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Book Planter with Succulents

Book Planter with Succulents

Pallet Planter | Kelly Moore Blog I’ve been perusing Pinterest(follow me on pinterest) lately for ways to display my plants as well as creative uses for old pallet’s. I saw someone secure mason jar’s to an old piece of wood and use it as a planter, and this gave me the idea of doing the same thing with an old pallet and terra-cotta pots, which I love! I was thinking about making a window planter to go under my kitchen window, but I think this is even better! What you’ll need: old pallet hose clamps(I found these at Lowes. There are small slits in the hose clamp already, so this was the easiest place to screw it to the pallet Comments comments written by Kelly (all posts by Kelly)

Wine cork bath mat Inspired by CB2's bamboo bath mat I’m evidently on a hot-glue kick lately. This bath mat requires just three materials: shelf liner, hot glue, and 175 wine corks. It was inspired by CB2’s bamboo bath mat, which is perfectly lovely and affordable but too big for my tiny bathroom, hence this equally eco-friendly version. Yeah, but how durable is it, you say? How to make a wine cork bath mat Supplies 175 wine corks (plus a few extra to allow for mistakes)hot glue sticksnon-adhesive shelf liner (I used Duck brand Smooth Top Easy Liner in taupe, found at Walmart. Tools pocket knife (sharpened)cutting board (one that you won’t mind if it gets slightly damaged)rotary cutter and mat (or scissors)long ruler or yardstickhot glue guncoarse sand paper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Book Clock {Tutorial} For someone who is as obsessed with books, like I am, you can't beat this piece of time-telling art. It has graced my bedroom for months, showing off my bookishness, geekiness, and craftiness (and all of that adds up to awesomeness, yes? lol, now I sound like my brothers). You can see more of my Destroyable Book projects {here}, and more of my DIY bedroom decorating {here}. You will need:a Destroyable Bookand Xacto or utility knifea clock movement (buy one from the store or gut an old clock)Mod Podge or other glue This tutorial will be mostly pictorial, since much of it is quite redundant to the Secret Book Box that I made recently. Gather your materials Figure out where you want the clock to be situated. The next few pictures show me hollowing out a hole in the book. (You also have the option of gluing after you have cut out the hollow portion. If the pictures didn't make sense, the instructions for making a hollow book are {here}. Make a hole where the clock hands will go. Ta-dah! P.S.

ipad cover tutorial We recently bought a new iPad 2 for work and I was floored at the prices of covers…..I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much. My husband’s friend Walker jokes that his composition notebook is his “low-tech iPad” because it is exactly the same size… it gave me an idea. I would make a cover for our new iPad out of one of the old composition notebooks I had sitting around. Turns out it was pretty easy using the box my iPad came in, some hair elastics and a notebook with the pages removed. Here is how I made an easy, inexpensive iPad cover: Photo 1 & 2: I took a razor blade and cut out the pages…..this composition book was on its last leg so they basically fell out.Photo 3 & 4: I removed the plastic insert from the box that the iPad came in and marked the height of the notebook for reference on the side. Photo 13, 14, 15 & 16: I took 2 black elastic hair bands and sewed each onto one corner at two points using needle and thread. An iPad cover for $2.99. Comments comments

How to finish your socks To shape gussets Work decreases as follows: Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on Needle 1, k2tog, k1. Work sts on Needle 2 in k3, p1 ribbing as established, beginning and ending with purl stitch. On Needle 3, k1, ssk, k to end of rnd. 45(55,65) sts now on needles. Rnd 2: K all sts on Needle 1. Repeat from Rnd 1 and Rnd 2 six(7,8) times more. 33(41,49) sts now on needles. To shape foot The foot of the sock is now worked evenly with no further decreases until the toe, maintaining the ribbing pattern on the top of the foot (instep) and stocking stitch on the bottom of the foot (sole). Work rnds even, knitting or purling stitches as they appear in pattern as established, until foot measures 13(14,15) cm/5(5-1/2,6) inches from gusset or 5 cm (2 inches) shorter than desired length. To shape toe Following an initial set-up round, the toe is formed with spiral decreases. Rnd 1 (Size S): *K9, k2tog. Rnd 1 (Size M): K21, m1, k20. Rnd 1 (Size L): K24, k2tog, k23. 30(42,48) sts on needles. Rnds 2 and 3: K.

Wit & Whistle & Blog Archive & DIY: Stencil Pillow January 16th, 2012 Have you tried fabric markers yet? I finally got around to it, and they work great. Paired with a stencil you can use them to stencil your favorite quote on a tea towel, apron, t-shirt, table runner, pillow cover, place mat, cloth napkin, old pair of blue jeans—anything you can think of! {*style:<i><b>Supplies: </b></i>*}fabric item you want to stencil on some cardboard a pencil a letter stencil (I have this one. ) a fabric marker (I loved my black Sharpie fabric marker!) After choosing your quote, wrap your fabric over the cardboard to keep the marker from bleeding through and to keep the fabric stretched out smooth. Use a pencil to stencil your quote onto the fabric. Once you’ve penciled everything in, go at it with your fabric marker! The Sharpie fabric marker packaging didn’t say anything about heat setting the ink, but I will probably press my fabric before I wash it, just to be safe.

Mix things up! Yeehaaa… yum yum… it’s Cowboy Cookies. Or, in this case, Cowgirl Cookies. A friend introduced these to me and I love them. Especially the name. But why stop there. They’re smooth Ball jars made especially for crafts. But which one should I give her? Oh and note to self: Use a ruler when attaching labels next time. Luckily, the first test batch I made, worked. So, here’s the recipe: Cowgirl Cookies 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup cooking oats3/4 cup m&ms3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup white sugar1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 slightly beaten egg1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)1 teaspoon vanilla Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Here’s how they came out. Pretty and tasty. Want to make some cute cookie mix gifts, too? Start with a 1 quart smooth Ball jar. See. Enjoy!

DIY: Wearable words ... When I was looking around for tutorials on making paper beads, I found some really striking "book beads" and accessories, now collected in this post. I understand (after all the browsing) that you can make really durable "beads" easily ... very little time, skill or money required. Woohoo! Who doesn't need more jewelery? First, this wonderful necklace. Inexpensive, easy scrap-paper earrings? Need a little more inspiration?

How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. Créer une cabane pour chat recyclée Après le recyclage de télé pour chat, la cabane en papier journal et la corbeille en sac plastique… Matériel nécessaire : beaucoup de pages de magazinesde la colle vinyliquedes pinces à lingedu carton ondulé…et pas mal de patience Difficulté : Temps : Coût : How to Turn Old Magazines into a Bookshelf The magazines you’ve read through can be turned into extra storage space for the home in a few easy steps. Magazines can be thick, but individually, the floppy, thin pages seem like the last material you would use to build a sturdy bookshelf. To everyone’s surprise, Sean Miller did the unthinkable and crafted a bookshelf from 80 National Geographic magazines and was named one of 23 finalists in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest . Sean Miller's award-winning design. When magazines start piling up, it’s hard to part with them. Gather all of the magazines you’re willing to reuse. Give this DIY magazine bookshelf a try and increase your home’s vertical storage space.

Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin} Last Christmas I almost had a breakdown... We had just moved in to our home the month before, but I didn't want to let that prevent us from having the holliest jolliest Christmas. My intentions were good. And that's how it happened. Well, with this project I created an anniversary gift AND a Christmas gift. While I was in Utah, my sweet cousin Michelle showed me a couple of projects using resin. Here's how I made these photo coasters... I started out with a trip to Home Depot. Next, I ordered some photos. Only 13 cents a print at Costco! I used a regular old Elmer's glue stick to paste each picture onto the tiles. I won't give a full tutorial on using resin because each product is a little different. After mixing the resin with the hardener, I just poured it on! Then it took them a full 24 hours to harden up! Once dry, I mounted 4 of the felt circles on the bottom of each tile so they would slide easily on wood without scratching! All done! Now these are stinkin' cute!! Happy weekend!

Feuilles squelettisées - Artisanat pour tous Feuilles appropriées Les feuilles à la texture résistante se prêtent mieux à cette opération. Le magnolia est utilisé le plus couramment mais le laurier, le camélia, le chêne, l'érable, le tilleul, le houx et le poirier méritent aussi un essai. Les feuilles tombées ou celles qui ont commencé à changer de couleur se traitent mieux que les feuilles vertes car le processus est déjà entamé. Les feuilles de houx et de quelques autres arbres à feuillage persistant forment, une fois tombées, un épais tapis sous les arbres; celles dont la couleur est la plus pâle se squelettiseront rapidement. Méthode naturelle La plupart des feuilles à la texture résistante peuvent être squelettisées. Fournitures Quelques feuillesUn seau de 4,5 litres de contenanceEau froide (de pluie de préférence)Pinces à long becServietteAiguille à repriserBuvardFil de fer de fleuriste (pour le montage) Technique Mettez les feuilles dans le seau le plus rapidement possible après la cueillette. Méthode rapide Bractées et graminées