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It’s a good idea to use free paint chips:

It’s a good idea to use free paint chips:
Check out the 31 ways paint chips are used in all kinds of projects!! Some of these you may have seen around blogland others are from Etsy. 1.PaintswatchWall2.SnowmanOrnaments3.cut leaves 4. Note booklets 5. 7. 10. 13. gift boxes 14. 16. 19. 22. 24. 26. 29. 31. Hi my sweet bloggie friends!!!

http://www.bargainhoot.com/2011/10/08/its-a-good-idea-to-use-free-paint-chips/

Dyed Buttons Dyeing buttons and beads is fun and easy to do, enabling you to get the exact color you want whether using the buttons and beads on a coat, a pillow cover or in a necklace. They also look beautiful in a vase as part of a flower arrangement, helping the flowers to stand tall. Most buttons and beads are made out of nylon and Rit is one of the few dyes that will color these materials (it also dyes wood buttons!). That means you can transform plain buttons and beads into colorful accents that match or coordinate with whatever you are making.

Easy and Unique DIY Vases Everyone loves vases, but it’s difficult to find one that is unique and not the same old run of the mill vase you’ve seen 1000 times before. As the most prominent centerpiece, you always want a vase to be special, just like the rest of your decor. Whether it is empty, holding flower, a candle pebbles or anything else, a vase can be boring or the perfect accent you’ve been looking for. And it’s only better when you can make it yourself flexing your craft skills and saving some money as well. This lovely vase is simple and its beauty is its simplicity. All it takes is a cute vase, some sequins and some glue. TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - makeanddogirl.com Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art.

creative little daisy: Have you priced vintage blue canning jars lately? Wanna make your own really cheap? I bought these probably five years ago at an antique/consignment store. I think I paid about 12 dollars for a set of four. Now you can expect to pay at least that for just one. Last night I was cruising around the internet and happened upon a link to a tutorial using mod podge and food coloring to make your own. Cool! In the original tutorial, she experimented with a few different methods and colors to get the look she was after. DIY Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes A little while back, I was brainstorming Father’s Day craft ideas, and I had one of those “a-ha” moments. Don’t you just love those? These Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes actually make use of the favor box template that I created for my feature in the first issue of Nonpareil, with an alteration made to add a “collar”. I’ve provided a necktie template (and a bow tie template, in case your dad or husband is a bow tie kind of guy) that you can use with any patterned or solid colored paper to put the finishing touch on your own box(es). And now I’m thinking about all of the other holidays for which I can customize the template, so don’t be surprised if you see more projects that make use of it in the future!

you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. Easy, Inexpensive DIY Wall Art Ideas When we lived in our loft in San Francisco, we had four walls. In the entire apartment. That place was airy and open and, well, wall-less. Those four walls were 18 glorious, intimidating feet tall.

How to make Paper Clay I fell in love with sculpting with paper mache during my first project five years ago. However, I never really found a recipe that was worth the time and effort and mess that it took to get what I wanted. As a result, I used Celluclay for most projects. Neighbor Gift Week: Shelley at How Does She Sentimental gifts are always the best, right?! One of my most treasured gifts was a simple board with words on it. Yep words. My dear friend Alison made 'subway art' with words that reminded her of me.

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