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Sabby In Suburbia: Homemade Christmas: Pendant Necklaces & Glass Magnets

Sabby In Suburbia: Homemade Christmas: Pendant Necklaces & Glass Magnets
(Updated 11/8/2012) Welcome new visitors from Pinterest! I am so happy to have you here and love all the great feedback! If you have any questions about this project, please see the updates at the end of this post or read through the comments section. If you still have any unanswered questions, please feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks again! Sabby This post may seem a little tardy in its timing, however many of the recipients of these homemade gifts are also readers of my lil’ ol’ blog. Neither of the projects were novel techniques. First up… Glass Marble Magnet Sets These little beauties can be made a variety of ways and the variations are endless. pretty patterned paper – thicker is a better flat-bottomed glass marbles – the ones in the floral department at Michael’s E-6000 glue circular paper punch strong round magnets Use paper punch to cut out circles of chosen paper. For packaging, I used an idea that I found at Madigan Made. Next up…

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Glass Magnet Tutorial The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at and I understand why. It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

Hard Water Stains? Dishwasher detergent that works! **Updated** Since moving to an area that has particularly hard water, and with the mandated formula change to all dishwasher detergents, my dishes are an absolute mess. They are clean, I promise. But they don't look very clean, they look cloudy. My glass, my Tupperware even some of my metal items are all cloudy. It has been driving me nuts. Glass Tile Pendants Want to know how to make a glass tile pendant?? They're super easy - you can do this! Here's a brief tutorial. They can end up costing less than $1.70 each - wow! Perfect for gifts. What a great craft - I had one mom comment to me "this is a great craft that spans all ages - my daughter (7 yrs old) could do it and so could I and my mother - and we all enjoyed it!"

Playing With Rocks I've received a lot of interest in the romantic rock paperweight from my "Busy" post. It's been pinned, and I've received emails about it. Funny how something so simple speaks to us. The Nourished Life: How to Eat to Increase Your Metabolism Learning to eat to increase your metabolism can be a long and complicated journey. At least, that’s what I used to think. It turns out the solution might be a lot more simple than I previously thought. I’ll admit, I’ve tried a lot of the typical “tricks” to increase my metabolism. The Easiest Way to Make Resin Jewelry We’ve all seen cool resin pendants at jewelry shops, boutiques, and on fashionistas everywhere. And while we know this is something you can do at home, we weren’t totally down with what seemed like a really complicated process. Well, turns out it is easier than we thought… but still has more steps than most of our tutorials.

the garden-roof coop: DIY Wine Bottle Bird-Feeders I'm preparing a class for the Master Gardener chapter that I'm a member of on making bird-feeders utilizing natural sources, recycled materials and re-purposed items. Of course the best bird-feeder is what nature provides: nuts, seeds and fruit from native trees, shrubs and wildflowers (and native insects)... Here's my hand-out for my "bird" talk I give: Creating a Bird GardenBut - this class is all about creating bird-feeders and I've been trying a few DIY feeders I've found on the Internet.

17 Plants You Grow from Kitchen Scraps growing indoor kitchen scraps I love composting all the kitchen scraps I can but when I fill up my compost bin or run low on some vegetables in the garden using kitchen scraps to grow plants is a great activity. I love using kitchen scraps to start new plants as a fun gardening activity with my son, everyday we check and see how the plants are progressing. It’s a great way to come full circle on produce we bout at the market together and cooked together. Starting your own plants from kitchen scraps is really easy and for a gardening nerd like me!

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