I love this idea for covering plastic crates… awesome storage :)
here are directions… So cool… theundercovercrate …thank you Laura Gunn
I love this idea for covering plastic crates… awesome storage :)
I decided on Thursday night I felt like painting- so I went and purchased these glass vases and made my nieces new back to school pencil holders- Any craft store sells this paint- I did NOT bake it as directed because they will not be drinking out of them and I did not have the patience… :)
Easy and fun!
- Chevron Invitations & Tags – The TomKat Studio
- I’m Sew Very Happy Print – CRAFT
- Kokeshi Doll Recipe Cards – Creative Mamma
- Vintage Round Labels – Cathe Holden
- Summer Fruit Labels & Tags – Creature Comforts
- Gingham Set for School – Bird’s Party
- Whatever Is Printable – Arian Armstrong
- Vintage Shell Clip Art – Martha Stewart
- Beautiful Thank You Cards – Do-It-Yourself Invitations
- Toy Bin Storage Tags – Lily Jane
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London-based artist Joseph Warren has built quite a following with his nostalgic butterfly montages made from old maps and typographic documents.
Discovered on blog http://mydeco.com/
I have this new love of terrariums- what a cool little world it is in there… There are hundreds of other cool E terrarium shops- very cool ideas to buy or make your own!
From Etsy Shop Tiny Terrariums Shop 35.00
Sugar Bowl Terrarium
From Etsy Shop Tortoise Loves Donkey
Three Mini Terrarium Assortment
If you want to make your own if you google diy terrarium there are hundreds of awesome blogs sharing- here is one cool one that I found…..thenester.com
So I pretty much followed the tutorial with a few modifications. I designed my own Polaroids in Photoshop using a real Polaroid frame I scanned in (you can download below). I scaled my Polas down to about 0.8″ wide and then printed on photo paper. Using rubber cement, I mounted my printed sheet to chipboard (the back of an old spiral-bound sketch book worked just fine for me) and sort of laminated my mini photos by laying pieces of clear masking tape on top. The paper glaze didn’t work for this project as it was causing the ink to run and bleed.
Once trimmed out, instead of painting the edges white, I used a white opaque marker from Martha Stewart’s craft line, and colored in the edges.
After attaching the magnet pieces to the back, I had myself a new set of magnets
From the blog Ambrosia Girl
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I love this idea for an outdoor party—
Mason jar light fixture recipe:
One large piece of wood + two buff hands that can cut holes + mason jars + tea lights + heavy rope.
Cut holes in wood, mix together mason jars and tea lights, slip jars into the wood piece and tie it all off with rope. You will end up with a romantic and cozy solution for fall celebration lighting.
Idea from: A Subtle Revelry
So then I thought… If I had a party and made the chandelier I would definitely serve Mojitos and these Panko Crusted Crab bites with Roasted Pepper Aioli…
Makes 24 crab cakes; 8 servings
- 12 ounces shelled cooked crab
- 1/4 cup finely diced celery
- 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 1/4 cups panko (see notes) or fine dried bread crumbs
- Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli (recipe follows)
- Fresh chives, rinsed and cut into 1-inch lengths
- 1. Sort through crab and discard any bits of shell.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine celery, minced chives, mayonnaise, egg, mustard, and hot sauce; mix well with a fork. Add crab and 1/4 cup panko; stir gently just to mix.
- 3. Put remaining 1 cup panko in a shallow bowl. Shape crab mixture into 24 cakes, each about 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Turn each cake in panko to coat on all sides, pressing gently to make crumbs adhere. Place cakes slightly apart in an oiled 12- by 17-inch baking pan.
- 4. Bake in a 475° regular or convection oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. With a spatula, transfer crab cakes to a platter. Spoon a dollop of Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli onto each cake. Garnish platter with fresh chives. Serve hot.
- Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup chopped drained canned roasted red peppers, 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon minced garlic. Makes about 1/2 cup.
What does it take to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art? Just a spare hula hoop or embroidery hoop and the techniques we’ll show you here. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers. Learn the basic hoop weaving technique by crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. And if you want to take the weaving a little further, check out our basket and chair pad weaves
Before you begin, some terms you need to know: the warp is the material you string on the hoop, the weft is the material you weave with.
About a dozen T-shirts
33-inch hula hoop
1. For the warp, cut 1-inch-wide loops from the bodies of one or two tees (we found a boy’s large worked best on our 33-inch hoop), removing the hem and stopping at the sleeves. Ideally these loops should all be the same color; we used two colors for clarity in our photographs. You’ll need a total of 11 loops. For the weft, cut at least 50 loops from the remaining shirts. Save the unused sleeves for the basket project.
3.Add and secure a second loop, perpendicular to the first.
5. Push together two warp loops at the top of the hula hoop, as shown. This creates an odd number of warp spokes in your wheel, which allows the overunder pattern of the weft to alternate with each new row.
6. Secure the first weft loop to the center of one of the warp spokes (we chose the doubled spoke from step 5) by wrapping it around the warp and then looping it back through itself.
After researching a bit- I realized how hot these book bags are in New York! — Could be fun to make with old books you find at garage sales and antique stores… a perfect secret place to keep things on your bookshelf at home too!
See more from Olympias Website http://www.olympialetan.com/
1. The first you can either make yourself if you are feeling crafty or purchase at Mama Tita’s Etsy Shop — from Russia
2. The second I think would make a wonderful mothers day gift or present to a friend… tiny paint brush or marker would be necessary or even scrapbooking letters…
I wanted to share this amazing collage artist Peter Clark- I have always loved the idea of creating art from pages…Glue, scissors and a good magazine- Peters site is peterclarkcollage.com he has also published a fun collage book of his work—and for further inspiration can be found with other paper artists on this site http://uponafold.com.au/blog/post/holland-paper-biennial-2010/