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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (12)

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (12)
Posted by: Cathy on Jun 03, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Summer Lights Garland I loved this idea and who would not love to receive this pretty gift. What you need: string of LED lights with white wire (regular lights may get too hot) plastic drinking cups patterned paper of your choice double sided tape scissors craft knife 1. 2. 3. Tutorial courtesy of HeyGorgeous For tutorials on how to market yourself online go here: Related:  9 - Brico & idéesalexiscolbycarringtonDIY (= Do it Yourself - en français a creer sois-même)

dreamcatchers I’m really diggin the whole hippy thing. And while Craig is quick to correct me on the fact that dream catchers are not hippy-ish, I still think of them that way. Natural, care free, simple. All things I relate to those old hippies. hah. The point of a dream catcher is to weed out bad dreams. Depending on who you talk to, there will be two different stories on how this happens. This is not a traditional Native- American dream catcher. What I used: Embroidery Hoop Yarn (or twine, hemp… whatever you have on hand) Beads Feathers Thread Felt Hot Glue Gun Want to make one too?? Grab your embroidery hoop, leave it as is, or wrap it up like I did. Take your webbing yarn and form a loop at the top, this will be where you dreamcatcher hangs from. The webbing is the same stitch through out. Pull tight and repeat. For your second (and every other row), use the same stitch, but instead of going over the hoop, go through the string: Keep going until the hole in the middle is to your liking.

Pillow covers January 16th, 2012 Have you tried fabric markers yet? I finally got around to it, and they work great. {*style:<i><b>Supplies: </b></i>*}fabric item you want to stencil on some cardboard a pencil a letter stencil (I have this one. ) a fabric marker (I loved my black Sharpie fabric marker!) After choosing your quote, wrap your fabric over the cardboard to keep the marker from bleeding through and to keep the fabric stretched out smooth. Use a pencil to stencil your quote onto the fabric. Once you’ve penciled everything in, go at it with your fabric marker! The Sharpie fabric marker packaging didn’t say anything about heat setting the ink, but I will probably press my fabric before I wash it, just to be safe.

Crayon art :) they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!

Inspiration: Origami Cranes | It is said that when one folds 1000 origami paper cranes they are granted a wish. Source Source Source Source Source Here’s a link to a great video showing you how to fold a crane. DIY Confetti Bowl Last weekend I made this DIY project with the boys, it's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase. Inflate your balloon, then insert it on to the vase so it's sturdier to work with. Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge, then sprinkle confetti all over, you can remove your balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides. Turn your balloon and Pop it with a needle, I couldn't do this because I've always been afraid of the noise, but my little one was my hero ;D Now you'll have a colorful bowl! You could either let it with irregular edges, or you can cut them as I did. That's it! Thanks for all your visits and comments to this post, some of you have even made this bowl and sent me pictures that I'll share with you soon!

DIY Typographic String Art | Man Made DIY, is one of my favourite craft/DIY blog and they posted this tutorial. Which I am in love with! Its a very modern twist on the popular 7os trend of string art. It’s very simple to make, and looks amazing! Chris made this by projecting the words onto a piece of painted plywood and tracing it. He then added in the nails using a hammer. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty! tutorial Paper Plate Clock Cheap?

25 DIY Handmade Gift Tutorials Part 2 I love handmade gifts! I love to give them, I love to receive them, I love to make them. In our home May is a crazy month! We have Mother’s Day, our Anniversary and not just one but 2 birthdays. Gifts are in my mind! …It took me a few weeks however to put this list of handmade gifts together The reason why is because I wanted to give you 25 amazing, cute, affordable and easy gifts. Things that you would really want and love to give. Things that your friends, family and neighbors would love to receive. I hope you like them as much as I do! Mama mía! I love these DIY bracelets! I mean capital LOVE! tutorial by Blog A La Cart DIY Wooden Necklace Modern, easy, fun, colorful… I want one! tutorial by agirlwhomakes.com Oh goodness! Give this to the chef of your home! tutorial by beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com Bottle Cap Flower Magnets What a cute idea! This would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. tutorial by Positively Splendid DIY Multi-Strand Scarf Be still my heart! tutorial by Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth source

500 Ways to Make a Yoga Mat Sandwich The controversial “yoga mat” chemical used to make Subway sandwich bread has been discovered in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG researchers found azodicarbonamide (ADA), an industrial chemical foaming agent, in many well-known brands, including: Pillsbury, Sara Lee, Shoprite, Safeway, Smucker’s, Fleischman’s, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Tyson, Nature’s Own and Wonder, according to ingredient data obtained for a new food database project due out later this year. ADA is a synthetic substance used by plastics makers to generate tiny bubbles that make materials light, spongy and strong. These materials show up in flip-flops, yoga mats and many types of foam packing and insulation. It was gathered before mid-February and represents a snapshot of ADA foods on the market. EWG is calling on food manufacturers to immediately end ADA use in food.

Quelle technique de noeud coulissant pour bracelet choisir? | Art et Perles Voici un exemple de noeud coulissant pour bracelet Si vous souhaitez finir un bracelet en corde avec un noeud coulissant, sachez qu’il existe plusieurs techniques. Nous vous en proposons ici deux : Le noeud plat macramé coulissantLe noeud coulissant simple. Vous pouvez suivre le pas-à-pas dans la vidéo ci-dessous. il existe une autre technique : noeud chinois boule qui fera l’objet d’un autre tutorial. Voyons tout d’abord comment finir un bijou en corde avec un noeud plat macramé. Noeud coulissant plat macramé faire un noeud-plat-coulissant Comme vous le voyez sur la photo, votre bracelet est presque terminé, il est posé sur une plaque de liège avec les cordes côte à côte (parallèle) et les extrémités positionnées l’une en haut, l’autre en bas. Couper un morceau de corde (noir sur la photo) d’une trentaine de centimètres (ajouter 15 à 20 cm si vous voulez en plus faire un noeud à boucles multiples). noeud-coulissant-plat-macramé Si vous le souhaitez, terminez par un noeud à plusieurs boucles.

Stuffed Fabric Turtles (with pattern pieces) We were shopping around, down in Florida, after we went to the zoo several weeks ago (yes, in Jacksonville…..some of you asked)……..and we stopped by a Pottery Barn Kids store. I’m a window shopper. Well, and an inspiration-seeker shopper. I love walking around and daring myself to find something I want to make. Ha. Want to go shopping with me? I might drive you crazy. Then you and my husband will have something in common. While we were there…..we saw some cute little stuffed turtles. So I snapped a picture with my phone, and I decided to try and figure it out at home. So, here’s my version…..a bit different, but just as sweet. They are soft and plump and are perfect for little hands. …..and the tail may be my favorite part. After making one, you better let your turtle explore outside. Would you like to make your own? Turtle pattern pieces found here. Cut out all of your turtle pieces, in whatever fabric and color choices you want. Then sew each piece closed, about a 1/4 inch from the end. Enjoy.

Make a journal? Since I was a little girl I have loved to write. I got my first journal when I was 8 and I still have it… Do you see the Strawberry Shortcake small book that says “Mi Diario”? “Mi Diario” means “My Journal”. I have kept a journal since I received that first one. I love to read them, share them with my husband and children and remember things that otherwise I would have forgotten. Weeks ago I got the privilege to visit with beautiful Jen and share over at her EXTRAORDINARY blog Our family theme for 2012 is DREAM BIG! It is my hope that these journals collect for many years to come our dreams, the accomplishments of some and perhaps the hope for others to come true someday. Just in case you missed it here is the TUTORIAL You’ll find these note books pretty much anywhere. These are the small ones… about the size of your hand. The Tutorial The Front and Back Covers. The first thing I did was to trace the shape of the cover { from the end side until the black line } into a piece of craft paper. The Tabs.

The Ultimate Towel Folding Guide The practice and study of origami involve various topics relevant to the mathematical field, but you don’t need to be any expert to fold some towels in a nice and different way. Terrys Fabrics shows us how in the following infographic. [Click here for full size version] Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): <div style="clear:both"><a href=" src=" title="The Ultimate Towel Folding Guide" alt="The Ultimate Towel Folding Guide" border="0" /></a></div><div>Courtesy of: <a href=" Journal</a></div>

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