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Katies Rose Cottage: Mercury Glass Family Fun

Katies Rose Cottage: Mercury Glass Family Fun
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Easy to Make Christmas Ornaments Looking to make Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree with this Christmas? On this page I have some really simple, step-by-step photo instructions for making paper baubles - very traditional, and they just look so great! If you want more ideas, take a peek at my other easy to make Christmas decorations at the bottom of this page. How to Make Christmas Baubles When I was a kid, my parents had some store-bought baubles like this in a plain red. I tweaked the method a little bit, to give fuller-looking baubles. These paper ornaments look beautiful made out of double-sided patterned scrapbook paper, but I’ve made the instructions with plain colored paper just so they are easier to follow. Make Christmas Ornaments: Materials Colourful paper or card (or print some - see below) A pencil Something circular to trace around (e.g. a glass) Scissors Some mini glue dots, or glue, or double sided tape Craft wire (florist wire will do) or a stapler Tips: Print the paper double sided.

Cupcake Wrappers Made from Doilies: Free Cupcake Wrapper Template Posted on May 24, 2010 by Christina I wish I could say that these cupcake wrappers made from paper doilies were my very own idea. I wish I could say that I was the genius behind this DIY brilliance. I discovered these cupcake wrappers over here. I asked Brittany over at Pink Peacock Paperie to whip me up a template for the cupcake wrappers. I was amazed at how easy they were to make and how pretty they looked. Here is the free cupcake wrapper template download. Tutorial for Cupcake Wrappers Made from Doilies You will need: paper doilies (Mine were just over 11 inches.) pencil scissors glue stick cupcake wrapper template Place doilie on a flat surface. Cut out cupcake wrappers from the template. Trace along the inside curve and at the ends. Cut out the cupcake wrapper. Using a glue stick, add glue to one of the edges of the wrapper.

Japanese Temari - Basics of Glass Etching Using Etching Crème There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service"). 1) Eligibility. 2) Definitions. 3) License Grant for Materials. 4) Removal of Materials. 5) License for Name, Trademarks and Likenesses. 6) Specifications and Guidelines. 7) Representations, Warranties and Indemnities. 8) Restrictions. 9) No Obligation. 10) Changes to Agreement. 11) Prime Publishing Intellectual Property. 12) Communications. 13) Waiver. 14) Disclaimer. 15) Miscellaneous. Sharing Your Own Images Who can share images? You! What should I share? Please share images that will help other visitors. Do include captions for your images. What shouldn't I share? Behave as if you were a guest at a friend's dinner party: please treat the Prime Publishing community with respect. The same guidelines apply to your captions and notes. Where will my image appear?

Miniature Tree Tutorial I needed some miniature trees for an art project earlier in the year and found some on Ebay for making model landscapes and train set scenery. They would have worked well but I really wanted specific tree forms so I decided to make my own. Here's my tutorial, it's such a simple and quick project. Materials: 2 pairs of needle nose pliers with wire cutting feature Copper or steel wire, 26 gauge is preferred Ruler for measuring wire for cutting Beads, bases or other embellishments (optional) 5 minute or quick dry Epoxy for securing tree to base Safety glasses (& rubber gloves if you have a hard time holding the wires) *I've used brass wire, but it's much too stiff to bend easily and silver wire tends to be too soft and breaks too easily. Step 1: Cut five lengths of wire about 7"-8" long. Step 2: Loosely bend wires in half and make sure not to crimp the wire (like in the upper right). Step 3: Starting from the cut ends and twist all the wires together. Have fun folks!

on any given day: episode three. Crafternoon to the max. Yesterday I had a Savers run post farmers market visit. I could have gotten all the things, but instead I just got some too hot to handle high waisted, salmon colored, spandex-y capris. To make into shorts, of course. I was dying to attack some with bleachy goodness. All credit owed to this tutorial. You're going to need some of this stuff. Step One: cut 'em. Step Two: paint 'em. Step Three: let 'em dry, rinse, and wash (probably by themselves.) Step Four: wear 'em. I told you this was a crafternoon. I made this one by using four pieces of string (two that you won't see). I used an Honestly WTF tutorial to make the closure. Also, definitely made homemade Larabars today. Want to know a song?? Have the loveliest day, kittens.

Burlap Banner Tutorial My sister, Brittany, has been nagging me daily to get this tutorial up on my blog :). Since I've been MIA on here for 4 months now, I figured maybe this will get me going again (No promises!). This is super easy and the burlap is perfect for decorating all things FALL. My favorite time of year! Supplies you will need: Burlap (Amount depends on how many triangle pendants you want) Freezer Paper (Found in grocery stores by saran wrap) Acrylic paint Foam brushes (The round ones in the picture work best) Hemp cord, ribbon, or twine (to hang the banner) Optional: Mod Podge Extra fine Glitter Around the house: Iron Scissors Ruler Glue gun Exact-o knife Construction paper Cut Burlap: 1. 2. *There is a trick to cutting burlap--Cut an 11-inch strip so you can stagger your triangles and conserve more material. Create Stencils: 1. 2.Cut out squares of freezer paper to trace your letters on. 3. *This is where it would be really helpful to have a Cricut cutter machine! Paint Burlap:1. 2. 3. 4. Finish and hang: 1. 2.

Paint chip chevron ombre necklace I really love the ombre trend. The ombre hair is not really for me because I really like my blonde hair as it is for now. But the ombre fashion, interior and jewelry items are absolutely gorgeous! Today I want to share a chevron ombre necklace DIY with you. Yes I know, chevron AND ombre, how great is that? And it’s really not that hard to make. Learn how to make this pretty paint chip chevron ombre necklace after the jump. . . What you need for this paint chip chevron ombre necklace - paint chip - chain necklace - small jump rings - piece of plastic (I used recycled vertical Venetian blinds) - scissors - triangle ruler - pen - Mod Podge - Paint brush - Cropodile - jewelry pliers How to create a paint chip chevron ombre necklace 1.

DIY Marbled Glassware When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. Have fun! You’ll need:flat bottomed glasswarevariety of colorful nail polishclear nail polisha disposable plastic containernail polish removerpainters tapetoothpicks Mask off the bottom of the glass with painters tape. Fill a disposable, plastic container with water. Layer the colors one on top of the other. Submerge the bottom of the glass into the polish. Allow to dry completely before applying a layer of clear polish. Once everything has dried, remove the painters tape and touch up with nail polish remover and a cotton swab. Your glowing glasses are finished! Bottoms up!

Candy Wrapper Pouch Tutorial {Guest Post from Punkin Patterns} Vanessa from Punkin Patterns created a Sweet Tooth Pouch that’s SUPER CUTE! I want one! They make great gifts for kids of all ages and once you see this wonderful tutorial you’ll be running to the store to buy a bag full of candy. Here’s Vanessa… We don’t normally have a lot of candy in the house. So, here’s a little “sweet tooth” pouch. You’ll need two candy pouches – I used skittles and M&Ms. You’ll also need: iron-on vinyla zipper (7 – 9″ works well)two pieces of fabric for lining (each should be the size of your candy wrapper).thread, sewing machine, zipper foot, iron, X-acto knife First, we’ll put the vinyl onto our candy wrappers. Cut two pieces of vinyl slightly larger than the wrapper. Using a clean rag (or ironing cloth), iron the vinyl for 8-10 seconds on medium heat. Now that you have your wrappers covered in vinyl, we’ll assemble the pouch. Place your lining fabric right side up and then place the zipper on top matching the edges. Place the wrapper on top (right side down). ~Kim

Free Pattern Month Day 11 - Cakies: The A-Frame Tent Hello Monday! We have a great gal to start off a fresh week of Free Patterns! Please welcome Rubyellen from Cakies! I was introduced to Rubyellen's blog a very long time ago! Back when she only had one toddler and a very very small newborn;) Now she has THREE with one more on the way! What caught my eye was her ethereal photography and adorable softies! All of her projects and posts come from a place where crafting and motherhood intersect. I love reading about her thrifting finds! And clothing for her sweet little girls! Says Rubyellen, "I love making things and this blog originally intended to just document our everyday crafting, but it has turned into so much more. She's also super talented at hand embroidery! Rubyellen's life certainly does seem like a dream! Thank you Rubyellen for joining me in Free Pattern Month on Grosgrain! Hello Grosgrain readers!!! Drawn pattern for reference: Materials for the A-frame: 4- 1'' x 2'' x 48'' whitewood moulding 1- 3/4'' x 48'' poplar dowel 1. 2. 3. 4.

DIY Chalkboard Serving Platter December 21st, 2011 Just one more chalkboard porcelain paint project, and then I’ll give it a rest. I promise. How about… a chalkboard serving platter? It’s perfect for serving cheese, cookies, or any other goodies you might need to label. you’ll need: a porcelain platter (mine is from CB2)painter’s tape (optional) Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Dick Blick or Amazon)(Don’t use regular chalkboard paint. how to: 1.

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