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Project Pretty: DIY Fabric Boxes & a Link Party!

Project Pretty: DIY Fabric Boxes & a Link Party!
Last week I got the itch. Not a rash. An itch to do something. To DIY. To project. To organize. And so I challenged myself along with you, to do some organizing and beautifying. I am pretty gosh darn excited about the outcome of my project! We have this fabulous piece of Craigslist furniture sitting in our playroom. Nope, for this project I didn't paint it, but that is next on the list. Yep, a pair of boxes. Not so much. Here are some of the supplies I used to spruce them up a bit: FabricCraft Knife or ScissorsSpray AdhesiveYard StickCotton CordGrommetsEmpty Boxes I have a bit of a color scheme going in the playroom which is green and turquoise, so to cover the boxes I stuck with fabric in those colors. The boxes I selected were equal size and 15" squares {a super sized bin!}. I used the yard stick to measure A LOT and draw straight lines on the back side of the fabric for all of my cuts: Then I cut two long strips of fabric to wrap along the inside. So now the boxes looked like this:

DIY Drink Umbrellas Jul 19 by Jenny Batt Another adventure in sprucing up a few party supplies you probably already have, or do you? When I was grabbing some paper lanterns the other day I found these gigantic paper drink umbrellas. You will need: large drink umbrellas scissors tissue paper double stick tape Keep your tissue paper folded and cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch strips off the end. Pop this in a iced beverage and enjoy. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

D*S diy projects for ladies’ home journal A few months ago, we were asked to contribute some holiday gift DIY projects to the December/January issue of Ladies’ Home Journal. The magazine has just hit stands, and our projects are now available to view on their website! Some of these are variations on past projects, while others — like the vintage book tablet case and the coiled rope bowls — are brand spankin’ new. If you have any free time over the holiday weekend, you should definitely consider these projects for getting a jump start on your holiday gift-making. My cat was so pissed that he couldn’t sit on the fish-shaped cat scratch pad before it went off to be photographed that I know what I’ll be working on next :) Click here to view the projects and full instructions. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday everyone! Image above: A trio of coiled rope nesting bowls in gold and neutrals make a chic, easy hostess gift. Image above: Make a vintage book iPad or e-reader case with a linen lining.

DIY I love having strands of Christmas lights in my room all year round. They give my room a warm golden glow that takes the attention away from the chaotic mess on my floor. But I also wanted to add a little floral flair to my lights, so I came up with this simple 3step mini-project below... *Notes and tips: 1) The strand of lights I bought is actually a little bit daintier and more delicate-looking than the standard Christmas lights. I just had a red garland lying around so I used what I had, but I think you could make some really gorgeous light garlands if you used flowers of different sizes, textures, or colours (flowers made out of tulle or chiffon would be amazing!). -laura :)

{extra}ordinary wonders: DIY: Sunprints When I was home on the Cape I really enjoyed having some time to be creative. One of the 'projects' I brought was a Sunprints kit. Creating them is really very simple, and the results are beautiful and sometimes unexpected. You can easily create artwork for your home this way. The full how-to is after the jump, and if you want to see more process photos and results check out my Pinterest board.Step 1: Lay Sunprints paper on larger piece of cardboard for easy carrying. Step 4: Wait several minutes until the paper exposes. Step 6: Lay flat to dry and you're done! Try using lots of different materials - flowers, shells, rubber bands, leaves, and petals all make great designs but you can use anything.

Tips and Tricks- Part 2! I'm overwhelmed by all of your kind words and emails asking for more tips and ideas, and for all of the wonderful tips you have left for me. I'm going to try and make it a semi-regular thing here at In This Crazy Life; because lets face it we can all use a little help sometimes!! I also had lots of questions asking if you could Pin this/feature this/share this- and the answer is of course you can! The more help I can be, the better!! If you left a tip for me, but left it anonymously, then I cant give you credit- but if your name was there Ill certainly let the world know it was from you. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Hope you find something useful from this list, lovelies- keep your eyes peeled for more to come! Missed Part 1?

Build An Olivia’s Doll Crib PDF version A doll crib designed for 18" dolls. Features a bottom drawer. Handmade from this plan >> Dimensions Dimensions: It’s not a little piece. Materials and Tools Shopping List: 1 – 1×12, 8 feet long 1 – 1×6, 6 feet long 2 – 1×2, 8 feet long wood filler, glue, and finishing supplies 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws or 2″ trim screws 2″ wood screws (can use the 2″ trim screws) sand paper Tools: measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection drill jigsaw sander Cut List Cut List: 2 – 1×12 @ 20″ (Round tops as shown in step 2) 1 – 1×12 @ 21″ (Crib Bottom) 1 – 1×12 @ 20 3/4″ (Drawer Bottom) 2 – 1×6 @ 20 3/4″ (Drawer Front and Back) 2 – 1×6 @ 10″ (Sides of Drawer) 4 – 1×2 @ 21″ (Tops and Bottoms of Crib Rails) 10 – 1×2 @ 7 3/4″ (Crib Rails) Step 1 Rails Mark all of the 1x2s @ 21″ long as shown above. Step 2 Box The most difficult part of this entire project was cutting the tops of the ends the same rounded curve. Step 3 Assembly Now simply attach the rails to the ends and bottom. Step 4 Drawer Step 5

Make Your Own House Stamp I love making my own prints, especially with stamps! Lately, my home decor ideas have been taking over all my journals so I decided to make a special book just for home dreams. If you want to make house stamps just like mine, download this template- (HOUSE STAMP TEMPLATE) 1. Supplies Needed:Speedball Stamp Making Kit , pen, acrylic paint, small paintbrush, wood block, wood glue and a surface to stamp (I chose a plain white journal from Michael's). 2. I painted a quick label on the spine of my new journal I love my new journal! Do you want a peek inside? Here's a look inside my journal.

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