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DIY, Crafts & Other Projects: February 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

For The Love of Jars! Decorating with Jars Collection

I love Mason Jars, Ball Jars, Kerr Jars and any others I can find. Here is a collection of jars used for decorating.

Lovely Painted Mason Jars

Spray Painted Kerr Jars

Colored Mason Jar

Mason Jar Vase :)

Great for weddings on a shepherds  hook :)

Mason Jar Branch Vases

Fall Decorating!

DIY Outdoor Chandelier Of Mason Jars
If you want to make your outdoor dining area more cozy you need to install a romantic lighting there. With a wire basket, a few Mason jars and several tea lights you can make such chandelier in a matter of minutes.

Vintage Pulley Chandelier

mason jar lighting

Prim Wall Shelf with 5 Coat Hooks and Mason Jar Vase in shabby Sea Foam
Prim Wall Shelf with 5 Coat Hooks and Mason Jar Vase in shabby Sea Foam- TRwoodworks

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Friday, February 24, 2012

How to make moss graffiti

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scrappy No-Sew Flower Tutorial

Link for Instructions is at bottom of this post :)
Attach your flower to a wreath to spring-ify your door.

Add it to a frame.

Attach your flower to a sweater.

or your purse.
What will you do with yours?

Instructions found Here - Miss Lovie: Scrappy No-Sew Flower Tutorial

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring Quilled Flowers

 Found on
you can right click on the page & click translate. Unfortunately I couldn't find the original page.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tissue Paper Heart Wreath

This is a quick, easy & cheap project to make for Valentines.
 Find a round circle to trace. Fold the tissue paper so that you can cut a few layers at a time & trace the circles.
 I used a paperclip to help hold the layers while cutting.
 Start cutting, & tracing more...
I left the plastic on only because I don't plan on keeping it. For it to last longer you can wrap it with  the same color fabric first. 
Use an eraser end of a pencil, dip in tacky glue, then start placing them on.

 I had to let some dry here & there. so they wouldn't fall off.

It's that simple :)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Garden Lanterns - How to hang mason jars with wire.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wise Little Owls!

Just how cute are these little owls!......

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Doilies & Hearts Tied on Jars with Strings Tutorial DIY

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HeartFelt Scarf

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Ring Holder Tutorial

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Valentine Dreamin' Heart Wreath

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Wreath

Do you LOVE it too?
Want to make your own?
Find out how on- The Roseland Family: Valentine's Day Wreath

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Latte Art / Heart - Video Tutorial

I've been wondering how they make these hearts in coffee. I found this video on YouTube & thought  I'd share with you. I know most of us don't have an espresso machine at home. That's probably a good thing.  I'm sure it's not as easy as he makes it look.

Here is some more Latte Art - Enjoy!!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Tutorial

These are one of the easiest things to make.
Here’s what you need…

Pretzels. Chocolate. Sprinkles. You can also use things like M&M’s or mini chocolate chips to decorate with. That’s about it. I prefer the Snyder’s Olde Tyme Pretzels. Sometimes I do the rod pretzels, but usually it’s the Old Tyme. I usually use Wilton Candy Melts, but am not terribly picky when it comes to the white chocolate/almond bark.

For regular chocolate, I do prefer to either get the Wilton Dark Chocolate Melts or the chocolate from my local baking supply company.
So here we go. First thing I do is set up my work area…

I have my pretzels open and ready, my sprinkles open and ready, a pan to sprinkle over and plenty of wax paper to sit the pretzels on after they take a dip in the glorious chocolate.

Next, you will want to melt your chocolate according to the package directions. Two things to not do – over cook the chocolate or add water. I usually cook mine for one minute in the microwave at 50% POWER, than stir. They usually are barely starting to melt…

Than I return them to the microwave for another 15 seconds at a time...

I usually stir it really well, than go for one more spin in the micro.

Now you are ready to make some magic. :)

You will want to dip the pretzel into the yummy creamy chocolate….

You will likely get some chocolate on your hands. I consider this a bonus.

I gently tap the pretzel against the side of the bowl, before holding it over my sprinkle area. I always hold my pretzel, but you could also sit it down (probably on wax paper) as I did here. For photo purposes I had to lay the pretzel down, or grow a third arm, and laying the pretzel down just seemed like a quicker option.

If I’m making my pretzels for kids, which is often the case, I tend to go heavy with the sprinkles, because otherwise they all fight over whichever pretzel appeared to hit the sprinkle jackpot. Most adults tend to like a few less sprinkles (and I personally prefer the crystal sugar sprinkles).

When using the sugar sprinkles, you can dip the entire pretzel into a bowl of sprinkles. I find this works best when the chocolate has cooled and thickened a bit. If the chocolate is hot and runny, you will literally have a hot mess. A yummy hot mess you can clean up with a spoon, but it does slow down the process.

I usually package them up, two per package with cute little toppers, to give out. I will do a post on how I do those next week (though I am hardly original, there are a ton of cute toppers out there).
And there you go! You have darling & delicious chocolate covered pretzels to give away (or eat later that night, I’ve tried both options, and either one works well).

Sugary. Salty. Sweet. Enjoy & Eat!

Enjoy :)

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And so the shirt became…20 ways to give a new life to your old shirts! With love

This is a story about old, sad T-shirts, laying around the house or in the wardrobe who wanted to be new, and useful again. I think I’m not the only person who has a bunch of old t-shirts, but you don’t have to throw it away just because you don’t use them! So get your scissors, pins, threads, and glue, choose a project from the many  (Tutorial link below each photo!)

T-shirt from a T-shirt

1. [intermediate] T-shirt Cami by Sheila Zent - PDF

2. [easy] Top by Fia Lotta Jansson

3. [easy] T-shirt refashion by Ucreate

Accessorize! – Kiegészítők

4. [easy] French pouf by Prudent baby

5. [easy] Ruffle scarf by Simply Salvage

6. [intermediate] Saturday morning scarf by FleeceFun

7. [intermediate] Scarf by Vermillion Rules

8. [easy] Infinity by The DIY Dish

9. [easy] Tee bracelets by lil blue boo

10. [easy] Jersey knit bracelets by V & Co

11. [intermediate] T-shirt yarn headband by Sugar Bee

12. [intermediate] Cap by At Second Street

13. [easy] Shopping bag by things for boys

14. [easy] Crochet inspired shopping bag by ecouterre
No-Sew T-shirt Bags!
15. [easy] No-sew bag by Do stuff!

Decorate your home! –

16. [intermediate] T-shirt pillow by Tea Rose Home

17. [easy] Weaved pillow by Alphamom

18. [easy] Shag rug by Sock Monkey

19. [easy] Hula hoop rug by Family Fun Magazine

20. [intermediate] Pillow chair by craftzine
Hope you enjoyed this little collection, and found something to use from it! Stay tuned! :)

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