DIY Chalkboard Paint Ideas Chalkboard paint has become all the rage. And it’s uses for creating home decor pieces that you can personalize with the swipe of a piece of chalk have become seemingly endless. I love this idea for spray painting wine bottles and then personalizing them with a faux label or design. These bottles can be used simply as decorative pieces, vases for your favorite flowers or even as pricing structures for store products.
Kusudama Tutorial part 1 The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner. Beccy's Place At my card club recently we did a shoe box swap where we brought along card kits we had put together for the other members at our table. The idea was to pass the kits around so that everyone made a card from each person at the table, resulting in a nice little stash by the end of the day. I decided to make this double gatefold card using punches, butterflies and patterned papers. Requirements:A4 cardstock base (8 1/4" x 11 3/4")Patterned paper 8" x 3 3/4"Two strips of green patterned paper 8" x 2"Small offcut of white cardstockVine punch (I used a Martha Stewart punch)Lattice border punch (I used a Martha Stewart border punch)Small flower punch (I used an EK success punch)Self adhesive pearls (I used Kaisercraft pearls)Paper butterflies (I used Collections Elements Creative Butterflies)Sentiment stamp (I used Stamping Up Sincere Salutations)Score board and score toolFoam matInk padDouble sided tapeSmall foam dotsWet glue (I used Glossy Accents)Glue pen (I used Zig Squeeze and Roll) 1.
Utility Cord Bangle ANNOUNCEMENT: A select number of these bracelets are available for sale here. I know, I know. ENOUGH ALREADY WITH THE UTILITY CORD AND BRACELETS! Remake of Home - Crate Paper Hello, it's CP Girl Larissa here to show you another 3-D project today and this time I'm here to inspire you to create a book for your children to play with! First, let me introduce you to my creative process: From the moment I saw the Books patterned paper I knew I just had to give life to one of those adorable book titles that Lisa brought to us.
Always in Wonder: Living Room Makeover, Part 1: Herringbone Wall Remember a couple of days ago when I posted the sneak peak picture, and told you that I went through 2 large rolls of Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape in one day? Well today I am going to show you the finished product. Our hard work totally paid off, and the wall looks so good. I saw this picture on Pinterest, and it was love at first sight. I’ve always loved herringbone pattern in fabric. How About Orange My 2014 Oscar ballot and bingo game are done! Get set to enjoy Sunday's Academy Awards with friends. It doesn't matter if they watch movies or know who the actors are; anyone can play bingo and it's a good excuse for a party. Download the Oscar ballot PDFDownload the Oscar bingo PDF
Jak Heath.com: Spellbinders I don’t know about you but my dies and not just the spellbinders ones end up rattling around in a draw and I have to rummage through them to find the one I want, I have some of the smaller ones in an album but the larger ones and the border dies left me with a storage problem. I was contacted by a company which asked if there product was something that I’d like to take a look at, so i popped over to check them out and soon realised that they could have the answer to the die storage problem. So I was thrilled when I realised that it worked. I know it looks like a black A4 a piece of black card but it is in fact an A4 sheet magnet, as you can see you can fit loads on it and better still it has enough pull power to keep them in one place, I even stood the sheet up to make sure they wouldn’t fall of, I then give them the shake test and they still held fast, the reverse side of mine is red but they come in a few different colours so they could be colour co-ordinated to the dies.
Pick a Pocket Cozies Both pretty and practical, pocket cozies have the perfect space to tuck in some extra sweetener or an extra teabag for later! Quick and easy – these clever little cozies make a perfect gift you can stitch up in an evening with less than 50 yards. Wrap them around a reusable cup and tuck in a giftcard to your favorite coffee house for a gift they’ll use again and again… Gauge: approximately 6 stitches per inch Needles: size 3.25 to 3.5 mm, (US 4 – 5), needles Yarn: sport weight Pictured cozies are knit with Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport Plain Pocket Cozy: CO 52 stitches and join to knit in round, being careful not to twist stitches. paper doll Imagine a time, say 1965, when you could send in notions for comic book heroine paper doll outfits, and your design might not only be featured, but also your entire name... and your complete address.... Sorta gives you the chills, doesn't it? Note: It's very interesting that the two dolls have two completely distinct faces and styles apiece.
Paper flower tutorial I thought some of you would enjoy a quick tutorial on how to make those little paper flowers I used as part of my table setting a couple weeks ago. The credit for these go to Martha Stewart (I saw this idea nearly 10 years ago in her magazine, but haven't been able to find it on her website). So here I go.. Step 1: Draw a spiral on a 4x4" square sheet of paper Step 2: Cut out spiral along lines you have drawn