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May 1, 2012 8:24 pm
craftjunkie:

Eye Makeup Remover {How to}
Found at: frugallysustainable

craftjunkie:

Eye Makeup Remover {How to}

Found at: frugallysustainable

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April 26, 2012 10:30 am
scissorsandthread:

Shorts With Brodeire Anglaise | Born In 82
One thing you will find copious amounts of in second hand stores is jeans. In the one near me there is a rack of about 200! We’ve all got lots of jeans but there’s no reason why you can’t buy another pair to DIY! This is a super sweet solution and an easy sewing project for beginners!

Great idea to lengthen my daughter’s shorts too!

scissorsandthread:

Shorts With Brodeire Anglaise | Born In 82

One thing you will find copious amounts of in second hand stores is jeans. In the one near me there is a rack of about 200! We’ve all got lots of jeans but there’s no reason why you can’t buy another pair to DIY! This is a super sweet solution and an easy sewing project for beginners!

Great idea to lengthen my daughter’s shorts too!

April 4, 2012 9:33 am
artpixie:

Nail Tutorial by The Beauty Department

I want to try this!  So cool!

artpixie:

Nail Tutorial by The Beauty Department

I want to try this!  So cool!

April 3, 2012 4:16 pm February 1, 2012 3:17 pm
craftyminded:

DIY: Customized Valentine’s Day card
Create memorable Valentine’s Day cards!
Source: http://www.designmom.com/2010/02/done/

I love this!!!

craftyminded:

DIY: Customized Valentine’s Day card

Create memorable Valentine’s Day cards!

Source: http://www.designmom.com/2010/02/done/

I love this!!!

January 15, 2012 7:37 pm
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Weaving with Drinking Straws. Skinny = 3 straws, Wider = 15 straws. Even though this is for children of all ages, I had to read the directions twice, but then I got it and it was easy to understand. Good for small projects like bracelets, and great for kids. Tutorial at Home Ed Groups here.


Reblogging to find later.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Weaving with Drinking Straws. Skinny = 3 straws, Wider = 15 straws. Even though this is for children of all ages, I had to read the directions twice, but then I got it and it was easy to understand. Good for small projects like bracelets, and great for kids. Tutorial at Home Ed Groups here.

Reblogging to find later.

January 1, 2012 8:29 pm
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fuckyeahmakingstuff:

 
Wall Vases, hung via frames
 
A Cluster of different sized frames with different molding, mix matched is best
1 pint of Martha Stewart’s fresh linen white paint
1 pint of another desired color, to go over the white – I used Martha’s new metallic line, and I gotta say, was really disappointed at how damn purple it looked. It read brown on the swatch.
Sand paper
Twine
Screws and Mollys
A Drill
Screw Driver
Lots of little vases with a lip, or other small trinkets that will work well hanging from twine.
As previously mentioned, you can use old frames of all sizes, or simply go out a buy a bundle of frames that you think look good together.
I went to Hobby Lobby on Memorial Day and bought all of these frames on the cheap.  I wasn’t concerned with color since I knew I’d be painting them.  I was looking for a molding that I liked, with an adequate amount of space in the middle for something to hang.

I also looked for various small jars, vases and votives to fill the center of the frames.

When I got them home, I sanded the frames to allow the paint to adhere.
I then painted 2 coats of the white paint.  I knew I’d be sanding again and didn’t want the original finish showing through.

After those dried, I took a dry brush and applied the metallic color.

Now, I was not, and still am not, please about the color this reads.  It was supposed to be brown, not purple. Of all the colors in the world, I hate purple. (Sorry, Kelley…)
Anyway, dry brush your top coat on, and don’t completely cover the white, let a good amount of it shine through.
Once that dries, sand it again until you have the finish you want.  I wanted mine to look super aged, so I really went for it.

Then you want to start hanging them on the wall. First, lay it out on the floor the way you want it so you don’t mess it up too bad.

Hang the first frame by drilling holes, pushing in the molly’s, and screwing in the screws.  Then hang the frame and make sure it’s level.

Measure the distance between that frame and where you want to have your other frame start.  Add that number to the height of the frame and drill your next holes there, and so on and so on.
Once the frames are in the right place, remove them one at a time to tie the vases.

Take the twine, and create a pull through loop around the frame.  Wrap the twine around the neck of the vase 5 times, moving the twine in opposite directions around it to secure it well. Tie in a pretty bow.
Repeat with the rest of the frames and vases.

And fill them with the seasons freshest flowers!

How’s that for a wallflower?
(Source.)

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fuckyeahmakingstuff:

Wall Vases, hung via frames

 

  • A Cluster of different sized frames with different molding, mix matched is best
  • 1 pint of Martha Stewart’s fresh linen white paint
  • 1 pint of another desired color, to go over the white – I used Martha’s new metallic line, and I gotta say, was really disappointed at how damn purple it looked. It read brown on the swatch.
  • Sand paper
  • Twine
  • Screws and Mollys
  • A Drill
  • Screw Driver
  • Lots of little vases with a lip, or other small trinkets that will work well hanging from twine.

As previously mentioned, you can use old frames of all sizes, or simply go out a buy a bundle of frames that you think look good together.

I went to Hobby Lobby on Memorial Day and bought all of these frames on the cheap.  I wasn’t concerned with color since I knew I’d be painting them.  I was looking for a molding that I liked, with an adequate amount of space in the middle for something to hang.

I also looked for various small jars, vases and votives to fill the center of the frames.

When I got them home, I sanded the frames to allow the paint to adhere.

I then painted 2 coats of the white paint.  I knew I’d be sanding again and didn’t want the original finish showing through.

After those dried, I took a dry brush and applied the metallic color.

Now, I was not, and still am not, please about the color this reads.  It was supposed to be brown, not purple. Of all the colors in the world, I hate purple. (Sorry, Kelley…)

Anyway, dry brush your top coat on, and don’t completely cover the white, let a good amount of it shine through.

Once that dries, sand it again until you have the finish you want.  I wanted mine to look super aged, so I really went for it.

Then you want to start hanging them on the wall. First, lay it out on the floor the way you want it so you don’t mess it up too bad.

Hang the first frame by drilling holes, pushing in the molly’s, and screwing in the screws.  Then hang the frame and make sure it’s level.

Measure the distance between that frame and where you want to have your other frame start.  Add that number to the height of the frame and drill your next holes there, and so on and so on.

Once the frames are in the right place, remove them one at a time to tie the vases.

Take the twine, and create a pull through loop around the frame.  Wrap the twine around the neck of the vase 5 times, moving the twine in opposite directions around it to secure it well. Tie in a pretty bow.

Repeat with the rest of the frames and vases.

And fill them with the seasons freshest flowers!

How’s that for a wallflower?

(Source.)

8:20 pm
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fuckyeahmakingstuff:

In gift wrap emergencies when you’ve got the present but need some wrapping, here’s an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape should work, too.Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4” wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2” long. Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot. Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center.Use other papers, like a map of your city.
(Source.)

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fuckyeahmakingstuff:

In gift wrap emergencies when you’ve got the present but need some wrapping, here’s an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape should work, too.

Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4” wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Cut two inches off 2 of the strips. Cut the last strip down to 3 1/2” long. 

Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Shape the last, short strip into a circle and secure it with a glue dot. 

Layer the 3 longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Add the next two groups of pieces, doing the same. And finally, stick the loop into the center.

Use other papers, like a map of your city.

(Source.)

September 1, 2011 8:38 am
i could make that: thread-wrapped hoop earrings

icouldmakethat:

Yesterday morning I turned these:

Into these:

And I’ll show you how! Here’s my entire collection of embroidery floss:

It’s not much, I know, but I don’t really embroider. I got all this as part of a big lot of old sewing supplies. Anyway, I chose 7 different colors and cut off two…

July 9, 2011 11:47 am
mysevenkids:

It socks to be lonely. OMG I need to make a memorial wall like this one. NEED.

I could cover a room!

mysevenkids:

It socks to be lonely.
OMG I need to make a memorial wall like this one.
NEED.

I could cover a room!

May 13, 2011 8:49 pm
holeybeads:

my inner typography nerd squealed at these type drawer jewelry displays from bluebirdheaven! 

holeybeads:

my inner typography nerd squealed at these type drawer jewelry displays from bluebirdheaven

8:45 pm
daniragdoll:

Hot chocolate cupcakes. (tutorial)

Sorry, some of these I’m reblogging so I can find them again someday.

daniragdoll:

Hot chocolate cupcakes. (tutorial)

Sorry, some of these I’m reblogging so I can find them again someday.

(via daniragdoll-deactivated20110522)

8:39 pm