Make a Perpetual Button Calendar for 2011 (and Beyond) By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar. Make it once, and you can use it forever – just move the numbers to their correct location each month, and change the nameplate! Materials Picture frame, 11″x14″ or 16″x20″, see belowSheet of foam board or 1/2″-thick corkRuler Craft knife Piece of woven fabric, about 24″x30″ Spray adhesive Masking tape Scissors 42 large buttons, 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter 42 flat-head thumb tacks 5 sheets card stock, for numbers and nameplatesDownloadable name/number template 3/4″ circle punch, optional E-6000, or similarly strong glue Water-soluble fabric marker Fine-point Sharpie 2 squares of wool or acrylic felt 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, or lightweight chipboard Sewing machine and thread 2 sets Velcro dots plus 22 “loop” style dots (the softer half of a Velcro pair)Greeting card envelope Directions Step 1: First, prepare the background.
My Collection of Funny Emails. Send funny emails to your friends! Reynolds Wrap has lock in taps to hold the roll in place The color on the bread tab indicates how fresh the bread is And those colors are in alphabetical order: b, g, r, w, y. You can divide and store ground meat in a zip loc bag. Just break off how much you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. Marshmallows can cure a soar throat. Stuffing a dryer sheet in your back pocket will repel mosquitoes. You can freeze cupcake batter for later use. You can paint upholstery You can make your own laundry soap. . You can dye plastic buttons. You can run a paper bag through your printer. You can print directly onto fabric. A dry erase marker can be used on most desk tops. You can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box? If you break your blender jar you can replace it with a mason jar. Cereal canisters make the perfect trashcan for your car.
20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: bakerella.com Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: rikkihibbert.co.za For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Via: pizzazzerie.com Super sweet. Via: simplebites.net Bread, cooked in a jar? Via: marthastewart.com A fabulous visual reminder of your favourite holidays. Via: bigredkitchen.com So let’s just cut to the chase – what about making all your meals in a jar?! Via: runwithglitter.blogspot.com There isn’t a child on earth who wouldn’t be wowed by these: rainbow cupcakes baked in a jar. Via: flickr.com
15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. So we say, make them! Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 3. Simply wash out a screw top spirit bottle, find a screw top soap dispenser and put it together. 4. Source 5. 6. Source 7. 8. 9. Source 10. Source 11. Source Hollow them out and plant.
Getting label glue off glass? - DIY - do it yourself - tribe.net Andy, We live in Phoenix, so completely understand your point about conserving water. For what it's worth, you can reuse any bin of water to soak a bottle, if you're just trying to remove a label. It's just the moisture from the water you're after. Then, the bottle can just be washed with the other dishes. <i>"other products with long chemically sounding names are in fact natural and/or very safe for people and the environment. Is that true? And, an enormous amount of chemical products on the market are not required to go through long-term studies, to find out if they are, indeed, "safe." namaste, alex P.S. And, I understand your point. Love & Tinderness: Homemade Flavored Toothpick Tutorial At the end of a hearty meal, what more could you ask for than a no-calorie, delicious treat that also doubles as a crud-picker? (I am not ashamed of my lack of finesse with words, when it comes to oral hygiene. Oral hygiene should be a laughing matter. How else are you going to show off your shiny white choppers?) Homemade flavored toothpicks are ridiculously easy to make, and not only will you want to keep a bunch around for yourself, but they also make adorable little gift additions. Problem = solved. And who wouldn’t want something that looked like this? This is, for some odd reason, an incredibly photo intense tutorial. (It’s been long enough, right? Anyway, it goes like this: Soak toothpicks in oil.Dry toothpicks.Pick your teeth. But let’s talk about details. Choose Your Oil Flavor The first thing you’ll want to do is choose an essential oil. Here’s a quick list of some GRAS essential oils that you could use: Get crazy and creative, too! Gather Your Flavored Toothpick Necessities Why? Oh.
Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger) Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. My co-blogger, Tristin, and I create fun and inexpensive crafts that anyone could do. Our goal is to inspire. So come check us out! Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!
DIY Mason Jar Crafts Mason Jar Pendant Lamp The Spring Blog We love the simplicity of this gorgeous blue pendant lamp. For the how-to, visit The Spring Blog. Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Michaela Noelle Designs Chalkboard paint + mason jars = super cute and functional organizer. For the how-to, visit Michaela Noelle Designs. Mason Jar Light Fixture Maryjanes and Galoshes It looks tough but you can totally do this. For the how-to, visit Maryjanes and Galoshes. Mason Jar Sewing Kit Wait 'Till Your Father Gets Home We love how adorable and colorful this is. For the how-to, visit Wait 'Till Your Father Gets Home. Mason Jar Monogram Light Oleander and Palm This truly original DIY is perfect for an outdoor party or for something a little extra awesome at home. For the how-to, visit Oleander and Palm. Mason Jar Wall Planter Not Just a Housewife This genius planter makes it easy to bring the garden inside. For the how-to, visit Not Just a Housewife. 5-Minute Mason Jar Lamp Crafts Unleashed For the how-to, visit Crafts Unleashed.
Scrap Project Roundup I have been trying to finish up all of my Holiday crafting, so I got behind on my scrap fabric projects last week. To make it up to all of you, here are a bunch of super cute scrap fabric projects I found on Pinterest! Above you will see a fabric scrap Memory game, found at Babble. This is a great wall art project using fabric scraps and embroidery hoops, from The Purl Bee. While this project just uses fabric swatches, you could certainly do some embroidery on your scraps to add even more visual interest. Here are some garden flags from Design Sponge. A fantastic fabric mosaic, as wall art, by Cart Before the Horse. This vintage chair rehab with scrap fabrics is absolutely gorgeous! You can also use your scraps to make a cute pillow case, like this one from Cluck Cluck Sew. What are your favorite projects to do with scraps?
How To Make Mason Jar Spice Holders DIY Home World Creative Ideas For A Beautiful Home & Garden How To Make Mason Jar Spice Holders August 12, 2013 by author Leave a Comment Herbs and spices are a necessity in every kitchen, but they can be a nightmare to store, taking up all your cupboard space. With these simple and attractive mason jar herb holders, you will have a fantastic way to store your herbs whilst looking good. To find out how easy it is to make these must have jars visit untrainedhousewife.com here… How To Make Mason Jar Spice Holders by Taboolaby Taboola Sponsored LinksSponsored Links Promoted LinksPromoted Links You May LikeFrom The Web SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Canadian Mom Loses 24kg in 2 Months using This Natural Pill...SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Undo Stuff You Should Know How Investing Online Helped Me to Get My Dream Car? theCHIVE Best Wardrobe Malfunctions EvertheCHIVE Yellow Pages 4 Reasons Why Going to a Car Wash is Worth Your MoneyYellow Pages Caliser MadameNoire Ancestry www.PerfectVacation.co
How to Marbleize Paper and Cards Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times).