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How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a...

How to wrap a gift: Use tissue paper for a...
Photo by Roberto Caruso I’m giving away trade secrets here. You know those beautiful floral looking decorations you sometimes see in magazines hovering over a festive table? Or in a kid’s room, re-invented as a mobile? They’re little more than a few sheets of tissue paper and take about ten minutes of your time to create. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own pretty decoration: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. At this point, you can either tie it onto the top of a gift for a big impression. Or try hanging it from a ribbon over a Mother’s Day brunch table.

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Weblog Altered matchboxes are easy and fun to make! To view a step-by-step tutorial with photos for making these paper boxes, check out the Matchbox Valentines How Tuesday post on the Etsy Storque blog. These little boxes are approximately the size of standard, store-bought, 32-count matchboxes (1.5″ x 2″ x .5″). They make lovely mini gift boxes, and are also fun to swap! Autumn Bloom Belt As I mentioned yesterday, I LOVE autumn. Yesterday autumn got its own wreath and today it's getting its own belt. I'm going to show you how to make this belt and these fun flowers. When I made it I envisioned wearing it with a cute brown tunic, but I still haven't found or made one yet. Until then this dress will give you the idea.

Rose and Feather Hair Clip Tutorial I love this hair pin, so sweet. Fit for tea time, no? Or maybe stopping to smell the flowers… Schulmaterial» Blogarchiv » Bascetta Stern Bastelanleitung Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /www/htdocs/w00a60a2/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 535 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /www/htdocs/w00a60a2/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 542 Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /www/htdocs/w00a60a2/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 578 Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() is deprecated in /www/htdocs/w00a60a2/wordpress/wp-settings.php on line 18 Vorschau:

Weeping Cherries This amazing idea for housing kitchen herbs comes to us from Better Homes and Gardens. I thought it appropriate to share this Mason Jar Monday because it is not only a great idea for mason jars, it is also a great way to keep an herb garden during the coming cold months. From the BHG website, “Vintage mason jars are the ideal containers for a kitchen herbarium. They’re inexpensive and attractive, especially on a sunny windowsill, and will provide you with a year’s supply of fresh seasonings. Wednesday - Blog - DIY Streamer Flowers In the spirit of all the DIY projects we have going on to prepare for our everee Wednesday fun-shoot with ee photography later this month, I wanted to share one of my favorite projects yet!!! Streamer Flowers. Let me just preface this post with saying as much as I wish I could take credit for how brilliant this project is, I certainly was inspired by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal as seen on The Bride's Cafe. If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, seeing as it's not incredibly easy, you will find that the reward is completely worth the effort!

Water Balloon Luminaries : Candle & Soap Making Techniques - StumbleUpon A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions: 1. Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! So, it's been a while since I've made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this: It's a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides! I'm really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that's inside of it. From time to time, I'll find collections of old slides and will buy those, too. Last fall, driving back from vacation, we stopped at an antique store outside of Kansas City and I found a box of a ton of old slides, mostly Kodachrome, from the 50s and 60s. I hate the idea that these pictures would just be resigned to the garbage or something, and wanted to display them (besides just scanning them in and putting them on Flickr - here's a link to my old found negative/slide collection, though, if you want to check that out: ).

wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. 101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that! Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. I wish I could share a photo of each one, but my blog would most likely blow up…ha! Make sure your printer has color ink before you start, and feel free to share this list with all your friends…they’ll love you for it!

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you:

My DIY Wedding  My husband (and business partner) Danny and I are both very artistic and crafty people by nature. So naturally, a lot of elements at our own wedding were handmade. Here is a peek at some of what we did in the hopes it will inspire you to infuse a little bit of the do-it-yourself spirit into your wedding day. While I didn’t actually make my own dress (you gotta draw the line somewhere), I did make a few really easy alterations to it. First, I thought the bottom edge of my cocktail length dress was a wee bit plain so I added a vintage-looking trim to it. DIY Cake Stand It seems as though all sorts of cute party decorating items are “all the rage” these days–cake stands, tiered plates, apothecary jars, hurricane lamps, etc. I love these items, but there is often one big problem! The price tag.

DIY Fire & Ice Lanterns The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern. We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project. I had pinned a product called Globe Ice Lantern Kits a few months back recognizing that I could DIY them at home.

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