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creative little daisy: Have you priced vintage blue canning jars lately?... I bought these probably five years ago at an antique/consignment store. I think I paid about 12 dollars for a set of four. Now you can expect to pay at least that for just one. Last night I was cruising around the internet and happened upon a link to a tutorial using mod podge and food coloring to make your own. This afternoon I decided to play around with some mod-podge and food coloring myself. Just pour some mod podge into one of your jars. Add a few drops of water to thin down just a bit. You want to get as much of the mod podge mixture out of the jar as possible so you don't have a big glob of dried gunk in the bottom of your lovely jar. This is how it will look wet. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere about heat setting paint on glassware by baking it at a low temp, so I set my oven on the lowest setting it would allow, 150 degrees and popped them in. I took this after they had cooked for about 20 minutes. And for the finished product, drum roll please..... Not too shabby, eh?

Valentines Friendship Bracelets Last summer I not only conquered my childhood fear of making Friendship Bracelets, but I also developed a new appreciation for them. They’re simple to make and cute as a can be, but most winningly, they really are great tokens of friendship. So cheerfully reminiscent of childhood and its open declarations of best-friends-forever, friendship bracelets are such a super way to let someone know you’re thinking about them. All this adds up to the perfect Valentine’s Day project! How sweet would it be to show up to work or school on February 14th with a bunch of these lovely little expressions of affection? This time around I was a little more ambitious, creating adorable patterns of hearts and arrows, perfect for the holiday! Materials To make 9 bracelets: If you’ve never made a macraméd friendship bracelet before please check out our original Friendship Bracelet post to learn how to make a left knot and a right knot. Patterns Heart Bracelet Cutting and Prep You will need: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

DIY freezer paper stenciled scarf Inspired by the frozen boulders the city snowplow piled up along our street, I made a scarf. To make this, you'll need: fabric, freezer paper, scissors, iron, pencil, craft knife, cutting mat, fabric paint, and a foam brush. I used a length of jersey from the fabric store—you know, T-shirt material. I sketched an abstract design onto the uncoated side of the freezer paper. With an X-acto knife, I cut out the shapes. I ironed the stencil shiny-side down onto the fabric. Using a foam brush, I painted in the shapes. I let the paint dry and tore off the paper stencil. All done. Do Your Clothes Fit You? Whether homemade or store bought, do clothes tend to fit you well? If you’re like me, chances are you’ve had countless occasions in life where you’ve fallen in love with a gorgeous dress only to find that the fit is totally off. Or you’ve excitedly cut into your precious cloth with a sewing pattern you adore only to find there’s no way in the world the design is ever going to fit. That’s why we sew, I gather, to try to achieve perfection in fit and style, but there will always be those alterations which need to be done in order to achieve that close-to-perfect (if not flawless) fit. But there’s hope! Read on… Taking Time to Read: Photos directly above found on The English Muse, a gorgeous and inspiring blog! Let’s begin with some great books that will aid you in altering clothing and patterns from full-figures to petite figures, which have been tested by real people for comprehension and have passed those tests with flying colors. “I have been sewing for over 50 years. “I loved this book.

Better than Tiffanys Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! Here is a simple ring that is MADE from money. So how bout changing this: Yep, I did it! I saw rings like this on etsy, and thought “how did they do that!” Ready? Find a quarter, or similar looking foreign coin (I used a 10 pence because I couldnt find a good quarter). Got your quarter? Grab a hammer. Back in the day, I’ve heard they used to use spoons for this part, and tapped instead of hammered…but I cannot even IMAGINE how long that would take. Anyway, you want to hammer the edges. Just keep hammering, and spinning it in a circle. Yes your hands will get black. Next, you will want a drill. Anyway, keep moving up sizes of drill bits until you get too close to the edge. If you have a dremel, or a sander type bit for your drill…USE IT. Now file it down until you’ve got the ring size you are looking for! How much fun right?!

bottle cap candles TUTORIAL | Craftaholics Anonymous how make tiny candles using old bottle caps! fun easy diy tutorial. these tiny candles are a really fun to make and come together quickly. to make these colorful tiny candles, i used several materials that usually end up in a land fill: bottle caps, broken crayons, and empty soup cans. the only thing i bought to make them was the pre-waxed wicks which cost me $1.50 for a set of 12. these make a great kid craft {with supervision, of course!} How to Make Bottle Cap Candlessupplies: bottle caps, crayons {or wax}, pre-waxed wicks, soup cans, wax paper {optional}, small cooking pan, scissors, and water remove paper from crayons. you can also use candle wax if you wanted. put crayons in clean, empty soup cans. take your pre-waxed wicks and… bottle caps put wicks inside the bottle caps. i placed my bottle caps on wax paper in case i spilled some wax. then using a small cooking pan filled with a couple inches of boiling water, place the can in the pan and melt the crayons. happy crafting!

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 i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost 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!

Brooches with Bite January 5th, 2011 Email 68 users recommend Sloan Howard Photo: Sloan Howard Symmetry, contrast, and texture have a special appeal, but it’s easy to miss their beauty in everyday objects. Supplies: Fabric marking pen or chalkHand-sewing needleNonwoven material scrap for pin back (suede, leather, synthetic leather, or felt) Pin closurePins RulerScissorsSewing machineThread to match zipper tapeZipper tape, 56 inches (or one 28-inch zipper, separated) Create flower petals from a zipper The brooch has two six-petal layers, plus a center swirl. 1. 2. 3. Tip: Plan the pieces If you don’t use a single zipper tape, you should plan and mark the cutting lines on a separating zipper or multiple shorter zippers. 4. 5. New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial - StumbleUpon Here's what you will need: Main body -2 pieces of home dec weight fabric or corduroy measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric A) Main body-2 pieces of contrasting home dec weight fabric measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric B) Flap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 12" x 11.5" Flap- 1 piece of Fabric B- 12" x 11.5" Back Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric A- 14" x 8" Back pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 14" x 8" Small Pocket- 1 piece of Fabric B- 7" x 12" Strap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 6" x 42" Depending on the weight of your fabric, you may want to interface it. I purchased 1 yard of each fabric and had plenty of fabric left over. Let's get started. Cut out all your pieces. Cut a 1 inch square out of the bottom corners of all 4 pieces. Interface pieces. Take your strap piece and iron each side towards the middle. Then fold in half and iron. Round the corners of the flap pieces. With right sides together sew the flap pieces together leaving the top open. Clip the curves. Turn right side out and iron. Stitch across the bottom of the pocket.

How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine. 28Jun/11 After seeing Kristin's friendship bracelet giveaway on Idle Wife, I've hauled out my old bracelet books and thread from when I was a kid. Naturally I've been furiously making all sorts of bracelets. After making six friendship bracelets in two days I decided I needed a new pattern. Following an extensive google session I found these beautiful recycled t-shirt bracelets and vowed to make them my own. And now you can too! All you need is... 2 pieces of fabric about 18 x 6 inches Scissors Pliers 2 ribbon clamps (found at Michaels) 2 jump rings 1 clasp Cut 2 pieces of fabric from your t-shirt about 18 x 6 inches. Make a loop with the first scrap and lay it over top of the second. Take that end and alternate weaving it under and over the remaining fabric lengths. Pair up the ends of fabric and wrap it snugly around your wrist. And there you have it!

Prairie Paper &Ink: How to Make a Glitter &Re-Inker Ornament I showed this to my Stampin' Up! club ladies and promised I would post the instructions (w/ pictures) on here for them and my other customers - I hope y'all will try these out - they're SO easy and the results are so fab!! Clear Glass Ornament Dye Re-inker (Stampin' Up! ink used for these - I do not know how other types of ink will work with this as I've only used SU Classic re-inkers) Water (optional) Paper Towel Rubber/Latex Gloves Fine Glitter (I use SU! Remove the top and hanger of the ornament (be careful as you're doing it as the glass is very thin and the hanger pops open as it's pulled out) Put on your gloves before moving to the next step. STEP 2: (optional) I decided to get a little creative and mixed my own color using Night of Navy, Ballet Blue and some water (there's no specific amount - I just kept adding till I got it how I want it). ***If you skipped step 2 and want to use just re-inker - add approx 20 drops to your ornament Pour the ink mixture into the ornament.

Friendship Bracelets 1 Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you'll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals.

Basic Hat with Ribbon How To - Basic Hat with Ribbon Tutorial This free fleece hat pattern is cute and relatively easy to make! This ribbon hat is adorable on little girls! Tip: Make multiple ribbons so you can switch them out to go with different outfits. You will need the following: A printed out version of the Free Fleece Fun Basic hat pattern PDF. 1/3 yard polar fleece (you could actually make several from this) Thread 1 yard 7/8 ribbon 1/8 yard (or less really a scrap) of fusible interfacing Sewing Machine Lighter or match ( to finish ribbon ends) You Can Download the Pattern Here Video tutorial here , written below: 1 – Getting started Assemble the pattern. On folded cloth pin pattern and cut out. 2 – Mark where the Ribbon will go You will notice that on the pattern there are dark vertical lines. 3 – Iron on Interfacing Cut 10, 1 inch rectangles of fusible interfacing. 4 – Sew the Button Holes – DO NOT PANIC THERE IS ANOTHER WAY =) 5 – Pin and sew Pin right sides together. 6 – Finish sewing the top of hat Finish the Hat

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