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Curb Chain Ring While browsing important web sites the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of Gwen Stefani and fell in love with a curb chain ring she had on. Long story short I decided to make my own version and recycle some broken rings while at it. Inspiration Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! How to Marbleize Paper and Cards Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). DIY Congrats in a Box Ever wanted to send someone something, but felt a card wasn’t enough and a gift was a little too much? Say, someone who just got a job promotion, or a close friend that you’ve agreed not to exchange gifts with? Well I had one of those moments recently when a friend got some very exciting news and so I settled on an excellent DIY solution. I call it “Congrats… in a box!” but the options for this project are endless. You send an unassuming box and little does the opener know that when they open it, out pops a congratulatory garland… and a whole lot of confetti!

Hey...Things Change!: DIY: Paint Chip Calendar *New and improved version of the Paint Chip Calendar is right here. Yesterday, while perusing some of my favorite blogs, I found this great DIY calendar idea from Design Mom. It got me thinking about a project I had put on the back burner for a while and it also reminded me that I have yet to purchase a 2011 calendar and here it is March! So I took my back burner idea involving paint chips and combined it with a DIY calendar and created my own mash up: a DIY Paint Chip Calendar. Supplies: paint chips, glue, white paper…I used a Crayola floor pad. I chose the floor pad because the top is hooked together with a strip of gluey stuff, making it easy to tear off each calendar page as the month ended while still holding the rest of the calendar together.

Christine Chitnis: Pretty Pots This might be my favorite craft so far, and I got the idea after seeing one too many beautifully patterned pots that were just out of my price range! Nothing a little Mod Podge and pretty fabric can’t fix! The total cost of this project was about $3 a pot. Materials:Terracotta potsMod PodgeBrushFabric

DIY Solar Lamp: Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Sun Jars The principle is simple and seductively clever: solar lights that store energy during the day and release light at night. These can be purchased ready-made in a variety of colors (yellow, blue and red) but they can also be built at home. A simple, less-technical approach involves buying a conventional solar-powered yard lamp and then essentially harvesting it for key pieces to put in a jar. This is simply a way of taking an existing solar lamp design and appropriating its parts to make something more attractive for display around a house or home. A more electronically-savvy individual can take the more complex route and built a solar lamp from the ground up using small solar panels – though the aesthetic result may not be as impressive. Whatever route you choose to go, these are fun and sustainable gadgets that make it easy to go green, automate the process of turning on lights at night and can add some color to your porch, patio, garden or windowsill.

6 Life-Changing Uses for Binder Clips (That You Couldve Easily Thought Of)... Yes, it may seem like an ordinary binder clip. And it is. Make no mistake -- it will keep your papers organized with the best of them. The BEST. But it's so much more. DIY Fresh Flower Gift Tags Today’s DIY project is sponsored by Baba Souk. It’s time for the next installment of my little Garden Party series! When Stephanie of Baba Souk, a stunningly curated online shop filled with the works of independent designers and craftspeople, sent along these gorgeous, emerald floral gift tags for me to craft with, I had so many ideas. But when I was shopping that flower market again and saw those white anemones (Can anyone resist those? Because I sure can’t.)

"*The Heartfelt Home*" DIY,Sewing, Decorating, Crafts, Cooking, Sentimental, Homeschooling: Salt Dough Ornaments and Gift Tags I am so excited to share a great Christmas craft project today. Salt dough ornaments and gift tags. For pennies you can make a great gift for your family and friends. I am using the ones my girls and I made as gift tags that the recipients can later use as an ornament. DIY {doily canvas bag} & ashleyannphotography.com Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute. You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. Since I was getting so many ready for A Christmas Gathering I used a lot of the same materials…monograms seems to be pretty popular now too. My friend Cindy called while I was working on this and suggested I just go ahead a put a “W” on it for her, I happily obligied.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home.

Useful and Handy Info You Must Know Useful and handy information that you probably don't know Ants Problem : Ants hate cucumbers. Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole. To get pure and clean ice : Boil water first before freezing. To make the mirror shine : Clean with spirit To remove chewing gum from clothes : Keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour. Waterproof paper coasters (and other paper pretties). I’m a total sucker for cute packaging and all things paper goods, and I’m totally the girl that hoards all of the cute boxes and bottles after everything is said and done. The only catch is that I wish I could keep the packaging the same forever. A perfect example is that I refuse to actually use cute paper coasters because I don’t want to ruin them, and I don’t like to actually use scrubs and candles near water because the label might wear off.

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