Paper Pendants If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts. With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock.
Cell phone charging cradle My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. 30 Cool Things to Make With Old Magazines Are you someone who’s been hanging onto old copies Vogue, Domino, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, only to realize you’re basically running out of magazine storage room? Us too. That’s why we’re all about finding new ways to reuse our stacks of fashion magazines to make cool new things. MORE: 50 Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly Now
100 Ways to Repurpose Everything (Mega Roundup!) Think this title is a tall order? Well, you’re in for a post of epic eco-tastic proportions. So epic that you may need to give your computer or mobile device an extra moment to load all of our pretty pictures. Seeing as we love to repurpose just about anything under the sun, we’re celebrating Earth Day by serving up 100 of our favorite ways to upcycle, reuse, and transform everyday materials into creative new things to wear, hang on the wall, and give to friends.
Crochet Dish Towel The towels used in this project were purchased at Wal-Mart for a dollar each. Choose ones that duplicate the picture/pattern on both the top and bottom half of the towel. That way, when the towels that you purchased are cut in half, you'll have two identical towels. Metal Flowers Picture Tutorial I am just in love with my metal flowers!! Love making them in all different sizes and shapes. Getting better at each time! DIY : chicken feeder from pvc pipe Here is a particularly interesting idea to make for your chicken coop ! The materials are really unexpensive and this project will be an original feeder ! ++Here
Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. DIY Hand Stitching, part 1 - LA One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. However, sometimes I adapt clipart type images to make a more complicated pattern, like the sewing machine or I just stitch the outline of an image I love, like the Goonies "Hey You Guys" silhouette :) I use a Back Stitch for all my hand stitching because it's very versatile and I like the look but you can use any combination of stitches for your projects... there's lots of fun ones! Today, we're going to start with handwriting & transferring your pattern :) You will Need: - Card-stock or Thick Paper (I cut a piece of 6x8" card-stock & folded it in half to create a greeting card)
I’m working on something new : In a few weeks I will begin to offer patterns and kits for sale; some brand new things as well as a couple of my most popular items. I’m going to start with six projects and build from there. I’ll share my creative practices, techniques, top secret tips and tricks and inspirations. Newspaper Gift Bags When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. DIY- Portable Toolbox Grill- Improved! My idea of a great family vacation doesn't include fancy hotel rooms or fine dining. Hubby and I are literally happy campers sleeping under a ceiling of stars and a quiet campfire to light the night. Every Fall, we take a roadtrip south-of-the-border to sunny Baja California Sur. The 3-4 day trek often involves overnight camping, and outdoor-grilling goes along with the territory... no matter where the territory is. When I first saw a portable Tool Box Grill online, I loved everything about it. I wasn't at all surprised to hear a familiar inner-voice say "You can make that!"...
Make your own jellyfish in a bottle. ~ Note for Thai fans ~ เป็นโพสเก่าที่มีแฟนบล๊อกจากต่างประเทศขอมาให้เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษนะคะส่วนแฟนบล็อกที่ยังไม่เคยอ่านเรื่องนี้เลย ฉบับภาษาไทยดูที่นี่ค่ะ The other day, while I was thinking to get something to put in the water bottle for Bhoom to shake for fun. I saw a plastic grocery bag next to me and then this idea popped up. I think.. well, give it a try. With some trials and errors, my little jellyfish comes alive just like I thought it would be. : ) When daddy and son first saw it, they’re surprised with their jaws wide open.