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Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art. Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it.

This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here. I literally have been saving my rolls for. ever. Here’s what my toilet paper wall art turned into! Ok let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Next, I cut them up. Then, I took 4 pieces and glued them together using a hot glue gun. I continued doing this until I had about 40.

Then I took the mirror I was going to use (10″ mirror purchased at Joann’s for $8) and placed it on the floor and started adding all the circles around keeping in mind that I wanted to keep it in a circle. Linking Up To: Sculptural paper orb lights. It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture.

They [Anthropologie] sell all sorts of fancy and unattainable things, but the store is full of pieces constructed out of paper and wire and rope that give the same distinguished impression. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier. It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend.

After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing. I’m so impressed with this project that I had to share it as inspiration for the weekend. Here’s to everyone making something beautiful out of what they have around them. See you Monday! Xo, grace Below is a summary of this week’s highlights: Plastic. Custom Graphic samples. PB Knock Off Candles. Look what just showed up in my brand new Pottery Barn catalog - music candles. Lovely, but $29 for the largest one? Really? I picked up two pillar candles on sale at TJ Maxx for $2 a piece. You need a light colored candle; Tan, white or ivory are best, but I bought this shaded one and it will work as well.

Download the pdfs of music here (tall) or here (wide). Cut plain white tissue paper 81/2 x 11. Cut the tissue to fit the candle. The tissue takes on the color of the candle. I learned that you can remove the tissue if you change your mind by gently pulling off the paper. Take that, Pottery Barn. Tunnel Vision. I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. I like to frame it in a shadow box and give it to the married couple. You might even get away with not having to buy one of those expensive items on their gift registry.

Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. Printable Gift Bag Templates - Cute Bags with Handles. Make a cute bag like this one with my free printable gift box and gift bag templates. Free Gift Box Templates - Blank Make a gift bag or box using your own craft paper and card stock. Print one of these templates onto the blank side. Click the box you want to make for further instructions and free template: Easy Peasy Printable Gift Boxes Gorgeous printable boxes and bags, all you need is a home printer! Personalize the labels with your own message. Click here to find out more Gift Bag Templates - Gable Bag These bags are really sweet, don't you think?

Materials To make your gift bags, the only equipment you'll need is: A printer Some nice paper/card to print onto. Download Gift Bag Template Download this free pdf template, and print it onto nice paper. If your paper has one nice side and one blank side, then make sure you print onto the blank side. Assembly Instructions Step 1 Cut along the solid lines, and score along dotted lines with a butter knife and ruler. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Vintage Butterflies. Making the awesome rose. Embroidered book cover. If you haven’t yet taken a peek at the new Dark Fairytale series, you’re in for a treat! Urban Threadsters in particular seem to love their myth, lore, and legend, and also seem to share a love of books. And who doesn’t love books? Though, I will be honest, every time I go into a used bookstore I’m secretly hoping to come across a copy of the Necronomicon with an old, tattered leather cover with intricate engravings and spooky designs.

I usually leave with a beat-up copy of a mystery novel. Part of the beauty in some books is simply how they look, and if we can’t find them that way, we’ll make 'em! Doily Projects. Delicate, intricate and just plain beautiful, doilies are the perfect fodder for holidays and weddings. But don't merely set them on tables, as these aesthetic and functional objects have long been used. Rethink them. Use antique doilies — found at most flea markets and thrift stores — or paper doilies as launching points for other amazing crafts, like this doily-imprinted clay plate. Check out Sodapop Design for full instructions on the clay plate. (Warning: They're in German! But the step-by-step images should give you a good idea of the exact how-to, no translator needed.)

Cupcake Wrappers If you've jumped on board the cupcake bandwagon and plan to have the tiny cakes at your wedding or fete, add a touch of DIY with these intricate-looking wrappers. Beautiful Lace Lamp Start scouring antique stores for fabric doilies — this piece of decor is one bright idea you'll want to recreate. Find the full how-to on Dos Family. DIY Wedding Garland Statement-Making Bangles Screen Print the Design.

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Cushions. Products. Quilting. Wedding. Random Tutorial Generator. 101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials. These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast!

Simple and cute…that works for me! Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!} You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim. Meet systemfreak on Craftsy | Learn It. Make It.

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