I'm terrible at remembering my family's birthdays. This bugs my wife to no end because we're always scrambling last minute to find gifts (Thank you Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping). I have a little date book with the birthdays in it but I never think to check it. The solution is a calendar of sorts. There is a board with 12 hooks underneath, one for each month. Hanging on these hooks are, for lack of a better word, small plaques with a family members name and the day their birthday falls in the month.
I do not have a lot of cosmetics but there is enough of them to make a mess of my dressing table after a frantic morning of getting ready for work. I use to throw my powders, blushers, eyeshadows etc. back into a caddy on my table after I use them but more often than not, it was hard fitting them all back in so I leave them out (as seen in the picture). This would really annoy my husband. I took some inspiration from those Ikea magnetic spice containers which you may seen before, and decided to use the idea of sticking items onto a vertical surface and apply it to my cosmetics and an empty wall. I hope you like my creation. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
What You Need: -Quilting Hoops. You can find these at any local hobby or sewing shop. Get as many as you want! Try to pick out ones that are different in size.
I've been stuck lately - hence the delay in posting. Hoping straightening up my studio would get me creating again I began by making a storage unit for my variety of miscellaneous pens that weren't organized. My current pencil/pen storage units sit out on my work table and are made of three cut up heavy card board tubes (I used a dremel saw to cut them). The tubes were left over from a large roll of copy paper generally used to copy house/engineering plans.
It's true. Mason jars are everywhere. Whether it's mason jar rim bangles , pendant lights, coffee mug lids , or planters, pretty much everything comes in mason jar form these days. But what happens when a mason jar hooks up with a pair of fishnets and a can of gold spray paint? Beachy golden awesomeness, that's what. We can't wait to try this out with vases, glassware (a la Candy Cane Cups ), and obviously a fishbowl.
Spring is officially here! We've already shown you how to add color to your kitchen , to your cake , and to your cords . Now, it's time to upcycle those seemingly useless wire hangers into neon nonslip hangers for all your bright springtime apparel. Materials: - wire hangers - yarn - tape - scissors
We've been seeing custom tiles pop up all over the place. Whether you're looking to create a modular piece of wall art, a set of coasters, playful Instagram-ish magnets, or a creative kitchen backsplash, ceramic tiles are there for you. So today, we're please to bring you custom tiles two ways: the DIY method and the online design-and-order method . First, the DIY method. Materials: - magazines, catalogs or print-outs of your choice - Mod Podge - Spray Shellac - Xacto knife Thumb through your latest pile of magazines and catalogs and pick out some images you like.
Farrant used paint sticks as the base for her hooks because they were just the right size, and they're free. Just go to your hardware store and ask for a couple paint sticks. They'll be more than happy to give you some. If you have a narrow cabinet door, consider getting several paint sticks so you can add more rows to hold all your measuring cups and spoons.
Tuesday, 11:00 am, March 9th, 2010 Instead of our usual DIY this week, I thought I’d share a series of easy projects that I’m dying to make using the current craze sweeping the interiors world – Japanese Washi tape. Washi tape is essentially masking tape turned on it’s head by the clever Japanese and now produced in an array of wonderful patterns and colours, they can be layered up, written on and torn – you can use them to decorate anything! You can buy these in the UK from Present and Correct , at Pretty Tape on Etsy and from a huge selection at Happy Tape which ships from the US but is such a worthwhile addition to your stationary stash! I love this sweet entertaining idea below – plain coloured washi tape within a colour scheme is simply folded intermittently around string to create a striking alternative bunting effect. They are also used as the tops of tiny flags at place settings.
I originally came up with this idea as a good way to practice before I made a pendant lamp for our home, using the cloverleaf pattern below, and I just had to share them with you. Inspired by Moroccan lanterns, I used perforated metal sheets often used on radiator covers to create little lanterns and vases. You can also thread wire or ribbon on them to mark table numbers. They look as cute in daylight as they look when lit! - perforated metal sheets or upcycle them from used radiator covers (found in places like here ) - tin snips + fine sand paper for metal - 20 or 22 gauge wire - flat pliers - spray paint Create templates on a piece of paper to play with the proportions before you begin cutting the metal sheet.
Easy Envelope Pillows February 2, 2012 Back with a quick example of how easy it is to make envelope pillows (no zippers, no buttons) out of cloth napkins and remnant fabric.
Make your own bird wall art with printed bird templates and a textual collage for the background. This wall art craft project shows you how to create wall decor with the look of pricier designer pieces. Materials: Two Canvases Permanent Marker Printed Birds to trace Scissors Paint, Wallpaper or Vintage pages to create a canvases back ground Glue or Mod Podge Instructions: