Lighting Made of Galvanized Iron Table lamp made of galvanized iron parts that make it different and artistic ! ++ Available at Design2009 on Etsy DIY ~ Summer Floral Gift Tags Today’s DIY tutorial is these fab summer vintage floral gift tags by Amy Moss, a graphic designer turned professional style blogger over in Australia and her blog Eat Drink Chic. Please visit Eat Drink Chic here for the full tutorial and to download the PDF gift tag designs and make sure you read the Guidelines for Use at the bottom of the page before downloading. The PDF provided contains three colour versions of the tag with summer-themed messages, including “Sun-drenched Days and Starlit Nights” quoted from a book by Gooseberry Patch. Aren’t they just super-duper gorgeous, I’m thinking they would be fab for a summery, country-garden-style wedding either as favour tags or even as place settings. You could even try an escort card style seating arrangement and have these hanging from lines of string wrapped around a huge old antique frame, or inside an old vintage case. Whatever you choose to do with them they are bound to bring a little colour and sunshine to your day. Love Michelle x
A bit of green :: Crafts :: Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. Disclaimer: There have been some concerns about the safety of this construction (see the comment of user “when” below for example). I only needed a couple of things: 200-250 large plastic cups (recyclable, at least )600-700 staplesa staplera lamp socket, lamp cord and plug – mine came from a broken IKEA lamp! That’s all you will need. Start stapling the cups together as shown. Staple again and again and again… Until your lamp goes from this…
DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars « Dornob The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.
Into the Woods Projection Light Due to its being dramatic and showstopping and incredibly F'ing rad, Hilden & Diaz's Forms in Nature forest projection light sculpture has earned viral popularity this week. To the point that the artists are planning a Kickstarter project for it, as well as currently entertaining bids from interested parties for individual fixture production. I suggest starting your bids at $1 million if you hope to beat my offer of $5.75, plus lessons on how to get: A) elegantly wasted; and B) more chicks. What? Using a porous white mass of jagged branches, the sculpture partially illuminates a room, and partially hurls oversized shadows onto its surrounding ceiling and walls such that one feels immersed in a scene from Sleepy Hollow or Jumanji.
Online » How-To: Build large couches on the cheap There’s a lot to like about this tutorial by Rain Noe over at Core77 about how to build upholstered benches called “banquettes,” not the least of which is Rain’s amusing and engaging prose style. His attention-grabbing opening line is one for the books. More:DIY Couch Related
Spoon Plant Markers I’ve been wanting to do this forever and when I saw this post from A Bird and A Bean it reminded me to get it done. I’ve had these pots for a few years (they were on the deck last Summer) and my first thought was to paint them a different color. Sorry, but orange isn’t my favorite color (although it has been growing on me lately). Then I remembered my vintage scale has a little orange on it so I left them alone. I gathered the supplies I needed. Then I started hammering the heck out of the spoons to make them flat. That looks so much better. I chose not to use a sharpie on the letters this time. I like how they look old and worn. My kitchen smells so wonderful with herbs in the window.
3 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to ‘Fragrant’ Toxins Found in Your Home I’m a bit of a girlie-girl because I like to smell nice! Over the years I have amassed a perfume collection from old boyfriends, friends, Christmas presents and purchases I’ve made. 99% of them are ‘conventional’ fragrances from companies like Marc Jacobs, Estee Lauder, Clinique and many others. Since becoming a sustainability advisor, I discovered that many of these lovely smelling perfumes might not be the most natural thing to be spraying on my skin! According to reports released by The Environmental Working Group – a nongovernmental nonprofit based in Washington, D.C and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, exposure to chemicals found in perfume, cosmetics and personal care products can have negative health benefits. For example, exposure to synthetic musks can have hormone-disrupting effects and phthlates, a frequent component in many fragrances used in air fresheners, detergents and cleaning supplies, can also disrupt hormonal systems. So what do you do? notes: Related posts:
Flashback: Jam Jar Lanterns : Daily source of DIY craft projects and inspiration, patterns, how-tos | Craftzine.com In a matter of days, it will officially be summer in the northern hemisphere. Parties, weddings, barbecues, and quality outdoor time all call for some sweet outdoor lighting when the sun goes down. It’s a perfect time to flashback to the Jam Jar Lanterns tutorial from the pages of CRAFT Volume 10, the Celebrate issue, written by our own wildly talented Brookelynn Morris. She originally came up with this charming design, and the rig that makes making a number of them a breeze, when she was making a set for her dear friends Harper and Christian’s outdoor wedding (reception pictured above). The lanterns look so lovely strung up on a chain and cast a warm, soft hue. Materials Jars Any size will do I used the quilted style.Tape measure Wire, 16 or 18 gauge 2×4 lumber, 2′-3′ long Standard nails (3) Finishing nails (8) Finishing nails have no heads.Needlenose pliers Hammer Candles Directions Make the Jig 1. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Goli Mohammadi Related