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"Exploding Box" Class...

"Exploding Box" Class...
Exploding Box Class - "An Exploding Year" - by Anso Please feel free to use these instructions to make your own boxes. You are free to link to this page from any forum etc if you wish. Please do NOT copy this information and/or photos to use for your own classes/forums/webpages without permission. Please also note that I'm not claiming that I have invented the exploding box, but these simple step-by-step instructions and photos are mine.Class Supply list: For the box you will need:* 3x 12x12 sheets of cardstock For the lid you will need: * 1x 12x12 sheet of cardstock (though this can be A4 also, you only need a 6 ¼”x6 ¼” piece) Tools: * trimmer * scissors * scoring tool, like a bone folder etc, or the scoring blade if you have a Zision trimmer or similar * glue (I would recommend double-sided tape PLUS a wet glue like Glossy Accents, Diamond Glaze etc) * 4 paperclips (to hold card in place while drying) – optional * corner rounder – optional * inkpad for edges of card - optional 1. 2. 3.

Teacher’s Badge Holders. Can you believe it? School is almost over!I was at the school on Tuesday and I realized that all of the teachers wear their identification badges everyday. I actually wear my house and car keys around my neck also {since it is the only way I can keep track of them} in something like this. picture source And then I thought, how hard would it be to come up with my own key-badge holder? Before I knew it there I was at JoAnns looking for “lanyard”. This is what you’ll need: A small amount of leftover fabric {or you can use some cool ribbon}, the lanyard {a little bit over a yard} you can buy it at your local Fabric Store, glue gun, scissors, a key ring {I used the one from my old holder} and Fray Block {optional} You can even use an old badge holder and just give it a makeover! First I made my fabric flowers… I used some hot glue while making the flower to hold the fabric together. After cutting it was time to attach the strips to the lanyard. Here is a picture… And then, in front of me there it was…

48 Homemade Gift Ideas in a Jar {Recipes} Homemade gifts in a jar is an easy and inexpensive way to make homemade gifts! Simply layer the ingredients for any of these recipes in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish gift. Voila! Here are 48 homemade gifts in a jar complete with recipes and lots of pictures so you can make them at home for your friends and family. Homemade Gifts in a Jar 1. Pie in a Jar Recipe 5. Cake in a Jar Recipe 9. 13. Recipes for Cookies in a Jar 17. Homemade Bath Salts 21. Halloween Homemade Gifts 25. a mason jar filled with candy corn and peanuts - I decided to tie the tag I made to a mason jar filled with candy corn and peanuts. Mason Jar Halloween Crafts 29. Thanksgiving Homemade Gifts 33. Christmas Homemade Gifts 37. Reward Jars 41. Mason Jar Craft Ideas 45. More Jar Ideas from Tip Junkie

It's Written on the Wall DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. And then you get home and gather what you need. Cut them out. Go go go! Love me?

We're Obsessed With This Easy DIY Artwork Project (& You'll Be, Too!) UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap! — in an amazing DIY project for your apartment. Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. Assemble your paints and squeeze a quarter-size amount of each color onto your palette. To incorporate all of our colors, we used one at a time, rinsing our brush between each and blending until we covered the canvas. Once you've covered the canvas, let it dry for a few minutes. Et voilà! Photographed by Maia Schoenfelder

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!!

Candy Crush Emergency Kit: One Artsy MamaOne Artsy Mama Fess up, friends. Either you or someone you care about is addicted to Candy Crush. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re one of the lucky few, and you better drop your smartphone and RUN. It looks harmless enough with its happy little candies, doesn’t it? That’s when you need…the Candy Crush Emergency Kit. Make one for yourself or for a friend who needs an intervention! You need:- a small glass jar {mine was less than $2 at Walmart in the aisle where the dishes are} - assorted candy {I used chewy Spree} - twine - chipboard or cardstock - adhesive vinyl - cutting machine or scissors - washi tape Step 1: Clean your jar and fill with candy.I admit I was bummed not to be able to find candies that were the right shapes to represent the ones in the game. Step 2: Cut and adhere a label onto your jar. Step 3: Cut and adhere letters on top of your label.This is the trickiest part if you don’t have a Silhouette or other cutting machine. Ta-da! Pull out a candy and, voila!

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