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Washer Pendant Tutorial. 3. Spread mod podge (I used matte) all over the front of the washer. Be sure to cover all the way to the edges. It's even okay to get some on the edges, because you will be able to get rid of the excess later. You MUST have really good coverage at this point, but it doesn't need to be too thick. 4. Doesn't take that long. 5. Is step was very helpful to do over a trash can to catch the "dust. " 6. Glitz glitter glue gel, sparkles, rub-ons, etc. 7. *Liquid Glass is a Close To My Heart product that you can order HERE (U.S. customers). OPTIONAL 7b. OPTIONAL 7c. 8. 9. Your hemp shorter. 10a. 10b: WITH A BUTTON: String one end of the hemp through the center of the pendant. 10c.

Button. 10d. Whew! Close To My Heart. Make Easy Glittered Bulb Ornaments ~ Carissa's Creativity Space. Wooden Letter Ornament. Project - Wooden Letter Ornament by Kayla posted 03/30/07 at 11:07 PM Galleries: Altered Projects, Home Decor Hi, I have had a lot of views of this ornament and wanted to add some instructions for those of you asking: Supplies:-wooden letter-acrylic paint-Christmas scrapbook paper-ModPodge or paper glue-foam brush-sanding block-Making Memories tag maker and tags-ribbon-drill-eyelet screw 1. If your letter is unpainted, paint letter with acrylic paint and let dry. 2. Use a foam brush to paint ModPodge or other decoupage glue to the front of the letter then apply the letter to the back of the patterned paper. Let dry. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. That is it! For more fun projects, visit my blog at: [] Hula Hoop Rug. Woven Finger-Knitting Hula-Hoop Rug DIY.

Here we go! I’m so excited to kick off this series of finger-knitting projects. For the first project, B proffered his largest ball of finger-knitting for us all to try weaving a rug! This project is super-fun and easy to do. The rug was made on a hula hoop loom, using an old t-shirt for the warp and a massively huge ball of finger knitting for the weft. I based this project on an incredible t-shirt hula hoop rug I saw on the Disney Family Fun site, where they used strips of t-shirts for the weft.

I’ve been wanting to try it with finger-knitting ever since. My son’s ball started with four-finger finger-knitting(click here for a how-to) and switched mid-ball to single-finger finger-knitting. I have to say that although this project was easy for the kids to work on, I think the size of it was a bit overwhelming. My suggestion is to sit down and do a little bit of finger knitting, finish it off, ball it up and add it to a basket. I’ve been going nutty with finger-knitting. Materials: Finger Knitting How-to.

You know how I just wrote about how I like getting a handmade gift more than just about anything. Well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a lazy Sunday, knitting with my kids . . . that beats gift-getting for sure. It is a gift itself. We just sat there side-by-side, for about an hour, feeling the warmth from each other’s bodies, listening to music from my computer and basking in each others company as the sun streamed through the windows. The two kiddos are finger-knitting, which I’ve written about before and again, but it continues to be a favorite activity.

You end up with a long coil of knitting like this, that curls itself into a sort of tube. My son is using a finer and less expensive yarn, here. They really do enjoy the process. Some day, I’ll make a coiled rug from the pieces. **UPDATE: So many people have asked me for a PDF of the below how-to so they can take the directions on the road for their kiddos. Materials: Any yarn An eager kiddo Time: However long you want!

DIY Gift: Terrarium Kit. November 30th, 2012 It’s widely accepted that terrariums are awesome, which means they also make awesome gifts. It’s hard to wrap a terrarium though, so a DIY kit is the perfect solution. It would be easy to whip up a whole bunch of these kits if you need a lot of inexpensive, creative gifts. Or wouldn’t they make amazing party/wedding favors? I designed some free printable cards with planting and care instructions for you to download and include in your terrarium kit. The recipient will just need to add soil and plants! To make your kit, first put about an inch of small stones in the bottom of a jar.

Print a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ terrarium instruction card on card stock, and cut it out (download printable cards here—for personal use only please). If you’re feeling ambitious you could make a few polymer clay mushrooms to include in your terrarium kit. Tie some twine or ribbon around the jar, and you’re done. DIY: Terrarium Mushrooms. October 10th, 2012 Lately we’ve had a lot of rain around here, and all sorts of wild looking mushrooms have been popping up. Since one of my terrariums recently suffered a casualty, I decided to make some little mushrooms to fill the void. Supplies: oven bake-able polymer clay sturdy wire cut into 3″–4″ lengths (make sure it isn’t the plastic-coated kind) appropriate baking dish (according to package instructions) an oven masking tape gold spray paint Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

DIY Bonus: Gold flecked fingernails! 6. Guaranteed not to die—even if you forget to water them. ;) » DIY Holiday domaphile. I will be the first to admit that I’m not crazy about the holidays. Sure, I enjoy a holiday gathering here and there and the lights all around Columbus Circle are pretty, but the imposed cheer can get to you – especially when it starts in early November. My favorite thing about this time of year are the small gifts: my colleague who makes and decorates beautiful gingerbread cookies each year, the lovely homemade candy that I wrote about in my last post, and the random and wonderful things my husband brings home from his work colleagues: olive oil, clementines and even a fancy bottle of gin. Between our colleagues, neighbors and teachers, there are a lot of people to remember this season and the challenge is to make something either beautiful or delicious .

Our go-to gifts are biscotti and truffles, but this year I decided to go in a different direction. Dress with raffia, greenery and instructions and voilà: Happy Holidays! Sewing tutorial | KIDS | crafts | handmade gifts | bread bags | fort kits | diy hang tags | saltwater-kids. My boys spend hours perched in our front window, just watching birds. They especially love putting out treats for their feathered friends. It is amazing how quiet and still a three & five year-old can be - completely memorized. So, for gifts this year we are keeping it simple - giving an experience rather than just more stuff. We are giving the experience of spending a few moments watching nature - a few moments to slow down, and relax. These molded bird seed ornaments are a lot of fun to make, and very inexpensive. I found this recipe here, and it worked great!

You'll Need: 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup water 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 3 tbsp. corn syrup 4 cups birdseed molds (muffin tin, cookie cutters, etc.) 1: Combine the flour, water, gelatin and corn syrup in a large mixing bowl. 3: Spray your mold(s) with cooking spray, and spoon birdseed mixture into each mold. Poke a hole through top of each birdseed mold using a drinking straw, making sure it goes all the way through. Christmas gift ideas 2012 / Awesome idea! Hang your ring while you do dishes/clean! Christmas In A Jar. If you've been reading this blog for any time at all you've figured out that I have a thing for packaging.

Specifically, packaging something up and then naming it based upon what it's contained in. For example, Spring In A Can, New Year's Party In A Box, Summer In A Basket. . . I'm sure there are more but those were the first few off the top of my head. This latest installment, Christmas In A Jar, is just another way to package up the neighbor gifts I mentioned a few years back. You will need to borrow a food dehydrator if you don't already own one but that is the extent of the work this project takes. It's so simple and is a wonderful gift because it doesn't involve slaving away in the kitchen and there isn't a single calorie to count. Hooray! To make a few to give to friends, neighbors or teachers here's what you need: -Christmas Potpourri Recipe -Glass Jars (I found mine at Wal-Mart) -Coffee Filters -String -Downloadable Christmas In A Jar labels. P.S. Lucky Us Hand Stamped Penny Keychain by MauiWauiStamping on Etsy.