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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Repeat - Mason Jars
Yes, they are everywhere. Yes, I have posted on them before. And yes, I am still smitten! How could I not be? I should note...I'm a little obsessed with how the matte black came out and have more outside drying as I type this. Then, in my Pinterest crazed obsession, I found this little DIY image. This led me to trying my own version with a milk jar, fabric marker and glue gun.... She's not perfect, but I love that about her. For all you DIYers with questions on how to or the materials used for this project...I did a follow up post that can be found here.

Centsational Girl & Blog Archive & DIY Craft: Yarn Wrapped Frames Whenever I pass the knitting section in the craft or specialty fabric stores and spy all of the beautiful yarns, I wish that I had the skill to knit so I could put those gorgeous threads to good use. Unfortunately, I don’t knit at all. Then I had an idea to use yarn in a decorative way, by wrapping it around some homemade frames and creating some original wall mirrors for a blank wall space. We had a very blank wall between two windows for the longest time and I finally decided to add some decor. These days, I’m very focused on adding more texture to my home in creative ways. Here’s the bouclé version, more like a square wreath than a frame. And the cotton yarn version that I turned into a mirror: You can wrap just about anything with yarn to make a similar version, whether it’s an existing frame or a foam wreath. Supplies: 1” x 3” x 8’ timber; yarn; square beveled mirror (available at Michaels); hot glue and/or velcro; corner brackets; “D” ring hooks. Create whatever pattern you want.

Dans la boite En plein grand week-end de mai, et oui, j’ai l’immense chance de faire le pont et d’avoir ainsi 4 bons jours de repos à moi ! J’organise donc mon temps entre glandouille, repos, cuisine, balades… J’ai aussi réhabilité mon joli balcon, devenu zone de guerre pendant l’hiver et les grises journées dont nous avons été témoins ces dernières semaines… Puis je me suis dit que ça faisait longtemps que je ne vous avais pas fait de petites sélections DIY… ;) La chose est donc réparée, cela fait un moment que j’accumule des boites de conserves de toute tailles en me disant que je pourrais faire quelque chose de chouette avec… Voici donc ma petite sélection d’idées ^^. Source Source Source Source source Et vous ? Je vous souhaite une très belle journée et un bon courage si vous ne faites pas parti des chanceux en repos ;)

Paintstick Starburst 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. How to Make a (Paint Stir Stick) Sunburst Mirror What You’ll Need: 46-50 paint stir sticks; wood base, 7” embroidery hoop, 7” circle mirror, gorilla glue or hot glue, paintbrush, Xacto knife, plastic spray paint (optional, and not necessary if you use a wood hoop), craft paints in various colors; picture hanger (not shown) Tools: miter saw. Paint your embroidery hoop.

Make Glowing Firefly Jars » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: firefly, summer, outdoor, Craft My birthday is on June 17th, which, when you're a kid, is a pretty great day for a birthday. You never have to go to school, the activity options are endless, and your party can always include a squirt gun fight. Related Video: But, each year I also get another special, seasonal gift. Unfortunately, they seem to be one of those internet phenomena where things get passed around, and no one seems to know the original source. "Flick glow-in-the-dark paint onto the inside of a mason jar. Make 'em. Update: Cyndee, in the comments below, was able to locate a how-to from what seems like the author of the original photograph. spotted on We Heart It Tagged : firefly, summer, outdoor, Craft, jar, mason, paint, bug

thumbtack home decor ball This is a fun and simple little project using one of my favorite things, office supplies!!! Is it just me or are office supply stores so much fun. What you will need: Styrofoam balls (mine are 2.5 inch diameter), duct tape (grey), thumbtacks, scissors Make sure to get the silvery thumbtacks with flat tops. How to make: 1. 2. 3. 4. I'm off to the office supply store for more pins!

Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom: Feature Friday- Faux Metal Wall Art Looking for the Faux Metal Wall Art? Since this project was originally published on The Sitcom in December 2010, it has been my most popular project by far. Who knew that a bunch of toilet paper tubes and an idea would become so big? You can now find the full tutorial and FREE patterns on Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom here: Faux Metal Wall Art I want to personally thank all my readers for making my Faux Metal Wall Art so popular! A similar project to check out would be my Faux Metal Filigree Frame. For more tutorial fun, please check out my Tutorial Page. Signing you up! If you enjoyed this post...

Les nouveaux pieds Il y a quelques temps, j’ai découvert le site prettypegs, grace à un tweet de Kriss. Je tombe en amour devant le modèle « Aldor », un joli pied tout simple, bi-colore, en forme de cilindre. Il faut dire que l’idée de ce site est géniale, remplacer les pieds de meubles Ikea qui sont, pour 95% d’entre eux, très moches et finissent très mal des meubles qui ont parfois un très chouette design (ça concerne mon canapé Karlstag notamment…). Quelques clics plus loin (sur ce site particulièrement pas ergonomique il faut le dire) je me rends compte que ces jolis pieds tous simples coûtent la modique somme de 85€. English translation below. L’idée me plait tellement que je décide de la décliner pour mon lit. Grosso modo le total pour les pieds du canapé sera de 11€ de pieds + 3€ de peinture + 4€ de vernis = 18€. Quelques petits conseils maintenant si vous avez aussi envie de vous lancer : Il vous faut : Utiliser le scotch de peintre pour délimiter les zones à peindre.

Scrabble Coasters Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge? I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with. Pinterest in general just makes me tinkle in my pants with joy! So let's get to it! Lately I have been obssessed with games like Words With Friends, Wordosaur, Scrabble and any other word games that make me use my noggin. Online these babies go for $26, but with a little crafting and an old scrabble game, these can be yours for practically free! Here are the materials you need: 64 scrabble letters (check yard sales, thrift stores, or order some on Ebay or Amazon if you don't have any on hand)1 thin cork board (buy at any craft store)1 x-acto knifesuper gluehot glue gunmodpodge/sealer Step 1. Arrange 16 letters to make 4 words that you are happy with on your coasters (Ex. Step 2. Glue letters together using a thin layer of super glue leaving about 15 seconds to dry between each letter. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. What do you think?

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