As much as we love to garden, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. 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.
13K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. 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.
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)
I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I found this pin explaining how simple it is to cut glass bottles. For our first anniversary, my husband signed us up for a glassblowing class. It was awesome and we had a great time.
We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here !). 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.
I fell in love with sculpting with paper mache during my first project five years ago. 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.
O ver the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing several Valentine’s Day Idea’s posts with you. I have a lot of great handmade ideas to post here from around the web. There are some seriously brilliant people out there! I’m also working on a few of my own Valentine’s Day craft projects and I hope to share them with you soon!
Welcome Pinners! 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! small + friendly: No-Sew Colored Pencil Roll
Here's a creative way to turn seashells the kids have collected into objects both beautiful and practical: Make them into candles. Tools and Materials Seashells Bleach Water Wax Wicks Double boiler Candles in Seashells How-To 1.
Last week, I posted a preview of the simple, inexpensive wall art my mom and I created. 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. (Don’t you dare say you’re not “creative!”
Hey friends! 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
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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. And I gotta tell you, this turned out to be one of the most fun projects I’ve done in ages!
Salvaged patchwork bulletin board
water party: sponge ball tutorial
CCarved wall plaques