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Lemonade Makin Mama: Express yourself in porcelain

Lemonade Makin Mama: Express yourself in porcelain
I have a super busy week planned, so I thought I'd get a jump on posting. I love it when I find an idea that I can easily copy replicate. Not so long ago, I found a photo on Pinterest that showed a Pride and Prejudice quote, written onto a white mug. I was so excited, I immediately created a bunch of them for each of my book club girls as Christmas gifts. Sadly, they didn't turn out very well and I'm not sure anyone was jumping up and down for joy about them. I knew there had to be a better way to make them. Just a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this tutorial, outlining everything I needed to know about personalizing plain, white mugs. Begin with plain, white mugs of your choice. I wrote free hand, directly onto the mug. Once you have the lettering "just so," place your mugs right into a 300 degree oven, and "bake" for 30 minutes. The quote I used from Pride and Prejudice, was broken up in to four parts on two mugs. I wanted to write, "Mr.

All Things Thrifty Home Accessories and Decor: Tutorial: Making tissue paper balls Step 1: Start with 10 sheets of tissue paper in the color of your choice and according fold it across the pile. The folds should be about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. This is what it should look like when you get done folding it. Step 2: Fold it in half and secure the middle with craft wire. In order to get the craft wire tight, I use my fingers to squish the middle in order to pull the wire tight. Cut the edges of the tissue paper to a point. Step 3: Fan out the paper on both sides of the wire. Step 4: Carefully separate the tissue paper one by one on alternating sides of the wire. Continue separating the tissue paper, and when you get to the end you’ll need to rearrange the tissue paper until it looks even. Tissue paper only costs $1.00 a package, so think of the possibilities! I used them to decorate a tablescape! You can also hang them with fishing wire from the ceiling! 3K+ What a cheap party accessory! 2223stumbleupon

Check Out My Moves! **Update: Come see new and updated photos of this project HERE! :) Does anyone else feel like their spice cupboard and/or baking cupboard is full to the max? Or overflowing, even? I used to dream of a spice rack that would allow me to have all my spices organized and at my fingertips. And then I got one. I have been saving and washing Emily's baby food jars ever since we got back from Florida in order to do this: (see that dusty spice rack????) In order to eliminate all of these from my spice cupboard: I still have some spices left in my cupboard, but I ran out of magnets, so I was only able to make 10 jars. These took a bit of time, but very little skill. Obviously. I just collected baby food jars, rinsed them out, and pulled off as much of the label that I could. I had some nice powerful magnets. To eliminate any need to coordinate colors on my part, I used the DCWV Latte Mat Stack, with its coordinating solid mat stack to decorate the jars. I Mod Podged 1" strips of paper around the jar.

Happy Hour Projects: Wire Wrapped Tree Well, voting is now closed for this week’s challenge at One Artsy Mama, which means it’s big reveal day here! I’m so excited to show you my entry. Did you go vote? I am happy to say that while I didn’t win this round overall (the competition was pretty impressive!) I am advancing to round 2. This was a very fun project for me. This is a bit more time-intensive than what I usually show you, but I wanted something special not just for the contest, but also for my friend’s gift. I started with a rock from my yard. First, I cut about 2 dozen lengths of copper and brass wire about 24″ long for a tree about 8″ or 9″ tall. Once you have your roots started, twist your wire to create your trunk. Once you’re satisfied with the height, start sorting your wires back out to form branches. The beads here represent the people in my friend’s and her fiance’s families. Now, I found it most helpful to work from the lower branches and go upward, but there’s no rule. I link up to these great parties!

It’s a good idea to use free paint chips: Check out the 31 ways paint chips are used in all kinds of projects!! Some of these you may have seen around blogland others are from Etsy. 1.PaintswatchWall2.SnowmanOrnaments3.cut leaves 4. Note booklets 5. 7. 10. 13. gift boxes 14. 16. 19. 22. 24. 26. 29. 31. Hi my sweet bloggie friends!!! Felt Photo Frame Magnets and Felt Flower Magnets Felt picture frame fridge magnets (and felt flower fridge magnets) Supplies: Different colors of felt, scissors, glue gun, buttons, needle and thread, plastic, pictures, round magnets First, cut out two identical rectangles of fabric about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long (like a wallet size photograph). Cut a window in one of the pieces of felt. Using a hot glue gun, glue the plastic rectangle to the inside of the window. Now sew the two felt rectangles together, making sure that the plastic is on the inside. There are so many different fun ways that you could decorate these frames. Now to make this purple flower, cut out 5 small petals. Glue the ends of the petals together by pinching them into the shape shown below and adding glue in all 3 slots. Now decorate the frames. Insert the pictures. I decided to turn the frames and a handful of felt roses into fridge magnets. You can put them on a filing cabinet or dry erase board.

Cool Pumpkin Carvings at WomansDay.com - Carved Pumpkin Photos - Womans Day It’s time to break out the carving knives and head to the pumpkin patch to select this year’s victim. If you’re anything like us, just whittling the basic eyes, nose and mouth is a big task. Luckily, there are a few experts out there that can carve a jack-o-lantern like nobody’s business. Take a look below to see how these pros transformed ordinary pumpkins into masterpieces—including a dead-ringer for the Statue of Liberty and a collection of Star Wars characters. Twins In 2008, the infamous Michigan carver dubbed as the “Pumpkin Bumpkin” created this version of pumpkin Siamese twins. Hallowiener Filled with an oversized frankfurter and standard toppings, like chili, cheese and relish, this extra-long pumpkin from Halloween 2007 isn’t edible, but makes for a good laugh. Big Tooth Famous Canadian sand and snow sculptor David Bradley Billings decided to take a stab at pumpkin carving and in 2005 created this spooky fellow, called the “Sandemon.” The Burger Pumpkin Statue of Liberty Chewbacca

Every Creative Endeavor: I Heart Nap Time: Candlesticks Hey everybody! I’m SO excited to be here today! I’m Jamielyn from I {heart} Nap Time! Today I’m going to show you how to make some fun candlesticks for under 5 bucks! Let’s get started shall we?! Supplies: Two glass candlesticks from the Dollar Tree Glass Jar from Dollar Tree Wooden base (circle) from Hobby Lobby Bead trim from Hobby Lobby Metallic Silver Spray Paint from Home Depot E-6000 or Super Glue from Dollar Tree Directions: 1. 4. 5. Fill with candy, and enjoy your new décor. Thanks ladies for having me! xoxo – Jamielyn This is so cute – I need to head out to my local dollar store right now!! Have you guys entered the $50 giveaway yet?

101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that! Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. Make sure your printer has color ink before you start, and feel free to share this list with all your friends…they’ll love you for it! That ought to keep you busy for awhile! Do you sew? I’d love to hear about your favorites!! ~Kim

Craft Ideas Click Here For More Amazing Ideas 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks. I’m not sure why. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web. The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings. Remember when I mentioned all those cute ways to use or make fabric rosettes recently? Page Corner Monster Bookmark Template from I Could Make That. Ribbon Bookmark or Journal Wrap Tutorial from Craft Snob. Jumbo Clip and Ribbon Bookmark from Midnite Scrapper. Heart Shaped Corner Bookmarks from Craft and Creativity.

Tutorial: Indian Shisha (mirror) Embroidery Shisha (the Hindi word for “little glass”) embroidery is also known as mirror-work or abla embroidery. Originally, pieces of mica were used as the mirrors, but later, thin blown-glass pieces were broken and used. Today, small mirrors are commercially available for shisha embroidery. If you use these, make sure to file the edges first so the mirrors aren’t sharp. I like using paillettes, those large sequins with a tiny hole in the side. I’ve recently gotten really into playing with embroidery, and I decided to at the very least do this one tutorial to share my love of the art form with you all. Gather your materials. Enjoy!

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