I got the idea to make these little bowls a few years ago when I bought Mark Montano's book, the Big-Arse Book of Crafts . (Mark Montano is the most brilliant crafter around-- I love his books and his projects.) One bowl I made sits on my dresser and holds little hair knickknacks, and I gave a few bowls away, but I never got around to writing a tutorial about it. To make a vinyl record bowl you need: -Real bowl (One that can go in the oven.) This project is so easy and fun. After you take it out of the oven, just press the record down into any bowl or shape that you want. Hold your record in place inside the bowl until it hardens again. (My favorite one.) And that's it! You can keep whatever you want in these bowls, I think I am going to take mine to work and put them on my desk.
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DIY: How to Make a Vinyl Record NotebookI love finding crafty projects using vinyl records-- from making a vinyl record purse or vinyl record bowls, I think those round slabs of plastic are incredibly fun to bend, mold, shape, and cut. About a week ago, I saw this incredible idea on Gemma's blog about how to make a vinyl record notebook and I was so excited to make it. Now, while I love using records to make crafts, my boyfriend is a huge record hipster dork. ;) (Hehe, sorry Sean!) I'm telling you-- in the many years I've known this boy, he has been such a difficult person to think up gift ideas. Sean's record collection at school. Right now I am visiting this stuff-hating boyfriend in Princeton, NJ and before I left, I wanted to make sure I had a little gift to give him when I got here... because I love presents. Sean writing his name in the notebook. :) If you want to give a vinyl record notebook as a little gift, they're actually really simple to make. :) And here's a video I made on the whole process.
DIY: Hand Painted MugOctober 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts! Supplies: porcelain mug (mine is from CB2) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 outliner (available at Dick Blick) There are transparent porcelain paints that you apply with a brush and outliners which are thicker and opaque. How to: 1.
Patchwork PIMPOLLOНаблюдать за эмоциями людей всегда интересно. И как же здорово, что мое творчество (слово "работа" здесь точно не подходит) мне дает такую отличную возможность. Когда я отдаю изделия заказчикам это с одной стороны самое волнительное, но и самое благодатное время)) Ты ощущаешь, что все не зря, что твои задумки оценили, детали все заметили, что "попал в точку". Приятно видеть улыбку на лице, когда человек получает пакет с игрушками и... ( понаблюдаем за эмоциями вместе...Collapse )DIYDry shampoo has been a MUST HAVE in my daily hair care routine for the past three years. I’ve gone through countless spray cans of different brands (Psst!, Tresemme, John Frieda, Garnier, Oscar Blandi, Batiste…to name a few), spending way too much for very little product. THE RECIPE: Mix 3 parts cocoa powder and 1 part cornstarch and/or baby powder in a small container. Because this container works so well, I just hold the container in my hand and sprinkle the powder directly onto my roots and rub it in with my fingers. QUICK TIP: Did you know that the best way to use dry shampoo is to apply it BEFORE you actually need it?
How to Reupholster a Sofa | Upholstery ResourceAdvance Planning Thinking out and planning a job in advance (as much as you are able) often makes a big difference in how a job turns out. It is so easy for a beginner to want to get started before he/she even knows what he/she will be doing. As much as anything, this tutorial will help you examine what you will be doing and help you in the planning process. Assessing a Sofa to Reupholster Just because you have a sofa in your house doesn't necessarily mean that you should reupholster it. Sofa Style: Each sofa style will take a different amount of work. Assessing the Condition of the Sofa: As we inspect the frame, springs, and support linings, one of the primary principles we keep in mind is, "will it last the life of the new cover?" Check the condition of the frame Check the frame. Determining the type and condition of the springs: Sofas general have one of these types of springs: Hand-tied coil springs, which are among the best types to have. Arc springs (commonly called zig zag springs).
Vinyl Record PurseWhenever I go to thrift shops, I always browse through all of the old records they have for sale. The designs, the colors, the album art-- they're so fun to study the designs in pop culture a few decades ago. There are many ways to use old records, but one of my favorites has always been a purse. Whenever I see a vinyl record purse in a boutique or online, they're always SO expensive. So I decided to make one of my own. To make a record purse, you need: -3 Vinyl Records -An old purse strap -A split ring to attach the strap to on the record purse -An old black t-shirt and some fabric for the lining -A drill -A piece of wood to put underneath the record when you're drilling -Embroidery thread/ribbon -Oven -Scissors First I cut off the bottoms of the 2 records that make the outside of the purse. After the records were cut, I used a drill to make holes all around the border of the records. Then I stitched the bottom of the small piece to the larger record pieces with ribbon. Inside.
Elastic Hair TiesHey guys, it’s another hair DIY! I received an Alex & Isabelle hair tie in a Birchbox a few months back, and I loved it so much that I bought a few more in different colors. They are less damaging to the hair, not to mention cuter on the wrist. 1. 2. 3. style="display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4046070994200473" data-ad-slot="3945793669">
DIY Natural Room ScentsDon't miss my follow-up post to this one withNATURAL ROOM SCENTS FOR DIY GIFTS & CENTERPIECESCLICK HERE This post was featured in the April 2013 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Here's the thing. I'm married to a man who hates artificial scents of any kind. That goes for air fresheners, candles, perfume, soaps and anything else that is scented. We buy unscented everything. Turns out that King-Man may just be ahead of his time. But, the air in my house gets stale sometimes. There is a simple, all natural, truly lovely solution. Keeping the supply list simple. How to Make Natural Room Scents Fragrant items for naturally scenting your home: citrus -- I've tried other fruits. view whole spices on Amazon: cinnamon sticks, anise stars, allspice, cloves, vanilla beans Five Natural Room Scent RecipesThese are all scents that my nose likes. General procedure: Combine the ingredients in a 2 cup (pint) jar or container, or in a pan on the stove top. view on Amazon: ♦pint jars ♦plastic lids for jars 1.