Save Big, Craft More: DIY Necklace Ideas When it comes to accesories, we never have enough. But unfortunately, they can be expensive and the only way to overcome this problem is DIY projects. Thanks to all the creative bloggers out there, we can share the most stylish and budget-friendly jewelry craft tutorials with you. So get the supplies you need and start DIYing. 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. 1. Newspaper Party Hats: We’ll kick things off with a must for any celebration: party hats!
DIY Antiqued Mirror Wall Panels (Or, "Fun With Muriatic Acid!") I've been putting off this tutorial because it's kind of a monster project, but for those of you who want to try making your own antiqued mirror panels, I think this will be super helpful. There are other tutorials out there, but they all seem to vary a bit, plus John and I had to learn a lot through trial and error. Here's hoping our missteps will save you some time and aggravation!
Wooden Gems Try This: Wooden Gems Today's tutorial will set you back a couple of bucks and ten minutes, and in the end, you'll have a handful of little gemstones ready for whatever projects your imagination can scheme up. Read on for the easy step-by-step and few ideas for how to put these little beauties to use. MATERIALS: wooden rectangles, pencil, fine tip paint brush, craft paints in colors of your choosing, black, and white ONE: Begin by sketching the facet lines as shown.
Wire Wrapped Ring - Simple Wrap Step 7 With the wire back in front, bring one end of wire up from the bottom and the other end of wire down from the top so they are laying close to the bead. Step 8 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.) No-Sew Ways to Update Your Wardrobe Wise Bread Picks There are many ways to update old articles of clothing that don’t involve sewing machines. For those of us who can’t tell a bobbin from our backsides, here are some easy, cheap ideas for bringing your old clothes back to life. First, a couple of quick notes about the methods here — you shouldn’t try any of these out on an otherwise respectable piece of clothing that you like and wear all the time, and you certainly shouldn't attempt on very expensive clothing. If you’ve never bleached or shredded a pair of jeans before, you might want to have a couple of practice rounds on a pair of jeans that are otherwise unwearable or destined for the dust bin.
Make an Anthropologie-Inspired Bead and Chain Necklace Home » $1 and Free, Accessories, Fashion, Headline, Tutorials, Wearable Crafts 25 April 2011 35,139 views 15 Comments by rhonda When it comes to things I need to destash, costume jewelry is pretty high on the list. I've been given a large quantity of it over the years, and I also keep an eye out for it at yard sales and estate sales. I went surfing around the Anthropologie website looking for inspiration because their styles lend themselves well to reusing old jewelry bits. Glue Gun Cabochons Do you have any of these little silicon molds that you use with resin and clay? The one below is one of my favorites…. (Check out the cute bows, or stars, or letters!) I don’t always have enough patience for clay baking or resin hardening…..so I just used my glue gun:
How to Crochet 5: Seaming Your Work In this how-to series we could move right on from single crochet to the other stitches (double crochet, half double crochet and triple crochet) but I'm pausing to talk about "seaming" because if you want to make anything other than washcloths or rectangular scarves or afghans (which are all good) you're going to need to seam some pieces together. Seaming is a good skill to have and it can be the difference between a cute sweater looking handmade instead of homemade. I am going to share two different methods.
Saving with Sarah: DIY Photo Pendant for under $2.50! It's freezing outside and I don't want to leave my house! I'm using this "indoor" time to get some of my crafting projects done. I'm planning on giving these necklaces for mothers day, but they would be perfect for birthdays or Valentine's day too. These are really pretty and cost less than $2.50 each! What you'll need: DIY Embellished Friendship Bracelets The weather is warming up and my wrists are feeling rather lonely and bare after hiding under long sleeves all season long. But after digging up last year’s DIY friendship bracelets, I realized they desperately needed sparkly and shiny upgrades. Today we’re showing you three easy ways to embellish your friendship bracelets, making them all grown up . . . To add rhinestones, you’ll need:a chevron friendship bracelet (tutorial found here)5-6” crystal rhinestone chain (last used here)1 yard of embroidery flossan embroidery needlea pair of scissors
Beaded Lace Medallion Lace goes with so many things, and making lace from tiny beads allows it to be more sturctural – an easy choice for jewelry. This project doesn’t make use of any particular beading stitch, it’s mostly just a counting project. Once you understand how it goes together it would be very easy to invent different patterns and sizes. You can also stop at any point in making this version if you want a smaller piece of lace. Supplies: - seed beads – these are size 15 but size 11 would work just as well - beading needle – I use size 10 - OO Nymo or similar beading thread - sharp scissors Row 1 Thread the needle with the longest doubled strand of thread that you’re comfortable working with.
Neat Ripple Pattern Ahhhhhhhh look at all those hooky ripplesome ripples, aren't they glorious? I love crocheting this pattern, its relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing, but playing with colours in this way is also energising, exciting and a lot of fun. Well to me it is any road. there's something magical and mesmerising about the way the ripple effect makes the colours sing and dance next to each other, and it's a pattern I can see myself coming back to time after time.