Revolutionaries: A Project for Fall! Hello my blog friends! I'm so pumped to share a project I finished today! It's simple, cheap, quick, and fall-y (yes, that is a word). Why? [Side note: please pin from the original source so the credit goes to the right person! But I also love projects involving trees/branches like these: Then, I saw this yesterday and even though it's not made from toilet paper rolls, I thought, hmm.... color behind the toilet paper rolls? So basically... What you need: 1. 3. How to do it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. It's so.. fall. And I love that I used things I already had in my craft stuff and I recycled toilet paper rolls! Would it be bad to keep it up all year? Update: here are some more pictures that I took in better lighting! Looking for more toilet paper projects?
Leafy Spring Prints I don't know what it's like where you live, but here in Tennessee, we are experiencing spring-like weather. For the most part. I mean it did snow the last two Saturdays (and, in Tennessee, "snow" means just a few flakes and a couple of inches) but the other day it was 78 degrees. Crazy, right? For that reason, I've got touch of spring fever. You too? For this project, you'll need the following: gelatin, not Jell-o. Pour mixture into a cookie sheet filling it about 1". The following day, we were ready to print. VINTAGE + CHIC: DECORACIÓN VINTAGE PARA TU CASA  VINTAGE HOME DECOR Winter Craft: Coffee Filter Snowflakes Share ! This is a super fast, quick, easy and cheap winter craft or Frozen movie theme party fun. We first started making the out of printing paper. This has become a winter tradition for us. I do not recommend hanging on ceiling fans- my 10 year old had to try it. Hard to see them on the wall, but it’s very pretty. You can also hang them with thread. Frozen Winter Alpha Frozen Theme Freebies If you are planning a Frozen theme party you’ll be interested in these digital downloads to make your own invitations or party favors: Snowflake Instructions Flatten coffee filterFold it in halfFold in half again, and continue until you can no longer foldCut shapes along the folded edges and the outside edge of the filter. Snowflake Instructional Video Try folding the coffee filters like this guy in the video folds paper (no need to cut before folding when using a coffee filter). Snowflake Pattern Links
Homemade Outdoor Fireflies If you've ever spent a warm summer night next to a wetland area, you've probably seen lampyridae. Their name might not ring a bell, but their tiny glowing bodies do. Lampyridae are fireflies, those belly-glowing beetles that seem to take people's breath away, especially when seen in multiples. "Dazzle evening garden party guests with a fanciful flight of homemade fireflies. You can purchase the metal hooks at most garden centers. Order extra bright, white 10mm LED bulbs online; a package of fifty bulbs only set me back about twenty dollars, plus shipping. 36-inch metal shepherd’s crook–style garden hooks1/2-inch craft magnets3V CR2032 lithium coin batteriesExtra bright, diffused-lens, white 10mm LED bulbs 1. 2. 3. (A) No hooks? (B) Kids—of all ages—love these. (C) Set the winter holidays aglow. For more fun outdoor projects like this one, pick up a copy of Handmade Garden Projects from Timber Press at Amazon for about $14. Tagged : How-To Material : metal Techniques : gardening, crafting
Shabbyfrenchforme Build an Amplifying Speaker Out of a Pringles Can Turn a Pringles can into a low-cost amplifying phone speaker with this fun do-it-yourself (DIY) project. This amplifying speaker will give your music extra volume and a crisper, cleaner sound. Building your own speaker is simple, and it will save you money — it cost us less than $6 to create! A Pringles Can (cleaned out and dried)Toilet Paper (approximately 14 inches)X-ACTO Knife (or scissors, but be careful!) When you are marking a slot to cut for your phone, start with a small opening and carefully make it bigger. SEE ALSO: Lifestyle DIY: Create Your Own Cardboard Laptop Stand The toilet paper is to filter the sound and get rid of that tinny tone. Hear the Pringles speaker in action:
fish scale pendant lamp This is the second project we’ve shared from designer Kara Paslay in recent weeks, and again she’s managed to reintroduce me to a cool technique I had long forgotten about. Inspired by the ocean, Kara decided to transform a simple paper globe into a beautiful sculptural pendant lamp. By dyeing and dipping cut paper rounds into wax, Kara has transformed the material into an almost unrecognizable state. I can’t get over how far removed the end result is from a simple paper globe, and given that the whole project cost around $20 and can be done in an afternoon makes it even more appealing! Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Every year around this time, I start to daydream about the beach and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it. Materials 110# papercircle cutter (available at most craft stores)Rit Dyeparaffin waxmineral oilcrock potextra bowlwhite paper lanternglue gun Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
How to Make a 3D Paper Snowflake: 11 steps (with pictures) Add New Question Does the paper have to be square? wikiHow Contributor Yes, but it's easy to turn a rectangular sheet of paper into a square. Fold one corner over to the opposite side, lining up the edges to form a triangle. Cut off the "leftover" rectangle below the triangle. Unfold the triangle, and you have a square. Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Glowing jar project - varázslat a lakásban (EN/HU) Since the above image is one of my 'most famous' photos, I've got a lot of requests on how I made these glowing jars. So, I decided to do a step-by-step tutorial for you. I hope it'll help to get yourself jars like these. :) The big 'secret' is about to unreveal. [sorry for the poor setting up of these images. I'm definetely not a tutorial-shooting guru.] A fölső kép miatt (ami az egyik legismertebb képem) elég sok kérést kapok, hogy csináljak egy lépésről lépésre segítséget a befőttes üvegeimhez. In general about this project / Általában erről a projectről: I have a lot of mason jars. Rengeteg befőttes üvegem van, kicsik is, nagyok is, de úgy látom, hogy a nagyobbak jobb választásnak tűnnek ehhez a projecthez: azok aztán nagyon szépek és mágikusak lesznek! Ingredients / Hozzávalók: Making of jars / Az elkészítés menete: 1. Mosd meg az üveg(ek)et, és keverd fel a festéket az ecseteddel, hogy egyenletesen legyen eloszlatva a világító rész a festékben. 2. 3. Kész is vagy.
Thrifty Crafty Girl: Wrought Iron, Except It's Not. Before I start talking about this awesome project, I have to give some props to the blogger who inspired it. Her name is Suzy. She has a sitcom. I haven't found it in my local listings yet, which probably means she held out for the big HBO or Showtime money. See Suzy's blog here. Did you look? Me: Hey, Suze. We sounded more educated in real life. So I did it: That's right... wrought iron. First, you call your family and ask them to save all their toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Once you've acquired a ridiculous amount of toilet paper and paper towel rolls (I didn't count how many I used because I am thoughtless. Cut your toilet paper rolls down the side and unfold it, keeping the curl. Suzy did an awesome quilled monogram project that I would also like to do eventually... but I can only steal one project at a time from her. I used paper towel rolls for the long straight strips, just cut longways instead of with the curl. Toilet paper roll art. Visit Suzy. I'm linking up at...
Tutorial: How to turn Google map images into throw cushions - Spoonflower blog This week guest author Emma Jeffery from the blog Hello Beautiful shows us how she used satellite images of her neighborhood to make some very cool throw cushions. I must be getting sentimental in my (not so) old age as I’m increasingly drawn to surrounding myself with meaningful and thoughtful items. Sure, I’m inspired by designs and trends I see in stores online and locally, but I’m often searching for ways to translate these ideas into something more than a passing fad. I love it when items or objects in my home have a story to tell or a memory to share. They seem to give a depth and richness to my environment that store-bought items cannot. Ask my husband, and he’ll probably share with you his opinion that we have more than enough throw pillows in our house, but anyone who enjoys fashion, design and sewing as much as I do knows that cushions are a great and easy way to change the look and feel of a room. Next I zoomed in to get a view of our house and its surrounding area. Hi!
Faux Metal Filigree Frame Tutorial My youngest daughter got married last month and I now have a new son-in-law. And I thought it would be nice to put together a hand-made frame for some of her nicer photos of the two of them together. So naturally, my mind went to toilet paper. Yep. This frame is made from toilet paper tubes! Want to know how? Oh wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. So the idea of a Faux Metal Filigree Frame was born. For this project I used: (4 ea.) About 20 Toilet Paper Tubes (2 ea.) 3/8″ wide dowels about 36″ long each (Purchased from my local craft store) Hot Glue White Gloss Spray paint A ton of patience The first step was to take the frames apart, separating the glass and cardboard backing from the actual frame. Once they are laid out the way you want them, cut the dowels to hot glue on the backs of the frames. Carefully turn your piece over. Now cut the toilet paper tubes once length-wise, then mark 1/4″ lines along the width of the tube so that your strips will have a curl. The final step was paint.