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24 Cute And Incredibly Useful Gift Wrap DIYs. DIY Basics: Beer Bottle Bud Vases. For our second DIY basic, we’re staying on the theme of easy ways to repurpose glass items.

DIY Basics: Beer Bottle Bud Vases

Since this week’s food theme is beer, we’re serving up an easy way to transform your beer bottles into beautiful bud vases. These are great project for sprucing up your home and make the perfect hostess or housewarming gift. Of course, we recommend bringing a full six-pack as well. Materials: - empty beer bottles - spray paint - painter’s tape - puff paint First, wash out those bottles! Now, set up your workstation. Spray your first bottle. See how lovely even just the plain old bottle looks dolled up in spray paint? Paper bag lanterns. The bbbcraft sisters love parties!

paper bag lanterns

And what’s more important at a party than lighting? With a couple of photographers in our family, we have always had to focus on both indoor and outdoor lighting at parties, making it soft and cozy and above all, inviting. nothing captures this more than a little bit of diffused candle light. we wanted to create an inexpensive way of creating our own indoor and outdoor lighting and came up with these paper bag lanterns. Wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy.

wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia)

Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! One year, when I was maybe 10 or 11, she sent me another card—and when I opened it up, a paper butterfly fluttered out of the card. I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly. Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Korsstygn på tändsticksaskar – Cross-stitched matchboxes. Tycker man att förra inlägget med den broderade väskan var lite väl avancerat (och jag klandrar dig inte) så kommer här ett enklare alternativ – sy korsstygn på en tändsticksask! Stoppa i en liten gåva och ge bort till en vän, eller till fröken på skolan/förskolan på sommaravslutningen?

CHAKRAS- Quilling-art5. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos. This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again.

Explore more. Web pages, photos, and videos

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: DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again. Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house.

DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again

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.) 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects. I'm So Looking Forward To Fall, So Much So…Here Are Some REAL Fall Fashion Loves To Get You Excited Too. Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. I have collated a great selection here which I hope you will like and will feel inspired by. Painted stones also make great paper weights or you could use them as place settings for a wedding party.

All you need to do is collect a few pebbles, get out your acrylic paints and then varnish your stones to protect them. Have fun! For tutorials on how to market yourself online, please go here. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: Start saving your old jam jars!

20 brilliant things to make in a jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: Make Typographic Gift Wrap & Man Made DIY. This year, I vowed to only make or buy handmade holiday gifts for my friends and family, and I've kept to it so far.

Make Typographic Gift Wrap & Man Made DIY

But wrapping these gifts in commercial paper didn't seem to make much sense, so I wanted to create some handmade gift wrap to match. I happen to think a gift wrapped in newsprint is actually quite attractive, and love the look of text on a package, but wanted to put in a little more effort. So I came up with a cool option that's clean, masculine, and maintains the typographic look of the newsprint. Plus, it eliminates the need for any "to:/from" tags, as the recipient's name is right there in tasteful type. I feel melty. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.

I feel melty.

We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year!

Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!}

One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Judah Method - Bleaching Experemnet on the Behance Network.