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Matchbox Chest of Drawers

Matchbox Chest of Drawers
These little matchbox chest of drawers are great for keeping small treasures in or as storage for stamps, buttons or even bugs (for all the boys out there!) You will need: 3 matchboxes (empty) Patterned paper or plain paper, decorated PVA glue Flexible tape measure or string Ruler Pencil Scissors Craft knife or bradawl 3 split pins (paper fasteners or brads) Extra decorations (optional) What to do 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Back to the Other Stuff projects menu...

{DIY} 10 DIY Mason Jar Wedding Ideas Love mason jars but want a unique way to use them in your wedding? Here are 10 DIY ways to set yours apart! 1. Wrap a ribbon on them (bonus points for making it into a bow tie!), throw in a matching straw, and use them for signature cocktails! 2. {Photo by Wildflowers Photography via Ruffled} 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. (but make sure they aren’t the old and valuable mason jars first!) 10. Or this: So which is your favorite? Newspaper Bags Recycled into Plarn | My Recycled Posted on March 6, 2011 This tutorial shows how you can recycle plastic newspaper bags into plastic bag yarn or plarn. Converting these narrow plastic bag sleeves into yarn is very similar to cutting retail bags to make plastic bag yarn. First step is to take the newspaper bag which measures 7-1/2″ wide x 21″ long and flatten it out. Click on any photo to supersize Step 2 is to fold it in half lengthwise. Step 3 is to fold it once more lengthwise. Step 4 you cut strips 1 inch wide across the short length of the bag. Step 5 is closeup of the 1 inch wide plarn loops. Step 6 shows how you interconnect the loops and then pull the knot tight. If you cut the strips about 1 inch wide, it will result in about 19 loops per newspaper bag. Tags: newspaper-bag-yarn, plarn, plastic-bag-yarn, recycling, tutorial

Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book This easy to make accordion book is a personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards. Also a fun craft idea for a gift - fill with photos, tickets, and other keepsakes and share with a special friend. Materials: Chartreuse A2 Envelopes Glue Stick Bone folder Labels Gel Pens Step-by-Step Choose your envelopes. See our How-to Video to learn about a similar accordion project.

СНЕЖИНКИ от празни ролки Огромна бяла снежинка…направена от 8 празни ролки от тоалетна хартия. Всяка една от ролките се нарязава на 4 парчета с ножица ( ако нямате вече събрани празни ролки, извадете няколко, дори и от все още пълни рола тоалетна хартия). С телбод ги захванете така, че да се получи голяма снежинка. DIY Solid Perfumes by April MacKinnon of Anointment Natural Skin Care Seeing the green of spring crop up all around me is putting a new bounce in my step. I’m looking forward to shedding layers of winter clothes and sprucing up my wardrobe and look! Inspired by the aromas of freshly mowed grass and lilacs in bloom, here is a tutorial for a little do-it-yourself luxury – solid perfume. Solid perfumes can be customized to any taste using essential oil blends or fragrance oils. To make your own solid perfumes you will need: Coconut oil (available in health food stores) or another carrier oil such as extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. 1. 10 drops vanilla 10 drops lavender 5 drops sweet orange 5 drops ylang ylang This made a floral, slightly earthy scent 2. 3. 4. This recipe makes about 6 g of final product. Caution: citrus oils (orange, mandarin, tangerine, petitgrain, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, lime) will cause your skin to burn faster in the sun. What scents will you choose for your own perfume?

Cannibalistic Pumpkin Carving Tutorial I thought I would try my hand at carving the popular cannibalistic pumpkin that I've seen so many times before. Just as I was starting out, I realized that this was a good opportunity to document it with my camera. So below is a little tutorial I put together for anyone who might want to try this out. It's not too difficult if you are just patient and take it slow. STEP 1: The first thing you want to do before setting out on this is to get the proper tools and items. 1. STEP 2: Take your washable marker and draw out the face on the big pumpkin. STEP 3: Grab your large knife and cut a hole in the top of the large pumpkin for the cap. STEP 4: Take the cap off and set it to the side. STEP 5: Get your children involved by having them scoop out the insides. STEP 6: Once you get all the seeds and innards out, then get your spoon and scrape out the extra stuff that clings to the side. When you are done, your pumpkin should have a smooth inside all the way around.

More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Free Downloadable Template If you want to try this for yourself, I've created this PDF template with patterns for both base and lid. More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Taking the basic techniques explored on page 1 of this series, we can get a bit more clever and make boxes of different shapes - here's how to make a hexagonal one. I managed it in the end, though. content

Origami roses The sight of these classy chocolate roses got me into a serious mood to make roses, paperwise that is. And I ended up making 3 different kinds cos’ they look so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to learn to make them all! 1. Kawasaki rose I first tried the Kawasaki rose, named after its creator Toshikazu Kawasaki, by following this demo and cross referenced with another demo [part 2|3]. Notes: There were several steps I had no idea what to do, so after some struggling and hair-pulling, I finally figured out what was going on EXACTLY! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2. I watched this demo to make the Bird base rose created by James Sakoda. 3. 3. Followed this demo to make this rose bud. Both centre creases must be well-creased mountain folds, so that the folding up of each quarter will be easier. The real beauty of all these three roses is they are not too complicated to make once every step is laid out clearly and every intended fold well-creased.

PAPER TOWEL ROLL STARS {day 8} Talk about simple upcycling! Slice up a paper towel or toilet paper roll and you’ve got yourself a glittery, star ornament! Aromatic Blending of Essential Oils Home Page > Aromatherapy Articles & Guides > Aromatic Blending of Essential Oils Aromatic blending for the sheer pleasure of the aroma is a combination of creativity and science. When using a blend created primarily for its fragrance, therapeutic benefit can also occur. The focus of the blend, however, is on the final aroma, not its therapeutic properties. Safety precautions should be followed for any type of blending, including for aromatic blending. For instance, you would still want to be extremely careful when using Bergamot because of its phototoxic properties and still avoid using all hazardous oils and all oils that are contraindicated for conditions that you have. Traditional perfumers that work for the famous fragrance houses study for years to master the art and science of perfumery blending. In aromatherapy blending, only natural ingredients such as essential oils, absolutes, CO2s, grain alcohol, carrier oils, herbs and water are used. Essential Oil Blending Basics Blending Tips

Glass Etching Have you ever done any glass etching? Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.) Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece. The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Then peel the vinyl backing away. See how there are air bubbles? Good luck!

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