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DIY Capiz Shell Chandeliers -Cant believe they're faux!

DIY Capiz Shell Chandeliers -Cant believe they're faux!
To make a capiz shell chandelier is time consuming, but so worth the effort! Just take a look at these examples and find out how to make a show stopping faux capiz shell chandelier for as little as $9! This is the very popular West Elm Capiz Shell Chandelier installed in the bedroom at Vintage Mint. And an even dreamier version! This one had been on Susan’s wish list for a long time, but it was out of her price range. Then a tutorial popped up in the blogsphere. A DIY Faux Capiz Shell Chandelier posted on Design Sponge. You can find the full tutorial on Susan’s blog here. Then, her husband installed hooks to the ceiling and hung the capiz chandelier. Here it is with the light on. And this is Amy's faux capiz shell chandelier, one of Susan's friends. And another masterpiece here! Related:  yet another random pearl

Dream Catcher This Thanksgiving I'm going to focus on the Indians whose help enabled the Pilgrims to survive. A dream catcher is the perfect Native American craft. I looked on YouTube and found several video tutorials but was a bit surprised to find that the materials to make one were more expensive than I had thought (about $35) so I looked around for some substitutions. I had a scrap piece of leather that I cut into 1/4" strips. Using Shoe Goop, I glued the strips together and clamped them with clips. I clamped one end of the leather strip to the hoop leaving a 3" tail and started wrapping around the metal ring. The beading department of Michael's had some cording that was more reasonable than the artificial sinew in their leather-craft department. Next I cut a length of cording that was longer than I thought I'd need and wrapped it into a bobbin. I tied the end on the hoop and proceeded to loop the cord going under, over and through and then pulled it taut.

Life As Lou :: Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class :: January :: 2008 Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Here are a few that I’ve made.

Drink Can Tinwork Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Updated Autumn 2010 - now with Video Goodness! Please note: Before, during or after the video, the player may display advertisements or links to additional videos - these are not affiliated to Atomic Shrimp and the selection is something over which I have no control. Materials Finished

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree Hello fellow crafters! Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. (Since this is a guest post on a different blog, and the concept is similar to the first tree.. Thanks, Julia, for having us on your blog!

hot & cheesy jalapeno chicken | Justcook NYC Enough with the gluten-free cupcake reviews! Clifford Wright says about this recipe, Chicken in Jalapeno Cream Sauce, in his brand-new cookbook, Hot & Cheesy, that it’s a beauty to behold, and I have to agree. In fact it’s so good, I can’t think of any way to make it better, and once you try it, you’ll probably be wondering (like I was) how soon you can make it again. I was worried about the “heat” when I saw the ingredients list. Then you melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free all-purpose flour mix with great success) and cook, stirring, for about a minute to make a roux. It’s a funny thing, but I’m not a huge fan of skinless, boneless chicken. The browned breasts go into a buttered 12 x 9-inch baking casserole, although come to think of it, I probably forgot to grease the pan. The gorgeous green sauce goes on top. Like this: Like Loading... cook bake write photograph eat

dreamcatchers | {tutorial} I’m really diggin the whole hippy thing. And while Craig is quick to correct me on the fact that dream catchers are not hippy-ish, I still think of them that way. Natural, care free, simple. The point of a dream catcher is to weed out bad dreams. This is not a traditional Native- American dream catcher. What I used: Embroidery Hoop Yarn (or twine, hemp… whatever you have on hand) Beads Feathers Thread Felt Hot Glue Gun Want to make one too?? Grab your embroidery hoop, leave it as is, or wrap it up like I did. Take your webbing yarn and form a loop at the top, this will be where you dreamcatcher hangs from. The webbing is the same stitch through out. Pull tight and repeat. For your second (and every other row), use the same stitch, but instead of going over the hoop, go through the string: Since I used yarn that was too thick to string my beads on at this point, but if you can, string them on now, no need to knot them in place, just let them flow freely. That’s it. His view:

I Really Wish I Could Sew | Pioneer Woman Home & Garden A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Maybe even twenty pounds! Yep. Ahem.

Etceteras: beach glass and a mod podge week Hello creative friends. What better way to kick off summer [or at least the end of the school year in our house] than with some fun beach glass and a Mod Podge week. Beach or sea glass is typically found in small bits along the beaches. They were once bottles, jars or other glass objects that have been tumbled around the ocean creating smooth, frosty pieces of colored or clear/white glass. To make summer beach glass bottles, you’ll need: Mod Podge, water, white paint, dirt or sand and glass bottles, jars or vases. Once the bottles are almost dry, turn them right side up to finish the drying process. For more opaque glass use more paint. Add pieces of coral or shells to complete your summer beach look. The best part about this project is, unlike painted glass or tinted glass projects where you want an even coat of paint, these bottles look best uneven and blotchy. Stay tuned this week for more Mod Podge fun. Thanks for visiting. Carolyn I link at the wonderful parties listed here and

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