had a beautiful day as my kiddies had made me feel loved and so very special with little homemade gifts they had worked so hard to make. The most beautiful part of it all was at the end of the day when the kiddies sat me down on the couch and then 'performed' a song they had written. My Bella sang while Tristan played the piano, to the best of his abilities.
Difficulty Rating: Beginner I love using photos of my friends as well as vintage images, and for this project I decided to use an image of Lina Cavalieri, a famous opera singer from the early 1900s. Usually I use photos of my friends in my craft projects, but no one I know is pretty enough for something this size.
Difficulty Rating: Beginner I think this project is beautiful in it’s simplicity - I like how it effortlessly fits in to any décor! But that said, this Spring Flora Punch Gromo Lamp would look amazing with different colors of flowers and perhaps some branches cut in wood grain.
Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.
Curbly-Original In my bedroom I have a small, awkward wall. Nothing fits there but my vintage library chair, and it has become the neglected space in the room.
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!
Tell me…what do you see when you look at this post? If you answer “an awesome and affordable DIY project for my modern home” we’ll diagnose you with an awesome case of knowing a great DIY project when you see it. Spotted first on Dismount Creative but taken from the — Continue reading The PlayHive is a backyard play structure that just about anyone can make for their kids pretty quickly, to get to the squeals of joy coming from them quicker. All you need is some basic carpentry skills, some 2x4s, screws and common tools (like a chop-saw, a sander and a — Continue reading
I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries unloaded, I usually forget what I planned for, so I put together this super easy wipe-off menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night! Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial
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I have been wanting to make an upholstered headboard for a while now but finding the perfect fabric often proves difficult, unless of course, I was willing to pay $50/yard. Why not stencil your own fabric? You get the color and pattern you want without the hunt and the cost.
Traded in all your CDs for MP3s? Rather than tossing those plastic covers in the trash, where they'll likely linger for decades — most aren't recyclable — mount them on your walls with this resourceful project from Photojojo! Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas ($21.99; Potter Craft). You'll need little more than 20 CD cases, a computer, Velcro tape, and, of course, a favorite photo. STEP 1: On a computer, open a high-resolution photo of your choice in an image-editing program like Adobe Photoshop.