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Impress Rubber Stamps: rubber stamps and card making ideas

Impress Rubber Stamps: rubber stamps and card making ideas

Rain Gutter Book Shelves Tutorial I have seen these rain gutter bookshelves several places online and have always thought they would be wonderful to have in our book loving home. Then I saw them at my friend Heather’s house, asked if she liked them, how easy they were to clean, etc. and I finally decided to take the plunge. The theory behind these rain gutter book shelves is that they encourage children to read more because they can see the fronts of the books and are intrigued, rather than just seeing the edge of the book and not being able to tell what it is about. Our children have always read a lot, but the little ones are reading even more since we installed these shelves. The first day that the shelves were in, my two year old, upon waking from his nap, grabbed a book and came running out asking me to read it to him. been on the book shelves in their bedroom for the past year or so! Rain gutter shelves won’t hold a ton of books, not nearly as many as the same space used for traditional shelving. Items needed: 1. 2.

Paper Wreath using a 'Little Women' book...{tutorial} This is my first paper wreath, I have been admiring the ones I have seen made online. I had an old Little Women book that I thought would be perfect for this project. I will probably put this in Baby K's room. I got the silver ceiling tin from the flea market...it was love at first sight! I started with a 10" straw wreath, strips of burlap, hot glue & a book Just wrap the burlap around so you don't see the wreath form. Rip out several sheets of the book. First fold: {trim off the bottom and make little flowers with it} Second fold: {I used pinking shears} Third fold: Fourth fold: Cut a rounded top part: This is what it will look like at this point: Pinch the middle to give the petals some shape: Hot glue to the wreath. Enjoy! Linked to: I was also featured on the Reinvented blog! The DIY Show offBlue Cricket Design

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