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It always feels great when you have your mind set on how you want something to look and then it all comes together. This is exactly what has happened with my entry way/porch area. I knew I wanted to put stripes on the wall but it was a matter of finally getting around to it. Once that was done and the porch was all cleared out I knew I had to make it something that was worth having. That’s when I ordered my desk and watched the space slowly turn into what I had envisioned. I had my cream and tan stripes, I had my white lacquered desk, now it was time for some color. Waverly Chippendale Fretw Quartz Premier Prints Gotcha White/Candy Pink Waverly Cross Section Raspberry I knew I wanted a geometric pattern so that almost immediately eliminated the second fabric (Waverly Chippendale) and I wasn’t too sure about that first print because of the whole papaya part. Fabric, Measuring Tape, Scissors, Fabric Glue, Mini Blinds. 1. 2. Should look like this when it’s all done. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

How to Make a Snowstorm November 25th, 2013 Email 355 users recommend Say goodbye to hand-cut snowflakes taped to windows. Instead, try a curtain of whimsical flakes hung on strands of dental floss. Jeff Rudell A guestroom plays host to a man-made snowstorm. Hung like beaded curtains in front of windows, these snowflakes make a subtle, modern, and whimsical addition to any seasonal room décor. Photo: Jeff Rudell A friend of mine visiting from the tropics wanted, more than anything, to see snow. So, in contrast to my chandelier post, I offer a low-skill, high-impact project sure to surprise your guests (and your family) and help put you in the spirit of the season (regardless of whether the weather is cooperating with you or not). View 4 member project galleries posted in: Stay connected with CraftStylish We dare you to make your own gifts and decorations this holiday season! Find inspiration and exciting how-to projects to get you through the holiday season in DIY style.

It's doable... Crafts, food and life - Blog - It's doable...the flower wall art What started it all... This was inspired by another Pinterest viewer, of which I've tried desperately to track down, I'm in the works though!-- The search comes to an end!! Thank you, CANDICE for such a beautiful and fun craft!! I have loved seeing all of the flowers that others have come up with :) This is quite an easy project and it cost me a total of $13! -1 12x16 inch canvas $5.99 (with 40% off coupon, originally $9.99) -1 Artist's Loft 4 oz acrylic grey paint $3.99 (I used the excess on this project) -5 pieces of scrap book paper $3 total I had the following: -Mini hot glue gun and glue sticks (Michael's has these for about $3) -Foam paint brushes (Michael's has these for about $1.50) -Mod Podge (Please read reader comments before using) 1) Paint your canvas. 2) While your first coat is drying, cut a 2 inch wide strip off the bottom of each of your scrap book papers. 3) Then cut that strip into 2-3 inch rectangles. 5) And back again. 6) Ta-da you have a leaf now! That's it!

DIY Basics: Beer Bottle Bud Vases For our second DIY basic, we’re staying on the theme of easy ways to repurpose glass items. Since this week’s food theme is beer, we’re serving up an easy way to transform your beer bottles into beautiful bud vases. These are great project for sprucing up your home and make the perfect hostess or housewarming gift. Of course, we recommend bringing a full six-pack as well. Materials: - empty beer bottles - spray paint - painter’s tape - puff paint First, wash out those bottles! Now, set up your workstation. Spray your first bottle. See how lovely even just the plain old bottle looks dolled up in spray paint? To take it to the next level, grab your painter’s tape and start making patterns. Voila! Next, we’ll help you take your bottle not only to the next level but to another dimension! Use puff paint to create dotted designs that pop out from the bottle. Ta-dah! Now you’ve got all your bottles ready to go, what are your going to put in them? The answers?

Reusable Lined Snack Baggies Perhaps you already caught this tutorial when I shared it over at SevenAlive last week, but in case you didn’t, I’d like to show you a fun and simple sewing project that’s a great addition to any summer picnic basket set – a reusable, plastic-lined snack baggie. Not only can you make use of some of the plastic bags they push on you at the grocery store (seriously – I think the only reason they withhold paper bags is to get me to buy their reusable bags), but you can also cut down on buying disposable plastic baggies and change it up with something cute and personal with a very simple sewing project. That’s a win-win-win, right? What you’ll need for each snack bag:4-8 plastic grocery bags (I used 6)Parchment paperIron Fabric scrap at least 7″x15″ (optional, it just makes it pretty!) Part One: Fusing your plastic. 20 minutes. A note about this. Flatten your bags and trim them down. Trim two sheets of parchment paper. I started with three bags – three layers. Now, fold up your baggie.

DIY guide – draped skirt | Passions for Fashion mandag, 19 september 2011 Her får I den længe ventede DIY guide til at binde en draperet nederdel, som jeg første gang viste i et indlæg fra Kreta. Jeg har brugt et gammelt tørklæde fra H&M, men har I ikke et tørklæde i den stil, kan man købe et langt stykke jersey stof i en stofbutik meget billigt. Mit tørklæde er 2,5 meter langt og 1,5 meter bredt og så har jeg foldet det på midten, så det kun er 75 cm bredt. Jeg håber at I kan lide guiden og at den er til at forstå, ellers spørger I bare. Here is a DIY guide on how to tie a draped skirt.

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. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) 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. Go go go!

Kindle Cover Tutorial We are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. I am sharing 30 wonderful sewn gifts from 30 amazing bloggers! Head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts. A Southern Fairytale is spotlighting 30 edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes.You definitely don’t want to miss a day! Check out ALL of our creative projects HERE. Hello friends! I am so blessed to be married to an amazing man, mom to two beautiful little girls and part time nurse at a remarkable hospital. I am so excited to be a part of this Holiday Bake, Craft and Sew Along and to be bringing you a full tutorial on how to make your own Kindle Cover. Materials: *Fabric (preferably two different patterns that go together) *Matting (like the kind used in quilting) *Elastic *Iron on velcro *Fabric button *Basic sewing supplies *Sewing machine Getting Started My cover is made for the Amazon Kindle with dimensions as follows: Length x Width x Height 7.5 in x 4.8 in x 0.335 in

Gorgeous Mosaic Mirrors Made with Supplies I mentioned one of these ruler mirrors in a roundup a few months ago but I had no idea that there were so many other amazing versions made with different supplies. They are all made by the artist behind Mosaic Works and you can see all the beautiful “before and after” work she does on her blog . I would like to purchase the pink pencil mirror or the #2 pencil mirror. Which one is your favorite? stumbleupon

DIY comic book geek coasters It’s so hard for me to think of crafts for men! You may be like me and have a brother who loves comic books – in which case, geeky coasters are the perfect gift for said brother. And trust me, I’m not throwing stones. I’m a Star Wars fanatic. I’m quite pleased with Man Podger David’s project because I know a lot of you are looking for gifts and project ideas for the men in your life. —————- If you’ve visited my Etsy store you know I’m the coaster guy. You can buy round wood or chip-board blanks for coasters but for me they are just too lightweight (nothing is more annoying than a coaster that ALWAYS sticks to your glass). For this project you will need: I wanted a white coaster, so after a light sanding with some 220 grit sandpaper (just to rough up the surface and give the paint something to stick to) I used some Antique White spray paint and allowed it to dry thoroughly. I love old comic books and decided to use some graphics from a book I found on the Remainder Table a while ago.

envelope clutch pattern It’s clutch-a-long time! I’m so excited to share this free pattern and to see all of your creativity with it! Before you start, feel free to do something awesome to your fabric first, print it, stamp it, dye it, pleat it, stitch it to make it your OWN! Or choose a killer fabric combo and button! When you’re done, upload it to the flickr group so we can all see and comment! If you missed the sew-a-long details, click here! Additional supplies:-needle & thread for closing-pinking shears (optional)Notes:*Use 3/8″ seam allowance*seam allowance included in the patternInstructions:Print pattern piece and tape together. Cut it out and cut out 1 each from your main fabric, lining and interfacing.Fuse interfacing to back of main fabric piece. Set the main piece (with interfacing on the bottom) with the top flap away from you. Fold the sides up at the notch and pin them. When both are pinned, it will look like this. Sew up the two sides you just pinned. Press the seam allowances up. Add a buttonhole.

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