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Crafty Friday

Crafty Friday
This craft project was inspired by something almost identical I saw in a fancy shop here in NYC. It cost almost $500, and I thought to myself, "hey, I can make that". And so I did! Start by printing out butterflies. I found mine online, simply google butterfly prints and millions comes up. Hot-glue or super-glue a small branch to a vintage saucer. Fold the butterflies a little, so they look more alive and simple hot-glue them all to the branches. Photos by Alexandra Grablewski

Tutorial Tuesday: Owl Army from Moonstitches OMG, this is the cutest Tutorial Tuesday ever…or should I call it ? Whatever we call it, I’m sure you’ll agree that this owl tutorial from MOONSTITCHES is just so adorable and that you’ll want to snap it up and hug it and squeeze it and make a million of little owls. I know I do….I want to make my own adorable stuffed owl army! Alex from MOONSTICHES put together this really well done tutorial, which was inspired from a pattern she found in a book (info on the front page of the tutorial). Since Alex does not share the pattern from the book, you can buy the book (although it’s in Japanese) or come up with your own pattern and use Alex’s tutorial as an inspiration for your own owl. For more inspiration, visit the Owly Love Flickr Pool . Also, be sure to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and share your owls or any pics from your completed Tutorial Tuesday projects.

blog.landofnod.com/honest-to-nod/2011/09/try-this-vintage-ruler-wall-décor.html Whattya need? Folding rulers, new or vintage (as many as you want, depending on your space and desired design)Double-sided tapeHammerNails, tacks or something on which to hang rulers How do I make the ruler wall décor? Step 1: Bend rulers into desired shape, using double-sided tape to hold shapes in place and/or affix ends of rulers together. Step 2: Use nails, screws, tacks or hooks to hang the corners of your design on the wall. Created by Dane Holweger Vinyl Wall Art Inspiration Believe it or not….I don’t have ONE vinyl letter, picture, or ANYTHING vinyl on any of the walls in my entire house. To be honest, the whole idea just doesn’t really do it for me. Or maybe I just haven’t seen anything that really grabs me enough to actually want to display on a wall of my home. Well, after a few hours of “research” on etsy.com (inspired by this post from MABEL + LOLA) I may have to reconsider! I found some really unique, clever and cute stuff! Elephannie JustTheFrosting TastySuite birdiegraphics Some fun stuff huh? And that’s today’s…. Never miss a good thing!

Ready Made paint chip mosaic table If you’re a decorating addict like me, chances are you have a shoebox full of paint chips. Why not give them new life with one of these projects? Artwork Zipper 8 Design via Paper Crave Apartment Therapy | Re-Nest Hope Studios Garland Modern Parents Messy Kids via The Sweetest Occasion D Sharp Gift tags Real Simple | A Spoonful of Sugar Business card holder Designverb Wallcovering Cozy Little Cave Notebooks Nicole Gelinas Greeting card Elegant Musings | via Grace & Ivy Wallet Narangkar Table covering Readymade Bookmarks How About Orange Emocja via Design Milk Alicia Parsons @ Atypical Type A Movie Inspired Craft: Snail Shell Candles I love a good movie. Some movies have scenes so inspiring, tragic, or just so well-staged, that they are tattooed into my eyeballs forever after seeing them. The English Patient came out when I was in High School. To make a path of burning snail shell candles which will lead your lover to a barn where you wait in the shadows, you will need the following: - Escargot shells - Braided candle wick thread - Standard wick tabs (the metal base) - Pliers - Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Sticks - 1 pound block bees wax - Double boiler, or metal bowl and saucer of boiling water - Empty egg cartons - Funnel - Paper towels or napkins - Barn - Lover After picking up a container of escargot snail shells (and meats!) I made sure I was working on a surface that would be easy to clean up, and wouldn’t get damaged by any spilled wax (If you are not sure how well your surface will clean up, put a sheet of aluminum foil, or wax paper under your egg carton of snail shells.) Next, I inserted the wicks into each shell.

Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Drum Shade So my large faceted sphere light has been attracting a lot of attention recently, and one reader asked how much light it cast and if they could use it to light a room. It struck me that maybe this was the perfect time to introduce this fun variation on my faceted lights, a drum shade! One thing I really love about the drum shade concept, is that no matter what you cover the shade with and how much light it might obstruct, you are still going to get plenty of light pouring out the top and the bottom of the fixture which can really light a room nicely. For this shade I once again went back to my trusty Ikea Lobbo shade to use as a base, and then I made a piece of what you could call ‘fortune teller fabric.’ For this light I decided to build this piece up on the diagonal, so each fortune teller unit looks more like a diamond than a square, but it really doesn’t matter. I love the regular pattern the pieces create, and I think the shadows that play off of the white paper are really cool.

Kreatív kézimunka - Minden ami kreatív! DIY Pet Bowl Stand As I mentioned several weeks ago , as a birthday present for my daughter we adopted a sweet gray tabby kitten and we named her Coco-Nut. She’s quickly become a beloved member of the family, the first thing the kids ask me when I pick them up from school is “What did Coco do today?” Like all kittens, she gets into a lot of mischief and a few things have been tipped over and broken as a result of her exploration into every crevice of our home. Despite the broken tchotchkes, the kids and I adore her and her sweet personality. I bought her two little bowls for food and water and they used to sit at the base of a cabinet in the kitchen, but over time we all kept kicking them, spilling the contents, and it was driving me crazy. Here’s the step by step so you build one for your pet too! First, you need to design the template for the feet. Next, create a template for the legs by folding a piece of paper the width of your board in half and sketching out the curvature of the base.

Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger) Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Our goal is to inspire. So come check us out! Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!

glow stick lanterns After seeing some of these on Pinterest, Boo and I bought some Fourth of July glow sticks and broke into them early. We cut off the ends and dumped the contents in, and shook the jar to coat the sides. (It’s non-toxic.) An instant glow stick lantern: We mixed the red, white and blue together and it made a pink/purple-y color. Update: I’ve heard from several readers that adding water to the jar helps to keep the glow! P.S.

DIY Lampshade Of Paint Sticks I’ve already showed you how to make a cool sunburst mirror of a bunch of paint sticks. It isn’t the only thing you can make of it. For example you can make a lampshade from about 50 paint sticks and a simple cheap lampshade frame using hot glue and stain. Spearmint Decor

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