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A flower brooch for you favorite mom

A flower brooch for you favorite mom

Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes - StumbleUpon 2010 is almost a memory, and what remains is mostly the bitter-sweet disassembling of Christmas. I've been finding pieces of packaging shrapnel from eager gift opening and the odd half-eaten piece of Christmas candy (a sure sign of overindulgence). For me, these days-after feel a little awkward, but reflecting on the year fills my glass half-full again. I may even have a resolution or two. Though I'll miss the ornaments and lights, these cupcakes have plenty of sparkle to welcome in the new year. The filling is my favorite element of this dessert. I think I'll thicken the unused portion (with mascarpone?) Sparkling Champagne Cupcakes Yield: about 17 cupcakes [click to print] Cake: 1/2 cup butter softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup champagne, prosecco or your choice of sparkling wine Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup level measures of batter.

Mother’s Day Felt Dahlia Corsage, a few notes (Note added Feb. 2014: The website where this DIY originally appeared so I moved the full instructions to a page here on Not Martha and I also added the notes that appear below to that project page. Go see it: Felt Dahlia Corsage.) Remember the Mother’s Day Felt Dahlia Corsage I created for Holidash? I made a bunch more to send out as Mother’s Day gifts and wanted to write down a few notes on what I learned. note on forming the petals Making a whole stack of these, I quickly discovered that clothespins work really well to hold petals as the glue sets, shown above. notes on giving them I used matching thread for the backs. Then I wrapped them up all mysterious like. notes on various weights of felt Here are three flowers I made from different felts. notes on where to find felt For those living in Seattle here is what I learned about buying felt locally, with huge thanks to @dancingsheepnw and @raintea for the source tips on Twitter. if you’ve made one I want to see!

paper lantern project for Make, Grow, Gather I was so happy to be asked to contribute an easy summer project as part of a series over at Make, Grow, Gather. I made some decorated paper lanterns using ones that we had left over from our wedding reception last summer. Remember that childrens craft that involves twisting small squares of tissue paper around the eraser end of a pencil, dipping that in glue and then using them to decorate something, usually a paper plate? I did the same thing, only larger. They turned out looking like flower pomanders, as well as looking a bit more festive. How to design a Brooch Bouquet | Fancy Pants Weddings I love brooch bridal bouquets! If I were getting married now I would so carry one of these beauties down the aisle. Brooch bouquets are amazing for so many reasons. Making a brooch bouquet is quite the DIY project! How to make a Brooch Bridal Bouquet: Supplies: 50-85 brooches, large earrings or necklaces (I used 55 pieces. ½ were jewelry pieces from my grandmother and great-grandmother and the other ½ I purchased on clearance at Michael’s) 2 feet 5 inch wide Midori taffeta ribbon in gold 3 yards 3/8 inch wide Midori velvet ribbon in almond 3 yards of clear and gold seed beads strung on wire Scissors Wire cutters Needle nose pliers Hot glue gun with glue 22-gauge green florist wire Light green corsage tape Clear gem topped pins 2 stems of inexpensive artificial hydrangea-light green Choosing your brooches: You should consider a few things when choosing the jewelry pieces you are going to include into your brooch bouquet. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Step One: Wire and taping Attach wire to your jewelry pieces.

10 Beautiful Fabric Flower Tutorials | Skip To My Lou - StumbleUpon It is spring! If the flowers are not blooming yet here is a round-up of awesome tutorials to help you make your own flowers! Here you will find 10 beautiful fabric flowers, but don’t miss these five fabric flower tutorials! 1. How to make lovely fabric flowers 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ..And how about updating your spring wardrobe with this beautiful rolled rose bracelet. 10. Just had to add one more! 11. If you need more flowers don’t miss the round-up of crochet flower tutorials and these darling fabric flowers!

La Sha: Fabric Flowers; Here's How! These aren't your grandma's flimsy fabric flowers. These beautiful blossoms are tough enough to take daily abuse, which means they can be attached to clothes, accessories, even keychains. Here's what you'll need to make some yourself: synthetic fabric (wide ribbon works well, also), a pencil, scissors, a candle, a lighter, a bowl of water, thread, needle and some random beads or buttons Here's how: First- Find some synthetic material. Next cut out some circles to make the petals. When you've cut out as many petals as you'd like your flower to have, get out a bowl of water and light a candle. Hold each petal just close enough to the flame to singe the edge. Go all the way around, until the petal is singed all the way around. Not only will holding it near the flame keep it from unraveling, but it will also cause the fabric to warp, making the circle look more like a real petal. If you hold the fabric too close and it catches on fire, don't freak out- just dunk it in the water.

{every}nothing wonderful: Tutorial: Repurposed Envelopes (From Magazines to... Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes! Super quick and easy tutorial for you today. I have a drawer full of these and use them for everything - bills, letters, you name mom does too, actually! I recently received an oversized catalog for baby strollers (why? I have more than one that I barely use). The pages were huge and mostly images - perfect for envelope making. To start just pull pages out of your catalog or magazine with images you love. Other supplies you'll need: Pencil Glue - glue stick or craft glue - whichever you prefer Old envelope or envelope template. If this is a project you see yourself recreating in the future or with other papers you could invest in an envelope template kit, or you can print templates (you'll need to print at 100% on a larger format printer) from Designer's Toolbox on a heavy stock (mount to board for a longer lasting template). Next, cut out along the lines. Happy re-purposing!

How to Make a Bangle from a Vintage Map May 7th, 2009 Email 79 users recommend I love the look of these bangles and have branched out beyond maps—you can make a bracelet with any appropriately sized image. Danielle West The paper should be wider than the bangle. Thin strips will help reduce the visibility of your seam. Photo: Danielle West I absolutely love the look of images from old encyclopedias—with a special weakness in my heart for old maps. The way I do this may seem a little daunting, but it's actually quite easy once you get into it. What you'll need: A vintage mapA blank bangle (I get mine from, all sorts of shapes and sizes!) You'll need to cut the map into a strip slightly larger than the dimensions of the bracelet. Cut the paper into strips—the thinner the strips, the less of a seam you will see on the finished product but the longer it will take you to make. Glue the strips to the bangle one at a time.

Perfect Summer Bangle Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. Transcribe. Perfect. Pour. Brush. Wipe. Wrap. Tape. Expose. Develop. Cut. Reveal. Wash. Enjoy. maximum RABBIT designs: i've been crafting! my recent posts have been somewhat lacking in any actual craft projects so here is an update of what i've been making lately! this is made of several layers of tinted recycled dictionary pagesit is fairly thick and substantial i made it as a brooch but i'm not sure how long lasting it will be, i'm thinking of varnishing it but i really like to be able to feel the textures hmm next up is a rather girly brooch made of vintage lace and a truely gorgeous diamonte buttoni made these two about a week ago in a fleeting crafty moment i suddenly felt the "urge" to craft! so my son is now in his new big boy bedroom with a brand new big boy high bed the tardis is no longer on the landing but the computer is which is good as i can keep an eye on my teen daughter during her MSN sessionsthere is still a huge ammount of sorting and tidying to do in my new workroom and we now have no spare room but it is all mine! i'll post photo's when it is finished! a brooch and a bobby pin

not martha - to make: marble magnets I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter:onetwothree I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with. These are great packaged in those Altoid-sized tins, I’ve seen them in office/gift shops like that.