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Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar

Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar

The Cheese Thief I needed bakers twine for the Valentine's Day Card I made, but did not have any on hand. I decided to try to make some baker's twine with some butchers twine I had at home. I want to note that if you need a lot of baker's twine then it probably makes more sense for you to buy it. Use a drill to separate the butchers twine into two strands. phone covers DIY ! I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. First thing I did was trace the scrapbook paper around the iPhone cover to get the basic shape. I cut out the main section just using a pair of scissors. For the camera hole I used a pencil to sketch in the hole that I had to cut out using an exacto knife…. and that’s about it! I’m really digging these fabric scrapbook pages! Oh, and that iPhone cover below? This is also a great way to get festive for the holidays!

The Cheese Thief When I did my salt dough gift tag tutorial I didn't post any pictures of how I used the salt dough gift tags. That's because this year I fell so behind in all of my Christmas shopping. I have been trying desperately to catch up and get all my holiday shopping complete. Salt dough recipe and tutorial here. VTD pixel card I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}. I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

5 Kitchen Staples You Can Make Yourself If you take a look in your pantry, you’re bound to find some of the usual store-bought staples like peanut butter, mayo or salad dressing, and most of us don’t think twice about heading to the grocery store for these commonly-used items. But could you get a better product, with less waste, for less money by making some of these items yourself? We say, of course! Difficulty level: Easy What you’ll need: 1 pound shelled and skinned peanuts, roasted 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon oil Food storage container How to make it: 1. 2. 3. Compostable waste: Peanut shells and skins Recyclable waste: Honey packaging (find local plastic recycling), oil packaging (find local glass recycling) Trash: None

vtd Update January 2013: Thanks to everyone who has visited, commented and shared this post. Who knew my little craft would be so popular?? is now defunct but if you like what you see, join me over at where I blog about my life as a professional jazz musician. See you there! Renée Craig’s 28th birthday was yesterday so I decided to make him a little book out of playing cards to tell him how much I love him. You will need: a deck of cards2 binder ringssticky notesa cheap pen with dry ink (don’t use an expensive, wet ink, ballpoint kind)mod podgea paint brusha hole puncher Punch holes in all the cards. That’s it! Do you like receiving hand-made gifts?

35 DIY Fall Crafts and Recipes I am so excited for Fall this year! The link party is packed of Halloween Crafts, Fall Delicious Recipes, and of course so many other DIY Projects and Makeovers. You guys are amazing! I am featuring today 35 Fall Crafts and Recipes made by you! Be ready to drool and visit many fantastic blogs! Let’s do it! White Hot Chocolate Recipe by Inspiration by D. DIY Pumpkin Soap by Clean and Scentsible. This would make a cute gift perhaps for the host of a Fall Party. Black Widow Spider Bites by Mom On Timeout. Halloween Spider Pumpkin by A Pumpkin & a Princess. Payday Caramel Corn by Shugary Sweets. I love me some popcorn! I am in love with this gorgeous Fall Pine Flower Wreath by Today’s Fabulous Finds. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Roll Bars by AKM Designs and Delights. Rosette Pumpkin Pillow Tutorial by Girl Loves Glam. Adorable Witch Hat Cookies by Ginger Snap Crafts. Candy Corn Star Burst by Mom On Timeout. Molasses Pumpkin Kiss Cookies. Yumminess from The Diary of Daves Wife. Apple Pie Fudge by Shugary Sweets.

tunnel vision I know you are invited to at least one wedding this summer. Bring your camera. This is a neat way to present a special wedding picture. It's an old paper trick call a tunnel card. Materials: 4 copies of a photo that has a fore, middle and background. shadowbox frame mat 2 pieces of cardstock glue stick Tools: scissors In this sample, the frame and mat are 8" x 10". Leave one photo as is. Glue the pleated card stock to the back of the mat. You should have a photo that looks like this one. gold leaf rocks i’ve always had a soft spot for rock art. there’s something about it that reminds of of summer camp west virginia and drawing with paint on river rocks. so when kate did a linocut stamp project with rocks the other week i started looking around for great rock-related projects. one of the projects i loved came from claire chauvin, a photography teacher in texas. her gold leaf river rock project is elevates rock-art to a whole new level and sure beats the painted rocks i made when i was younger. this would be such a fun way to personalize a tabletop, give a quirky gift to a friend (monogrammed?), or just spend an afternoon making something pretty for your home. CLICK HERE for the full project instructions. [ps: emergency wedding project help-- does anyone know a place in manhattan where i can buy fabric for an ink jet printer?