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DIY & Crafts - Save money and have fun doing things yourself.

DIY & Crafts - Save money and have fun doing things yourself.

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How to Antique Paper I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age.

Glass Pendant Necklaces Tutorial Easy. Cheap. Adorable. How can you pass up something like this? I found places online where they sold the tutorials on how to make these glass pendant necklaces. Here’s mine for free. Incredible Easter Egg Coloring Hack: Use Silk Squares to Dye Your Eggs Easter is here! I love any excuse to get together with family and just spend a nice day together with good food and great conversation (and to eat chocolate). When it comes to decorating eggs, instead of getting all messy with ink or paint, I found this clever tutorial for a more grown-up version of beautified Easter eggs that I’ll definitely be using this year. DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.)

How-Tos and Step-by-Step This Easter craft from TV crafter Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with Glow Water. Tools and Materials Blown-out eggshell (Get the How-To) Alum powder White glue Small paintbrush Plastic or glass container Egg dye Hot water Craft stick or spoon Latex gloves Drying rack or newspaper Crystal Egg Geode How-To 1.

Hotglue Casting Tutorial SPECIAL - Hotglue as a Casting Material Here's another hotglue-heavy project I've just finished: The "spiderweb" design on the hilt is craft foam strips coated with a thin layer of hotglue, and the skull is an ornament I cast using hotglue which I poured into a silicone mold. Here's how I made the skull: I began by making the model ornament out of modeling clay and then I mixed and poured silicone over that to get my mold. Make The Best of Things: Crackle finish with Elmer's Glue Thanks to Dollar Store Crafts for featuring this post! For years whenever I wanted a cool crackled effect on my painted projects I used the very expensive (to me) crackle medium and even bought some paints that were supposed to crack on their own. Because of the cost I did not do anything large and I was sparing in what I did do.

Exciting Outdoor DIY: Brilliant Swinging Benches for Summertime Fun When the weather calls for it I really like to spend time outdoors in the summer or springtime, reveling in the sunshine and fresh air. I don’t necessarily mean a whole bunch of strenuous outdoor activities – sometimes it’s nice to just lounge around outside in the company of good people or a good book. The perfect vessel for this lovely relaxation is a swinging bench, don’t you think? IKEA BILLY Bookcase Hack I am so excited to share our IKEA BILLY bookcase hack. I fell in love with the bookcases The Makerista shared. They were gorgeous! I showed it to my husband and he agreed that they would look great in my soon to be office (although, I am pretty sure he wasn’t even aware at the time that I was transforming the formal living room into my office.)

The Makerista: Laura's Living Room: Ikea Billy Bookshelves Hack In case you missed the reveal, you can see that here and here. Laura's home already had wonderful, historic bones, but the living space could use a bit more character. Laura wanted bookshelves, and while we had talked about something clean and modern, I really encouraged her to stick with the period of the house and create something that looked original. The First Big Reveal: Kitchen {The First Big Reveal!} Yup, here it is! The kitchen nook, reveal!