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UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration

UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration
Posted by ScrapHacker.com on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action! Shutter Wall Olive & Love made the shutter wall in the pic below: DIY TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Coat Rack Old shutters and some hooks is all it takes to make your own shutter coat rack: Shutter Head Board Blogger Whitney of ‘Create Love Grow’ made the yellow head board in the pic below: Shutter Bulletin Board The Crafty Nest features a DIY Shutter Bulletin TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Store Window Decor Shutter decor in Paul Smith SoHo Store Windows were snapped by The Elegant Thrifter Shutter Wall Display Shutter Sidetable Shutter Screen or Room Divider Some high gloss paint in grey and black achieves a modern feel. Good Luck!

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DIY Sharpie Tie Die I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here! What You Need:

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. FINALLY! You will be able to learn how to cut glass. Anthro-Inspired Mirror You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror. Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version!

glow stick lanterns After seeing some of these on Pinterest, Boo and I bought some Fourth of July glow sticks and broke into them early. We cut off the ends and dumped the contents in, and shook the jar to coat the sides. (It’s non-toxic.) An instant glow stick lantern: Homemade Crap! So wedding gifts are hard, especially DIY’s. I came across this, and its fun and different: A custom family name frame. Here’s where I found it: blisstree.com (It’s actually from an etsy.com seller, so you could potentially purchase one instead of making it yourself. But that kinda takes the fun out of it….) Now this one uses a single frame with 6 openings, but you could easily frame individual letters if the name is longer/shorter. I’d even take it a step further, and find some funky frames at a thrift store and paint them.

The New Home Ec - StumbleUpon By craftyamy | I have a stack of paint chips from various projects over the years. They always seem to go into a drawer – because they are so colorful that I don’t want to throw them away. Do you also have said stack of paint chips? Then you need some project ideas, because you shouldn’t let those swatches of color go to waste. They are perfect for crafting. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.

Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps) Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. Wise? Just how cute are these little owls!........A friend had something similar ( she wouldn't let me take it to pieces so I had to guess how they were made)....and if I knew where the original design came from then I would give them the credit!This is how I made mine.. These pictures are quite self explanitory..... The only thing when stitching is to make sure the point where the stiches meet is neat.. this folds over to form his nose. Place a pin accross and stuff firmly

How to make a mini bow and arrows set. It's so fluffy! SCORE 162 Stop it! SCORE 1279 Craft Show Tips & Creative Displays In our last Craft Show Tips post there were some fabulous ideas in the comments that I just have to share! These are just a few from the many great ideas… I was happy we worked on our display ahead of time.We took a photo so we would remember how to set it up. {Jane from Maiden Jane}Be nice to the kids…everyone is a potential customer, and if you show a child a meaningful artistic experience, they’ll run back to drag their parents back to your display.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1.

Noel Home: Comfy PJ Pants for the Whole Family Our thanks to our creative friends at our Signature Sponsor, Janome for sharing this project with us. It was created last year for a special New Sewists Series they put together, and the instructions show you how to make pajama pants without a pattern; simply grab your favorite current pair and use them as a template. We added a jazzy bottom accent cuff to ours so we could mix and match our beautiful Michael Miller Bonnes Amies fabrics. This is a perfect project for beginners: super fast, easy and instantly gratifying. We thought it would be great fun to surprise the whole family on Christmas morning with matching PJ pants. I recruited one of the cutest families I know to be our models, and the rest is dreamy history.

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