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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. Do this down the entire length of the strip. Start rolling the strips like a cinnamon roll. When you're done your flower will look like this, front and back. On to the petal. Fold one part over the other (as shown) and glue it. 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. Southern Fairy Designs. Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland. 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!...


Lol...i'm thinking i'm not going to be asked to babysit anytime soon!... Hee hee...anywho...thought i'd do up a tutorial on how to make these yummy tasting smelling soaps.... you'll need....a popsicle mold...this one's from go planet earth...but you can certainly use whatever mold you want...small soap bags...also from go planet earth...popsicle sticks...and large binder clips.... 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! I am so delighted to have this opportunity to ask you afew questions today, as I have been an admirer of your work and prettyfloral fabrics ever since I first walked into your original Cabbages & Rosesshop many years ago! Christina: THANK YOU! Q. Your design aesthetic - pretty faded vintage florals, antique furniture,white backgrounds, and flowers (cabbages!)

Christina: STRANGELY, YES, THOUGH IF YOU HADN¹T ASKED THIS QUESTION IT WOULD NOT HAVE UNEARTHED ITSELF. Q. Christina: NO, ­ ALL MY OTHER JOBS CONFLICTED WITH MOTHERHOOD. ­ Q. 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. 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… So we now have 30 of them hanging on our big white living room wall!

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

Yay!! There are several duplicate lyrics, some of which I already changed out to engagement photos, but once we get our wedding photos I’ll switch out some more lyrics with photos (but just a few, because we love the look of the lyrics!) Psimadethis. My DIY Wedding  My husband (and business partner) Danny and I are both very artistic and crafty people by nature.

My DIY Wedding 

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. While I didn’t actually make my own dress (you gotta draw the line somewhere), I did make a few really easy alterations to it. 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.

Cardboard Gift Tags

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. Make it Modern. Cool Things to Do, Make, See, & Buy for Kiddos. Cool Websites The Hero Factory: Design your own super hero (read more about it here)Moomah: A little computer-based canvas with some lovely elements to decorate it withNational Geographic Little Kids: animal coloring pages, projects & more educational resources.

Cool Things to Do, Make, See, & Buy for Kiddos

Great for the little animal lover.OdoSketch: Uber-cool computer-based sketchpadPBS Kids : Kid friendly games, videos & downloads based on all your PBS Kids favorite shows. 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. You’ll want to use a highly fragrant flower to achieve a good scent, so think about which flowers your beloved enjoys. 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. Spray paint is an easy and affordable way to spruce up something you already have or transform a cheap craigslist find. You can spray paint pretty much anything; but a seemingly simple spray paint project can quickly go south if done poorly. Drips, crackling and uneven coverage are all common problems that can be avoided if you take your time and know what you're doing. Here are some general tips for making your next spray paint project a success. Get the right products If you're not sure what kind of paint to buy, ask someone at your local home improvement store. They will be able to suggest primers and types of paint based on your project materials and use.

Work in a well ventilated areaOutside is best. Cover up any exposed areasUse newspaper or drop cloths to block everything you don’t want to get covered in spray paint. 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: 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 ) ScrapNgal. Family Chic.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 | Comments: 98. 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! Sew, knit, solder, cut, glue, sculpt, go! Lil' Luna - All Things Good. Most favorited all-time.