I made a cash envelope clutch in January for the Paper Craft Planet challenge, and had a few requests on how to assemble it. So here it is, another sassy clutch using the Envelope Template. Supply List: Template: Standard Envelope Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Digital papers: Share the Moments Designer Kit by Danielle Engebretson Ribbons: Thin flat ribbons like binding tape, or Taffeta ribbon recommended Others: Magnet snaps, thread and needle, sticky double sided tape or glue. For the paper clutch, I printed two of the envelope templates on both sides of the paper, one for front flap & back body, and the other one for the front body. I cut out some flaps and added extra score lines to make into a clutch. Coat with a glossy glue/sealer like Mod Podge to make it sturdier. Add the double sided tape on the bottom flap (front body piece) to the other piece. Ok, let’s move onto assembling the envelopes which go inside the clutch. Come out from the first hole. Flatten it down.
Spring Seed StarterSpring is here and it’s time to get our hands dirty in the garden. A fun way to get kids excited about planting is making these seed starters. It acts as mulch to help the seed start to grow. You can form them into any shape you’d like! Pastel tissue paper Easter eggs Pack of seeds Scissors Small mixing bowl Cut up a few sheets of tissue paper (you’ll need more than you think) Add about 2 T of water into the bowl with the paper. Pop the shape out of the egg. Sprinkle seeds on top of the seed starter.Loop Knits!Creative GiftsYou 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.
Rainbow SuncatcherThis is the project that won runner-up in The Color my Summer Contest. Wanna make one, too? Here's how: Ever feel bad about throwing away plastic cups? Which ones are the right ones? First, start with clean cups. At the top of the cup, I used a hole punch to put two holes directly across from each other. I used jelly roll pans and an oven at 120 degrees celsius (250 degrees farenheit.) You don't have to space them out much-- they don't really spread as they melt. Once cooled (which only takes a second), I used gold yarn to string them up with an outer circular layer and an inner one. For the top of the chandelier, I used a clock box from Ikea, spray painted yellow. Since it was octagonal, I decided that it would be easiest to have 8 strings of discs for the outer ring and 8 (staggered in between the original 8) for the inner ring. . The outer ring has 5 discs (one of each color) and the inner ring has 7 discs, so that they would hang down a little more. Then, hang by a window and enjoy!
Cloud DuvetNovember 22, 2010 1:27 pm After my beloved duvet died, I looked and looked for a replacement. I settled on this Cirrus set from Anthropologie. I love white bedding. Then I decided to just take a few hours and make it myself. First, determine your duvet size. Twin 68 x 88 inches Full Queen 88 x 88 inches King 104 x 88 inches Next buy 3 coordinating flat sheets. Next takes a little math. Since my duvet needs to be 88 inches wide, I knew I needed double that to make the gathers. The first step is to gather, or ruffle your first long piece of fabric. Serge it together. Then gather the other end and attach antoher straight strip. I love the effortless look of it. I love different shades of white so I’m going to keep the cream accent pillows and make some brighter white euro shams. Total time was about 5 hours. Coming soon- a tutorial for a Christmas Kid’s Skirt out of this FABULOUS material from harts .
V and Co how to: jersey knit braceleti don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Monster Mud ReaperMonster Mud Grim ReaperParts List2 – 90 degree PVC elbows 3 – 45 degree PVC elbows 1 – 4-Way PVC Cross 2 – 1 1/4 “ --> 1” PVC Adapters 1 – 8ft. 1 ¼” PVC Pipe 1 – 1” PVC Cap ¼” screws 1 – Metal hook with screw end ~ 25ft. of chicken wire 1 – 1 ½” steel flange 1 – 1 ½” x 4” steel pipe 3 – STC-R brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 464163 1 – RTU2 brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 251352 1 – 2’ x 2’ 3/4" MDF Board Burlap (Wal-Mart) 1 – Gallon of Black Paint (cheapest you can find. Got mine at Wal-Mart) 1 – Rust-o-Leum Stone style spray paint (optional) (Photo) 3 – Foam brushes 1 – Drywall Mixing tool 1 – Gallon of Dry-Lock Masonry Sealer (Link)StepsPlace your 1 ½” Steel flange in the center of the 2’ x 2’ MDF Board. Mark off the locations of the four holes so we can secure the flange to the board.Drill the four holes in the board. On the back side use a bit that is the size of your nuts or slightly larger.
How to Make Leaf SkeletonsI wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. If you’re still with me, this is what I ended up with… I have a maple leaf which turned out not so well. 37.1Kstumbleupon