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Dyed Buttons

Dyed Buttons
Dyeing buttons and beads is fun and easy to do, enabling you to get the exact color you want whether using the buttons and beads on a coat, a pillow cover or in a necklace. They also look beautiful in a vase as part of a flower arrangement, helping the flowers to stand tall. Most buttons and beads are made out of nylon and Rit is one of the few dyes that will color these materials (it also dyes wood buttons!). That means you can transform plain buttons and beads into colorful accents that match or coordinate with whatever you are making. Prep, dye and rinse time: 30 minutes You’ll Need White nylon-based plastic buttons or beadsRit Dye, liquid or powderMeasuring cupMeasuring spoonsPlastic containersSpoonRubber glovesPlastic table coverPaper towels Step by Step Cover work surface with a plastic table cover.

It’s a good idea to use free paint chips: Check out the 31 ways paint chips are used in all kinds of projects!! Some of these you may have seen around blogland others are from Etsy. 1.PaintswatchWall2.SnowmanOrnaments3.cut leaves 4. 7. 10. 13. gift boxes 14. 16. 19. 22. 24. 26. 29. 31. Hi my sweet bloggie friends!!! My Flour/Sugar Drawers (Note: If you missed the KitchenAid winner results, you can find them here.) When Marlboro Man and I kicked his parents out of their house on the ranch so we could live there instead, I didn’t want to do a thing to the house. It was 30 years old, lived in, exceedingly comfortable, and I loved everything about it. The ceilings needed a fresh coat of paint, though, so after we kicked his parents to the curb, we decided to have it painted before we moved in. The day after the painter started, Marlboro Man said, “Why don’t we just go ahead and re-do the kitchen as long as we have this mess in here?” Six months later, we moved into the house, which by then had a brand new kitchen. And okay, we didn’t kick Marlboro Man’s parents to the curb. I asked my mother-in-law to help me figure out the design of the new kitchen because she’s good at that type of thing and she’d lived in the house for thirty years and knew all about the air and the light there. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

DIY - Off The Wall Suspended Gardens I just might attempt to create this. Looks simple enough, right? A couple of 9" terra-cotta pots, spray paint, flower pot hangers and some wood screws...boom, a suspended garden. Isn't it a lovely look? P.S. {Images via DIY Ideas} Easy Stamped Coasters I’m trying to simplify my life in a lot of ways. One of those ways is using things I already have on hand instead of buying new things. I’ve had these coasters for years but they were a little too plain for my taste. It was time I added a little pizazz to them. This project took me under 10 minutes, which is a good thing since that’s all the time I had today. Here are the flower coasters. And the tree coasters. I’m pleased with how they turned out and that they have a bit of pizazz now. Do you want to check out more ideas for coasters? I’m linking to these awesome link parties:Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.Made By You Monday at Skip to my LouMomspiration Monday at Moms By HeartShow and Share Day at Just A GirlGet Your Craft On at Today’s Creative BlogTransformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic CottageHookin Up With HOH at House of HepworthsTip Me Tuesday at TIp Junkie

Bloom, Bake & Create » Blog Archive » Ice Fabric Dyeing Did you say you don’t have snow and want to do some dyeing? Well, before I put up my dyeing stuff, I thought I’d try one more type of dyeing – ice dyeing. For those of us who don’t have snow or would like to try this in the summer, this is an alternative. Please read my getting started and my fabric dye precautions posts before attempting this or any fabric reactive dye project. Since Judi had suggested I set my fabric up out of the dye, I tried that this time. Folded fabric on rack I topped the fabric with ice cubes. Ice cubes on top of fabric I then sprinkled dye powder over the snow. Green, Raspberry and Yellow Dyes over ice cubes Follow procedures as other dyeing. After 24 hours Now to rinse, wash and dry. And this is what I got from this ice dyeing. Finished Ice Dyed Fabric I am so pleased with this piece. Først skal du have fat i perler, hvis du ikke allerede har dem, du kan købe dem billigt i f.eks. IKEA 1. Du skal have fat i skåle som kan tåle at gå i ovnen, når du har dem smøre du dem ind i almindelig mad olie, du kan bruge køkkenrulle til at smøre olien rundt i skålen, – Olien gør at perlerne slipper skålen med det samme når den er færdig 2. så drysser du perlerne rundt i skålen, brug hånden til at fordele dem op af siderne, sørg for der ikke er for store huller i melllem perlerne 3. Når perlerne er kolde kan du tage dem ud og skylde dem under hanen med sæbe så du kan få olien af dem igen

Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY 10 Christmas Gifts in a Jar Do you need some inexpensive Christmas gifts? Of course you do. Don't we all? I'm always on the lookout for gifts that are easy and quick to make. Just like the Autumn Pea Soup I made last month, you can put some great gifts in jars. Quart and pint size jars are easy-to-find, but I love these different shapes and sizes. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread from Sunset Peppermint Stick Cocoa from Sunset Downloadable labels are included with this cookie recipe. Here are two great ways to bottle homemade vanilla. This uses the same recipe as the Cowgirl Cookies, but just changes the M&M colors. Not all gifts that come in jars are food-related. Three different fun gifts along with labels. Here is a great gift for someone who crafts or paints. I decided...I may make them all. Linked to:

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree Hello fellow crafters! Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. I'm sorry! (Since this is a guest post on a different blog, and the concept is similar to the first tree.. Thanks, Julia, for having us on your blog!

Furniture Re-Vamp x four! Whenever I am about to get super busy I tend to have some down time leading up to it, and in my head when I have down time the only sensible thing to do is fill up said down time with things that have been on my to do list for months, thereby turning down time into busy's a terrible habit/cycle and I need to learn to relax and do nothing! Impossible with my personality. Quite the curse, methinks. This "down time" was filled with furniture painting. I originally planned to do 5 pieces but only got around to 4. You know the saying the cobbler's child never has shoes? I think they look much fresher with the metal around the base removed and a new coat of light paint...hmmm?? I love the photos we keep on the tops of them... The next two were chests of drawers in our living room and master bedroom, respectively. Now, our master bedroom chest took MUCH longer than I wanted and envisioned, and it was quite the uphill battle. Cool, right? Got this skull on the streets of Bali.

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