- StumbleUpon I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.
A bit of green :: Crafts :: Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects! Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example). I only needed a couple of things: 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least )600-700 staplesa staplera lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp! That’s all you will need. …to this! You might also like:
Tutorial: Shabby Chic Dangly Earring Display This fun little shabby chic earring stand, made from an altered picture frame, is a great way to hang and display all your beautiful, dangling earrings. I had the idea for this project after we talked about my love affair with dangly earrings and how to display them. I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing them all hanging in a row! :) The next day I made this earring frame, and it was so quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together, I knew I had to share it with you! :) I spent a grand total of $5.34 on this project. Cost: Less than $10 Time: 30 mins Supplies: picture frame, 12′ of picture wire, acrylic paint & brush, staple gun (or nails/tacks, etc) I started out with a black 8×10 picture frame from Walmart, $3. Since the frame wasn’t real wood, I was a little concerned with how it would turn out once I painted it. But as you can see from the above images, this little inexpensive frame did great! Next, I took a piece of wire and laid it across the back of the frame.
Picture Frame Family Tree This great idea for a unique take on the traditional family tree was submitted toPopytalk by Erika, the daughter of one of their readers. When it comes to the overall look of the project, beyond being impressed that the shapes for such a convincing and large tree were cut out freehand using cork shelf liner, I love how the mismatched frames make the whole thing feel timeless and inviting. Though the design itself looks very neat and professional, it’s actually a simple and inexpensive project that can be put together over a weekend! Related
Awesome Paper Cone Wreath Tutorial Today I am going to give you a very detailed, step by step tutorial on how to make this wreath. In fact sorry if it almost feels like paper cone wreath making for dumbies, but I have had a lot of questions about this wreath so I am just trying to cover all my bases. Let's get started... First gather your supplies. You will want -5 or 6 double sided scrapbook papers. -Printed pages. Now lets talk about the wreath base. To make your own you are going to want a newspaper and tape. Then roll them up making a long tube of newspaper. Then start wrapping it with more newspaper so it gets a better shape and firmness. I think most all projects have a "looks really crappy" stage. Alrighty, so now you have a newspaper circle. Now lets move on to the paper part of this. You should be able to cut 2 pieces of the thick scrapbook paper at a time. Don't throw away your paper scraps, you may want them later. For the book pages you should be able to punch them out 4 pages at a time. Don't forget.
- Wonder Forest -: Make a vase out of sticks! Tutorial time! I have been feeling extra crafty lately! Did you guys like yesterday's tutorial by my fiance?! This project is so easy, your children could do it... and the result is adorable! Here's how to make a woodland chic fabulous vase! You will need:Sticks and twigsAn empty coffee canHot glue gunHand saw or something to cut the twigs withDark paper First gather some sticks. Next you'll want to cut all of your sticks. Cover your can with dark paper. Then just start gluing! Once I was done gluing the sticks all the way around, I went back in and filled some of the tiny spaces with little extra bits of twigs to hide the can a little better! That's it! How cute would it be to make a bunch of these in different sizes!? Give it a try and let me know how what you think of the final product!!
Water Balloon Luminaries A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Here is an example of these luminaries when using dye. you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!
Initial Thoughts - Fresh Monograms for Home Part One Read Part Two » Letter shop. That’s what I decided to do for you today. It’s nice to add a personal touch to your decor, so inspired by the vintage button pillow that some of you found in my Color Wheel of Surprises, I scoured Etsy for sassy initial items for your home. I found so much that I’m following up with Part 2 tomorrow. I hope you enjoy these gems, and maybe invite one into your home. I adore the graphic patterns available in Ophelias Remedy’s Key Holders (top). Alexandra Ferguson’s 100% Post-Consumer-Waste Felt Pillows are vivid and planet-friendly. Paula’s Petal Pastries creates these Monogram Wreaths for wedding decor, but I think one would be fab in an empty corner of your home. An outstanding example of the abundant vinyl wall decals on Etsy is this Decal Headboard from ShaNickers. Kelsy Henke’s Letter Artwork from her Professionally-Photographed City Signs is so compelling. DIY a bit and add Say it With Style’s classy Family Monogram Decal to your store-bought frame.
Tutorial: This Mama’s Fab Travel Chair This fabric “high chair” is perfect for away from home dining. It’s no 5-point harness, but it helps secure them in the chair. This one was made from an old thrifted, quilted ottoman cover Gather materials: Quilted fabric for outer*, cotton broadcloth or similar for lining, Velcro. *Batting combined with broadcloth can also be used. For this one, I used a thrifted bedspread and bed sheet. Step 1 – Make pattern pieces. All measurements include 3/8″ seam allowance. Step 2 – Add markings 2 1/4″ apart at center of each piece as shown in picture. These markings will help you place the connector piece. Step 3 – Using a single layer of lining and a single layer of quilted fabric, cut each piece out together. Curve the corners of velcro pieces so there are no sharp points. Step 4 – With right sides together, sew connector pieces together along long edges. (3/8″ seam allowance) Step 7 – Turn all pieces right side out and press. Step 8 – Top stitch connector piece 1/4″ from edge along sewn edges. You’re done!