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As many of you requested, Marie is sharing a little tutorial here on how she made her lampshades. When she made them she was not planning on doing a tutorial for this blog, so be sure to thank her for taking the time to write all this out. Also, for those wondering…Kara will be sharing some tutorials for her book art on her blog soon. Marie is happy to do custom orders for those that prefer buying over making!
If interested, I answered a few interview questions with Simply Modern Mom here . And a few more questions with The Creative Connection here . (At the end of the interview with Creative Connection, there is a mention of a 2 pattern giveaway from my shop. But hurry, it closes at noon today (MST)…….eeek, sorry for such short notice.)
I finally worked my way into a friend's house with a microwave to dye some playsilks with Kool-Aid. Aren't they beautiful?! I just want to eat them up.
I’ve seen these all over the place lately and have been anxious to try them. You may have tons of crayons around your house–but if not, luckily, they are about 25 cents in all the Back To School sales now-a-days. Peel off the paper.
Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Fun, right? Let’s get started! We’re going to go through the steps to create your very own little terrarium.
I love salt scrubs, especially this time of year when I want to slough off the dead skin from winter, and I equally love bath salts for the skin softening ingredients in them – but more often than not I find myself in the shower. These pouches are perfect for combining both bath salt and salt scrub into an exfoliating pouch I can bring into the shower , and they are simple to make. You can go a few different routes when making these so play around with your recipes and find your favorite.
I made this Mason Jar Soap Dispenser to use on my potting bench. I'm always needing to wash my hands after working in the garden and this sturdy jar should last me a lifetime of hand scrubbing. I think it would look just as great in a bath or kitchen and I thought some of you might want to make one too. Here's how to do it: Gather your supplies...old plastic soap bottle, mason jar, 2 part epoxy, drill, scissors and marker. A box cutter also came in handy in removing the top of the soap bottle.
It's chilly outside here today and I'm loving it! I enjoyed every minute of reaching into the closet and pulling out soft cozy blankets, snuggling up on the couch with my blanket and laptop to check my e-mail this morning... Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of temps below 40 degrees, but a high of 65, I'll take it!
Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times).
Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes ! Super quick and easy tutorial for you today. I have a drawer full of these and use them for everything - bills, letters, you name it...my mom does too, actually! I recently received an oversized catalog for baby strollers (why?
When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep.
I experimented with transferring an image onto fabric the other day. For my test, I used this completely adorable dachshund drawing by Kayanna Nelson of June Craft . The little fellow is downloadable for personal use at Bloesem Kids . To try an image transfer, you'll need: Acrylic gel medium, available at art stores Fabric A laser printed image (not inkjet!)
x-posted from craftgrrl For this Valetine's day, I decided to make one of those "52 things i love about you" books. Only, my boyperson and I have been dating about a year and a half and we dont say that "L" word.
Emphasize the theme of a party by uniting all the elements -- invitations, gifts, place cards, favor tags, and napkin rings -- with a single design or icon, such as the "20" (for an anniversary). It's easy and inexpensive to do with rub-off transfers, which can be made with a black-and-white laser printer or copier and a few supplies. With a colorless marker known as a blender (available at crafts stores and usually used for blending marker colors together), you can transfer the ink from a laser-printed or copied image onto another surface. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Bokeh is an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term is used to describe the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. When referring to Bokeh, we can distinguish some of it characteristics: - Is the light/dark gradient smooth or sharp? - What shape will a small dot of light take what it is in the Bokeh area?