Sunday, May 24, 2009

Reversible Fabric Bowl

I have so many craft projects going on, this bowl from Imagine Fabric would be perfect (and much cuter than my tupperware) to hold all my little pieces! Imagine Joel Dewberry or Amy Butler fabrics... Bliss in a bowl! Go to the tutorial

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stop and Smell The Flowers!

MmmCrafts has this shabby chic flower card tutorial. A great idea for those scraps of fabric and paper that I've been saving for the "perfect" project. How fab would these look framed on a wall? Go to the tutorial

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shoe Bag Tutorial

I ran across this fabulous D.I.Y Shoe Bag Tutorial. I filed it away as a "project I must do within the somewhat near future (like as soon as I learn how to sew)." The possibilities are endless - aside from shoes, think of all the fun things to store in these! I'm thinking some fun and funky vintage fabrics to hold small toys & trinkets.

DIY Bridal Party Survival Kit


Ohhh I can't wait for someone to get married! What a lovely & thoughtful lil gift to pass out to bridesmaids (heck I want to make one for the groomsmen too!) The very talented ladies over at 100 Layer Cake created this template. Gorgeous, simple, practical and yup, f-r-e-e!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Allergy season has never been so stylish!

The husband suffers from year round allergies so we always have tissue in every room! The cardboard boxes are so ugly and never seem to match our decor. This stylish tissue box cover from Make It and Love It fixes all that! Go to the tutorial.

Eco Chic

Can you guess what this chic & innovative hurricane cover is made from?

Paper towel tubes!

I found this adorable idea at A Little Hut.
All you need is:
- 2 paper towel cardboard tubes
- scissors
- glue
- two letter-sized sheets of office paper
- tape
- 4.5" x 9" (11.4cm x 23cm) glass hurricane

1. Press and crease the cardboard tubes lengthwise. Cut the cardboard into 1/8" (4mm) slices. You will need 84 rings.

2. Arrange the rings in a pattern where there are alternating rows of 4 and 3 rings.

3. Attach the rings, by placing small dots of glue (shown in red) on the four outer sides of each ring that are adjacent to four additional rings. Only add glue to two points (shown in green) on the outer side of the rings used for the top and bottom rows of the cover.

4. Cut about 1" (2.5cm) off the short end of each of the sheets or enough to make them flush to the height of the rings. Tape the two sheets together along the long sides and secure them around the hurricane.
5. Once the attached rings are completely dry attach the opposite columns of rings to form a tube. Allow more drying time and hold with a paper clip or something similar while it dries.
6. Slide the tube of rings over the paper-covered hurricane.