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{No Sew} Felt Bows. These felt bows are so easy to make and turn out very cute.

{No Sew} Felt Bows

There are also so many different ways that you can use them, and they cost just a few cents to make. All you need is felt, a hot glue gun, and scissors. I was inspired by these beautiful felt bows from {Every}Nothing Wonderful. Hair n Make up. DIY / roses from fall leaves. Christmas crafts. The Magic With Corks. How to Recover an Umbrella. These umbrellas were pieced to create new designs.

How to Recover an Umbrella

Piece the fabric before cutting out the canopy segments. Butterfly Bracelet. Extend a paper clip and work out the kinks with flat nose pliers.

Butterfly Bracelet

For the ease of use I filed a tiny grove into one of the cones of my pliers. You can see this in the second picture. The groove helps show me where to place the wire so I get consistent circles. Place the center of the wire into the cone pliers and form a small loop. Bend one of the free ends away from the loop as shown in the pictures. You should now have an overlapping lollypop looking thing. Ruffled Streamers. Hello color-loving friends! Today I’m helping kick off the summer series over at Delia Creates and Kojo Designs.We’re going to COLOR my SUMMER (and yours!) Because summer feels a rainbow of never-ending fun. Swimming pools are open, flowers are in bloom, berries need picking, vacations are planned, the sun stays up late, and we celebrate our nation’s birthday with fireworks and friends.

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DIY Basics: The Matchbook Notebook. While I love all things digital, it’s always nice to have a pen and paper around to jot down ideas and notes.

DIY Basics: The Matchbook Notebook

In fact, there are more than a dozen awesome notebooks out there that I’ve been coveting lately. But, none of them are small enough to toss in my pocket or clutch, hence the inspiration for today’s DIY, the matchbook notebook. This project literally took me no more than 2 minutes and was made using super basic materials I already had lying around the house. Materials: - Cardstock or magazine tear-out - Paper (lined, unlined, whatever!) How To Make Pine Cone Magnets. In spite of e-greetings left and right, the holidays still mean a plethora of cards, invitations, photos, and announcements.

How To Make Pine Cone Magnets

But, the idea of dedicating a mantel, dining table or bureau solely to holiday cards is tough to do and, if you live in a city, probably impossible. In today’s project, we set about creating a way to display cards and photos on the fridge in a festive way that combines found objects in nature and magnets. As it is, magnets tend to fall into two categories: novelty and not really magnetic or boringly functional but super magnetic. So, why not make your own? Pine cones and their cousins are a great combo of charming, rustic, winter-y and surprisingly flexible for crafting. Materials: - pine cones (which will turn into roses!) To turn the pine cones into roses, just use a hand saw or very sharp knife to saw off the top (the pointed end) leaving only 1-2″ of the bottom left, turn over, and you’ve got your rose.

Use Binder Clips As Accessory Organizers. I travel quite a bit and am always annoyed at how hard it is to keep my small accessories organized and untangled.

Use Binder Clips As Accessory Organizers

So today, I experimented with a set of binder clips and found that they are so amazingly useful at keeping things uncluttered. Try it for yourself. First, if you don’t already have some, buy these multi-size binder clips ($4).

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Nokti. - StumbleUpon. Schnell bemalt. Personalized Etched Glasses. For a family of three, we produce a whole lot more dirty glasses in any given day than seems humanly possible.

Personalized Etched Glasses

m5l0v0GSnN1qihh0eo1_1280.jpg (1280×1656) FOOD. DIY travel notebook with pocket. Just a quick and simple craft share this lovely Friday.

DIY travel notebook with pocket

52 Weeks Project. Crafts & DIY Inspiration. CRAFTS. 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. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!! Mini Magazine Notebook DIY. I always keep at least two or three notebooks in my purse. I jot lists on them, keep ideas safe and tear pages out to leave notes for my friends. Today I want to share a quick (and budjet friendly) way to make your own pretty journals. You can whip up a batch in an afternoon and use them for months. Enjoy! Supplies Needed: Pretty magazine pages, paper (graph, lined or plain), embroidery thread and a needle, scissors and washi tape. 1.

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