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Make a Macrame Wrapped Wall Light in Less than an Hour

by Holly Wade

Make a Macrame Wrapped Wall Light in Less than an Hour

I've been practicing macrame a lot recently and even though I'm still a beginner, I love creating unique projects with this basic twisted macrame pattern (as you may have seen in my DIY twisted macrame keychains earlier this week). Because I have a love for Edison light bulbs, I'd planned to create my own dangling wall light in our living room for months, and this simple macrame wrapped wall light DIY was the perfect solution.

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Make This: Minimal Stud Earring Organizer

by M.E. Gray

Minimal stud earring organizer you can make from a strip of leather

There's no shortage of organizers for earrings on the internet - that is, if you only wear dangling earrings. Me? I'm more of a stud woman. And since stud earrings are so tiny, it's even more frustrating when they get disorganized! Oh, the hours I have lost trying to find the other half of a pair of earrings. There aren't a slew of attractive organization options out there for purchase, which is exactly why I set to work making this stud earring organizer myself - and you can too!        

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Craft Idea for Kids!: Miniature Fish Tank

by M.E. Gray

Kids Craft: Make a mini fish tank!

School is out for the summer, and that means loads of down time. Need a kids craft idea to keep little hands busy? Making a mini fish tank is inexpensive and fun (even if you're a grown up!). I actually pulled the idea for this project from my own childhood. When I was a kid, I made one of these mini fish tanks for my dollhouse. I remember being so pleased with myself, because it looked so real with the tinted water, and the fish could actually float! This kid-friendly craft project is easy to execute, and with drying time included can be completed in about an hour.        

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Make It: Twine-Ball Garden Lights

by DIY Maven
Craft, DIY, Featured on Rock n Roll Bride, How-To, Light Garland, North West Wedding Planner, Party Decor, Pocketful of Dreams, Tutorial, Twine Ball, Wedding Craft Project, Wedding Decor, Wedding DIY, Wedding Stylist Michelle Kelly (3)

Garden light season is right around the corner, and I spotted a great DIY project to kick this off. Michelle made her string of lights using twine, but to give them variety in the color department, she shot them with Rustoleum. To check out the entire tutorial, head on over to Pocketful of Dreams.

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Make It: DIY Neon String-Wrapped Vases!

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Neon String-Wrapped Vases!

In case you hadn't noticed, I am totally into DIY vase projects lately!  From paper polygons to faux milk glass, I can't get enough of 'em.  So, of course I was excited when I spotted this easy string-wrapped vase project -- the pops of neon are perfect for spring!   

 

created at: 03/19/2012

Remodelista shares this tutorial based on a project by Laura Parke.  All you'll need is the following:

  • glass bottle.
  • natural jute twine
  • neon twine
  • glue (try modpodge, like in this project)
  • small paintbrush

After you've gathered your supplies, hit up Remodelista for the full tutorial!  Also, be sure to check out more of Laura's great DIY ideas on her blog A Girl Who Makes.

Have you spied any other quirky spring-time decor projects?  Share in the comments!

[via 2Modern]

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Five Original Ways to Use String Lights

by Peaches2010

Five Original Ways to Use String Lights

Who doesn’t love the twinkle of string lights? They lend oodles of atmosphere to any environment.

Good News: String lights are on clearance right now! You can save some major cheese by stocking up right now. 

Bad News: When displayed plain and lonely, string lights tend to read a little too HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Or worse, WELCOME TO MY DORM ROOM.

Solution: Get creative. With the addition of a few inexpensive items you probably already have around...

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Knots You May Need

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Knots You May Need

Way back when, I knew how to tie a few fancy knots. My weekend workshops reminded me that I need to brush up on knot tying for lots of crafty reasons.  Here's a handy post on one of those know-it-all sites (20-20 Site) that has illustrated tied knots as well as the coordinating You Tube video to really drive the point home. Did someone say Visual Learner?

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