Dream Catcher tut This Thanksgiving I'm going to focus on the Indians whose help enabled the Pilgrims to survive. A dream catcher is the perfect Native American craft. I looked on YouTube and found several video tutorials but was a bit surprised to find that the materials to make one were more expensive than I had thought (about $35) so I looked around for some substitutions. I had a scrap piece of leather that I cut into 1/4" strips. Using Shoe Goop, I glued the strips together and clamped them with clips.
Build It: Upholstered Storage Bench - Sawdust & Paper Scraps I”m happy to share some free plans and a tutorial for the upholstered storage benches that I made for Madison”s bedroom. They are SUPER easy to make. Now you can make your own storage bench or benches! Cookie Cutter Soaps Tired of the same old soap molds? Get creative with cookie cutters! You Will Need: Instructions: 1. Melt your white soap base in the microwave, add your fragrance, and fill your cookie sheet about halfway. DIY Congrats in a Box Ever wanted to send someone something, but felt a card wasn’t enough and a gift was a little too much? Say, someone who just got a job promotion, or a close friend that you’ve agreed not to exchange gifts with? Well I had one of those moments recently when a friend got some very exciting news and so I settled on an excellent DIY solution. I call it “Congrats… in a box!” but the options for this project are endless.
2010 Planner Kit: Instructions - Red Velvet Art Blog Hi Everyone! These are the instructions for the 2010 Planner Kit. I am going to share with your the specific steps I took to assemble my planner. Please remember, though, that these planners are meant to be customized! Make-up Magnet Board - StumbleUpon We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves. I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love.
Homemade Hand Scrub Winter is here and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious! Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!) I suggest using small jars, since all the ingredients are edible (and therefore spoilable) and should be used within a month. Ingredients: Small sized mason or other jars you want to use Sugar Olive oil (or any other oil you may have in your pantry) Lemon juice & zest Few drops of vanilla *The amount of ingredients that you need depends on the amount of scrub that you want to make. the quick little bunny tutorial I really wanted to make the sock bunny that Heidi (from My Paper Crane) created, but I didn’t have any of those fantastic red and brown monkey socks. What I do have is baby socks: tons of cute, mismatched, totally useless, never stay on baby socks. Now that my littlest is very much not an infant and too soon will be a toddler it seems kind of silly to keep all those teeny tiny socks.
DIY Fresh Flower Gift Tags Today’s DIY project is sponsored by Baba Souk. It’s time for the next installment of my little Garden Party series! When Stephanie of Baba Souk, a stunningly curated online shop filled with the works of independent designers and craftspeople, sent along these gorgeous, emerald floral gift tags for me to craft with, I had so many ideas. But when I was shopping that flower market again and saw those white anemones (Can anyone resist those?
How to make a Tulle Pom Pom Ball - Influential Mom Blogger, Parenting, Community - StumbleUpon 148.2K Amazing Shares Facebook 62 Pin It Share 1.2K 1K+ Twitter 9 Google+ 7 StumbleUpon 146.9K Email -- Email to a friend 148.2K Amazing Shares × How to make a tulle pom pom ball for wands…otherwise known as, “how to make a cat toy” in my house. I made a tulle wand the other day and I was going to give it to my friend Kims daughter, but she is pretty young and if she were to pull the pins out, it could mean a dangerous situation. Not wanting to responsible for my best friends child’s untimely death by lace pin, I decided to get to work on a tulle ball tutorial for all those in the same situation. Except instead of a tulle wand, I’m going to turn my example into a cat toy for Gwen.
Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting!
Happy Easter! Give me your tie! You may have heard of silk-dyed easter eggs, because it’s a two-year-old Martha Stewart craft. That is, it was published on her site two years ago. It’s not for two-year-olds. It’s easy to do, but it’s not that easy. Waterproof paper coasters (and other paper pretties). I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and all things paper goods, and I’m totally the girl that hoards all of the cute boxes and bottles after everything is said and done. The only catch is that I wish I could keep the packaging the same forever. A perfect example is that I refuse to actually use cute paper coasters because I don’t want to ruin them, and I don’t like to actually use scrubs and candles near water because the label might wear off. In case I’m not the only crazy one out there that thinks of these things, I have a cure for your pretty label woes, and it’s called dimensional magic. Personally I think that magic portion of that name is entirely appropriate considering you can now actually use the pretty things that you bought just for the label. Materials: