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Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror - StumbleUpon

Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY: Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror - StumbleUpon
My friends, if there ever was a bandwagon, this carefree DIYer is jumping right on it. For months, I’ve seen fabulous versions of the sunburst mirror pop up all over the blogosphere. And for weeks now, with every stop in the paint department, I couldn’t help but notice how those paint stir sticks might just make a very cool version of this decorative favorite. I couldn’t figure out how to stack them nicely enough around the center to make it worth my effort, but that little road bump didn’t stop me from snagging more than my fair share of free stir sticks at a time, like 8 or 10, over the course of a month. When I read how Danielle used an embroidery hoop, that convinced me to make my own version too! Those free stir sticks led to this latest creation: How to Make a (Paint Stir Stick) Sunburst Mirror Paint your embroidery hoop. Some paint stir sticks have a small curve in them, so I simply trimmed mine with my compound miter saw. (quick Photoshop examples)

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/04/diy-paint-stick-sunburst-mirror/

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FABRIC COVERED MAT- HOW TO Well, awhile back I promised I would show you how to create some of my favorite craft items... This one happens to be one of the items that my sisiter-in-law and I used to sell at craft shows. These simple fabric covered mats add big impact to a framed picture. This tutorial is for creating a 8x10 mat that holds a 5x7 picture. a rectangular piece of cotton fabric approx. 11x13 in. or a bit bigger (it doesn't have to be cut perfectly)a 8x10 mat - you can either purchase a pre-cut mat or cut your own out of mat boardspray glue -nothing beats 3M Super 77 found at Hobby Lobby or hardware storesa scissor - one you don't mind getting glue ona sheet rocking knife with a thin blade... an x-acto knife/craft knife will work, tooMod-podgesmall foam brush

woven pin board {tutorial} The other day I found a large {3 ft x 4 ft} cork board at the thrift store. I figured I could always use another pin board and the price was right, so I brought it home. I was thinking I would cover it with linen like this one from potterybarn: But then while perusing some of my favorite blogs, I came across this photo at Grace Happens: That little woven bench caught my eye and I just knew that was what I wanted to do with the enormous bulletin board. Want to make one too? Free People Clothing Boutique Blog UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration! a fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! i can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival?

Plain to Pretty {A Shoe Makeover} Salut everyone! Are you ready for spring as much as I am? Are you digging out your summer shoes already? All those pretty cork wedges, platforms, slingbacks, sandals….. Are you ready to slip your feet into something spectacular? Rollie Pollie! - StumbleUpon Looking for hours of entertainment? Meet, The Rollie Pollie bean bag chair. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. So if it gets dirty, just zip it off and throw it in the wash. 6 Life-Changing Uses for Binder Clips (That You Couldve Easily Thought Of)... Yes, it may seem like an ordinary binder clip. And it is. Make no mistake -- it will keep your papers organized with the best of them.

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The Lazy Lady's Guide to DIY: Hanging Herb Garden At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter. The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season. Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste.

Create Something Saturday's- DIY 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. If you follow these directions you will be able to easily make stencil art of your own all by doing a quick picture edit, printing it out, cutting it out, and then painting! What you will need:

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