How to Make Singleton Buttons March 13th, 2009 Email 158 users recommend Singleton buttons are similar to covered buttons, but their construction gives them a nicer "heft" and finish. Diane Gilleland These buttons are made on plastic bone rings, which come in lots of sizes. You can use any solid or printed woven cotton to make a Singleton. Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all A Singleton button is a kind of Dorset button, and it gets its name not from Bridget Jones, but from the Singleton family, who first made them in the 1600s. What you'll need: Woven cotton fabricPlastic bone ring (I'm using a 1-inch ring)Cardstock (for a template)Washable fabric marking penScissorsNeedle and strong thread (see notes below)Embroidery floss (optional)Wool felt Like a Dorset button, the Singleton is made on a ring—and we're using plastic bone rings here. A note on thread: This is one project where the strength of the thread you use makes a big difference. View 1 member project gallery posted in: embroidery, buttons
Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… What you will need: - Empty drinks cans - Scissors - Craft Knife - Ball point pen or an embossing tool with a fine point - Sharp pointy thing – not sure what the name of this tool is! Step One First you need to get a star shape printed onto paper or card and cut out. Step Two Next you need to cut the tops and bottoms off your drinks can and give the insides a good clean – I used a craft knife to do this as well as scissors – be careful of sharp edges! Step Three Put a bit of sticky tape (rolled up) onto the back of your cardboard star and stick this to the silver side of your can and draw around it – I use my sharp pointy tool to do this but you could also do it with a fine permanent marker.
Swiss Candy Jewelry I call it Swiss Candy Jewelry because it loosely resembles Swiss cheese and the Haribo Gummi candies they sell all over central Europe. Similar to the process used in the Sparkling and Melting Flowers, this tutorial uses the magical properties of #6 recyclable plastic. Materials: * Five #6 recyclable plastic cups * Heat source (like a well ventilated oven) * Chain or wire to use as necklace base and links * Pliers Cost: Free for me (I already had cups leftover from a party and an old junk necklace, but I imagine this could be assembled for less than $10) Time: 60 minutes for the blue statement necklace, 20 minutes for the pink pendant 1. 4. Variation in pink.
How to Make Dorset Buttons March 4th, 2011 Email 765 users recommend Dorset buttons have a long history. Diane Gilleland This kind of button makes a cute embellishment for all kinds of knit and crocheted garments. You can make your Dorset buttons with embroidery floss for a glossy finish, or wool yarn for something softer looking. Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all The Dorset button has a long history, originating in the 18th century in Dorset, England. What you'll need: Plastic bone rings (see note below)Yarn or embroidery floss (see note below)ScissorsLarge-eyed, blunt needle A note on bone rings: You can find them in fabric stores, with curtain-making supplies, or in craft stores, with crochet supplies. A note on yarns and flosses: You can make Dorset buttons with all kinds of yarns or embroidery flosses. I'll be making a button here with some pearl cotton, because it's crisp and easy to see. View 3 member project galleries posted in: buttons, dorset buttons Stay connected with CraftStylish
25 Ways Of How To Use Pallets In Your Garden Benches, flower pots, tables, small vertical gardens and even canopies covered with plants. All of them can decorate your garden immediately if you know how to make a simple pallet work. After we’ve shown you how to recycle wooden pallets, we thought it would be a great idea to see a bunch of decorative ideas that can beautify your garden. Moreover, they are easy to assemble and prove to be very functional for your future activities! A wood frame and a lot of pillows – cozy and comfortable! Natural wood or Mediterranean touch? Flowers couldn’t have been planted in a better place. :)
How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies January 10th, 2014 Email 1237 users recommend These cheery blossoms brighten any table and make a wonderfully unexpected bouquet to give to a friend. Best of all, they're simple and inexpensive to make. Jeff Rudell Here, a bunch of white daisies sit in a polka-dot vase (also made of paper). Pink seemed to me a perfect color for daisies. Photo: Jeff Rudell Next, make eight (8) cuts as indicated in the illustration below. Next, fold each petal in half, lengthwise, as indicated by the dashed lines in the illustration below. Once you've finished creasing one disk, simply repeat these first three steps with all of your remaining disks. For the centers of each flower, I simply took a narrow strip of yellow or pink paper about 1/8 inch x 18 inches, and wound it into a tight spiral disk and glued it in place. If you've enjoyed this project, please check out my related post, Simple White Flowers. View 9 member project galleries posted in: flower Stay connected with CraftStylish
101 DIY Projects (Part 1) You don’t require a fat plan to give your home a perceptible help. Invest a little and get an enormous change in how your home looks and feels. We are here to present you some ideas. …Pebble Mosaic Walk Way… Everyone Need This In The Kitchen Build a Simple Gazebo Add Photo Slides To a Vertical Lamp with Mod-podge Amazing Deck Design Bunk Beds With a Slide Cut an Antique Door in Half and Add Shelves DIY Product for your Garden DIY Stone Wall Hooks! Fantastic Design Fire Pit Flower Ball Bouquet I do Get Tired of Reaching For a New Roll All The Time Love This Rustic Picture Frame Moon Crib… Mosaic Stepping Stones Natural Wood Counter Wine Barrels Into Baby Cradles This is a Cozy Corner Pallet Inspiration Potted Candle Planters Rope Stair Rail, Tacky or Cool… Small Hillside Yard… Build Play Area. Sometimes The Simple Things Are Best Spiral Planter for Herbs Stack em High Stone Work Tie Yarn Around a Paint Roller for an Awesome Effect Under-lit Pallet Bed Welded Silverware Garden Flowers Wine Bottle Vertical Planter
8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws Have you ever pried a straw out of the mouth of a young child, only to find it macerated and dripping in saliva? Let’s all let out a collective “eeeewww.” In general, my “clever uses” articles are meant to teach people how to get a second use out of something disposable. In the case of straws, I’m honestly going to have to suggest that you be very picky about which straws you reuse. I really don’t expect anyone to reuse chewed up, spit-covered drinking straws. Now: It is not too gross to wash plastic drinking straws and save them for DIY projects. When the plastic drinking straws are clean and dry and you’ve amassed a decent-sized collection, try your hand at one of the following projects. Drinking straw lamp shade: The L.A. The straw cluster chandelier: Design Sponge featured a spiky-looking straw cluster chandelier. Woven coasters: According to Country Living, woven drinking straws are a great material to make coasters from. Do you have any great uses for drinking straws?