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Apr12th2010 I’m sure these tutorials of mine are all starting to look the same.

Motherhood, Frugal Fashion & Thrifty Living

That’s because they are. Haha, enjoy. Supplies 2 colors of coordinating fabric (or not. . * I ordered a bunch of these little rings from an Etsy shop called The Perfect Bead. Instructions I chose two coordinating fabrics in peachy/pink shades. Cut 5 circles from the first fabric, varying from 1 inch in diameter down to about 3/4 inch. Use your lighter to singe the edges of each circle. Stack your “petals”, alternating between the two types of fabric, with the largest circles on the bottom and the smallest on the top. Run your needle and thread through the center of the stack to secure. Stitch or glue beads, pearls, rhinestones, or anything else you have onto the center of your flower.

Glue the back of the flower to the little pad on the ring and you’re finished! These little rings make great gifts for birthdays, bridesmaids, or even Mother’s Day. Free People Clothing Boutique Blog. UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration!

Free People Clothing Boutique Blog

A fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! I can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? Just let them sit in the sun all day, and they’ll last all night!

I am absolutely going to make some to bring with me to bonnaroo this year. you can buy a sun jar here, but you can make your own for much cheaper! What you need: a mason jar with a clear glass lid like this one from ikea, a solar garden light like the ones pictured above, which i found here, adhesive and glass frosting spray. start by spraying the inside of the jar with the frosting spray – this will help diffuse the light and give it a warm glow. don’t spray the lid though! Last image. Make a Friendship Bracelet the Easy Way - StumbleUpon. Crafting MacGyver: Circular Logic - StumbleUpon. DIY Ice Cream Sundae Gift Box - Tip Junkie Homemade.

DIY 52 Things I Love About You. Posted July 1, 2011 | 64 Comments Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend. Read on to see this fun project + get inspired to make your own! This ’52 Things I Love About You’ craft (and images) are via Craftster (spotted here) and the supplies are easy to find: supplies o one deck of cards o binder rings o standard hole punch o scrabble tiles (just two – one for each of your initials) o printer + printer paper o scissors o glue how-to Simply type up the 52 things you love about your gift recipient, print them out onto paper, cut ‘em out, and glue ‘em on.

Images via onetomatotwo Happy Crafting! Xo, -E. Some links above to Amazon as an affiliate; however, feel free to shop wherever you wish! Like this post? Leave your comments below! Adorable DIY Ear Warmers. Free Knitting Pattern - Headband Ear Warmer (Thick Yarn Version) I have written a newer, simpler pattern. Please click HERE or see the sidebar on the right and click on the new pattern. (The decrease is easier) :)PLEASE NOTE - I AM NOT A CROCHETER SO I DO NOT HAVE A CROCHET VERSION OF THE PATTERN. 1/31/10 UPDATE: There have been a few questions so I'm adding very specific directions for the increase and decrease rows. I've also added some tips HERE. Please let me know if you have any questions. Headband Earwarmer (Bulky Yarn Version) Materials: Size 10 knitting needles Cascade 109 LE Bulky (just under 1 skein) - This yarn is discontinued and sometimes hard to find--(I had some leftover from my Twilight mittens)--but any Bulky yarn will do.

Size J Crochet Hook (optional)* Button Guage: 5 st/inch (in the rib pattern) Abbreviations: m1B – From the back, lift loop between stitches with the left needle, purl into the front of loop m1F – From the front, lift loop between stitches with left needle, knit into the back of loop. pfb – purl front and back Directions: Free Crochet Patterns - Free Crochet Patterns. Free Knitting Pattern - Headband Ear Warmer. I have written a newer, simpler pattern.

Free Knitting Pattern - Headband Ear Warmer

Please click HERE or see the sidebar on the right and click on the new pattern. (The decrease is easier) :) 01/09/10 UPDATE: Please note that I have added updated pictures with another flower option (same headwrap--new flower). The large flower was made using Susan B. Anderson's Felted Flower pattern from Itty Bitty Hats. 01/22/10 UPDATE: The gauge for this pattern is 9 st per inch, 6 rows per inch. 1/31/10 UPDATE: There have been a few questions so I've added some more explanation to the increase and decrease rows in this pattern.

This headband is perfect for those brisk morning walks or for taking the kids to school. Headband Earwarmer Materials: Size 6 US knitting needles Rowan Wool Cotton (just under 1 skein) - this is a DK yarn Size J Crochet Hook (optional)* Button Small shank button (optional - for embellishment flower) Finished Size: 22.5" long and 4" wide at widest part Abbreviations: pfb – purl front and back Directions: CO 9 st Begin the decrease. Inspiring DIY. Improv Everywhere. Rolled paper flowers {tutorial} Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects.

rolled paper flowers {tutorial}

I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. Each of these projects are my adaptation of something I’ve seen elsewhere. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish.

STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. Before I Die & Candy Chang. 2011New Orleans, LA Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public space.

Before I Die & Candy Chang

After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors while remaining an introvert. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Follow the latest Before I Die walls and responses on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 2011, New Orleans, LA. Cordoba, Argentina. Najaf, Iraq. Brooklyn, NY. Almaty, Kazakhstan Savannah, GA. Pohang City, South-Korea. San Francisco, CA. Crochet Star Pattern. "Did you find everything you need?

Crochet Star Pattern

", asked the cashier at Trader Joe's. "Everything but the sugar," I replied. The cashier called over to the manager to ask about the sugar, and the manager said it had been discontinued. Something about rising prices and not being able to secure a good deal. No more granulated sugar in a pretty pink package at Trader Joe's. "It's a food crisis," joked the cashier. We might be out of sugar, but there will be no shortage of crochet thread in my house. As promised, here's the crochet star pattern. Materials: Crochet thread, size 30. Step 1: Chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring. Step 2. Step 3: * Chain 5. 1 single crochet in 2nd chain, 1 half double crochet in next chain, 1 double crochet in next chain, 1 triple crochet in next chain.

Make lots and lots. Now for my next project: researching how to grow sugar beets and extract sugar from them.