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A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.

A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures.
I love crafts and I love new things. When I get to craft with new supplies or techniques, I totally flip. So, I bought a couple boxes of plaster of Paris a while back ago with no real intentions on how to use the stuff. Searching Amazon on my phone out of boredom one day I ran into the most awesome stuff – alginate. Now, what is alginate you might ask? So, I bought six pounds of the stuff, straight off of my phone with no idea what to do with it. I just so happen to be needing some place to hang all of my lovely necklaces. pitcherdry measuring cupliquid measuring cupwooden spoonrectangular shaped bowl (I used a reusable/disposable food storage container in the 8 cup size)wateralginateplaster of Parisknifeself adjusting (sawtooth) picture hangers with spikes to push in Step 1: First things first – mixing your alginate and transferring it to your container you will be making the mold in. Step 2: Place your hand into the goo. Step 3: Mix your plaster of Paris per manufacturers suggestion.

15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. You're young, so you haven't got all of that furniture and all of the little decorative trinkets that accumulate over time, and if you have, you haven't got nearly enough. Instead of spending your time sitting around moaning about the weather, why not spend your time doing something useful? Why not spend your time crafting some of these? Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Source Stick your button collection around a balloon (and importantly) to each other. 2. Source Glue, buttons, cardboard and a bit of artistic ingenuity and you'll have yourself a great sign for your bedroom door (assuming you use the first letter of your first name). 3. Simply wash out a screw top spirit bottle, find a screw top soap dispenser and put it together. 4. Source Blank glass tumblers, paint, and cotton wool buds are all you need for this one. 5. 6. Source 7.

Lack Ottomans Materials: Lack side table, high density foam (21 5/8″ x 21 5/8″ x 4″), upholstery fabric (72″ x 72″), craft glue, staple gun, jigsaw Description: I wanted a couple of custom made ottomans that could also double as a coffee table or even extra seating in a pinch. Using a jigsaw, I cut 4 inches off of each leg so that the finished height of the ottoman would be the same height as my couch. I attached the foam square to the table top using craft glue (just so it wouldn’t be sliding all over the place when I went to actually upholster it). Once dry, I wrapped the fabric around the table top and secured it with a staple gun. I trimmed any excess fabric, then reattached the legs with the provided screws and voila! ~ Linda, California The Author Jules IKEAHacker "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running.

Sugar Scrub--Lemon I am still recovering from this last weekend. My feet are killing me. We did a lot of walking and running back and forth to make sure everything was running smoothly with the Snap Conference. Me feet needed a little extra love and pampering. It is so easy to make. Scoop the mixture into a pretty jar. This stuff is really so amazing and feels so decadent and expensive. This makes your feet so soft and makes them smell so good. I made the labels on my Silhouette CAMEO. {Lemon Sugar Scrub} *If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. You can buy high quality/food grade Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Lemon Essential Oil Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out: Frankincense Sugar Scrub Myrrh Bath Salts Homemade Bath Salts Recipe Chocolate Sugar Scrub Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Craft table for 4 furniture Published on January 9th, 2009 | by Jules IKEAHacker Here’s a craft table to rival Spring Chick’s. Peter says, “I made a craft table using various Ikea parts a few years back. It comprises of 4 Helmer draw units as legs, a self made and distressed plywood top, 2 Tertial lamps clamped down and an Anordna wire basket in the hole in the middle to hold glue bottles, dog biscuits and the such. As you can see it has room for at least 4 people to sit at the table, each with their own set of drawers and ample leg room. See more of Peter’s craft table. The Author Jules IKEAHacker "I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running.

THE SUN WAS HIGH: DIY // Galaxy Jeans I don't want to enter in a "I liked galaxies before it was cool to like them" monologue, but I've always been obsessed with outer space! My brother and I used to visit the local library and borrow tons of books about galaxies, spaceships and planets. The obsession stuck and now, even my design portfolio is filled with space-inspired pieces. You'll need: - A pair of black jeans. - A spray bottle filled with two parts bleach (javel) and one part cold water - Some acrylic paints. - An old toothbrush - A sponge - Little containers/plates to mix the paint WARNING: As you can see, the pictures show both sides of the jeans. HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DIY JEANS: As long as you are careful while washing them, the paint should not come off. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Did you enjoy this tutorial?

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Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. How does it look this place ? Materials: 6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright. 6- 6x6x10’s (for the uprights) 6- 6x6x8’s for the top sections 6- 2x6x8’s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6’s (for strength) 24- 3/8’s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk) 24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them. 24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6’s 10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings ” I din’t have any building instructions to go by, pretty much just winged it. I layed out the hexagon in the yard so that center for the uprights for each bay was 7′ apart because I knew I wanted to get 5′ swings.

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