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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (16) Posted by: Cathy on Jul 13, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Tin Can Tea Light Holders I love this idea! So simple and so beautiful! I love the fact that you can use recycled cans. Materials Needed: - tin cans - pretty paper - wooden hanger - wooden pegs - glue - string or raffia - scissors - ruler - tea lights Take your well-cleaned tins and measure carefully the height of the tin. Glue your paper strips to the tins and tie on your string or raffia. From the string, you can now add more lengths of string so that you can attach this to your hanger. Now you're read with your ambiant lighting for your summer party! Source For tutorials on how to market yourself online, please go here.

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (10) Posted by: Cathy on May 22, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged.

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (10)

&Nature& Altered Book (pic heavy) I recently participated in the Sewists/Yarnies V.

&Nature& Altered Book (pic heavy)

Papercrafters Swap and I was inspired to make an altered book for my partner, browndog. The basis of the whole book were a few excerpts from poems with nature imagery. Diary of a Crafty Chica: Mi Vida Loca: How To Glitter A Concrete Floor. TheKraftFarm: Crochet it up! Hair Ties and Headbands. Scrunchies are back!!!

TheKraftFarm: Crochet it up! Hair Ties and Headbands

Ok maybe they're not making a comeback yet but it was still fun to give my old hair ties and headbands a quick makeover. Here's the tutorial... Materials: hair tie (the thicker the easier), crochet hook (3.5-5mm), yarn and scissors. Oh and a big embroidery/crochet needle which I apparently forgot to put in the picture. Tie a slip knot around the hair tie Hold the two strands of yarn between your fingers. The loose end strand will be incorporated into the stitches so you won't have to tuck it in later. Insert crochet hook under the hair tie and catch the two strands Pull the yarn back through the hair tie and up to form a loop next to the slip knot Yarn over Pull through the loop you made Now you have ond stitch on the hair tie Start a new stitch by inserting the hook back through the hair tie. Most gawked all-time. Random Tutorial Generator.

Cardboard Gift Tags. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor.

Knights At My Kitchen Table. When I first read about using an orange to make a candle it was said to be a great solution when the power goes out and you find you have no candles in the house.

Knights At My Kitchen Table

Of course I had to try it. Pixie Boy was rather perplexed as to why I chopped his breakfast orange differently this morning but I needed it cut in half for this experiment. He forgave me, happily slobbering juice all over the place while I scooped out the flesh, making sure the middle stalk of pith stayed intact. I happened to have some vegetable oil left in the pantry that I didnt actually like using for food (had a weird taste), so using it for this was perfect. You can apparently use any type of oil – olive, sunflower, whatever.

Muttering that maybe the photos I saw online had been doctored I nevertheless perservered and after a few moments of the lighter drying/cooking the stalk it took light and has been burning ever since. My observations. 20 minute crafter-DIY photo canvas. First of all...I apologize for the quality of some of these photos.

20 minute crafter-DIY photo canvas

I was full expecting this NOT to work so I didn't even bother getting out my real camera until the end. It looks too easy, but I promise that it IS easy and quick. And the result is darling. Want to save several dozen dollars and make your OWN photo canvas? SOLID BUBBLE BATH, BUBBLE BATH DROP RECIPE. Dry 1 cup of cream of tartar 1 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) 1/4 cup of sodium laurel sulfoacetate SLSA (powdered foaming agent) Wet 1/3 cup (more or less) of glycerin liquid a few drops of water-based soap colorant, food color, or FD&C color any fragrance or essential oil (we used Juniper Breeze) a mold (we used our small loaf mold) Makes 18 ozs.


Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the colorant and fragrance a few drops at a time until the desired shade and scent are achieved. Mix in the liquid glycerin a little at a time until the mixture holds together in your hand. Transfer to your mold and press firmly into the mold. Create a Mosaic Wall Art Installation Pottery Barn Knock-Off.

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