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DIY Dixie Cup Garland

DIY Dixie Cup Garland
Aug 10 Cuteness alert coming right at you, but how fun is this little DIY project, guys? I found the original inspiration on Pinterest (the ‘lamp shades’ were covered in Hallowe’en hued paper) but figured I’d give it a go using my fave hues. Wouldn’t this garland be absolutely fabulous for a bridal shower, an outdoor wedding and or even the most perfect addition to a nursery in lieu of a night light? {Step 1} Carefully cut apart a Dixie cup and smooth it out so it is as flat as possible. {Step 2} Using double sided tape, adhere one end of a shade cover to a Dixie cup. Like so! {Step 3} Using a pencil (or you can just eyeball it) you’ll make an X on the bottoms of the Dixie cups. I only made a select number of shades for the purpose of the photos here but you get the idea. And just in case you’re wondering how your little cups will look when you plug in your lights, here’s a shot for you :) xoxo

52 Weeks Project Snakes Nest A Floorboard Jewellery Stand You may have noticed, we’re kind of into making new things out of old bits and pieces. A new lease of life if you will, and right now I’m patting myself on the back. No, not because I ate all the apple pie biscuits from the last story, but because I conquered an impossible challenge. Don’t laugh, but I secretly have no idea how I pulled it off…but that’s not what I’m telling Anna. It actually started when we were hunting for reclaimed wood to use on a TV stand project. There we were, an old floorboard, a confused blogger and mug of tea – in a shed with no idea what to do. The floorboard was fairly worn and a little dull, but a quick rub down with some wire wool bought it back to life. It turned out alright and I needed just a small amount of wood filler to make it flush. Related Floorboard Breadboard Look, eating off the floor is never a good idea. In "Just For Fun" Gym Floorboard Tabletop A year ago, I made a garden table for the first time. In "Furniture" Top of the Table In "DIY"

Lamps - Recycled and Redesigned Amy at Four Corners has gone and done it again. She re-creates the most beautiful recycled and redesigned lamps...and they are just too delicious for words. These kinds of posts are all about the eye candy! Until next time... Michael Stumble this post Kitchen Tips 1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Clean a toilet-drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

michael ann made.: making time to craft second in our discussion of things that hold us back from pursuing our confident crafting dreams, let's talk about our constant lack of time and what we can do about it! not having the time is probably the number one excuse for not being able to craft enough, and boy do i agree!making time to craft can be so hard with all the other responsibilities we all have in our lives.but if we don't have time to do the things we love, then what are we doing it all for? although i am still learning, every single day, how to be better about making time to craft, i thought i would share a couple little tid bits i've learned through my crafting years. - its not about "finding time", its about "making time". our days are so easily filled with distracting fluff that if we wait around passively for our schedules to clear, we'll be waiting a long time! you need to purposefully set aside time in your schedule to craft and only craft. what are some ways that you make time to craft?

How to Make a Chandelier (Part 2 (With Friends)) | Freshly Picked I'm not going to lie to you, this chandelier is both time + labor intensive. However, we worked assembly line style + were able to finish 4 chandeliers that night. 1. Tear off your wax paper into long pieces. We used 2 - 2.5 foot pieces. (Ann + Amy) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jane's finished light. Amy's finished + installed chandelier. Next → ← Previous 25 Responses Leave a Reply

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