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Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Hand Painted Mug - StumbleUpon

Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Hand Painted Mug - StumbleUpon
October 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts! Supplies: porcelain mug (mine is from CB2) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 outliner (available at Dick Blick) There are transparent porcelain paints that you apply with a brush and outliners which are thicker and opaque. How to: 1. Related:  Home & Furniture Crafts

Creative Wedding Guest Books | ohamanda.com - StumbleUpon Welcome to ohAmanda! See more of my wedding & birthday party posts. It’s kinda my hobby to find fun party ideas! My sister-in-law is getting married in August. 1. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 2. Source: clarkwalkerblog.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 3. Source: stylemepretty.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 4. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 5. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest I think I love this car and balloons better. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest But this one? Source: pearlseventsblog.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 6. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 7. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 9. Source: greenweddingshoes.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest 10. Source: etsy.com via ohAmanda {impress your kids} on Pinterest So, what do you think?

DIY Vinyl Record Bowls| DIY Fashion and Craft TutorialsStars for Streetlights I got the idea to make these little bowls a few years ago when I bought Mark Montano's book, the Big-Arse Book of Crafts . (Mark Montano is the most brilliant crafter around-- I love his books and his projects.) One bowl I made sits on my dresser and holds little hair knickknacks, and I gave a few bowls away, but I never got around to writing a tutorial about it. To make a vinyl record bowl you need: -Real bowl (One that can go in the oven.) This project is so easy and fun. After you take it out of the oven, just press the record down into any bowl or shape that you want. Hold your record in place inside the bowl until it hardens again. (My favorite one.) And that's it! You can keep whatever you want in these bowls, I think I am going to take mine to work and put them on my desk.

How to: button calender By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar. Make it once, and you can use it forever – just move the numbers to their correct location each month, and change the nameplate! Materials Picture frame, 11″x14″ or 16″x20″, see belowSheet of foam board or 1/2″-thick corkRuler Craft knife Piece of woven fabric, about 24″x30″ Spray adhesive Masking tape Scissors 42 large buttons, 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter 42 flat-head thumb tacks 5 sheets card stock, for numbers and nameplatesDownloadable name/number template 3/4″ circle punch, optional E-6000, or similarly strong glue Water-soluble fabric marker Fine-point Sharpie 2 squares of wool or acrylic felt 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, or lightweight chipboard Sewing machine and thread 2 sets Velcro dots plus 22 “loop” style dots (the softer half of a Velcro pair)Greeting card envelope Directions Step 1: First, prepare the background.

Tut Tuesday: Neon’s where it’s at. : The Proper Pinwheel You guys, I’ve never been a huge fan of pink. But HOT PINK? I can get on board with that. These pots were so fun and ridiculously easy to make. Read on to learn how to make your own. You’ll need: brown pot (mine are from IKEA and cost $1.99)painter’s tapeNeon Pink fluorescent spray paint (found at Home Depot) Start off by wrapping the tape around your pot at your desired height. Done! **Happy Tuesday** Update: if you love these bright neon pots, than you’ll LOVE these bright wooden fruit cups! 101 Pretty Printables {free} - StumbleUpon These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that! Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. I wish I could share a photo of each one, but my blog would most likely blow up…ha! Make sure your printer has color ink before you start, and feel free to share this list with all your friends…they’ll love you for it! That ought to keep you busy for awhile! Do you sew? I’d love to hear about your favorites!! ~Kim

Recycled Geometric Light This isn’t so much a DIY project complete with tons of instructions so much as it is a jaw-dropping example of what you can do when you grab a bunch of repurposed trash and really put your mind to it. If you can follow these photos well enough to replicate this stunning light, more to you. We kind of just wanted to blog about it to highlight what a modern idea it is. “Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. What do you think? Images: Yanko Design

How to Reupholster a Sofa | Upholstery Resource Advance Planning Thinking out and planning a job in advance (as much as you are able) often makes a big difference in how a job turns out. It is so easy for a beginner to want to get started before he/she even knows what he/she will be doing. As much as anything, this tutorial will help you examine what you will be doing and help you in the planning process. Assessing a Sofa to Reupholster Just because you have a sofa in your house doesn't necessarily mean that you should reupholster it. Sofa Style: Each sofa style will take a different amount of work. Assessing the Condition of the Sofa: As we inspect the frame, springs, and support linings, one of the primary principles we keep in mind is, "will it last the life of the new cover?" Check the condition of the frame Check the frame. Determining the type and condition of the springs: Sofas general have one of these types of springs: Hand-tied coil springs, which are among the best types to have. Arc springs (commonly called zig zag springs).

How to: photo clip frame Confession: I am compelled to take pictures of flowers and insects. Problem: I don’t usually choose these to send to the printer. Solution: a photo clip frame. Credit: I saw something very similar to this at Pier 1 a few weeks ago and decided it would be a perfect way to display a bunch of my flowers and bugs; I also decided that I had everything on hand to make one…so I did. The original costs 28 bucks; mine cost 0 bucks. Unbeknownst to me, this project actually started at the end of last summer when my boo and I were out taking our nightly constitutional and came upon a box sitting in a neighborhood yard. What I used for this project: Drill/Dremel1mm drill bit (or roughly the same size at the largest wire used)1mm (19 gauge) wire.33 wirewire cutterpenciltape measurepliersandpaper, paint, brush18″ x 20″ wooden picture frame How I made it: I sifted through my stash of frames and settled on one of the 18 x 20′s. I sanded it down and gave it a couple coats of white semi-gloss. Like this:

Cinco de Mayo piñata cookies Video how-to: Pinata Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup sugar1 cup powdered sugar1 cup butter1 cup vegetable oil2 eggs1 teaspoon cream of tartar1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon almond extract1 teaspoon baking soda5 cups flour1 tablespoon vanillaMini M&M candies1/2 cup powdered sugar (frosting)2 teaspoons milk (frosting) Directions to make piñata sugar cookies: Cream sugars with butter. Split dough into five, even-sized balls and one smaller ball (this will be the black one). Use a container the same approximate width of your donkey/burro piñata cookie cutter, and line it with plastic food wrap. Cover the layered dough and freeze for four hours or overnight. Remove the dough from the container and unwrap from the plastic. Immediately after you take them out of the oven, use your burro piñata cookie cutter to cut the cookie shapes. Create the hidden pocket For the middle cookies in each set, cut off the ears and legs, and cut out the center where the M&Ms will go. Assembling the piñata cookies

DIY: Bathroom Baskets | Little Miss Wedding Planner We had a major wedding craft session in our household this weekend, so expect a lot of DIY posts from me this week. First up: Bathroom Baskets! I know, I know…it seems a bit early to be doing bathroom baskets, since the wedding is still 7 months away. In effort to stay organized and meet my goal of “no wedding tasks left to complete wedding week,” I am trying to knock off as many little tasks as possible early on—one of those being bathroom baskets. If you’re not familiar with the wedding world, you might be asking yourself what bathroom baskets are (Dr. The Boys’ The Girls’ I bought the baskets at Michael’s a few weeks ago when they were having a may-jah sale (and my 40% off coupons didn’t hurt, either!). The poem says: So happy you’re here sharing our special day But just in case something should go astray: Please help yourself to the contents within Mouthwash, hand lotion or ibuprofen Use what you need, and just leave the rest For it may be useful to some other guest! So what’s in em?

HANDMADE PAPER ARTS Posted by: otilrotcod on Sep 16, 2011 Tagged in: Untagged STEP 1 (SOAKING OF PAPER) Soak paper in a DEEP CONTAINER. Make sure that the paper is fully soaked for quick pulping. STEP 2 (PULPING OF PAPER) There are 2 ways to PULP paper- By OSTERIZER or By HAND(Manually) Once you achieved its claylike pulpiness make sure that any traces of its original form(paper) is gone and that pulped paper was formed. STEP 3 PREPARE A PLYWOOD AS BASE FOR YOUR CREATION. STEP 4 (DRYING AND SMOOTHING) Just let your pulped creation dry under the sun. STEP 5 (BASE PAINTING) After your design has been smoothen. STEP 6 (PAINTING AND EMBELLISHING) Paint your design. STEP 7 (FRAMING) This would depend whether you wish to frame your work of art. DIY Natural Room Scents Don't miss my follow-up post to this one withNATURAL ROOM SCENTS FOR DIY GIFTS & CENTERPIECESCLICK HERE This post was featured in the April 2013 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Here's the thing. I'm married to a man who hates artificial scents of any kind. That goes for air fresheners, candles, perfume, soaps and anything else that is scented. We buy unscented everything. Turns out that King-Man may just be ahead of his time. But, the air in my house gets stale sometimes. There is a simple, all natural, truly lovely solution. Keeping the supply list simple. How to Make Natural Room Scents Fragrant items for naturally scenting your home: citrus -- I've tried other fruits. view whole spices on Amazon: cinnamon sticks, anise stars, allspice, cloves, vanilla beans Five Natural Room Scent RecipesThese are all scents that my nose likes. General procedure: Combine the ingredients in a 2 cup (pint) jar or container, or in a pan on the stove top. view on Amazon: ♦pint jars ♦plastic lids for jars 1.

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