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Finished Object: Recycled Magazine Butterfly Collage « Peacock Chic I love magazines. LOVE THEM!! I go the bookstore on a regular basis to find new ones that peak my interest. Don’t let me start another hobby because I will have acquired every magazine about the subject in order to saturate myself with information. Last year I signed up for 4 magazine subscriptions in an effort to curtail my investment in individual magazines and curb my visits to the bookstore. However, when I saw the The Butterfly Project at LollyChop via Craftzine I knew that at least a small part of my magazine collection (read: very small) would find new life via a pretty display of color. I bought the frame from JoAnn’s and my BFF allowed me to use here Martha Stewart punches that she bought from Micheal’s so I did not have to buy a set of my own only to use one time which would have negated the whole reuse effort. The project actually took me a few days to complete. …and agonizing over proper placement and color combinations…LOL. All in all a fun, quick, crafty reuse project.

Moresque lampe Hey everyone, this is my first instructable, and i would like to share with you, how to make this Moresque inspired Lamp. As the most of the instructables stuff, this project is : - Easy to make, no special skills needed. - Looks good - Costs virtually nothing ! ( will looks great with cardboard ) and the i tried to make something original searching on the internet i found this website : selling this nice looking lamp, so i wanted to make something similar ! For those who are lucky enough to have a laser cutter, there is an advantage, for me, i cannot afford one, so i will use the traditional way ! The lamp can be made with any material, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, plywood .. you choose your material and color, the principle is the same. For me i will use plywood with a 3 mm thickness for this project. This is my first instructable i will try to do my best explaining things, if something is unclear bear with me, and feel free to ask :-)

Skeleton leaves, esprit cabane, creative ideas, DIY decorating It is hard to reproduce the beauties of nature. In the fall, by a pool of water, you may sometimes find skeleton leaves in which the pulp has decomposed, so that only the veins are left, like a fragile piece of lace created by nature. Here are instructions on how to "skeletonize" leaves. With this method, you will need to use thick, shiny leaves, such as ivy, maple, or hydrangea. When the leaf pulp has completely softened - this might take up to one or two hours, depending on the type of leaf - lay a leaf on a dishtowel. Once only the skeleton of veins is left, place the leaf on a sheet of paper and cover with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Making skeleton leaves is tricky at first, but if you boil a dozen or so leaves at a time, you will have enough to practice on, and the results are really worth it. Many options are available for decorating the leaves. One of the simplest options is to cover a whitened skeleton leaf, once it has completely dried, with some gilding wax.

Make a DIY Asterisk Clock (for under $10.00) » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, Mid-Century, clock, how-to Curbly-Original There's nothing like an iconic mid-century classic to set your home apart. Your home can be as contemporary as can be, but add even one Saarinen or Eames piece to your space, and you've connected with a movement. You've invested in a piece that, fifty or sixty years later, looks as elegant, playful, and amazing as it did when it was first unveiled. 'Cept, here's the deal: these guys can be expensive. So, get creative, and make your own mid-century classic! Which, if you've tried it, can be a tough thing. But it can be done. Materials and tools 1. 2. 3. Be sure to cut on the outside of the lines, and then use sandpaper to sand it to the line, keeping everything nice and geometric. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. You know what time it is! Good luck! Tagged : Mid-Century, clock, How-To, nelson, recycle, upcycle, Curbly-Original, spray-paint, DIY

How To: Decorate Your Own Tea Set Most Popular Posts | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest Previous image Next image Title: Decorated Tea Set Name: Aya Rosen Time: 2 1/2 HoursCost: about $12 Wow, what great small project that allows you to be totally creative on a very functional household item. Easier than we thought, check out Aya's great instructions below... A tea set - I found mine at a local vintage store, it was 1.99 for the saucers and 2.99 for the cups. The coolest thing about painting porcelain or china dishes is that it's basically like drawing or painting on paper, you can do whatever you want, and limited only by your imagination and creativity. First of all you need to prepare a dish for painting. I draw the design straight on the cup, using a photo book for reference. Once the pattern is done, I painted the background in the turquoise paint. Once your are done, leave to dry for 24 hours then bake in a regular oven at 300F (150C). If you can't draw to save your life and don't have kids, try writing a poem or a favorite quote for a cool inspiring dish.

DIY Neon Friendship Necklaces « It’s my busiest week at work. The week that concludes 14 months of preparation and planning and results in 3,000 people descending in one place for four days. Four days for which I am primarily responsible. Whew. Needless to say, I’ve been trying to stay as relaxed and calm as possible for the sake of my household and this pregnancy. Throw back to 1993, like whoa! Materials: Neon twine/string (I found a pack of 5 at the local hardware store) Small brass S hook Pliers Scissors Lighter or matches Directions: 1. 2. 3. Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart Fairy lights, esprit cabane, DIY decorative objects Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory. For this project, use LED lights only. Save different colored egg cartons. Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect.

Wine Bottle Design | Recycled Wine Bottle Torch | Package Design Firm | Sustainable Packaging 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Building Instructions The Hanger Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. The Bottle Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2-inch end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. Good Luck! -Erik

Susie Harris: Inspiration...pass it on! *** Because someone asked..yes! I have one in my Etsy if you would like...smiles~*** Oh have I got a good one for you today {I hope}. What I want most out of this blog is to connect with you girls. I first started with some good ole' inspiration. Now I know some of you worry about getting it just perfect,letters and all... I used a thin piece of board for mine because I didn't want to hang anything too heavy. I painted it an ivory color. Paint your circles in black. For those of you that are like me and need some extra help....print your font on paper and use as a guide. You can use trace paper or I tend to just trace over the font and use a little bit of pressure. You are now ready to paint in your letters. Now for those neat little accent lines around your letters..I used a lid from a thermos. Just dip in in a saucer of paint and press down. I didn't make a complete circle on all of them. After your beauty dries completely you will need to age that baby up.

Whimsical Cactus Lost In Zen II by wendiland decor8 How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds. sunburst mirror DIY It has been soooo long since this first post went up and I thought it would be fun to include some updated photos of this mirror and show you how it has been used over the years. Still using it and loving it! Where ol' girl currently lives in our Houston house. Check out my tutorial below so you can make one of your own! Remember the teaser of my new sunburst mirror... Well here she is in all her glory! She's nice and beefy, and has lots of texture. It's hard to tell in these photos (because we haven't had sun outside our windows in DAYS), but she has a really nice shine too. Here's how I did it! I'm certainly not the first to make a wood shim mirror, I've seen several versions around blogland. What you'll need: STEP ONE: Lay out your wood shims to figure out a pattern you like. STEP TWO: Using wood glue, glue the individual shims in your 5 and 7 groupings together. STEP THREE: Once your groups of shims are dry, arrange them back into the exact pattern you want them to be in once finished. Cost:

hockenheimer Another way to store your old magazines and put it to better use. Hockenheimer by NJUStudio. Daily news and magazines no longer want to be stored in the shelves or been thrown away carelessly. Do it the nju way: amass, arrange and take a seat! The „Hockenheimer“ enables collecting magazines and newspapers and thereby creates a sustainable and personalised furniture.