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DIY Woven Charm Bracelet

DIY Woven Charm Bracelet
You might remember our woven chain bracelet tutorial, one of our favorite DIYs to date. As we’re starting to get a taste of spring, we’re revisiting this oldie but goodie with some minor adjustments – this time with delicate chain and the addition of mini skull charms. So grab some of that embroidery floss and let’s get weaving! You’ll need: Start by cutting 8 strands of embroidery floss, with each strand measuring four times the length of the curb chain. Pull the strands through the link and over the top of the left side. Pull it from under the same link and through. Drap the set over the top left and now lay the other set on top. Once it’s pulled through the link, cross it over to the left and place the other set on top. Knot the strands together at the end and trim away any excess floss. Thread a skull bead onto a headpin. Hold the loop tightly with the pliers and wrap the rest of the pin around the base of the loop 2-3 times. Continue adding charms. Woven. (images by HonestlyWTF) Related:  TutorialsDIY to try! ;DDIY / IDEAS

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelet As the month of love approaches, we thought we’d combine friendship and hearts into one Valentine’s Day themed tutorial: a heart patterned friendship bracelet! Using some candy-colored embroidery floss and your familiarity with the chevron friendship bracelet, you’ll be able to whip up one of these tokens of love in a heartbeat. You’ll need:2 colors of embroidery flossscissorstape or clipboard Creating a heart pattern involves just a simple modification to the chevron patterned friendship bracelet. Separate the threads into 2 sets, 2 of each color on each side. Start on the left side with the outermost strand (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd strand (shown here in blue), loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Continue knotting over each color, towards the right, until the outermost color has carried over to the middle. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.

Fingerpaint | 7 Paint Recipes You Will Love Fingerpaint is real quick and easy to make. Here are a few tried, tested and perfected fun paint recipes that we’ve collected over the years. Finger-painting is a great activity if you do not mind to get your hands a little dirty. These paints are great to capture little hand and foot prints or to create everyday works of art and crafts without the fuss of washing paintbrushes. What’s great about homemade fingerpaint? Basic Heated Fingerpaint 1 cup flour2 tablespoons salt1 1/2 cups cold water1 1/2 cups hot water2 tablespoons food colouring Directions: Mix 1 cup of flour and 2 tablespoons of salt Add the cold water and stir until there are no lumps Add the hot water and bring to a boil while stirring Remove from heat once thickened Continue to whisk until all lumps are gone Add food colouring and stir well Pour into desired containers Allow time to cool down or refrigerate Shake before use and refrigerate after use Kool-Aid Finger Paint Mix the Kool-Aid, flour and salt into a glass bowl.

DIY Friendship Bracelet For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.

DIY Braided Rhinestone Necklace A couple of weeks ago, we turned some vintage earrings into a pair of shoe clips. Inspired by Jolita‘s Mourning Necklace, we’re transforming vintage chains into pretty statement necklaces for spring this week. Sometimes antique rhinestone necklaces are just a tad too short and a bit too dainty so adding a bit of texture and color is the perfect way to add some much needed oomph. You’ll need: Start by cutting approximately 16-19 strands of embroidery floss at about 2.5 times the length of the rhinestone necklace. Separate into 3 equal parts and braid. Most vintage rhinestone necklaces are really short in length so to extend it, the clasp will need to be removed with a pair of wire clippers. Tie the end of the floss into a double knot around the end of the necklace. Bring the floss around the necklace and back under the braid. Continue stitching. Tie the ends of the contrasting floss into a double knot and trim the ends. And the necklace is complete! Layer and sparkle!

DIY Market Bag With Earth Day just around the corner, we’re turning to artist and environmentalist Chris Jordan for inspiration. In this large-zoom photograph he has captured 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. And did you know that 2.7 billion plastic bags are used every day worldwide? Lay the t-shirt on a flat surface. Snip 8 evenly spaced slits along the bottom hem of the t-shirt. Attach a safety pin to the end of one of the strings. You can trim the strings but we like leaving the fringe as is. Aren’t you excited to BYOB (bring your own bag)? Make one for a friend. (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF; thanks to Leethal & Lynn for the inspiration!) 101 Projects for Artists and Illustrators February 21st, 2007 Don’t know what to do with your extra time? There are plenty of odd jobs and tasks that an illustrator can do in between assignments. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s a long list of projects, ideas, and necessary chores to help make your free time more productive. Tell a Story Many images are used to help a narrative, and as an illustrator it is important to keep developing this skill in your off-time. Make a book cover for your favorite classic novel.Create a series of illustrations that show the passage of time.Illustrate a song.Make a narrative advertisement for a soft drink.Illustrate your favorite childhood memory.Make a children’s book spread for a fairy tale.Illustrate the four seasons.Why did the chicken cross the road? Academic Exercises Time to get back into the classroom! Practical Projects Don’t let the promotion and organization of your business get pushed aside. Creative Exercises Online Communities And Last But Not Least…

Tutorial: Double Duty Dry Erase Board I am constantly writing notes and messages to myself to help me remember what I have going on for the day. But my office is also my bedroom, so an ugly dry erase board is just not an option. I’ve been thinking about solutions to this problem for a while, and at one point considered Idea Paint, but eventually changed my mind. I wanted something that could pull double-duty, and that’s when I came up with this…an idea for a pretty dry erase board that serves as wall art when not in use. Materials: 1. Picture frame with glass or plexi insert (I recommend a Ribba frame from IKEA like the one I used) 2. Step by Step How To: {click image above for larger step by step view} 1. For more ideas for quick and easy projects, click here to visit the tutorials page filled with more than 30 diy’s. This entry is filed under diy, dry erase board, girlie, how to, message board, office, organization, organize, pattern, patterned, pretty, project, tutorial, workspace, workstation. Imagina uma loja cheia de produtos coloridos e diferentes por R$ 5,99 cada. A Daiso é assim! A loja faz parte de uma rede japonesa que chegou aqui em São Paulo no final do ano passado. Existem lojas Daiso em várias partes do mundo. São mais de 3.000 espalhadas por todo planeta. A rede é tão grande que a maior parte dos produtos vendidos é produzida especialmente para ela. É como se fosse uma loja do tipo 1,99 cheia de coisas tchutchucas e diferentes. A oferta é ótima nos setores de papelarias e utilidades para a cozinha. Sem falar que tem muita tranqueira cute mas inútel. Fui com dinheiro contado super controlada e voltei para casa com isso: As compras preferidas foram os vasinhos de cerâmica para plantas. A melhor pechincha foi essa prateleira para armários. Os produtos costumam voar das prateleiras mas a loja recebe semanalmente novas mercadorias. Dizem que em breve o valor fixo irá subir, mas mesmo assim vale muito a visita frequente. Daiso Japan Rua Direita, 247 Sé São Paulo – SP

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)