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The Graphics Fairy - DIY: 12 Easy Image Transfer Methods for DIY Projects

The Graphics Fairy - DIY: 12 Easy Image Transfer Methods for DIY Projects

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. {At least that’s the story I tell my husband…shhhh!} You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim

Mod Podge Photo Tile Transfers After reading several blogs about photo transfers with Mod Podge, I was committed. The only problem was I didn’t have any random wood or canvas, and I try my hardest to not buy anything unless I absolutely have to have it. I did have some tile magnets on my fridge that could be much cuter, and there I had it! Want to make your own? Here’s how: Supplies:Mod Podge Paint brush or spongePicture printed off a laser jet printer, or a photo copy of a picture, cut to size Tile, or wood or canvas Spray bottle or squirt gun, or something that can spray small amounts of water Patience!!!! 2. 3. If the picture starts tearing, stop and let it dry. 5. My tile of C has white fabric Mod Podged on first, then the image was Mod Podged on, and dried. This magnet had paper already Mod Podged on it, and I just layered this picture on top for sake of time and sanity, which is why it has a terraced look.

How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails. Yes, everything is as simple as it sounds. 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. Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. And then you get home and gather what you need. Cut them out. Go go go! Love me?

Accessory Organization on the Cheap I would love, love, love to have the California Closets folks reorganize my wardrobe. First, I’d need to buy a house that had a closet larger than a breadbox, but still! I look at their designs and drool over the elegant, easy, beautifully designed storage solutions. In the meantime, I’ve gotta make do with far less elegant equipment. A belt rack from Target – attached to the exterior of my Ikea armoire – keeps these guys in line. Next to my belts, I’ve recently hung two sets of scarf organizers from The Container Store. COST: $6 apiece As you are likely aware, I own many pairs of shoes. I’ve also got an over-the-door rack that hangs inside my closet. My closet has some built in shelving that holds my tall boots, but the remainder sit on these plastic-coated stacking shelves from Target. COST: Around $7 per shelf While this is one of my chintzier storage solutions, it gives me easy access to my hat collection and perks up my office quite a bit. COST: Priceless, obviously.

Transferring Photos and Scrapbook Pages to Marble Tiles Transferring your scrapbook pages or family photos onto ceramic, stone, or marble tiles allows you to create gorgeous home decor or precious gifts. To begin, you will need to select your photos and have them digitally color copied onto special transfer paper found in any of the Tilano Fresco Transfer Kits or the Marble Coaster Kit. Ink jet prints will NOT work with this process. The transfer paper is certified safe for color copiers and the kit comes with a certificate that you may need to show at your local copy center. Here you can see the pictures that I chose and also the copy that I had made. You can also use copies of scrapbook pages or digitally editted photos so that you can add text. Be sure to check out more transfer projects in the Scrapbook Page and Photo Transfer Gallery.

how to organize jewelry | Fresh Home Blog My roommate Lindsay writes a fabulous blog with her friend Meredith called Cubicle Chic . Last week I spotted this post on how to organize jewelry and thought it was the perfect fit for . With just two thrift-store frames and a few supplies from the hardware store, Meredith came up with fresh and simple DIY ideas ways to display and organize her jewelry. We spend too much money and love our jewelry too much to hide them in boxes, Meredith says. To hang necklaces, Meredith nailed a thin piece of wood to the back of another thrift-store frame, and then hammered in a row of nails onto that piece of wood, from which to hang her necklaces. Pretty, right?

Pinspiration: Wood Photo Transfer Like all of you I am completely obsessed with Pinterest. I would call this a sickness but for all the time I spend on Pinterest, I get just as much out of it. Countless recipes, DIY ideas and great inspiration for my home, knitting and of course all things baby and maternity. Seriously check this talented lady's video out if you want to make this. Here is how mine turned out. I had the hardware store cut the boards in 81/2 x 11 pieces and then I sanded them so the corners were soft yet still rustic. One thing I learned the hard way is that you have to print your photos on a good quality laserjet printer. Here is a close-up of the mod podge and gel medium needed for this project. Next I coated my board in gel medium. Then carefully place your image upside down on the gel. After you let the wood block set overnight or 6-8 hrs. Soak the image in water using the rag. Then rub the paper off and watch your image come to life. This is one of my final pieces. I haven't hung mine on the wall.