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Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book. This easy to make accordion book is a personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends.

Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book

Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards. Also a fun craft idea for a gift - fill with photos, tickets, and other keepsakes and share with a special friend. Materials: Chartreuse A2 Envelopes Glue Stick Bone folder Labels Gel Pens. Tutorial: how to make a miniature satchel. Wait, wha?

tutorial: how to make a miniature satchel

Two craft tutorials for August? Well, this was too exciting not to share. So. How to Recover a Notice Board. ScrapBusters: Two-Handed Pot Holder. Today in our ScrapBusters Series, we're cooking up a great kitchen project.

ScrapBusters: Two-Handed Pot Holder

Hot pads are perfect for scraps because they are small, simple shapes that cry out for mixing and matching. We 'stretched' our possibilities by making a long, two-handed version. Kind of like those 'idiot mittens' you used to have as a kid; one mitten on the each end of a string running through the arms of your coat. However, we didn't think 'idiot hot pads' sounded very good. I don't know about you, but I always set down my pot holders on opposite sides of the kitchen so when I need both to pull something out of the oven or off the stove, I never seem to have two within reach. We suggest you use a thermal batting, such as Insul-Bright to insure you can handle hot pots and pans without yelping. As with yesterday's project, today's also uses the gorgeous Pretty Bird by Pillow & Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics.

Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome DC5100) Assemble the mitts Assemble the front layers. A Soft And Slouchy Book Bag Goes Back-To-School. Untitled Document. Sewing 101: electronics sleeve. It’s really starting to feel like fall, and whether or not that means back to school for you, fall always seems to mean new supplies.

sewing 101: electronics sleeve

Vintage-style book dustcovers. Looking at this picture, can you tell which of these books are actually hardbound?

vintage-style book dustcovers

Diy wednesdays: door organizer. We tend to subscribe to the “a place for everything, and everything in its place” philosophy, but when it came to derek’s running-out-the-door essentials (phone, notebook, pen) we hadn’t quite worked out a solution. this fused felt door-handle organizer was a super simple way to eliminate a frantic and frustrating search from our morning routine. have fun!

diy wednesdays: door organizer

Derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump… Derek and Lauren’s Door Organizer. Vintage postcard calendar journal. Growing up, I kept a daily journal.

vintage postcard calendar journal

I always enjoyed looking back at previous entries to see what had changed over the course of a year. These days, I can’t seem to find the time to journal, but I do try to jot down a little note from each day on my perpetual calendar/journal. The idea is very simple — flip to the current date and at the end of the day, write down something that happened. Some days it is big things like “Annie took her first steps.” Other days it is small, like “needed more than one cup of coffee this morning.” The first year is the least rewarding, but I imagine that in 10 years, it will be a daily treat to be reminded of what happened on that date over the last decade.

Random Tutorial Generator. The World's Healthiest Foods. 100 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating.

The World's Healthiest Foods

Links to the articles about these foods can be found below. In addition to questions about our foods, we often get asked about beverages and sweeteners. In the beverage category, water and green tea have been especially popular topics, and in the sweetener category, so have blackstrap molasses, honey and maple syrup. Of course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Wednes-diy. 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!


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. Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano. Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it!

Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano

It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Twenty Three Oh One: The Hair Bow. Puking Pastilles» Blog Archive » Free Car CD Holder / Case Tutorial. You’ll love this little piece of sunshine in your car! Not only is it fabulously chic, it holds all your favorite Muse music and DVD’s. And as an added bonus, you get to use up a bunch of scraps from your stash! This free sewing tutorial was a winner of the Scrap Buster Contest over at Sew, Mama Sew! For the Home / Chalk Menu Board! Tutorial » Whipperberry. Re-purposed Suitcases - Vintage love - The Clothspring. The Creative Place. Projects / A Beautiful Mess D.I.Y Index. You knew i was going to make one.

They are all over pinterest.... (i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! And it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project.