Tuesday, July 22, 2014

diy marbled earrings

Polymer clay is really fun to work with and you can achieve beautiful patterns by blending the colors together. These earring have the appearance of stone but the clay makes them much more lightweight.

  • Polymer clay (1 pack translucent, 1 pack dark brown, 1 pack bronze)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Earring hooks
  • 2 chains that measure each 3 1/4 inches long
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

diy trellis

I wanted to add something pretty to the blank space between two windows at my house, so a trellis seemed like a perfect solution. This was really easy to make, took about an hour and costs around $20!

Supplies (finished trellis measures 5 1/2 feet wide X 7 1/2 feet high )
  • Cedar lumber (this lumber was bundled together at Home Depot and costs $15)
  • Wood screws 
  • Primer
1)Cut 4 pieces to measure 7 1/2 feet long (these will be the vertical boards)
2) Cut 5 pieces to measure 5 1/2 feet long (these will be the longer horizontal boards)
3) Cut 4 pieces to measure 32 inches long (these will be the shorter horizontal boards)

Friday, July 18, 2014

layered tweed hat [knitting pattern]

I know it might seem weird showing a knit hat in the middle of July, but if you're like me you like to get a jump on your fall knitting projects! I layered 2 different yarns to create this tweed effect. This is a really easy hat to make and it can be completed in an evening!

Size US 13 knitting needles
Yarn- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick  (1 Skein) 

Red Heart Super Soft in Waterscape (1 skein)
Work both yarns at the same time
Cast on 48 stitches
Rows 1-26: Work 26 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 27 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row  Row 28: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * across row Row 30: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Use the tail to sew the side seam together.

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friday diy favorites

[Left- tutorial shows you how to turn an old coffee table into this pretty upholstered one. Right- dress up your pics by adding fringe trim]
[Left- Make our own hexagon wall art. Right- DIY your own summer ready cake stand]
[Left- turn some terracotta pots into a rustic, outdoor side table Right- Make your own Aztec table runner for your next gathering]

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

diy chain handpiece

I love hand chains, especially delicate ones. Best of all, they're so easy to make. If you can wield a pair of jewelry pliers you can make this!
  • Jump rings 
  • Chains (1 light, 1 medium weight)
  • Jewelry pliers 
  • Closures for the bracelet
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