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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?

Best DIY String Lights / Garlands

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. 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.

Christmas Ornament Round Up

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. Christmas Ornament Countdown: Scrapbook Paper Balls. Cheri: Kristin’s ornament was so awesome that I have to admit I was a tad bit intimidated by this challenge.

Christmas Ornament Countdown: Scrapbook Paper Balls

Actually, this type of challenge really brings out the best in both of us. My ornament was made with scrapbook paper too. 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. 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.

DIY Gift Wrap Inspiration

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. 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. That same day, we also visited with Katie's grandparents.

Grosgrain. Crafting. DIY Friendship Bracelet. For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY.

DIY Friendship Bracelet

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? Re-Vamp your Friendship Bracelets! No, this tutorial does not have you making any type of designer DIY!

Re-Vamp your Friendship Bracelets!

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! 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.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » little guiding stars

Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. DIY Woven Chain Bracelet. Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there.

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet

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.

Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. 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. 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 ! 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.

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.

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. Pattern: Puff Stitch Scarf. My mom absolutely loved the beautiful puff stitches of the crocheted slouchy beanies I made for myself and my brother and sister.