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100 handmade gifts for mom

100 handmade gifts for mom
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Aging Brass Technique | How to Age Brass | Brass Aging | InMyOwnStyle I like brass. Yep – I admit it. I favor the gold finish over silver or bronze. It adds warmth and a nice patina and contrast to the furnishings in a room – plus it is classic – always be in style. For the sideboard I painted, I wanted to add aged brass drawer and label pulls, but the un-lacquered ones that Vandyke’s sells, were on backorder until mid July. That is what I did. I read about using salt and vinegar, lemons, and other solutions, but they took time and the results were not satisfactory. How to Age Brass supplies needed: First you have to determine if the brass you want to age has lacquer on it. If you are not sure if it has lacquer on it or not – dip it in some nail polish remover or acetone for a minute or two. If it starts to look like this… it has lacquer on it. I bought the can of acetone at Lowes. The “000” steel wool does not rough the surface, it only removes some of the Brass Ager so you can achieve the exact look you desire. 1. 2. 3. how to make labels for the drawer pulls

{Everything} In A Jar – Handmade Gifts With just a little over 10 weeks until Christmas, it is already time to start thinking about gifts! The more gifts that can be taken care of ahead of time, the easier the holiday season will be. I came up with a really fun idea that can be customized to pretty much any person or occasion called: {Everything} In A Jar Today, I am going to show you the ones I made for teachers! {energy} in a jar Peanuts White Chocolate Hot Drink Mix Suisse Mocha Latte Mix White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Energy Bar Milk Chocolate Truffles {pampering} in a jar Cozy Socks Sunshine Daisy Lotion Sunshine Daisy Fragrance Spray Moisture Rich Hand Creme Soothing Massage Bar Soap Eye Treatment Cream Facial Scrub Lip Balm {refreshment} in a jar Facial Cleaning Towelettes Wrinkle Release Spray Disposable Mini Toothbrushes Tide To Go Mini Pen Peppermint Gum Peppermint Altoids Mini Brush and Mirror Combo The first step for assembly is to stuff the goodies into the jars. I designed some labels to print off and put on the jars. Beef Jerky Nuts

50 Treat Ideas for Valentine's Day - Heart shaped macaron with raspberry/ strawberry from Mad Baker - Marshmallow for hot cocoa from The Decorate Cookie Love love love love this idea! - Homemade Valentine's Day mints from Busy Mommy - Hot chocolate for your Valentine from Martha Stewart - I heart cupcakes! - Strawberry ladybugs from Wing- It Vegan - Heart shaped roasted potato from Haniela's Food & Photography - Valentine coffee via Gusto di Vita Looks easy! - Gumdrop flowers from Craftberry Bush - Heart shaped cinnamon rolls from Pinch My Salt What a lovely Valentine's Day breakfast! - Chocolate covered pretzel from Creatively Christy A fun and Simple idea! - The cutest Valentine's Day card! - Heart shaped rice ball (onigiri) via Deviant Art - Red wine lollipop from Sprinkle Bakes Treat for grown ups - Chocolate dipped strawberry rose from Babble These strawberry flowers would be good for Mother's Day too! - Bake a heart into the cupcake! - Brown sugar blondies for Valentine from Baked Perfection A simple recipe! - Candy necklace.

How to make your Rocket Stove more rockety (rocket stoves forum at permies) Everything seems to be going nicely here. I do want to make the point that rocket mass heaters were not designed to maximize "rocketyness" (meaning WHOOOOSH factor). They are designed to minimize the amount of fuel you need, and most particularly the amount of smoke you create, in order to get a comfortable and practical heat for most indoor purposes. A faster draft in the heat riser might lead to unburned smoke being pulled through too quickly, and incomplete combustion. It's better than a big woodstove chimney, but still iffy. A larger fuel box means the burn tunnel becomes a bottleneck. The one in the video was a cool experiment, but the occupants are having some trouble now with smoke escaping from the woodstove when they go to feed it, and planning to replace it with a 'real' rocket mass heater. A similar hybrid run by a forester friend in southern Oregon works fine, so it may just be a problem of that particular woodstove or the way we set it up. -Erica

50 Homemade Gifts You Can Make for $10 or Less We all love gifting. However, we know that it’s hard to give gifts to all your friends ’cause let’s be real, it can really add up. However, Christmas is the perfect time for gift hacking, our new term for making wondrous gifts for your friends that won’t break the bank. This year, try sending them a gift they can make themselves, or DIY a gift for them! 1. 2. and 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. and 14: Wrap Bracelets and Washer Accessories: Perfect gift for anyone who loves sporting lots of swag on their arm. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. and 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. and 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. and 41. 42. and 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 49. 50.

DIY: Memories In A Jar Give an antique look to a photograph inside a glass jar. You just need to be a black and white photo, fill the jar with oil (preferably olive oil), add some dried flowers or branches and place the photo inside. It will look amazing! Memories in a bottle … Just put a picture inside a glass jar and add objects related to that time. A beautiful way to display a memory …. Look here for some ideas:

How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively Last week I made a candle chandelier for my deck. It looks so pretty when lit, but the rest of my yard was looking kind of neglected. I was determined to find a way to spread some more candle light around the yard to balance the light and provide more ambiance. I used to have Tiki torches, but they unravel and have to be filled up with oil that makes a mess. I remember years ago seeing candle lanterns at a wedding that I thought were pretty clever and decided I could try to make them myself, but I needed to find some glass hurricanes. Usually when I go on my weekly thrift store excursion I run in and do a quick cruise around the store to see if anything pops out at me. Total cost of my glass haul – $2.70. Here is what I made with the hurricane. It was very quick and easy to make. How to Make a Tuna Can Lantern I used a tuna can, wood screw, copper adapter, and an old paint stick. Then I used a awl and hammer to make a hole in the center of the tuna can. Screw the screw into the stick.

Homemade Origami Valentine Card: Kissing Lips Popup Looking for an origami Valentine card idea? Why not give your Valentine a big smoochy kiss with these pop-up origami kissing lips. They’re a cinch to make, and then you just glue them into the inside of a card. Here’s what your homemade origami valentine card could look like. But when you open it... You get a big kiss! It’s really easy to make valentine cards like these. Materials for Origami Valentine Card To make the kissing lips, you’ll need a square of paper about 6 inches (15 cm) wide. It’s best if the paper is blank on one side and colored on the other , so that the lips stand out. Video: Kissing Lips Origami Valentine Here’s a video showing how to fold the origami kissing lips. If the video keeps stopping and starting, it’s probably because your internet connection is a bit slow. Once you’ve made the lips, you just use glue or double sided tape to attach them to the inside of a card. Photo: Kissing Lips Origami Valentine Card Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Fold up the corner: Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

Flower Tea Bags Flower Tea Bags painted with tea! Flower Topped Tea Bags make a perfect gift. We started experimenting with tea for Mother's Day and loved the results. Can you believe this color is actually tea? Make them for yourselves or as gifts! Click on "READ MORE" for full tutorial To make these, I used a tea called Lov's Red Berries Tea ---- both to fill the bags and to use as "paint". Supplies: 1. 2. Kitchen String Leaf Shaped Gift Tags (I used green tea painted tea bags that I cut into leaf shapes) Hole Punch Scissors HOW TO: 1 Gather Supplies. 2. While the flower tea bags are drying, punch a hole in the corner of the leaf gift tags, draw a string through this hole to make a gift tag. 7 - 10. Something you might:(tea example, as seen above)Alphabet ContainersAn Apple Sachet for TeacherMint Tea

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials and info! I had so much fun watching this short but informative video by HouseholdHacker! Candlelight from Tin Cans What I love about this is that using an empty soda can will make use of the candle in a more efficient way! How To Get Clean Water This method of using a piece of cloth is just genius. Natural Mosquito Repellant I don’t know about you but I HATE mosquitoes. Cereal Box Microwave Wouldn’t it be great to cook your food in a cereal box? Needle And Leaf Compass If you don’t have a compass (or a super smartphone) you can use this clever method to help you tell which way is north.

DIY Balloon Surprise Box Why yes, today’s DIY does totally coordinate with the new site! What can I say, I love me a good theme and scheme! But this DIY is so much more. You can use it for just about anybody you want to send a little bit of cheer to, whether it’s their birthday or any other day (Scroll to the bottom for more ideas). Essentially, you’re filling a big ol’ box with colorful balloons and dropping it on someone’s doorstep for the most awesome (Budget friendly!) surprise ever. Large Box Foam Core X-acto Knife Gold Spray Paint Glue Balloons Tape Have some balloons blown up in a few lovely colors. Now it’s time to make your “mark” (Ha!) If you’d like, add a special note inside (We taped ours to the balloons) or leave it without a note for an anonymous surprise. Now grab a friend (or your niece, like me!) Quietly place the box on the lucky recipient’s doorstep, knock… and RUN! You can be creepy and watch from afar at their confusion and surprise, or you can just hear all about it later.

Tissue Paper Carnations Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! When I had the idea for Flower Week, I thought I would kick off the week with some flowers that I made myself. A vase of pretty tissue paper carnations! Want to make your own? This tutorial is Donationware – the instructions are available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation (via my other website, PlanetJune) to show your appreciation: Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the tutorial as a thank you! Donations of any size are much appreciated. The complete instructions are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them You will need: Tissue paperScissors2 large paper clipsPipe cleaners (chenille stems) or floral wireColoured marker penOptional: floral wire, floral tape, wire cutters

Epsom Salt Luminaries: Some Winter Beauty Recently I’ve seen a few crafty ideas around the internet using epsom salts, but I wanted to come up with something different. I’ve been itching to make some new luminaries, something that would be elegant and pretty against winter’s white snow. Something that says Christmas, but isn’t limited to the holiday. Something that could be kept out all winter long. UPDATE: Please see my article on crafting with epsom salts for important information (including info on discoloration, see the picture below of them all white), especially if you plan to make these for an important event such as a wedding. The moisture in the salt will eventually evaporate, leaving you with white salt on your jars. These should be one of the last things you make, no more than a week before the wedding. Recently I saw some really pretty sea glass luminaries in white, light blue and light green. To get the effect, I made a little video for you. Note about jars: You can use any type of jar you want for these.

Cran Judy-Ann Think back to your 21st birthday and what are the things that you are most excited about? Of Course. You are now legally allowed to drink and buy alcohol. If you are the "ideal" 21 year old, you have not experienced too much in drinking and are pretty new to this whole world of mixed drinks. So often the main question that stumps many new drinkers is the simple "What would you like today?". I often laugh when I think about a story that my Brother-In-Law tells about his experience in ordering his first drink. This story is what inspired me to do my next project. What a fabulous idea! *1 Oval Black Metal Pail (as shown to left) * 2 Large Packages of Tinseled Pipe Cleaners *2 Large Packages of Colored Pipe Cleaners *Alphabet Stickers (Found in Scrapbooking) *Number Stickers *Decoration Stickers (I used Candles & Swirls) *Glitter Spray paint *Medium package of decor rocks / gems *Large square of Styrofoam *21 Wooden Thin Dowels or Kabob Sticks *21 Assorted 50ml. sample liquor bottles Step by Step