Friday, September 23, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Quilled Paper Acorns
Add a natural element to your autumn decor

Tutorial at The Papery Craftery Blog

"Quilling paper acorns, although totally and completely adorable, aren’t really a new design. There are a bunch of quilling paper artists designing and selling paper acorn ornaments that are just lovely! But when I was brainstorming new autumn quilling crafts, it dawned on me….I could make a quilling paper acorn with real acorn caps".... Read more

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Tutorial - How to Recycle Christmas Gift Bags
Redesign packaging for other occasions

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"Next weekend my family is getting together for what we call "fall birthdays."    We have a hard time getting the whole crew together, so it would be impossible to celebrate all of the birthdays individually.   Anyway due to the impending family gathering l find myself in need of a few gift bags.  Is it just me or do you also have a bunch of gift bags stashed away but you still never have the right sized bag with an appropriate design".... Read more

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tutorial - How to Sew Little Monster Toys
Use leftover fleece fabric to make cute monsters

Tutorial at XOXO Grandma Blog

"One of my favorite charities is looking for people to make stuffed monsters for the children's ward.  Working toward my goal of using up the fabric stash I've accumulated, I found some scraps of yellow fleece. So why not use this fleece to make monsters for them? It worked perfectly. If you want to make some little monsters of your own, here are the details".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Popsicle Stick Soap Dish
Use tea to darken the wood

Tutorial at Exodus Treasures Blog

"My soap is always getting stuck to the sink. It's annoying, it looks bad, and it wastes my precious soap. Thus, I decided to make my own soap dish that looks good and drains water well. Honestly, I mostly made it because I think constantly leaving my soap out was secretly annoying my roommate".... Read more

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tutorial - How to Decorate Spartan Sandals
Embellish your sandals with pom-poms and tassels

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Pom-pom and tassel embellished sandals were immensely fashionable this summer, so Eva bought these lovely Spartan sandals with the idea to add them a bit of color. We decided to use only pom-poms and tassels although various types of pendants and charms can be added as well. To make the pom-poms I used this method".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Decorate an Old Vase with Twine
Recycle a boring vase with jute twine

Tutorial at Nifty Sheep Blog

"Do you have an old boring vase that you no longer use but still hesitate to get rid of? The best part about this easy tutorial is that you can simply turn even stained, broken and glued together again (my case) vases into beautiful new ones.  It doesn't necessarily have to be a vase that you are decorating. I've also decorated some old olive oil bottle and it turned out beautiful as well".... Read more

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Minion Deviled Eggs
Have fun making these character themed treats

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"Ha, every once in a while I just have to be silly... I thought these Minion Deviled Eggs would be a fun after school treat for the kids. They turned out goofy but kinda cute. Mix up your favorite deviled egg recipe and decorate.  I used green and black olives, some chive tips and candy eyes".... Read more

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Sesame Street Baked Goods
Fun activity to do with your toddler for a great party dessert

Tutorial at Just Measuring Up Blog

"The desserts were my favorite part of our Sesame Street party. Based on the rave reviews, I think they were my guests' favorite part too. I just loved how the cake turned out... so much that I was actually sad cutting into it.  It was a 12" two-layer, gluten-free vanilla cake with chocolate icing. Red sprinkles covered the sides of the cake, along with two Elmo face cut-outs - made from cut-out cookies and chocolate melts. The cupcakes were regular vanilla cake with chocolate icing and decorated with sprinkles, icing tubes, and chocolate chip cookie halves to resemble Elmo and Cookie Monster".... Read more

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make an Angry Bird Necklace
Final step is to paint with varnish to waterproof

Tutorial at Anu Rainy Drops Blog

"I am so happy to show another easy craft here.  Today I am going to  give a easy tutorial for  hand made angry bird rakhi.    Needs:  quilling strips, scissors, glue, thread, and some beads.  Make the required shapes for angry bird -big circle, eyes, beak and  feather, and  then assemble it.  Now, angry bird is ready".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Scrapbook Paper Shelf
Scrapbook paper turns pallets into a classic shabby chic shelf

Tutorial at A Crafty Mix Blog

"I love scrapbook paper. It can be used in so many different ways to transform something boring into something extraordinary. Scrapbook paper is relatively cheap and there are some many different options to choose from.  I bought this pack of 24 sheets for under R 100, and I abSoooLutely love the soft neutral colors and beautiful patterns. It just oozes shabby chic. Soft, lady-like with pops of pastel pink and time-worn hints of days gone by".... Read more

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tutorial - Make Peach Raspberry Cheesecake
No bake cheesecake for a light dessert

Tutorial at Creative Homemaking Blog

"Summer is my favorite season but not when it comes to baking. I just hate to turn the oven on as it’s so hot and we don’t use air con. Many desserts I love need to be baked and so I’ve put them on hold for a while. But not this tasty, summery peach raspberry cheesecake recipe".... Read more

Tutorial - Laundry Room Makeover
Spruce up your laundry room and add storage space

Tutorial at Grandmas House DIY Blog

"Our laundry room is basically a large closet off of our dining room/entry room in our home. Is having the laundry room in our dining room ideal? Of course not, but with an old house sometimes the only options are really not all that great. But, I digress, so far it hasn’t bother Joe or I at all, the dining room is big enough and our laundry room/closet is plenty big enough so it hasn’t at all been a problem. We have a scratch and dent certified new LG washer/dryer combo, just in case you were wondering why there was only one machine that looks like a washing machine in the picture".... Read more

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tutorial - Make Tie Dye and Cold Process Soap
Answers to common questions plus tutorial

Tutorial at Go Spaces Blog

"Do you struggle to buy gifts for loved ones that are both affordable and appropriate? While it can be easy to find the perfect gifts for some people, it can be downright impossible to buy gifts for other people. If you're struggling to think of a birthday or holiday gift, handmade soap can be the perfect choice. Even if you're not trying to find the perfect gifts for loved ones, making homemade soap can be a fun art project for older kids and adults alike".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Micro Batch of Peach Preserves
Recipe Makes Approximately 1/2 Pint

"On today's episode of Frugal Living-Squeeze that penny til it squeals... A friend gave me a ginormous New Jersey white peach the other day, it was gorgeous! I could have bitten right into it letting all that great peachy juice run all over myself and enjoyed it for a couple minutes, or... I could take a little time and whip up a Micro Batch of Peach Preserves to be enjoyed for several breakfasts. I opted for the latter"....Read more

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Marbled Pencil Case
Marbling is exciting and so much fun

Tutorial at Wesens Art Blog

"My granddaughter and I made this unique faux leather paper pencil case.  (I know that the photos are not the best, but we had fun!  What you need: faux leather paper, roasting pan, shaving cream, acrylic paint, plastic fork, zipper, sewing machine, scissors".... Read more