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DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier

DIY Paint Swatch Chandelier
A paint-swatch chandelier? I think so :) {Step 1} You’ll need a whole bunch of paint swatches in your desired colours (seriously, emphasis on the whole bunch part). I picked a variety of blush, pink and red hues so I could get a fancy ombre look to my chandelier but I can only imagine how many different looks you could go for with your own chandelier. Using a scalloped paper punch you’ll need to punch about 40 -60 swatches into little medallions. Keep the medallions divided by colours in little saucers or cups like below. {Step 2} I bought my lamp shade (my chandelier base) from Lowes for about 5 bucks. {Step 3} Lay out your paint medallions, coloured side down, in the desired order. {Step 4} Flip your lamp shade upside down and fasten it somewhere where it can hang freely (I tied mine to the latch that opens and closes our air vent in our ceiling). Thanks to Jenna for the photos, as always.

Upcycled Doily Lamp « I’ve been collecting vintage crochet doilies for several months, with plans to make this pendant lamp. Finally, now that the holidays are over and things have slowed down a bit, I took the time to make my first prototype. There are a few things I need to work out, but overall I am very pleased with how it turned out. The shadows that it creates on the ceiling and walls are just gorgeous. If all goes well, I’ll add it to my home line. Please email me if you’d like to be notified when it is available. P.S. P.P.S. Like this: Like Loading...

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic... This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh.

Hanging Birthday Calendar I'm terrible at remembering my family's birthdays. This bugs my wife to no end because we're always scrambling last minute to find gifts (Thank you Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping). I have a little date book with the birthdays in it but I never think to check it. The solution is a calendar of sorts. There is a board with 12 hooks underneath, one for each month.

How to Make a Paper Snowflake Happy Black Friday, everyone! To follow up with Monday’s snowflake mood board, here are the templates and instructions on how to create these simple, yet beautiful, three-dimensional paper snowflakes PRINTING TEMPLATES: Open PDF of small, medium or large snowflake. Print the large template onto 6 pieces of white paper, the medium on 2 and the small on 1 page. This template will give you the guides to cut and fold. CUT & FOLD: Trim off extra paper then on the medium and small cut out the square pieces. FORMING THREE DIMENSIONAL SNOWFLAKE: Open and flatten each triangle back into a square. HANGING & DECORATING: Using a small punch, create a hole in top point so that you can run a string or fishing line through for hanging. Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.

Folded Rose Tutorial Polly Wiggins, a quilling friend in Kansas, encrusted this paper mache heart with beautiful folded roses and fringed flowers. I'm drawn to the subtle, old fashioned shades she chose, perhaps because they remind me of a silky-soft comforter my great grandmother made years and years ago. If you've been steering clear of folded roses because they seem too complicated, fear not. Just a few supplies and repetitious steps, and you'll soon realize they're really quite simple. Supplies: Quilling paper - any width will work, but 3/8 inch or 1/4 inch are used most commonly. Directions: 1. 3. 4. 5. The next three pictures show the fold/roll motion in progress... the first picture is immediately after the first fold, while rolling. Farther along - left hand is lowering the strip; right hand is still rolling the tool. A little farther... Now it's time to fold and roll again. Tip: Make a new fold just as soon as you've finished rolling the previous one. Second fold/roll has been completed. 6. 7.

MY DIY | Neon Rope Hanging Planter I was wandering around the hardware store (one of my favorite pastimes) and spotted some hanging plant holders. After studying it for a minute, I realized it was totally DIY-able! With some rope and a few knots you totally can create a one in 15 min flat. I partnered up with Bing on this project, using the search engine (available on iOS) to find some inspiration and research the knotting process. What you need:RopeTie DyePots PlantsHooks Spraypaint (pink & yellow) What to do:-First cut 8 pieces of rope (length depends on how low you want the plant to hang and size of your pot) -Knot all for pieces at the bottom. This post was created in partnership with Bing.

Wedding Mason Jar Lanterns I spent today with my Mom, sister Brooke, and Marcie, my sister-in-law and and Jen, sister-in-law-to-be. Can I just say I love those women. We were busy with plans and decorations for the upcoming wedding of Josh (my brother) and Jen. I am so excited about the creative “Make it Do” ideas we have for the wedding… it’s going to be beautiful. The reception will be outdoors on a patio of a local restaurant. So the project of the day was to make Mason Jar Lanterns. We found a wonderful tutorial for the lanterns on one of my favorite websites One Pretty Thing. Here is the link to the tutorial. Mason jar2 1/2 – 3 1/2 feet of wirewire cutterspencilplierssand or potting soilvoltive candle Here’s how we made the jars: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. One down and 39 more to go. These are going to look great lit up and lovely all around the wedding reception.

How to Make a Paper Rose | Ellinée journal | DIY Blog Paper roses are one of my favorite paper crafts. I use them on gifts, wear them in my hair and make them to compliment a Papier Couture dress I create for the runway. Since my typical paper rose is made on the fly, this last week I noodled over how to make a template for you that is simple to recreate and beautiful. I think this is it! I love this rose and am quite giddy about sharing paper rose inspirations for weddings, gifts and decor in the coming weeks. {for a printable PDF version of these instructions, click here}

DIY Pantone chip magnets I try to keep loose Pantone chips in an envelope for future projects, but these nice colors escaped and attached themselves to my file cabinet. If you happen to own a Pantone chip book or can beg a few chips from someone you know, here's how to whip up some little candy-like magnets. Cut small pieces of bookboard or other thick cardboard with an X-acto knife. (Bookboard is likely available at your local art store or PaperSource.) Attach the chip to the cardboard. Then cover the face of the chip with paper glaze. Finally, attach a magnet to the back. DIY Valentine's Day Decorations Ok, I admit it. I don't want to take down my Christmas decorations. I know the holiday is over, I know it's time to move on. But I love the warm feel that the strings of lights give our house. And let's face it, digging the storage boxes out of the garage and strategically packaging up each individual ornament is not going to be fun. I'm trying to motivate myself by focusing on the next holiday. What do you guys think?

DIY Mothers Day Gift: Fabric Toiletries Bag Mother's Day is in a month (May 8th) so it's time to start thinking about something special to give to your mother or special moms in your life. This tutorial is for a large toiletries bag to travel with, who doesn't need an extra large bag to hold their makeup, lotions, shampoos and other essentials? If you're unfamiliar with zippers, try this pencil case tutorial first to get the hang of it. Also, I have a cotton lining, but you can also choose an oilcloth lining for accidental spills if you'd like. Two pieces of an outer layer fabric 16 x 12 Two pieces of an inter lining fabric 16 x 12 Sewing Machine with matching thread 16'' zipper Scissors Pins Iron and ironing board Lay one piece of your top fabric down, face up. Baste along this top edge through all three. After sewing the one side of the zipper, move those fabrics sewed to one side, with the outer layer right side up. Now pin along the bottom edge, opposite the zipper and sew all four fabrics together.

DIY Planter and Candle Holder Как сделать цветочные горшки своими руками? Небольшой фотопост о том, как можно просто оригинально декорировать цветочные горшки своими руками. Так же такой декор можно использовать и в качестве подсвечников. Кстати, отличный подарок ко Дню Святого Валентина. Итак, для того, чтобы сделать цветочные горшки своими руками из прищепок, нам понадобится: 1. 2. 3. Ниже представлен подробный фотоотчет. Оформление цветочных горшков своими руками Дизайн цветочных горшков своими руками Как видите, оформить небольшие цветочные горшки своими руками очень просто. Надеемся, что такие маленькие чудеса декора украсят ваш дом или станут небольшим, но оригинальным подарком для ваших близких! Также вам может быть интересно прочитать нашу статью на тему «Декор свечей своими руками» Source Также интересно почитать: Заметки по теме: Оригинально: цветы в чашках Оригинально: цветы в чашках Оригинальное и необычное украшение для сервировки стола - цветы в чашках. Фальш камин своими руками Студия дизайна "MZ" Здравствуйте все!

Wednes-DIY Home Décor: The Light Bulb Vase This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Don’t throw away those old light bulbs just yet! I have a fun, easy DIY for you that will brighten up your home decor or workspace :) This DIY is very simple, but it requires working with glass so you definitely need to be careful! What you need: A light bulb (any shape or size will work!) Step One: First you need to remove the little silver layer on the bottom of the light bulb. Step Two: Now you have to remove the black cap from the bottom of the light bulb. Step Three: Once the black glass was removed it was really easy to get the little glass tube and wiring on the inside of the bulb out – I simply tapped it with the pliers and it broke right off. And now you have your empty lightbulb! Step Four: Add flowers and water, and hang with the gardening wire! Now I want to make more! Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

pappersuggla – Craft of the Day, paper owl Apropå gårdagens ugglor, så har jag inte ledsnat än… Ta en titt på dessa söta ugglor. Mönstren kommer från 3eyedbear och de är gratis att ladda ner och använda för privat bruk. Det finns 14 (!) olika färgvarianter.