I took a bunch of different printmaking classes in college, but this technique still blows my mind! No fancy presses, machines, or chemicals required -- just regular old gelatin. Amazing, right?
I thought these DIY paper pencils would fit in quite nicely with the "art" theme we're rocking this month. The possibilities are as endless and pretty and artsy as you want them to be!
New spring blossoms aren't just for the outside! How about sprucing up those plain glass vases with paint? And unlike the flowers starting to blossom outside, these colorful poppies are there to stay.
I have bats. Not in my house, thank goodness, but in my yard. We see them flying in their ungainly way amongst the treetops at twilight. They are always welcome, but at this time of year, when the wee beasties become a bit more scarce and hibernation is around the corner, the bats make fewer visits. Good thing there is bat crafts to fill the void.
The chandelier pictured above was actually a Pottery Barn Kids item. Although it doesn't seem to be available this season, it could be easily knock-offed. Wood embroidery hoops painted black, felt bats, black pom-poms and some black string a you'd be good to go. (Spotted at Posh Posh.)
If PB's chandy is a bit to fussy, here's a simple alternative
This time of year means one thing and one thing only, as far as produce goes that is. It's the beginning of apple season. Lucky for us, however, it's pretty much apple season all year round. Whether it's New Zealand Braeburns or Minnesota Honeycrisps*, there's always something delicious to choose from. So, in celebration of that dependable--and yummy--fruit, I decided to surf the waves for how-to's using them in decor projects. Here are some of...
Are you lamenting the end of summer vacation too? Memory jars are a sweet and lovely way to preserve those sun-filled memories we've amassed over the last few months. A PERFECT project for the kiddos
Such a clever idea this is! Six steel bars painted wikth punchy colors, numbered magnets, plus seven days of the week and twelve months combine to make a perpetual calendar, which also serves as a memo board. The magnet sheets can be found
The 4th of July is just days away, but we still have time to get our patriotic craft on. I scoured the internets for some Curbly-worthy projects and narrowed it down to these five.
These festive straw decorations and matchbook labels are templates, which you can download for free at Twig & Thistle....
Shower Curtains are all-important when it comes to bathrooms. I have to admit, I've been through 7 shower curtains in 5 years (and I have another one still in its packaging, waiting for its debut), and my husband thinks I'm crazy. The problem is, I get antsy for new design quickly, and a new curtain is usually the easiest way to give the room a pick-me-up.
What happens if you fall in love with a curtain design that is out of your price range? You DIY it, of course!
Valentine's Day may be only 4 days away, but you still have plenty of time to make something special for your favorite people. Here's some quick and easy projects that you can whip up in no time!
Pictured below: A book of romantic
Hearts! Hearts everywhere! With so many fabulous tutorials out there, it's hard to choose only one. Of course, with these clever & easy how-tos, you can do them all with time to spare. Pictured above is felt heart garland from How About Orange.
You know that aisle at Goodwill that has all the cruddy wood knick-knacks made out of pine with that yellow orangey stain? It's the one that has lots of wood pieces with heart shaped cut outs. Change of policy: Don't walk by it, stop and hunt for a display shelf. You will not believe what a little TLC did for this dog.
Before winding up the Wine Bottle Roundup, you may want to quickly put together a mod puffy snowman gift tag/ornament. Made from a houndstooth remnant, dacron, felt and a silver 1/2" grommet, he's a cute little touch of MOD anyone would love. This is fast and easy if you have the materials in your craft stash.
Twinkling icicles are lovely and romantic, but like romance, they can also be downright dangerous! First, they can be a sign that something is very wrong in your attic (like not enough insulation or ventilation) and second, they can poke your eye out, kid. My snowsicle, on the other hand, provides all the twinkling romance of the real thing without the menace. So why not make one for your boo this holiday season?
First, the materials:
Ordinarily, I'd try to figure out how to make these cozy little sweater pet beds, but when designer, Susan Lowe Heap, owner of WoolyBuddyBeds.com only charges $25.00-$30.00 for her handmade wool felted cat or dog beds, and donates 5% of all proceeds to various animal shelters, I must step back and respect her tremendous creativity and generosity. Susan
Amy Sedaris has been out promoting her new book, Simple Times: Crafting for Poor People, and one of her stops was on NPR's Marketplace. The book, of course, is a parody of the DIY and crafting culture, however, her recent comments in the NPR interview are pissing people off...at least people who don't appreciate satire. One inflammatory
What's not to love about this deerhead pillow? There are so many things I adore about this project, where do I begin? Here are the top four. 1) The Anthropologie inspiration pillow costs $88.00, a bit steep for a holiday throw pillow, so you're saving about $78.00 by making it yourself.
Pumpkins, my pretties, are not just for carving or eating. There are people all over the land doing some magical things them. They're making their faces glow, their tootsies soft, their houses smell heavenly and their yards friendly. Here's sixteen how-tos, many of which