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Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques - StumbleUpon. A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff.

Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques - StumbleUpon

Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Ikea hacker. How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a... Photo by Roberto Caruso I’m giving away trade secrets here.

How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a...

You know those beautiful floral looking decorations you sometimes see in magazines hovering over a festive table? Or in a kid’s room, re-invented as a mobile? They’re little more than a few sheets of tissue paper and take about ten minutes of your time to create. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own pretty decoration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wreath Mania / Articles. The Most Flattering Shirt Dress DIY. Autumn Bloom Belt. As I mentioned yesterday, I LOVE autumn.

Autumn Bloom Belt

Yesterday autumn got its own wreath and today it's getting its own belt. I'm going to show you how to make this belt and these fun flowers. When I made it I envisioned wearing it with a cute brown tunic, but I still haven't found or made one yet. Until then this dress will give you the idea. Let's get started. Cut your grograin ribbon to be the correct length. Find the center of the ribbon. To make the flower cut the felt lengthwise in about a one inch strip. Cut slits in the strip as shown. 15 Tips to increase your craft show sales. Image by somethings hiding in here Since we are thick in the middle of craft show/festival/fair season, I thought I would share some tips for how you can improve your craft show sales. These tips are based on both my experience as a shopper and as a seller and with more than a few shows under my belt in both capacities, I hope that these will prove helpful to you. If this post is right up your alley, then you might also like my post on 14 Craft Show Display Do’s.

Additionally, if you are looking to shop at an indie craft show, try Craftzine for event listings. Standing is a much better vantage point for engaging customers. Even if you are grumpy, hungry, disappointed in sales and/or tired, make sure to smile. Not everyone is going to ask, especially folks who may be new to craft show shopping. Southern Fairy Designs. Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland. You'd think after making hundreds of these for my wedding, I'd be completely sick of them.

Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland

But I can't help it, I love them so much! I'm a little sad that I didn't save a bouquet of paper flowers from my wedding, but I never thought I'd want to see them again. WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT! So...i was figuring that it's never too early to start washing your kids mouth out with soap...and now that can be done with these soapsicles!...


137 inexpensive, handmade holiday gift ideas, Part 1 - Craftynest. Why Christmas when we’re in the throes of summer?

137 inexpensive, handmade holiday gift ideas, Part 1 - Craftynest

I know. I worked six years in retail. In my experience, nothing incited people’s groans more than Christmas being stocked on the shelves in August. Design seeds. PaperGlitter Party Printables craft, Free Printable, Paper Crafts, Kids Stationary, Kawaii. Skip to my love. The Idea Room. Crafty Nest. Such Pretty Things. I have such a treat for you all interview with Christina Strutt, of Cabbage and Roses fame!

Such Pretty Things

Her newest book, Living Life Beautifully, has just been released by CICO Books and I was thrilled to have the chance to ask her a few questions... Q. Hello, Christina! Mini eco. Using porcelain paint pens. {valentine’s plate} you know i always talk about my next creative endeavor?

using porcelain paint pens

Well, i can assure you, this will be it! Welcome to the world of porcelain paint pens, friends! {tea for two and fine} Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff. Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away??

Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff

Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Lace Stenciled Framed Song Lyrics! (+our wedding music) If you’ve been following my blog, you know how I made 60 of these painted frames with song lyrics for our wedding decorations /favors… Well, a lot of wedding guests loved them and took one home, but we had a ton left at the end of the night, which we boxed back up and took home with us…

Lace Stenciled Framed Song Lyrics! (+our wedding music)

Psimadethis. My DIY Wedding  My husband (and business partner) Danny and I are both very artistic and crafty people by nature. So naturally, a lot of elements at our own wedding were handmade. Here is a peek at some of what we did in the hopes it will inspire you to infuse a little bit of the do-it-yourself spirit into your wedding day. Candle & Soap Making Techniques. Cardboard Gift Tags. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 | Comments: 17 The arrival of my husband's new bass amp has provided me with an enormous corrugated box to work with. I've been hooked on embroidery these days – so I couldn't resist using the cardboard to stitch up some gift tags for Valentine's Day. I cut out a piece of cardboard and pressed a cookie cutter into it to leave an impression that I could work from. You could also trace with a pencil – but I find this is an easier technique to use with kids and there are no pencil marks to erace.

Using a blunt needle, pierce holes into your shape. Thread your needle with yarn and – using a back stitch – fill in your design. Make it Modern. Cool Things to Do, Make, See, & Buy for Kiddos. Homemade Perfume. A fine perfume can have a hundred ingredients — but sometimes simple is just as sweet. While you can make perfumes with combinations of essential oils, or with complex top notes, middle notes, and base notes, a delicate water-based perfume with a floral scent is deliciously direct — and an ideal gift for a romantic at heart. Not to mention that making your own perfume is a way to eliminate the harmful chemicals or preservatives often found in synthetic fragrances, such as phthalates, some of which have been shown to cause health problems.

A homemade, all-natural, water-based perfume is the best Earth-friendly option. When making perfume as a gift, it’s important to keep in mind the recipient’s tastes and preferences. How to Create Hanging Jar Storage {organize} — TipJunkie Decorating. Gracious Rain: Making The Most of What We've Got. Inspire co. Handmade children's products community for retailers, parents.

Tree Branch Bookshelf. How To Spray Paint Like a Pro. General. Inspired ideas. Petit LanternsA project from inspiredfriend Constance Muller This swag of paper lanterns is a easy project and a quick one to complete too.Appropriate for ages 7 and up. For the Petit Lanternsyou will need: Paper~ Origami is a good choice, however any paper will work.Paper~ Card stock that coordinates with paperGlue sticksScissorsMiniature hole punchGlue gun and glue gun sticks or staplerRibbon or twineRaffia The Method: ~ Cut nine squares of card stock 4" wide x 5" long~ Cut nine squares of colorful paper 4" x 4"~ Using glue stick, glue colorful square centered on card stock. ~ Fold square in half, then fold back top and bottom. ~ Make cuts from inside fold, just up to the fold at top and bottom. ~ Roll the top and bottom around, and place on top of the other to make the lantern. ~ Secure the lantern top and bottom with glue gun or stapler. ~ Make two holes at top of lantern.

DIY Rock Ring 20110324013041 on Audrey Kitching's Blog. What you will need: plyers, rock bead with, gold wire, ring sizer ( you can get one HERE for $6 ) 1. Break off a peice of the rock if its too large, I broke mine into 3 sections. 2. Cut about 1/2 yard of the gold wire and thread it through the rock and bring it to the middle of the wire so both sides are even. 3. ScrapNgal. Family Chic. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 | Comments: 98 Spell out your feelings with this easy-to-make sign of love. Headband. Glue Gun Crafts with Craftzilla. Make a Perpetual Button Calendar for 2011 (and Beyond) By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar.

Make it once, and you can use it forever – just move the numbers to their correct location each month, and change the nameplate! Materials Picture frame, 11″x14″ or 16″x20″, see belowSheet of foam board or 1/2″-thick corkRuler Craft knife Piece of woven fabric, about 24″x30″ Spray adhesive Masking tape Scissors 42 large buttons, 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter 42 flat-head thumb tacks 5 sheets card stock, for numbers and nameplatesDownloadable name/number template 3/4″ circle punch, optional E-6000, or similarly strong glue Water-soluble fabric marker Fine-point Sharpie 2 squares of wool or acrylic felt 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, or lightweight chipboard Sewing machine and thread 2 sets Velcro dots plus 22 “loop” style dots (the softer half of a Velcro pair)Greeting card envelope.

Sew, knit, solder, cut, glue, sculpt, go! Lil' Luna - All Things Good. Most favorited all-time.