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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: Related:  art craftbricolage

15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 3. Simply wash out a screw top spirit bottle, find a screw top soap dispenser and put it together. 4. Source Blank glass tumblers, paint, and cotton wool buds are all you need for this one. 5. 6. Source 7.

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!

La trousse de la rentrée et son tuto But I mostly noticed when, trying to get into a stationnery store, I got kicked out by a guard sorting the clients out... no kids, no entry... (Ok, that didin't really happen but, you never know, maybe, one day...) Ceci dit, il faut en avoir (du mérite) pour affronter les papeteries et autres rayons 'rentrée des classes' des supermarchés ces jours-ci... c'est la foire à l'empoigne, les gosses qui pleurent, les files kilométriques à la caisse... l'horreur! Anyway, anyone trying to go to the 'back to school' department of a store needs a lot of will and bravery... people are lining for hours or wrestling over a map, the kids are crying... a total nightmarre!

Build a Storage Sofa PDF version A sofa that you can build with a fold out seat perfect for storing extra pillows and blankets. Based off a sleeping pad foam cushion, so seating surface doubles as a guest bed. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions Dimensions: I did a little tweaking on the design to decrease the cost to build (my sister wanted double cushions for the look) and also to increase the storage compartment. Materials and Tools Shopping List: 1 – 30″ x 72″ x 3 1/2″ Foam Camping Pad or Cushion 1 – 9×12 Paint Drop Cloth 6 yards upholstery batting 2 20 oz bags of pillow stuffing 2 1/2 yards of burlap staples 3″ screws or 2″ pocket hole screws 1 1/4″ screws wood glue spray adhesive 2 – 2×4 2 – 2×6 2 – 2×2 4×4 (You only need about 2 feet for the sofa legs) 1 – 12′ AND 1-8′ 2×10 2 – sheets of 1/4″ plywood Tools: measuring tape square pencil hammer safety glasses hearing protection drill circular saw nailer sander staple gun level countersink drill bit Cut List Cut List: Step 1 Back Step 2 Step 3 Back Batting Step 4 Side Batting Base

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.

Easy to Make Christmas Ornaments Looking to make Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree with this Christmas? On this page I have some really simple, step-by-step photo instructions for making paper baubles - very traditional, and they just look so great! If you want more ideas, take a peek at my other easy to make Christmas decorations at the bottom of this page. How to Make Christmas Baubles When I was a kid, my parents had some store-bought baubles like this in a plain red. I tweaked the method a little bit, to give fuller-looking baubles. These paper ornaments look beautiful made out of double-sided patterned scrapbook paper, but I’ve made the instructions with plain colored paper just so they are easier to follow. Make Christmas Ornaments: Materials Colourful paper or card (or print some - see below) A pencil Something circular to trace around (e.g. a glass) Scissors Some mini glue dots, or glue, or double sided tape Craft wire (florist wire will do) or a stapler Tips: Print the paper double sided.

{macramé: half knot spiral} washer & wingnut bracelet By Kate on October 25, 2011 Hello there! I finally got around to posting after a hectic few weeks. I’ve been working on a big project which is all done and dusted now so I will be making more frequent updates between now and Christmas…phew! I sincerely wish there were more hours in the day! I’m hoping to post another Halloween craft in the next day or so. It’s comprised of a’half knot spiral’ (and is even easier than the square knot bracelet I showed you previously). A few people left comments about the last bracelet saying it looked like it may take too long to make. By the way thanks to all you lovely people who ‘liked’ my facebook page. Full tutorial after the jump! How-to Please note: I have used different colored cord in the tutorial so that it’s easier for you to figure out whats going on! 1. 2. 3. Note: You fasten this bracelet as you would a friendship bracelet.

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

The4inONE: March 2011 Her name is Mónica Tort Bori, and she was born in Barcelona (Spain), 1971. She was graduated in the Escola Massana, Barcelona in 1998. Ceramist since then, in 2004 opened a ceramics shop-studio in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain), where she works, exhibits and sells her pieces. …ceramic technology is varied, there are lots of posibilities, what I most like is to experiment, prove all thecnics…that´s why I do all kind of pieces, always one-of a kind or limited editions.Every piece is born from an idea, after you prove and experiment with it, you pass it through your hands, choose the clay, the adecuated thecnic, the colour, the glaze,the high finish…but there is always something that no depends on you, that you dont control… that´s what you discover when you open the kiln… that´s the magics.” All the ceramic pieces you see in NiuTaller, her Etsy store, are handmade, mostly in porcelain (1250º).

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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.