How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.

http://www.krylon.com/images/projects/xlarge/LeavesWallArt.jpg

Materials:

Materials
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon...

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Converting an Old TV into a Chair.

by Chris Gardner

From Apartment Therapy Unplugged:

"We've seen vintage TVs turned into storage units and even aquariums to house our scaly friends, but we've never seen such a shag-a-licious chair like this before! It's an image from the 1986 architecture book "Freestyle: The New Architecture and Design from Los Angeles" by Tim Street-Porter"

I guess the how-to goes like this: remove the screen, remove the guts, applied shag, and sit!

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Eco-Options to Consider for Your Home

by Marvin Windows

If you are remodeling or building a new home, chances are you’re considering some type of green element or option. Some facts about what is green: First, all that lumber used to build your home is a renewable resource. In fact, there is the same amount of forestland in North America now as there was 100 years ago. Most of the wood used in construction is grown in managed forests; it’s a crop that gets harvested about every 30 years. So you can...

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Creepy Bloody Pumpkins

by Swelldesigner

I know a lot of people are swaying toward the dark side in their Halloween crafting and for a couple of years now, I've been wanting to make bloody white pumpkins, so I finally did!

For the drippy one, I basically used Tulip 3-D paint in Bright Red and squeezed it on in a drippy fashion along the ridges of the pumpkin. I also covered the stem.

For the fang one, I used a construction nail and dug it into the pumpkin in two spots, then squirted...

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What's Your Favorite Craft Store?

by Createcass

created at: 2009-10-05

I recently found out that Michaels The Arts and Crafts Store is now open in Woodside, Queens.  Martha Stewart is always talking about MICHAELS.  So I went for a visit a few weeks ago.  My review is it is very nice and is full of creative things to do creative things.  With it being just about 30 to 45 minutes (depending on traffic), I am glad I finally got there5106 Northern Blvd
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 371-0480But, like any crafter, there...

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How To: Roy G. Biv Cake.

by Chris Gardner

Kaitlin from WhiskKid has got a few things figured out: 1) cakes should always be created from layers; 2) the more thin layers, the better, as they allow for more frosting; and 3) if you're gonna have crazy layers to support the frosting, you might as well make those substrates amazing.

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