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Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art

Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art
Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!” Here’s all you need to get started: 1. Additional Supplies: 5. Okay, first things first. So, once you’ve got your palette, it’s time to paint your frames and your coffee stirrers! My mom and I did our painting as the sun was setting, which is always a questionable decision. I was going for the reclaimed driftwood sort of look. Once your coffee stirrers are painted, it’s time to trim them to fit into the frame(s) you’ve chosen. I found the quickest way to do this is to measure one stick to be the length you need it and then use it as the guide for trimming all the others. What’s left?

City Map Paper Cut Out It’s rare you find someone who doesn’t at least find fascination with, if not flat out love, a map. They’re so informative; they’re proof of where we’ve been and where we’re going. More than that, they’re pretty good-looking! They come in all sizes, shapes, colors, varieties and of course, locations. One of the fun things about maps is collecting ones of all the places you’ve been, and all the places you want to be! When we came across this DIY project on how to cut out a city map out of paper, we knew we had to share. Would you do this project? Images: Just Crafty Enough via Apartment Therapy

Glowing Outdoor Orbs O.K. Get ready for it … this one’s a doozy. Doozie? Doosey. It’s a humdinger. It looks high end with a side of huge impact, It costs next to nothing, And even if being “handy” to you means replacing your regular lightbulbs with eco-friendly ones … you’ll be able to do this in 3 minutes flat. Opaque glass shades found at second hand store … Mini Lights from Christmas … Glowing orbs for your garden Want more STUFF like this? Get my posts emailed to you daily. Total Cost: $3 In my attempt to make my backyard a teensy bit more contemporary than my 170 year old house I ran into a few problems. It isn’t gonna be for lighting if I can help it. So while perusing the local second hand store I came across some truly unfortunate stains on the carpet AND these ubiquitous opaque glass shades. Because as you can see, all you have to do is shove some old mini lights in em to create an outdoor light that even a magazine Editor in Chief will comment on. And here’s the best part! at night during the day p.s.

Download a FREE Dr. Seuss' The Lorax quote printable Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Not only that, but the movie The Lorax comes out today. To celebrate, I created this free Lorax printable with one of my favorite quotes from the little orange guy with the yellow mustache. Lorax Printable Get the two other versions with different font choices here and here. PS – Thank you to Cheri from I Am Momma Here Me Roar for this post, which helped me make my printable.

Rosewood Wreath I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}

Beanbag Cushion Looking for hours of entertainment? Meet, The Rollie Pollie bean bag chair. It’s a chair, it’s a toy, it’s your favorite pillow. Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. So if it gets dirty, just zip it off and throw it in the wash. And with a handle on top, it’s easy to toss around. Now, pick your favorite…. Drag it around, Dive right in! Or take a little nap. Build a Rollie-Pollie-man: kick off your shoes: Or do what I love best….find a yummy treat, and just relax, watching your favorite show. Who said you were a couch potato?

How to Make Rainbow Melted Crayon Art Welcome to 52 Kitchen Adventures, your source for creative & delicious desserts! See my Recipe Index for more. Don't want to miss another recipe? Subscribe via RSS or email. We’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming for a crafts tutorial today. You’ve seen it on Pinterest. Supplies: you will need a canvas , hot glue gun , glue stick , a hair dryer , lots of crayons and newspaper. Of course, some colors get rejected, so you will end up with a box like this. Step 1: Pick out the colors you want to use and line them up until you run out of space. Step 2: Using a glue gun, make a line of glue across the crayons (if you want a certain part showing, like the label, be careful to put the glue on the opposite side). This is how the canvas looked after 5 and 10 minutes. Step 3: Line your floor with newspaper, place the canvas against the wall, and get your blow dryin’ on. This is after 20 and 30 minutes. I like to concentrate on one area at a time, working my way across the canvas.

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree Hello fellow crafters! Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. (Since this is a guest post on a different blog, and the concept is similar to the first tree.. Thanks, Julia, for having us on your blog!

12 Cool and Creative Sofa Designs. Collection of cool sofas and the creative sofa designs from all over the world. Montanara: Designed by Gaetano Pesce, this sofa creates a beautiful illusion of waterfalls and mountains scene right in your living room. Swimming Pool Sofa: Concept sofa design created for an advertisement for Piscine Castiglione, a swimming pool design firm. SofaBOX: A creative and unusual sofa design by Hofgartner from Winterthur, Switzerland Lips Shaped Sofa: The iconic Bocca sofa designed in 1970's in the shape of a mouth which Salvador Dalí designed with Oscar Tusquets. Sitscape Sofa: "The "Sitscape" is a seating zone with a length of six meters. Roma Sofa: A cool sofa created in the shape of the famous Roman Coliseum seems a perfect fit for your living room. Behind The Wall Sofa: Designed by Jordi Canudas, it's a two-sided piece of furniture; functional both as a wall dividing the room in half and as a sofa. Do Lo Res Sofa: A unique sofa that mixes and merges the worlds of art, design and technology.

Backlit Canvas Art Do you have one project that you've been longing to do, but just haven't found the time yet? This is it for me. I call it my Backlit Canvas Art and the inspiration piece has been pinned in my "Crafts to try" Pinterest board for ages. My "pin"speration is an artist's piece made from metal that has hand cut flowers all over it. Its backlit by Christmas lights, and I pretty much love it! So I decided to give it a go and create my version. There are two main differences between the two: 1. 2. The idea of the canvas is that during the day (ie. with the Christmas light off) you have a beautiful sculpture while at night (you guessed it, with the Christmas lights on!) How about a tutorial? Supply list Mounted canvas (mine is 10"x10") cardstock to fit on your canvas (mine is 12"x12") stamps ink pad X-acto knife light source* *I wasn't sure if I wanted to use a single bulb or Christmas lights so that is why both are in the above picture. I decided to go with the same flower theme as my inspiration piece.

Butteryfly Tree This craft project was inspired by something almost identical I saw in a fancy shop here in NYC. It cost almost $500, and I thought to myself, "hey, I can make that". And so I did! Start by printing out butterflies. Hot-glue or super-glue a small branch to a vintage saucer. Fold the butterflies a little, so they look more alive and simple hot-glue them all to the branches. Photos by Alexandra Grablewski