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Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Mason Jar Sewing Kit
This is a really fun way to reuse a mason jar and makes both a handy tool for your craft room or a fun gift! Keep reading to find out how to make your own mason jar sewing kit Clean mason jar (I used a small one but you can use any size)Any fabricGlue GunStuffingPencilScissors Using the lid of the mason jar, draw a circle onto the fabric about 1 inch wider than the jar lid. Cut out the circle. Place the lid bottom side up placed directly on top of the middle of the fabric, bottom side up. Continue in the same manner until only 1/4 of the lid is left as shown above. Stuff batting inside the top of the lid until it’s poofy and even Now seal up the last section of the fabric to the lid Make a line of glue along the inside of the outer lid piece Press the pin cushion lid inside the outer lid piece and let dry

Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet! Mason Jars Mod Podge in Gloss (buy it here) Food coloring Ramekins to mix colors Newspaper or paper bag Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Let dry upside down on the paper Do the same with the other colors. Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks.

Temporary Wall Treatment: Adding Color Without Breaking Your Lease Tired of white walls? Are you depressed by the serious white out conditions in your rental? Your rental agreement probably has a clause that prohibits painting the walls and fixtures. There are solutions found in the fabrics of your life. Cover your walls in cotton! It all works with starch! To create wainscot effect you will wrap the lower half of your wall in fabric. Measure the wall(s) that you want to work with and convert the figure to yards. If you are unfamiliar with the fabric offerings at your local fabric store, stop by and browse. Liquid starch can be difficult to find in local stores but it does exist. Process: · Wash the walls. · Protect the floor with plastic sheets or drop cloths. · Remove any switch plates and outlet covers. · Cut the fabric accordingly. · Pour starch into a clean pan or bucket large enough to submerge the entire length of fabric for one wall. · Smooth the fabric onto the wall beginning by overlapping one inch at the bottom and working upwards.

Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeves I’m gonna tell you right now, you can’t throw a rock and not hit a tutorial for a coffee cup sleeve out there on the web. Reversible, not reversible, buttons, Velcro, skinny, wide, you name it. For that matter, you can probably work a pattern out yourself. However, just in case your rock lands here, I’m going to share my version with you. I’ve made a few of these for Christmas and birthday gifts. I was trying to decide which fabrics to use for a new one and my wandering eyes landed on my seasonal fabric stack. To make one, you’ll need this coffee cup sleeve pattern . Cut one from cotton batting, two from ironing board cover fabric and two from cotton fabric. I happen to have scraps of batting and ironing board fabric, but if you don’t and will be buying the supplies, another product you can use is InsulBrite. You’ll only need half of the hair tie, so zigzag stitch through the center, about 3/8” long, then clip through the center. Next, cotton fabric, face up. Last, the batting. Lay flat.

How to Use Paint Chip Samples to Personalize a Rolodex | InMyOwnStyle.com I am a visual girl…I like to see things, pretty things, tactile things, organized things. I love color, paint chip crafts, office supplies, stationery, and art supplies. I am not a tech-ie and don’t want to have everything including the kitchen sink in my computer files. I like connection, hands-on to all my contacts, links, codes, passwords, URLs, user names, etc, etc, etc… I love the Rolodex system and this one I found on Brian and Kristen’s Photostream on Flickr makes my heart go pitter-patter. Oooohhh la la … I want it…BAD! It is handcrafted and so colorful. I have always used a Rolodex, but since I started blogging, I needed a bigger one and found one that I think I can transform to look similar to the one I am drooling over above. I found this Rolodex at a local discount store. Here is what my new Rolodex looked like right out of it’s clam-shell packaging. This is the base that holds the cards. I used a 1″ paint brush and Mod Podge to apply the ripped up lunch bags to the base.

wire fence frame} I love organization that is both functional and beautiful. I had been looking for a way to store all the hair clips that I make for Talia (yes, I make every one!) when I came across this project over at Under The Sycamore. I made my own version with a frame I found at a thrift store priced at $3.99, the frames just happened to be 50% off that day so I actually scored it for only $1.99! I don't have a before picture of the frame (because I was too excited to get started and forgot.) I decided to make another one to store some of my earrings and this time I remembered to take pictures :) As you can see the frame was priced at 1.98 but I got it during another 50% off sale so I picked it up for a mere 99 cents. I removed the glass and backing and then cut a piece of wire to the size of my frame Then I used a staple gun to secure the wire to the back of the frame Easy right? Ta da! Let's look again at the frame before... and after!

Cheap Craft Ideas - Inexpensive Crafts Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). The other four, measuring 31⁄2"W x 8"L, will form tabs for the bag’s handles. Turn under the long sides of each strip and press a 1⁄4" hem. To make a tab, topstitch one of the long sides of a 31⁄2"W x 8"L strip near the edge. Lay the second towel on a flat surface, right side up. Flip the towel right side down. Fold the towel in half, wrong sides together.

How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively Last week I made a candle chandelier for my deck. It looks so pretty when lit, but the rest of my yard was looking kind of neglected. I was determined to find a way to spread some more candle light around the yard to balance the light and provide more ambiance. I used to have Tiki torches, but they unravel and have to be filled up with oil that makes a mess. I remember years ago seeing candle lanterns at a wedding that I thought were pretty clever and decided I could try to make them myself, but I needed to find some glass hurricanes. Usually when I go on my weekly thrift store excursion I run in and do a quick cruise around the store to see if anything pops out at me. Total cost of my glass haul – $2.70. Here is what I made with the hurricane. It was very quick and easy to make. How to Make a Tuna Can Lantern I used a tuna can, wood screw, copper adapter, and an old paint stick. Then I used a awl and hammer to make a hole in the center of the tuna can. Screw the screw into the stick.

Wekend DIY: Handmade Plantable Paper Paper making is a craft that dates back about 2000 years. Modern paper making has is roots in China. In 105 AD the technique for turning tree bark, rope remnants, rags and old fishing nets into pulp and then sheets of paper was developed. In our modern world we no longer have an appreciation for the art of handmade paper. Machines have taken over the work of skilled artisans and the demand for cheap paper has taken it's toll on the environment by diminishing forests and generating unbelievable amounts of garbage. Today we are going to learn the basics of handmade paper making. Traditionally, handmade paper has always used recycled materials. Newspaper, old printer paper, tissue paper or construction paperWildflower or herb seedsWindow screen2 wooden frames or picture framesBlenderPlastic basinOld towelsBaking sheetsRolling pin The Frame: You can buy paper making kits that have the frames pre-made or you make your own. The Pulp: The Method: Ideas for seed paper: How to Plant:

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