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. You can do any color combination you like. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.
31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again paper-mache easter eggs For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) A cutting mat, wheel cutter and straight edge will come in very handy but aren’t completely necessary.
Bits Of Everything: Wall Picture Collage I have been wanting to hang something on the wall in my kitchen ever since we moved in. Between Emily and I, we finally dreamed up this Wall Picture Collage after looking at lots of other people’s photo collages- and I love the way it turned out. Here are all the things that I bought. (all found at walmart) This entire project was under $20. *pictures you want to use (I had free prints from Costco) * 2 20×30 foam core boards (I got two black ones $2.88 each) *poster hanger thingies ($2.44) *foam brushes ($.97) *double sided tape ($3) *mod podge (I already had some) This shows you how thick the foam core board is.. First I drew out a plan.. Then I cut some computer paper first, and made sure it would work before I cut up my pictures. Then I went to work cutting my 4×6 pictures into 4 inch squares. I then laid them all out on the floor in the order that I wanted them, and then taped them down with double sided tape. Then I took it in the kitchen and painted mod podge all over it. and straight on.
How to "wallpaper" using fabric I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. This fabric is fairly thin cotton from IKEA. For this DIY fabric wallpaper project, you'll need water, cornstarch, a big brush (or a paint roller if you want to do a larger wall), scissors, and a craft knife if you have obstacles like we did. First mix up your paste, since it will need time to cool. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. In the meantime, measure the area you want to wallpaper and cut your fabric to size. Brush the entire door with paste, then begin applying fabric from the top down, adjusting and smoothing as you go. Use a scissors or Xacto knife to cut around any obstacles. Finally, we went back around the sides of the door and brushed on a little extra paste to smooth down any loose threads and keep the raw ends from fraying. Our end result was smooth and perfectly wrinkle free. Here's the doorknob with still-damp fabric around it.
page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
Crème de la Craft | DIY projects made from everyday objects. What I love most about technology is that it's all about customization. From your wallpaper to your apps, it's all about you. That's what inspired me to create a custom, one-of-a-kind sleeve for my favorite tech-cessory. A bubble mailer is the perfect object to upcycle for this DIY project, because not only is it the ideal size and shape for a tablet, but its very function is to protect your stuff! So next time you receive a package in the mail, keep the envelope, cover it up with your favorite fabric and you've got a custom case for your iPad, iPod, laptop or phone. Bonus: No sewing required. Materials: • Bubble Mailer (10.5in. x 11in.) • Fabric (or repurpose pieces from an old t-shirt, dress or jeans) • Adhesive (glue gun, tacky glue, stapler and/or small brads) • 2 Buttons • Needle & Thread • Piece of Ribbon or String (approximately 8 in.) • Scissors Steps: • To measure the correct size for your case, slide your tablet horizontally into the envelope.
Copper Pipe Towel Rail SUMMARY This was my project to build a new towel rail for the bathroom. TIME TAKEN 1.5 hours cutting pipe. 1.5 hrs soldering pipe. 1 hr cleaning and polishing. 0.5 hrs fixing to wall. ...........total time 4.5hrs MATERIALS 6m of 15mm copper pipe 1 x blow torch (for soldering) 26 x elbow joints 18 t-joints some wire wool some flux some metal polish 1 x 'pacman' shaped copper pipe cutter 1 x ruler STEP 1 The first thing was pipe cutting. STEP 2 I then dry fitted the whole thing to check the design would work and all the sections all lined up. I then soldered the upright/vertical sections. (10x10cm section with a t joint in between each and an elbow at each end) On some very flat slate tiles and made sure they were very straight and inserted the 10cm pices that came out of the right angle of the t joint. being very careful to make sure it was all true.... i soldered the joints. I then inserted the 20cm pieces to join it all together.... checking for straightness along the way tadah. Extra Note
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. 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. Now you can tie extra string where ever you’d like, some tie it to the actual hoop. His view:
Crème de la Craft | DIY projects made from everyday objects. I really can't get enough of neon. I've been wearing these neon chevron earrings all Spring and had to make another neon accessory for my wardrobe. Not only is this DIY project so easy to make, but you probably have most of the supplies at home. Grab a few straws, add some paint and paper and you've got a stylish and funky necklace. Get creative and craft up a matching bracelet, earrings or ring. Materials: • 3 Straws • Gold Spray Paint • Colorful Paper (tip: look for interesting prints from a magazine. Steps: • Spray paint straws • Fold them into a triangular shape and insert one of the ends into the other to close. • Attach paper to each triangle with glue. • Run needle & thread through the back of the necklace to connect the triangles.
DIY Colorful Skeleton Leaves Skeleton leaves are so beautiful, delicate and lacy. They are great for many paper craft projects such as making greeting cards and scrapbooks. They are also wonderful crafts for kids to work on. Here are the supplies you may need: Leaves (preferably waxy leaves);Washing soda;Water;Brush;Food dye;Paper towel;Gloves. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Suggestion: Different leaves require different combination of soda and water. You may also like this beautiful botanical prints wall art. Click here for DIY Beautiful Botanical Prints Wall Art