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Creative Kismet » DIY ideas

Creative Kismet » DIY ideas
Here is a list of Tutorials that I have found, tried or have wanted to try. I had been keeping them bookmarked and tagged, but still found it hard to keep track of them all. So, here is my compiled list of wonderful tutorials by all kinds of amazing crafters and artists. Of course, there is not enough time in the world to make ALL of these great things, but when I need an idea for a gift, this is where I can go- and maybe you too. Tutorials by Me! Clothes & Refashions Flowers Softies and Dolls Sewing Knitting, Crocheting and other needlework Jewelry Baby & Kid stuff Party! Containers of sorts Misc. Be Sociable, Share!

Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk. Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts: Check out these t-shirt scarves! Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial. Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here. Looks like I have a lot of projects ahead of me to keep me from cleaning out my closet!

Painted lamp shade + rewired lamp + DIY finial You probably remember this lamp. Its first makeover was four years ago. Frankly, the fabric-covered lamp shade was a disappointment, and brass just isn’t my thing. When I found an eBay store that sells nickel-plated lamp parts at unbeatable prices, I almost cried tears of joy. was perfect. This isn’t my first time rewiring a table lamp either. Tutorial and photos after the jump! The reason for this makeover: I bought new table lamps for my living room, so this lamp was moved to the bedroom to use as a bedside light. I’ll even show you how I made the ball finial. How to paint a lamp shade Supplies white lamp shade (I used this one)craft paint or flat indoor house paint—I used Ralph Lauren “Aged Mint” (IB25), available at The Home Depotnewsprint or drop cloth Tools paint brushblue painter’s tape or FrogTapescissorstall vase (optional) 1. 2. Tip 1: Use only flat paints when painting fabric because the sheen will leave unsightly streak marks. first. 3. How to rewire a table lamp . 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5.

52 Weeks Project Henna Tattoos Henna tattoos are perfect for summertime. They are natural, they are beautiful, and they are temporary! Because one batch of henna goes a long way, henna tattoos are a great activity for parties and are especially fun for kids at a sleep over. I tend to give them as part of celebrations, say at a baby shower or bachelorette party, but I also love giving them to people who need some love and healing. When Goli had her knee surgery, I gave her a henna tattoo on her foot. A pretty henna tattoo stays with the wearer as a reminder of love and joy before it fades away. Materials for the Henna Paste: Henna powder, 1/4 cup Tea, strongly brewed, 2-3 tablespoons 1 Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, 3-5 drops Materials for Applying the Tattoo: Squeeze bottle Various tips Straight pin Q-tips Cotton ballls Lemon Sugar Materials to Remove the Paste: Olive Oil Cotton balls Step 1: Check your henna for any sticks or large bits of plant matter. Step 3: As you draw, you will inevitably make mistakes. Related

Crafty Nest Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies : Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial As promised, a recipe for making washable stand-up storage baskets: You'll need to cut 2 of each of these pieces (click on the pic to enlarge it to a readable size). The measurements are in centimetres because that's the way I was brought up (sorry). A seam allowance of 1cm is included in these measurements. This basket's base is 15cm wide, but you could make any size using this slightly haphazard formula, where x is the width of the base and y is the height of the basket. Pieces cut, sew right sides together along these seams: Sew the boxed corners of the linings by folding the pieces open, matching the side seams with the bottom seams, and stitching across: Zig-zag the top edge of the smaller lining piece. Hem the bottom edge of the outer sleeve piece, turning up 1cm all round and stitching it down. Turn the lining pieces so that their right side faces out, and slide the outer sleeve over. Almost done, except for the fiddly part! See the stitching on the corner?

How About Orange My 2014 Oscar ballot and bingo game are done! Get set to enjoy Sunday's Academy Awards with friends. It doesn't matter if they watch movies or know who the actors are; anyone can play bingo and it's a good excuse for a party. Download the Oscar ballot PDFDownload the Oscar bingo PDF Save the PDFs to your computer, open them in Adobe Reader, and print. To use the ballot: print one for each guest and have them mark their predictions before the show starts. To use the bingo cards: 20 different game cards are included in the PDF. Movie theater gift cards, boxes of popcorn, candy, or little Oscar statuettes from a party store make good prizes. Has anybody tried to play with friends long distance? Like every year, a disclaimer: Maybe someone will get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won't have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. To join the bingo mailing list for future years, sign up here.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF

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