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The Daily Telecraft: Brainstorm: What to do with plastic animals! [Large & small]

The Daily Telecraft: Brainstorm: What to do with plastic animals! [Large & small]

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Mini Piñatas DIY Oct 12 Yea! It’s a piñata day! We miss Mexican food here in Paris since it isn’t as readily available as back home so we started having Taco Tuesdays where my friend Rubi makes amazing homemade tacos. Last night we got together and I made everyone their own personalized mini piñatas. Cable & Cotton I might need to throw a party simply to use some of Cable & Cotton‘s adorable party lights. The UK company now has a US base in Los Angeles – yahoo! These colorful spheres are actually made of hand-dyed, natural cotton, which is held together with natural gum. The cotton gives them a unique, handmade, and interestingly textural look.

DIY Animal Bookend I have been dying to make a plastic animal bookend. The kids love books so we are always in need of bookends around here. I first saw this idea from Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum, and have since seen it done several different ways on Pinterest. (If you have done this yourself or have seen a favorite version online feel free to link it below!) DIY Glow Jars Tutorial Posted on October 19, 2011 by Christina Aren’t these glow jars sublime? They take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece. How’s that for an enticing DIY wedding project? These would look amazing at an evening outdoor wedding. Succulent Love - Creative Ways to Not Have a Green Thumb I love succulents. They are the one plant I almost never kill. And when I say almost, I mean I have killed a succulent or two by over watering by thinking I needed to make up for forgetting to water for weeks and sometimes months. But now that I’ve learned that most succulents can take my forgetfulness, they are my favorite indoor plant. (Outdoors I grow herbs. They forgive my lack of maintenance too.)

Felt Flower Pillow Tutorial I'm really in love with the versatility of felt at the moment, plus it's a fabric that's perfect for the fall season. So, I decided to combine felt with some of the Marimekko fabric that I recently purchased at Crate and Barrel Outlet and create a fun throw pillow. Here's what you'll need if you want to make your own... SuppliesFelt - Two colors for the flower petals and one color for the centerFabric - The Merimekko fabric I used has a bold leaf design on it to complement the flower, but you can use any fabric you like.Piping 1.5" Cover Button Kit ScissorsRotary cutter (optional)Freezer paper Polyester battingCoordinating threadSewing machine (not pictured)Straight pins (not pictured) Step 1: Cut a piece of freezer paper into an 8.5" x 11" rectangle and print this pattern for the petals onto it. Make sure the paper is oriented in your printer so that you will be printing onto the paper side (not the side that is coated in plastic). Step 6: Repeat step five with all of your petals.

Woven Finger-Knitting Hula-Hoop Rug DIY Here we go! I’m so excited to kick off this series of finger-knitting projects. For the first project, B proffered his largest ball of finger-knitting for us all to try weaving a rug! It Looks Like A Box Of Junk At First. But Every Spoiled Kid In The Country Should See This. When he was a kid, this man’s family was too poor to spend extra money on new toys. Instead of not having any fun as a child, he just let his imagination and creativity run wild. He found a way to make his own figurines out of the simplest (and cheapest) household items, and thus, the Twist Tie Guys were born.

DIY Newspaper Gift Bag This newspaper gift bag is a cute way to wrap a birthday present for a friend! It’s super easy and lots of fun! I used the comic section, but go ahead and use any other section or kind of paper you like! Thanks to www.howaboutorange.blogspot.com for all the basics for this tutorial!

Mason Jar Sewing Kit This is a really fun way to reuse a mason jar and makes both a handy tool for your craft room or a fun gift! Keep reading to find out how to make your own mason jar sewing kit Clean mason jar (I used a small one but you can use any size)Any fabricGlue GunStuffingPencilScissors Using the lid of the mason jar, draw a circle onto the fabric about 1 inch wider than the jar lid. Cut out the circle. D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor.

Inside Out Chocolate Caramel Apples make great teacher's gifts. You've eaten apples, right? You've probably even eaten an apple covered in rich and creamy caramel. If you are lucky, you've enjoyed a chocolate covered caramel apple. But, I am positive you've never had an inside out chocolate caramel apple, but you really should try one! The idea for this recipe came to me in stages. Last week as I was making the little modeling chocolate apple that I used to decorate one of my chocolate chalkboards, I made a full size apple thinking it would also make a great teacher's gift.

Repurposed DIY For Everyone! I've heard it from so many different people...and I've said it myself! "I wish I could..." I'd like to showcase some repurposed DIY designs I've collected that I think anyone and everyone could do - and do well! It won't be hard to find the supplies, either. Not only will you feel the elation of creation (hey, that rhymes!) French Pouf! Chiffon & Tulle Flower Accessory DIYReader Request Maeg-it Yourself Tutorial * French Pouf Accessory : Pin, Belt, Hair from Ban.do * Okay, to be honest, this wasn’t exactly a reader request MIY but when Holly {who is planning her wedding} posted about it here, I was very inspired to make it for her as a little wedding gift. But since I couldn’t find the exact peachy-nude chiffon as shown in the inspiration photos I had to settle for a soft, baby pink, which Holly may not be interested in.

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