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Better than Tiffanys

Better than Tiffanys
Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! Here is a simple ring that is MADE from money. So how bout changing this: Yep, I did it! I saw rings like this on etsy, and thought “how did they do that!” Ready? Find a quarter, or similar looking foreign coin (I used a 10 pence because I couldnt find a good quarter). Got your quarter? Grab a hammer. Back in the day, I’ve heard they used to use spoons for this part, and tapped instead of hammered…but I cannot even IMAGINE how long that would take. Anyway, you want to hammer the edges. Just keep hammering, and spinning it in a circle. Yes your hands will get black. Next, you will want a drill. Anyway, keep moving up sizes of drill bits until you get too close to the edge. If you have a dremel, or a sander type bit for your drill…USE IT. Now file it down until you’ve got the ring size you are looking for! How much fun right?!

Post Road Vintage: get CRAFTY DIY: SWEET LACE VASE AND CANDLEHOLDERSjust in time for Valentines day Materials: vintage lace hanky or fabric, sewing scissors, hot glue gun, old jars, ribbon or twine for embellishing (optional), lids (optional) Cut your hanky into a strip long enough to wrap around (+1/2″) your jar and wide enough to reach from the bottom edge to the ridge where lid would rest. Use your hot glue gun (carefully!) Embellish with twine, ribbon, etc. That’s all folks! Hanging version available for purchase in my Etsy Shop. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.

DIY Art with Acrylic Paint and Raised Chipboard Letters: Be Still and Know | * View Along the Way * This is a fact: there is something magical about craft stores. Like, fairy dust magical. I know this because the minute I step inside one, suddenly I believe I’m capable of completing all kinds of art projects I have no business touching, and suddenly I’m buying the necessary supplies to knit a designer dress (yes, out of yarn) or bake a cake shaped like a rocketship or something. It’s like I’m invincible, craft-wise. Welp, they got me again. I saw this art on Pinterest: It’s a pricey little piece you can pick up here for £195. I knew I could recreate the look with a few chipboard letters on a solid-painted canvas – and a few other bloggers have done just that. Suddenly I was PICASSO! I picked up some paints, a pack of chipboard letters and a canvas and headed home, all inspired and high off their secret craft-store air. I decided to use words from this Bible verse: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

DIY Citrus Salt Scrub It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! And lets be real, if you’re anything like me… exfoliating just didn’t seam important when you’re all covered up in winter clothing. What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together. How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see? Wallet Tutorial « that*darn*kat Looking for other crafty inspirations? Check out the patterns I have for sale in my Etsy Shop. Here is a little tutorial to show how I make my quilted fabric wallets. There are quite a few tutorials out there for little card cases or zipper pouch wallets, but I prefer the traditional “place for everything” wallet. My wallet here has eight credit card slots, two pockets for bills/receipts, and a double-snap closure. Start by gathering up the materials you’ll need. You will need the following: rotary cutter, mat, grid rulerscissorsthreadsewing machine3-4 #14 Universal sewing machine needles. Here are the dimensions you will use when you cut your fabric pieces: fusible fleece, 7.75″x10.75″fusible interfacing (I use shirt tailor), 7.75″x10.75″pieced top, 8.5″x11.5″lining fabric, 8.5″x11.5″upper pocket fabric, 2 pieces, 8.5″x7″ eachlower pocket fabric, 8.5″x19″ The first part you’ll need to assemble is the pieced top. Next, you’ll iron the fusible fleece onto the wrong side of the piecing.

How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Two facts about me: I'm cheap. I love dresses. I wear dresses probably 6 days out of the week. It's not that I one day just decided to wear dresses to feel cute and girly. Far from it. Back in November when I really started Talk2thetrees I kinda just wore pajama pants and sweat pants. Dresses are so comfortable, I can sit around the house and feel comfortable and cute. The only problem.. they are expensive! Here is a tutorial on a High Waisted Dress: For under 6 bucks! First you will need a ribbed tank top. I got mine from Walmart for 2.50 You could also use a t-shirt 3 yards of matching fabric. Clearance section is my favorite. Cut the tank top almost in half. (I cut mine a little too short.. oops!) For the bottom part of your dress take the fabric and wrap it around your waist about 1 and a half times, and cut in a straight line. I never measure, I never use patterns... Next you fold your fabric in half. You have kind of a big blocky rectangle skirt. We are going to create a ruffle.

Fotoramar av kapsyler – Bottle cap photo frames Jag fick med mig lite kapsyler hem från vår Thailand-resa i julas. Inspirerad av ett Martha Stewart-pyssel så fick jag för mig att jag skulle göra miniatyrramar för några av våra Thailands-bilder. Så här gick jag till väga: —–I brought some bottle caps back with me from our trip to Thailand. Först och främst målade jag insidan av kapsylerna med två lager vit hobbyfärg. Jag mätte insidan av kapsylen till 2,5 cm i diameter. Jag vände på kapsylerna och limmade fast magneter på baksidan. Ett alternativ till magneter är att limma fast häftstift om man vill kunna sätta fotoramarna på en anslagstavla t ex. Via Craftgawker, Pinterest & sökning på Google hittade jag fler roliga kapsyl-pyssel: / Mini-värmeljus (Draft Magazine) / Magneter (El hada de papel) Klockmagneter (How About Orange) / Örhängen (A Beautiful Mess) Schackspel (Martha Stewart) / Bricka (Sweet Something Designs) Fler magneter (Design Mom) / Halsband (Compulsive Craftiness) Spindlar (Silly Eagle Books)

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. Now, to create this 5 strand braid……’ll kind of be braiding on the left side and then braiding on the right. But let me explain a little better. And that’s it.

DIY : colorful wire clothes hanger We're still in summer mode here, though for K. today is the last day of his summer vacation, unfortunately. This year's summer vacation has been very relaxing - Carpe Diem (seize the day) has been our motto. We've been doing plenty of things but only because we wanted to. And today I really wanted to do something crafty! So I did. The result of my crafty afternoon is this enhanced, colorful wire clothes hanger... with a short description in 16 photographs. What you'll need: - wire coat hanger (the ones you get at the dry cleaner's) - bias tape, ribbon, or a piece of fabric - a piece of (masking) tape - white glue - optional: ribbon, rivet punch + rivets Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks - Tried and True A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. We started around 11 am and didn’t finish until about 5 pm. After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Edit: Here are a few answers to some of the more popular questions posted in the comments. Where did you get your scarves/What size were they? Will these bleed? Will this process work on other materials (cotton, wool, hair, etc)? I can’t read the color combinations!

Craft: Valentine's Day Wall Art I loved how my Valentine's Day garland and wreath looked so I decided to make another Valentine's Day decoration. In our living room we have a big blank wall that is patiently waiting for us to finish the wall art we plan on hanging. I decided to use that space and try to make a simple, cheap wall art. Supplies: Card stock, pattern to print (I did sheet music), scissors, tapeCost: $0 (I already had all of the supplies) I started off by printing off sheet music. I printed two pages on each 8 1/2'' x 11'' sheet of paper. Then I found a heart shape that I liked (via google images). I cut out the hearts by hand - I'm very jealous of people with cricuts or other similar machines that do it for you. :-) I had originally planned on just taping the hearts to the wall (I was going for very simple wall art) but decided it might look neat if the hearts stood a little bit off of the wall. Does that make sense? I printed the outline with the folding lines (light grey) onto card stock and cut them out.

Tutorial - Notebook purse/briefcase Here's a great idea for gifts, party favors, road trip journals, rainy day name it! This project can be altered for girls or boys too! There's always lots of options with my tutorials! ;) Although I can't take credit for the idea, I've infused some of my own twists on the project and I still wanted to share it with you! **Be sure to upload and share your photos in the Brassy Apple Flickr photo group! Supplies:Composition notebooks ( I used the large ones for this tutorial but the small ones can be used as well. optional:hole puncheyelets/grommetsglitterscrapbooking pop ups Step 1:Purse: If you would like to create an angled shaped purse notebook you will need to have the composition notebooks professionally cut. I had my notebooks cut about 1.5 - 2 inches on each side and then angled out to the outer edge as pictured below. Step 2: Choose the paper you'd like on one side of your purse/briefcase. Trace and cut. Step 4: Glue. Applying to cover Step 5: Time to layer!