D.I.Y. Wedding Day Flower Wall Jeremy and I had so much fun making this flower back drop for our wedding ceremony. Since sharing photos we've had dozens of requests for an in-depth tutorial on how we created this back drop. It's actually really easy and would be fun for a photo booth too! There are a lot of different types of tissue ornaments in the mix. First there are paper fans or accordion flowers. 1. The pom poms we made for our backdrop are just a slight variation of this method. To hang the pieces we nailed and adhered them directly to the wall. I hope this tutorial has been helpful! Photos by Kinsey Mhire, Arrow & Apple and Rachel Denbow.
Sores Of The Open Heart, How do you make the flowers for the flower crown? like specifically what material is it? Its super cool and I want to make one I just don't know what I need. Starburst Mirror DIY Starburst mirrors are so chic in metallics and I'm really loving gold accents lately. I wanted to create something for our bedroom that replaced an old art piece that wasn't really working and that also added more light to a dark corner in that space. I kind of held my breath while I was working on this, because I honestly wasn't sure if it was going to look really handmade or not. I was thrilled with the end result once I had it hung. It's just become of of my favorite finished projects! 1. It ended up being about 26" in diameter which makes it plenty substantial to hang on a wall by itself without feeling like it's floating. Starburst mirrors are so chic in metallics and I'm really loving gold accents lately. 1.
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MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge! The charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries fit into an Altoids gum tin, and will run your iPod for hours: 2.5x more than you'd get from a 9V USB charger! You can use rechargable batteries too. Some numbers... iPod video (tested, using alkaline batteries): 3hrs more video (1 full recharge) iPod mini (tested w/rechargeables): 25 hours more (1.5 full recharges) iPod shuffle (unverified): 60 hours more (5 full recharges) Weight (with 2xAA): 3.5oz This project is suitable for beginners, some soldering tools are necessary but even if you've never soldered before it should be pretty easy. You can etch a circuitboard and/or breadboard this up, or simply buy the kit from the adafruit webshop. This project was developed under support from EYEBEAM, thanks! NOTICE!!!
Triangles and polka dots I gave some hints last week about 'something' I whipped together for the birthday girl. Since she's officially ten now, and all the presents were unwrapped and all ten candles were blown out last night (the cake we still have plenty off, but that's a story for later), I can finally show you some pictures. As some of you already guessed, I made a flag garland. I used whichever fabric I had available from my failing bag business. Well, that's not entirely the way it went (for the colors, I mean - the bag business is failing, LOL! Now, if you want to try this, all you need is fabric in a couple of different prints and/or colors, cut to triangles (I used the same size triangle for all flags, but you could vary sizes if you like, or even combine different shapes), some biais tape and thread. For the polka dot garland, just hop over here to find a short description. Wishing you a good week! xo, P.
Easter Basket Swap Tutorial Ok, I have THREE ways to cover the yogurt cups, and the first is the easiest. First I sprayed primer onto my cups. You could use a brush on primer, or don't prime and paint at all. I use soft colors on my things and didn't want the yogurt label to show through. So, First prime, then paint with an acrylic paint. ( I did inside and out,because I am Anal that way :) ) I used Crepe Paper sheets and cut it to the width I wanted. ( Regular rolled crepe paper is too small unless you layer.) I used my ruler to pencil in a straight line for sewing. Once I had the length I wanted, I traced the bottom of the cup onto a matching paper, and cut around the outside of the circle with decorative scissors. So, there you have a covered cup that is ready to decorate !! Here is my finished one. Ok, Basket number two. After the circle was cut I traced the bottom of the cup in the center of the circle. Again, you want to add your handle to the outside of the yogurt cup. Ok, Third way to cover the basket. Hugs,
Branch Clothing Rack If you read yesterday’s post, then you caught a glimpse of the branch clothing rack I made. In my book, the branch is way cooler than any clothing I own, not to mention there is almost always a funny story to go along with hunting for pretty branches, although they’re normally not conversation starters if you’re going for witty and sane. Nonetheless, this project is so easy that it makes finding a branch look like rocket science… To make your own, all you’ll need is 40lb. picture wire, a branch, wire cutters, and optionally an “S” hook. Like this: Like Loading...
Android Rooting in 1-click (limited time only… until it gets patched) This page continues to be very popular among readers. The techniques described below rely upon a kernel bug that has long since been patched, but if you are able to downgrade your phone to an earlier version this process remains a very easy way to root your phone. Amazon Wireless has some great deals on newer android phones (A Samsung Vibrant for as low as $39 is a pretty good deal – that phone hauls butt) – and they are all easily rootable too (well, not quite one-click easy, but still pretty easy). Just about any of the newer phones shipping with 2.1 or 2.2 will blow the doors off of the older phones that can be downgraded to work with this one-click root bug, so I would recommend checking them out at least to see what you can get for cheap these days. As is customary with these kind of posts, some disclaimers: This could be dangerous. Now, some credit: Zinx did all the work on this UPDATE: The “Recovery Flasher” is no longer in the market. Install the APK It looks like this: From here:
Confessions 2012 Las Vegas, NV Interactive gallery installation in The Cosmopolitan that invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of the people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Amidst casinos, restaurants and bars, Chang invited passersby to write confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. Chang arranged the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls like a Shinto shrine prayer wall, painted select responses on 4’x4’ canvases, and orchestrated the space with an original score by Oliver Blank. The project explored the design of safe spaces for anonymity, vulnerability, understanding, and consolation. Inspired by Japanese Shinto shrines, Post Secret, and Catholicism. 2012, Las Vegas, NV.
painted glass tabletop I try to get my hands on every material I can think of, and sadly, that means I can never make a quick trip to the hardware store. Even when I plan to rush in and grab a packet of bolts or a can of paint, I always leave three hours later with those things, plus a sample of random plastic tubing and tons of half-formed ideas. But when this project from Kara Paslay landed in my inbox, I ran to the store, bought the supplies, and wasted no time making one of these tabletops myself. This project is so easy to re-create; even the intricate triangle design that Kara has made requires mainly patience and a steady hand. Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Like many Design*Sponge readers, I am constantly re-creating my space. Materials piece of glass cut to size (or you can cut a piece of plexiglass yourself)spray paintpainter’s tape, contact paper, or stencil (depending on the pattern you want to create)paint thinnerrubber or felt grippers Instructions
Leather Lunch Tote | Wood&Faulk I don’t bring my lunch to work as often as I should. And by that, I mean never. What if I had a cool lunch tote? It might not help… but at the very least, it’s a fun project to practice some hand-sewing and to make something interesting. Lately I’ve been inspired by a number of Japanese leather craft books… such meticulous stitching and thoughtful design. Whether you need a lunch tote or not, here’s a project that you can modify to make something neat for your own totable needs.