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Sand Footprint Craft - Full DIY instructions! -

Sand Footprint Craft - Full DIY instructions! -
Summer is my family’s favourite time of year – we’re very blessed to live 5mins away from many beautiful beaches. It’s not surprising to know we spend nearly every weekend during summer at the beach. I wanted to do a beach themed craft to celebrate the amazing summer we’ve just had. I thought it would be cool to do something that could mark this particular summer and try to ‘freeze it in time’. This is what I came up with – Sand Footprint moulds – using just a Photo frame, sand, plaster of paris and some shells for extra decoration. Exactly what you’ll need – an old sheet or plastic tablecloth (to protect your work surface).A photo frame big enough to fit the number of prints you wish to use. Start by covering your work surface with something to catch the sand and any drips of plaster – we used an old tarp. Remove the cardboard backing off the frame and carefully discard the glass from the frame (this will not be needed). How to prep your frame. 3 easy steps… Hanging on our wall :).

Handmade Furniture at A Taste of Italy by Pompeo We came across the patchwork furniture we sell long before the Deli opened and we loved it so much that we decided to fit out the Deli with these beautiful chairs and customised Italian tables so that our customers could enjoy them as much as we do. Now they are a popular item for sale because they are unique, stylish and comfortable. Whether it is a chair, table, chaise longue or either upholstered item of furniture, you can order it through us made to your specification in term of background colour, style and size. Our furniture has been bought for the comfort of our customers rather than convenience of the owner. It is a great talking point in the Deli and will be in your home or office. Delivery time is around 4-6 weeks. Friendly reminder: A wide range of our products and produce can be purchased in our online shop.

Handmade envelope tutorial <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video.</div> Good old-fashioned snail-mail has become something of a novelty in this age of emails and instant messaging, so it's always exciting to receive something hand-written and beautifully presented in the post. Whether you're sending out Christmas cards, New Year's invitations or just writing a letter to a loved one, you are guaranteed to brighten anyone's day with these handmade envelopes. For this particular set of envelopes, I recycled sheet music. You can easily find this in charity or thrift shops, or try searching online. Materials: 4 sheets of your chosen paperPencilScissorsRulerHole-punchBaker's twine or ribbon Print out the provided template on scrap paper and cut it out. Decide which side of your music paper you will have on the front and flip it over. Use the ruler to create a fold along the sides of the envelope as is indicated on the template by the dotted line. Choose your top and bottom. More holiday ideas

How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top? Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa. This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion). With some fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. The UGLY GOBLIN ugly table sandpaper primer paint paintbrush cordless drill dacron or cotton batting 3" foam (Fabric stores will cut it to size for you, straight lines only) electric knife with silicone spray spray adhesive twine or string scissors LONG needle (most fabric stores with basic upholstery supplies carry these) staple gun (an upholstery staple gun connected to an air compressor works best) It's possible, yet trying, to use a manual staple gun or try a nail gun staples crescent or standard pliers flat head screwdriver for staple removal button forms for covered buttons (available at fabric stores) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Origami Kawasaki Rose Folding Instructions This is another variation of the very popular Kawasaki Rose. Mr. Kawasaki has created many, many variations of the rose and this is one of them. Made this origami? Also check out our Kawasaki Rose Version 2 Video, which should help with some of the trickier steps: Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper, color side up. Fold paper in half. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 2: Make a valley fold about 1cm from the edge. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 3: Fold paper in half on the vertical axis. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 4: Fold the bottom right corner to the crease line. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 5: Flip paper over. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 6: Fold the left edge as shown below. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 7: Unfold paper. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 8: Fold line A-B to A-C. Origami Kawasaki Rose Step 9: Rotate paper 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Your paper should look like this when completed. Then push down the center of the diamond. And unfold.

Tutorials | The Renegade Seamstress Click on an image to see the entire sewing/refashion tutorial. T shirt to Ruffled Cardigan Tutorial DIY Bleach Pen Design Tutorial Fabric flower tutorial Pickled Asparagus Tutorial DIY Pleated Summer Shirt Refashion Tutorial DIY Fabric Basket Tutorial Men’s Shirt Refashion Chenille Pillow Tutorial Sweater to Mittens Kindle Cover T Shirt Refashion Get Out of Jail Free Sweater to Nautical Fun Tee shirt refashion Come join the fun! The Renegade Seamstress is now taking sponsors! The Renegade Seamstress has been visited over 7,200,000 times and it’s growing quickly. Thank you for your interest in The Renegade Seamstress and I hope we can work together to create something wonderful for all of us. Like this: Like Loading...

Make Your Own Sidewalk/Pavement Chalk Have you seen the adorable shaped chalks they have on Etsy? Well, I have. And I may or may not totally covet them. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. This led me to wonder - could you make your own chalk? So you know I had to try to develop my own recipe! Sorry there are so many photos... But I was pretty excited... With how well they turned out. We had so much fun making bright, vibrant chalk drawings! S made a cat. One last shot of the awesome chalk!!! OK, so now for the recipe. (What are Liquid Watercolors?) Next add scoop after scoop of Plaster of Paris. We use craft plaster (the very same that we use to make our Dinosaur Fossils) that we get in a small bucket from our local craft store, Michaels. Once the mixture is that thick (stirrable, but not watery), leave it to dry. And finally, I know some of you are wondering if you can substitute food coloring for Colorations Liquid Watercolors . You can see some faint color from the orange and blue chalk we used.

Gift bags made from envelopes The event for which I needed that non-Satanic craft was this past weekend. In addition to little demon-free booklets, we also made these mini gift bags. "Baglets," as one participant christened them. (Or maybe you'd spell it "Baglette"? Looks more elegant than spelling it like "piglet." Find an envelope of any size. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. All done. Update: Try this envelope gift bag project with decorative masking tape.

How to Make Your Own Driftwood « DIY Driftwood Wondering how you can make your own driftwood? Well, we’ve got a tutorial to who you how you can make your own driftwood at home. It takes a little time (give yourself a week), but the pay off is that you can create the size you want and it won’t cost you anything but a box of Washing Soda, a bottle of bleach. What you will need: Arm & Hammer Washing Soda – can be difficult to find – if have a Publix in your area, they carry it.bleachwatercontainer to hold your driftwood piecessandpaper I happened upon a pile of branches when someone had trimmed their trees and I knew these would be a good size for projects. I used a big plastic storage container that you should be able to purchase from Wal-mart or similar stores for about $8.00. You want to soak the wood for about 48 hours or long enough so that the bark softens and can be removed using a wire brush. The next step was to lay the wood out in a sunny spot for another 2-3 days. Related Posts:

Helen Howes Old Sewing Machine Parts and Advice Homemade Pinecone Firelighters Log fires, blankets, mugs of hot chocolate, toasty warm socks… there’s something magical about this time of year. It’s been a misty, cold day here and we’re planning to light the first fire of the season tonight to celebrate the start of the weekend and our hibernation from the winter weather. In preparation I’ve made these pinecone firelighters, lightly scented with cinnamon and guaranteed to set the kindling alight with a pop and a crackle. I’d seen similar firelighters in the ever-divine Cox and Cox catalogue, but they’re not cheap and we have fires every night, so I decided to have a go at making my own, using research, trial and error to work out a way of creating them simply at home. My research uncovered scarily complicated instructions involving double-boilers, safety goggles, wick-trimming and dipping and general scientific sorcery… so I applied some lateral thinking and came up with a much simpler approach. You’ll need: Firstly, gather all your pine cones. Like this:

Just A Little Creativity: Easy Distressed Paint Technique- Vintage Chair Makeover I call this paint technique the lazy girl way to distress furniture. Technically it's called the dry brush technique, but I like my name for it better. For this project, I found a not-so-pretty chair at Goodwill for only $4.99. It's a solid wood, Ashley Furniture Co. chair, probably originally a part of a set, with good bones. A while back I wrote THIS post about recovering an ugly chair, so be sure to check it out. For the lazy girl dry brush technique, you need a dry scruffy type brush, and your favorite color paint. For the distressed look, I literally gave it a one coat, "sloppy" paint job. If you rub too much off, just go back and re-paint. Seriously, this method is basically fool proof. I let the paint dry overnight, then I used a clear coat of sealer. For another take on the dry brush, paint rub technique, you can also check out THIS past post on a set of candlesticks that I painted. If you haven't already, be sure to enter my current giveaways You can't win if you don't enter!

How to Restore Gold Color on Old Picture Frames You can bring any gilded but faded antique picture frame back to life with a variety of craft and paint materials that are easy to use and available at hardware, art supply, and craft stores. These materials and techniques will also work on picture frames that are other colours and finishes. Just remember that some restorative techniques may actually devalue true antique frames so proceed with caution. Skill level: Moderately Easy Things you need Modelling Clay Plaster of Paris or Hydrocal Goop Adhesive Wood Putty Rub n' Buff colourant wax Metallic gold spray paint Black hobby paint Metallic gold enamel paint Gold leaf, adhesive, and Pounce brush Show MoreHide 1 Remove the art work in the frame. Most read Comments