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Make It and Love It: Satin Flower Headbands Satin Flower Headbands Remember this post about the pettiskirt? Well, many of you asked about the headband……. I have posted about the satin flowers before…….hmmmm, maybe a year or so ago, but didn’t give a step-by-step and didn’t show it on a headband. But since many have requested the headband version, here it is: Such a fun and vibrant accessory. Many color combos are at your fingertips. The headbands work especially well to keep hair out of the face,while your little one peeps on the neighbors. And how can you resist all those layers of petals… Nice and full and perfectly sweet. Ready to make your own? First, begin by cutting about 6 circles of satin material for each flower. I made each circle gradually smaller, making sure they fit on top of the circle just larger than it, and didn’t worry one bit about making it a perfect circle. Then I used a lighter and slightly melted the edges of each flower, This also caused the edges to curl up a bit. Then I dumped off the excess beads.

Art From Everyday Objects: Paperclips + String | So today I thought it would be a fun challenge to work with paperclips. You can’t get much more mundane than a paperclip! After much thought, I came up with paperclip earrings. If you have paperclips and some pretty cotton string, you can create these beauties. They’d probably look pretty cool as a necklace too. Here is a diagram to show you where to open the paperclip to create this triangular shape. You are basically unbending the clip at all three of the curves. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch Once you’ve wound all the way round and secured with glue, you can then take another length of string and wind around the width of the “earring” creating horizontal stripes or you can create a more messy look by creating a “net” design (see below). Then just clamp on a pair of earring hooks. Categories: Art, DIY, Fashion

tiny crafty owls 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). Since Alex does not share the pattern from the book, you can buy the book (although it’s in Japanese) or come up with your own pattern and use Alex’s tutorial as an inspiration for your own owl. Also, be sure to join the Tutorial Tuesday flickr group and share your owls or any pics from your completed Tutorial Tuesday projects.

Houri Houris in paradise, riding camels. From a 15th-century Persian manuscript. In Islam, the ḥūr or ḥūrīyah[note 1] (Arabic: حورية‎) are commonly translated as "(splendid)[1] companions of equal age (well-matched)",[2] "lovely eyed",[3] of "modest gaze",[4] "pure beings" or "companions pure" of paradise, denoting humans and jinn who enter Jannah (paradise) after being recreated anew in the hereafter.[5] Islam also has a strong mystical tradition which places these heavenly delights in the context of the ecstatic awareness of God.[6] Description[edit] Quranic description[edit] The houri have variously been described as being "restraining their glances (chaste)",[7][8] "modest gaze",[4] "wide and beautiful/lovely eyes",[3][7][9] "like pearls",[3] "spouse",[10] "companions of equal age",[2] "splendid",[1] "voluptuous",[11] and much more besides. Shia scholar description[edit] Other descriptions[edit] Some descriptions are more superficial rather than scholarly. Etymology[edit] European usage[edit]

How To Make Candy Cane Candlesticks A bunch of you have asked for the how to on the candy cane candle holders, I am so glad you liked them! You never know if you are the only one that thinks something is cute, you know? They are super easy to make. Supplies to make two: 20 candy canes2 taper candleshot glue gunscissors I started by cutting off the plastic wrapper on just the two ends of the candy cane, leaving the remaining wrapper in tact. Next I took the wrapper off, leaving about six inches on the bottom. Then run a thin strip of glue along the candy cane and press onto the candle, with the hook on the bottom. Continue gluing the canes on, trying to keep the same angle of placement, and the base of the hooks at the same level. I do think they look cutest with a little bow tied on, but I only had enough ribbon to squeak out one bow, yet another trip to the craft store…dang it. So there you have it! I have a bunch of other stuff I have made, just need to find the time to post them.

Pine Cone Fire Starters Last Christmas I saw a variation of these at one of those pricey but fun to browse stores with my mom. I loved them, so much that I pulled out my trusty iPhone and snapped a few photos from every angle thinking the entire time "I can totally make these". So here we are a year later doing just that (my procrastination can only deter me so long). Let's get started, You'll need: 24 or so Pine Cones 2lbs Wax (I used soy)Candle twine A Scent (Optional)A cupcake panBaking cup liners - A MUST (Ignore the crisco in the photo I tried greasing instead of the liners the first round and it was a FAIL) First, I cut 24 - 8 inch strips of my candle twine. Then in a mason jar (or really any vessel you don't mind being covered in wax) heat up your wax. Once the wax is melted, pour yourself another glass of wine and add a scent if you'd like smelly pinecones (I used the recomended dose on the bottle). Now here's the hard part, you have to walk way. I know it's hard but trust me, it's better for everyone.

{every}nothing wonderful: Tutorial: Repurposed Envelopes (From Magazines to Mailing) Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes! Super quick and easy tutorial for you today. I have a drawer full of these and use them for everything - bills, letters, you name it...my mom does too, actually! To start just pull pages out of your catalog or magazine with images you love. Other supplies you'll need: Pencil Glue - glue stick or craft glue - whichever you prefer Old envelope or envelope template. If this is a project you see yourself recreating in the future or with other papers you could invest in an envelope template kit, or you can print templates (you'll need to print at 100% on a larger format printer) from Designer's Toolbox on a heavy stock (mount to board for a longer lasting template). Trace the shape of your envelope onto the page, finding the position that you prefer on the image/page. Next, cut out along the lines. Fold and crease well where all corners meet. Happy re-purposing!

Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial « Make it Modern How insanely fabulous is this pouch? I can’t decide if I love it so much because a) it is made from glittery elephant fabric, b) of it’s small but perfectly proportioned size, c) it holds my on the go quilting supplies or d) all of the above. If you’d like to make your own see how below. You will need: 2 pieces of exterior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches. Things that will come in handy: rotary cuttercutting matshearscraft scissorsclear ruler Step 1: Choose and cut your fabric- is it just me or is this oftentime the hardest part? I like to use a right angle ruler (“borrowed” from my husband) to make sure my fabric pieces are nice and square. Step 2: Layer your pieces. Step 3: Stitch the layers together 1/4 in from the edge. Step 4: Places both sets of fabric with the pressed under edges on top of the zipper and sew together. Step 5: Fold the two sides right sides of the exterior fabric together. Step 7: Move your zipper pull to the center and stitch a quarter inch seam on both sides.

File Folder Scrapbook By Debi Devitt I borrowed the idea for this file folder scrapbook from the homeschool community's lapbooks. Lapbooks are a learning book that are very popular with homeschool families. Supplies Needed: File Folder Scrapbook papers and cardstocks Adhesives Embellishments Directions: Open your file folder completely out and then fold each side in so that the outer edges meet the center fold. Cover the front sides and back with decorative scrapbook paper or cardstock. Cover the inside flaps with scrapbook paper or cardstock. Cut two pices of cardstock to 11-1/2 x 5-1/2. Cut a piece of double-sided cardstock 11-3/4 x 9. Cut another piece of cardstock approximately 11-1/2 x 7-3/4" and adhere to center of scrapbook. Cut 4 pieces of solid cardstock to 12" x 4". Fold over so that they are all layered and staple into place. Adhere to inner flaps. Cut 2 library pockets. Create a couple of coin envelopes and tags if desired and adhere to inside flap. Return from File Folder Scrapbook to Home

Etched Portion Control Wine Glass OK, confession: I’m on Weight-Watchers. And a major part of the program isn’t completely restricting what you eat and drink, but you DO have to watch and control your portions. This goes for wine, too. And since I do like a glass of vino now and then, I thought I’d made my own special glass to hold my five ounces of joy! I chose a stemless wine glass and measured out 5 ounces of water and poured it in the glass. I used plain ol’ painters tape along the line, and burnished it down well with my fingernail. I then applied the Armour Etch Cream (see my review of that here) to the bottom of the glass. Now, you could leave it here and you’d have done the job- now you know just where to fill your glass! I chose the flower head icon of the Songbird Cartridge (using my “j” monogram) for the Cricut and cut it out at 3″, using some craft vinyl. So there it is…my special, portion-control wine glass. <A HREF="

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together.

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