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Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY

Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY
Jan 26 by Chiara Alberetti Milott I have to say, Valentine’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Something about all the pink and red makes me giddy. Here are some sweet little Valentine’s Day favors – made with wax paper, and secured with mini crepe paper flowers on a toothpick. Materials needed: crepe paper, toothpicks, scissors, glue, wax paper, a hole punch (I found the smaller size works better with the toothpicks), and some green paper and white-ink pen for name tags. Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 crepe paper petals, about 1/2-inch wide by 1-inch height, and follow Jordan’s great tutorial for crepe paper flowers here (steps 1-9 of her Basic Rose Instructions). Step 2: Tear off a 12-inch piece of wax paper. Step 3: Punch two holes, about 1 inch down, and 1 1/2 inches from each side. Step 4: Put your treats in a bowl by the door, with a reminder for guests to take one as they leave. P.S. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Related:  Holiday Decor

Build It With Ana: Floating Shelves Build It With Ana: Floating Shelves We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for everyone to take on at home. For those who don’t already know about Knock-Off Wood, it’s a site full of amazing designer-lookalike furniture plans that will save you hundreds- even thousands- if you’re willing to break a sweat and put in a little elbow grease to whip things up on your own. And you know we love that Ana proves that woodworking isn’t only about guys in overalls. Ladies can totally make the sawdust fly just as well. YHL: Hey Ana, so happy to have you dropping in to share a project with us. Ana: Youngsters, I want to hack your entire house. YHL: Sounds like fun. Ana: Beginner. YHL: And how much money should someone expect to spend to build all three 72″ long shelves? Ana: For three 6′ long shelves, it will cost about $50-$60, less if you have some basic supplies like paint, screws, sandpaper and wood filler. 1.

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift Idea ~ Chocolate Love Notes Oh you guys, I am so excited about this Valentine! Most likely due to the fact that I have a horrible track record when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts for my husband. I thought this idea was a great way to not just say I love you, but share all the things that I love about him. I wrote down things that I never have thought to tell him I love. For instance I love the way he laughs when he is with his friends. You could use anything, even a pack of gum, but I went with Hershey’s nuggets and wrapped them with scrapbook paper I cut down to size. Then using a simple running stitch, embroidered “i love…” on some muslin that I made into a little bag (you could use this tutorial, just make it smaller) to put all the chocolate love notes in. Now I just can’t decide if I should wait to give it to him, or give it to him tomorrow to count him down to the day. As for my track record, ladies I am horrible! How about you, any funny stories of forgotten Valentines?

Simple Projects Week: Bows! Welcome to "Simple Projects" week on Ruffles and Stuff! Today's project is simple bow hair clips! A long time ago I saw simple hair bows like these for sale and I thought: "how easy would that be??". And I was so right, they were ridiculously easy. Like, easy enough to make one in every color. There are two different styles, both made with only two tiny scraps of felt. For a more traditional style bow: 1. 2. 3. 4.-5. flatten top and wrap the little piece around the middle. 6. Then glue to a bobby pin, barrette or ribbon covered clip: Enjoy! The next style (my favorite) is even easier! 1. 2.-3. 4. Bam. Wasn't that easy? Paige even helped make a few of these, so if a four year old can do it, so can you! I didn't have time to make more, but I think these would be positively wonderful in leather or suede as well. Have a simply lovely day! Love you, Disney Edited: I couldn't resist-I tried a leather version using a heinous old jacket my mom gave me for scrap fabric: Aren't they cute?? - Ihre personalisierte M&M's® | My M&M's® Fingerprints on the Fridge: Christmas topiary When I saw this photo over at BHG I knew I had to have it. No doubt, it had to be mine. I do love the colors but they wouldn’t go with much in my house at the moment, so I had to improvise. I made a ton of these Santa Jars last year to give Oreo truffles in so I just made another big ol’ one. You can’t really mess this up, red body, white paint for fur, black belt and a silver buckle, last year the buckles were gold. Fate I tell you. ;) Now take your foam ball and heat up your glue gun. (Yes, I do my best work on the kitchen floor.) Looking back on this project I would most definitely spray paint the ball first, you can still kind of see green, oh well live and learn. Glue the top and bottom of the dowel and stick it in the foam ball and the foam blocks and stick it in your pot. The most tedious part was filling in the gaps with the minis, and painting a straight line for the belt when all I had was a large foam brush. Like this: Like Loading...

Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks Guest post by Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern Today's Valentine's DIY's comes from the multi-talented Margie Oomen of Resurrection Fern. Margie (a rural physician) is well known for her beautiful crocheted river rocks and skill at finding treasures in nature. Have you ever visited her blog? She finds the most amazing things on her walks in the woods (even in the cold of winter)! Beeswax Heart Candles on Sticks Materials: lat sheets of beeswax, heart shaped cookie cutter, candlewick, bamboo skewer sticks First cut out some heart shapes from the beeswax with the cookie cutter. Stay tuned for Margie's other two DIY's coming soon! Margaret Oomen, a rural physician and textile artist, has been a gatherer and maker of things for as far back as she can remember. Site: Shop: Blog:

Homemade Essential Oil Air Fresheners Bring one cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the boiling water and whisk until smooth and all the gelatin is dissolved. Add the salt and the second cup of cold water and whisk. Set aside. Add the desired amount of essential oil and food coloring, if using, to the jar(s). Quickly pour the hot liquid gelatin over the essential oil and food coloring. Allow to cool, uncovered on a heat-proof surface. Sweet Basil and Lemon Air Freshener * 20 drops Sweet Basil essential oil * 8 drops Lemon essential oil Rosemary Orange Air Freshener * 25 drops Sweet Orange essential oil * 5 drops Rosemary essential oil (the rosemary essential oil is mighty strong stuff—keep a light hand with this!) Fresh Pine Scent Air Freshener * 25 drops Fir Pine essential oil * 3 drops Lemon essential oil * 2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil * 1 drop Bergamot essential oil Pure Lavender Air Freshener * 30 drops of Lavender essential oil Essence of Provençe Air Freshener

Einrichtungsideen für kleine Räume oder eine kleine Wohnung Kleine Räume Sofa Kommoden Sugar Bee Crafts: sewing, recipes, crafts, photo tips, and more!: Monogram Mirror Tutorial on how to make a Monogram Mirror on down in this post..... Monogram Mirror - - do you just love it? I do! Side note - - let me tell, it's hard to take a picture of a mirror and show how fabulous it is. Just know, it's fabulous in person!! I have to admit, the monogram was my husband's idea - isn't he a genius?!? I originally thought I was going to put this on the mantel in my family room, but I just wasn't loving it there. Let me show you how I made this. Supply list: --mirror --hammer/crowbar --board --liquid nail (or hot glue? First grab a mirror (or two) and remove the frame. Put the mirror in a trash sack. Safety note - - I normally let my kids help with my project, but this is not one for kids! Next draw your monogram in the middle of your board. After you've done the monogram area, place all your large pieces. Now comes the grout - don't be afraid - I did this and I'm no pro! I love it in my kitchen. Did I mention I made this for free?? here's to hoping for a win....