Thursday, June 30, 2011

Driftwood Boats

Craftberry Bush is one of my most favorite blogs. Everyday she comes up with simple, great ideas. I live on the coast and there is a marina at the end of my block. I love boats and nautical things. I think these would be simple to make and they are so pretty. See how at Craftberry Bush.

Bird's Nest Pendant

I love birds, bird's nest and nature in general. I found this little pendant very appealing and, guess what!? I think I can make one of these. Great instructions at livelaughphotograph. You could also make this into a brooch.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DIY Floor Covering

Isn't this floor covering awesome? Fawnda made it herself using Masonite (is that the same thing as MDF? She also provided a detailed how-to. See it here at Fireflies & Jellybeans. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

DIY Map Lantern

Of course you could use any paper you want  - some ideas
- one solid color in different hues
- multiple solid colors
- scrap paper
- magazine pages
- but I like the idea of using circles cut from maps to make this pendant lamp. See more from Paisley Sprouts

Sunday, June 26, 2011

DIY Flip Flops

More inspiration from The Mother Huddle.
I'm going to try this one right away! She calls these the "Knot So Hard Flip Flip Flops".

Patriotic Strawberries

The recipe is available at but looks to me like you dip your strawberry in melted white 
chocolate, then into blue sugar. Yum!

Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt

What little girl can resist a twirling skirt?! My daughter had an elastic-waist twirling skirt that she wore for years. I'm talking 5 or 6 years. It started out hitting her knees, but several years later, it was a mini skirt. Get the full tutorial at The Mother Huddle.

Summer Cup Covers

Cute, practical, keeps bugs off and identifies which drink is whose.
I think we might try this with butterflies on top of those flower petals...

Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Make a Pillowcase

Someday Crafts has a great post on how to make a pillowcase. Boy, do I need some new pillowcases! I think I'll try this tutorial and see how I do. I've been using regular pillowcases on some king-size pillows and - it's just not workin'.

Leafy Table Runner - DIY

An easy way to change the look of an entire room is by changing your table runner. I like the summery colors of this one from Martha Stewart. Wouldn't this be also be lovely for a fall table done in russets, greens and burnt orange? Martha used linen and bias tape to make the runner. There's also instructions for matching napkins at the end of the table runner instructions.

3D Paper Lizard Gift Tag

Tag and card all in one! Isn't this 3D lizard cute? Download the pdf file and see full instructions via Skip to MyLou.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Paper Wreath

How pretty! Love this paper wreath found on Flickr.

DIY Tutu Table Skirt

This tulle "tutu" table is quite stunning and could be done in any color or combination of colors. Sweet Craft Cakes shows us how it's done.

Lovely Package Inspiration

via Nottiantiquata

Fabric Covered Flower Pots

Lovely... must try!
I am so in love with these Fabric Covered Pots (by Ashleyannphotography).
via The DIY Girl

A Fourth of July Giveway!

Isn't this pillow darling? Kathy's Cottage is giving it away. Just in time for July 4th but appropriate all year.
Enter here: Kathys Cottage: A Fourth of July Giveway!
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