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Hey everyone, here is a really quick and simple project that anyone can do in just a matter of about 5 or 10 minutes (plus drying time). I made this pretty aqua vase from a mason jar I already had, and I love how it turned out! It’s not your traditional mason jar and that’s why I love it. And of course the white tulips make it even prettier. :) I was inspired by The Colorful Living Project’s spray painted bottles when I pinned them on Pinterest , and thought they were so pretty. So I was off to find something similar I could spray paint, and we are nothing short of mason jars around our house, so that’s what got blasted with the Krylon can. :) And again, this was so ridiculously easy, and spray paint continues to amaze me. Here is the color I used (Krylon Catalina Mist), and my mason jar with 1 light coat of paint.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been slightly obssesed with lamps as of late. So, when I came across this lamp at Anthropologie, I knew I had to try and recreate it. I made a teacup clock a while back and ever since then have had a little preoccupation with teacups and saucers. I can't go to the thrift store without browsing the dish section and as a result have acquired quite an assortment. I was excited to come across this lamp so that I could put my growing collection to use. Here's what you'll need to make your own lamp.
I posted this tutorial a few years ago and it has become somewhat of a tradition to bring it back every year! One of our family Easter traditions is dying eggs with pieces of silk. I saw a cute lady show Martha how to do it a few years ago and I ran upstairs right then to steal a tie! It’s way cooler than those cups of neon liquid that end up all over your clothes, your furniture and your hands plus it gives you an excuse to rid a man’s closet of ugly ties. Here’s the run-down: You need 100% silk for this to work.
The old becomes new: A new variation on the outdoor lantern. We have had an unusually warm winter in Michigan this year, and while the temps have been nice, I have had to hold off on this project idea until we got a cold snap. We finally got some snow and cold earlier this week, so I was able to try out this fun winter project.
In case you missed this last week, I’m reposting it here for you. Originally posted at Lolly Jane . bow pillow tutorial For this project I used a: 12 by 16 pillow form 2 rectangles of white fabric 13″ by 18″ and 13″ by 17″ 1 rectangle of fabric 40″ by by 17″ 1 rectangle of fabric 4″ by 4″ one white zipper I’m on a bow kick. I don’t think there are ever enough simple bows.
i love wax paper for packing lunches; i wrap sandwiches in a piece of wax paper and tie it like a present with a little cotton string. it’s so much better looking than a plastic bag. wax paper comes in handy for more things than i realized, like rolling it up to use for a funnel, or how about rubbing a piece of wax paper on the top of your shower curtain rod to cut down on that terrible screeching in the morning…problem solved. but who knew that if you iron layers of wax paper together it looks remarkably similar to a capiz shell? this discovery brought me to today’s project: the faux capiz chandelier. hung over your dining table, or outside at an outdoor dinner party, it is an easy solution to a dramatic light fixture and will look phenomenal in either setting. i hope you enjoy making your own as much i did! - brenna CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials:
I hope you all had a great weekend and if you're a mommy, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I had a beautiful day as my kiddies had made me feel loved and so very special with little homemade gifts they had worked so hard to make. The most beautiful part of it all was at the end of the day when the kiddies sat me down on the couch and then 'performed' a song they had written. My Bella sang while Tristan played the piano, to the best of his abilities.
When I showed you the pallet ideas yesterday, I also promised you that I would show you what I have used my pallets for. So without further introduction - meet our new headboard! I´m actually quite pleased with the result, but I´m not sure if I should paint them or not. What do you think? I´m thinking either black or white.
Hi there Gwenny Penny readers! I'm Amy from Ameroonie Designs . Gwen was so kind to let me come over and spend some time with all you lovely people!
Supplies: Canvas drop cloth (or other fabric for the body of the pillow) Felt (7.5” X 17.5”) Sewing machine + thread Hand sewing needle Petal template Random blah blah blah about cutting the petals: The wool blend felt I bought was 17.5” wide. I cut three 2.5” strips and then cut those strips into 2.5” squares. This gave me 21 squares (18 for the big petals, 3 for the smaller center petals).
<img alt="" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/perpetual_calendar_final.jpg?w=629&h=491" width="629" height="491" class="mt-image-none" style="" /> By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar.
I’ve got a lovely project to share with you. I used this monogram for a sweet friend’s baby shower. I love making party decorations that they can bring home and use as part of their decor. A word of warning though, this is not for the faint of heart.