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THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY While browsing for DIY ideas, I came across a few collar projects, but they all involved sewing doilies to your shirt/dress, cutting the collar from old shirts or crocheting your own neck candy. Therefore, I decided to make my own DIY tutorial on how to make a detachable collar out of old doilies I found at a thrift store for 1$ apiece. Since it's detachable, this kind of collar doesn't involve commitment: you can wear it with any of your dresses or tops. Plus, you don't need mad sewing skills (unless you're particularly rough with your lace/crochet accessories! In this case, I would recommend sewing the edges so they won't fray!). Approx. cost: 1$ Total time: about 10 minutes Cleaning & caring: hand-wash with gentle soap (and you do it by hand! Gather your stuff. Make an incision (just a straight line) on the side of the doily and carefully cut out the center. Sew the pearl on one side. Cut a small piece of embroidery thread, make a loop and twist the ends. Have a good weekend!

Bracelet Cobra Mono-color Paracord is the duct tape of the rope world. It can be used for just about anything. But have you ever needed some and didnt have any around? The Paracord Bracelet is the answer to your problem. This Halloween my Paracord Bracelet saved the day. Step 1: Start of with about 10feet of paracord (3 meters). Step 2: Grab the paracord by both ends and work your way through it so that you get a loop on the other end. Step 3a: When you have your loop ready, take the "left" cord and place it under the center piece as shown above. Step 3b: Now take the "right" cord and thread it through the loop we just created. Step 3c: Thread the cord under the "left" cord and go through the loop we created with the "left" cord. Step 3: To make things a bit easier you can secure the loop with a piece of wire. Step 4: Repeat step 3. Step 5: Repeat step 3 and 4 Step 6: As you go along the bracelet will begin to take shape. Step 7: I've been using two methods in securing the bracelets. Step 8: Step 9: Step 10: Step 11: Step 12:

Handmade Charlotte | DIY Crafts and Design for Kids Bracelet little whip This bracelet is made with 550 paracord. I gutted the working cords so that it would give it a flatter, more feminine look and feel. But, it works just the same without gutting the cord. The middle core is not gutted. I have found that doing it this way gives the braid a more rounded look. The formula for the needed cord is (wrist size in inches) / (.17). Step 1: Step #1: fuse cords together. Step 2: Step #2: Tie a hitch knot on the buckle. Step 3: Step #3A: loosen hitch knot and run cords through so that the fused part is in between it. Step 4: Step #3B: just another angle of the cords going through the hitch Step 5: Step #4: re-tighten the hitch so that it cinches down on the fused cords. Step 6: Step #5: You can start with either side.

a daily something: DIY So I've been on a concrete kick lately...there's no hiding this fact! Thanks to my lovely readers, I now know the difference between concrete and cement. Cement is the powdery substance that turns into concrete when mixed with water and it hardens. Wahoo!! Concrete is a fantastic material, and I always feel like a craftsman when I'm working with it... This DIY shows how to make a lovely concrete bowl (and a heavy one!!). - Water - Flexible rubbery bucket (Walmart - $5) - Plastic bowl (for shaping inside of bowl) (Walmart - $2) - Canola oil and paper towel - Gloves (I used rubbery garden gloves, which cleaned off very easily) - Container for mixing (I used an old wheel barrow) - Stir stick - Scoop - 60 lb bag cement mix (Lowes - $3) Then follow these 8 steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. All that's left is allowing your bowl to dry completely! Enjoy your new concrete bowl. till tomorrow, Rebecca P.S.

diy domino clock - the homesteady did you guys know my mom is the coolest? because she is. she found a domino set + immediately figured out a way to make it into a beautiful clock. i love how avant garde it is, but still funtional + useful. here's how you can make one, too! you'll need:- a domino set (like this one; my mom found hers at marshall's on sale) - clock movements + hands (like these) - a hammer + nail- double-sided removable adhesives (like these) lay out the dominos the way you want them to look as a clock. decide how you want them oriented. we used a plate as a guide. put together your clock movement + hands using the instructions on the package. we used a black cardboard circle to cover the clock movement (+ my dad helped). once it's all put together, hang the movement + hands on a nail. using scotch tape, attach one domino at a time around the clock. rearrange + adjust as necessary before using the adhesive dots to secure them to the wall.

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