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Sculptural paper orb lights

Sculptural paper orb lights
It’s wonderful to see so many DIY projects that take advantage of the humble paper globe light. Just when I think I’ve seen them all, I come across a new one that I love, like this version created by Heather Jennings of Poppy Haus. While browsing her local Anthropologie store, Heather was inspired by two things: the ingenuity of the displays, all made with simple, everyday materials, and the Rhododendron Chandelier. Adorned with handmade, sculptural paper flowers, the chandelier is amazing, but at $898, Heather thought it would it be the perfect candidate for a DIY variation. Luckily, Heather stumbled upon decorative cupcake liners with an optical, graphic print that provided the perfect amount of depth and texture. By layering them over plain liners, she was able to create a beautiful effect on these orb lights; the organic, anemone-like shapes look lovely up close, far away, unlit during the day and glowing from within at night. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Crochet School Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe. I was also waiting for all of you to have time to put in questions you want answered in this post. Let's cover those questions first: Carly asked "I think you mentioned that you can weave in ends with a hook. Hi carly, Since you're making a blanket, I would probably just try to find a bigger needle. Nia asked "I understand how to make the corners when seaming horizontally but what about vertically.. do we skip the corners and just seam the sides? Since you only do one corner from each side when seaming horizontally, you'll pick up those other two corners when you to the vertical stitches. Don't be afraid to ask for help!

poppy haus: DIY Fridays Summer ends next week, in a way, and for the first time in 2 1/2 years I will be kid free, three days a week. I will miss their little butts, but I am so ready to have the time to create projects, work on recipes and do more research on design, housewares and goings on. I'm instituting a DIY Friday post which be an easy to accomplish weekend project. This week I'm featuring a revision of a sunburst I made last year. My first version was broken in the move. Cut the 1" balsa pieces in half (which will result in 12 pieces, you will need only 11) Cut the 1/2" pieces to 18" each Spray the ring and the 1" pieces gold Spray the 1/2" pieces ivory (may need two coats) Lay out the 1" pieces around the ring, and glue down, allowing 3 hours to dry. Glue down the ivory pieces face down into the groove created by the first layer. I can't attach anything to our living room walls, because they are plaster, so I will be hanging mine with line using a moulding hook.

Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Two days later, the result was an incredibly stunning artichoke-like lamp that looks expensive but cost close to nothing. I’m so impressed with this project that I had to share it as inspiration for the weekend. Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

How to cut glass I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. I want to warn you. It’s best to triple your yarn because it will burn longer! Soak it GOOD! I like to tie my yarn where I want my glass to “cut” then quickly pour polish remover over the string again. Get a big bowl with ice and water ready. VERY IMPORTANT! Slowly turn your bottle. You can’t let the flame go OUT then dunk it in the ice water. YAY!!! I reallly hope you enjoyed this tutorial because I had ALOT of requests for it! © Copyright jaderbombllc, All rights Reserved.

Add Character to a Calendar - Happiness is...Creating Mar 11, 2014 | Post by: Meghan A long time ago I saw this really cool calendar online at Crate and Barrel. I thought the design was so much more appealing than a standard calendar. I kind of forgot about the calendar, until one day I was at Target in the stationary aisle (no idea why I was in this aisle, or what I was buying!) I bought the calendar, but thought it could OBVIOUSLY use a little love. Supplies: - Covered Brads - Round Sticky Magnets - Patterned Paper - Chalkboard Paint - Chalk Marker - Pliers - Paint Brush {Step 1}: Paint the bottom of your calendar with chalk paint. {Step 2}: Cut the bottoms off of your brads. {Step 3}: Peel off the backs of your magnets and put them on the back of your brads. After I made my calendar and magnets, I came up with a quick three ways it could be used. 1: Add pretty patterned paper and write a sweet message with a chalk marker. 2: Add ALL of your magnets to your calendar if you can’t pick your favorite! 3: This one might be the best idea.

Romantic Card My card today is for Whoopsi Daisy challenge blog. Our challenge this wick is White on White. For my card i used image from sheet # 451, and you can find it HERE. Here is some close up look on my embellishments. For her Dress i used Diamond Dust, as you can see, it’s give image beautiful sparkles. Then i added Pearls to the top For the background i used MS punch, embossing folder, and added Die cuts of Butterfly and lives swirls. To finish my card i added white Bow. Now it’s your turn to show us your creations. Nataliya Craft | Painting Lilies newborn pointy hat There’s something so satisfying about knitting baby items. They’re as close as it comes to instant gratification with knitting. I love projects that are simple, beautiful and finished quickly. This pattern is all of those things. 4 year anniversary + giveaway! September 1st marks 4 years for me blogging here at Painting Lilies. christmas tree craft Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas! biking and hiking in the rockies Can you believe it’s almost August? how to make a kentucky derby hat Until this year, I had never watched the Kentucky Derby.

Sarah Hearts - Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins August 12, 2013 Pin It! This week is going to be packed with all things back to school related. Even though I’m not heading back to school this month (though I’m one of those people who would love to be in school forever) I love school supplies, picking out back packs and planning a dorm room! So to start off the week, here’s an easy way to add some fun and texture to your bulletin board. These simple yarn pom pom push pins are inspired by these Anthropologie push pins. To make your own pom pom push pins you will need: - yarn (any colors) - dessert or salad fork - sharp scissors - super glue or a hot glue gun - thumbtacks There are several ways to make yarn pom poms. The first step is making the pom poms. Place a small amount of glue on the top of a thumbtack then press it firmly onto a pom pom.

Paper If you've never thought of paper snowflakes as important or relevant, get ready to have your mind blown. These aren't your old grandfather's simple fold and cut from a napkin snow crystal pretties. Paper Snowflakes for Children is a virtual encyclopedia of crystal patterns ranging from simple one or two cut designs for total beginners to creations that are virtually impossible to apply scissors or knives to craft. Mark your calendar: December 27 is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day Simple for beginners - designs with easy folds and cut lines Four sided doilies - basic square folds, but not true snowflake shapes Math based - fun patterns using basic triangle, square and circle shapes Forget me Not - special flakes for commemorative events or personal memories Festive - holiday theme flakes Intricate - hard to cut patterns Fancy flakes - delicate flowery designs ...and so much more Natures gift Educational Symmetrical Snowflakes

25 Free Beginner Knitting Patterns | Painting Lilies Take a second and think back to when you first started knitting. Were you intimidated by difficult techniques? Was it hard to find patterns at your skill level? Did you want a list of beginner knitting patterns? Preferably free beginner knitting patterns? I remember being frustrated by all the terms and techniques. If you’re a beginner knitter and need some easy patterns to start out with, this list is for you. The following 25 patterns don’t involve much more than knit and purl stitches. For each pattern, I included some of the skills you’ll need and where to find the pattern. Cowl & Scarf Knitting Patterns Where: Ravelry Techniques: Knit, purl, knitting in the round on circular needles How to get it: Free PDF download from Ravelry Where: Purl Bee Techniques: Knit and purl By: Purl Bee Where: Madelinetosh Techniques: Knit, purl, slip stitch By: Madeline Tosh Techniques: Knit By: Elisa McLaughlin 5. Where: Knitty Gritty Thoughts Techniques: Knit, purl, yo Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns Where: JCasa

Travel Memory Map DIY Jun 3 This Travel Memory Map is a gift I’ve been wanting to give to Paul to keep track of our travels. I grew up in a house with a giant map on the wall of our den and love having a map around to show my kids where everything is. It’s really easy to personalize and celebrate all the places you’ve been together. Materials: Spray Adhesive, Push Pins, Scissors, World Map, Large Piece of Foamcore, Printed Mini Travel Photos (Including Location Name & Date) Step 1: Cut foamcore down so that it’s the same dimensions as your map. Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day Art Direction by Jordan Ferney Styling by Milan Shimono Lee Crafting by Caitlin Barker Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.