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Justina’s valentine’s day fort

Justina’s valentine’s day fort
There are so many different ways to express feelings of love on Valentine’s Day: some are sweet and sentimental, others are bold and celebratory. For kicks, I’m thinking I might want to surprise my loved one with an amazing and decadent love fort, like this one from designer Justina Blakeney. Justina is the woman behind the LA-based design and consulting firm Compai Creative. She always shows a fearless use of color and has an amazing talent for mixing print and pattern to produce sophisticated, eclectic designs. Styling by Justina Blakeney and Caitlin Levin. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! In my family, building indoor forts was a weekly enterprise. Materials Instructions For the Fort: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For the Newspaper Heart Garland: 1. 2. 3. For the Pom-Pom Garland: 1. 2.

Sew Liberated: finnian and lachlan's studio Oh, I love this room. I want to spend all day in it. I love the way the sunlight enters in the afternoons, making rainbows dance on the walls as it passes through a prism in the window, eliciting squeals from the toddler as he runs around trying to "catch wainbow." As with everything, Finn and Lachlan's studio/play room/art room is a work in progress. Here you can see the playmat with a mirror for Lachlan, along with a mobile hanger where we will rotate mobiles to maintain his interest. Currently, the toy shelf houses a few of Finn's things. You can also see that I've reserved some shelf space for my stuff. The bottom shelf of the skinny bookcase is showcasing Finn's rocks and minerals as well as any other finds from our time outside. Here's the art area, which deserves a post of its own later in the week. And finally, since I know you will ask, I'm going to list where I found many of the items you see here. The Rainbow Rug: handmade with recycled t-shirt supplies from Green at Heart.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: valentine’s tea, three ways I come from a family of die-hard tea drinkers, so I am naturally predisposed to liking pretty much anything tea-related: teapots, mug cozies, you name it. Last week, one of our readers, Austin-based blogger and crafter Emma Hadzi-Anitch, shared an adorable idea she had to make her own teabags for an easy and simple Valentine’s Day gift. I loved the project so much, I had to experiment with it, and I went a little crazy . . . too much Irish Breakfast pumping through my system, I guess. I’ve included three different teabag designs, each one easier than the last. Floral arrangement by Studio Choo CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials scissorspaper (white, red and/or any patterned paper you like)cotton stringsewing needle and natural-color threadlightweight cotton muslin (look for natural unbleached muslin, which should be available at most fabric stores)heart-shaped paper punchglue stick (or any craft glue)loose tea (you can buy this or make your own)pen Instructions 1. 2.

Heartbreaker Valentines Who said valentines were only red and pink? In bright colors, these Heart Breaker Valentines work great for boys and girls. So get out your scissors and stapler, because today, you’re tearing up my heart….. (cue N Sync) Each valentine is stapled together to create a pouch full of secret candies. Skill Level: AnyNeeded: * colorful paper* computer printer* stapler/staples* scissors* candy Start by printing this template from your computer.Two options….1) You can find the PDF file HERE. I chose to print on bright colored paper so the Heartbreakers work for both boys and girls. Another option: print to white paper and let the your kids color the hearts themselves: Most of all, make sure your kids check out what you’re doing. Staple around the outside of each heart, leaving an opening at the top of the heart for inserting candy (or, use your sewing machine to sew around the edge…though it might be more difficult to sew it shut. Then, stuff them with your favorite candy! or big hands to do:

How to Make A Decorative Chrysanthemum Mirror Chrysanthemums are some of my favorite flowers. I especially like the varieties with the petals that fade from dark, saturated color in the center of the flower, to a lighter color near the outer edge of the flower. So yesterday, I decided to try to replicate this look on a decorative mirror using plastic spoons. So obviously it doesn’t look exactly like a chrysanthemum, but I think it’s pretty good! What do you think? I had fun with this project! First, I bought six packages of 48 plastic spoons, and I cut the handles off of all of them. Next, I was in the mood to craft…not to use power tools. But here’s what I did. Then I flipped it over, with the spoon handles on the bottom, and I covered the gap with thick paper (almost like cardstock) using hot glue to attach it. Then I started attaching the spoons with hot glue. I just kept adding and layering the spoons… For some reason, I didn’t take a picture after I attached the final row of spoon “petals”. I love the way it turned out!

"super hero' Fort Kit I was so thrilled when i came across this great birthday gift idea a few months ago. When Will got invited to a "Super Hero" birthday party this last weekend i knew we had to make one for his friend. It was pretty easy to put together once i located the right places to get all the stuff and thrifty too! Here's a run down of what's included: -2 Twin sheets: ARC for about $2 each -Ties on the Sheet: old XL T-shirt -Rope: Hobby lobby for about $2 -Flash Light: Dollar Store $1 -Clamps: Dollar Store $1 -Glow Sticks: Dollar Store $1 -Clothes Pins: Dollar Store $1 -Suction Cups: Dollar Store $1 -Lightening Bolt bag: Some cheap gray fabric, yellow felt $2 And thanks to SISTER who printed out this tag for me. linking to: Skip to My Lou and SugarBee

Make Valentine Tea Bags These cute tea bags are refashioned and dressed up for Valentine’s Day. Take an ordinary tea bag, add some pretty scrapbook paper and you have a thoughtful, and useful, gift to give to teachers, friends, neighbors or family members. Go one step further and create the tea bag envelope too for that added personal touch! I used to participate in a secret sister club years ago. For my Valentine tea bags I looked for some poems but wasn’t real hip on what I found. I’ve sent this cup of friendship A little bag of tea I hope that when you drink itYou’ll surely think of me. Funny thing is, I’m not a big hot tea drinker. To keep the two separate, and to help the recipient, I printed the type of tea and short instructions onto address labels and attached them to the tea bag envelopes. Valentine Tea Bagsprintable version Tea bags 1 tea bag envelope to use as a guide Scrapbook papers Non toxic glue stick Scissors or paper cutter Glue dots Address labels Ribbon White craft glue A little bag of tea

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh.

Getting Rid of Clutter Clutter can add up around the house faster then you thought possible. Keeping clutter down in your home helps your home be more organized and clean. This is a guide about getting rid of clutter. Solutions Read and rate the best solutions below by giving them a "thumbs up". Tip: Organize a Bring and Barter Event At my school we are just about to start organizing our second annual Bring and Barter event. This got us both thinking and within a month we had organized a Bring and Barter event. If you want to use the idea as a fundraiser or need to pay for a venue you could make a small charge for entry, perhaps $1-$2. By Mrs. Tip: Get Rid of Clutter in 30 Days If you're like me you can get overwhelmed with the clutter. By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario Tip: 6 Month Rule For Clutter I hate clutter; probably because I dislike dirt. I like everything in my kitchen tidy; the cans facing all the same way, plates stacked neatly, pans where I can use them, etc. I have very little drawer space.

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