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Sarah’s snowflake panels + light

[a big thanks to sarah at cursive for sharing this fun diy project with us while amy takes a much needed day-off] over the holidays i made lots of paper snowflakes to decorate our place for a holiday party. after the new year i couldn’t bear to throw away my delicate little friends so i decided to make a snowflake panel (+ pendant light!) out of them. my idea was definitely inspired by tord boontje‘s until dawn curtain. for the snowflakes i raided our recycling bin that was overflowing with junk mail and bills (ick). a little scissor angst perhaps? sure. i turned my credit card bills into something beautiful. paper snowflakes are often deemed “holiday decor”, but i feel the overall pattern of them together on the panel divorces them from that look. and hey, i live in a freezing climate where it’s not going to be warm anytime soon. my philosophy is to embrace it and enjoy its beauty while i can. – sarah *click here for a sneak peek into sarah’s home materials needed for snowflake panels:

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!

KNOW AND TELL CRAFTS: PAINTING WITH LIGHT! I love this so much! It is painting with light, and I have seen this but never tried it. If you haven't tried you need to try it because it is a lot of fun. To make them you need light: And you need a camera, to learn about how to set it up right this site really helpful! These were taken outside: This heartbeat turned out really neato! These were taken inside: I recommend putting glow sticks on your hand in some way: (these are shown by my new antique find from the greater columbus antique mall) These ones are my favorite: These are kind of dark but I love the circular shapes! It reminds me of fireworks! Remember to think outside of the box :) Arrows are cool:(says me) All photographed by the same camera by me :). Okay so maybe I need to work on my air-writing but again, practice makes perfect.

DIY Miniature Fabric Flower Garland Back in July, Once Wed featured the Free Wedding and a lot of people left comments asking how to recreate the fabric flower garland. So, I thought I would put together a miniature version of it for everyone. It’s easy to make and can be used in so many ways… hung from the ceiling, attached to the back of chairs, aisle “rope” or laid on the table for an added element. -Ashley of Dolci Odille Supplies: Scissors, needle and thread, fabric, and a pencil. Step 1: Fold your fabric and use the spool of thread to trace a circle. Step 2: Take one circle and fold it in half. Step 3: Take the half circle and fold it in half again. Step 4: Then take your circle and stitch through the bottom. Step 5: Once you have sewn all 6 circles, connect the petals together by stitching through each one at the corners and then tying off the tread with a double knot. Step 6: Next, cut 3 yards of thread and add on the flowers one by one. Project created by Dolci Odille

Harry Potter Countdown: Forget Harvard this Baby's Hogwarts Bound My good friend who also is a Potter fiend had a sweet baby girl a few weeks ago. And I just couldn’t help but make her a Gryffindor onesie outfit. I wish I could say I’d put these onesie sets in the shop but freezer paper stenciling is such a finicky sport that I just can’t do it. (It took me 4 tries to cut out a Hogwarts stencil on my cricut and I smudged it a bit peeling the stencil off). But you can make your own! If you want to make your own I explain how to do freezer paper stenciling in this post. Basically you cut the stencil out of freezer paper, iron it down and then paint and peel the stencil off As you can see I kind of smudged the paint taking the stencil off. Here’s the image if you want to give it a go yourself. UPDATED: I’ve had a few people ask if they can buy sets.

recycled road map cork board A recent house clean-out yielded many items we had a hard time parting with, even though their very existence has become obsolete in the last few years. One of the most noticeable of the bunch: road maps. As our ever-advancing phones and computers take over our lives, we find what was once useful is now trash, yet we couldn’t part with these beautiful maps! This month, we turned our junk into art and created these recycled cork board maps. The full project instructions continue after the jump . . . Materials old maps or a Rand McNally road atlasspray mountscissorsX-Acto knifecork squares or cork roll (depending on the size of the project)painter’s tape, optional (for low-impact hanging)double-stick foam tape, optional (for low-impact hanging)pins and/or string to highlight important locations on the map Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Paper Bag Skirt…….{{and hidden mistake}} Looking for the Honeybear Lane giveaway? Scroll down or click here. Okay, it’s not really a skirt made out of a paper bag. But it’s called a “paper bag” style skirt. (high-waisted, cinched in like a paper bag, a bit poofy, etc.) Kind of a fun little skirt style that can be made pretty easily. Well, unless you mess it up like I did the first time around. (But I’ll show you what I did wrong and then tell you the easier route…..don’t worry, it’s nothing huge.) I know, all paper bag skirts versions are a bit different…….but here’s my take on it. All cinched in with that flouncy bow tied in the front. And with plenty of pleats, which gives it a nice fullness. And yes, we need fullness around here. Because fullness allows for plenty of movement in the skirt…….you know, to help while gathering pine cones and such. The back is gathered with elastic (but is hiding underneath that waist tie), giving the skirt a nice snug fit. Why not make one or two? They are certain to put smiles on faces. See the seams?

Fun Friday - DIY Beach Hair I love the messy hair/bohemian look. I also love the beach. So, here is a DIY Sea Salt Beach Hair Spray that I can not live without anymore! The hair just looks so pretty, just like after a day at the beach. And it works for any hair length! Here you go, the tutorial on how to make the beach hair spray: Here is what you'll need: ♥ Coconut Oil ♥ Sea Salt ♥ Vodka ♥ Hair Gel ♥ Spray Bottle ♥ Measuring Cups Here is how do make your very own beach spray: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You look so beautiful! Now all you need is a beautifully handmade piece of clothing to finish of the look: {click on images to shop!} Now it's your turn! ♥ Erika PS. Want more radness delivered conveniently to your inbox?

Free Pattern – Grumpasaurus Matt & I have a saying around our house that if one of us is grumpy then we are a Grumpasaurus. I’d been batting around the idea for awhile of knitting him up a toy version of the Grumpasaur & came up with this little guy. I thought he was cute enough to share with all of you. This was supposed to be a stocking stuffer for Christmas & then a Valentine’s Day gift but I actually just finished it yesterday. Of, course you don’t have to make your dinosaur grumpy, have fun embroidering any expression you want. Grumpasaurus Four size 3 double pointed needles Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool in Pistachio & Moss (less than one ball of each) Black Yarn for embroidery Tapestry Needle polyfil or other stuffing Gauge 6 stitches per inch (gauge is not super important as this doesn’t need to fit anyone. Abbreviations Kfb – Knit into the front & back of the same stitch, increasing one stitch Ssk – Slip the first two stitches off the left needle onto the right needle as if to knit. Tail: Arms: (make 2) Comb:

Unique Handmade Stocking Stuffer Ideas Christmas will be here before you know it. And while it’s usually the big gifts we tend to give the most thought to, don’t forget the little things for stuffing those stockings! There’s no reason stocking stuffers need to be everyday and droll. 3. 4. Make a Devil Costume What You'll Need: Black and red clothing A set of horns (try this cute devil horn tutorialRed heels or black shoes Devil costumes are easy, because all you really need is a set of horns and some black clothing. Choose a little red dress, a red pantsuit, or even black clothing with a red jacket. There aren't many rules for a devil costume except for dressing in red and donning a mischievous attitude. Have you made a devil costume?

Be My Valentine - Heart & Joke Origami Tutorial Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to whip up a little origami project to say I love you! We will be making a cute little heart (with a pocket and flap) that you can write a joke on or tuck a love note or candy into!! They would also make excellent party name cards, surprises in someones purse, briefcase, or lunch box... or how about putting one in your Love's coat pocket, car, or winter hat? Step one. Step two and three. Step four. Step five and six. Step seven. Step six. Step seven. Step eight. Step nine and ten. Step eleven. Step twelve. REPEAT Step thirteen to create the right bump. Step fourteen. a.k.a - the easiest step. Step fifteen. a.k.a. - the other easiest step! Step sixteen. 1. I have to admit not a lot fits in the pocket, but part of the fun is trying different things! In this one, I wrote a name on the front and then tucked a joke in the pocket. NOTE: When writing on the front, using permanent maker, expect bleed through! Funny, funny stuff!! 2. go ahead... 3. Get it?