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101 Handmade Holiday Tutorials

101 Handmade Holiday Tutorials
Decorating for Christmas is always a blast! I’ve gathered a few…well, maybe more than a few holiday tutorials for you to create a festive handmade holiday. I love handmade decorations! That should seriously keep you busy for awhile! Hey, if you use all of these I’m sure you could charge admission to your home this year. If you are looking for beautiful holiday ornament tutorials you’ll love this list of 101 Handmade Ornaments!! Other posts you might enjoy: I really appreciate all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my previous 101 posts…you rock!!! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! I usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving. ~Kim There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™.

Felt/Zipper crafts These wonderful creations are made by Odile Gova, a very talented stay at home mom from Canada. It was very hard for me not to continue putting up pictures, because everything she makes is so wonderful. Please visit the artist's Etsy shop to see more of her work, and perchance even buy something. There is also a large collection of her work on her Flikr photostream. I think the bees are my favorites. DIY {doily canvas bag} & Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied. Canvas bag ($2.00 when on sale at Hobby Lobby), fabric paint, paper doily, Krylon Paper Finishes Adhesive Spray : Spray doily with paper spray adhesive and press down on the bag (not shown). : Gently paint over the holes – I recommend paint meant for fabric, not crafts. : Peel back doily before paint dries. Bag after doily is removed I traced on my letter and filled it in with paint. For a cook: fill it with cooking supplies For a gardner: fill it with gardening supplies

♥DIY craft: Lace Tape♥ My next Craft is a simply one but a fancy one. :) A while back I stumbled upon these Lovely Pastel Lace Sticky Deco Tapes My heart leaped and i just had to have them!! But being on a budget, means having to get a little creative.. :) Just take a look at all the lovely things you can make with them And now My Version is Born: I remembered I had somevellum tapethat i got on sale for a dollar a few months back.. Remember how I used it on my DIY Papel Picado Garland?? Then found some pretty ribbon lace.. ..i put them together.. and made my very own Lace Tape!!! You have to press down nice and hard and leave the back side of the tape on until you are ready to use it. see how the sticky side stays on when you peel off the covering !! You could Do SO much with it!! What will you do with your new pretty lace tape??? xoxoKeren I’ll take one of these please :) Luke 17:6

Christine Chitnis: Pretty Pots This might be my favorite craft so far, and I got the idea after seeing one too many beautifully patterned pots that were just out of my price range! Nothing a little Mod Podge and pretty fabric can’t fix! The total cost of this project was about $3 a pot. Materials:Terracotta potsMod PodgeBrushFabric This works better in description form, rather than step-by-step: Start by cutting a length of fabric that will wrap once around your pot. Leave extra room for folding it over on the top and bottom. I would avoid using these pots outside, because if they get wet, the glue will most likely wash off! ***I picked a new winner for the INDIA Giveaway *** The new winner is: Please email me so that I can send you your gift!! Like this: Like Loading...

Mi dulce tentación Curb Chain Ring While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Long story short I decided to make my own version and recycle some broken rings while at it. Inspiration My DIY version Now, if you can handle a torch and silver you can make a similar version with silver curb chain and some solder. You will need: - plain rings (I used some broken adjustable rings I had laying around) - curb chain (best if the width is the same or larger than the rings) - E6000 glue - pliers - toothpick and an old ring box cushion or a piece of styrofoam You can use brand new or recycle old rings. Start by wearing the ring you will use. Continue by placing your ring on a piece of styrofoam or an old ring box cushion to keep it stable while working on it. Apply a little amount of glue on the toothpick and spread it along the top of the ring. Carefully put the chain links over the glue on the surface of the ring. Mix it up and enjoy!

Spaghetti Sauce Jar Moroccan Lanterns I don't know about you guys, but from where I'm sitting (Minnesota) the snow is getting really old. Like not even pretty any more. Sort of a cadaver/concrete color. I need some summer, some heat, some beer. Like an Anthony Bourdain special where it's late at night and everybody's outside and sweaty and eating some sort of rolled up meat chopped cilantro spicy pepper street food from a vendor's cart and drinking cold beer. So I got some spaghetti sauce jars. And added gold dimensional paint. Or you can make little dots, which looks sort like weird little nails. And then poured some glass paint into the bottom of the jar. Here's my color inspiration. And so now I can fantasize about summer nights, about putting these lanterns on my white metal table on the deck, Jon can barbecue, the kids can chase fireflies, aaaaahhhhh. When I was engaged, my sister gave me the best no-snag hair ties. They were awesome, but there’s only so long a married girl can rock fabric hair bands that say “I do” and “bride to be.” In search of post-nuptial hair bands, I found that they are quite expensive. Anthropologie has adorable color combinations, but they are $12 for 5 bands. 80 hair bands! Now the question is: what the hell am I supposed to do with eighty hair bands? Materials: stretch elastic (I purchased mine here) (I used 5/8″ elastic on the glitter and “fold over” elastic for the rest) Instructions: Measure elastic equivalent to wrap around the circumference of your wrist, leaving an extra inch on each side Cut the elastic (a sharp scissor is best to avoid fray; cut on a slight angle)Hold the two ends of the elastic together and wrap them around one finger. *Clarification required: By purple hazing, I just mean rocking out. ** Not going to make them? *** Are you a fellow Blogger?

10 DIY Bookmark Ideas | The New Home Ec By jentatertots | There’s nothing better than a good book … but turning down the corners to mark your place is just gauche! Instead, try one of these pretty bookmark ideas for yourself, for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, or anyone. I’ve collected 10 beautiful bookmarks (and one of them includes 7 ideas, so it’s like a free bonus!) nggallery id=’125682′ Trinket Bookmark Make these beautiful bookmarks as gifts -- or just to add some variety to displayed books.Learn how at Country Living Tiny Tags Bookmark Make custom bookmarks for friends, family, or anyone with this cute idea.More at Split Coast Stampers Bookmark and Journal Wraps Seven Bookmark Ideas Why stop with one ... here's seven cute bookmark ideas for giving or keeping! Paperclip Cabochon Bookmarks A cabochon, a polished gemstone, adds beauty to these DIY paperclip bookmarks.Learn how at eighteen25 Magnetic Bookmarks Make these fun, colorful magnetic bookmarks -- just keep them away from your USB sticksLearn how at Pikadilly Charm

DIY – vintage buttons necklace « Born in 82 – Fashion and Creativity Blog I am very proud of the project I propose today. A beautiful necklace made from old vintage buttons, a little ‘recovered in antique markets and some stolen from my mother. Here’s what you need: Sono molto orgogliosa del progetto che vi propongo oggi. First you need to put the buttons on the cloth looking for the composition of your choice. Per prima cosa dovete disporre i bottoni sul panno cercando la composizione che preferite. Be careful not to show too much glue, I was not very accurate and I spent a lot ‘to clean up the excess. State attento a non far vedere troppo la colla, io non sono stata precisissima ed ho passato un bel po’ a pulire quella in eccesso. Once the buttons are glued cut the cloth so that you do not see the border.The project is almost finished, it will be enough to sew the chain and the necklace is finished! Una volta che i bottoni saranno incollati ritagliate il panno in modo che non si veda. You may also like: Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Book Tree Tutorial I hit the books this week - making a few projects that have been on my "to do" list, made out of books! The first project was a book tree. I was a little discouraged to start this project as I knew it involved paper folding. I have not been able to paper fold much of anything successfully. Paper airplanes - no success with that one yet; Origami - I need a lot of assistance; Tea folding - ha, ha, ha, I won't comment on that one. First of all, I read a tutorial on how to make a book tree. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Once you have finished the thirty pages - you have one tree half. I have pinned a book tree that was displayed on pretty candle holders. Thanks for stopping by! Tea with a twist « Kate's Creative Space Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun, and these are certainly simple. When we have people to dinner, the evening inevitably draws to a close with coffee – for the hardened souls who can sleep despite any amount of caffeine – and herbal teas, for those of a healthier disposition. I have a range of lovely different fruit and herbal teas, but all are pretty uninspiring to look at, especially when served bag-in… so here’s a way of pimping your teabags to raise a smile! I raided my stash of beads and charms, and simply replaced the original paper tags with something a little more interesting. Ideas below… Lovebird tea? These neon rubber beads are a good accompaniment to zingy fruit teas… How about making a set of these to tie onto Christmas tea as a gift – I’ll be enlisting Harry to help with punching these and choosing the colours as a simple homemade gift for relatives later in the year. Like this: Like Loading...

Lavender marshmallows It seemed like a good idea – something delicate, almost ethereal. But it did not turn out as I expected... Have you tried lavender marshmallows? I remember seeing a photo on a magazine, months ago, but there was no recipe – it was an ad from a bakery or something. I decided to use a vanilla marshmallow recipe from DH mag #36 adding the dried lavender instead of vanilla extract. The marshmallow was actually quite good – delicious and fluffy. Lavender marshmallows adapted from Donna Hay magazine 4 tablespoons powdered gelatin 1 cup (240ml) warm water 660g caster sugar 1 1/3 cups glucose syrup 2/3 cup water, extra 3 tablespoons dried edible lavender* 200g confectioners’ sugar, sifted 35g (about 3 tablespoons) corn starch Place the gelatin and warm water in the bowl of an electric mixer, stir well to combine and set aside. Makes 25 - I halved the recipe above, used a 20cm (8in) square pan and got 36 smaller marshmallows

Anthro Plucked Petals Necklace This colorful necklace caught my eye. The little petals reminded me of paint chips; and guess what? I had a bunch of unused ones laying around. Instant DIY.This is a great tutorial that uses a recycled product, the paint chips; don't throw everything away! You can make this in any color combination you want. You can also use gold or silver wire, to customize the look! A definite statement necklace! Make multiples in different colors to go with every outfit! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut your petals. Trace your template on your paint chip underside, and then cut. Step 3: Take your wire, cut about 4". Let dry, then use jumprings to attach petals to wire holder. Add your chain to the ends of your wire pendant, attaching with more jumprings. Finished! A wide array of cool colors! All photos and instructions copyright Allison Cooling for Quiet Lion Creations. If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.