DIY freezer paper stenciled scarf. Inspired by the frozen boulders the city snowplow piled up along our street, I made a scarf.
To make this, you'll need: fabric, freezer paper, scissors, iron, pencil, craft knife, cutting mat, fabric paint, and a foam brush. I used a length of jersey from the fabric store—you know, T-shirt material. Soft and comfy, and doesn't fray around the edges. I sketched an abstract design onto the uncoated side of the freezer paper. These were just messy hexagons and pentagons that got gradually smaller. With an X-acto knife, I cut out the shapes. I ironed the stencil shiny-side down onto the fabric. Using a foam brush, I painted in the shapes.
I let the paint dry and tore off the paper stencil. All done. Rope necklace. A few weeks ago I spotted the above necklace by 3.1 Phillip Lim while shopping online (here) and decided it would make the perfect addition to my Spring wardrobe.
However, once I spotted the $225 price tag, I thought, "...psssh, I could make that myself! " How to Make Wood Dough. If your kids like playing with dough like Play-Doh or molding clay, they will love making sculptures with homemade wood dough. Homemade wood dough dries to a wood finish and can be sanded down smooth with sandpaper. You can also paint or stain wood dough sculptures. To paint them, you can use any of the homemade paint recipes I have at the bottom of this article. Needlepoint Lace Tutorial « textile dreams – fibery wake up. This tutorial will show you how to create a small piece of needlepoint lace.
This kind of lace is made just using a needle and thread, mostly out of buttonhole stitches. The tutorial shows you how to make this: The tutorial was posted in 2007 in several installments. Just follow the different steps and you will end up with something special! Little Livingstone: How to Make a Leather Leaves Necklace. What you need: Soft leather piecesAwl (or something sharp and pointy =)PliersScissorsGluePre cut chain2 0 ringsleaf template first, cut a simple leaf template from card. mine is 2 inches long by about an inch wide. use your template & cut out 4 leaves from your leather.
Cassette Tapes Reborn as a Clever Box Lamp Cassette Lamp by Vanessa Moreno - Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition - StumbleUpon. How to Make a Sunburst Mirror. No-Carve Stamps. By Jeromina Juan Ever wonder about the possibilities of designing your own stamps without having to carve anything?
There is a simple way! You’ll need one ordinary household object – silicone caulking. Yes, the one you use on your bathtub, sinks, and windows! With no carving to do at all, this task cannot be simpler. And the result? Materials 1/8″-thick acrylic plexiglass; can be found at hardware storesX-Acto knife Metal ruler Silicone rubber caulking (clear); can be found at hardware storesWater-based paint BrayerNote: You can cut plexiglass to size by scoring a straight line several times using an X-Acto knife and metal ruler, and then placing the plexiglass on a table with the score line over the edge and snapping it in one quick motion.
Directions Step 1: Sketch your designs on paper. Step 2: Hold the caulk tube vertical and tap it against a flat surface 8-10 times to remove any air bubbles. Step 3: Let the caulking cure for 24 hours, and then your stamp is ready. About the Author: Elegant ‘tin can’ tea light holder. 1) Who said baked beans and a naked flame don’t mix… 2) …hey, don’t get too close (just in case).
For this week’s craft I’ve rested my son’s felt-tip pens and pursued one of my other passions, creating beautiful things out of junk – in this case an elegant tea light holder made from an empty tin of Heinz Baked Beans (the beans on toast were pretty good as well). Hook and Needles: Knitting and Crochet Blog (cool stuff, techniques, and things I find)
This tutorial is for all of you knitters who wish to learn how to make amigurumis. Beltmaking 101. Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial!
Way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers. Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display?
Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell, has just what you’ve been looking for: As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together. In my family unpacking from a trip often includes trying to find places to store or display random keepsakes we’ve picked up along the way. Mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns - StumbleUpon.
The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern.
We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style. Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns?
My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don’t you think? These “lanterns” are purely decorative and aren’t designed to have a lamp inside them, but they do make great festive decorations. In fact, they started out as a design for Christmas baubles. Studio G, Garden Design & Landscape Design Inspiration » DIY Outdoor Garden Chandelier Round-up. I am eager to get home (on a red-eye flight tonight) and back to some projects and normal life. I have a patio project going on that should be nearing completion this week. Once finished, I am excited to start adding features — like a beautiful garden chandelier. I have lots of great, inexpensive, DIY options that I have rounded up for your inspiration and my own. DIY: Hair Comb. *UPDATE! See the step-by-step instructions here. This is a super simple project.
All you need is a hair comb and embroidery floss. I had a pack of hair combs that I got at Walgreens a long time ago (Like 10 or 12 combs for $4- they still have them). Plus vintage embroidery floss from forever ago. Cut Out + Keep - StumbleUpon. DIY modern paper ornament. I love spiky starburst shapes, so I attempted a version of the traditional Polish porcupine ball. Here's how to make this cool 3D ornament—great for Christmas or decorating any time.
I can imagine jumbo sized versions hanging at parties or weddings. They take awhile, though, so you'd better start making them five years before you plan to get married. How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort.
Make It and Love It - StumbleUpon. Etched Glass Storage Jars - Martha Stewart Home & Garden. Repurposed Hardcover Book to Notebook Tutorial. Brooches with Bite. January 5th, 2011 Email 68 users recommend Sloan Howard Photo: Sloan Howard Symmetry, contrast, and texture have a special appeal, but it’s easy to miss their beauty in everyday objects. Eye on Fashion: Beaded bracelet DIY.