Crafty Tips and Tricks!
Crafty Tips and Tricks!
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make flowers from old lace and tatting
Lace Flowers, Fabric Flowers, Vintage Lace, Shabby Chic, Vintage Fabrics, Lace Fabric, Make Flowers, Fabrics Flowers, Lace Scrap
vintage lace scraps
Deeply lovely vintage fabric flowers. #vintage #lace #flowers #blooms #scrapbooking #crafts #DIY #shabby #chic #cream #wedding #pearls
A great way to make flowers from old lace and tatting. I love to use vintage lace and re-purpose it!
pretty lace fabric flowers A Shabby Chic inspired blog.
How to tie this awesome bow as well as many, many others.
Ribbons Bows, Beautiful Bows, Pretty Bows, Awesome Bows, Bows Tutorials, Diy Bows, Gifts Wraps, Hair Bows, Bows Instructions
How to tie this awesome bow as well as many, many others. This will Be nice for future gift wrapping
Pretty Bow tutorial
How to tie this awesome bow tutorial
Hair bow instruction - Bing Images
How to tie this awesome bow as well as many others #ribbons #bows
How to tie this awesome bow as well as many, many others ~~♡~~Beautiful bows for my Angel
How to tie this awesome bow as well as many, many others. #weddingstyle #weddings #diy #bows repinned by www.hopeandgrace.co.uk
Use Elmer's glue and food coloring painted on clean dry glass=seaglass effect!
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DIY vintage colored glass candlesticks. Use Elmer's glue and food coloring painted on clean dry glass (same idea as those mason jar pins)
Great idea. Thrift store finds and beautiful sea glass. I love sea glass Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring to paint onto anything glass to create a seaglass effect when dry.
I'm going to try this on a mason jar that I use to hold my paint brushes! Mix Elmer's glue with food coloring to paint onto anything glass to create a seaglass effect when dry.
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#origami How to make flowers DIY
Beautiful origami paper crafts, flowers.
A large collection of photographic origami flower tutorials from various sources
Paper flower crafts
paper art flowers---
origami paper flowers tutorials - #paper #flower #origami
Ruffled Newspaper Ribbon
Books Pages, Paper Garlands, Kraft Paper, Gifts Bows, Diy Gifts, Gifts Wraps, Handmade Gifts, Wraps Gifts, Wraps Ideas
Love 2 Upcycle: Upcycled Gift Bows & Tags
Newspaper ruffled paper garland ~ holiday gift wrapping
Ruffled newspaper trim and a lot more great ideas gift wrapping ideas!
Good Life of Design: Kraft Paper Gift Wrapping
using old book pages or #Gift Wrapping #Gift Wrapper #Gift Wrap| http://giftwraparturo.blogspot.com
DIY Cork Stamps #camera
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Tutorial: Cork Stamps. DIY gift wrap inspiration.
#DIY #Crafts #Corks #Stamps | DIY: Cork Stamps
The Sweet Spot: DIY: Cork Stamps
Cool and Creative DIY Ideas You Can Try With Cork - Lomography
wine cork stamp of camera for envelopes
"I know there are already quite a few great bottle cutting instructables but I find this technique to be the fastest, and in my expirience the cleanest and easiest way to cut bottles. My project was to make a set of drinking glasses from old pepsi bottles that I had lying around, but you can use this technique for whatever project you like."
Easiest way to cut bottles cleanly #tutorial
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Easiest way to cleanly cut bottles - instructables tutorial- For all of those damn wine bottles!
drinking glasses from old bottles
Soda bottles = drinking glasses
Cut glass bottles for your craft/art projects. He made some cool drinking glasses from old Pepsi bottles but you could use any glass container from jars to bottles.
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make sweet signs
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Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make distressed signs - transfer vintage packaging logos onto miniatures (?) thorough instructions plus links to other helpful print transfer resources
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make sweet signs. AWESOME and easier than how I've always done them! Today I have a little tutorial for you. I'm going to show you how to (easily!) make these sweet wooden signs. I promise- they're a cinch, they don't take long at all to make and cost pretty much nothing. You will need: piece of salvaged wood upholstery tacks or short nails (optional) hammer acrylic paint (background color) black acrylic paint (or other color to fill in letters) large paint brush small paint brush laser printer twine Sharpie Marker or other dull, rounded tool This project started with a pile of cedar fence pieces that we've had sitting in our backyard for ages. My husband had just loaded a good portion of them into our chiminea to be burned when I got the idea for these signs and was able to save them from becoming ash. I loved how grey and weathered they had become from sitting outside. Start by lightly sanding your piece of wood if it's too rough, or just wiping it off to remove any dirt or other loose particles. Next, distress the wood to your liking. I hammered a few upholstery tacks into the corners, added a couple of empty nail holes then banged on it with the claw of my hammer. In the photo below the top piece is untouched and the bottom one has been beaten. Poor thing. Next, choose your paint. Most home improvement stores sell miss-tinted paints for very cheap, so during one of my visits to the Home Depot I picked up this little sample pot of pretty blueish gray paint for .50. Sweet! After experimenting with different paints while makig these signs, I've found that the less sheen the paint has, the better. Cheap acrylic craft paint works best, flat latex paint like the kind I used here is next best. DON'T bother with spray paint- your letters won't transfer well at all. (I wasn't really sure if I was going to be doing a tutorial for this or not until I was finished, so I'm afraid I'm missing a few photos for some of the steps. Don't worry. It will make sense anyway.) After you've properly dented and nicked your piece of wood to perfection and added your tacks or nails, take your large , dry paint brush and get a little paint on it. Wipe off any excess on the lip of your paint can and sweep your paint lightly over the wood. You're not going for a perfect paint job here. In fact, you want it to be as imperfect as possible without it looking like you were trying to make it imperfect, if that makes any sense. And don't bother painting the sides, just the front. Once you're happy with the paint, put the wood aside to dry and head to your computer. Choose a word and a font that you want on your sign and enlarge it to a size that will fit on the piece of wood that you have. Flip it so it's backwards and print. I used Adobe Photoshop to print my backwards words using the "Rotate Canvas" feature under Image, then clicking on "Flip Horizontal". If you're using another software program like Microsoft Word, it might be a little trickier. Check the already submitted comments to see if you can find something that works, or check out this link that I found that explains how to either flip the text using your printer's functions, or in Word itself. It seems like kind of an involved process, but I tried it with my older version of Word and it worked. Go back to your wood and rinse the paintbrush you just used, but don't worry about getting the brush dry. Turn your piece of paper over so that the ink is face down on your wood, position it so that it's centered (I like to crease the bottom of my paper along the edge of the wood so it doesn't move around) and begin brushing the paper with your wet paintbrush. You don't want to make your paper sopping wet or the ink will just run and the paper will disintegrate. Just wet it enough so that it seeps through to the other side and starts to release the ink from the paper. Take your Sharpie lid and begin to burnish your letters going horizontally and vertically. You want to transfer as much of the ink from the paper to the wood as you can. Don't peek, though. You don't want to accidentally shift your paper. Just scribble over each letter being sure you've burnished over every bit of each one. Here's what it should look like when you're done. You could leave it like this if you want it to be really faded looking, or... ... you can go back with your small paint brush and fill in the letters a little with some very, very diluted black paint. Once you've finished with the word, distress the sign a little more with some sandpaper, taking off some of the paint along the edges and swiping it over the word a bit to make it look more aged and authentic. Finally, nail or staple twine to the back of your wood to act as a hanger for your new, old-looking sign. I used some of my favorite foods for the signs I made for my kitchen and I just adore them. The "cocoa" sign was the very first one I did, and as you can see I was more deliberate when filling in the letters with paint than I was with the others. I like the faded look of the other ones more, so I'll go back and sand it a little so that it matches them better. Here are a couple more signs that need their twine hangers nailed on before they make the trip to the consignment store. I plan on making several more using other colors of paint and maybe even other colors of ink! Wouldn't it be cute to have a little white-washed board with the word "apples" painted on it in red? I haven't tried using other colors of ink yet, but I don't know why it wouldn't work just as well as the black. Don't limit yourself to food items when thinking of words to put on these signs. You could hang these above a bedroom door and paint the child's name on them, or your favorite inspirational word or scripture reference, or a simple word like "family" or "home" or "welcome". There's really no limit to where these could go in your house. I might just have to make another "soap" one for my laundry room. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and that you can salvage some wood to
distressed wood sign
Tutorial: Vintage-looking painted sign from salvaged wood, from Diddle Dumpling -- transfer printed words from computer onto wood to make signs
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make a homemade sign. Good tutorial per post.
Vintage looking painted sign from salvaged wood
Diy Ideas, Crafts Ideas, Prints Fabrics, Sunprints, Flowers Prints, Dresses, Ties Dyes, Sun Di Fabrics, Sun Prints
real flower print fabric
Amazing!: Sun-dyed fabric The sun print fabric is available from Blue Sunprints (www.bluesunprints.com), which sells cotton, silk, and paper sunprint material. The site features instructions, tips, and examples of sunprint projects.
DIY Print Fabric Idea 27 Useful Fashionable DIY Ideas
Sun print fabric ideas! Love the dress fabric!
Sun 'dyed' fabric. I'm in.
craft idea with fabrics and flowers
Natural tie dye - sun - I like the idea behind this. May have to try something similar one hot day this summer!
Ikea dvd storage = ink pad storage... I need this!
Crafts Rooms, Dvd Storage, Scrapbook Rooms, Crafts Organizations, Crafts Storage, Ink Pad Storage, Craftroom, Ink Pads Storage, Ikea Dvd
scrapbook room- ikea dvd holders for stamp pads
Ikea dvd storage = Ink pad storage (possible craft room addition) (6.29.13)
Mix glitter and mod podge and paint on basically anything.
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NEAT!!! Mix Mod Podge with glitter. Paint on whatever you want to sparkle. This links to a tutorial on glittering shoes !
DIY Glitter Paint Tutorial: mix Modpodge with glitter then paint onto whatever you want to sparkle! This tutorial shows how to make your high heel shoes sparkle.
Mix Modpodge with glitter. Paint on whatever you want to sparkle. - kiddos want glitter shoes
GLITTER PAINT!! Use Glitter and mod podge to paint just about anything. Make your own modge podge by mixing elmers and water together.
Mix Mod podge with glitter. Paint on whatever you want to sparkle. DIY holiday decorating craft ideas.
Mix Modpodge with glitter. Paint on whatever you want to sparkle. - This could be dangerous! We have a glitter problem, don't judge us! :) #diy #crafts #viovio
Mix Modpodge with glitter. Paint on whatever you want to sparkle. The modpodge glitter finish is also super cute!!
Love this idea - wrap a gift with a pocket for holding the card. Why didn't I think of this? Doesn't take that much extra work or paper.
Wrap Gifts, Wrapping Papers, Gift Ideas, Gift Wraps, Cards Holders, Gift Cards, Martha Stewart, Wraps Gift, Wraps Paper
Fold a pocket in your wrapping paper to put the card in it . How clever, thanks, Martha Stewart! #Gift Wrapping #Gift Wrapper #Gift Wrap
Fold wrapping paper to create a pocket for the card... Built-In Gift Cards - Martha Stewart Crafts
Built-In Gift Cards holder using wrapping paper
How to drill small beach stones to make jewelry
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How to drill small beach stones to make jewelry... (I still have a bunch of sea glass I want to drill!)
How To Drill Small Beach Stones. This will show you how to drill holes in your own cabochons, or stones. Please remember to go slow and keep it under water.
How-To: Drill stones to make #jewelry
Decal transfer tutorial
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DIY Labeling - MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables! The Painted Hive
This is AMAZING! So much better than the labeler that I am using (which I also love, btw). These look to be especially great for mason jars, which is what most of my bulk items are stored in. Magic Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables
Jar Labels: MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables!
Magic decal transfer tutorial with free printables! Great idea!!
Decal transfer tutorial with free printables by the paintedhive kitchen canisters
Magic Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables #DIY #crafts
Entire page of mess-free painting tips! Lord knows i need these tips!
Mess Fre Paintings, Painting Tips, Good Ideas, Cardboard Boxes, Plastic Wrap, Paintings Tips, Sprays Paintings, Spray Painting, Households Tips
Blue Velvet Chair: 25+ Clever Household Tips. Pinned for the spray paint tent. But lots of good ideas!
PAINT TIP: Cardboard Spray box. Prevent paint “overspray”with this clever spray booth made from a cardboard box. Cut a hole in the top of the box. Cover the opening with plastic wrap and position a shop light above to illuminate your project. You can use coat hangers, poked through the cardboard, to hold and rotate the objects as you’re painting them.
Cardboard box prevents overspray of spray paint; other painting tips, too.
Great explanation of when to use what product and why!
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What glue to use. - Prudent Baby
When should I use these crafts sealant, adhesive products? Great explanations.
If I actually ever start these Pinterest crafting projects, this is a great explanation of when to use what product and why!
135 shades of Kool Aid with formulas
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Kool Aid formulas for getting different shades with dying wool yarn.
135 shades of Kool Aid with formulas good for dying yarn
Kool-Aid dye color chart with wool yarn
Dye Wool Yarn With Food Colors. Excellent website with instructions for Kool Aid dyeing and lots more.
135 shades of Kool Aid with formulas for yarn dying
Koolaid dye formulas
135 shades of Kool Aid dye yarn formulas
Homemade Stamp Cleaner
Baby Shampoos, Homemade Stamps, Handmade Stamps, Diy Stamps, Cleaners Recipes, Crafter Clean, Distilled Water, Stamps Cleaners, Rubber Stamps
DIY stamp cleaner! Recipe #1: (Reported to be close to Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Mist) 2 Cups of Distilled water 1 Tablespoon Baby Magic Baby wash 2 Tablespoons Rose Water
"The Frugal Crafter Cleans Up" article on how to make your own stamp cleaner: 2 T glycerin, 1 T baby shampoo & 1 cup distilled water
DIY homemade stamp cleaner.... for both cler and rubber stamps: 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin; 1 Tablespoon of baby shampoo; 7 oz distilled water; 1 teaspoon of Rosewater (optional); 8 oz spritzer bottle.... Pour glycerin & shampoo into spritzer bottle.... Add distilled water... shake well
DIY stamp cleaner! I N G R E D I E N T S •8 oz spritzer bottle •2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin •1 Tablespoon of baby shampoo •Distilled water
Handmade Stamp Cleaner I Ingredients: 8 oz spritzer bottle, 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin, 1 Tablespoon of baby shampoo, Distilled water
Embellishments in a Snap
Small Crafts, Ideas, Scrapbook Supplies, Crafts Rooms, Pills Boxes, Crafts Storage, Pillbox, Pill Boxes, Crafts Supplies
Great Idea! Use a pill box to hold small craft supplies
DIY: Embellishment Storage Organizer ~ Use a pillbox to store eyelets and embellish with a sample of what's inside on each compartment. Check out what other quick and clever ideas for organizing crafts supplies!
Put small craft supplies in a pill box - 25 Craft Room Organization Tips
(Kim) AWESOME CRAFT AREA ORGANIZING IDEAS!!! Put scrapbook supplies in a pill box - 25 Craft Room Organization Tips
Pill box storage and other craft storage ideas
Cutting glass MacGyver style, with string and nail polish remover. Can't wait to try it!
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Here's an idea for cutting wine bottles into candle holders, @Laura Sesto Finally someone tells us how to cut bottles! Glass cutting with only yarn and fingernail polish remover- Here is what you do: -wrap the cotton yarn around your bottle 5-6 times, tie and cut ends. -slide yarn off of the bottle -dip in nail polish remover -slide the wet yarn back onto the bottle---NOTE---the bottle will be cut at whatever angle you have the yarn at, so if you are interested in doing a sideways cut just adjust your yarn -light on fire ****please please be careful**** -only the wet yarn will be lit on fire and the flame is very well controlled -rotate bottle in circles as the yarn is on fire for about 20 seconds so that all parts of the bottle warm evenly -submerge in cold water and watch the bottle parts separate -use sand paper to smooth rough edges
How to cut glass bottles: Glass cutting with only yarn and fingernail polish remover- Here is what you do: -wrap the cotton yarn around your bottle 5-6 times, tie and cut ends. -slide yarn off of the bottle -dip in nail polish remover -slide the wet yarn back onto the bottle---NOTE---the bottle will be cut at whatever angle you have the yarn at, so if you are interested in doing a sideways cut just adjust your yarn -light on fire ****please please be careful**** -only the wet yarn will be lit on fire and the flame is very well controlled -rotate bottle in circles as the yarn is on fire for about 20 seconds so that all parts of the bottle warm evenly -submerge in cold water and watch the bottle parts separate -use sand paper to smooth rough edges
how to cut burlap straight from craftaholics anonymous
Craftaholics Anonymous® | the secret to cutting Burlap straight and other burlap tips
The secret to cutting burlap straight and other burlap tips... Good to know, I just made a bunch of burlap projects, now my lines will be straight for my projects for Christmas:)
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How to make a layered bow
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how to make a layered bow @Amanda Kreuzberger heres a bow tutorial
easy and CUTE bow tutorial
How to make a layered bow, among another cute project- Doll Hair bow.
"Easy technique to make layered ribbon bows."
How to make a bow: Easy way to make a bow! Change this to Christmas colors and prints and perfect!!
good to know, next time i want to wrap a present fancy! would be cute hairbows for a girl, too.
How to prevent the kink from happening when using foam tubing to make a wreath! (this is brilliant!!)
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DIY wreath forms with no kinks!
Haven't tried this, but did try the foam wreath and DID get the weird shape. Hopefully this will help! Avoid pipe insulation wreath kink
How to avoid pipe insulation wreath kink! Finally! Just when I was about to chuck this idea all together because I kept getting the kinks.
How to avoid the kink in pipe insulation wreath form
A great tip for making a wreath: go to the plumbing department at Home Depot and grab a six foot long piece of foam tubing for $.97!! snip the length you want and duct tape the ends together. Foam ones are SO expensive! How to avoid pipe insulation wreath kink!
How to sew together knitting blocks
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Invisible connections - didn't know this one! Yarn crafts. Knit. Crochet.
Sewing knit blocks together tutorial.
Master knitting invisible seams...finally! #knitting #tutorial
knitting Seaming How to
Anonyknits: Seaming Knitted Blocks
How to sew together knitting blocks - crazy invisible seam!
Seaming - easy sewing together of separate knitting blocks
Lemon Scrub = 5 tablespoons sea salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 lemon. First mix the olive oil and sea salt together. (Once the salt gets coated by the oil, the lemon won’t dissolve it!) Next cut the lemon in half and squeeze over the salt + oil. Mix and mash. Adjust to your liking. Then scrub away!!