Braided Headband Tutorial It's chilly outside here today and I'm loving it! I enjoyed every minute of reaching into the closet and pulling out soft cozy blankets, snuggling up on the couch with my blanket and laptop to check my e-mail this morning... Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of temps below 40 degrees, but a high of 65, I'll take it! Anyway.... on with the tutorial. Here is what we are making today! What you need- Thick hair tie Six 1" strips of fabric Bulldog clip or safety pin Sewing machine (or needle and thread) Fabric tac I ripped my fabric strips so they were a bit frayed on the edges, personal choice. Tack each end of the braid just enough that it doesn't come undone . Then tack both braids together on each end, be careful not to twist the braids. Cut your hair tie so it's one strip of elastic. Sandwich your elastic ends between the ends of your braids on each end, again, careful not to twist the braids. Sew over the elastic so that it's secure. Your done! Enjoy!
Star Map Note:You can't use fishing line. Don't even think about it. It just doesn't conduct light in the right way.[ref] You can buy optical fiber by the reel, but there are better and cheaper ways to get it*: For large star maps; a fake Christmas tree works very well! For smaller star maps; the retro-tastic 'UFO Lamps' are a great source of fibers, and are pretty easy to find in dollar stores. Both of these sources are great! Just consider: * The more stars you have, the better it will look. [*] Some fiber-by-the-reel is sold here.
How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps Anyone can learn how to make friendship bracelets with beautiful intricate patterns. Let me show you how, with easy step by step instructions. Which design would you like to make? Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can make a pretty bracelet like one of these: It’ll probably take you an hour or so to make your first bracelet. There are some great books on making friendship bracelets, like the enormously popular Klutz Friendship Bracelet Book , but to make the bracelets on this page you won’t need to buy any books or special equipment. On this page, I’ll show you how to make friendship bracelets in 8 different designs. Friendship Bracelet Designs Here are all 8 friendship bracelet patterns: Hearts - great for Valentine’s Day Flowers Diamonds Rainbows Stripes - great for sports team colors Stripes and Dots Chevrons Checkered The trick is something called a braiding disc, or braiding loom. Ready to learn how to make friendship bracelets? How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Materials Step A:
How to Make Leaf Skeletons 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. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. 37.1Kstumbleupon
Sailor's Knot Bracelets :: Etsy Blog With fall days of colored leaves, chunky sweaters and spiced cider in our future, it’s just about time to pack up the beach gear until next year. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) nautical bracelets. I’m Simone of Groundsel, and a member of Etsy New York Street Team team. I made the following sailor’s bracelet tutorial using a Turk’s Head Knot for you to share with your summer friends. So, read on, and get knotty… Supplies you’ll need: 3.5 yards of twine14 ounce can for a smaller bracelet or a 20 ounce can for a larger bracelet. Directions: Step 1: Wrap one end of the twine around the can to shape an X. Step 2: Wrap the long end of the twine around the can again and bring it up to the middle of the X. Step 3: Next, move the upper left leg of the X over the right leg of the X to create an oval shape. Step 4: Pull the long end of the twine through the oval shaped opening you just set up. Step 7: You will now find a three-stranded braid.
picture lampshades PINTEREST UPDATE: This is a post from 2010. I do not take custom orders, only the tutorial is available. The lamps have held up wonderfully. As many of you requested, Marie is sharing a little tutorial here on how she made her lampshades. When she made them she was not planning on doing a tutorial for this blog, so be sure to thank her for taking the time to write all this out. Also, for those wondering…Kara will be sharing some tutorials for her book art on her blog soon. Marie is happy to do custom orders for those that prefer buying over making! * LAMPSHADE – Hobby Lobby carries self-adhesive shades & nightlights, Target has some smaller lamps for $19 that would be perfect for this project, I’ve found some lamps & shades on Craigslist. * GLUE – I used a hot glue gun for the first lamp. * VELLUM – I buy this in packs of 20 (I think) in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. * PRINTER – I have a color inkjet printer. If you are using photos – there are several options. That’s it!
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. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I’ve been experimenting with tinting mason jars to create a look like those old vintage ones that are difficult to find anymore in second hand stores. I think I’ve finally honed in on the perfect method. Would you like to see how it’s done? Check out the DIY here. Fill them with flowers, or illuminate an outdoor party filling them with battery operated tea lights or a strand of twinkle lights. copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved Hey Look: PRETTY PACKAGING IDEAS I think my favorite part of gift-giving is wrapping the goods. I really don't mind if the wrapping paper is being ripped off afterwards, I simply enjoy spending a lot of time and thought on making a present look as pretty as possible. Here's some cute and creative gift wrapping inspiration I found around the web: Washi tape ideas: Sweet Paul (left) and Tea For Joy (right) Lace gift wrapping: Sweet Paul, Colorful fabric packaging: Handmade Weddings (via Haystack Needle) Simple glitter ribbon on craft paper (Besotted Brand) & Colorful woven paper (Craftzine) Pretty doily wrapping - left: Facil Y Sencillo, right: A Creative Mint Confetti on double-sided tape: 3@12, Confetti dipping fun: Tokketok Left: rainbow yarn on craft paper (via babble), right: bunting, pom garlands and yarn (two shades of pink) Left: great idea for wrapping a cookbook (Sweet Paul), right: signature gift packaging by Inhaus Press