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DIY Rope Basket

DIY Rope Basket
Today's project is one of those, "Ooooh, I have a great idea!" and "I am going to save so much money!" and "This will be SO easy!" projects. In the end, I wasn't saying those things so ecstatically or loudly, but I was still really really happy with the end result. First remember our guest bedroom? We attempted to use an IKEA Lack side table and decided it wasn't right for the space. But something was totally missing. I brainstormed a few options and landed on some sort of basket to hold a few cozy throws for our guests. They offer of softness and texture and something about them just makes me smile. So I decided to make one myself! The idea was simple. So, off to the dollar store I went. But that is what spray paint is for right? I will save the step by step spray paint process, but basically it was a coat of primer and two coats of matte white, left to cure for two days. I did a test run of wrapping the rope around the basket. Then we just kept on going, around and around and around.

These Adorable Color Block Crayon Candles Can Be Made At Home!Stylish Board A candle which represents beauty and love is adored by all women. Any kind of candle that makes a soft burning light gets our attention and it is even more is we face any designed candles. Though there are different types of candles with their size, fragrance and type; all types are not liked by everybody. Via: Brit Speaking of colors, when we look for some colored candles; it might have happened that we did not get the color we have been expecting to get. Color block crayon candles are the ultimate solution for making the accurate colored candles at your home! If you are having any party at your home or you are looking for a theme color considering your home decoration, you can choose the number of colors used in your furniture and other decoration and then apply those colors in your color block crayon candles. Crayons can be used for candles in many different ways. The shape of the blocks will need attention for different shapes of the votive such as square or round.

How to DIY Easy Mini Gift Box Here is a nice tutorial to make an easy-to-fold mini gift box. Isn’t it cute? You can pack it with snacks, candies, stationery and any other small gifts for your family and friends’ kids. If you have school-age kids, there are many occasions for distributing small gifts in goody bags to every kid at school, such as Valentine’s Day and birthday. Here are the materials and tools you may need: construction paperribbonrulerpencilscissorshole punchtemplate

12 Amazing Light Lamps And Chandeliers Created Using Daily Life Objects Since very long time artist have been trying to create incredible thing by the using recycled material. DIY home improvement products that uses these kind of miscellaneous objects too are getting more and more popular with people all over the globe because they yield us a tangible, real way to draw a little deviation in our waste imprint as a species. There are lots of DIY light fixture projects out there to select from if you’re interested – these are some of our findings. 1. Image credits: Gabrielle Guy | 2. Image credits: 3. Designed by Isabelle Mcallister 4. Designed by Benoît Vieubled 5. Image credits: 6. Designed by Calabarte 7. Designed by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock 8. Image credits: unknown 9. image credits: | 10. Image credits: 11. Designed by Ed Chew 12. Image credits: Natalie Sampson : via: BoredPanda We thanks to artist for showing us something unique and beautiful.

Packing Tape Image Transfers I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape! I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down: An easy printed pattern! Then I added my packing tape transfers:

rolled paper flowers {tutorial} Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. STEP THREE: roll your blossom start at the outside edge and coil tightly And your flower grows.

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!

How to make Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters Time: 2 Hours including dry time Materials: Ceramic tiles, alcohol ink (try Adirondack!), alcohol, sealer, paintbrush, paint, rubber pads for the bottom I am pleased to have Aly from Artisan des Arts as a guest blogger this week to show you how to make alcohol ink dyed coasters! Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. More from my guest- Over at my blog, I post all of the art projects that I do with my art classes. I have some great how tos and giveaways coming up in the next few weeks. xo, aly

30 of the Best Wedding Save the Dates Around! Posted by Azure on December 25th, 2013 Think of your save-the-date as a first impression for your wedding. You'll want to set the right tone, get guests excited, and send them straight to their calendars to block out your special day. So what style of save-the-date is right for you and your groom? Which save-the-date style catches your eye? More Popular Posts & Galleries 25 Creative and Easy DIY Canvas Wall Art Ideas The decor of your home is an insight of yourself. But often, decorating your home can be a very complicated and expensive process, especially if you are in need of wall art to post on your walls. And you do need wall art because an empty wall is a waste of space. Treat a blank wall like a blank canvas. Feel free to display any sort of wall art that you like or have. But as we said, unique wall art is often expensive to obtain which is why we want to open a new opportunity for those of you who have even a slightest sense of art. Welcome to a new collection of creative painting diy ideas for the walls in your home. Tags: art, canvas, canvas art, diy canvas wall art, wall art

DIY Bleach Tie Dye Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying. No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. So when Free People asked us to include a DIY in their guest blogger series, we knew a new tie dye project was absolutely in order. And as the weather is beginning to warm up, what better time than now to start experimenting with reverse tie dye using bleach! Black tees and tops: watch out! To make a grid-like pattern, fold the shirt like an accordion and bind it between two pieces of wood or other flat shaped objects. Before you start bleaching, make sure you are wearing gloves and working outdoors or in a well ventilated area. The rusty brown color will slowly fade into a beautiful lighter shade as it begins to set. Your reverse bleach tie dye shirt is ready to wear! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)