.nobodyandco wednes-diy UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration! a fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! i can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? you can buy a sun jar here, but you can make your own for much cheaper! what you need: a mason jar with a clear glass lid like this one from ikea, a solar garden light like the ones pictured above, which i found here, adhesive and glass frosting spray. start by spraying the inside of the jar with the frosting spray – this will help diffuse the light and give it a warm glow. don’t spray the lid though! glue the solar cell, or the parts you’ve harvested from the garden lamp, to the underside of the jar’s lid, and you’re done! last image. Trending on FP.com:
Bottle (w)rap I drink a lot of wine. And end up with a lot of empty wine bottles that are oh so pretty, it breaks my heart to have to junk them with the raddi- walla. I've been trying to find all sorts of utility excuses to hang on to them - wate bottles, plant holders and what have you. Used: Coloured raffia from Le Papier Empty clearglass wine bottles (Sula Zinfandel -which is incidentally my personal favourite) Heavy duty glue (I have this stick of industrial glue that solidifies when it cools but I guess Fevicol would do as well) Starting at the bottom (cos the top's a bit tricky) starting winding the raffia tightly around the bottle, pausing to add a bit of adhesive every now and then. Edited to add: A couple of months later some more string arrived. And about half a dozen wine bottles later, here's what happened:
Chevron Painting UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. To do this project, you'll need: A canvas, in any size you choose Painter's tape Acrylic paints in your preferred colors, plus one bottle of white paint A paintbrush (or two, if you'd rather alternate brushes than wash one between colors) Scissors A disposable plate, wax paper, or scrap cardboard to use as a palette Paper towels or a drop cloth to cover your work area Assemble your paints and squeeze a quarter-size amount of each color onto your palette. Et voilà!
25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
Newspaper Nails A few weeks ago I shared in this post that I learned how to do this amazing thing called "newspaper nails." Since I love words, and reading, and books, it has inevitably become my favorite manicure. Want to learn the how-to? First, gather your supplies. You will need white nail polish, newspaper, rubbing alcohol, and clear shiny polish for the top coat. Step one: Grab some newspaper and cut it into pieces big enough to cover your nails. Step two: Paint your nails white. Step three: Dip a piece of newspaper into the rubbing alcohol and saturate them well. Step four: Press the bit of newspaper on your fingernail hard for about three seconds and peel it off. Step five: Top coat time! Now admire your creation; and try not to chip your nails the first day like I all-too-often do.
Health Jobs for Doctors and Locums in New Zealand – Triple0 NZ Doctors are in high demand for health jobs, doctor jobs and locum jobs in New Zealand. Whether you want to relax in the warm clear water and white sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands, experience the unique Maori culture, go hiking in the spectacular Fiordland World Heritage Park, zoom down the uncrowded ski slopes throughout the country, or throw yourself off a 100m high bridge in Queenstown - New Zealand has it all. New Zealanders are famous for their work hard, play hard ethics. Staffing levels at a lot of the smaller New Zealand hospitals mean you will get to experience a lot more variety in your work than you would in the larger metropolitan hospitals. General practice work is varied from the larger city practices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with minimal on call requirements (due to after hour clinics providing cover on behalf of practices), through to coastal towns (with maximum lifestyle opportunities), through to rural practices which focus on their close communities.
Wall Hung Framed Vases I don’t know about you but I am loving everything that is blooming right now! One of my favorite things to decorate with is fresh flowers. I think it brightens up a room so much! A couple weeks ago at Michael’s I found some tiny little glass vases for .99. Until now! It seemed perfect for my little vase display and I love it! Isn’t it bright and cheery? And not only were there 2 big bunches – but they were still in the paper, because Mr. So let’s get started. You’ll need frames, vases (one or two per frame), and twine. If you have frames that you are happy with – you can skip this step. I have a stash of ucky old oak frames – some of them were happy to donate themselves for a makeover. :) Start by painting your frames in the colors you’d like. Make sure your frames are covered well – and that you paint the inside section where the glass goes as well. Once your frames are dry, brush on a contrasting color - I used dark gray. Make a knot in the twine right at the neck. What do you think??
30 Best Room Pictures of the Week - June 02st to June 08th, 2012 1. I really love this pool 2. Kohler Waterfall Shower 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 1900 Inn on Montford in Asheville, North Carolina 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Let’s get started! Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started. Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb. We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Using the flathead screwdriver as a sort of lever, snap the interior tube from the side. Pull out any remaining wires with the pliers.
25 (more) clever ideas to make life easier . We heard you loud and clear. When we published our first list of clever ideas to make life easier last year, we received an overwhelming response. So without further ado, here’s another 25 ingenious household tips and organisational tricks that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Source: chezerbey.com Got an empty kitchen shelf? Source: maillardvillemanor.com Wall mount cutlery trays and add a cup hook in each compartment for brilliant jewelery storage. Source: apartmenttherapy.com Avoid messy dresser drawers by “filing” your clothing side-by-side instead of stacking items on top of each other. Photo: William Warby on flickr.com Has putting Toy Story on constant repeat finally taken its toll? Source: realsimple.com Packing tip: Protect breakables such as wine bottles or food containers with children’s inflatable floaties. Source: whatiwore.tumblr.com Rather than bundling them in your drawer, loop tights over a coathanger and store them in your wardrobe. Source: bakedbree.com
Log Tea Light Pillar Candles How much wood could a handy girl chuck if a handy girl could find wood? Ha, luckily I found a fallen tree in the woods behind our house. I brought a handsaw with me and cut it into into a manageable size that I could drag back to the house. I’m really excited about this gift idea! These log pillar candles are the perfect accessory for anyone’s table or mantle this holiday season (and beyond the holidays.) Materials: 3″ or wider diameter logs cut into 5″, 7″ and a 10″ lengthDrill (with extra charged battery)Sander and sandpaperClamps or clamping work table1″ spade drill bit1.5″ spade drill bitSafety GlassesTea Lights Optional: Craft paints: Burnt Umber, Lt. Instructions: In order to keep this gift to 15 minutes or less, cut your wood ahead of time. Sand the ends of your logs. Clamp the first log in the table. The tea light should sit just slightly above the log top to minimize the potential for the log to catch fire. Repeat for the other two logs. Optional: Painting Moss & Lichen