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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Button BookmarksSimple and cute button bookmarks Thanks for stopping by! To get the newest posts subscribe or join us on facebook or pinterest. Today I have a fun, quick & EASY tutorial for you. I’ve been wanting to make some bookmarks for the whole “back to school” theme and I decided to make some button bookmarks with my large button stash. Button bookmarks Supplies: paperclipsfancy buttonshot gluefelt This tutorial really is so simple and easy enough to get the kids involved with (just make sure to assist with the gluing). Instructions: All you do is hot glue your paper clip to the back of your button and then cut a small piece of felt to go on top. There are so many fun buttons you can use to get creative. Hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial. For more simple crafts check out: felt bow tutorial, handmade resin ring, bead board frame Thanks for reading. more by Jamielyn » Jamielyn Nye Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Join in!
Shrink Plastic Flower Head PinsSpring has sprung early here in North Eastern Ohio, and we’ve got lovely flowers blooming outside. I wanted to bring some of that “spring” indoors to my crafting table. So I made some sweet little flower headpins! They are actually really easy. You’ll need: Clear shrink plastic (I used clear for that translucent look.)White glass headpinsAlcohol-based markers (I used LetraSet ProMarkers)2 inch flower punch (I used the “Whale of a Punch” by EK SuccessHeat toolSanding block or sandpaperHot Glue Gun Helpers (not mandatory, but really helpful) First, punch out your shapes with the punch. Then scuff up your plastic using the sanding block and color the sanded area using your alcohol-based markers. Make sure that the scuffed/colored surface is face DOWN, away from the headpin. Next, apply heat and shrink the plastic. Let it cool for a few seconds so you can handle it safely. Use Hot Glue Gun Helpers if you have them handy! Repeat until you have a full bouquet. About Jenny Barnett Rohrs
Tic Tac VasesMy husband loves orange tic tacs almost as much as Paulie Bleaker, and we have a lot of these empty containers laying around. So, I decided to up-cycle them into mini bud vases. They work wonderfully together and look great lined up too. Grab some empty tic tac containers and remove all the sticker labeling with soap and water. Tip: Paper Source catalogs are perfect for this. This entry is filed under bright, colorful, container, crafty, decor, diy, flowers, home, housewares, how to, mod, modern, project, recycle, tic tac, tutorial, upcycle, vase.
Cute Bookmarksbookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks. I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web. The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings. Remember when I mentioned all those cute ways to use or make fabric rosettes recently? Page Corner Monster Bookmark Template from I Could Make That. About the Author:
Orange Peel CandleHere's a great little way to make your own amazingly scented candles. The next time you want to snack on an orange, make sure you save the peel k? Here's the tutorial from Mom In Madison. Via Craft Gossip.WD-40 UsesWD-40 has far more uses than just on squeaky hinges. Find out the amazing ways this garage staple can make your life easier. from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things Loading 1. To keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. To keep squirrels from taking over a bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of the feeder. 2. What can you do when you reach for a drinking glass and get two locked together, one stuck tightly inside the other? What can you do when you reach for a drinking glass and get two locked together, one stuck tightly inside the other? 3. When pulling and tugging can’t get that ring off your finger, reach for the WD-40. When pulling and tugging can’t get that ring off your finger, reach for the WD-40. 4. Don’t let cockroaches, insects, or spiders get the upper hand in your home. • Keep a can of WD-40 handy, and when you see a… 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Uh-oh, now you’ve stepped in it! 14. 15. 16. 17.
Transfer Design Onto WoodIn the middle of a new project that I was working on, I realized that I had a problem. I needed to transfer a very large design (think 4 feet by 4 feet!) than I want to paint onto a primed piece of wood, and I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I laid the printed design out on the wood and thought I could just trace the design on the paper with firm pressure and a little impression line would be left on the wood that I could just go back and trace. Then, I tried a ballpoint pin. I was getting pretty desperate at this point. Then a light bulb went off in my head: Newsprint! This technique will be especially helpful if you have a very intricate design, a very large design, or you just don’t want to take the time to cut out your design and trace like a stencil. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Try this technique the next time you want to transfer a pattern or stencil a word onto a piece of wood.
Painted FeathersI’ve always loved the idea of painting fake feathers, and with festival season underway it seemed like the perfect time to do it. I originally thought of these purely as decorations but then it occurred to me that they’d be a great finishing touch for a festival outfit. This is a great activity to do outside on a warm sunny day, and once you start it’s slightly addicting! What you need: fake feathers, paint (I used acrylic paint), and a paint brush. I got this paint from Utrecht and I love it. I added a little bit of water to the paint before applying to the feathers, and they absorbed the paint almost like watercolor. After the entire feather was covered I added some dots and lines with white paint. Get as creative and colorful as you want with the feathers! I wanted to add in some of the smaller brown feathers to my arrangement, so for those I kept it simple and painted them in colorful ombre shades. Arrange your feathers on a wall as beautiful spring artwork! Photos by Julia & Brigette.