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!
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?
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!!
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?
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...