Friday, August 26, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Flower Pincushions

http://hopeandgloria.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/flower-power-pin-cushions.html
Keep your pins tidy and add a splash of color

Tutorial at Hope and Gloria Blog

"Although it's possibly not the most sophisticated of flowers, I am rather fond of the sunflower. I have always loved their cheerful faces and was disappointed to find out that they don't actually turn their "heads" towards the sun, as I always thought this was a lovely image. It's currently sunflower season and I have seen plenty of these lovely, striking blooms for sale in the local florist. Maybe next year I shall get around to growing my own. They featured in this fantastic bunch of flowers that I received as a "Thank you" gift at the end of term and this got me thinking of a new design for a pincushion".... Read more

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tutorial - Paper Covered Bucket Table Decorations

http://acraftymix.com/blog/2016/08/02/buckets-love-tiffany-blue/
Cover with damask to add a touch of elegance

Tutorial at A Crafty Mix Blog

"My baby turned 16 in July and she wanted to celebrate her birthday in true lady-like style. Being a bit of a cup cake and pastry addict aficionado she decided to go for a Breakfast a Tiffany’s theme. Sounds easy enough. I just had to find lots of diamonds and pearls and decorate the venue using black, white and  blue and everyone would know what the theme was, right".... Read more

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tutorial - Make Fabric Covered Birdhouse Decorations

http://www.pillarboxblue.com/tropical-fabric-birdhouse-decoration/
Join the popular tropical interiors trend

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"I love the tropical trend at the moment, I think it’s because it remind me of my childhood growing up in the far east. To add a bit of tropical fun to my decor I made this gorgeous tropical fabric birdhouse.   This birdhouse is basically an updated version of my very popular homemade fabric birdhouses. The big difference is the roof and the tropical fabric print I used. Also I managed to find some lovely tropical birds to adorn my birdhouse.   I actually prefer this tropical fabric version of my birdhouse to the original. I will definitely be making more of them to decorate my home with. These birdhouses also make a great gift for someone. They are so easy and fun to make for very little cost".... Read more

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Child's Hammock Chair

https://www.heavenlyhammocks.com.au/diy-hammock-chair-make-your-own.php#sthash.vewZjg3L.dpbs
Once finished, hang anywhere your kids will enjoy using it

Tutorial at Heavenly Hammocks Blog

"Looking for a fun craft project to make something for the kids? This DIY hammock chair is quick and simple to make, and it's cheap too! It is the easiest type of hammock chair to make, so it's a good started project. The most complicated steps are drilling 4 holes, cutting canvas and sewing straight lines. Even a child could be taught to do it. Maybe a duo DIY project is in order - parent and child".... Read more

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Gemstone Necklace and Earrings

http://www.vikalpah.com/2016/07/diy-gemstones-jewelry-earrings-necklace.html
Using small raw gemstones to make jewelry

Tutorial at Vikalpah Blog

"Last week I shared what to do with gemstones you collect from mine trips, this week is the part 2 of gemstones DIYs. While we were washing the stones in the running water, we saw a lot of small garnet and emerald stones. I was sure I could them in some of my projects so I made sure to collect them all and also my hubby helped me collecting more of them. Actually, I thought of making a lamp shade with something transparent and gluing the stones on them. As the some of them are translucent , I was sure they will allow light".... Read more

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tutorial - How to Build a Rolling Pantry

http://www.grandmashousediy.com/build-your-own-rolling-pantry/
Use a small space to extra storage in your kitchen

Tutorial at Grandma's House DIY Blog

"I knew from the very beginning with Grandma’s house that the kitchen would end up being a bit of a galley. At first I leaned to using the closet under our stairs for our pantry but it worked out too well for that to be our wood storage. I also knew that we would probably have enough storage to make it work without a pantry but upon running into several, narrow, rolling pantrys on Pinterest (Check out this one, isn’t it gorgeous!?) I knew exactly what I would be building".... Read more

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Quick Table Topper

https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/quick-squares-table-topper/
Make this table topper in just one afternoon

Tutorial at From My Carolina Home Blog

"I need a very quick table topper for my recent luncheon, and I didn’t want to bother with any half square triangles.  It needed to be much faster to put together.  I found a nice block using all squares called Arrowhead Puzzle on Quilter’s Cache, and thought four together would be perfect.  I used purple violet fabric for the focus color, with green as the accent and yellow for the background".... Read more

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Beaded Hoop Pendant

http://kimberliekohler.com/12656/episode70/
Make a beaded hoop pendant with a beach theme

Tutorial at Emerging Creatively Tutorials Blog

"See my beach inspiration from an art journal page to a piece of jewelry and learn how to make a beaded hoop pendant. You can make it beachy like I did or use any beads you like!  These are the step-by-step photo instructions of the exact same tutorial that’s in the video".... Read more

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Quick Placecards

https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/quick-placecards-for-the-tablescape/
Made in minutes, yet add so much to a table

Tutorial at From My Carolina Home Blog

"I love using placecards with guests names on tablescapes.  I think it adds a bit of elegance to the table, and gives guests a little something to do while I am getting the first course out to the table.  I know that some of my guests are close friends, and will ride together to get here, so I place them farther apart to foster more conversation.  For these placecards, I started with purple cardstock to go with my violets theme".... Read more

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Robot Themed Quilt

http://www.threadingmyway.com/2016/08/robot-quilt.html
Tutorial includes nine downloadable robot templates

Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"Today I am very happy to show you the Robot Quilt - nine wonky log cabin style blocks, each with a robot appliqué in the centre. It's an understatement to say I am thrilled with how this quilt came together.  The nine robot appliqués each represent a different job or occupation... mechanic, brick layer, waiter, stay at home parent, artist, chef, fireman, gardener and cleaner. They were all designed and drawn by my youngest son. Aren't they fabulous".... Read more

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Tote Bag in 45 Minutes

http://www.libbyslifestyle.com/2016/08/tote-bag-tutorial-made-in-less-than-45.html
Join the anti-plastic-bags revolution

Tutorial at Libby's Lifestyle Blog

"Plastic bags are not my favourite thing. I hate seeing them lying around amongst the trees and grass and I hate seeing what they do to wildlife and sea creatures.  So, it's time to join the anti-plastic-bags revolution.  Make a tote bag. In less than 45 minutes. And use it, always, when you go shopping".... Read more

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Desk Book Case

http://diycrafts9.blogspot.sn/2016/07/desk-decor-part-4.html
A personalized book corral for a small space

Tutorial at DIY Crafts 9 Blog

"Hey guys! Today's Monday, and it is also the last part in my series, Desk Decor! I am kind of sad that it is ending but also a bit happy that we can move on to a new craft! If you guys would like to see more series please let me know in the comments below! So lets get started on a DIY Book Case".... Read more

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Hot Dish Caddy

http://ninamakes.com/hot-dish-caddy-tutorial-free-pattern
Tote hot dishes to potluck dinners and picnics

Tutorial at Nina Makes Blog

"The Hot Dish Caddy is just the thing for taking hot dishes out to pot luck dinners or BBQ’s.  In New Zealand we would say ‘bring a plate’ which means a dish/plate of food to share, and has confused many visitors over the years who actually turn up with a plate to eat off.  I believe we even did that once when we first moved to NZ from The Netherlands!  With this tutorial and free printable pdf pattern you can make your own Hot Dish Caddy to easily carry your hot dish from the oven to wherever you are going.  Not to mention it will help keep it nice and warm in the process too".... Read more

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Pine Cone Apples

http://nontoygifts.com/pinecone-apple-craft/
Fun way for children to decorate a pine cone

Tutorial at Non Toy Gifts Blog

"I know that a pinecone craft may sound more of a winter activity but there is so much more you can turn a pinecone into, other than Christmas decorations. Think of pinecone owls, spiders, fairies or…apples. My inspiration for this craft came from an adorable pinecone pineapple. It’s just a matter of color and leaf change and you can easily have an apple instead of a pineappple. If you want a yellow apple, even better, the only thing to change is the leaf shape".... Read more

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tutorial - Make Olympics Inspired Pasta Salad

http://happierthanapiginmud.blogspot.com/2016/08/olympic-pasta-salad-dying-pasta-ring.html
How to dye pasta the colors of the Olympic logo

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"This Olympic Pasta Salad is a very colorful side dish if you're having folks over to watch the summer games. It's easy to put together and only takes a little time to dye the pasta four colors. I would have dyed it five colors, but I don't have black food dye right now. So I opted to use black olives which also give a little wink and nod to the rings".... Read more