papernstitch handmade blog Icing Designs Tulle Time: How to Use Tulle to Make Gorgeous Vases and Wall Art From studded tulle friendship bracelets to sparkling accessories, we’ve been all about tulle this week in the style department, but what about cool and creative ways to use tulle around your home? You might be thinking to yourself, wait, what the heck is tulle? Tulle is the sheer sort of netted material that is normally used to make tutus, bridal veils, and the like. Today we’ll show you how to use tulle to make beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces for the home. After all, what’s a crafty DIYer’s version of Tim Allen’s Tool Time? TULLE TIME! Materials: - glass vases - Montana Black spray paint - painter’s tape - spray adhesive - canvases 1. For this set of vases, we used tulle as a stencil to create a snakeskin-esque pattern. Get your materials together. Cut your tulle so that it wraps around the vase. For the basic vase, simply spray paint an ombre pattern. For the patterned one, you can be a little more random with your spray paint. 2. First thing to do is cut your tulle into 2-inch strips.
LAURA PARKE Photography// Eye Poetry I’m head over heels for all of Irene Suchocki’s photos of Eye Poetry photography. They’re like dreams come to life print. I plan on finding the perfect place for these pretty little pieces after our move. This weekend I’m off on a last minute road trip to Austin for The Cream Event. Who’s pumped? photos property of Eye Poetry Like this: Like Loading...
bystephanielynn - Under the Table and Dreaming Hands Occupied: Projects, instructions and inspiration for adding a little DIY to your life! DIY Wall Art With Ribbon | Homey Oh My! I did it! I came up with an easy, mess-free way to create this geometric wall art using ribbon and double-sided tape. Simple enough, no? I was inspired by the rug in this photo, and while I wasn’t seeking to paint a rug of my own at the time, I thought the design would translate well into wall art. Here’s how it’s done. Materials poster boardpicture frame (mine is roughly 10.5×14″)permanent double sided tapescissorsribbon (I used 4 colors, 5/8″ in width each)pencilruler First, take out the matte from inside the picture frame and trace it onto the poster board. I chose to have the glossy side of the poster board to be front-facing, so I lined the back side edges with double-sided tape and then flipped it back over to the glossy side and put two small pieces of the tape on opposite corners. Next, I took one of the ribbons and laid it diagonally across the glossy side so that it stuck to the pieces of tape on the two corners. I’m so happy with the way it turned out!
Kath's Room LE MINIMALIST I'm a huge lavender advocate - its uses are endless! I'm always using lavender essential oils on cuts, bruises and a pesky pimple or two. Not only does it have its medicinal uses, it really makes for a unique and tasty treat. A sweet friend of mine gave me a baggie of fresh lavender -- straight from the farm! I've been dying to give this recipe a go ever since I started seeing different variations crop up on Pinterest. This is really a great tea-time cookie, btw. Give these delicious LAVENDER LEMON SUGAR COOKIES a try! Makes about four dozen. 3/4 cup sugar 1 and 3/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 and 1/2 sticks of slightly melted butter (I used salted!) 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest *If you don't have lemons, try oranges! 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (1-2 lemons) 3 teaspoons dried lavender Heat oven to 350 degrees Mix sugar, lemon zest and juice and lavender together in a blender on high for about 30 seconds to a minute.
Cozy Homemaking Nothing much to say today but wishing a super happy birthday to a most wonderful & stunning person on this planet, someone who's been a light on my path, and who taught me so many things in/of life. Happy birthday sunshine, I love you so very much ! And a little something for you here ... ox Grow Creative DIY circle punch art The boys and I had a fun weekend working on some artwork for their room. We've been in our new place for over six months and I think it's high time we got something on the walls, particularly in the boys room. I wanted to do something simple and graphic, and most importantly, something that the boys themselves could do, pretty much on their own. So we came up with a circle punch art idea. We started with several 1 1/4 inch circles punched out a various types of patterned and textured papers. We decided to make our artwork based on a couple of 28 ¼" x 40 ¼" IKEA RIBBA frames that we had. I then proceeded to measure out where we wanted the circles to go. I then let the boys place the various circles on the marked grid. And let me tell you, they had a lot of fun doing this. Little A was very particular about not using the same colored/patterned circle in one line. Once all the circles were laid out we talked about how we liked the look of things.