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Autumn Flower Wreath

Autumn Flower Wreath
Today I have a tutorial of sorts to share. It is not a full tutorial because 1. I learned to make the flowers from an already pretty amazing tutorial and 2. This wreath is a combination of a regular grape vine wreath you can purchase at the craft store, lots of coffee filter flowers and a few acorn and berry sprigs. Okay, so on with the tutorial. I wanted fall-ish colors for my flowers, so I used yellow, pink, red and orange paint. Mix your paint with water, stir well, scrunch in a stack of coffee filters and let them soak up the paint. I dried some flat on paper towels, but then ran out of room and made a clothes line to dry the rest. Okay, now on to the flower making part. For flower #1, fold three coffee filters into quarters, cut a scalloped edge along the top and then a scalloped center. Open up the filters and cut the outer ring open. With the center pieces, twist in the middle to create a petal and press onto a strip of masking tape. Now roll from the center …

Créer une décoration personnalisée à base de caisses en bois Les caisses en bois, c’est pratique et on en trouve assez facilement de plusieurs formes, différentes tailles, différentes couleurs mais on ne sait pas toujours comment les agencer pour créer une décoration moderne et à notre image. Je vous propose donc de découvrir quelques idées de disposition et d’utilisation de caisses en bois recyclées ou sur mesure. On peut créer un meuble simplement en les superposant et en mixant les matières et les couleurs en version meuble ou en version colonne en les consolidant avec quelques vis ou, comme dans la première image, en ajoutant une sangle pour fixer les caisses. Il y a aussi la version plus classique avec des étagères mais, pour lesquelles, on peut varier les formes (la très en vogue forme de maison ou plus original en forme de bulle) et les tailles. Pour personnaliser les caisses, on peut les peindre ou ajouter en fond des papiers à motifs ou papiers peints… … ou ajouter des roues, des portes, des cadres pour des utilisations plus variées.

Coffee Filter Flowers Hello lovely readers, Apologies for the delayed post today. This post was originally one sweet little DIY tutorial all set to go live at 9am this morning then I got immersed in the intoxicating world of coffee filter flowers and ended up adding another and another until I was up to my eyeballs in coffee filter tutorials and inspiration! So it took waaay longer than expected but I do hope you’ll find it useful. If you’re looking for a cheap, simple and pretty DIY project for your wedding, coffee filter flowers could be just the thing! photo via Just Simple Designs Who knew coffee filters could look so pretty? The great thing about coffee filter flowers is that they can be used in so many different ways, from decor (they’d make a mean ceremony backdrop) to centerpieces, place settings, wreaths and, if done in miniature, they’d look so sweet attached to escort cards or favor boxes! You could even create a bunch of them, attach them to ribbon wrapped florist’s wire et voila! Dying Coffee Filters

Paper Punched Easter Eggs Tutorial by Nikki In Stitches Some of the best projects are also the most simple, and it doesn’t get much more “back to basics” than these paper punched Easter eggs. Simple and classic, they take just a few minutes to make and will last for many springs to come! Materials: 5/8″ paper punch Decorative paper Styrofoam egg Straight pins Glue Directions: Scroll through the pictures below. ~Nikki Find more from Nikki on her blog Nikki, In Stitches Tagged as: craft projects, craft tutorials, Easter, Easter Projects, How To, nikki in stitches, Paper Punched Easter Eggs Duct Tape Flower What up duct tape? Did you miss us?! For today’s bit of DIY accessory magic, we’ve figured out how to turn 3M’s Scotch Color & Patterns Duct Tape into gloriously neon rosettes. A fold here, a twist there, repeat a few times, and you’ve got a charming rosette to turn into a ring, pin, pair of earrings, or a little hair bling. Materials: - duct tape - scissors - ruler - accessories: earring backs, barrettes, comb clip, pin We used an array of neon duct tape as well as a fun snakeskin pattern as an accent for the hair accessory. We’ll start by showing you the step by step for our turquoise rosette ring. Repeat until you’ve folded all 20 pieces. Twist the first one into itself so it looks like the photo above. Cut off the bottom of the rosette so that you have a flat surface to attach your ring. Don’t worry about being gentle – duct tape is ridiculously durable! To make a ring, simply fold a piece of duct tape over itself lengthwise, roll into a ring and tape.

Turn A T-Shirt Into Pom Poms Learn how to turn old t-shirts into pom poms! T-shirt Pom Poms are so much more durable than tissue paper ones. And I think they look loads better! got an old tee or two {or 20!} Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard use round objects to trace circles onto cardboard to make 2 templates like those shown above. i used a roll of tape and my camera lens cap…. the diameter of the outer circle is 6.5″ and the diameter of the inner circle is 2.5″. you can play around with different template sizes to get different sized pom poms. cut your t-shirt into 1/2″ strips. i only used from the arm pits down on each shirt. . take one strip and one template and place strips as shown close to the inner circle. sandwich the strip by putting the other template on top. take a fabric strip and place on cardboard with the end even with the outer edge. wind around the template as shown. pull the strip tightly so that it stretches the material. when you get to the end of the strip….

Tissue Paper Carnations Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! When I had the idea for Flower Week, I thought I would kick off the week with some flowers that I made myself. A vase of pretty tissue paper carnations! Want to make your own? This tutorial is Donationware – the instructions are available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation (via my other website, PlanetJune) to show your appreciation: Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the tutorial as a thank you! Donations of any size are much appreciated. The complete instructions are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them You will need: Tissue paperScissors2 large paper clipsPipe cleaners (chenille stems) or floral wireColoured marker penOptional: floral wire, floral tape, wire cutters

Easy Soap Making Recipes | Lotion Recipes | Salt Scrub Recipes Nothing’s more fun than sharing and swapping a good recipe. Here are a few of our favorites for making everything from skin nurturing soaps and scrubs, to solid perfume and more. Share your recipes by using the “comment box” at the bottom of this page. Gardener’s Soap Recipe 8 oz. Melt base and scent. Honey Bee CP Soap Olive Oil 32 oz. At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Easy Shea Butter CP Soap Coconut Oil 16 oz. Easy Lip Balm Recipe – using Lanolin 1 oz. Skin Firming Gel – using CroThix CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème. Water 13 oz. Heat the water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Lotion bars! Easy Lotion Bars 4 ounces Mango or Shea Butter 4 ounces Beeswax, Yellow or White 5 ounces Liquid Oil (Jojoba or Grapeseed are both excellent) 2 teaspoons of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Cookie Cutter Soaps by T.J. 1. 2 tsp.

Decorate Flowers Hey all! Here's a fantastic set of ideas from our own Nancy Doren to help you have more fun and get more bang for your buck! Altering Prima Flowersby Nancy Doren The February Passion kit contains beautiful Alabaster Roses from Prima Marketing. Start by separating the flowers into layers. You can try... Stamping Ink your stamp with dye or chalk ink (pigment ink will not dry sufficiently) Press the stamp over the paper flower. Spray Ink Did you know you can make your own spray ink? Spray your flower (make sure you use something to cover your work surface... after it dries, acrylic paint is hard to remove!). Watercolor + Glitter I love to use my Prang watercolors on my scrapbooking projects. Dip a paintbrush in water, then in the paint. Add a sparkly finish by applying Stickles glitter glue (I used the green Ice Stickles from the Renewal kit) along the edges of the flower’s petals. Cutting Snip “V” shapes in the edges of all the petals to give your flower a ruffled look. Love, Rachel

pommes de pin et rubans de noel, jolies suspension de Noel, Gastronomie Opération bricolage de Noël à réaliser avec les enfants. Jolie suspension de pommes de pin enrubannées pour Noël Voici une jolie décoration de Noël que notre internaute correspondante en France vient de nous faire parvenir. Cliquez sur les vignettes pour visionner les photos en plus grand format Pour réaliser cette suspension de pommes de pin il vous faudra : Des pommes de pins bien rondes des rubans de couleurs de 2 mètres de longueur par 6 millimètres de largeur pour chaque pomme de pin. Réalisation. A la base de la pomme de pin, commencer par coincer le ruban entre les écailles qui sont toujours bien serrées à cet endroit. Puis passez votre ruban dans chaque petite écaille. Faire une boucle à chaque passage et serrez votre ruban pour bien le faire tenir. Après avoir enrubannée toutes les écailles il vous restera une bonne longueur de ruban ce qui vous permettra de suspendre votre pomme de pin et voilà une jolie décoration de fêtes. Bon bricolage à tous

Butterflies Are Free... so, in my usual wanderings i happened upon this butterfly wreath... very cute with all those little butterflies made of beautiful calligraphy and and vintage ads! but $25? nope...not going to spend $25 on something that i'm not quite sure i will adore... but i had a plan! {lazy girls always have a plan! scary, i know. but even though i have a Michael's gift card i couldn't just run over there and buy a wreath...my roots are gnarly and i really feel like i need a tummy tuck...so leaving the house was out of the question! those "freaky little things" became my wreath! now for the butterflies... easily solved! next stop, of course, a visit to The Graphics Fairy ...the "go to" headquarters for all your image needs! then i began to cut out my patterns...after i had done a couple i had a "u-duh!" necessity is the mother of invention... and...after all the falderal! next step, glue gun...and since this is a family friendly blog...i'll leave that part out! so, i used wine corks.

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