Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later. metal object, steel wool, vintage furniture, blue stain, natural wood, vinegar work, beauti pale, black stain, wood stain
Seriously?! -- Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.
something to add to canvas...the possibilities are endless
Andrea Bird - Tree Series: Yearning. Encaustic and photocopy on wood, 2007.
Stacked & glued flower pots for keys, etc @ entry or jewelry in the bedroom...love the distressed finish.
Homemade wooden signs....scrapbook paper, some boards, and a few other supplies and those expensive wood signs are inexpensively recreated!!
Transferring pictures to tiles by using Nail Polish Remover. This is freaking ingenious!!! Ah-mazing! Love this idea for photo coasters rather than the kind you buy and slip the pictures into.
Easy craft clay... dries hard. Perfect to make ornaments for the kids to paint. Fun Christmas craft!
Baking pans spray painted with chalkboard paint & they are magnetic... Sooo stinkin cute and inexpensive gift.
Great decorating ideas on this site @Rae Hooker Look at the chevron box lids!
Homemade lava lamps. Add vegetable oil, about 3/4th of the water bottle, and then ten drops of food coloring. Then take an alkaseltzer tab and break it into four pieces. Drop one in at a time and wait for each to dissove. summer crafts, cant wait, homemad lava, food coloring, lava lamps, summer fun, diy lava, water bottles, kid
DIY Lava Lamp: chemistry for kids
Puffy Paint- 1 c salt, c flour, 1 c water, food coloring
Lots of really good ideas for road trips. Some of these are frekin' brilliant!
From our friends Frugally Sustainable...Cool the kids off with a homemade sprinkler. Take a 2 liter soda bottle, poke holes in it. Attach to a garden hose via a male to male adapter that cost less than 5$ at Lowes. Toss over a tree branch and let hang.
thumb prints! - I hope I remember this around Christmas!
this is super cute - little origami cherry blossoms on real twigs in a vase, the little buggers are pretty hard to make though. it takes several to get the hang of it. also, start with large square paper and work your way to little ones. you can also use thin wire to attach the flowers. these would look adorable on bobby pins! i wonder if they could be attached to a string of lights.. would that be a fire hazard? craft, cherri blossom, blossom trees, paper flowers, papers, cherries, diy, origami flowers, cherry blossoms
Cherry blossom DIY for decoration!
What a great way to cover up exposed roots and dirt patches under trees!