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The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away

Kissing Thaumatrope A few years ago, I thought that it would be so fun to make Joe a kissing thaumatrope for Valentine's Day. Like so many of my BRILLIANT ideas, I promptly forgot all about it. Until recently, when I saw this thaumatrope-on-a-stick on Made by Joel, and it reminded me that I had to try it. Even though they're not done, I'm showing you my work in progress now, just in case you want to use this idea to make your very own thaumatrope valentines. Are you wondering what I am talking about? On one side it looks like this: On the other side it looks like this: When you spin the stick, it looks like this: Movie magic! I'm making some for my three little Valentinos, too. If you do make your own, please send me a picture! Materials: Paper, cardboard, double-stick tape or glue, round chopstick or kebab stick, photo prints or drawings of kissers in profile.

Wedding Planner | Wedding Planning | Ultimate Wedding Planner And Organizer | 10 Killer Wedding DIYs to Obsess Over | Emmaline Bride™ Posted June 25, 2012 | 6 Comments Happy Monday! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness with a collection of 10 killer wedding DIYs we think you’ll love. 1. Become a frangrance mixologist in an evening! 2. Pretty up your place cards with DIY paper peony flowers thanks to a FREE printable template + tutorial from Ellinee. 3. Decorate mugs for your coffee or tea loving bridesmaids or create a custom ‘His’ + ‘Hers’ mug set thanks to this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess. 4. Make your own (affordable) favors with this tutorial via FellowFellow: it’s fun and easy. 5. Deck out your outdoor reception tables (or patio) with DIY cement votive holders. 6. Make your ceremony programs with this tutorial via Intimate Weddings using burlap and vintage patterned paper. 7. Homemade lip gloss makes a great gift for bridesmaids. 8. 9. Personalize your reception space with DIY state art to show where your love resides. 10. It’s a wrap! Psst. P.S.

stop buying granola bars & make these: no bake chocolate energy balls | {NATURAL} MOMMIE Something we spend far too much money on is healthy organic granola bars. At $4.99 for a box of 5, I just can’t justify it anymore! Solution? If you’ve ever searched recipes on how to make your own granola bars, you’ll find hundreds of variations of this recipe around but really it comes down to what’s in your pantry. My recipe for the above (I just eyeballed everything…no measuring cups required!). - 1 cup of oatmeal - 1/2 cup peanut butter - 1/3 cup cocoa powder - 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened (or sweetened) coconut - 3/4 cup of pecans (get your children to smash and crush them with a rolling pin!) - 1/3 cup of honey (or blue agave – whatever you have on hand) - 2 teaspoons of vanilla - handful or two of chocolate chips (optional) Mix really well in a med/large bowl, then let chill in fridge for a half hour. Other options: substitute with flax seeds, sesame seeds, ground flax, cooked quinoa, walnuts, almonds, sunbutter, almond butter, pea butter, wow butter, etc.

How to Make Leaf Skeletons - The Idea Room - StumbleUpon I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. If you’re still with me, this is what I ended up with… I have a maple leaf which turned out not so well. 37.1Kstumbleupon

Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! And now for the actual tutorial – for this one, with the step-by-step, I will be making the bottom with 3 holes. Cut the sleeves off, but try to make a somewhat straight line, and go in a bit from the seam – these lines will be the sides of your straps: You could make it rounded, V-shaped, or squared like this one:

Father Daughter Dance Songs After Tonight Artist: Justin Nozuka Album: Holly Description Not Provided Lyrics There's something in your eyesIs everything alrightYou look up to the skyYou long for something more DarlingGive me your right handI think I understandFollow me and you will never have to wish again (Chorus)I know that after tonightYou don't have to look up at the starsNo, No, No, NoI know by the end of tonightYou don't have to look up at the starsI know that if the love is alrightYou won't have to look up at the starsNo, No, No, NoI know by the end of tonightYou don't have to look up at the stars Tell me how you feelAnd if i'm gettin nearI'll tell you where to steerYou'll tell me where to steerDa-Da-Da-DarlingWay above the cloudsAnd high above the starsThrough the unknown black holesNo one knows where we areBut we'll return to Earth and do it all over again Come away with meCome fly away with me Just for a nightNo one will ever knowNo, No, No, NoDarling Video:

Wedding Belles » DIY project Happy Monday… hope you all had lovely weekends? We had a little bake-a-thon that Delia would have been proud of yesterday, and as we were shaping our little Gingerbread men and women into the prettiest edible wonders, we thought wouldn’t these be lovely to include in a winter wedding!! The possibilities are endless, but we love the idea of using them as decorations on Christmas trees – you could even make one for each guest with their name and table number on them and turn the whole tree into a festive seating plan!! Ingredients : (makes 40) 300g butter 125g caster sugar 125g soft dark brown sugar 225g golden syrup or treacle 725g plain flour 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 3 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon For the icing for the gingerbread boys and girls: 175g (6oz) icing sugar 1-2 tbsp boiling water You will need a piping bag and nozzles. How To : Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F), Gas mark 4. In a large saucepan, melt the butter together with the sugars and golden syrup or treacle. ShareThis

DIY Cake Stand It seems as though all sorts of cute party decorating items are “all the rage” these days–cake stands, tiered plates, apothecary jars, hurricane lamps, etc. I love these items, but there is often one big problem! The price tag. Well, thanks to one of the crafty moms in my MOPS group, I now can make my own cake stands for less than $3! Now that is a price that I like. And, not only is the price fantastic, but this might just be the easiest DIY project on the planet. A candle holder, a plate, and some glue! To construct your stand, glue around the rim of the candle holder. You can add a little circle of glue on the underneath side of the plate for good measure. Stick the two together and let dry. Then, voila, an adorable cake stand for next to nothing! How great would these be for a Mother’s Day luncheon/tea?! In addition to the fantastic price & ease of construction, I love that the possibilities are nearly endless! This post may contain a link to an affiliate.

DIY Hollow Out A Light Bulb at TeamDroid When I was growing up I had a keen interest in the sciences. Mostly because of the cool gear that scientists used, you know, beakers, flasks, Bunsen burners that sort of thing. Well, not only did I not have the money for those sorts of thing but I had no idea where to even buy them if I could. Step 1 You will need some common tools, a screwdriver (regular) and snips (or needle nose pliers). Step 2 First, grip the little solder point and give it a good twist. Step 3 Once the contact has been pulled out, carefully crack the glass insulator. Step 4 After the insulator has been removed you can see the inside supports of the filament and the fill hole. Step 5 Use the screwdriver to break the fill tube. Step 6 The fill tube could be saved for a later project if you wish. Step 7 You can now shake the filament assembly out of the tube. Step 8 The bulb needs a good cleaning. Step 9 Mind the sharp bits of glass in the socket when doing this. Step 10 A more traditional use is as a vessel to boil water.

Copycat Crafts | DIY Designer Knock-Off Things to Make DIY | Doily Lantern | Glamour and Grace The lovely Sarah is back again this month with another fabulous DIY! This one is so simple and chic, I know you all are going to love it! Happy spring, readers! I have been so excited to share this month’s DIY project with you! It is an easy, affordable centerpiece idea that was inspired by Shannon South’s gorgeous upcycled Doily Lamp. I stumbled across this stunning lamp while searching for a unique idea involving doilies, and thought a modified version would be fantastic for this month’s project. Materials: 4-5 doilies per lamp (preferably round and about 5-6 inches in diameter, depending on the size you want the orb to be. ***Before you start, make sure to wash your doilies by hand with a mild soap and lukewarm water in the sink. Step 1: Take your rubber ball or balloon and place it in a small dish to keep it steady while you work. Step 2: Once you have the doilies arranged how you want them, pour some fabric stiffener onto the palate or wax paper. Have fun and stay crafty! Share:

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