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Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things

Teacup Lights - Martha Stewart Good Things

http://www.marthastewart.com/273016/teacup-lights

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Curb Chain Ring While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Long story short I decided to make my own version and recycle some broken rings while at it. Inspiration My DIY version Homemade Hand Scrub Winter is here and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious! Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!) I suggest using small jars, since all the ingredients are edible (and therefore spoilable) and should be used within a month. NO-Sew Flowers If only your man brought home fresh flowers for you every day? Well, show him a surprise and make your own NO-Sew flower bouquet! I scoured the internet, looking for a simple “fabric flower” tutorial and though some of them were “simple”, there were still too many steps!

Tiny Polaroid Magnets Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. Believe! I have the blessing to be part of a great organization inside of the church I belong to; called Young Women. The theme for the girls {age 12 to 17} this year is “believe”. I’ve been thinking a lot during the last six months about such a simple word and what it means to me…

Christine Chitnis: Pretty Pots This might be my favorite craft so far, and I got the idea after seeing one too many beautifully patterned pots that were just out of my price range! Nothing a little Mod Podge and pretty fabric can’t fix! The total cost of this project was about $3 a pot. Materials:Terracotta potsMod PodgeBrushFabric This works better in description form, rather than step-by-step: Start by cutting a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot.

Build It: Upholstered Storage Bench - Sawdust & Paper Scraps I”m happy to share some free plans and a tutorial for the upholstered storage benches that I made for Madison”s bedroom. They are SUPER easy to make. Now you can make your own storage bench or benches! I built them 18″ tall (the height of a standard chair) so she can slide one over and use it as a chair when she wants to do homework at her desk/hutch. That way, we don”t have to have a designated chair in the small bedroom taking up valuable floor space and the benches double as storage for all the things that never get used but we can”t seem to part with.

Anthro-Inspired Serving Tower There are some beautiful serving pieces cropping up around blogland, using all sorts of great materials, and I’ve been wanting to do something similar. In browsing Anthro a couple of weeks ago (I know I know, I actually went in the store – but I had a good friend on speed dial in case I succumbed to anything too crazy) I came across a serving tower made from beautiful white dishes and cups, stacked on top of each other. Now because I was in an Anthro-high-price stupor, I did not take a picture of this lovely item. Garden art on the cheap DIY: Glass marbles in your fence Colorful marbles make a plain old fence sparkle. I had the pleasure of speaking at the Lake Owasso Garden Club this week. It was a full classroom of avid, fun-loving gardeners and the topic at hand was Art in the Garden. As I told the group, I think art and the garden go together like peas and carrots and as I prepped my talk, I was reminded of one of my favorite DIY project from my own garden, the Garden Drama test garden. Festooning a six foot privacy with marbles is addictive fun that really adds a pop and punch to the garden setting, especially when the sun hits it from the back. The process is pretty simple.

LAURA PARKE: DIY: PAINTED WOODEN BEAD NECKLACE Today I'm sharing a simple project with some bright colors. Perfect for spring! -necklace chain (mine is about 28" long) -ten 1" wooden beads with predrilled holes DIY {doily canvas bag} & ashleyannphotography.com Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray

DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. Happy knotting! You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths.

A Little Pot Holder Love I recently particpated in the Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along over at Skip to My Lou. For the Sew Along, I wanted to come up with a gift that was fun and easy to make – but that people don’t always remember to buy for themselves. I thought that some cute Pot Holders would be just the thing! It’s more fun to cook and bake with cute pot holders don’t you think? I have two versions for you today – here’s the first:

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