Make a lace frame jewelry holder inspired by this one at Urban Outfitters.
The retail version was $48 marked down to $19.99. The DIY version should cost anywhere from $5 to zero cents.
Full tutorial here.
Today is the first day of the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. If you've never experienced a state fair, especially of the Midwest variety, you really haven't lived. Corn Dogs, Deep-Fried Oreos, Turkey Legs and anything you can think of that can be shoved on a stick...it's that time of year when people forget about cholesterol levels and caloric intake and PIG OUT! Since many of us can't make it to these festivals of food, here are some recipes to help you enjoy the state fair experience at home.
Tiny tees! Girls love them, but finding one with graphics you'd actually like to sport can be challenging. And don't even get me started on those tees parents bring back from vay-kay that are like 5 times too big, which more often than not are relegated to sleep-tee status. Cut Out and Keep has a great little how-to showing us how to deal with our tiny tee envy. It's all about altering!
A perfect play on words that perfectly describes this adorable little guy. Mr. Spock Monkey is the creation of TheSockDrawer. You can buy him fully made for about 50 bucks, or you can buy a kit to birth your own for 20. The kit includes just about everything you need including one pre-printed iron-on Star Trek logo for his shirt.
I recently gave my mousepad a makeover and you can do the same with your favorite fabric and some heat activated adhesive.
1 Used Mousepad
Fabric of Your Choice (just enough to cover the mousepad)
Heat Activated Fabric Adhesive Sheet - I used "Lite Steam-A-Steam2"
Piping for the edge
Multifunctional packaging has never been sweeter than this wine box turned bird box. Designed by Igor Solovyov, the box has a 'dedicated hole' into which you can shove a twig for perching. It would be a PERFECT housewarming gift!
Hidden metal supports and very strong magnets make these bookends magical! The end of one arrow reveals the word "BOOK" while the other sums up the entire effect with an exclamation point. They're available at Design 3000 for 21.75 Euro or 31 US.
Diane at CraftStylish puts old magazines to good use by turning their pages into reeds. Although she shows us how to make a magazine reed box, she tells us that the reeds can be used to decorate a myriad of things.
Exposed pipes. Sometimes they're really cool, like in the Chelsea loft pictured above. On the other hand, sometimes they're just yucky. For less than pristine pipes, a bit of paint can act like a camouflage...like in this picture from Coastal Living.