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Glass Tile Pendants

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! First gather your supplies - you'll need: --a glass tile, --a bail (that's the hook that goes on the back), --paper or fabric design, --diamond glaze and a small paintbrush, --superglue, --and a chain to hang it on. Some ideas for your glass tile pendants: --Use fabric and paper - here's a post with great idea tips. I bought all my supplies from CandyTiles and was really impressed. ** update - 10% off at CandyTiles if you enter "sugarbeez10" in the coupon code area ** First take your tile, and trace it onto your paper. Next squirt your diamond glaze on the back of the tile - about pea size. Then while the diamond glaze is still wet set your paper face-down onto it. Let dry for 5-10 mintues or longer. We had a great time making these - and so will you! Go make some!!

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

Cauliflower Cream ♥ Today's cauliflower recipe: An easy but almost-decadent ultra-smooth blend of low-carb cauliflower, sautéed onion and sour cream, a great substitute for those who don't eat high-carb potatoes but so good, you'll find yourself choosing it for its own sake. ~recipe & photo updated 2014~ ~more recently updated recipes~ (2007) Cauliflower Cream is my favorite among this year's new Thanksgiving vegetable recipes, one to clip for everyday, not just holidays. Cauliflower Cream is simply delicious – for everyone at the table but especially for those who avoid potatoes. It is so smooth and so creamy, and tastes so much like mashed potatoes that at first, my taste testers only asked, "Wow, who made the potatoes?" Of all the vegetable recipes I made for 2007's Thanksgiving series, this is the one I can most imagine making again and again, for everyday. You will want to choose how smooth Cauliflower Cream should be, depending on your mood or your meal. Ultra smooth. Rustic. COMPLIMENTS!

Felt Initial Notebook Tutorial {Gift Ideas} Hi, my name is Kim and I’m addicted to felt! Yes, I’ll add a little felt to just about anything, and today I’m sharing how I made these sweet little felt initial notebooks. Use pretty Spring colors to create an Easter gift that perfect for any age! This is a fun project to do with a group of children or adults with just a few supplies. Here’s how it’s done… You’ll need: NotebooksWool FeltEmbroidery FlossStick PinsSharp ScissorsGlue StickNeedlePrinted Initial 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Start at the front edge of the notebook and line up your cover. 6. Simple and Sweet! Please email me if you have any questions and I hope you’ll check out my selection of beautiful wool felt at for your next project! ~Kim Need more Easter gift ideas???

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

Mouth watering Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe April 3, 2012 I don’t know about you, but Apple Crisp Cheesecake is one of my favorite mouth watering desserts. Apple Crisp and Cheesecake just seems like a natural combination and a dessert that will certainly keep your taste buds drooling! Other Great Cheesecake Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Feast! Be advised, this recipe calls for the use of a 6in springform pan. Before you shop for ingredients, PRINT YOUR FREE COUPONS! Ingredients: Instructions: In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, oats and brown sugar; stir in butter.

DIY Paper Jewellery When I got out my jewellery making equipment last week to create my Gucci watch knock-off, I was not only reminded of just how much supplies I have, but also, how much I used to enjoy making jewellery. So, I decided to make something super easy and fun that I can wear as an accessory this week. I had bought some Mod Podge Dimensional glue ages ago and have been dying to experiment with it. Supplies: Steps: 1) Trace or directly cut out a circle (any size) out of heavy weight scrapbooking paper. 3) Now apply your Dimensionals Mod Podge, going right to the edge, and being careful not to cover up the hole at the top. 5) Add a jump ring and connect to a chain for a necklace or create some cute earrings. Oooh la la???? Although I'm not super duper thrilled with the results it was still a fun experiement and I can think of other ways to improve the project. There are loads of possibilities though, just think of all of the different shapes you could try if you have a template or a Cricut machine!

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.

Crash Hot Potatoes Man, do I love Australia. First, my oldest daughter was conceived there on our honeymoon…and while we’re on the subject, have I ever shared with you that we almost named her “Sydney” as a nod to her point of origin? In the end, I chickened out, though—I thought that might be a little corny, and truth be told, I think she was actually conceived in Brisbane. But I’ll stop there. Anyway, I just love Australia. They’re so simple, it’s terrifying. For now, though, let’s take a chill pill and make Crash Hot Potatoes! The Cast of Characters: New Potatoes (or other small, round potato), Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and whatever herb you like. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender. Oh! Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan. This will mean the difference between the potatoes sticking and not sticking, so don’t be shy here. …Giving them plenty of room to spread out. Or something.

Adjustable Ribbon Bracelet Hello Friends! I am feeling fashionista this morning! Weeks ago I got to share my Adjustable Ribbon Bracelet over at Tatertots and Jello and today it is time to bring it home and share it with you! I love when I make a project with endless possibilities and I think this adjustable ribbon bracelet is just that. Think about the embellishments… from felt flowers, to buttons or missing earrings… Love it! There is a good chance that you have some of these items on hand. You need ribbon, embellishments and jewelry wire. I ended up using the thicker lighter type… the one on the right side of the picture. Believe it or not this wire is more bendable that the other one and easier to work with. You can find these items at your local Craft Stores or even Wal-Mart. First you want to fold about 3/4 of a yard in half. Don’t cut it. After you have the ribbon folded get your pins and hold the folded halves together pinning right in the middle of the ribbon. Get your wire and bend the end of it so it is not sharp.