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Co. Oh chalkboard paint, how do we love thee?

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Let us count the ways. You help us turn tabletops into brainstorming space, turn mismatched dishes into a customizable set of chalkboard china, and simply know how to bring the party. Here are 40 creative chalkboard paint projects you can DIY in a cinch. 1. Heart Wall Clock: Tick tock! 2. 3. 4. 5. We like it wild: bottle gardens. As much as we love to garden, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.

we like it wild: bottle gardens

If there’s a way we can shorten our to-do list, we’ll take it. This week’s project, a no-fuss recycled windowsill herb garden, has knocked watering the plants off our list. Self-watering planters like these aren’t a new idea; we remember our own childhood craft books that taught us how to poke holes through Dixie cups or invert two liter plastic bottles to grow our own little bean garden. This grown-up version is much better looking and works great for small herbs and plants. MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.

MAGAZINE ENVELOPES

She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13)

Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift.

Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13)

Day 63 – DIY Corona Glasses. I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I found this pin explaining how simple it is to cut glass bottles.

Day 63 – DIY Corona Glasses

For our first anniversary, my husband signed us up for a glassblowing class. It was awesome and we had a great time. As we were leaving, one of the artists was turning Corona bottles into drinking glasses for a friend’s wedding gift. I was wondering why these glasses weren’t one of the projects we could choose from that day. I left there thinking that Corona glasses could only be made by the glassblowers and their fancy equipment. You can cut glass bottles at home using materials you probably already have on hand. glass bottles yarn. How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color.

We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. How to make Paper Clay. I fell in love with sculpting with paper mache during my first project five years ago.

How to make Paper Clay

However, I never really found a recipe that was worth the time and effort and mess that it took to get what I wanted. As a result, I used Celluclay for most projects. However, I recently stumbled upon an incredible blog called, Ultimate Paper Mache where Jonni (the artist and blogger) shares all sorts of tips, tutorials and recipes to help anyone on their way to successfully paper mache-ing.

16 Homemade Valentine's Ideas. No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll. Welcome Pinners!

No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll

Don't miss the latest DIY's and Tutorials from Small & Friendly, please subscribe via email or in a reader! Update: Crayon version available here! For me, summer and sewing don't seem to mix. I've got a lot going on in the garden, it's hot in my garage (AKA sewing studio), the little one isn't wearing much clothing anyway ... the list of excuses is a mile long. But there's good news, my anti-sewing attitude led me to a cool + easy craft!

HOW TO: Create a Home Made Wax Seal (16 Pics. Candles in Seashells. TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - makeanddogirl.com. Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created.

TUTORIAL: Coffee Stirrer DIY Wall Art - makeanddogirl.com

Now I’m excited to show you how you can make a one-of-a-kind coffee stirrer masterpieces too! I’m big on projects that anyone can do. And this is one of those projects. If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art. DIY Planter Box Centerpiece. Hey friends!

DIY Planter Box Centerpiece

After finishing my mirrors in the dining room, my table started to look naked! So… I dressed her up today. This is a super easy project and I LOVE the results! This is the wood I used for the project… 2 – 1x6x4 whitewood boards. For the Love of: Mason Jars. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.

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This week I’m crushing on Mason Jars! I’ve always loved them, but this week they’ve been glaring at me. Let’s check out some of the beauties I found… mostly with the help of my BFF, Pinterest . How to make hard candy jewels. Jo and I have been doing lots of projects over the last month or so for Little Jo’s birthday party, and I want to show you one of the projects I did for part of the party decor. We found ourselves needing some round gems in just the right color of teal.

If they could be edible, all the better. So I did some shopping and some research and came up with everything I needed to make hard candy jewels. Most gawked all-time. Crayon Heart Valentines. Dreamcatchers.

I’m really diggin the whole hippy thing. And while Craig is quick to correct me on the fact that dream catchers are not hippy-ish, I still think of them that way. Natural, care free, simple. All things I relate to those old hippies. hah. The point of a dream catcher is to weed out bad dreams. Depending on who you talk to, there will be two different stories on how this happens. Visual_fuckers: FLESH WOUND TUTORIAL 8D. Ok, so here is the wound tutorial I promised.....about 2 weeks ago. This one just shows how to do gashes, I will do more tutorials like this if you are interested though ^^. WARNING: NOT DIAL UP FRIENDLY. Big pictures.....lots of em >< Ok....lets start with our recipe for fake flesh.This is for a small batch...you don't need alot at all, even for big wounds. ingeredients1. Salvaged patchwork bulletin board. Compare to Pottery Barn Teen's fabulous but expensive Style Tiles Whenever I speak to my dad on the phone, he always asks, “Miss me?”

This past month I’ve been getting concerned emails, so apparently some of you missed me—or at least my weekly blog posts. All for the Boys - All for the Boys - MOVE OVER PAPER AIRPLANES. Because the straw plane is in town! Health Tips - Home Remedies That Work at WomansDay. Nobody is naysaying the wonders of modern medicine—what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you don’t want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but can’t get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Water party: sponge ball tutorial. Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Whether you call it a Water Party, an Under the Sea Party, or a Splash Party, we’ve got you covered.

This party is now available for purchase in our shop. Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. ©One Charming Party. CCarved wall plaques. Carved wall art with Dremel MultiTool. Seed Paper Tutorial. I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog.

DIY Hand Stitching, part 1. One of my favorite crafts is hand stitching-- it's fun, addictive, expressive and relaxing :) Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share easy ways to make your own patterns for hand stitching along with some tips and ideas :) These are some samples of my past projects-- I like to draw patterns freehand and use my handwriting. Surprise the Ones You Love (14 pics. Dec 24/11. Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids' crafts.

Autumn leaf bouquet. Most favorited all-time. Weekend DIY: Yarn Bowl. Crafty. Lollies - a little ART CAN'T HURT. A Wordy Egg - Beyond Beyond. ORANGE RIND VOTIVES.