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Vintage postcard calendar journal

Vintage postcard calendar journal
Growing up, I kept a daily journal. I always enjoyed looking back at previous entries to see what had changed over the course of a year. These days, I can’t seem to find the time to journal, but I do try to jot down a little note from each day on my perpetual calendar/journal. The idea is very simple — flip to the current date and at the end of the day, write down something that happened. The first year is the least rewarding, but I imagine that in 10 years, it will be a daily treat to be reminded of what happened on that date over the last decade. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! I’m always trying to give new life to things I can’t pass up at flea markets. Materials fruit box and 12 postcards found at flea markets (my box was $1.00, postcards $1.00 or less each)180 4 x 6″ lined index cardsdate stamppaper cutter (or scissors)twine (for gift wrapping) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4.

FNO: Honestly WTF Friendship bracelets The friendship bracelets that Honestly WTF made at our FNO event were beautiful and a true symbol of what free people stands for. They’re unbelievably quite simple to make and FUN! They’re perfect for a quiet night in with your girlfriends. just sit around the table, chit chat, and proceed with these instructions – the outcome, a generous gift to give to your closet friend. via Honestly WTF You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) : 44 inches of 1.5mm leather cord12 inches of brass ball chainn or crystal chainn58 inches of waxed linen cordda 1/4″ brass hex nuta pair of scissors Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.

Wednes-DIY Home Décor: The Light Bulb Vase This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Don’t throw away those old light bulbs just yet! I have a fun, easy DIY for you that will brighten up your home decor or workspace :) This DIY is very simple, but it requires working with glass so you definitely need to be careful! What you need: A light bulb (any shape or size will work!) Step One: First you need to remove the little silver layer on the bottom of the light bulb. Step Two: Now you have to remove the black cap from the bottom of the light bulb. Step Three: Once the black glass was removed it was really easy to get the little glass tube and wiring on the inside of the bulb out – I simply tapped it with the pliers and it broke right off. And now you have your empty lightbulb! Step Four: Add flowers and water, and hang with the gardening wire! Now I want to make more! Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

DIY Makeup Magnet Board Are you sick of shuffling around your makeup drawer? When my good friend and fellow Beauty Shayna L. lamented on her jumbled beauty collection, we decided to de-clutter her cosmetic chaos and get a little crafty. After reading about blogger Laura's ingenious Makeup Magnet Board, we knew this nifty beauty organizer was the solution for Shayna's stash. Materials: Old Wooden Frame without glass (sorry, puppy painting not included!) Step 1 In a well-ventilated outdoor area, spray-paint an old wooden frame (we found ours for $3 at the thrift store!). Step 2 While your frame and brush holders are drying, attach your fabric to the pre-cut metal sheet. Step 3 Fold your fabric on the metal lengthwise first, then fold the other edges in. Step 4 Heat up your hot glue gun. Step 5 If your frame feels completely dry to the touch, it's ready to go.

Wednes-DIY: Jewelry Board Today’s DIY is for all you girls out there – like me – who can’t seem to keep your jewelry organized :) I’ve always loved how our stores display accessories, particularly the wooden jewelry boards. Our Farmington FP girls put together this awesome and thorough tutorial on how to make one! It’s a bit long, so click “read more” to view all of the steps. What you need: (all supplies can be found at Home Depot) 1. 2 x 4 – Get this cut into pieces. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Step One: Prepare to stain your wood. Step Two: Stir your stain. Step Three: Cover the whole jewelry board with stain, including the sides. Step Four: Take your nails and place them on your jewelry board where you would like them. Step Five: Once you’ve laid all your nails out and have a good idea of where your going to nail them in, measure with a measuring tape to make sure they are the same distance apart. *The bracelet nails are 3″ apart* Step Six: With a pencil, make small marks as to where the nails will go on the board.

vintage-style brass pendant lamp After seeing this perforated brass pendant lamp by Holly Rose, I decided I must take a class in metalsmithing — it seems so cool! I’ve just come around to brass recently, and now I love it! Holly has given simple brass sheets a whole new look by cutting out a fun polka dot pattern and turning them into a double-tiered chandelier for her hallway. You may remember Holly’s love of gilded home decor from her awesome “carmageddon-inspired” bedroom wall DIY we posted a while back. She’s clearly on a roll with the gold, and I like where it’s going. Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials six metal sheets in brass (or metal of your choice)pendant lamp kit (mine is from Amazon)circle template (they sell these at architecture/art supply stores, or you can trace a small circular object)markerdisc cutter and hammer (available here or at specialty hardware stores)gold paint/spray paint (for the light fixture)10-gauge soft brass wirebrass rivets Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

etched map serving tray Summer brings out the travel bug in me. I start dreaming of the beautiful places I’ve been and the locations I still hope to visit. My initial idea for this project was to create a roadmap of one of my favorite travel destinations. So, instead of a roadmap of an exotic destination, my tray bears the grid of where I spend all my days. Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials window paneArmour Etchutility knifeclear contact paperpaintbrushroadmap2 decorative knobs (mine are from Anthropologie) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

DIY Wire Mesh Jewelry Holder Here's a post from OnSugar blog Poor Girl's Guide: Keep earrings organized and create a work of art. A window screen earring holder is the perfect accent for a wall or dresser. Supplies: Picture frameWindow screenMeasuring tape or rulerScissors or wire cuttersStapler *Supplies can be found at your Home Depot, Michael's Craft Store, or Hobby Lobby Continue reading to learn the steps! Choose a wooden picture frame in the size and style you desire. DIY Tutorial | Necklace Hanger – Jewelry Holder Did you know this widow chick is, among other things, also an avid fan of all things crafty? I am often bitten by the project bug, inspired by random wants and needs to create. I love to make things, to think up possibilities and turn them into reality. The act of using my hands and heart to create something is simultaneously soothing and invigorating, and the feeling of satisfaction when gazing upon the finished product is unlike anything else. With everything going on in my life the past year and a half, I’ve lost touch with my creative side. While moving into my new house, I’ve been focusing on simplifying and organizing. While browsing on Pinterest (I’m addicted, check out my pins!) [Edited to add note: Since this post has grown so popular, I feel the need to reiterate that this tutorial is simply my take on a popular design currently going around crafty blogs. This jewelry holder is pretty simple and quick to create. To begin, spread out your fabric. Cut out your piece of fabric.

Drawers to Walls: Earring Frame! » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: howto, Frame, earrings, spacesaver As a jewelry designer, I end up with a LOT of earrings that don't sell. That's fine with me, they end up becoming part of my own accessories wardrobe! But I need a good way to store them that keeps them from getting tangled or lost. I used to have a chest of drawers with a top pullout section for jewerly, but I really prefer being able to see all my choices at once. What to do, what to do?!?!?! Behold-the Earring Frame! I built this one myself using some trim from a home super store and a mitre box to make the edges meet up, but you could just as well pick up a fancy picture frame at the thrift store. You'll also need a roll of window screen, an old scissors to cut it (it's not that hard to cut but don't use any 'good' sewing scissors) a 12" length of ribbon or rope, a scrap piece of wood that is about 1 inch thick (length is not important), wood or hot glue, and a stapler or staple gun. Step 1. Cut screen to be 1 inch wider on all sides than your frame. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.

Make a lace frame jewelry holder » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, jewelry, holder, lace Make a lace frame jewelry holder inspired by this one at Urban Outfitters. The retail version was $48 marked down to $19.99. The DIY version should cost anywhere from $5 to zero cents. Full tutorial here. Tagged : jewelry, holder, lace, DIY