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Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter
Geodes can be grown without using egg dye. The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. Simply increase the size of the plastic or glass container and double or triple the amounts of dye (1 packet), alum (3/4 part), and water (2 parts) used to create the growing solution. This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with glow water. Resources: If you don't want to blow your own egg or would like to try a larger eggshell, pre-blown shells are available from The Eggery Place.

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DIY storybook paper roses DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? travel bugs Well, it's official. My friend is now in Brazil. Olá, meu amigo Robyn, over the equator and far away! I sent a package to her kids before they left the US because I thought it might be nice for her older two to have a travel sized buddy like their younger brother, Asher. Frosted glass jar + a winner Maria Romvari, a former guest nester, returns for another tutorial! I mentioned glass etching in another post recently, and it reminded of these instructions that Maria sent me a while ago. This is the frosted glass spray paint method. You could also use etching cream for longer-lasting and more durable results.

Latte Art – Charming Coffee Designs Latte Art is a trend that has become popular several years ago. The secret is simple – you have to stir espresso and steamed milk creating charming surface pattern or even design. Coffee foam art requires great skills but results are truly awesome. Today there are few international Latte Art contests where best artists (each of them is called “barista”) demonstrate their creativity and original performance. We thought that it would be a great inspiration for you people to see the collection of some of the most original examples of these amazing designs.

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Ingeniously re-used products Design is not always about expensive branded items. At times, it is about human ingenuity which surprises us occasionally by finding use in what appears useless. We hope this post inspires you to seek new ways to ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recyle…’ Mieulin believes you can make a box out of used plastic bottles. Fazendo Arte does not like to throw away old floppies. 25 clever ideas to make life easier - StumbleUpon Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw).

Marc Johns: Drawings on paper towels I did these two below in a Starbucks washroom: New to the site? Look at some more nonsense drawings here. I originally posted these paper towel drawings about 2 years ago to Flickr and Vox, long before I had this site. They have since turned up on a number of blogs (and now tweeted by Ashton Kutcher and Rainn Wilson, and blogged by Urban Outfitters and Alltop), so I thought I'd get in on my own action and post them here. Crafts: Bottle Fish. Can you believe this nice craft was made from trash? It was a simple plastic bottle. Now it is transformed to an awesome piece of art or decoration. Before I start the instructions how to make it, let me tell you a story. One morning, I was driving on Riverwatch Pkwy (Augusta, Georgia). While driving, I saw a guy doing some exercise.

Dry erase board out of a picture frame 133.2K Flares Twitter 7 Facebook 69 Pin It Share 3.9K 3K+ StumbleUpon 129.2K Filament.io Made with Flare More Info 133.2K Flares × I purchased a few cheap 12×16 picture frames from Wal-mart for $3.00 a piece and brought them home, cut out scrapbook paper and attached it to the inside of the frame. I used double sided tape to stick the 12×12 sheets together then just cut off the remaining amount of paper before I attached it to the inside of the frame. Dew" It Yourself Jewelry Stand Given that title and my penchant for puns, I'm guessing it will take you guys exactly 3.7 seconds to guess what my new jewelry stand is made from: Aw, you only needed two seconds, didn't you? I knew it. Yep, this pretty green number is made from four plastic Mountain Dew bottles and exactly $3.72 worth of materials from the hardware store. Not too shabby. It also only took about two hours to make, so let's get to it!

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