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DIY Stone Sconces

DIY Stone Sconces
This is a super easy project that anyone can do on the super cheap. I wanted some nice sconces for my guest bath downstairs. I looked high and low and couldn’t find anything I wanted and the ones I did like were about $20 a piece….story of my life. A few weeks back I was strolling the Dollar Tree trying to see if there was anything that I could fashion into a sconce. Anyway let us continue. I walked back into the Dollar Tree and grabbed 2 bags of decorative stones, glass tealight candle holders, a pack of glue sticks and some sponge brushes for $6. I already has some wood at the house and some dark brown paint. We had a wood board that was 1/2 inch thick. Once the paint dried I nailed the picture handing hardware to the back, top part of the larger rectangles. Then hot glued the small bottom piece onto the back. Lay the sconce down on it’s back and glue the stones onto it, trying to fit them together as tightly as possible. Checkout the finish product proudly handing on the wall.

Seed Paper Tutorial | Gracious Rain I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? And dang we had a good time! First Step: Making the Screen Frame Here’s what you’ll need for the screen frame: 6-12 wide craft sticks–think tongue depressors Craft glue 1 or 2 pieces of mesh or screen about 6″x6″ electrical tape Glue four sticks together–like this. Lay the screen over the sticks and glue in place. Now glue two more sticks–one on the top and one on the bottom. I rested a glass bowl over the frames to hold everything in place until the glue dried. Your frame should look pretty much like this. Now wrap the whole frame with electrical tape, making sure to cover all the exposed wood. Second Step: Making the paper pulp Here’s what you’ll need to make the pulp: water

Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. 3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. 4. Be very careful (please have adult supervision, this is rather dangerous), as it is very easy to get burnt. 5.

Tutorial: Crock Pot Yarn Dyeing! You may not even know about these, but way back at the beginning of this blog, almost 3 years ago, I did a couple of kool-aid yarn dyeing tutorials. They were specifically how-tos for getting particular kinds of variegation (as opposed to dyeing basics) – part 1 being three blending colors, part 2 longer stripes of random-order solids. (I’ve just gone back and edited these old posts a little, changing some bad advice I’d given and some minor details, but not anything major.) So, after 3 years and countless skeins of dyeing experience have now passed, I want to do a couple of new dyeing tutorials for you! I recently dyed up a skein of bulky yarn (Imperial Stock Ranch Lopi) with 5 different colors in my crock pot, for a spotty, kettle dyed kind of look, as you can see above. So, start by filling the crock pot with water (and a little vinegar if you want) and submerging the yarn in there. Oh yeah, I should show you, this is the same method I used to dye these yarns (and more): Fun!

saucydwellings: String tree how-to In the past I've had people request instructions on how to recreate the string tree I made in my living room. While I don't have a full tutorial, I do have enough to get you going so you can hopefully recreate this fun project at home. Here's the tree in my living room that started all the trouble: I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos, when I took them my camera's screen had died- so I could take pictures but I couldn't really aim or anything or be sure the photo had come out. Start by putting pushpins into the wall in the general shape of the tree you're hoping to create. I generally have a photo of a tree printed out to give me a basic guide as to the shape I'm going for. Any good drawing teacher will tell you that the rules of trees are thus: Don't be too symmetrical or regular with the branches, trees are not ladders.Generally odd numbers of things look better than evenDon't try to make it too perfect. Other pointers I would give you would be: Don't be too linear.

Kodachrome Curtains - Updated! Now with lampy goodness! So, it's been a while since I've made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this: It's a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides! I'm really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that's inside of it. From time to time, I'll find collections of old slides and will buy those, too. Last fall, driving back from vacation, we stopped at an antique store outside of Kansas City and I found a box of a ton of old slides, mostly Kodachrome, from the 50s and 60s. I hate the idea that these pictures would just be resigned to the garbage or something, and wanted to display them (besides just scanning them in and putting them on Flickr - here's a link to my old found negative/slide collection, though, if you want to check that out: ). Then I connected them all together with chainmail rings.

wednes-diy | Free People Clothing Boutique Blog some DIY inspiration from wanderlust- a jar lantern chandelier! so beautiful. i did some hunting online and found some similar ideas that are so lovely… i really love the idea of putting some sand in the bottom and dropping in a tea candle. i think that would be the perfect outdoor lighting at my family’s beach house. Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration! Trending on Floral dresses, high waisted bikinis, bralettes, off the shoulder tops, party dresses, gladiator sandals, lace dresses Tags: craft, décor, design, handmade, wednes-diy Homemade Knitting Needles, Knitting Evangelism, and a Pretty Scarf Pattern For my seventh birthday, my mom gave me a pair of light blue knitting needles and a ball of white yarn. She didn’t know how to knit, but sent me across the backyard to our neighbor’s house, where the retired librarian Marion Milligan took me under her wing. Marion taught me to knit and purl. I’m not the best knitting teacher. So here’s a simple gift for you: Package up some homemade knitting needles with a skein of wool, an easy scarf pattern, and a heartfelt promise to teach your friend to knit. Making knitting needles is really fun. Rub on a thin coat of mineral oil, furniture oil, lavender oil, or sesame oil, and use a clean cloth to wipe off the excess. Let your imagination guide you in finishing the flat ends. If you are an experienced knitter, you might find knitting on wood to be a little “slow,” but they are great for beginners. Pretty Ruffled Scarf I named one of my recent knitting projects The Sweater From Hell. I made these scarves of worsted, but any weight will do.

diy week {vinyl chalkboard UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed, Kaylene has the last counting comment. I know chalkboards are a bit of a craze right now, but I couldn’t help myself with this. If you are unlike me and can’t imagine painting your walls with chalkboard paint, you might fancy a vinyl chalkboard. Supplies: 1 sheet of chalkboard vinyl Exacto Knife Letter decals scissors cup (if you want rounded edges) Cute masking tape (to tape it if you aren’t ready to apply it to the surface) Chalkboard Marker Step 1: Use a cup to trace rounded corners Step 2: Cut the rounded corners Step 3: Apply letter decals to create the words you want permanently on your chalkboard Now you can apply it to your surface for a very simple, clean chalkboard. Optional Steps: Step 4: Using an Exacto Knife (that is very sharp) cut out the design of your choice. Step 5: Adhere the vinyl to your surface. Step 6: Continue to trim out your design, throwing away excess pieces of vinyl. Step 7: SLOWLY apply the rest of your design to your surface Ta Da

DIY: T-shirt Surgery Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them? Chopping them up and reconstructing them into funky, sexy and hip clothing is hot right now. Image: Oh my stars (where you can find other tutorials and images) Image: Skirt constructed from t-shirt at LekknerSome resources to get you started:1. tutorials and patterns at ::Oh my stars and ::livejournal and ::what the craft and ::instructables t-shirt mashup2. More on Eco-Friendly T-ShirtsBeyond Organic Cotton: 7 Dark Green T - Shirts We'd Actually Wear ...Clever Fake BP T-Shirt: "We're bringing oil to American shores."5 Ways to Value a T-ShirtWrap Yourself in Memories with a T - Shirt Quilt Tutorial Tuesday: Owl Army from Moonstitches OMG, this is the cutest Tutorial Tuesday ever…or should I call it ? Whatever we call it, I’m sure you’ll agree that this owl tutorial from MOONSTITCHES is just so adorable and that you’ll want to snap it up and hug it and squeeze it and make a million of little owls. I know I do….I want to make my own adorable stuffed owl army! Alex from MOONSTICHES put together this really well done tutorial, which was inspired from a pattern she found in a book (info on the front page of the tutorial). Also, be sure to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and share your owls or any pics from your completed Tutorial Tuesday projects.

Pumpkins You agree that the use of this website and all information and content contained herein is at your own risk and there is no warranty expressly made herein. You agree to hold Scott A. Stoll and harmless for any property damage, personal injury and/or death, or any other loss or damage that may result from the use of the following information, tools, materials and/or techniques. Questions or comments should be sent to The Pumpkins are created from plastic trash bags, newspaper, cardboard and two different papier mache techniques. Fill a plastic trash bag with crumpled newspaper until it is the desired size and shape for your pumpkin. Wrap twine or heavy cord around the newspaper filled bag to form ridges. Apply three or more layers of papier mache strips over the entire pumpkin. Use homemade papier mache clay to further define the ridges on the top of the pumpkin. Cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin using a sharp knife or blade. Extra: PumpkinSkulls

Envelope Book A Basic Envelope Book Materials Needed: To create a basic envelope book you will need: 4 envelopes all the same size2 pieces of plain cardstock cut to the same size as the envelopesPatterned scrapbook papers to cover the cardA piece of cardstock as wide as the envelopes and 12" longA length of ribbon Cover the plain cardstock with the patterned scrapbook paper, snipping the corners to get a neater finish. Fold the long piece of cardstock accordion style. Lay the ribbon across the centre of both covers, tape down to stabilize if necessary and glue the spine in place. Cover the inside front cover with patterned scrapbook paper and an envelope to the back cover. It's up to you whether to cut the flaps off or leave them on -- either way looks good. WigUsing straight needles or one set of circulars, cast on 96 sts. Work in 2 x 2 rib until the piece is as long as the distance between the bottom of your chin, and your eyebrow (about 6.5"), ending with a WS row. NOTE: The extra stitches along the edge of the work will balance the width of the first and last ribs. Later on, when the bangs are added, these stitches will become parts of purl ribs. If more length in the main body of the wig is desired, work more rows at this point. Bangs With RS facing and using backward loop cast on, loosely CO 32 sts. If more length in the bangs is desired, work more rows at this point. Work Decreases Using diagram B below as a guide, rearrange stitches on needles and add stitch markers. NOTE: Decreases will be worked identically at the front and back of the wig. Begin decrease round by working decreases over bangs.