Τρίτη 31 Μαρτίου 2015

Paper Bag Easter Tree

Here is a super quick and easy Easter craft the kids can make for a festive center piece on your family’s table, and all you will need to make one of your own is a paper lunch bag, some stickers, and string! This is a great way to recycle used paper gift bags too. It’s a mess free project and you can sneak in some fine motor skill practice for the kids too!

Homemade Marshmallow Chicks

My Easter basket was always filled with jellybeans, a chocolate bunny, and marshmallow chicks. As an adult I still can't make it through the season without buying a package of sugar coated marshmallows. Recently I discovered that I could easily make my own marshmallows at home and decorate them in festive ways for any holiday. Homemade marshmallows have a wonderfully light and fluffy texture that melts in your mouth and a lovely vanilla flavor.  If you prefer, you can even use flavored oils and extracts to make lemon, banana, orange, cherry or even cola-flavored marshmallows.

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

In this tutorial you'll learn how to make uniquely dyed Easter Eggs by wrapping them with men's silk neckties and then boiling them so that the eggs absorb the ink.

The Perfect Easter Basket for Your Pet

This year, include your pet in your Easter celebrations by filling a basket just for him with pet-friendly products.With a pet-friendly Easter basket, your pup will stay occupied, and most important, be kept away from the kids’ chocolate! As always, be sure to supervise your pets whenever giving them new toys, treats, or apparel.

Δευτέρα 30 Μαρτίου 2015

Red Eggs Wreath

Lush scarlet eggs glued to a silvery grape-wood wreath create a crisp, welcoming image. This one features both hollowed chicken eggs and quail eggs, whose speckled shells truly look like art once they've been dyed red.

DIY Nail Polish Marbled Eggs

My new favorite thing is nail polish marbling. Have you tried it? I decided to dip a few eggs and proceeded to work my way through two dozen eggs. It makes me seriously wish I had more colors of nail polish!

Easter Bees

Easter and springtime and the bees are buzzing! Decorate eggs to bee happy.

Copycat Chocolate Cream Eggs

We’re sweet on this homemade Easter candy recipe. All it takes are a few pantry staples and a bit of patience.

Egg Easter Basket From String

This particular basket is from the way back machine. One of the ladies I used to baby sit for would make these every year for friends and family.  I took the concept and added a little spin all my own to come up with this year’s Easter basket.

Crepe Paper Carrots

With only a few simple materials like your household glue gun + scissors, these Crepe Paper Carrots are super simple and would be a creative addition to any Bunny Rabbit Theme or Easter Party! We used them as frame embellishments, as part of the dessert table backdrop, on sticks “sprouting” from mason jars, and scattered around the house for accent decor, but you can use them however you like!

Παρασκευή 27 Μαρτίου 2015

Homemade Minty Coconut Toothpaste

This one was an easier switch for me – at least mentally. In practice, though, I’ve found it much harder to adjust to. One of the reasons is that I love brushing my teeth (weird, but true). So I brush 3-4 times a day. Usually for a looong time. My  brushing habits were the major reason I wanted to switch to something natural. How much of that stuff am I ingesting with all that crazy brushing?

DIY Cute Fridge Decoration

With a little bit of creativity, we can create some cute and unique designs to decorate our fridges. Here is a fun DIY project to make a “cat thinking about fish” fridge decoration. Isn’t that cute? It will give your kitchen a cheerful look. Let’s try it!

Easter Garden Cake

This festive bunny garden cake is quick and easy to make, thanks to the help of these adorable marshmallow bunnies.

Sienna Easter Eggs

If you love the idea of coloring Easter Eggs, but want to create something a little more sophisticated than what the average store-bought kit can produce… GOOD NEWS! These chic sienna Easter eggs are gorgeous, easy and non toxic – and they don artsy botanical motifs that are decidedly grown up!

Πέμπτη 26 Μαρτίου 2015

DIY Stone Lamp

We wanted a floor lamp and we would make it ourselves. When you live in a DIY household you get and give weird gifts. The finished lamp is a beautiful blend of nature and design. It attracts endless attention from visitors. And it will never be moved assembled. It weighs hundreds of pounds.

50 Ideas to Reuse Shoe Boxes

Empty shoe boxes are a wonderful material to make useful and beautiful handicrafts for the house. You can dress them with fabric and colorful paper, make storage boxes for trifles, use them as paintings on the wall and make toys for the little ones. Even you can make small sliding trays. Reuse of shoe boxes is an excellent example of recycling!

Pillow Block Quilt

Would like to have this handmade quilt on your bed? It is not difficult to make it. Each square is sewn by machine on three sides, then a square of batting is inserted, and the fourth side is hand-sewn to the next piece, closing that fourth side in the process. So the blocks are kind of like individual pillows sewn together to make a quilt.

Easter Rose and Orange Cupcake

I have a perfectly spring Easter Rose and Orange Cupcakes Recipe for you. With spring on the horizon and Easter just around the corner, I was inspired by light citrus flavors and beautiful florals. A hint of spice and stunning sugar work make these cupcakes the perfect centerpiece for any Easter celebration.

Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets”

If you’re looking for a quick & easy Easter craft/centerpiece idea, these Terra Cotta “Easter Baskets” only take a few minutes and will look super cute on your Easter table! Added bonus: they’re really inexpensive! All you need are small terra cotta pots in various sizes, scrapbook paper, “grass” filler, and any embellishments you want to add (optional).

Δευτέρα 23 Μαρτίου 2015

Repurposed Wine Crates Decoration

Wine crates are supposed to be durable and well constructed and this allows them to be reused but also repurposed. There are numerous ways in which wine crates can be upcycled around the house. Every single room could benefit from such a project. We’ll take them one by one to analyze a few of the options.  

The entryway.

Doggy Cooling Vest

Need to keep your pooch cool for long walks on hot sunny days? Well look no further for this multipurpose vest will fit the bill and your dog!

Basics of Quilling + 45 great ideas!

Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree. In this project, you'll learn how to use a toothpick to roll coils and scrolls, then pinch, shape, and arrange them into decorative patterns. White or colored paper can be used—even pieces of brightly colored junk mail work well. Quilling can be done with simple tools and supplies, and almost anyone will get beautiful results. Save those scraps of paper and have some fun quilling!

DIY Easter Eggshell Planters

Easter is coming and here is a creative Easter egg decoration. Plant wheat grass in eggshells. It’s super easy and fun to do and your kids would love them. You may even choose your favorite herbs to plant. Empty eggshells are a perfect environment for plants because they consist of calcium carbonate and a little protein. Make with your kids your charming Easter eggshell garden.

16 Welcoming Handmade Easter Wreath Ideas

We decided to start off with handmade Easter wreaths because they are pretty easy to make and you won’t need too much time, but it also is a decoration that you use on your entry door or entrance which means that not only people who come to your house will see it, but also people who walk in front of your house everyday. It is not hard at all, all you need is some spare time on your hand and materials that you can easily obtain. Enjoy!

Rustic Easter wreath

Σάββατο 21 Μαρτίου 2015

12 Breathtaking Art Projects Made From Thousands Of Unusual Pieces

The beauty of art is that there are no rules telling you what you can and cannot use or how it should look like, what it should describe, etc. Creativity and freedom play a very important role and it’s how unique pieces like giant wall murals made of corks or thread art are born. So let’s analyze the following creations and see what makes each one unique.

10,800 Wooden Cubes

DIY Disney Decorated Eggs

Create custom Disney Eggs for Easter using temporary tattoos! We are SUCH a Disney loving family and we hope every child will love a Disney inspired Easter! This project is easier that using the traditional egg coloring kids. Plus, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to teach you this Easter craft.

Bunny Topiary Wreath

I love dressing up my door of the holidays and Easter is the last obvious holiday for months until…4th of July? I’ll take advantage while I can with this chic and fabulous DIY Bunny Topiary Wreath

Παρασκευή 20 Μαρτίου 2015

DIY Dog Shampoo

A wide variety of dog shampoos are available in stores. But you might want to just make your own instead. I’ve found that I can easily create a dog shampoo from ingredients that most people have in their homes.

DIY Simple Ottoman from Plastic Bottles

In addition to putting them in the recycle bins, you can always recycle plastic bottles in a better way. There are many creative ways to repurpose plastic bottles into some useful household items. You can even use them to make furniture! Here is a great DIY idea to make a simple ottoman from recycled plastic bottles. With a little bit of creativity and patience, we can make useful stuffs with something that we are going to discard. This ottoman is not fancy at all, but it’s something you can make with recycled plastic bottles. Isn’t that nice? Let’s get started!

Quick and easy chocolate bunny pops

These chocolate bunny pops are reeeeeeally last minute. And they take no time at all to make. And they are easy enough for a four-year-old. Mine made these all by herself. I did nothing but melt the candy melts and snip the tip, she did the rest solo.

Easter Eggs with Monograms and Silhouettes

Dyeing eggs with food coloring is an Easter activity we’ve enjoyed since childhood. Now, take your egg decorating to a new level of creativity with vinyl stencils. The vinyl shapes resist the dye, allowing you to add designs like monograms and silhouettes to your eggs. Finally, some glitter further accentuates the designs while adding festive sparkle.

Πέμπτη 19 Μαρτίου 2015

DIY Comic Book Shoes

Do you like comic books? Now you can apply your favorite character on your shoes. Such a creative idea , easy to make and fun to wear. If you have an old pair of shoes and want to give them a new stylish look, try this fun DIY project! Just wait for the wows when they see your refashioned shoes!

Repurpose Old Jeans into Garden Apron and Tool Caddy

I decided to transform an old pair of jeans into a gardening apron and a garden tool caddy for a 5-gallon bucket. The back of a pair of jeans provide great ready-made pockets for an apron while the weight and durability of the denim is perfect for withstanding the harsh realities of a life working in the garden. An added bonus is there is little finishing of edges because you can retain the jean seams and use them as your apron edges.You may customize the apron such as adding some pretty floral trims, fabric flowers, or extra pockets.

Pepperoni Pizza Cake

How can you not smile when you take a look at layers and layers of pizza? I had so much fun making this layered Pepperoni Pizza Cake with my family, and it’s already been requested for our next pizza night! Don’t push this recipe off as too difficult, or too time consuming. It’s actually super easy to make with the help of refrigerated pizza crust.

11 Wedding Centerpieces from Glass Bottles

Wine bottle centerpieces become more popular by the day. You would expect to see wine bottles at a wedding but not the way we picture them. Forget about the contents. This time it’s all about the containers. Empty wine bottles become the centerpieces and the focal points of this special event. In case you’re wondering how something this basic can be part of something so elegant, take a look at these gorgeous designs.

Obviously, the easiest thing to do would be to repurpose a wine bottle as a vase. But you don’t want it looking all ugly and out of place so first give it a glamorous makeover. Some metallic paint should do.

Moss Easter Eggs Decor

Each year I like to add a little something new to my Easter decor.  This year I have  noticed some fun moss covered eggs on etsy. Moss Covered Eggs Decor are sophisticated Easter decor and easy to make with this great tutorial. So I decided I could make my own and I headed to the craft store. Perfect to display year after year!

Decoupage Easter Eggs

Traditional egg decorating with dyes is fine, but if you are looking to add more intricate designs to your eggs, decoupage is for you. Decoupage is a centuries-old art form that involves gluing paper to objects. It’s surprisingly easy, and less messy than using dyes. Best of all, you can decorate your eggs with any design you wish. Add some trim and embellishments, and your eggs even take on an heirloom quality.

Τετάρτη 18 Μαρτίου 2015

110 amazing constructions from Driftwood

The constructions from Driftwood are amazing and easy to make. Regarding raw material the nature demonstrated how generous is with us.You can make decorations, reading lamps, lightings, and compositions for candles or flowers, even to decorate your wedding! Combine simple and earthy materials such as rope, nets and sails.Thank Mr. Kostas Dimas who shares with us his creations. Is an artist who works with elaborate fantasy Driftwood and other materials such as nets, ropes, sails stranded and carved by the sea

Mr. Kostas Dimas and his creations can be found on page in Facebook Driftwood Art.

The Egg Tree

An Easter tradition for centuries, the Easter egg tree is an ideal centerpiece for the holiday table, and it's fun for the whole family to make together. In this version, brightly colored eggs hang from a branch decorated with yarn. So if you haven't made an Easter egg tree before, it's time to branch out.

Jute Wrapped Eggs

A cute and modern Easter craft, jute wrapped eggs are a twist on the traditional dyed eggs and can decorate your home well the Easter season. And there may even be a golden wrapped egg in there too!

Hello Kitty Lantern

It happened. The Hello Kitty craze has hit our house. This glowing Hello Kitty lantern is probably the easiest craft I’ve done in awhile. I have to admit, I was super impressed with how perfect it turned out and I can’t wait to show you how easy it is!

Fat Burning Detox Tea Recipe

Are you constantly looking for ways to detox your body? There are a lot of detox drinks out there, from detox water to detox teas, the options are just endless. That’s why I’m sharing this detox tea recipe so you can get a natural detox anytime!

Τρίτη 17 Μαρτίου 2015

Easter Chick Cupcakes

These chick cupcakes are adorable and would make a perfect addition to your Easter dessert table! You'll be able to whip up a batch in no time using this fabulous tutorial! Your little chicks will love these yummy chick cupcakes!

Media Center Out of Pallets

It is actually a fairly easy project, as long as you are comfortable using a circular skill saw. While it may be pretty straight forward, it does take some time because of all the different steps involved and waiting time.

Foam Cup Bunnies

Here’s the cute little bunnies you can make with your kids! If you want to make this a little easier for the little ones, you can skip the pipe cleaners on the ears.

9 Easter Table Decorating Ideas

Whether you're hosting a casual outdoor brunch or an elegant indoor dinner, many Easter festivities take place around the table. Bring in the elements of spring to your table with decor that has maximum impact while requiring minimal effort so you can focus on what really matters: Family, friends and tradition.

Cheerful Floral Arrangement

Birdcage Chandelier

This is the birdcage that my super amazing Hubby brought home from a business trip for me…yep, you read that correctly…FOR FREEEEEEEEE!!!I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this bad boy. An amazing birdcage chandelier. This size is perfect for the entry, but different sizes can be used in different rooms!

How To Make Beer Bottle Glasses

Want to know how to make beer bottle glasses? It’s a cool DIY project you can make in less than an hour. If you have a lot of beer bottles lying around, it’s a great way to stock on new glasses for your home. I’m sure, your guests will be impressed with this easy upcycling project!If you’re new to glass cutting, this is a great technique that you can do. It’s almost magic. Learn how to cut glass bottles with this tutorial and make those cool beer bottle glasses!

Δευτέρα 16 Μαρτίου 2015

How To Make Photo Coasters from Tiles

I recalled an alternative image transfer process using acetone and a xerox color copy and transferring it onto paper so I decided to experiment with it on tile.We used images of family members from the past and present which included those still alive and those who had passed. Many were brought to tears because of the memories the coasters has elicited and because some of the photos they had never seen. It was nice to know that such a simple and practical gift could be meaningful as well. After many, many,(many) mistakes and hours I finally perfected the technique and I'll share with you how to make the coasters.

15 Phenomenal Indoor Herb Gardens

Whether you live in a big city or someplace that gets cold 9 months out of the year, indoor herb gardens provide so many benefits. They purify the air in your home. They give you fresh herbs all year round. They are convenient to care for. They add a little green life to your kitchen. In other words, you can’t go wrong putting an herb garden indoors. Even if you live in a tiny apartment, there are so many ways to grow those greens that space can’t be an excuse not to.

1. One Pot