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We love pumps (So sexy!). We love sparkly things (Ooh shiny!). So it shouldn’t be a surprise that we would love sparkly pumps! Glitter pumps are all the rage right now in the fashion world and we couldn’t be happier. We’ve been drooling over these gold glitter Christian Louboutin pumps for a while now… But unfortunately they aren’t in our budget- Nor will they ever be in our budget for that matter! Now, we could find a more budget friendly version to purchase… OR we could just learn how to make them ourselves. You’ll Need: - Extra Fine Glitter - Mod-Podge (I used Gloss-Lustre) - Pair of Shoes – Sand Paper (or a nail file) - Bowl - Paintbrush (I didn’t use the paintbrush above, it was too big) - And something to cover your work surface (I used tinfoil) You should probably sand the shoes just to make sure that the glitter and glue can adhere to the shoes as best as it can. Next I sorted through the glitter I bought to decide which colors I wanted to use. And VOILA!

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And my favorite part, is that I didn’t have to buy a thing. And turns out, it’s pretty useful. Would you like to make your own Cell Phone Holder? First of all, take a look around your house? But here’s how I added the fabric:

Fashion DIY: Furry Boots on Cambio It's winter here at Fashion DIY, so we are showing you how to make the hottest winter trend - furry boots! From Juicy Couture to Fendi, this must-have look is all over the runways and the best part of this trend is you can get two stylish looks out of one pair of shoes. You won't need much, just: a pair of ankle booties, a half a yard of faux fur, a hot glue gun, scissors, and a ruler. First, put the booties to the side to make sure they don't get in the way. Then, take the fur and cut two equal pieces - one for each shoe (make sure to measure around your ankle so that it fits). Next, take your two socks, and cut off the toe end of them. Take one piece of fur and one sock, and hot glue down one end of the fur onto the sock. Once the hot glue has dried, cut off the remainder of most of the sock below the fur (if there is enough to trim off). Now slip your foot into the sock and pull it up to your ankles. Voila!

Label Cords At Both Ends for Maximum Organization If writing about technology has taught me anything, it's that products and processes can always be improved. No matter how smart an idea seems, there's a good chance it'll get blown out of the water by something new later down the line. And it doesn't just apply to the high-tech world. Your little efficient household habits can always stand an improvement. Like this: You might find your cable jungle gets easier to navigate if you label each cord not once, but twice. Ever needed to remove a device from your entertainment center? While you might know which plug in the power strip belongs to the BluRay player you're loaning to a friend (you know, because you were smart and labeled it "BluRay"), it's still almost impossible to guess which one of the HDMI cords plugged into your TV belongs to that same BluRay player. Unless, of course, you were smart and labeled both ends! An article in our hometown newspaper about getting your home office wired for success led us to this gem of a tip: via AJC

Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. You can do any color combination you like. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: abigail’s cork trivet and coaster set ac and i are still unpacking and adjusting to being back in brooklyn so i wanted to kick off today with a slew of diy posts- some from the contest and some from our craft editors and one from well-known store owners. today we’re starting with abigail neal and her beautiful reclaimed wine cork trivets and coasters. abigail was one of our diy contest finalists and her cork trivet set was a big hit with several of my friends, many of whom have tried to replicate this on their own already. but thankfully today abigail is sharing her (simple!) instructions for finishing this great diy project. simple, sweet and eco-friendly, this is a great project to tackle if you’ve got leftover corks around the house and want to create something custom by recycling materials. click here for the full post or just click “read more” below. thanks abigail! Reclaimed Cork Trivet and Coaster Set This project is quite simple, all you need to do is: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: valentine lightbulb i know a lot of people find valentine’s day to be a commercialized, over-hyped, pressure-cooker of a holiday (um, take it easy with the chocolate aisles, drug stores). in my mind though, valentine’s day is great because such little things can make huge statements on this romantic day. pretty much any act of kindness carries with it a bigger message of love: a note on the counter, an extra long hug, a favorite food in the fridge, etc. so with the “little gifts” concept in mind, i bring you this valentine’s day light bulb. a subtle love note tucked inside a pretty glass bulb, this can hopefully be displayed year round, and have longer lasting power than a dozen roses (not that i’m knocking roses). the other awesome part of this project is that once you’ve hollowed out a light bulb, the possibilities are endless for future projects: mini terrarium? check. handmade snow globe? check.. go crazy! CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! materials: cost: time: 1 hour instructions:

Hooked on Storage: Toilet Flange Hook - Today's Nest I am very lucky to have attended the International Food Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon last weekend. It was 3 days completely packed with information, fun, and, as you might have guessed… food. The city of Portland was welcoming and friendly. One such manufacturer is Bob’s Red Mill. Several weeks before attending I received an email inviting me for a tour of the facility along with several other conference attendees.

{every}nothing wonderful: Creative Re-Use: Cork & Sponge We've all done it: thrown away an old dish sponge. What else do you do with it? First of all, you can clean sponges: make sure the sponge is a bit wet and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds, run with your dishwasher, or wash with your kitchen rags in the washing machine. Barring that sort of reuse there are a few other reuses. Got a perfectly good sponge but need some scrubbing action? If you have a particularly thirsty plant you can use worn out sponges and scraps in the bottom of a pot to retain moisture for your needy little flora. Worn out sponges also work well for kids craft projects (as stamps, for clean-up, or for paint texture), painting tools (especially for touch-ups and clean-up), for buffing and polishing shoes or silver, and finally, for cleaning other areas of the house. Even more cost saving but very useful? Super fast, super easy bottle brushes: 1) Using kitchen scissors and cut your sponge into strips: Note: I've tried this both with wet and dry sponges.

Craft Coardboard Stars from a Toilet Paper Roll These gorgeous cardboard stars are fairly simple to make and have a definite "wow" factor! I'm using mine to make a mobile in the kids room, but they would make a beautiful addition to any Christmas Tree and I'm sure you crafty ladies out there can imagine other fantastic uses for them! This is definitely a craft for mom (although kids can help sprinkle the glitter). Want to make some? Things You will need: - empty toilet paper rolls (each roll makes about one star) -scissors - glue, the school liquid variety - clothes pins -spray paint (Cheap kind from Walmart in White) -ULTRA FINE glitter (I used green/white) Directions: 1. You should be able to get or 6 rings (the almost look like leaves or petals from a flower) 2. 3. 4. I made several stars and let them dry completely,before I went on to the next step... .5. 6. 7.

DIY Door Frame Decor and Tutorial « Love People. Like Things. I’m going to start this post off with a few facts. 1. My favorite spot in my kitchen is my ‘coffee cart’. 2. 3. I promise these facts are related. I saw a post here that got me thinking about how I could repurpose my cardboard trash. It’s real easy. Then use your paisley hammer and place some strategic nails and hang your masterpiece. Like this: Like Loading... How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

Recycled Bread Tag Monsters ~ Crafts by Amanda Eeeee! I’ve been saving bread tags (those little plastic clips that keep your bread bag closed) for months just waiting for Halloween to get close. I’ve had this craft idea for these little monsters in my head for a while and finally got the chance to make them today. You could probably make them in much simpler fashion, but I love adding little details, embellishing, etc. UPDATED 12/21/10 – Just a quick update to add in here that I have posted a how-to for recycled bread tag snowmen if you are interested in seeing those. Now on with the monster tutorial! First I painted them with acrylic paint. While the paint was drying, I sketched out some monster faces. Then I started embellishing. and for the marks on this monster’s sides. I dipped the handle end of a paintbrush into the paint to make the eyes and any polka dots. On this one I used a Sharpie marker to draw on toes, then used a toothpick to fill in the toes with paint. I’ve heard these make decent rubber band holders.. hmmm. You like?

Check Out My Moves! **Update: Come see new and updated photos of this project HERE! :) Does anyone else feel like their spice cupboard and/or baking cupboard is full to the max? Or overflowing, even? I used to dream of a spice rack that would allow me to have all my spices organized and at my fingertips. And then I got one. I have been saving and washing Emily's baby food jars ever since we got back from Florida in order to do this: (see that dusty spice rack????) In order to eliminate all of these from my spice cupboard: I still have some spices left in my cupboard, but I ran out of magnets, so I was only able to make 10 jars. These took a bit of time, but very little skill. Obviously. I just collected baby food jars, rinsed them out, and pulled off as much of the label that I could. I had some nice powerful magnets. To eliminate any need to coordinate colors on my part, I used the DCWV Latte Mat Stack, with its coordinating solid mat stack to decorate the jars. I Mod Podged 1" strips of paper around the jar.