background preloader

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: vintage postcard calendar journal

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: 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 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. Related:  organisation - maison / jardin

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: jessica’s postage stamp coasters I’m getting ready to go running off to complete the zillion post-holiday errands I have on my plate, but I decided I simply must add the supplies for this project to my shopping list. Jessica is a graphic designer by trade, which is clear to see from her choice of prints for these adorable coasters that she whipped up in no time. Jessica found these images on the flickr site of Karen Horton. Karen has amassed a treasure trove of amazing images of old postage stamps and labels. With a few simple materials, Jessica fashioned these “jumbo stamp” fabric coasters, complete with perfectly pinked edges. This is the perfect project for a laid-back weekend, especially because Jessica and Karen have graciously made the stamp designs available for download. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials: Instructions: 1. (note: images in PDF are reversed so they will transfer properly) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Organizing Photos We’re talking memories today as part of our month long mission to find ways to eat better, parent better, organize better and just generally live better this year. Before S arrived, I was actually pretty good about recording memories for our little family. At the end of each month I would use the photos we’d taken to create 2 – 4 new pages in an iphoto book, along with a few paragraphs with family anecdotes, accomplishments, etc. The idea being that at the end of the year I would have a complete book that I could print as a Christmas present to myself. I kept this up for nearly 2 1/2 years until our second child was born – at which point I totally fell of the wagon. But, hey, at least I knew I had all of C’s baby stuff organized and I told myself that someday I would get to S too… then my computer crashed and I lost all 3 of the books I’d created before I ever got them printed! Needless to say, that was a bit disheartening. Here’s what I love about my new DIY Memory Box: Materials: P.S.

Decorating ideas using wallpaper I've had wallpaper on my mind ever since Chasing Paper licensed one of my designs for their self-adhesive, removable wallpaper collection (read about that here). I tried out one of the sample pieces on this TV tray. I might stick a chunk on the back of my iPad, too. It's fun to think about ways to add wallpaper to a home without the cost of doing a wall or an entire room. The panels at Chasing Paper are 2 ft. x 4 ft., so perfect for smaller projects like these: Frame out a large section of wallpaper with some crown molding. Cover a cart (or bookshelf on wheels) with wallpaper. Stick wallpaper inside a bookshelf for a graphic patterned backdrop. Wallpaper a headboard. Give your stair risers some extra oomph. Wallpaper your fridge. Add pattern to the laundromat you manage.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: aunt peaches’ straw cluster chandelier Believe it or not, I have a drawer full of old drinking straws — superfluous craft supplies are an occupational hazard. So I was thrilled to see this straw chandelier project come across my desk, because now I can use them for something beautiful! As those of you who saw Aunt Peaches’ coffee filter flowers know, she is a genius when it comes to creating elegant designs out of mundane materials; so good, in fact, that often you can’t tell what the material is at first glance. This straw chandelier is no exception. It reminds me of the garland light by Tord Boontje — I love the energy of the little straw bursts and the beautiful irregularity of the shape. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials one bolt of 24-gauge wire120 drinking straws1 yard of 10-gauge wire (you can also use an old wire lamp shade or heavy gauge wire coat hanger) Time: 3–5 hours, depending on size and scissor skills (80% of time is spent cutting straws) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

20 Ideas To Create A Therapeutic Living Room Have you ever thought about bringing part of the therapy clinic to your living room? Or have you wondered about making small changes to your home to make it more livable? What about sensory integration? Where would you start? A living room or family room is often where we spend the largest waking part of our day. Here I’ve collected 20 ideas for two types of therapeutic living rooms: a calming room and a stimulating room. A Calm Environment 1. An overall sense of order is very comforting. 2. Photo credit: IKEA.com Color definitely affects mood. Ask your loved ones for color suggestions, and remember that all of the walls do not have to be the same color, and different pieces of furniture can have different colors to represent their functions. Houseplants Houseplants are often recommended to soften up a room, but these can be a disaster for a family with special needs. 3. Create your own hiding space There are many ways to create hiding and lounging spaces. The Loft Bed Photo credit: Pinterest

Les bienfaits du gingembre sur la santé et pour maigrir — Santé Toujours Les bénéfices du gingembre pour la santé sont nombreux et cette racine, ou plutôt ce rhizome, est un allié intéressant si vous suivez un régime amaigrissant. Pourquoi le gingembre est-il bon pour la santé ? Le gingembre est un aliment santé. Ses vertus digestives d’abord, en font un incontournable des remèdes traditionnels de nombreux pays. Très riche en antioxydants surtout quand il est en poudre, c’est une excellente source de manganèse et de cuivre. Ce condiment d’origine asiatique compte parmi les aliments santé qui peuvent être utilisés pour la fabrication de desserts et de petites douceurs ! Il n’est pas compatible avec certains traitements des troubles cardiaques car en grande quantité il peut empêcher les médicaments de faire leur effet. Cette caractéristique est en revanche intéressante si vous essayez de perdre du poids. Pourquoi le gingembre est-il bon pour maigrir ? Enfin, avec sa très faible teneur en sodium, le gingembre relève vos plats trop tristes ou monotones.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: peaches’ coffee filter flowers turning humble materials into something beautiful is an admirable skill. whenever you think you’ve seen the prettiest thing, something else comes along and blows your mind! these gorgeous blossoms are similar to the ones sold in kits that are made with tissue paper, but even tissue paper can be kind of pricey, and it doesn’t always come in the full range of colors you want. enter these amazing coffee filter flowers by aunt peaches! a recycled art specialist who works with a healthy dose of wacky fun, peaches makes flowers from materials most people toss in the waste bin. if you’re planning any end of summer parties, consider making some of these colorful flowers to scatter on your table. click here to read more about peaches’ flowers and see some of the other amazing colors she has made. great job, peaches! CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials: for 10 grapefruit size paper peony flowers time: 1 hour to dye and assemble + 3 hours drying time. Instructions: 1. 2. 4. 5.

Day 29: Organizing for the Child with Special Needs | GABRIELLA VOLPE, B.Ed. While all of those dreamy Pinterest images of organized spaces make me drool, and as much as I like a simple-looking, clean home – that just can’t be my reality anymore. Caring for and homeschooling with a child with special needs means I have so many materials and so many large pieces of equipment - I can’t even begin to compare to what I find online. Does this sound like your situation? I have some simple tips to help you organize your materials and equipment so that your home can allow you some breathing space. Oh, beautifully designed spaces. Why organization may be a challenge with children with special needs A word about organizing for homeschooling I believe that every space in the home is a learning space. When organizing for homeschooling, think about designating one area on each floor, and in each room, to a special school activity. Our basement is the physical education part of our home since it’s spacious and stores all of the larger toys and equipment. Use what you own.

Recette de Tarte au citron 26x Recette de cuisine 5.00/5 5.0/5 (2 votes) Ingrédients (6 personnes): Pour la pâte : 200g de farine100g de beurre mou 1 oeuf entier. Préparation: Préparer la pâte à tarte : mettre la farine dans un grand bol mélangeur. Préchauffer le four haut et bas à 180°. Etendre la pâte et en foncer le moule à tarte. Pendant ce temps, préparer la crème au citron : séparer les jaunes des blancs d'oeufs. Battre les blancs en neige ferme, verser sur la tarte en faisant des petites "pointes" avec une fourchette. Ça a l'air bon ! 5.0/5 (2 votes), 6 Commentaires Ils ont envie d'essayer x26Invité, Invité et 24 autres trouvent que ça a l'air rudement bon. Votes

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » handmade weddings: fantastic new book + diy project! When AC and I got married in 2009 I found myself spending more hours than I would have liked flipping through wedding books on the floor of Barnes & Noble. After weeks of looking and scanning through every book I could get my hands on, I came to the conclusion that there just wasn’t a wedding book written that spoke to my style and my interest in doing as many things as possible by hand. There were a few DIY books on the market but they didn’t quite nail that mix of trend-conscious and classic that I was going for. Written by Eunice and Sabrina Moyle (the Hello Lucky! Today I’m thrilled to be sharing one of the projects from the book: amazing hanging pompoms made from cupcake liners! Pretty patterned cupcake liners become festive pom-pom strands with a bit of glue and string. LEVEL Easy TIME 4 to 6 hours WHEN TO START 8 to 10 weeks before the wedding BUDGET $50 to $75 TOOLS • Bone folder • Rubber bands (optional) • Glue sticks • Clear tape HOW TO 1. 2. Let dry. 3.

Related: