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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (10)

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (10)
Posted by: Cathy on May 22, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged I just loved this Paint swatch chandelier! What a wonderful idea and those paint swatches you can pick up for free. You can use an old lampshade and use the frame or pick up an old one from the thrift store. You can also purchase them new in art and crafts shops but recycling makes this project more fun. These are the materials you'll need: - paint swatches in the same tones or you can use multi-colored if you prefer - wire frame from old lampshade (this will hang upside down) - large circular hole puncher - cellotape - cotton thread - scissors Start punching your circles from your paint swatches. Lay out your paint medallions, coloured side down, in the desired order. Turn your lamp shade upside down and fasten it somewhere where it can hang freely. The full tutorial can be seen here. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, click here.

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&Nature& Altered Book (pic heavy) I recently participated in the Sewists/Yarnies V. Papercrafters Swap and I was inspired to make an altered book for my partner, browndog. The basis of the whole book were a few excerpts from poems with nature imagery.

Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs.

say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Scratch Off Tickets Put this in your ‘party planning’ list: Homemade scratch off lottery tickets on Artmind (the trick: you mix metallic paint with liquid soap for the scratch off part).I can think of lots of fun ways to use these. copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved i love it all: charleston, s.c. You've seen this mini-album before in four separate posts. {A friend has told me that a lot of my mini's turn into maxi's!} I wanted to present it here, in a condensed version, so all the photos are in one place for you to browse for inspiration and ideas to document your own on-the-road travel journal. For an enlarged, more detailed view of the photos, just click on them. To read the details about each of the four days we spent in Charleston, and links to elements used throughout the mini-album, visit these individual posts:

SOLID BUBBLE BATH, BUBBLE BATH DROP RECIPE Dry 1 cup of cream of tartar 1 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) 1/4 cup of sodium laurel sulfoacetate SLSA (powdered foaming agent) Wet 1/3 cup (more or less) of glycerin liquid a few drops of water-based soap colorant, food color, or FD&C color any fragrance or essential oil (we used Juniper Breeze) a mold (we used our small loaf mold) Makes 18 ozs. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the colorant and fragrance a few drops at a time until the desired shade and scent are achieved. Mix in the liquid glycerin a little at a time until the mixture holds together in your hand. Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time!

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!

Making a Valentine Paper Flower Who wouldn’t love to be given this gigantic paper flower on Valentine’s Day this year? It’s incredible! Find the full tutorial here on Green Wedding Shoes. (images by Studio Castillero)A few other flower themed craft tutorials seen around the web:Hanging Heart Charms at MADEMini Crepe Paper Flower Favors at Oh Happy DayDIY Wedding Day Flower Wall at A Beautiful MessI feel like I’ve been out of the loop a bit with the redesign and the two weeks we were away.Any brilliant tutorials/craft projects out there I missed? I’d love to hear your favorites!

Make This - Stab Bound Journal - Luxe DIY Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment – sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE – rulers – drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS – fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ – 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) – 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages – 3 yards of embroidery floss – mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board

20 minute crafter-DIY photo canvas First of all...I apologize for the quality of some of these photos. I was full expecting this NOT to work so I didn't even bother getting out my real camera until the end. It looks too easy, but I promise that it IS easy and quick. And the result is darling. Want to save several dozen dollars and make your OWN photo canvas?

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