10/31/2011

DIY Instpiration: Paint Swatch Chandlier

tI got intrested and inspired of these when I read this blog and remember how many swatches I have in my garage when we are remodelling and painting the whole house.  You will find the whole step by step procedre at Hey Gorgeous


10/28/2011

DIY: Recycled Pallet Vertical Garden


Can't wait for the Spring Time to come and do this project for our garden.  Nice and very clever design,  I hope you're inspired as like me :)  Happy Friday!

10/27/2011

This is a real steal.  I found this similar printed paper placemat at Paper Source for $21.95 a month ago, and glad I found it at The Pretty Blog, and its free for you to print.

Diaper Pouch

To all moms and looking for DIY gift for chrismas or baby shower this ones for you :)

Free Download: Mix-n-Match Pumpkin Carving Template Book!

It's about time to rock and roll with some pumpkin carving shenanigans!  If you're hard up for ideas, don't fret.  We found the perfect tool to get your creative juices flowing--and it's free!  

10/26/2011

Headband Holder

by SewFantastic
Where do you usually put your headbands?  Mine is at the drawers or hangging around my vanity tables, or I hide it somewhere where sometimes I forget about it.  And it really occupies a lot of space in my drawers too, and not  to mention it hurts in the eyes when I see clutter of accessories around. I found this another chic crafting by SewFantastic that it is very useful and nice to hang your headbands.

So here it is the long awaited NO SEW headband holder!!
Here's what you'll Need:
  • Oatmeal container (or i've also used a brand new paper towel roll )
  • Fabric
  • High or low loft batting
  • Magnets
  • Ribbon 
  • Fake flowers
  • Glue gun

 
Next cut your fabric, i cut mine 15 inches wide by 20 inches long (i probably could of cut it a little shorter but it still worked just fine)




Next you will glue the ends down. 
This is totally optional but i put a ribbon on it for hair clips gluing just the ends to the backside. 
Next i decided how long i wanted the ribbon that would hold it up (i just eyeballed it) and then glue one end of the ribbon to one side. 
Moving to the other end- glue on one of your magnets 

Then grab another flower and glue the other end of the ribbon on top of the flower 

And then glue another magnet on top of the ribbon

10/25/2011

DIY: Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers .

by in DIY

How to Make a Yarn Wreath


Supplies: straw wreath, yarn, felt, scissors, glue, and any other embellishments your little heart desires.
Step 1: Keep the plastic wrapping on the straw wreath. I have made yarn wreaths in the past and taken the plastic off, and it is much more complicated, time consuming and MESSY. You can definitely use a foam wreath as well, but I find that the yarn goes on easier with a plastic cover, and the foam wreaths usually aren't wrapped.

Step 2: Wrap wreath with yarn. You will want to keep it tight, and keep in mind that it is close to impossible to have the yarn perfectly lined up on the entire wreath. Imperfections = perfection. This may take you a while, but you'll get into a groove, don't you worry. Simply tie a knot to begin and tie one at the end, as well. I used one entire roll of yarn made by...


Step 3: Make felt flowers:

  • Cut a circle out of felt. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower.





  • Cut around the outside of the circle to make it have a waved look.




  • Pick any point on the circle to start cutting the felt. You will be cutting a large spiral shape so that you will end up with one long thin strip of felt




    • When you get to the very end, you will have a circle or oval shape left that you will want to leave and not cut into. This will be the base of your flower.
    • Take the end of the felt where you began cutting and start to roll. You will want to keep it tight in the beginning so it holds. If you want a smaller more circular flower, keep it tight. If you want it to have a more open look, you can keep it a little more loose as you roll it (this is what i did).
    • Once you get to the end, you will glue the bottom onto the flower. I used hot glue. You can use a strong craft glue as well.
    • Make as many flowers as you'd like. I made mine a few different sizes and used two different colors.
    Step 4: Glue and place them randomly. Add any other embellishments that you would like.
    Step 5: Add a ribbon, raffia, twine, fabric, etc to hang your wreath with.
    Step 6: Admire your beautiful, handmade goodness.

    Make Tiny Milk Carton Favor Boxes!

    Make Tiny Milk Carton Favor Boxes!
    By diymaven

    (Disclosure): For complete instruction please go to http://diymaven.com/2010/03/02/make-tiny-milk-carton-favor-boxes/

    Her template can be download from here.... the milk carton template out on to card stock. (There’s two templates per one 8 1/2″ 11″ page.)






    Cut up to the first horizontal fold as shown.




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    10/23/2011

    My Three Dollar Porch Halloween Decor

    Halloween is almost here! My porch halloween cost me $3 at Dollar Store.  I just bought 2 packs of tarantula spiders (4 pcs each), cotton web , and a pumpkin mask.    I just put he web around the porch wall and attach the spiders and put the pumpkin mask inside my door's wreath that is hanging since spring :) 



    Thumb Tacks and Buttons

    I found this old Cork Board at the garage sale and find some nice things to decorate it.  I found my extra polymer clay flower and buttons and here's what  I did.

    Materials and Tools:
    Polymer Flower
    Glue Gun
    Thumb Tacks

    10/21/2011



    Yes, you read that right - a Christmas Wreath made of toilet paper rolls!  Isn't it pretty??  Those are wax paper flowers, ribbon, and ornaments, but I will get to that in a bit.  I found the most brilliant idea on Design*Sponge a few months ago for a wall art project using toilet paper rolls.  I thought it was so simple and beautiful so I began collecting all our used rolls and used paper towel rolls as well.  Well, I never got around to it and that's a good thing because the other day this idea struck me!  Here is the step by step method I used to create this lovely, simple wreath out of stuff you would normally throw away.

    See the full how-to after the jump! 

    10/20/2011

    Here's our own inspired spider sacks from Modern Parents Messy Kids.  My son and I work on this last weekend and finally the glue was dried out and ready to put up.


    Felt Flower Designs Inspirations

    Here's another picture inspires the craftiness in me....

    Festive Posies by marie-madeline studio

    Now really, does it get any cuter than this?!  We don't think so.  That's why we want to show you all how to make these sweet & festive fabric posies, too!
    Festive Posies...
    Here's what you'll need to get started:
    ~fabric scraps from the Darla collection (find the exact pieces here)
    ~scissors (for cutting out circles)
    ~a yo-yo template (or a regular old drinking glass... something with a perfectly circular shape, about 3 1/2" in diameter)
    ~a needle and matching thread (a thimble, too!)
    ~some fun, sparkly buttons (we found these faux rhinestones at JoAnn Fabrics)

    For the rest of the tutorial click here