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Tripod camping stool

Tripod camping stool
In honor of this month’s outdoor theme, why don’t we build an old-fashioned camping stool? First of all, have you seen modern folding-tripod stools? They are ugly as sin, and your grandpa would be ASHAMED if you bought one. With the help of some hefty dowels, a little hardware and a piece of leather or heavy canvas, you’ll be sitting by the campfire in style. Also, the materials will only set you back about $25. — Matt See the full how-to after the jump! Materials three 1 1/8” Birch hardwood dowels (enough for three 24” pieces)one brass 2.75” boltone 1.5” eye-hole bolttwo brass acorn nutsthree brass washersthree brass finishing washersthree brass 1” wood screws (big enough not to slip through the finishing washer)finish (I used Osmo PolyX-Oil)leather or other heavy material for the seat Tools sandercenter-finder (optional, but helps)drillscrewdriversmall socket wrench to fit acorn nutsragsknife Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Paint-dipped Baby Food Jars DIY Feb 23 by Chiara Alberetti Milott Anyone with a baby knows how quickly those glass baby food jars can fill up the recycling bin. This DIY is a pretty, fast and inexpensive way to decorate for a baby shower or a baby’s 1st birthday – simply by dipping the baby food jars into paint. Materials needed: clean glass baby food jars (labels removed), paint, and a shallow bowl. Step 1: Pour out some paint into the bowl – you don’t need much, maybe 1/2 cup or so. Step 2: While holding the bowl on an angle, dip the jar in, and begin slowly turning the jar as it touches the paint. Step 3: Sit the jars right-side up to dry. Step 4: Turn the jars over for a few more hours to let the bottom dry. I think this would be lovely with all different colored dipped jars. Fill with flowers or tea lights, and let the celebration begin! All photos by Kate Mathis. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

a striped tablecloth is my fave I adore this tablecloth from Anthropologie but $100 isn’t so much in my price range. I decided to recreate the look for under $20 for all those upcoming picnics that in my head I pretend we’re going to have. All you need is: - a canvas dropcloth (available in a range of sizes from your local hardware store) - masking tape - fabric paint - sponge brush Tape. Also a warning that the paint might seep through the fabric a bit and get on your carpet and it doesn’t really come out that well so you might not be getting your security deposit back. Decorated Kraft Paper Letters Whattya need? Kraft paper lettersGluePlastic googly eyesHot glue gunScissorsColored stringColored cotton ballsChalkGlitterPaintbrushChalkboard paintNewspaper clippings How do I make Decorated Kraft Paper Letters? Glitter letters Using a paintbrush apply a thick coat of glue to letter. Cotton ball letters Apply a small amount of glue to letter. Newspaper letters Apply glue to letter by smaller area so glue does not dry before you finish. Googly eye letters Apply a small amount of glue to letter.

Make The World Your Playground With UpSwing UpSwing by Kevin Shay is a com­pact & portable swing that can quickly be set up any­where, encour­ag­ing you to explore your sur­round­ings and turn them into a giant playground. Love the leather & can­vas construction–reminds me of a lineman’s util­ity bag. Related Picnic Suitcase Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse.

Made at home: Wool Vases I have a super easy project for you today! When it comes to decorating for Autumn, I'm all about cozy materials. I'm not one to do Halloween themed decor, but I like to change things up a bit. I found some wool felt on sale yesterday and decided it looked great with the pumpkin branches. Do you want to make some too? Gather: wool felt (the cheap stuff probably won't hold its shape), a small canning jar or drinking glass (I used a half-pint canning jar), embroidery thread, embroidery needle, scissors. Cut: cut your felt into a rectangle that's wide enough to wrap around your jar with a little bit of overlap. Sew: Sew the two ends together using a basic stitch.

Leather Lunch Tote | Wood&Faulk I don’t bring my lunch to work as often as I should. And by that, I mean never. What if I had a cool lunch tote? Lately I’ve been inspired by a number of Japanese leather craft books… such meticulous stitching and thoughtful design. Whether you need a lunch tote or not, here’s a project that you can modify to make something neat for your own totable needs. Place Setting Stones Thank you COOL WHIP for sponsoring this post. I’m working with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping on a few posts about creating special family moments. I’m always trying to think of ways to get Henry more involved in dinner prep and table setting. I came up with this idea to make place setting stones, stamped with letters to spell the names of each member of the family to designate seating for family dinners. It might be fun to also create stones to spell out ‘guest’ for any dinner visitors. At each dinner gathering, your child can help sort through the stones to spell each family member’s name and place them where ever they’d like.Disclosure: Sponsored posts are purely editorial content that we are pleased to have presented by a participating sponsor.

Handmade Clay Pots This post is contributed by Claire of Fellow Fellow. See more of her beautiful work here. With Mother’s Day coming up in a couple weeks, these handmade clay pots are the perfect vessel to house a mini plant as a pretty and thoughtful gift. Keep reading to see the full instructions, downloadable pdf, and step by step images Here are the instructions:You will need: - Knife - Oven-bake clay - Rolling pin - Non-stick baking paper - Ruler (optional) - House template printed and cut out (optional).