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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.

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 25 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls Family portrait by Lori Andrews (via designcrushblog) We all have family photos that we love. Most of them live well in photo albums but the best of them could and should be displayed throughout the house. It’s one of those things that add a personal touch of coziness to any interior decor. Besides, nowadays there are so many cool ways to display them that your family photos could even become a real design element. Displaying pictures could be challenging but we can and will make the process more easy for you. mixed and matched family photos Family photo heart display Family photo ladder Family photo tree Family photos above your sofa Family photo clocks Family photos around tv Family photos on wires Modern family photo tree Family photos on the whole wall (via pinterest) A large family photo covering the whole wall (via poppytalk) LOVE family photo display on clothspins (via bios) Historical family photo display (via skonahem) String lights family photo display (via pinterest)

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….

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.

DIY Chan Luu Bracelet My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts. So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4. You will just continue to do this for every bead. I love my followers so come and join!! Like this: Like Loading... Related Leather Wrap Bracelet The other day I was in Michael's craft store grabbing some material for a small project I'm working on when I walked by the jewelry isle. With 2 comments Another {DIY} Bracelet I don't know what has gotten into me but I'm on a major bracelet kit. With 6 comments Summer Wrap-Up The summer has officially ended, at least for me!

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

12 LinkedIn secrets to supercharge your social networking To know me is to know that I love—love—LinkedIn. At 150 million members and growing, LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool, and it’s not just for job seekers. Frankly, if you’re in the professional world and not using LinkedIn, I’m not sure what you’re thinking. Our team at V3 uses it for new business development, competitive research and analysis, participating in groups and discussions, and engaging with and learning from peers—and, of course, it’s the go-to site for savvy job seekers everywhere. One of the cool things about LinkedIn is there’s always something new to learn. I do a lot of corporate LinkedIn training and these are some of my favorite tricks and tips: 1. Want to ditch a connection? How to wield this magic? When you’re logged into LinkedIn, Select Contacts in the main navigation bar. 2. Sometimes it makes sense to operate in stealth mode. Click the drop-down menu under your name in the top right corner of the page, then select Settings. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.