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How to cut glass. Cubeecraft - Free Papercraft Toys. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. Gifts to Make for Your Man. Stuffed animal. How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos. Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once.

The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds. How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

How to make gift bags from newspaper

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Custom Color Chalkboard Paint - Martha Stewart Organizing Crafts. Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like.

Custom Color Chalkboard Paint - Martha Stewart Organizing Crafts

Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Cleverly applied chalkboard paint means new places to track appointments, keep lists, and leave messages. Or simply use the surface to draw or doodle, which will appeal to kids and the kid in everyone. 30 Fun DIY Crafts To Keep You and the Family Busy During the Holidays. Inexpensive DIY Cakestands. This all began with a case of cake stand envy.

Inexpensive DIY Cakestands

My friend Glory has the most amazing collection of cake stands, and since I stalk her blog, they were always nearby, tempting me, calling my name… The problem is, I have not ONCE in my life made a beautiful cake, which makes it hard to justify a collection of cake stands… ESPECIALLY when most of them cost the better part of a hundred dollars. How to Make a Three-Dimensional Wall Hanging. Ready to craft?

How to Make a Three-Dimensional Wall Hanging

This project is so easy, anyone can do it. Before you start making excuses, let me tell you, I’d never painted before. Never used acrylics or done art on canvas. Daily Danny » Blog Archive » Sweet Treat Idea - Green Living Expert Danny Seo’s eco-friendly and crafty ideas for everyday living. I recently got a sweet little treat in the mail from the stylist and designer Lynn Butler.

Daily Danny » Blog Archive » Sweet Treat Idea - Green Living Expert Danny Seo’s eco-friendly and crafty ideas for everyday living.

They were pieces of felt fabric made into the shape of Christmas “crackers” and filled with sweet treats. They looked easy to make and thought I’d deconstruct it for you. Here’s the felt fabric opened (revealing the sweet surprises inside). Reusing Lightbulbs: as planters or mini terrariums. Origami For Everyone. Crafty Chic: Article Archive. Fairy Walnut Presents - Curly Birds. I am so looking forward to slipping these sweet walnuts presents into the bottom of my girls' (and their cousins) stockings.

Fairy Walnut Presents - Curly Birds

To make some yourself: place walnuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes. Let them cool down slightly and pry open with a butter knife. Add some glitter for a festive feel. Cut an oval shaped piece of felt and fill with the loveliest tiny thing you can find. Our girls will open their walnuts and find pretty fairy necklaces.

Paper Lanterns. Random Tutorial Generator. Index. Sew Lunchbox Cloth Napkins for Waste-Free Packed Lunches. Sewing Published on November 21st, 2011 | by Julie Finn Out of all of my mom friends with kids who attend schools, I don’t know any of them who have their children buy the school lunch.

Sew Lunchbox Cloth Napkins for Waste-Free Packed Lunches

They say it’s pretty pricey, for one thing, and it’s certainly not nutritionally superior or better tasting than lunch brought from home, and so my friends pack their kids’ lunches. Even my little gang of homeschooled girls have their own lunchboxes, and although they don’t eat in a school cafeteria daily, they do eat a packed meal several times a week–breakfast in the public library one day, lunch at the creek another day, dinner in the car on the way to gymnastics on Thursdays, etc.

ORANGE RIND VOTIVES. Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters. Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge?

Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters

I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with. Perfect Summer Bangle. Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof.

Perfect Summer Bangle

Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Make a Lunch Box from a Milk Jug. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute.

{with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses. Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China. I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass.

What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage. I also like that the simple black foot on the glass is in itself an elegant design element, and would work just as well with no writing on it. Bored Jars - For All You Mommas! HAPPY FAT TUESDAY EVERYONE!! I am so sorry readers, it has been a while. School has been a bit INSANE, but I am now finally on a break and can get back to blogging away! So here is my latest little project... Whoa does this bring me back to my childhood! How to make a traditional origami sailboat: page 4. How to make origami boat. {paper boat place cards} Boat Box template for LPS {Katie Whale} Preview. Today is the preview day for the Little Paper Shop's new digital images! This {Katie Whale} image is just one of them. Daily Danny » Blog Archive » Beaded Tennis Balls - Green Living Expert Danny Seo’s eco-friendly and crafty ideas for everyday living.

We’ve been working on a really fun picture frame collection as part of our Danny Seo Home program. And part of the fun is figuring out the photos that will be living inside the frames at stores. Originally, our designers wanted to use a picture of—gasp—me for the frames and I nudged them towards the idea of using a beautiful still life photo instead. So they pored through my books and found some beautiful shots that are gonna go into some gorgeous reclaimed wood frames. ~ Tuesday Tute ~ Suede Flowers. 10 T-Shirt Scarf Tutorials. Crayon hearts. Pinatas. How to Transfer a Photograph Onto a Block of Wood. DIY wrist-mounted crossbow gets you one step closer to being a super hero (or villain) Daily Danny » Blog Archive » Upcycled Denim Napkins - Green Living Expert Danny Seo’s eco-friendly and crafty ideas for everyday living.

I bought a pair of VERY VERY large jeans at Goodwill the other day. The power was out, it was not about to be turned back on anytime soon, and here I was in my daylit home with nothing to do. Recycle Halloween Candy Wrappers into Colorful Eco-Jewelry. Fall Leaves Garland / D.I.Y. Project. How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively. Invisible Book Shelf. » {Tutorial} Chalkboard Menu » Whipperberry. Coffee filter foof {tutorial} A few days ago the Nester posted about her fabulous coffee filter wreath. Miss Nester posted links to other impressive creations like this one made with natural coffee filters and this pretty one but I was in awe of this amazing light fixture She used a paper lantern ball and lots and lots of coffee filters. Ball Jar Lights. DIY: Make your own Halloween dinnerware. The Designer Pad - Straight To The HeART.

Easy DIY Christmas Decorating Idea: Glittery Epsom Salt Snow. Bean Bags. Melted Crayon Luminaries Aunt Peaches. How to Make a Paper Cup from a Sheet of Printer Paper. DIY Doily Lamp. DIY Eco Bags. Crafts by Carolyn - Exploding Box. Etched Glass Storage Jars - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Super Simple Homemade Air Freshener. Little Wire Bird Nests. Page corner bookmarks. 6 Ways to Reuse Plastic Bottles. It's Dollar Store Week!The Pot.

Make a basket out of plastic bags! Make Your Own Gifts LIGHT BULB TERRARIUM – Green Holiday Gift Guide.