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No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch

No-Sew Duct Tape Zipper Pouch

Duct tape and Storage bag binder pencil pocket You will need: One gallon sized slider style storage bag Duct tape in desired print or color Plastic cutting mat optional (helps to cut the duct tape) Ruler, marker, scissors Three-hole punch or regular hole punch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DIY: Swing Shelf So…as you can see this pregger mama has been quite busy with all sorts of DIY projects that will complete the room being shared by kiddo #1 and kiddo #2. This project was quick and easy, plus it turned out really cute and was theme-appropriate for my lil’ surfer boys. I was inspired by the adorable Swing Shelf from Pottery Barn Kids (no longer available…bummer dude!). So, what’s a girl to do? I had to make it!! Here is the Pottery Barn Kids version ($69.00): Here is the Rebecca version ($12.00): Pretty cool, eh? Materials: (1) 27″ x 7″ Prefinished Laminate shelf (Home Depot) (2) Small Drawer Pulls (8) Drywall anchors and screws Jute Rope – cut to preferred length Drill, Hammer, Screw Driver, Level Drill four holes—one in each corner, offset approximately 1 inch. Measure the distance between the drilled holes on the shelf, and mark that distance on the wall once you decide on the height of your shelf. Feed the rope through the holes in the shelf closest to the wall and knot.

Fall/Autumn Wreaths Holiday Decor Custom Weddings by twoinspireyou How to Make Leaf Skeletons I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. If you’re still with me, this is what I ended up with… I have a maple leaf which turned out not so well. 37.1Kstumbleupon

DIY Roman Shades & It always feels great when you have your mind set on how you want something to look and then it all comes together. This is exactly what has happened with my entry way/porch area. I knew I wanted to put stripes on the wall but it was a matter of finally getting around to it. Once that was done and the porch was all cleared out I knew I had to make it something that was worth having. Waverly Chippendale Fretw Quartz Premier Prints Gotcha White/Candy Pink Waverly Cross Section Raspberry I knew I wanted a geometric pattern so that almost immediately eliminated the second fabric (Waverly Chippendale) and I wasn’t too sure about that first print because of the whole papaya part. Fabric, Measuring Tape, Scissors, Fabric Glue, Mini Blinds. 1. 2. Should look like this when it’s all done. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. I know it seemed like a lot of steps but trust me it is so simple and quick! Like this: Like Loading... Related {Flashback Friday} DIY No Sew Roman Shades With 12 comments Painting Stripes

paint chip calendar A few weeks ago, I saw this paint chip calendar on my friend David’s blog Cheltenham Road and knew I had to make one! It combines two things that I love…stylishness and organization. And the fact that it utilizes paint chips? Even better. I mostly followed David’s tutorial with just a few modifications. Since I planned for this calendar to hang in my office, I chose paint chips that would coordinate with the room and with the pin board that hangs on the adjacent wall. Here’s my version. materials needed: poster frame, fabric, hot glue gun, 35 paint chips, paper trimmer, corner rounder, fabric glue, foam brush 1) Purchase a poster frame (mine came from Target…$9.99). 2) Remove the edges from the frame. 3) Cover the cardboard insert with fabric using hot glue to secure it on the back, pulling tightly to keep the fabric smooth. 4) Trim the paint chips with a paper trimmer (I chose to leave the paint color names but cut off the brand). These BH&G paint chips came from Wal-Mart. Sharing here:

Craftaholics Anonymous® Happy Monday, Crafters! Hope you had a nice weekend. I’ve been working on decorating my breakfast nook {yes, we’ve lived here for over a year and i still have TONS of bare walls!} I made this totally awesome Spoon Mirror for the little corner in my kitchen and I am kind of in love with it! The color, the texture, and the price is right….it cost me only a couple dollars to make! When I told Davis I was making this spoon flower, he thought I was crazy. How to Make a Spoon Wreath Supplies: cardboard, hot glue gun, 3″ round mirror, spray paint, scissor, 78-80 clear plastic spoons, small piece of ribbon Skill Level: Beginner Instructions: Cut a 12″ circle from a cardboard box. Cut about a 4″ piece of ribbon, shape into a loop and hot glue to the back of the cardboard to use to hang it on the wall. Seriously, such a fun craft! If you save and reuse your plastic spoons, this is a great way to retire some of the old ones! Are you excited to see my Breakfast Nook all decorated? happy crafting, Linda

DIY: fabric covered box · Sheepy Me The latest outbreak of dog food and cat food contamination has shaken the confidence of pet owners the world over, but nowhere as much as in the United States where illness and reported deaths took its highest toll of family pets. Now, in the aftermath of large scale pet food recalls, many are asking questions about the ingredients that they’ve always trusted to provide optimum health for their family pets. It comes as no real surprise now that many pet owners are choosing to make their own homegrown variety of pet nutrition. When made properly, it has to be a better option than all that imported stuff with unknown ingredients of suspicious composition and origin. In fact, many say it’s not too difficult at all and fairly inexpensive to make. But, a number of experts caution that homemade diets won’t work for every pet or its owner. For starters, you can have your family vet or a recommended veterinary nutritionist put together a starter diet for you to try. A Word of Caution:

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.

how to make a wedding pomander, kissing ball, or ornament with silk flowers | DIY A few months ago I added some flower pomanders to my shop, and I had promised to write a DIY for them…I know it took me long enough, but here it is, finally. These are so easy to make, and they come out really beautiful. I made this one in a smaller size with tiny flowers for an ornament, but you can use a larger Styrofoam ball with bigger flowers to make a wedding pomander instead. Or…how about wedding pomanders, and then smaller ornaments to match, for wedding favors or bridesmaids’ gifts? I think that would be awesome. A Styrofoam ball. All you need to do is pop a flower blossom off of its stem: And then snip off the plastic backing, staying flush against the back of the flower: Make sure to keep the little plastic stamens in the center of the flower (this is the back view): Dip the end of the pin into a little glue (I like to use old medicine cups for this): And start pinning them to the Styrofoam ball. Just keep pinning…just keep pinning… And feel free to go pour yourself a Blue Moon.

DIY Key Hook This is one of my FAVORITE projects! It’s quick, easy and cheap! Lots of bang for your buck;) I say cheap because I started with pieces from our scrap wood pile:) I used an old sheet of bead board, a 1×6 and 1×3′s. I trimmed out the bead board with the 1×3′s using Gorilla Glue wood glue and a staple gun to secure them. Next, I hammered a saw tooth hanger through the back. I attached the 1×6 with wood glue and drilled 2″ screws through the back (pre drill so the wood doesn’t split) I spray painted it with 1 coat of Rust-Oleum black gloss. I found these super cute glass knobs at Hobby Lobby (50% off of course;) and paired them with these pretty hooks from Home Depot. I pre drilled holes for the hooks and put the knobs through the top holes on the hooks then secured them on the back. I attached it to the wall, added the metal buckets (purchased at Ikea for $1 each) and filled them with dried hydrangea. That was it! Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Friday! ~Ashley

Make a Baseball Wristband | All Jewelry This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age Lead off the season with this homemade hit: a stitched leather bracelet that'll complete your little slugger's uniform. When you head to the craft store for materials, be sure to pick up an inexpensive 1/8-inch hole punch. What you'll need White fabric paint Two 6 1/4 by 3/4-inch strips of leather Hole-punch template Pencil 1/8-inch hole punch Ruler and craft knife Red cotton cord Red 1/2-inch shank button Fabric glue How to make it Paint one side of each strip of leather and let the paint dry. DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. And then you get home and gather what you need. Cut them out. Go go go! Love me?

How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. Hi, my name is Jaime and my sister-in-law Emily and I are craftaholics. :) We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday. We’re excited to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous® today sharing one of our recent projects. Introducing, the Pink-and-Blue Rag Rug: And I must say, phew! We recently moved and I put my two oldest girls in a shared bedroom. As you can see, it turned out cute, coordinating, and much loved by the two girls. The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. The rug has been in the girls’ room for about 2 weeks now and it easily fluffs up with a little shake and appears to be holding up well. Hi!