mad in crafts: DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns - StumbleUpon The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern. We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. I had pinned a product called Globe Ice Lantern Kits a few months back recognizing that I could DIY them at home. Originally priced at nearly $30 for a kit that makes 6 lanterns, I think they are very reasonable for a small batch. To make DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns, you will need: a package of 3 punch balloons from the dollar store a package of 3 LED tea lights from the dollar store bowls small cylinder (shot glass, pop bottle, etc.) water freezer or below-freezing outdoor temps You are getting a glimpse of my less-than-sparkling kitchen sink in this post. First, stretch the opening of one punch balloon over your faucet. I brought in my first lantern after 12 hours.
3 Four and Under: Silhouette Tutorial Nope, it's not what you're thinking. I'm not talking about the machine, I'm talking about making silhouettes of my beautiful children I've been wanting to make them for months, and I have been looking for inexpensive oval picture frames for months. I wasn't able to find any in my price range. And then, I saw this great idea over at Agape Love Designs, using silver trays from the Dollar Tree, and used her tutorial as my inspiration! This is how I made mine Step One: I took a picture of each of my children Step Two: I uploaded the pictures onto my computer and opened them in Adobe Photoshop And then I carefully deleted the background of the picture Step Three: I used the Paint Bucket Tool and colored in my daughter's silhouette in black Step Four: Then printed the pictures out and cut out each silhouette Step Five: I took the silver Dollar Tree trays and spray painted them white Step Seven: Then using Mod Podge I decoupaged the silhouettes onto each tray Then hung them on the wall in my bathroom
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! 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…
Lace lamp – DIY | DosFamily We are at our little cottage in Dalarna and we are fixing it up. So we are able to use it even in the winter. (Dalarna is in th middle/north of Sweden. First we used a huge baloon that I bought at a party store. Then you collect all the old Dollys (?) Paint them with lots of wallpaper glue so they are soaked. Hang the ballon on a string and put the soaked lace on the baloon. Then wait for a while. Pop the baloon when the glue is dry. Update 1:Some of you asked how to get the bulb into the shade. You mos def want to use a LED lamp or a energy saving bulb because it’s cold and it will not affect the glue either. I bought a nice looking iron wire in pink but when I opened the box it was red. Update 2: Problems making the lamp?! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.Good luck! xxx Isabelle If You want to link to this post please share with love.
Beaded Bracelet I’m super excited to share this project with you, as it has been over two weeks in the making. I fussed around with many a mini-crochet needle and embroidery thread, and my house is now littered with bitty seed beads, to arrive at what I think is my favorite and most unique tutorial yet! Woo hoo! Materials: Embroidery thread (I used 6 stranded thread) Crochet hook size 1 (2.75mm) Seed beads Jewelry clasps Needle Scissors Directions: Note: This pattern is for a bracelet that measures 6.5″ at completion. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Or you can always go the neon route, which is clearly a Blog a la Cart fav. Admittedly, Sunny demands to wear the blue and “geen” one frequently. Photos: Ashley Weeks Cart
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. If you’ve always wondered if you could make resin jewelry in the comfort of your home, the answer is yes. You just need a few simple tools, all available on our favorite online craft store, Amazon ;) While you get your “fillers” together, place the resin and hardener bottles in a bowl of hot water. This helps the resin mix nicely, and helps avoid air bubbles. We’ve got repurposed jewelry, flowers and twigs found outside, sprinkles (yes, sprinkles!) Use your resin mold to organize your fillers. Now it’s time to mix the resin! Or sacrifice a cheap plastic measuring cup, and pour the resin mix into a condiment bottle for easy pouring.
Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk | oh my! handmade goodness - StumbleUpon by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway. You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! What you will need: • Toilet paper or paper towel tubes • Scissors • Duct tape • Wax paper • Small bucket or disposable container to make the recipe • ¾ cup of warm water • 1 ½ cups Plaster of Paris • 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint • Paper bag or a “mess mat” ** we made six tubes of chalk – we simply doubled the above recipe Step 1: If you are using paper towel tubes, cut each tube in half, so it is roughly the length of a toilet paper roll tube. Step 2: Cover one end of each tube with duct table to hold the contents within. Step 3: Cut as many pieces of wax paper as you have tubes. Step 4: Pour the warm water into your bucket.
Silhouette Jewelry How-to...(Mom, You're Not Allowed to Read This) Mom, I'm serious. If you're reading this, jump on over to Amy's blog or something. Or at least start practicing your surprised look when you open up your gift on Mother's Day. I'm so excited about this project I just did that I decided to post about it right away for those of you who may still be stumped as to what to get your mom for her big day. Do you love it? The great news about this project is that it's relatively quick and also pretty easy. So, here's what to do: Head to Hobby Lobby or any place that sells these bezel pendants and a necklace chains. You'll also need a small amount of scrapbook or other pretty paper and some Gloss Mod Podge. Next, cut your pretty papers to fit your pendants and paint on a thin layer of the Mod Podge on the back of the paper to secure it inside the pendant. Then, take pictures of your kids. Once you choose the picture you want to use, print the picture out on plain paper in black and white at the percentage you need to fit your pendant.
DIY Kawaii Studio Ghibli Crafts & Noms | Kawaii Japan Lover Me Hi Kawaii JapanLovers! Are you feeling a bit crafty & creative these days? If you are, check out our Studio Ghibli kawaii craft discoveries below! Let us know which is your favorite from the tutorial list! Totoro Bento (with no food coloring!) DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial by Cheek and Stitch Totoro Bento (Bread Version) tutorial by Bento Monsters Totoro Charm Tutorial by SabyLoves Totoro Donut Tutorial by SabyLoves Apple and Maple Cupcakes w/ Maple Frosting & Totoro Tutorial by A Cat in the Kitchen Makkuro Kurosuke Pasta by Kawaii Kakkoii Sugoi Easy DIY Character Tutorial by Kaila Enjoy! The Magic With Corks If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps Thread Spool Corks Wreath Magnetic Cork Planters Cork Ball Key Chains Coasters Cork Letter Placecard Holders Trivet Bathmat Plant Marker Cheese Knives Cork Candles Cork Candle Votives Simple Cork Necklace Embroidered Cork Necklace Wine Corkboard Champagne Cork Knobs Wine Charms Lampshade Fridge Magnets Animal Sculptures Cork Pen Journaling corks arts, corks usage, diy corks
Anchor and Braid Bracelet Some charms are perfect at being both a decorative touch and an unusual closure. I found these anchor charms at a local bead store and thought they would be perfect in conjunction with pretty braids. In this post, I will show you how to end your threads to make bracelets like these. Charms work as a closure so long as they have a good way to hold securely. In my case, the bottom hook of the anchor can securely hold a loop. I purchased 2 anchors which were different sizes. Supplies: Embroidery Floss Charm for Closure Jump Rings Tools: Pliers Needle (tapestry is ideal due to the rounded point but a regular need with a large eye would work also) Braiding Disk (click info on how to make a braiding disk) Scissors Ruler I will show you photos from both bracelets in the photos above. Small Anchor Charm 2 Color / 8 Strand Braid Bracelet: As we learned in the spiral braid tutorial each strand of embroidery floss is cut to twice the required length and folded in half to begin the braid.
Cute · Kawaii | Blog everything kawaii cute - All about Hello Kitty to Rilakkuma and every kawaii cuteness. Rilakkuma Closet allows you to be a fashion stylist for your favorite Rilakkuma plushie. The Rilakkuma Closet includes Forest Squirrel costume, Honey Bee costume, Strawberry costume, Onsen costume and some accessories. He’ll be more fashionable than us! Rilakkuloset Rilakkuma Closet Rilakkuma in Strawberry costume Rilakkuma in Honey Bee costume Rilakkuma in Forest Squirrel costume Rilakkuma in Onsen costume Rilakkuma with backpack Rilakkuma with cap