The Twice Remembered Cottage - A Cottage Transformation Journey "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air"~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I appreciate everyone's well wishes in my last post...I'm happy to say that I can finally *breathe* again! Thanks to my good old doctor and the meds he prescribed, my sinus infection is clearing up and my cough has just about fizzled out. I'm looking forward to finally getting back into some kind of routine this week! I knew having that many magnets on my fridge would create about 400 pieces of additional artwork, memos, receipts, and photos - yikes!I wanted to follow up with some details on the last project I talked about - the DIY magnetic scrabble board project.
DIY Dixie Cup Garland Aug 10 Cuteness alert coming right at you, but how fun is this little DIY project, guys? I found the original inspiration on Pinterest (the ‘lamp shades’ were covered in Hallowe’en hued paper) but figured I’d give it a go using my fave hues. Search Results (Another edit... four years later!) Just wanted to share these enormous gift bows I made out of brown paper grocery bags. One is even bigger than the gift... --------------------------------------------(editeddddd cause I made more) Cell phone photo tutorial...What you need: magazine page, brass paper fastener/brad, something sharp, scissors.
Working Model of Stephensons STEAM ENGINE made of GLASS ! Rare! Video - StumbleUpon Log in High-Tech: Software, Hardware, and More Cynthia Yildirim Working Model of Stephenson's STEAM ENGINE made of GLASS ! Rare! This Model of Stephenson's Steam Engine was made in 2008 by master glassblower Michal Zahradník. The 25 Best High-Tech Pranks Everyone loves a good laugh, and in the age of electronics, high-tech hijinks are just waiting to be pulled off. So snuggle up to your screen and get ready to unleash all sorts of shenanigans as we present the 25 best high-tech pranks known to man. Our apologies in advance to your friends and co-workers. 1.
Cool Ideas May be You Have Never Think Of…. I know in our daily life their are lots of big things to solve, but have you ever thought about tiny little things, which can be solved by some weird ideas? ok…. i am sure you are not getting me? Right!!! then have a look at these…. and make your life easier…… 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.
How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing. Here is a tutorial to make pencils that is so ridiculously easy I’ve made 10 pencils since the idea came to me yesterday!
LOTS OF PUNS - StumbleUpon ...A guy goes into a nice restaurant bar wearing a shirt open at the collar and is met by a bouncer who tells him he must wear a necktie to gain admission. So the guy goes out to his car and he looks around for a necktie and discovers that he just doesn't have one. He sees a set of jumper cables in his trunk.
Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes You want to write your name in Elvish, but every place you go seems to make it harder than it ought to be. Elvish writing looks beautiful and mysterious, but does it really have to be impossible to understand? Why doesn't somebody just spell out the alphabet so you can simply substitute the letters and get straight to the result? DIY: How to Make a Vinyl Record Notebook I love finding crafty projects using vinyl records-- from making a vinyl record purse or vinyl record bowls, I think those round slabs of plastic are incredibly fun to bend, mold, shape, and cut. About a week ago, I saw this incredible idea on Gemma's blog about how to make a vinyl record notebook and I was so excited to make it. Now, while I love using records to make crafts, my boyfriend is a huge record hipster dork. ;) (Hehe, sorry Sean!)
Creative Kismet » DIY ideas Here is a list of Tutorials that I have found, tried or have wanted to try. I had been keeping them bookmarked and tagged, but still found it hard to keep track of them all. So, here is my compiled list of wonderful tutorials by all kinds of amazing crafters and artists. Of course, there is not enough time in the world to make ALL of these great things, but when I need an idea for a gift, this is where I can go- and maybe you too.
Giant Paper Rose Flower If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding! Materials (to make one giant rose) Step 1: Cut the petals