Ideas That Bloom by ideasthatbloom Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts. We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. But it was never presented to me like that (I didn’t even know what ‘poor’ was, really, and I had a stupendously fabulous childhood full of ‘thing finding’ and ‘government cheese’. The first holiday season that Damian and I spent together, I was a starving college student. Last year we made all our gifts together – our attempt at canning. Anyway, there I go reminiscing. How To Make Candles In A Crock Pot All you need is some wax, some wicks + wick bases, and some candle-holders. Optional additions include color (candle dye is available at the craft store) and smell. Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, set aside some time when you’ll be around the house for a couple of hours. 1) Spoon the pieces of wax into your candle holders and arrange them in the bottom of the crock pot. 2) 20-30 minutes later you can check back. 3.5) He was very helpful. 4) Stir it up!
page corner bookmarks | I Could Make That This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. If you’re loving the toothy monster vibe, check out these simple monster heating bags, filled with rice or wheat and entirely microwavable, to keep toes or fingers or tummies warm during the chilly winter months. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
DIY Market Bag – HonestlyWTF With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration. In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Attach a safety pin to the end of one of the strings. You can trim the strings but we like leaving the fringe as is. Aren’t you excited to BYOB (bring your own bag)? Make one for a friend. (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF; thanks to Leethal & Lynn for the inspiration!)
Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard
How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.
Fairyland May 14, 2010 A happy Home Tour Friday to you! Before we begin today, I need you to SIT DOWN and take several deep breaths. Because this is incredible. Friends, Kidtropolis has done it again. Somewhere in Mississippi, there is a VERY lucky little girl who gets to sleep here every night: Shall I send the paramedics – did you just faint? Here’s another look at the gorgeousness. This room took 4 months to create and 5 14-hour-long days to install. I can see why! This tree is the perfect touch. With stones on the floor and mushrooms scattered about, this really is a fairy’s home. Can you stand it?? Parker,you lucky little adorable. These “tattered” curtains are just perfect, in my opinion. Now we’ll take a closer look at the details… Mossy flowers and grass, A pinch-me-too-cute bookcase, Petal lights (!) And this door that can be half-open. The details are just remarkable to me. The motif even continues into her bathroom… I know, I know… A merry weekend to you all! Share this post You might like...
No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens : katyelliott.com Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. (discovered via Make via lots of other blogs that lead to juneauempire.com) Related Post:diy: Colorful Tomato Cagesdiy: Cement Flower PlantersWood Slice WalkwayWillow Edging & LavenderMore Garden Inspiration Comments