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Lattice Crochet Neck Warmer pattern by Alicia Robichaud. Crayon Art. One of my daily rituals is browsing the DIY section of Pinterest.

Crayon Art

If any of you do the same, then I’m sure you have seen the melted drippy crayon art. Intrigued by the concept of melted wax, I started playing around with crayons and hair dryers. I thought the “Drip” was cool, but over done and a bit boring. By exploring different methods of heating and blowing, I came up with something pretty cool and unique. Below is my process along with some tips and tricks.... Supplies You'll Need LOTS of Crayons ( theres is one of each shade in a box, you can go through at lest 3-5 crayons of one shade on a single crayon painting) Hair Dryer Heat Gun {Optional} Canvas Exacto Knife or a sharp kitchen knife Paper Plate or piece of cardboard I suggest separating the colors {Red, Green, Blues, etc.} Grab your canvas and a color and start!! Tips and Tricks for Heating and Blowing You pretty much always want your heat level to be on hot, but high and medium speeds melt the wax in different ways. Crayon Art. Tardis Valentine Card.

Doctor Who 'Blink' weeping angel costume. My Favorite Recycle Projects. Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products to save resources and energy, and the collection, storage and transportation of those materials from the initial user.

My Favorite Recycle Projects

Click on the Picture or Red link for Instructions or Tutorial. Pastry Blender into a Towel Holder I love shopping at thrift stores for items that no one wants to really “use” as they were intended, and create something very useful (and on a budget).We used a piece of old barn wood, marked the back as to where we wanted the handle mounted on the front, and drilled two holes. No tutorial. Most favorited last 7 days. Tutorials. Grandma's Garden- Crayon Art. It's hard to find a good present for our grandma (actually, she's my mom, but Anya's grandma).

Grandma's Garden- Crayon Art

"I have everything," she says always. Ok, we will not buy a present, we will make it! My mom has a beautiful garden in Russia. She grows everything there: potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, strawberries, black and red currants, gooseberries... and it's not all. Her favorites are flowers. My mom's birthday is in February. 40 Ways to Show Your Child Love - StumbleUpon.

Home & Gardens

Jones design company - StumbleUpon. _lxiizxhJ4R1qidtweo1_500.jpg (JPEG Image, 332 × 700 pixels) A Subtle Revelry. Do you dress up for Halloween?

A Subtle Revelry

I have never been big into the holiday, but with the kids dressing up now it is so much more fun. The twins are going as Ragedy Anne and Andy this year! DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware - StumbleUpon. So now you've seen my interpretation of a Raven themed dinner party, I wanted to show you how I made the dinnerware. Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden - StumbleUpon. Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like.

Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden - StumbleUpon

Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Cleverly applied chalkboard paint means new places to track appointments, keep lists, and leave messages. Or simply use the surface to draw or doodle, which will appeal to kids and the kid in everyone. Choose from the following ideas or come up with your own homemade chalkboard location. Tip: Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. Wall Calendar A home office is the ideal spot for a family planner. Mudroom Mural The bottom half of a mudroom wall is just the right height for pint-size Picassos -- when coated with store-bought green chalkboard paint. Message Center. Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea) Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year?

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

(If not, feel free to go ahead and put me on your list!) This is a cute little idea for making your own flavored coffee syrups that you can use at home to take your morning cup of joe to the next level. If you are making these as a gift I highly recommend making 2-3 flavors. We made vanilla, raspberry, and caramel flavored syrups.

For the vanilla syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind is much preferred here).


Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or... Water Marble Tutorial.

Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or...

Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. Here I used China Glaze Innocence for a nice neutral base. Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Three Cheers for Stylish & Crafty Living.