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DIY Clay feather INCENSE HOLDER

2 June, 2017

A feather, a plant, a flower, a clover and other natural findings have a great shape for an incense burner/holder. Clay is a quick and manageable material that will seem like ceramic. If you have the actual object, it'll help you trace the outline, or print a stencil and cut it. Flatten modeling clay with rolling pin, but don't make it too thin Press feather or plant lightly onto clay to get the contour Use a toothpick to make a hole for the incense…

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DIY GOLD LEAF CANDLE HOLDERS

9 May, 2017

These embellished natural wood pedestals are a 4 step craft that will elegantly furnish any dinner table or bookshelf. Visit your local carpenter and ask for as many natural wood cuts as you need. Measure the diameter of your candles to determine the pedestal's top and bottom surface. These are 15 cm high, 10 cm wide and long. *If you're using them as a centerpiece, choose different heights and mix them up. Use a brush to apply metal leaf adhesive unevenly to get an…

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Make your own denim choker

13 April, 2017

Make your own Denim Choker This simple post will give you a cool idea of what to do with your old pair of jeans before you throw them out. Make as many chokers as you like. You can find very good priced jewelry making supplies in Etsy. Search for ribbon crimps and ribbon clamps for chokers. Measure your ribbon crimps and cut your denim to get a piece of the same width. Place crimps on both ends and press them firmly. Put…

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Make your own linocut wrapping paper

5 April, 2017

Make your own linocut wrapping paper step by step. * You can buy a linocut starter kit online or at some local arts and crafts shops. To start, it’s a good idea to choose an easy two tone design. Even more so with black and white figures like an orca (killer whale). If you’re not confident copying, print something and trace it over the linoleum with a pencil. Use your cutting tool to carve the outline of your figure with…

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How to make Lavender Ice Pops

12 February, 2017
Lavender Ice Pops. Sutil Fine Crats by Miren de Abiega

Lavender ice pops are very easy to make. With only molds, water and flowers, you can serve pretty drinks for an outdoors brunch. I chose lavender, but there are many options of small flowers and plants you can use. * Remember to wash and disinfect them before you start. 1. Place flower in mold 2. Fill with water (up to fill line) 3. Freeze overnight. 4. Serve with sparkling water, lemonade, cocktails, white or rosé wine. You can also add…

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How to make a Flower Box

8 February, 2017

Although I’ve always preferred airier flower arrangements, I think small flower boxes make a very pretty gift and desk decoration.  1. The first thing you must do, is choose your carton box. There are many gift boxes you can use, I found one from a Joe Malone candle I kept from a present.  2. Once you have your box, you can pick your flowers depending on its size, depth and color. Make sure the material is hard enough. Shoe boxes are good for bigger arrangements.  * You will also need…

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Animal Cupcakes

5 February, 2017

  Toy animal figures are great for decorating birthday cakes or cupcakes; ideal for parties or baby showers. I bought these blueberry cupcakes with frosting and placed all kinds of animals on them. You can choose a theme (safari, marine, woodland, jungle, farm, arctic…), a kind of animal (bears, rabbits, whales…) or as I did to have more range, a color palette. Animal figures are easy to find in local toy stores or online on websites like amazon. Dusty Miller foliage for your arrangements gives the whole place…

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Embroidered Hello T-shirt

1 February, 2017

Give an old t-shirt a new use. Using embroidering thread, you can write or draw anything you like. The fabric from the t-shirt I chose was a little bit tricky, since it was very stretch. Be careful not to pull the thread too much between stitches. Try to make longer ones for straight lines and shorter for curves. Use contrasting colors, like black over white. I like simplicity and it is easier to make single line designs, if you’re not…

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