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Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13)

Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. I have collated a great selection here which I hope you will like and will feel inspired by. Painted stones also make great paper weights or you could use them as place settings for a wedding party. All you need to do is collect a few pebbles, get out your acrylic paints and then varnish your stones to protect them. Have fun! For tutorials on how to market yourself online, please go here

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Haunted House Silhouettes With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else. With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. The homeowner had a strict $100 budget and insisted that nothing be attached to the house in a manner that would damage the exterior shingles. The place was newly purchased, and the homeowner had yet to install any window treatments beyond inexpensive paper "contractor blinds" on all of the windows. Tie Dye Butterfly on a Stick Temps are warming up and hopefully soon spring will engulf our back yard. I can’t wait for all the trees to be in bloom and our back yard to come alive with color. While we are waiting, we decided to create an adorable Tie Dye Butterfly on a Stick that we can fly around the house. Butterflies crafts are adorable but when you add the element of flight they become magical. This is a fun spring craft that will have your kids itching to catch a real butterfly. Coffee filters and scrap paperWashable MarkersClothes pinPipe cleanerStick ~ we used a cake pop stick, but anything would work – even one from your back yard.Google EyesFishing lineWhite GlueSpray bottle

Create Something. Donate Login Remember Me Create An Account Forgot Password // Provide alternate content for browsers that do not support scripting // or for those that have scripting disabled. Create – wall art printable template Some months a go I shared the Love wall art template, along with that one I made this one, but unlike the previous one I wanted to make this word different and special, so no cardboard. Instead I used a piece of Styrofoam from a box we received last week. When I saw it a knew it was perfect for this project =] And instead of painting or covering it with fabric (my first idea) I decided to just go the Decoupage route with hot pink tissue paper.

How to make an easy and stylish paint chip mobile for your nursery Supplies: Wooden knitting ring Assorted paint chip samples in colors of your choosing Spray adhesive (optional) Circle punch Sewing machine Tape Punch out piles of circles from your paint chips samples. I had about 20 circles in each of the 5 colors. Paint chips are one-sided so you’ll have to either glue two together or sew them together when you’re making your strings of circles. Hanging Chains Headband DIY While browsing Topshop last week, I came across this fun hanging chains headband and thought with Coachella right around the corner, an easy DIY for something similar would be fun. I used an old plastic zig zag stretchy comb headband I’ve had for years because it was the most logical choice to hang chains from but you can use an elastic band in a similar way. The chains disappear a little in my blonde hair but they would stand out really pretty agains brunette locks {it would also look great on a shorter cut as well}. If you’re super crafty, add a feather or bead/charm to the bottom of a few chains. What You’ll Need…

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star.

DIY Sliding Knot Bracelet After visiting the Mediterranean twice this past year, I’ve come to embrace the ubiquity that is the evil eye symbol and have since integrated it into the jewelry repertoire. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm! You’ll need: Images Most Loved All Categories Last 7 Days Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question: Zen Pencils Growth isn’t linear Today’s society

How to Turn Old Magazines into a Bookshelf The magazines you’ve read through can be turned into extra storage space for the home in a few easy steps. Magazines can be thick, but individually, the floppy, thin pages seem like the last material you would use to build a sturdy bookshelf. To everyone’s surprise, Sean Miller did the unthinkable and crafted a bookshelf from 80 National Geographic magazines and was named one of 23 finalists in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest . Sean Miller's award-winning design. Image via Inhabitat

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