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DIY Wrap Headphones

DIY Wrap Headphones
I got the idea to make these from the DIY wrap bracelets I made a little while ago. These headphones were all white before, and since I had the coloured string left over from the bracelet tutorial, I decided to try it! To start off, take the string and tie a knot with it around one of the wires. If you want, you can add beads along the way to jazz it up a bit. I thought these turned out pretty good, but I didn’t like the look of the knots all over the headphones. Let me know if you are going to try this! Like this: Like Loading... Related:  Clothes/Accessories/Shoes

Tin candel DIY Tutorial: Necklace with Fabric Birds DIY - Outfits, Shoes & Accessories Dana Today I have to tell you one of my secrets: I can not leave an Ikea furniture store empty-handed. On good days I only buy a few scented candles, but on bad days, in addition I even take storage boxes, a bed linen, napkins and even the calorie-rich biscuits from Sweden. Most of all I like to buy the pretty Ikea fabrics, which end up in a large box as soon as I arrive home. There, they often have to wait many weeks or sometimes even months for their big show, until an appropriate DIY idea comes in my mind. Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need Fabric with interesting printsColor-matching feltScissorsJewelry chain (available in the jewelry department of craft stores, you can also use an old necklace)Several jewelry chain linksSewing needle and transparent sewing threadRhinestones, beads or sequinsCraft glue (or fabric glue)Pliers DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions DIY Step 1 Cut off single prints (here birds, flowers and leaves) with a little extra border. DIY Step 2

Bohemian Infinity Dress… « Needles, Thread and Love I saw this dress as a project in vol. 4 of the Quick Stuff To Sew magazine. It was insanely easy to make and I love it so much! Its so flowy and bohemian… The dress is essentially a circle skirt with two really long straps sewn onto the front. You can wrap the straps around you in different ways to make a smorgasbord of dresses! Heres a link to a tutorial and some strap wrapping inspiration. The magazine shows you how to create a ton of different looks… it would be so perfect for traveling. Like this: Like Loading... Candy Cane Marbled Monogram Ornaments I recently saw a marbleized nail technique on Pinterest and was so inspired to try it. After several attempts I finally got the nail technique down and decided to do something more unique with it. Taking the glass ornaments that I purchased from Michaels, I created a water marble ornament. You can check out my video tutorials on how to marbleize an ornament and how to water marble nails. I also created a monogrammed marbleized image by cutting out the letter A from a sticker (you could user painters tape, I just had this sticker on hand) with an Exacto knife. Check out my latest post on making a heart shaped marble pattern: Ornament Video Tutorial Water Marble Nail Video Tutorial

Bridal Hair: Vintage Waves Oh I do love vintage waves for special occasions…especially weddings! {I’d wear my hair Rita Hayworth style everyday if my hair could handle it!} A bride with glossy, vintage waves just screams Hollywood glamour. No prizes for guessing what hairstyle I went for on my wedding day! For the past few years, celebrities have really embraced vintage curls and waves on the red carpet. I personally feel that this style is so dramatic that it’s best to keep hair accessories simple ~ no big statement pieces. Birdcage or Mantilla veils would hide those beautiful, defined curls around the face so I’d go for a flyaway, pouffy veil or longer chapel veil ~ if any. The image below was in my inspiration folder when I was planning my own wedding ~ I think this model bride looks absolutely stunning in her Louise Selby vintage esque, slim fitting, lace dress with her soft waves styled to perfection by Sev of Hepburn Collection. Onto the tutorial… {Tutorial images via The Beauty Department}

DIY Glitter Vases Inspired by many reader requests for a DIY tutorial to recreate the glittery mason jar vases from this New Year’s Eve party, today we’re playing with glitter. A whole lot of glitter! I whipped up two different versions of these glitter vasses, both of which are quick and easy. They’re perfect for parties, weddings or just to add a touch of sparkle to your dining room table. I seriously love how they turned out! Supplies - Glass containers (preferably with smooth, straight sides)Glitter (I used Martha Stewart Crafts glitter in Wintermint and Bronze from Michaels)Foam brushPainter’s tapeModPodge For the first vase I used a small cylindrical vase and using the foam brush, applied a thin and even coat of ModPodge on the interior walls of the vase. Then I just let the vase dry. For the second version, I used a mason jar and went for a glitter-dipped look. Next up, I used a copper glitter and coated the outside of the vase. Many thanks to my lovely friend Alice G.

DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.

The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Let’s get started! Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started. Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb. We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Using the flathead screwdriver as a sort of lever, snap the interior tube from the side. Pull out any remaining wires with the pliers.

Enameled Vintage Keys DIY When I was a kid my mom used red fingernail polish and painted the first initial of our last name to identify things we had, especially on stuff we took camping or our Tupperware and Corningware dishes. There was always a big red initial on the back, lest someone got confused that the Corningware dish with potato salad at the potluck or the cooler filled with beer at the picnic was OURS not theirs! She also used fingernail polish to identify keys. It made it easier to know what the keys were for. All keys seem to look the same nowadays. Most of the time I have no idea what some of my keys are for. I have a huge collection of vintage keys and a bottle of nail polish near my computer. The result is fun and cute.

A Gripping Yarn We are getting a tad concerned that we might require a restraining order from all places crafty the moment because we can’t get enough of making stuff right now and top of the make list is Yarn chandaliers. These objects of DIY lushness make us incredibly happy, they make house decor epicness, but not only that they are a perfect idea for centrepieces and party decoration. So, if you fancy getting your make on this weekend please check out this awesome tutorial on how to make these bad boys on Crafted Love. The photographic glory goes to: Sarah Yates About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang.

20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. Anything from soda pop cap lids to spoons and more. You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk. If you know of any great at home Do It Yourself Projects please leave a comment to include your own and maybe we will add it to our list. And for the upcoming holiday season we want to give all you do-it-yourselfers a head start with these incredible Christmas DIY for 2012 1. More info: here | Buy: here 2. More info: here 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Incoming search terms:

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. Now, to create this 5 strand braid……..you’ll kind of be braiding on the left side and then braiding on the right. But let me explain a little better. And that’s it.

Crave / Create: Bottle (w)rap I drink a lot of wine. And end up with a lot of empty wine bottles that are oh so pretty, it breaks my heart to have to junk them with the raddi- walla. I've been trying to find all sorts of utility excuses to hang on to them - wate bottles, plant holders and what have you. Used: Coloured raffia from Le Papier Empty clearglass wine bottles (Sula Zinfandel -which is incidentally my personal favourite) Heavy duty glue (I have this stick of industrial glue that solidifies when it cools but I guess Fevicol would do as well) Starting at the bottom (cos the top's a bit tricky) starting winding the raffia tightly around the bottle, pausing to add a bit of adhesive every now and then. Edited to add: A couple of months later some more string arrived. And about half a dozen wine bottles later, here's what happened:

DIY Tin Lanterns | Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics Thank you for visiting my post about DIY Tin Lanterns… You may also be interested in my individually handmade ceramic homewares, accessories and gifts in my shop – take a look! I’m in love with my new recycled tea light can holder! It was so easy to make, and the best part is anyone can make one – you don’t need any special tools or materials. Here’s what you do: Peel the label off an old tin can, fill with water and freeze in the freezer. Once frozen, draw a design onto the tin, and then pierce holes around the lines of your design using a nail and hammer. I had to keep taking breaks and putting my tin back in the freezer as my arm was aching from holding the hammer! Once happy with your design, leave the ice to thaw out and wash off the pen marks.

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