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How to Make Stepping Stones - with a Cake Pan

How to Make Stepping Stones - with a Cake Pan
Posted on May 30, 2012 by Christina You don’t need a fancy schmancy mold to make garden stepping stones; all you need is a non-stick cake pan! And you won’t even ruin the pan! I stumbled on a new – and EASIER way to make mosaic stepping stones; it’s called the indirect method and it involves contact paper. I think these would make awesome favors or gifts for a garden wedding. You will need: Round non-stick cake pan (You could also use a heart-shaped pan)VaselineContact paperOld plates or saucers that you don’t need (I got mine at the thrift store)Glass gemssea glass (optional)concretemarine varnishMosaic Glass Cutter (Optional. Put your safety glasses on. Repeat until you have all the pieces you need. Place your cake pan on your contact paper, and trace around it. Cut out the contact paper circle. Carefully lift the piece of contact paper and view your design. If you are happy with your design, place the design back into the pan with the sticky side up. Let sit for two days. That’s it!

DIY > COLOURFUL SWING Header 1) Wooden chip plank2) Rope3) Fabric in different colours. When I had the idea in my head it all seemed so difficult. I had too many questions. But when I actually told myself "Ok, let's do it!", it did not appear to be a rocket science at all! Drill two holes, approximately 4 cm from each edge. Hang your swing on the tree and start decorating the ropes by simply tying the fabric strips. And that's it! The swing has been tested by me personally and it's safe! Chilli wants some attention, too! Tags: diy, party decor 8 comments: Monique6/12/2012kaip gražu! Load more... Links to this post Create a Link Newer PostOlder PostHome

Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. How does it look this place ? Materials: 6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright. 6- 6x6x10’s (for the uprights) 6- 6x6x8’s for the top sections 6- 2x6x8’s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6’s (for strength) 24- 3/8’s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk) 24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them. 24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6’s 10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings ” I din’t have any building instructions to go by, pretty much just winged it.

Baileys Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Happy March to everyone! I cannot believe it's already March! I feel like I say this continuously throughout the year, but I always mean it. While it's technically not "ice cream season" yet (whatever that means, I don't know; I feel that ice cream is a treat that should be enjoyed all year round regardless of the outdoor temperature and the number of layers you're wearing), I have an ice cream to share with you today. I've never really been one to do anything special for St. I really feel like this is the best ice cream I've made to date; it was just so good. Baileys Chocolate Chunk Ice Creamadapted slightly from Cooking On the SideIngredients6 egg yolks4 oz granulated sugar18 oz milk1/2 vanilla bean, split1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 cup heavy cream1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream1/2 cup chocolate chunksDirectionsCombine the eggs with 1 oz of the sugar in a large bowl, and whisk together until the eggs are well beaten.

DIY Pebble Mat Just finished this mat to go with my Bathroom Redo. It has a peculiar providence, I was mooching around the CB2 website, doing a little window shopping and I spotted this fellow for $39.95 Me: 'Hey, I had that idea too!' I just didn't get around to doing it!" My Sweetie: "So you're saying they stole your idea from inside your head?" Me, kinda indignant: "YEAH" Him: "Would you like me to make you a tinfoil hat?" Crazy aside, here's how I made the mat. I used: 1 rubber Welcome mat4 bags of river rockssome contact adhesive All from the Dollar store. I smooshed down the glue then arranged the rocks. The only difficult part for me was to not try and arrange the rocks too much, I didn't want straight lines or uniform colour, but it's hard to let go of the whole symmetry thing. I haven't had any problems with slipperiness... yet. Tagged : bathmat, diy_version, CB2, bathroom, Cheap-

Wall Decor: wooden LOVE sign Finally…….it’s baby Chloe’s turn (who’s not really a baby anymore…{sigh}) to have a little color added to her beige walls. We’re “professional” renters it seems, so we always have to work around the color of walls that we’re given. I saw this really cute wall hanging online (and pinned it, of course) but realized that not only was the price too high ($200 bucks? really?!?!) So I made one for her room. I used some bead board from the hardware store and some large wooden letters. You could make this any size, really…….but I love how big this one turned out (30 x 32 inches). Nice and solid and adorable. And I also love showing those over-priced items who’s boss! Would you like to see how I made mine? You may already understand how this is put together……..but here’s my process: First, I purchased some 12 inch tall letters at Hobby Lobby. Then, I purchased a sheet of bead board at Lowe’s. After the letters and bead board both dried, I hot glued the letters down. And that’s it. Ready to be hung.

Festive Holiday DIY: Glitter Mason Jar Candles | cakerypapery 27 Nov Nothing says “Christmas” like glitter putting up the tree and setting up the nativity scene. Well, that and the trifecta of epic Christmas albums (Mariah, Bieber, N’Sync. Duh.). But seriously. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, festive holiday DIY with glitter (who isn’t?) It’s sort of like snowflakes, in a jar. Just make a glue wash (glue + water) and brush the inside of the mason jars. Add glitter of your choice (I like silver) to the inside of the jars, and roll/spin the jar around until the glitter coats the sides. Let dry, and….done. I brushed the glue almost all the way up to the top, but you could do it at various levels for the mismatched-yet-chic look. These take about five minutes to make, and definitely give the house a festive look, even when they aren’t lit. Seriously, iloveglitter. Like this: Like Loading... Tags: craft, DIY, mason jar

Color My Room Want to visualize how the colors you're considering will look in your home? Upload a photo of your room and paint it! You'll get a personalized picture you can save and share. 1 Get your colors 2 Choose a photo 3 Prep it 4 Paint it Please update your browser to its latest version to use the Color My Room tool. 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk. If you know of any great at home Do It Yourself Projects please leave a comment to include your own and maybe we will add it to our list. And for the upcoming holiday season we want to give all you do-it-yourselfers a head start with these incredible Christmas DIY for 2012 1. More info: here | Buy: here 2. More info: here 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Incoming search terms: