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12 Days Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 8

12 Days Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 8
If you’re new to the ’12 Days’, you may visit the previous days by clicking on the day you like: Day 1 Crayon Roll Day 2 Zippered Pouches Day 3 Appliqued Placemats Day 4 Quilted Potholders Day 5 Camera Strap Day 6 Embellished Dish Towels Day 7 Bean Bags Today’s guest poster needs no introduction to my readers. i am so happy that Edie asked me to be a part of her 12 Days! my name is meg duerksen. i blog over at whatever. i do not use capital letters because it’s easier not to. i am a mom to five goofy kids. i am a photographer. i love to do crafts with my kids. i love to sew. i love mr. duerksen. i love movies. but that’s enough about silly me and all the things i love….lets get crafty. i am going to show you how i recycle old crayons into really cute alphabet crayons. normally i would use a big box of old crayons….you know the kind…half used…kind of a mess. the kind that kids don’t want to use anymore. but today i used new crayons because i have used up all my old crayons. and happy too.

Domestic for Dummies: Fall Pinterest Project: DIY Coasters - StumbleUpon Is everyone ready for today's Pinterest challenge? I know I'm excited to share my project and can't wait to see what everybody else came up with. Pinterest in general just makes me tinkle in my pants with joy! So let's get to it! Lately I have been obssessed with games like Words With Friends, Wordosaur, Scrabble and any other word games that make me use my noggin. If you ever want to play with me you can come over. Online these babies go for $26, but with a little crafting and an old scrabble game, these can be yours for practically free! Here are the materials you need: 64 scrabble letters (check yard sales, thrift stores, or order some on Ebay or Amazon if you don't have any on hand)1 thin cork board (buy at any craft store)1 x-acto knifesuper gluehot glue gunmodpodge/sealer Step 1. Arrange 16 letters to make 4 words that you are happy with on your coasters (Ex. Step 2. Glue letters together using a thin layer of super glue leaving about 15 seconds to dry between each letter. Step 3.

iCandy Handmade Hi friends! I can't tell you how excited I am to be a creative guest on Ucreate today! I've been bubbling with excitement for weeks and have been scheming over what project would be Ucreate-worthy. First of all, I'm Autie and my friend Jen and I blog over at iCandy handmade. I'm a busy mom of 2 cute little kids and during nap time and bed time, I love to work on projects! The project that I thought I'd share with you today started out with these. The drawer does not open, but the cupboard door does...and it leaves about an inch of space to keep something in art masterpieces of a few sheets of homework paper...hmmmm I bounced some ideas off of Jen, and this is what I came up with...I give you the Cupboard Door into Art Desk Tutorial I made one for each of my littles, and so far, they're totally diggin' it! If you want to know what I did, here's a quick run-down on what I did: First things first, I had to sand the suckers down to give the paint something to stick to. -Autie

| Inspired to Share I thought it would be fun to share our home buying story. (Warning: long post!) I love reading about other peoples’ experiences and it’s amazing how everyone’s story is a little different. Since I don’t think I mentioned house hunting on the blog before, so first I’ll back up a little. We lived in the upper flat of a duplex for the past three years. Time passed and we were still quite comfortable, yet we really wanted a dog. Continue reading Lately my world has completely revolved around everything related to moving and owning a new home. I think it’s so important to practice loving where you live, as it can only lead to contentment. It took time and practice for me, but I really do love where I live. We live in a neighborhood with a great sense of community and history. What do you love about where you live? xo I’ll be honest, I get a little bummed out when transitioning from summer to fall. One way I like to get out of my “funk” is to celebrate the small joys of a new season.

DIY Chainmail Necklace - Honestly WTF You’ll need: Start by separating the jump rings into two halves: 175 open and 175 closed. Thread three closed jump rings onto an open jump ring. Close the ring. Keeping the rings in place with your forefinger and thumb, take an open jump ring and hook it through the front side of the two rings. Add 2 closed rings to the open ring and close. Spread the two rings apart in the same way as the first set of rings. Add 2 closed rings and close. To add an optional fourth row, lay the necklace flat and hook an open ring through first and second closed rings on the right side. I stopped at 4 rows but you can continue adding rows for a more bib-like necklace. Connect the two ends with a single jump ring or clasp. Fini! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

The Designer Pad - Straight To The HeART I consider myself a very crafty person and love everything handmade. I'm always delighted to see how others use their creativity to transform everyday materials into something unexpected and beautiful. When I stumbled upon these lovely heart pieces in Bloesem I was immediately seduced by them, especially by their sculptural vive. These personalized handmade Hearts are the creation of Brit artist Veronika, founder of the design studio Sarah & Bendrix.

Cartoons Nuances Kids room Design from Kidtropolis - Home Interi Cartoons Nuances Kids room Design Here is the latest and greatest project by Kidtropolis which is took about 4 months of prep work and a 5 day install. Located in Mississippi This amazing fairy bedroom takes captivating fairytale themes and brings them to reality in a beautiful design meant to appeal to small children. Cartoons Kids room Curtain Design Cartoons Mushrooms Chair Fairy Bedroom Design Cartoons Mushrooms Nuances Kids room Design Fairy Bedroom Door Design Tree Huts Cartoons Kids room Design Cartoons Nuances Kids room Shelves Design Fairy Bedroom Table Design Cartoons Kids room Flower Lamps Design Rounded Kids Bed Fairy Nuances Kids room Source…

not martha - to make: papier-mache easter eggs - StumbleUpon For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs. I created them using small water balloons and tissue paper then I filled them with candy and toys and sealed them shut. The egg can hold a surprising amount of candy and the tissue paper seems delicate making for a delightfully heavy and yet fragile object, much like real egg. Also like a real egg you have to break the shell to get at what’s inside. You’ll need: water balloons (they make the egg-iest shape)white tissue paper (one sheet will make about three eggs)colorful tissue paper (one sheet will make many eggs, so you don’t need much)a 3/4 inch hole puncha paint brush you don’t care much aboutliquid laundry starcha sturdy shot glass to hold your egg while you’re working with ita way to hang the balloons to dryenough time to let these dry overnight, and a few hours to let them dry after filling and sealing them (you’ve been warned) A cutting mat, wheel cutter and straight edge will come in very handy but aren’t completely necessary.

How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. zine?p=764 from - StumbleUpon You may not even know about these, but way back at the beginning of this blog, almost 3 years ago, I did a couple of kool-aid yarn dyeing tutorials. They were specifically how-tos for getting particular kinds of variegation (as opposed to dyeing basics) – part 1 being three blending colors, part 2 longer stripes of random-order solids. (I’ve just gone back and edited these old posts a little, changing some bad advice I’d given and some minor details, but not anything major.) So, after 3 years and countless skeins of dyeing experience have now passed, I want to do a couple of new dyeing tutorials for you! (For the basics of dyeing, if you’re new to it, see the link list in my first tutorial, since this post is only meant for this particular variegation method, not for kool-aid dyeing in general.) I recently dyed up a skein of bulky yarn (Imperial Stock Ranch Lopi) with 5 different colors in my crock pot, for a spotty, kettle dyed kind of look, as you can see above. Fun!