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So, I think this might be my favorite DIY to date. It’s just so practical and pretty! A few friends and I decided we would get together once a month for an all day craft day. Just to create pretty things, simply for the sake of creating. Weather it be something we wear, or something for our homes, decorations for the holidays, or even little somethings for our babies. I tend to get wrapped up in projects for other people that I fail to do all the projects I want to do for myself! We’ve been dying to try out gold leaf for a while now. ONE – To create your bowl forms, you’ll need to start with balloons. TWO – Cut up your newspaper into small strips. THREE – Place your balloons upside down (or right side up, whichever way you want to look at it) inside paper cups and let them dry overnight. FOUR – Once dry, pop your balloon and remove the latex. Paint your bowls entirely white (or any color of your choice). I wanted my bowls to have a polka dot pattern within the gold leaf.

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Shark Hoodie Towel I have made the hoodie towels before, but I wanted to share this one with you as well. We have a little friend who likes princesses, well enough, but she really likes construction sites, sharks and blue too. Her birthday is coming up, so I give you… Lots of exciting things happening this week, but I can’t share with you yet. I am lucky I got time to wind up this DIY for the week. We have already seen how much fun splattering and speckling can be. But why keep it to black, In order to jump on the train and experience how color splattering would look like I mimicked the idea with a brush to make this DIY color splattered earring holders for my vanity ( which is a disaster, to be honest ) The fresh burst of colors is a great change for this summer.

How to make a Wire Heart Finger Ring Howdy! This gurl thought she'd share the process of how to make a wire heart finger ring, just in case ya have a sweetie who'd like one. You'll need wire (I used 20 gauge), round nose and cutting pliers and a glue stick or lip balm in order to shape the ring to fit your finger. You can always use your finger too! It may take you a few times to master this, so I suggest using scrap wire if you don't want to use up your red colored wire or precious metal wire. Cut a piece of wire apprx. 5 inches.

All Natural Lip Balm The week leading up to the new year wasn't exactly how I had pictured it. It was the last week of the boys winter break. I had envisioned walks around downtown looking at the lights, taking down the Christmas tree together, continuing our holiday baking marathon and maybe even a little post Christmas mall browsing.

Stemware Snow Globes SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 | Comments: 51 Inexpensive stemware from IKEA are easily converted into interesting snow globes… Small plastic reindeer (picked up at Michaels for a few dollars) are caught in a winter scene under glass. You can also check resale shops for lone stemware pieces. I used a brandy glass and a red wine goblet from IKEA to make mine – they cost a few dollars each. Place glass upside down onto cardboard and trace the circumference of the opening.

I had some leftover clay from my marble coaster project, and I always have tons of jewelry laying around my apartment, so I thought it would be fun and functional to DIY some decorative clay jewelry dishes with my favorite decoupage technique. See supplies and instructions after the jump! What you’ll need: How to Make Leaf Skeletons - The Idea Room - StumbleUpon I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. PROJECTS MY DIY | Neon Ombre Chairs I bought these Ikea chairs without a real plan on how and where to use them. They are patio ...

Easy to Make: Hot or Cold Therapy Rice Bags Kids are back in school, it’s finally starting to cool off a bit and TV is about to get good again. Signs all point to it being Fall soon! When it starts to get chilly, I start to get achy. Maybe I’m getting old or maybe it happens to everyone. Either way, I have a nifty little project so you’ll be all set to heat or chill sore muscles or make your bed nice and toasty when the cooler temperatures hit: homemade rice bags! After making an eye print cushion cover earlier this year, the eye craze has totally taken over my life (and possibly my sanity) to the point where I can’t stop wanting all the eye-printed things. So you won’t be surprised to learn that the latest must-have items on my home decor wish list are the gorgeous eye-shaped clay trinket dishes I’ve been seeing lately in stores. And while I openly admit I have more than enough dishes floating about my house at the moment, I just couldn’t resist making a couple of these little guys anyway – I’m sure I’ll find somewhere to put them! If you’ve got some clay and paint handy you should try crafting some of your own – they’re pretty easy to make and lots of fun! Materials Air dry polymer clayA shallow bowlA scalpel or palette knifeA circular object for creating the eye shapeSand paperBlack acrylic paintWhite paint penVarnish

The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer - StumbleUpon Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool

39 DIY Christmas Gifts for Adults Posted by Taylor Oakes The past 2 years have been pretty expensive for me. I graduated school, moved out of two different apartments in Toronto, spent a year and a half doing long distance in my relationship, moved across the country, bought (another) dog, bought a house & paid off 4 years worth of student loans. *exhale* So yeah, needless to say, last Christmas I gave my family love (aka: nothing). And though it’s not all about material goods, a lot is said when you put thought and care into a gift.