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Untitled. How to Decorate a Vase with Hot Glue How to Decorate a Vase with Hot Glue Ready for a super quick craft?

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Ok.. all you need is a glass vase/jar/cup/wine bottle, a hot glue gun and a can of spray paint. Ready set GO! Well it might actually take you a few minutes to decide what pattern you will make on the vase with the glue, that is the only difficult part of this tutorial. Basic run through: -Clean your vase. Now go have fun and paint something! Tapestry Animals. Tin/Can - Dosen. Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas.

This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age These friendly robots are more than just good-looking; magnets hold their features in place, making the 'bots the metallic equivalent of a Mr.

Recycled Crafts - Recyclable Crafts for Kids - Recycling Craft Ideas

Potato Head. What you'll need Tin can Electrical tape (optional) Hardware, and various recyclables such as bottle caps, keys, etc. How to make it Open a tin can with a safety can opener so there are no sharp edges. Sewing 101: embroidered eggs. Some people may get spring fever, but around this time of year, I get egg fever.

sewing 101: embroidered eggs

Egg decorating is, without a doubt, my all-time favorite holiday-crafting activity. When I came across an image recently of eggs made by Ukrainian folk artist Forostyuk Inna that were embroidered (yes, really embroidered!) , my mind was officially blown. A way to combine egg decorating and sewing? Sign me up! My research didn’t uncover much in the way of a how-to for this technique, so after much obsessing, I decided to give it a try on my own. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials raw eggs (I recommend using good-quality eggs, farm-raised if possible — they have much thicker shells than factory eggs.)Dremel or other rotary tool with a diamond cutting disc and mini drill bitembroidery flosslong, thin needlessmall, sharp scissorscraft glue Instructions 1.

The secret to sewing on eggshells is that you cut a small hole in the back of the egg. 2. Next, place a mini drill bit in your Dremel tool. Vintage Photo Mason Jars. Shrinky Dinks Test Lab – The Wrap-up Of It All… [16 Jul 2008 | By Dot | 16 Comment(s) | 33,762 views ] Hope you all enjoyed the shrinky dinks test lab… I sure did!

Shrinky Dinks Test Lab – The Wrap-up Of It All…

A reminder, I want to see your creations. If you’re on Flickr, add your pictures to the new Dabbled pool, and/or put a comment here (with a link to your blog) or one of the other Test Lab posts. If we get enough fun stuff, i’ll do a spotlight on readers’ shrinkies :) Also, be sure to check out the comments, because there are alot of talented people who posted their experiences, especially with sealing, and there is good info to be had.

Here are links to all the posts, for your ease of reading pleasure. Part 1: HOW TO- Doodle Charms – Jewelry from recycled plastic This section is a good basic tutorial on how to make shrinky jewerly from old takeout containers, with just sharpies, scissors, a hole punch, and a bit of creativity. Part 2: What would happen if..? This section is the first of the experiments. Part 3: More experimentation in the Shrinky Dink Test Lab. 8 egg craft ideas. What would Easter be without those adorable little eggs?

8 egg craft ideas

The sign of new life, new beginnings, a true ‘salute’ to Spring! I have been amazed by the “eggs”traordinary craft ideas being submitted to IShare that involve these amazing little objects! Who knew there were so many things to make and do with eggs? 1. “A Little Tipsy” (so LOVE that name) shares how to create elegant paper mache eggs with water balloons, old sheet music, and some ribbon! Paper Mache Eggs 2. Personalized Clay Easter Eggs 3. Egg Candlesticks 4. Cracked Eggshell Easter Eggs 5. Easter Egg Ring 6. Vinyl Easter Eggs 7. Egg Pendant Light 8. Yarn Easter Eggs Weren’t those ideas totally “egg”cellent? IShare Crafts IShare Printables IShare Fun Food Hope to see you there! I live in a little place called Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and love being a Canuck! Like This Post? Playing Cards Love Book. 52 Reasons Playing Card Booklet this is a "52 Reasons" booklet i saw once and descided to make for valentine's day!!

Playing Cards Love Book

Needless to say, it caused an "aaawwwww" and provoced endless kisses!! I started by making a list of reasons why i love him, and as soon as i got to 52 i just kept going... but finally chose the main 52, found corresponding pictures online, made little cards to print out and glued them to the cards.. done deal!! Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Two Drawers Repurposed into a "Basket" I woke up too early on Wednesday, 11/16, to a wonderful surprise....my little drawer project was featured by Savvy Southern Style.

Two Drawers Repurposed into a "Basket"

I imagine you're aware of Kim's Wow us Wednesday link-up party, but if for some reason you've missed it...you should definitely check it out. I can't thank Kim enough for featuring my drawers! This project was also featured by Amanda at Serenity Now (I LOVE the name of this blog) Amanda has a link party each Friday called "Weekend Bloggy Reading" where you link up your favorite post each week. Another MUST attend event! So on with my post.... It seems lately that I've been getting into furniture ruts...first my whole chest/trunk thing, and now drawers. So, here's another set of sewing machine drawers my mom (she's my "picker" teehee!! I had my husband attach them to one another (and they will NEVER, EVER come apart) and I added the handle, which I made from jute wrapped with twine. I have so much left to do to get everything ready for my booth. Take care - DIY Idea: Make a Decorative Ampersand! ...or whatever character your heart desires.

Love the letter "C"? The number "5"? This easy DIY decor project is customizable, great looking, and practically free! Using scrap wood, nails, and string, blogger and craft lover Elise Blaha created this charming decorative ampersand. I love that it's modern and rustic all at once! 1-2 inch thick piece of wood (Elise's is 24x24" square)lots of nailsstring - any color you wantpaper for creating a template When you're ready, check out the full tutorial on Elise's blog enJOY it! Tagged : Craft, Inspiration, wood, typography, ampersand, modern, rustic, decor, string, wall art, DIY. The Pinterest Challenge. A little bit ago, Sherry from Young House Love got together with a few of her friends and issued a Pinterest challenge, the idea being to actually use Pinterest to inspire you to make something, and not just to glamour you like a time-sucking vampire with the pretty colors.

Oooooo, pretty colors. Surprisingly, I actually have used Pinterest a few times to inspire real-life projects. How is it that so many projects do not end up on the blog??? My sister and I spent a whole day once doing naughty things to t-shirts (like cutting them up and then not even sewing proper hems on them!) Inspired by Pinterest projects. I'm a bit late on this project, but here it is! We only crossed that river hundreds of times. So, anyway, amid my 16 mile hikes and cleaning and packing to get ready and recovering from the truly awe-inspiring, wrap-around blisters I got on the hike, I did my project, which was inspired by these yarn balls. Cost for this project: Lamp: $3 Beach ball: $1 String: $5 Glue: Freeee! A Starburst Mirror for the Dining Room. I’ve been ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing” over all the Starburst Mirrors out there.

A Starburst Mirror for the Dining Room

I think they’re just gorgeous. But I couldn’t really find one to fit my style. I’ve been wanting one for our dining room – I have the perfect little 1/4 wall for it. ;) Well after looking and plotting and trying to figure out materials – I had the idea that since it was for the dining room, it might look cute made from Silverware! After much debate on layout (Mr. F.T. absolutely LOVES being a craft adviser, haha) and lots of glue, this is what I came up with!! And a closeup: It was soooo easy to make. Here’s a quick tutorial in case you’d like one too!! You’ll need: Round Mirror – this one is 7″ (I picked it up at Joann’s) Plate, a few inches larger than the mirror Cardboard Silverware (Depends on your layout. Start by cutting 2 circles out of cardboard. Glue the two circles together with hot glue. (You thought I was kidding when I said I had terrible paper cutting skills didn’t you?

Start working on your layout. Ahhh. Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter. Geodes can be grown without using egg dye.

Crystal Egg Geodes - Martha Stewart Easter

The resulting crystals are clear to milky white, like quartz. While large chicken eggshells are suggested in this process, larger eggshells can be used. Simply increase the size of the plastic or glass container and double or triple the amounts of dye (1 packet), alum (3/4 part), and water (2 parts) used to create the growing solution.

This Easter craft from Jim "Figgy" Noonan doubles as a science project, offering an opportunity to show kids the crystallization process at work. To make a fluorescent variation for Halloween, substitute the water and egg dye solution with glow water. Resources: If you don't want to blow your own egg or would like to try a larger eggshell, pre-blown shells are available from The Eggery Place. 31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen. How To Make Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps Apartment Therapy Design Evenings. At last night's Apartment Therapy Design Evening, we heard from a couple of readers who presented their original DIY projects in front of a sold-out crowd.

How To Make Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps Apartment Therapy Design Evenings

For those who weren't able to make it, here are the full instructions for making Robin Horton's Terra Cotta Pot Pendant Lamps. Robin Horton of Urban Gardens came up with this clever DIY lamp for a potting shed they converted into a "Creative Garden Retreat". They used ordinary reclaimed terra cotta garden pots, turned them upside down, added a ceiling cord set, and hung them as ceiling pendant lamps, bringing a bit of garden to an indoor room.

Previous image Next image What You Need• Terracotta Garden Pots• Ceiling Cord Set (find at IKEA or Home Depot, or here if you prefer cloth cords)• Toggle-bolt hooks to hang the lamp Step By Step Instructions Note: You will likely need to enlarge the drainage hole on the bottom of the pot to accommodate the cord socket. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Thanks, Robin! (Images: Robin Horton) DIY vintage tins. How many of you have Christmas tins (or any tin for that matter) that just don't make the cut on being cute enough and will most likely be in the garbage in one week? Well, I have plenty. Here is a quick project to make use of all those tins and maybe even inspiring some organizing. If not, they would look cute just sitting on a shelf. And don't we all love cute. 1. 2. 3. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy! Flannel Lanterns.