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Your Likes in Crafts. Best DIY String Lights / Garlands. Hello again, Sorry your Tuesday DIY fix is a little (okay a LOT) later than expected but better late than never eh? There’s something so charming about the soft glow of fairy light garlands on cold, winter’s nights ~ strung around the tree, from a frosty window or across a mantle piece. I’ve seen some pretty darn cute DIY projects involving string lights ~ here are my top 5: Rustic rattan ball string lights: via Crafty Butt (yes, there really is a blog called ‘crafty butt’!) Romantic, feminine tissue paper string lights: DIY or Don’t via Sparkle And Hay Geometric cube string lights: via Wit And Whistle Adorable Dixie cup string lights: via Hey Gorgeous Now, Anna Lee Company have come up with a super creative (and super simple) DIY string light project perfect for the festive season and beyond… Christmas Ornament String Lights! Here’s what they had to say about the project: I’d love to create a gigantic glass vase centerpiece with these lights and ornaments, the reflections alone would be insane!

Christmas Ornament Round Up. Karren Doll Tolliver, who previously shared photos of Munich store windows that had been decorated with huge quilled trees, sent along another nifty find. This time it's large and lovely quilled snowflakes she spotted at a Christmas market in Bamberg, outside a little shop called Mohren Haus. Karren tells me they were made in two sizes - seven and ten inches in diameter - and appeared to be rolled and glittered poster board. Here's a pretty folded star tutorial from the Norwegian blog, Home by linn. The step-by-step pictures are excellent, plus there's a translate button at the top of the page. I want to make some! So far this holiday season I've tried these ball ornaments using origami paper I had on hand... they are quite easy to make, light as a feather, and definitely livened up our gray skies while I snapped the picture.

A tutorial for the top and bottom baubles can be found here and the middle one, here. Lastly, I had some fun making this pine cone mobile/ornament. Christmas Ornament Countdown: Scrapbook Paper Balls | thecraftysisters. Cheri: Kristin’s ornament was so awesome that I have to admit I was a tad bit intimidated by this challenge. Actually, this type of challenge really brings out the best in both of us. My ornament was made with scrapbook paper too. I cut about 35 strips of paper and pushed a hole in all of them on both ends. I then took some floral wire that I had and made a loop in one end, and fed all the strips onto the wire. I fanned them out into a ball, and made a loop in the other end.

Like this: Like Loading... BUTTON GARLAND {day 16} I have an appallingly large stash of buttons in my crafting arsenal. I thought it’d be fun to crochet up a simple button garland to use as decor for the tree, or an accent on the mantle, or even as “ribbon” on presents. All that’s needed is the chain stitch. I slid all of my buttons onto a ball of yarn before starting. I then chained 20 stitches, slid a button into the chain, chained 5 stitches, slid a button into the chain, chained 5 stitches, and so on, until I’d chained the last button into the garland. I chained a final 20 stitches and finished it off. Easy peasy. DIY Gift Wrap Inspiration. You may have seen the post that Emily wrote a few weeks back showing you DIY gift wrap ideas using everyday materials.

Well. . . she inspired me. Last night I sat on my living room floor and pulled together all kinds of inspiration I had been collecting to wrap my holiday gifts. First of all, I have this thing about my holiday gifts and tree coordinating with my decor. Yes, I am one of those. This last year my living space morphed into a yellow and gray color palette, with a few greens and teals mixed in. I like non-traditional holidays, so yellow and gray holiday wrap fits my taste perfectly! I started by wrapping all my gifts with a roll of craft painter paper I had picked up at Home Depot. Stay tuned for my all-paper (plus lights) holiday tree decorations!

Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Wild Olive. It's now been about a month since I returned from my trip to England to see Katie Green, but I finally have finished the bulk of my photo editing! Yay! Today I want to share with you some of the pictures that I took on the London half of my trip. You don't mind looking at loads of photos, do you?

Upon arriving back in London after being in the Bristol area for a few days, we visited Eton and Windsor Castle. No tours or anything, just walking around. And it was beautiful! I was really taken by the old castle...especially the gargoyles. That same day, we also visited with Katie's grandparents. The next day, Katie, her parents, and I went into London and had breakfast along the Thames. St. As a lover of ancient Egyptian studies, I've wanted to visit the British Museum for ages, so the following day we did. We ended the day with Covent garden and the Royal Ballet. On my last day, we started at the Victoria & Albert museum. But who am I kidding? Grosgrain. Crafting. DIY Friendship Bracelet. For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern.

If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends? You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Re-Vamp your Friendship Bracelets! No, this tutorial does not have you making any type of designer DIY!

It's a simple tutorial to make cool the-dye friendship braided bracelets. I came up with this idea when trying to get a more dainty tie-dye effect, instead of just using those thick strands of embroidery floss. This tutorial is simple, but just a bit tedious. The results are very pretty though! And you can add any kind of charms you want, which is the best part! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut your embroidery floss. Step 3: Group all of your individual threads into 3 big groups, making sure you get a variant amount of colors in each group. Knot at the end, when it's long enough to tie on your wrist. Make them in a variety of colors! To add charms, simply place charms on a jumping and add in the middle of your braid. You are finished! I made a set out of my three friendship bracelets, with coordinating charms. If you share/use/post this tutorial, please link back to me.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share! DIY Woven Chain Bracelet. Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet.

With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet.

Knot the all the threads at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Wednes-diy. A few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! It looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms. use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others!

Once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this! Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration! Trending on Floral dresses, high waisted bikinis, bralettes, off the shoulder tops, party dresses, gladiator sandals, lace dresses.

EASY PEASY LOVELY GARLAND TO DIY! ΦΤΙΑΞΤΟ ΜΟΝΟΣ ΣΟΥ! ΜΙΑ ΓΙΡΛΑΝΤΑ ΝΑ ΤΗΝ ΠΙΕΙΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΟΤΗΡΙ! Hello you all!!! How are you? Was your weekend mad and fabulous or was it full of housekeeping and cooking like mine? (i hope the first!). Anyway, Christmas is on the way and anything that is shinny, colorful and cute is welcome in Donkey's ''to do'' list !

This DIY garland is easy peasy and oh so beautiful!!!! Καλημέρα και καλή εβδομάδα...! Gorgeous Chiffon and Tulle Flowers - DIY: Gorgeous Chiffon and Tulle Flowers. Photos By: Olivia Kanaley For this project you will need fabric - we used chiffon and tulle. Yardage needed will vary based on the number and size of flowers, as well as the fabric thickness. You'll also need a piece of paper, a pen, scissors, pins, needle and thread, glass seed beads, and a plain hair clip or comb. To make a stencil first free hand a rose petal shape and cut out. Then retrace it five times on a larger sheet of paper to create a full flower shape. This will help you get an even pattern. Cut out pattern. Take some fabric and fold it into a square a little larger than your flower pattern. Stack flower cut outs, alternating fabric types and staggering petals. Pinch together the center of the flower (from the bottom) and secure with stitches to create volume and give the flower and authentic shape.

If desired you can sew decorative beads in the inside center of the flower. Finally, sew the flower to a hair clip or comb. Making chapstick « When the weather gets cooler my mind turns not only to knitting but also to making body products. I made chapstick already last year, but wasn’t overly happy with the recipe, so I tried a different one this year. I used: 20% beeswax 25% coconut oil 15% cocoa butter 40% olive oil No coloring, no scent, no smell. I actually like the faint smell of beeswax :) I was aiming for three or four tubes worth of chapstick and eyeballed the quantity. The process is very simple: 1. 2. 3. Done! Like this: Like Loading... Felt Flowers. DIY Lip Balm | This fun recipe will give you a great organic lip balm! All you need are a few simple ingredients. You can add in more essential oils to this recipe if you want to, or other things you think would go well with the “recipe”.

This will make 3 lip balms. You’ll need: 1/4 cup of beeswax3 tbs organic shea butter2 tbs organic safflower oil2 tsp essential oil (I used peppermint)3 containers Microwave the beeswax, shea butter and safflower oil until it has turned into a liquid. Once all melted, mix in your essential oils, and some food colouring if you want it. Pour all of this into your containers and let cool. Create your own little label like I did, or just leave it blank. Have fun! Like this: Like Loading... Pattern: Puff Stitch Scarf.