How to Remove Candle Wax From Glass Containers I am writing this post for three reasons. 1. Because I am a hoarder and hate throwing away anything. Dreamcatcher DIY – How to make your own Dreamcatcher Pin It if you love dreamcatchers as much as i do, you must check out the work of rachael rice. she’s a very talented artist who makes dream catchers that are beyond anything i’ve ever seen. and that’s just one thing she makes – she is extremely creative and was kind enough to share some of her projects and how she makes them for our blog! once you have the basic steps down for making a dreamcatcher, it becomes much easier to experiment and get a little crazy with them! here, rachael demonstrates how to make small ones using bangles and string – these would be adorable for key chains, bag charms and hanging in your car! once this part is complete, attach feathers or any other embellishments using string!
Alice's Soda Can Bookmarks What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.) First, the ingredients: How to Make Jewelry Clasps from Wire Remember my antique bronze letter pendant with the 2mm double cord? Well, I had to make cord ends and a clasp for it as I didn't have either in bronze. I did have 20G bronze wire and this is how I went about making the findings. The 20G wire gives a more delicate look.
More Creative Fence Ideas — J Peterson Garden Design Your fence separates your garden from the street or your neighbor’s garden, and until recent years, they have been built with mostly function in mind. But why have the same old stockade vertical privacy fence when you can have some a bit more creative and visually interesting? I collect pics of great ideas as I’m driving around Austin–maybe one of these will be an inspiration for you! How cool is this fence? Horizontal boards are the trend with fences, but this bold hue makes it a focal point in the garden rather than merely a backdrop. Imparting Grace A few weeks ago I completed a fun project for my kitchen. I shared it with Traci at , but in case you missed it, I want to show it off here. It's a completely no-sew faux Roman shade. Here's exactly how I made it. First I chose a fabric.
Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… What you will need: 21 Ingeniously Mind-Blowing Camping Ideas I’ve always loved camping and being in the outdoors. Living in the middle of nowhere for half of my life, I developed various skills and learnt many things to help me not only survive, but be comfortable in the wild. But as much as I thought I knew, I stumbled upon a collection of exciting ideas which I thought was ingenious and mind-blowing at the same time.
Surreal Storytelling Illustrations by Andrew Ferez Moscow-based Russian illustrator Andrew Ferez, aka 25kartinok, creates surreal scenes, each with their own fantastical narratives, that seamlessly merge various opposing elements. Digitally drawing his elaborate renderings, Ferez's work has a dark, fantasy-driven appeal. The digital artist manages to incorporate the human face into several areas of his works in creative ways. Whether multiple faces are fused with a crumbling city, facial features are protruding from urban architecture, or a woman's contemplative expression is formed out of the branches and leaves of a golden tree, Ferez does a brilliant job of fusing two normally separate entities. Even a giant typewriter integrated into a cathedral is in one of the artist's illustrations, making for a unique perspective of each component.
Crissy's Crafts: 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! So many ways you can use them. Hope the picture tutorial will help you make some pretty ones too! UNDAC TEAM ARRIVED TO ASSESS GRML’S TAILING DAM The team will assess the tailings dam starting today. Photo credit:Pacific Scoop. A three-person United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination, UNDAC, team have arrived in the country to assess the tailings storage facility at the Gold Ridge Mine following the recent flash floods in the country. There are concerns, rising water levels in the dam, located about 30 kilometres from the capital Honiara, may have weakened, potentially placing around 8-thousand people in nearby villages at risk.
Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there. And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with?…yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!! This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. These homemade hair dye recipes contain pure natural ingredients. That is a seriously safer alternative to those chemical paint jobs
Teeshirt Restyle #1: Funky No-Sew Scarf It happens every year. The kids grow out of tee shirts that I love. It makes me so sad sometimes – especially when the tee is something that I am sentimental about or was passed down to a couple of my kids. recycle Old Tin Cans into Functional Furnishings Tin cans are the subjects of many arts & crafts projects, frequently reused as the bodies of little tin robot soldiers or other kitschy knickknacks. This designer has taken the same classic object but added a useful and more minimalist twist – a set of simple plastic lids that make an old tin can able to serve a new function. From tea, coffee, sugar and other kitchen storage containers to soap dispensers and pen holders, these designs by Jack Bresnahan bring out the remarkable elegance of what one might previously consider a purely functional form. Not to wax too ecstatic about a simple cylinder, but somehow the silver shine and ribbed sides of the tin cans take on a new luster in the presence of these purposeful white tops.