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Inspired ideas

Inspired ideas
Making Memory Candles {A project from the Inspired Ideas Archives} This is such a fun way to display photographs! The technique uses black and white photocopies and transparent contact paper to transfer images to glass votive candleholders. What happens is that the black ink sticks to the contact paper. I recommend using the small votive cylinder candleholders found commonly at craft stores. Cut a piece of the transparent contact paper (usually found with the shelf-liner papers at discount stores) to fit over your photo layout. Peel the backing from the contact paper and place the photocopied image ink-side to the sticky side of the contact paper. Burnish or rub the contact paper to the inked parts of the photocopy. Trim the contact-paper-covered print out to size. Next, soak the paper-covered plastic in a sink of warm water for at least 7 minutes. Some of the paper may begin to fall off on its own. Don't rub too hard or the ink will start to come off. Wouldn't this make a terrific gift?

Project 1: Rock + Bowl + Flame ( 31 DIY Projects for Busy Gals) 31 minute project You'll need: Sakrete Quickset Concrete a bunch of rocks (perhaps dug up from your yard) a plastic bowl a large canned good chafing dish gel fuel pack PAM cooking spray newspaper plastic tub for mixing concrete stick to stir concrete You are going to create one of these (which, FYI, Restoration Hardware doesn't sale anymore, hence why we are making our own) In pictures: For the readers: 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. and 7. Fun ambiance for the whole family. Check out what's to come with 31 DIY projects for Busy Gals by clicking the log above. Linking up here:DIY Under $15 @ A Little TipsyTutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios Loving b3HD? Have a life and can't view the whole blog in one sitting? Then stalk us already! Promise not to stalk you back.

DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts We have some super sweet treats for all you Do It Yourself fans made with love by Erica O’Brien Cake Design and Brooke Allison Photography. These ultra stylish DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts could easily be used at a fabulous bridal shower, for wedding favors, as a special surprise for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day or even decor for the cutest wedding cake in the world. What you’ll needTwo cups sugar (or more, depending on the number of colors you want), divided 4 teaspoons (or more) egg white or liquid meringue (1 teaspoon of meringue powder mixed with 1 tablespoon warm water) Paste food coloring (found at local craft store) Large cutting board, baking sheet or other flat surface, lined with Silpat or parchment paper and Baking sheet lined with Silpat or parchment paper Ateco aspic cutters or small cookie cutters Additional:Small and medium bowls | spatulas | rolling pin | measuring spoons | measuring cups | ziplock bags | butter | knife Step 1.Place ½ cup sugar in medium bowl.