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DIY: Dye It Yourself! After a very busy week (having two jobs isn't all it's cracked up to be) I am back at it crafting for you all!

DIY: Dye It Yourself!

Today's project was inspired by a link I saw on Pinterest. There is a tutorial on the Rit Dye website for dyeing your own buttons to custom colors. I have to admit I was intrigued, so I decided to test it out for all of you and here are my results: First off, I found it next to impossible to find buttons that actually stated what they were made from, so I had to assume that the ones I found were nylon based and would take the dye. The package I bought was from Favorite Findings, and is purchasable at most craft and hobby stores I have been to. Next, my conclusion on their recipe itself: They recommend using your hottest tap water.

As for the time, the site recommended 2-5 minutes with constant stirring and observation. So, for those of you wanting to know my final recipe for dyeing your own buttons here you go: Next measure your water, boil, and use it to mix your dyes. DIY Photo Globe Mobile Tutorial. Remember when I posted this idea a while ago?

DIY Photo Globe Mobile Tutorial

Shorty thereafter, I was contacted by an editor from Photojojo who asked me to write a tutorial to make *photo* globes. Oh, and I should mention that right after I received the email request, I was browsing the shelves at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore and I saw a book: Photojojo: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY ideas. Whoa, I thought! They have a book out? HOW COOL that they asked me to contribute to their website! I wanted to share the tutorial with you!! This is the link to my Photojojo write-up, but I've also included the photo steps below. Materials: Photos Cute craft paper Scissors Glue gun Scoring tool Wire Paper Punch Step 1 Step 2.


Cake. Home decor. Lights. Jewelery. Oddballs. Homemade Dog Treats (recipe) Hello!!

Homemade Dog Treats (recipe)

I’m back from our sailing trip around the Caribbean! We had a great time sailing to different islands around BVI and hanging out with our friends! Paint Chip Business Card Holder. Question, who out there loves paint chips?

Paint Chip Business Card Holder

I do, I do! (Jumping up and down in my seat, waving my hand in the air.) They are only the awesomest thing out there in the world (and yes, ‘awesomest’ is totally a word.) Not only are they highly functional, but they are pretty and come in lots of great colors! If you couldn’t have guessed, I only have about 100 of them lying around my house, and finally decided to try and make something out of them. The first project I started with was making a super cool business card holder out of Behr paint chips (from the Home Depot.) So, I decided to take what I had learned and design my own version. I also had a bigger problem this time with the paint rubbing off the bended edges, but I think that was the scoring tool I used. Enjoy! Like this: Like Loading...