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How to Cheaply Recover a Lamp Shade | TheTurquoiseHome.com
Lampshades, Happy Monday
Happy Monday, y'all! I wanted to share this quick and easy update with you today. I have been wanting to do this for years. Literally. And I don't know why it took me so long! I registered for this...
How to Cheaply Recover a Lamp Shade
How to make your own easy DIY Twig Letters - Twig Monogram how to tutorial at The Happy Housie
de jornal/revista How to make your own easy DIY Twig Letters - Twig Monogram how to tutorial at The Happy Housie
SO neat, I had NO idea this was possible! Easy way to transfer ink from paper onto wood for a homemade sign.
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DIY Salvaged wood signs tutorial
Transfer printed words from your computer onto wood to make a homemade sign.
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
How about a Monogrammed Outdoor Plaque instead of a flag?
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DIY Monogrammed Outdoor Sign
Diy outdoor monogrammed sign
Monogrammed Outdoor Plaque- something to add to the honey-do list!
Wooden monogrammed hanging plaque. Hang this from your outdoor flag stand.
How to make a beautiful hand-painted sign from pallets! | TheTurquoiseHome.com
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DIY hand painted pallet signs
These make great Christmas gifts! How to make beautiful hand-painted signs from a pallet. #diy #pallet #gift
DIY Hand-Painted Pallet Signs #diy #pallet
How to make beautiful hand painted signs from pallets.
DIY Hand-Painted Pallet Signs
7 Classic DIY Garden Walkway Projects • Tutorials and Ideas! Including, from 'this old house', a great tutorial on how to lay a classic brick path. For the side walkway?
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7 Classic DIY Garden Walkway Projects • Tutorials and Ideas! Including, from 'this old house', a great tutorial on how to lay a classic brick path.
7 Classic DIY Garden Walkway Projects | The Garden Glove
GREAT inexpensive handmade gift ideas!
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How to make a regular scarf into an Infinity scarf using Heat & Bond. SO easy!! GREAT inexpensive handmade gift ideas!
GREAT inexpensive handmade gift #hand made gifts #do it yourself gifts #diy gifts #handmade gifts| http://vintage-styles-florence.blogspot.com
20 Homemade Gift Ideas
20 Handmade Gift Ideas
How to Make Your Own Adorable Rag Rug – DIY & Crafts
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Easy Rag Rug tutorial! Perfect use for those fabric scraps!
How to make a rag rug! Super easy technique....easy to personalize & super cute for kids rooms and bathrooms. Great idea for Christmas gift for my kids!!! :-)...would use exactly these colors for the girls' room!
Rag rug tutorial - Super easy technique....easy to personalize & super cute for kids rooms and bathrooms. <3
How to make a rag rug! Super easy technique....easy to personalize super cute for kids rooms and bathrooms. Great idea for Christmas gift for my kids!!! :-) - Click image to find more diy crafts Pinterest pins
DIY kids rug. Handmade Rag Rug Category: Image - Family and Kids Collection: The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. Basically, use strips of fabric (1000s of them) cut about 1 inch x 5 inches. I stuffed these strips into an old non-skid rug mat and voila! No need to even bother tying the strips. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Obviously, I certainly could have made it more full by skipping less holes, but there really wasn’t a need to make it any more full. I used leftover fabric from their quilts plus other scraps and purchased fabrics. With projects like this, the personalizing possibilities are truly endless–any color scheme would be fun.
How to Make Your Own Adorable Rag Rug - DIY & Crafts
DIY Old Cabinet Door Upcycle to Family Room Wall Art #avisiontoremember
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DIY Old Cabinet Door Upcycle to Family Room Wall Art
How to Build a Farmhouse Bench (for under $20) | The Creative MomThe Creative Mom
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DIY Farmhouse Bench for less than $20 - fire pit
DIY Farmhouse Bench for less than $20. #farmhouse #homedepot #diy #bench #forthehome
Celtic love knots - great lazy day project Oh so fast crocheting...and a very pretty way to showcase lovely yarn.
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Celtic love knots - fast crochet project - nice way to showcase lovely yarn.
Lovely Celtic knot crochet stitch, use marino roving.
Quick crochet pattern - Celtic knots
Lover's Knot Crocheted Scarf
celtic love knots - great lazy day project Oh so fast crocheting...and a very pretty way to showcase lovely yarn. - I want to do this!!!! Super neat...if I crocheted? Knit?
Celtic knots - great lazy day project Oh so fast crocheting...
Im so stuck on celtic knots right now. celtics love knots - tutorial (video)
Amelia is Rabbit: DIY: Lover's Knot Crocheted Scarf
Crochet Rope Basket FREE Pattern
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Awesome rope basket crochet pattern
Finished article crochet rope basket
Customizable crochet basket pattern
Crochet Rope Basket FREE Pattern Good for laundry basket :3
Crochet Rope Basket
Want to make your own dishwasher detergent? It is so much less expensive and there are many different ways to make it!
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3 DIY dishwasher detergent recipes. No strong chemicals.
Homemade dishwasher detergent 2 cups borax 2 cups Arm Hammer washing soda 1 cup Citric Acid 1 cup salt Mix all of the above together and add 1-2 Tablespoons per load. The Citric Acid in this recipe makes all the difference in the world for keeping that white film off of your dishes! Just be sure NOT to put too much of the powder in.
Three different all natural dishwasher detergent recipes.
Am gonna try this homemade dishwasher soap!
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipes
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent - Surviving The Stores™
Ana White | Build a Barnwood Frames - $1 and 10 minutes | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans
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DIY barn wood picture frames!
DIY Furniture : DIY Barnwood Frames
Ana White DIY Barnwood Frames - $1 and 10 minutes
DIY wood frames
Wall-mounted kids bookshelves, I WANT these to put photo frames on them!
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Judah’s Big Boy Room
how to make a rustic frame from fence pickets--omg, I just did this out of my head...and found this better design...but the fence posts work AWESOME!!!
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DIY rustic frame from fence pickets
how to make a rustic frame from fence pickets-- found this better design...but the fence posts work AWESOME!!!
Photo Nov 25, 2012, 6:10 AM by Lindsay Redd, via Flickr
How to make a rustic picture frame from an old picket fence.
Lindsay & Drew: Fence Picket Frame.... (updated)...
Lindsay & Drew: Fence Picket Frame.... (updated)...
Loving this cute DIY Picture Frame! Would make great Christmas gifts!
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Family Christmas Gifts?
Loving this cute DIY Picture Frame! Great Christmas gift idea!
DIY Monogram Picture Frame Would make great Christmas gifts!
DIY Picture Frame
Printing on burlap. I've done this with muslin as well with good success. Glad to find the directions again.
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Printing on burlap with freezer paper.
Sunday School: Printing on Burlap - Crafty Steals
Sunday School: Printing on Burlap - Crafty Steals
Burlap picture frames such an easy diy
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Rustic burlap old wood decor picture frames... Replace black wood frames in hallway upstairs.
Love the burlap! Easy home decor! Diy picture frame
burlap frames and you can change pictures
40 Rustic Home Decor Ideas You Can Build Yourself picture frames.
3 Picture frames with cork board inserts (no glass) & covered with burlap. Great for a small wall- you can change pictures whenever!
for the living room wall space. Love the burlap and you can change pictures whenever
Crafty finds for your inspiration! No.7
DIY Fabric Flowers - how gorgeous!
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DIY Fabric Flowers #diy #fabricflowers
DIY Fabric Flowers Tutorial
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My Repurposed Life How to repurpose an old desk drawer into a handy family memo chalkboard organizer
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Old drawer to memo board
Desk Repurposed Drawer into a Chalkboard - My Repurposed Life™
Antique sign tutorial
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hand lettering a sign by Miss Mustard Seed
antique sign tutorial from Miss Mustard Seed
DIY vintage distressed sign
great old sign tutorial
antique sign tutorial - For KB's barn wood
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Antique Sign Tutorial - Miss Mustard Seed
Make Your Own Rice Heating Pad
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Rice Shoulder Heating Pad, with Lavender. Read the whole tutorial through before starting! I went step by step, guesstimating the dimensions, but she gives the dimensions for her rice pack a few steps in. That said, it worked out very nicely and I'm a little sad I have to give away the pack I just made! I hope the recipient likes it.
Neighbor gift - Sewing project for Rice Shoulder Heating Pad (rice and lavender or other herbs)
"Neck Warmer" - Rice Shoulder Heating Pad with Lavender Tutorial.
Rice Shoulder Heating Pad, with Lavender tutorial! I make a lot of rice bags - will try this version - ahhhhhhhhhh relief!
Make Your Own Rice Heating Pad
stocking stuffer idea- handmade heat pack tutorial