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PHOTOS: Stunning Mason Jar Crafts. Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar. DIY Money-Saving Blissful Beauty Recipes on Cambio. Colorization Using Optimization. Gold leaf rocks. I’ve always had a soft spot for rock art. there’s something about it that reminds of of summer camp west virginia and drawing with paint on river rocks. so when kate did a linocut stamp project with rocks the other week i started looking around for great rock-related projects. one of the projects i loved came from claire chauvin, a photography teacher in texas. her gold leaf river rock project is elevates rock-art to a whole new level and sure beats the painted rocks i made when i was younger. this would be such a fun way to personalize a tabletop, give a quirky gift to a friend (monogrammed?)

, or just spend an afternoon making something pretty for your home. CLICK HERE for the full project instructions. [ps: emergency wedding project help-- does anyone know a place in manhattan where i can buy fabric for an ink jet printer? I need to print on some asap for a wedding project and the place i ordered from just told me they're back-ordered. ack!] How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers.

What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together. Put your stuff up in the air! Hanging DIY ideas & tutorials. Posted by ScrapHacker.com on onsdag, juni 27, 2012 · 9 Comments To heck with both feet on the ground! Now’s the time to put your ideas up in the air!

I’ve gathered a bunch of supafly D.I.Y to give wings to anything you’ve got around the house (well, almost!). By showing you a bunch of different applications (from chunky sofas to delicate D.I.Y hanging planters) I hope you’ll all find a little something to get your DIY juices flowin’ in the mix – Enjoy! Pics via here The hanging desk is not only cool looking but an awesome space saver! Pics via GreenWeddingShoes, CapitolRomance & Etsy Gotta love the swinging chair! Eleanor from team behind awesome venture SCRAP (a.k.a the School & Community Reuse Action Project), has made a great ”Hanging notepad” tutorial for Etsy – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Hanging Notepad #2! Pics via here Check out the awesome tutorial on how to make a hanging ”Kokedama string garden”, by talented Aura Scaringi of Mimimou for DesignSponge – DIY TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic

This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. Single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is!

Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh. Circuit Board Nail Art. Recycled Computer Chip Tree Decorations. Homemade Body Wash | Tried and True. A few years ago, we decided (and by we, I mean “I decided” and dragged my boys along!)

To try and cut out as many chemicals from our regular routine as possible. You know, clean up the things we clean ourselves up with? Well, some of it was super easy to change out (hand soap and face toner), other stuff not so much (“no poo”). One of the easier things in our routine to swap out with something more natural was body wash. We made the switch to Dr. Now, before I get much further, I should say that this post is not, in any way, anti-Dr. Something had to be done… Thanks to a recipe I found on numerous websites (so many of you can’t be wrong!) Homemade Body Wash Materials: - pure Castile soap bar, grated (I like Dr. Instructions: Bring the water to a soft simmer, add the soap and stir until completely melted.Turn off heat and add glycerin.Cover and allow to set for 24 hours. After allowing to set, just transfer the soap to either an old body wash bottle or to mason jars.

So there you have it. Make Your Own Floral Suitcase! Plain vintage suitcases are pretty great but cover them in your favorite coordinating fabrics and your house just got cuter! Not only do they look cute in your home, they're great photo props. Decorate a nursery, stack them high in your living room, stand them up behind other items on a shelf, etc. It's an easy way to add color to your space without investing a lot of money. Keep an eye out for hard cases with stitched seams (for tucking fabric in) and think about using a variety of sizes for great impact. You no longer have to pass up the perfect case shape because of a nick in the vinyl! First, gather your supplies. I used three vintage suitcases that I had on hand and chose three fabrics that coordinated with their colors. . , a paint brush, a pen, scissors, a rotary cutter (or a butter knife). Carefully spread a thin layer of Mod-Podge over one third of your case starting at one side.

Your fabric should hang over your edge about 1/4" or more. A pair and a spare . diy fashion. How To Add a QR Code to Yearly Interview | Tried and True. You know how they say time flies when you’re having fun? Well, we must be having a blast over here because more than a year has flown by and it’s time to update you all on Jack’s yearly interviews. You may remember me posting about his 3 year interview last year. We decided to add a QR Code on the sheet so that anyone could scan the code and be taken to the audio file of his interview. Writing this post has taken so long because I keep on listening to his adorable little voice! You want to see what I mean?

Listen to Jack’s 4 Year Interview right here! For his second interview, we kept the questions exactly the same and only changed the format of the page slightly. How to Add a QR Code to a Yearly Interview 1. Upload audio file to either your website, YouTube or Dropbox. 2. 3. See? B L O O D A N D C H A M P A G N E . C O M: The Eventually Pinterest ToDo List. Birds On A Wire Art. Thrifting this weekend, I came across these big bins full of old picture frames. With prices as low as $1 each, I couldn't help myself and I picked out three lovely frames. A little paint can make such a huge difference. I've learned that virtually anything can be spray painted. However they had a pretty limited selection of spray paint at the Hobb Lobb so I found some pretty acrylics. For this project I also used a glaze medium and just a little bit of black paint.

Start by painting your frames. While the paint is drying you can work on your artwork. I used a dictionary for this craft but you could also use a large book. You can find super cheap books at thrift stores. I just happened to have this one laying around the house. I experimented with some other variations as well. I used a glazing technique to give a couple of my frames an interesting look. Mix some of your glaze with a smidgen of black paint. And paint all over the frame. Wipe off with a rag and you'll have something like this: Candle Re-wicking. Do you have any candles that look like this? The wick is too short to light but there's still a good inch of candle left. What a waste! So make a new candle, why don't you? Materials: 3 1/2" Wicks Small glass votive holders All my supplies were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Tutorial: Heat candle. Dip the base of your wick into the melted wax. Slowly and carefully pour the wax into the votive holder. Leave the candle somewhere to set.

This is a great little project if you want to experiment with mixing scents. Now you can clean out the old canister with a rag and re-use it for something else! Love when I can find a new purpose for something! A bit of green :: Crafts :: Extreme Bike Makeover – Roll Up Panniers. As you might remember from the previous Bike Makeover post, it’s been a while I’d been drooling over these magnificent roll up panniers by Brooks; I was so charmed I couldn’t find another bag suitable for my bike.

Normal bicycle bags seemed just too plain now, and most of the panniers I found couldn’t roll up at all. I kept searching and all the bags I saw were too bulky, too boring or too expensive, so my bicycle kept going with no bags at all. I showed the roll up panniers (that are much to expensive for my wallet) to my dad, and he exclaimed: ‘Alright, we’ll make one!’ My dad is the best craftsman I know; since I was a kid, I remember him always sketching and making things, from papier-mâché to weird tiny electronic devices.

Among his many crafty talents is sewing, so when I got home for the Christmas Holidays he had already gathered various materials so that we could start right away! Then, we started sketching and measuring the fabric we would need. …until we came to this! DIY Chanel Pearl Hairpins. This week’s DIY, requested by a reader, was inspired by the abundant and delightful use of pearls in Chanel‘s Spring 2012 Collection. Though I’m usually not the biggest fan of pearls, I actually fell in love with the way Karl affixed them along the back of necks and pushed oversized ones into loose updos. His modern interpretation of the underwater gem just goes to show that pearls can be worn any day, at any age! With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a handful of pearl hairpins as fast as you can say “Sally sold seashells by the seashore” 10 times.

Backwards. You’ll need:8mm – 12mm half drilled crystal ‘faux’ pearls20 – 22 gauge wirebobby pinswire cutterflat nose plierssuper glue Start by cutting off a 5 inch piece of wire. Fold the wire in half. Put a few drops of super glue onto the tip of the folded part and insert it into the pearl. Allow it to dry completely. Continue to wrap tightly 5-6 times. Snip the wires and reinforce it with a few drops of super glue.

Welcome To Amanda’s Diner. I'm serving up a few tasty treats for you today! The first specialty of the house is our new favorite way to have breakfast. Rainbow Pancakes Yes, that is pancake batter. Now. There is no need to silently nod to yourself in victorious gloating satisfaction because (hanging head)… you were right. I am obsessed with food coloring. Food coloring and making my kids happy. Now that's one happy short stack. My kids have never eaten so many pancakes in one sitting before. I used a version of this recipe, and added food coloring, flax seed, and love. Don't forget the love. Sorry. *Do you want to see some more fun baked stuff?

*Click here to see how I reply to Rainbow Pancake Haters. Well, in addition to serving pancakes to our very special guests today (thats you!) Some magic cookies. Because, if all goes well, they will magically help one exceptional blogger friend sell her house! That's right… I made my very sweet friend Kami 'Open House' cookies! Each cookie has their address written on it. I love it. R2D2 Eye Makeup. To celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4, as in “May the Fourth Be With You”), 26 years old Finnish makeup artist Jangsara created the R2D2 eye makeup for her blog.

You Might Like These Share and Enjoy ShareThis. Awesome Origami Shadow Art Of Kumi Yamashima. There are some seriously skilled origami artists around today, people who can use the simple art of folding paper in order to create some totally fantastic masterpieces! There’s Star Wars inspired origami of Martin Hunt and Hasegawa Yosuke’s ingenious origami currency hats for world leaders to name but a few, but Kumi Yamashima is the first origami shadow artist I have seen!

Yamashima folds the paper in such a way that when light is shone on it from the side – the shadow resembles a human profile silhouette! You’ve got to admit it’s pretty impressive, the way just a few simple little folds and creases can so closely resemble the human form! As part of the project, she created resin casts of the paper profiles which featured 50 New Mexican citizens from different backgrounds. This part of the project was entitled “Fragments”. Yamashima is well-known for her fondness of using art materials in unusual ways. Many of Kumi Yamashima’s other innovative installations can be seen on her website. DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again. Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor.

(Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. You might think, with my trigger finger on the camera all the time, my house would be littered with photos. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly.

Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. Super Sprayer. Diy floral suitcase. Mother/Daughter Spa Day with World Market | Tried and True. DIY Lunchable Jars {Guest Post} These are some useful tricks. Cool Ideas May be You Have Never Think Of…. Crazy paper thing. The Twice Remembered Cottage - A Cottage Transformation Journey. 39 Easy DIY Ways To Create Art For Your Walls. A Super Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet. DIY: How to Make a Vinyl Record Notebook.

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