Yarn Bowl Two weeks ago, while discussing DIY ideas about our No New Gifts Christmas I mentioned a lovely yarn bowl that I wanted to make. Most of you know how much I value hand work be it just for the sake of mental health and the feeling of accomplishment. In a mostly virtual and fast-paced world, one of the most precious acts is working with your hands to create practical objects that can be touched. So, of course I didn't waste much time and dived happily at the project together with my daughter in the first moment available. The thing I like most about this project is that it is totally eco-friendly and should I even use the very fashionable word biodegradable? I made some slight changes to the original pattern, which I would like to share. 1/2 cup of flour4 cups of water3 tablespoons of sugarscrap yarn in the color of your choicebowl to use as a moldsaran wrap or plastic bag Mix well 1/2 cup of flour with 2 cups of lukewarm water. Anyway, the end result is just fabulous, don't you think?
Flower Pot Apple OK, So I missed Teachers' Appreciation Week...I did this a bit too late but I am pretty sure my crafty friends out there can think of lots of uses for this project. There is nothing sweeter than using one item and transforming it into another. This is my Apple Clay Jar...with lid. Things you will need: Clay pot, sizes of choiceClay bottoms, sizes of choiceAcrylic paints, brushesAir dry or bake-able clay (optional)Marble, hot glue gun (optional) At most craft stores you can find these adorable mini clay pots in all sizes. Place the bottom tray thing on the top of your planter-you decide if you want the 'lid' bigger or smaller than the opening of your clay pot. Paint red, or whatever color you prefer-I wanted to make an apple jar for a teacher, so here's my apple... Decide how deep you need to paint the pot on the inside-this depends on how the 'lid' fits on your pot. After you are done painting, let dry. You can paint the knob red too if you want! Enjoyed this?
Make an Edible Candy Bowl | Dollar Store Mom - Frugal Fun - Crafts for Kids Today’s post is a lesson in improvisation. Why? Well, this project was INTENDED to be a candy tray, a fancy version of something I saw done flawlessly at Tutto Bella. After reading through that tutorial, I thought it would be a breeze! Famous last words, right? Now, if I was a crafting perfectionist, or blogging perfectionist, or if I’d had two more cups of coffee today, maybe I’d've tried a second time to make my vision work…but I’m not, I’m not, and I didn’t. Supplies: candy canes- $1 for twelveold fashioned hard candies- $1starlight mints- $1 for a bag, I used just one for this particular project Unwrap the candy canes and starlight mint and arrange on a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, but watch it closely the whole time!! Then I realized it was still quite hot and pretty pliable, so I quickly grabbed a bowl, turned it upside down and placed the whole thing on top.
15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins « Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas « Kids Crafts If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. (1) Altoids Mini Flashlight This Altoid Tin craft is a little more complicated than we typically list in this blog, but how can I make a post about Altoid Tin Crafts without putting this one in it. (2) Altoids Turtle Keepsake Box Check out this elaborate Keepsake Box…. and it is made from an Altoid Tin container and Super Sculpey. (3) Altoids Pincushion I absolutely love this Altoid Tin Pincushion idea. (4) Altoid Tin Wallet Here is a great way to keep your cash….. keep it in an Altoid Tin Wallet. (5) Magnetic Travel Board Game Set This Altoid Tin Craft is from our very own site.
Seven Days of Love by Corie Who likes a good surprise? I know I do! Well, how would you like to give your spouse SEVEN days of love surprises? Today, we have a fun printable that contains seven tiny notes you can have ready for your spouse within minutes! This fun printable contains love quotes, messages, and a few even allow you to write personal love notes. Shadeleaf Studios The three things you need: 1: A standard Monday-Sunday pill box 2: Candies such as M&M’s, Lemonheads, gum, etc. 3: Download the Seven Days of Love printable here Once you have printed the Seven Days of Love printable, cut out each love letter and place one in each box Monday-Sunday. I decided to put mine on my husband’s nightstand. You Might Also Like These Related Articles
Tutorials - StumbleUpon Hola there! Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! It might not always be perfect, but it’s sure a lot of fun! All of my tutorials and printables for personal use only, if you want to sell items made with these tutorials please purchase a Limited Production License. Flowers & Jewelry Tutorial: Anthropologie Inspired Necklace Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Tutorial: Duct Tape Joyful Flower Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Clothes and Upcycled Projects Tutorial: Upcycled dress for Burda Style Link: Go to Post Difficulty: Intermediate Tutorial: Loose fitting summer vest from t-shirts Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Easy Tutorial: Upcycled Ruffles dress Link: Go to Tutorial Difficulty: Intermediate Nursery Printables
Newspaper Gift Bags Gift bags made from newspaper is a great idea for birthday parties or weddings! We saw this on a site that was we think was in Vietnamese?? Anywho -here’s our best try at translation along with the photo tutorial. Supplies: Glue, Scissors, Paper Doiles, Newspapers, and Wire Ribbon Step 1: Cut into rectangular sheet of paper and then press twice the leading newspapers in the Middle as shown on the picture Step 2: Use glue fixed two edge paper overlap Step 3: Fold one end securely to the bottom of the bag Step 4: You fold the side edge short and long edges paste twice in photos to form bottom bag Step 5: Wait for the glue to dry Step 6: Place treats inside the bag Step 7: Fold the remaining margin 2 cm down to form the mouth of bag Step 8: fold and glue small paper doile over the top of bag Step 9: Finally, punch holes to put Ribbon through. Voila – beautiful little gift bags! If you like this article go to the home page to see other similar posts. Like this: Like Loading...
DIY Hand Carved Monogrammed Soaps | The Idea Room Okay…I love giveaways, but it is going to be nice to get back to some regular posting. What about you? As you know, I have a love for all things MONOGRAMMED! I have been wanting to make some monogrammed soap for quite a while now, but have been unsure about how to go about it. So the other day, I just thought I would do a test run and see what happened. Overall, I am happy with the turnout. Then I let my 3 year old carve my practice soap while I worked on one of “the real things”. Supplies: Lever Soap 2000 (I liked how soft and easy this soap was to carve and work with) glue dots length of ribbon scrapbook paper vegetable peeler standard screwdriver (smaller the better) Q-tips monogram pattern non-permanent marker straightened paper clip First I started with the vegetable grater and gently shaved off the Lever 2000 logo that was imprinted in the soap. As soon as the logo is almost completely gone you can finish and just smooth any uneven areas. Then I took my circled monogram and printed it out.
Make This - Stab Bound Journal - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This? Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment – sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE – rulers – drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS – fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ – 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) – 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages – 3 yards of embroidery floss – mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board – Yes Stikflat Glue or other archival glue that leaves paper flat – heavy object to use as a weight – waxed paper – cutting/hole punch template – click here to download – thin cotton or linen fabric (optional) – needle with an eye large enough to fit embroidery floss – brush for glue Stitch down through the next hole.
Radical Autumn Sign Re-do (with Mod Podge action!) Home » $5 and Under, Decor, Headline, Tutorials 21 September 2009 15,163 views 21 Comments by Amy Note from Heather: Welcome to Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, who is working up a series of amazing tutorials for us! Mod Podge rocks, and so does Amy! This is Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, and let me start by saying that I am now obsessed with the dollar store. This sign will only take you a few hours at most, and I encourage you to use what you have on hand. Project Estimate: Leaf Sign, $1Acrylic paint colors - 2 coordinating, $2 or on handScrapbook paper - 1 sheet, on handAutumn stickers and embellishments, on handOutdoor Mod Podge, on handCraft glue, on handPaint brush, on handPencil or pen, on handTool set or small pliers, on handSandpaper, on hand Total cost: $3 and up Time Needed: 2 hours To Make: Start out with an unfinished sign. Remove the wires with pliers or whatever tool works best for you. Sand the pieces with a medium grit sandpaper. And the painting begins! Time to Mod Podge!
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Newspaper Gift Bags When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.