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The Shop House

The Shop House
While looking through etsy the other day, this wonderful shop caught my eye . I seem to be drawn to old books used in interesting ways these days. Perhaps it's my subconscious attempting to prepare me to return to school in the next few days. Ahhh, but let's not think about that, let's look at all of these wonderful things that can be made from old books, instead of discarding them. I think that you could also make the wall piece by using pages from magazines, you could get some really interesting colors that way.AHH looks like I have another project to add to my ever growing list. The creator of these lovely pieces, Lisa, informed me taht she has created a book that will be released in spring of 2011 called The Repurposed Library.

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DIY Project: Roll with Me, TP You use toilet paper. We all do. There's no getting around it. Unless you kick it old school and use a corn cob or leaves or even your hand to wipe. I just threw up in my mouth. Refurbished key portrait. - Mod Podge Rocks! My friend LollyChops is going to love this project – it uses shades of her most favorite color, TEAL! I found this sad little piece of key art, broken and golden, at Hobby Lobby. I’m sure it wasn’t supposed to be broken, and what likely happened is someone said “Do these keys come off?” and then tried it. Not that I’ve done that myself. I’m not really a gold person, so I decided to brighten up this key art with some paint and Mod Podge.

D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor. Photo Clip Frame Confession: I am compelled to take pictures of flowers and insects. Problem: I don’t usually choose these to send to the printer. Solution: a photo clip frame. Credit: I saw something very similar to this at Pier 1 a few weeks ago and decided it would be a perfect way to display a bunch of my flowers and bugs; I also decided that I had everything on hand to make one…so I did. The original costs 28 bucks; mine cost 0 bucks. No kidding!

Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art « Made2Style Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here. Anthro Necklace Week - Paisley Rebirth Necklace & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon Anthro Necklace Week Day 4! In case you have not visited this week – it is officially Anthropologie Necklace Week! 5 Days of Tutorials ending in 5 Lovely Giveaways!! If you need to catch up, here are Days 1, 2 a & 3. If you’re not a follower – maybe you should do that so you don’t forget to check in for Day 5. :) Pretty-In-Pinking Tutorial

Project 21 Week 23 – Crayon Alphabet I have been really excited about this project for a while, ever since I spotted it here. I thought this was the cutest idea, and immediately rushed off to research where I could find nice cheap shadow boxes and crayons. Flash forward a few weeks once I had assembled all my supplies, and this is what you get: I chose the letter B to start in honor of my little guy Basel, my adorable long-haired dachshund puppy. Not to mention, its just an interesting letter. I was debating whether to do a B or to make a Z, which is my default letter of choice in honor of Zipper8Design.

Recycled Newsprint Art I live in a ground floor apartment and we share the front door and small passageway with the upstairs tennant. He is one of these people who will never pick up their mail, we end up with big piles of it in the passageway for ages and ages. Its only in a neat pile because i sort it out every now and then throw out all of the junk mail and pile up all of his mail next to his door, if i didnt do this then the passageway would be a mess all the time. Its also a very boring passageway with blank walls with plaster chipping off and i wanted a way to cheer it up a bit. He has a hell of a temper, as we often hear through the rather thin ceilings so not wanting to say anything to him about the mail problem i tried to think of another idea, that is when i saw these posts.

Free Mandala Designs to Print: Get Your Free Printable Mandala Coloring Pages Here Looking for free mandala designs to print? You are invited to download and print the 2 free mandala designs below! The 2 mandala designs below are free samples from my $8 Mandala Coloring Pages e-book (shown right), which contains 23 printable mandalas to print and color. If you like the mandalas on this page, check out the full Mandala Coloring Book! What is a mandala? Visually speaking, a mandala can be typically described as an abstract concentric form with intricate designs that emanate from a central point. Shadow Box Photo Display for Photographers Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display? Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell, has just what you’ve been looking for: As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together.

For bhavya, with love My little sister has this empty wall in her apartment that she wanted something for. I know she loves bright colors (especially red) and I decided to put together something fun and whimsical that she can play around with. It took me only a couple of hours to run to the store and pick out the fabric, hoops and stretch and hang this lovely piece. And the best part is that she will have a ton of fun placing the hoops in a dozen different ways and finding out what works for her the best :) Stencil Art by 8thlopez on July 26, 2010 If you are a fan of graffiti or any type of street art, chances are you have come across an artist named Banksy who does impeccable stencil art installations and is now a world-renowned artist, even though he keeps his identity a secret. You may not be an aspiring Banksy, but would like to make some stencil art yourself.

Tiolet paper rolls on the wall Think twice before you pull that last square of toilet paper off the roll, then throw that roll in the trash. You could be throwing away magic! Alright maybe not magic. How can anything left over from days of wiping your butt be magic? But they could definitely make a potential piece of art!