Monday, May 16, 2011

Craft Projects from Glass Jars

pot rack by chonlahan on HGTV Message boards.

This window was turned into a pot rack by chonlahan on HGTV Message boards. What a great idea.

She has this advise about this project. " It was a pretty simple project. I used large hooks to attach the chain and large hooks to hold the pots and pans. I think the most important thing is choosing a sturdy window and how you secure it to the ceiling. It could be quite heavy and you need to choose ceiling anchors and chain appropriate to the weight of your pans. I decorated on top of mine with ivy, grapevine wreath and a metal bowl of silk roses. I wouldn't use anything very heavy on top of the glass.

Window Bed Canopy-by Judy Hill

I found this beautiful bed canopy at Judy Hill's last home sale
It looks like she took a long window or door, suspended it from the ceiling
then she added lace and decorated it for the Holidays.

If you've got the right window, and are careful when hanging it go drill into the studs, you'll have a great canopy for your bed in no time. You can see more of Judy Hill's designs on her web site here.

Old Luggage as a Planter

Old Luggage as a Planter or seasonal display This pic came from the Junkwarehouse Be sure to visit their site for more great ideas.

Sandysez from the HGTV message board made this great luggage stool:

"Now I'm on the search for more vintage suitcases! Picked this one up for $5.00, cleaned it up, painted the leather trim and decoupaged old seed packets and lace on it. The legs are from an old footstool I bought this summer. I cut a piece of MDF for the bottom and screwed thru from inside to attach the legs. Great for magazine storage!!" 
Thanks Sandy for a great project.

Dimentional Art-by Margo

This project is a hodge podge of different items. I took someold weathered wood, added these ring things that I think are meant for clay pots. Added some old hinges to hang it by. Inside the rings, I've placed cones, bed springs, and old funnels. It doesn't really have any great purpose, but could be used for dried flowers or some other decorative item. I guess you'd call this a dimentional art piece. Don't try to put water in any of those containers though :)

old shoe

Becky of beyond the picket fence 

did this great project with an old shoe form. She Writes: "I found an old board that the shoe form fit on nicely. I used E6000 glue and glued it in place first. When that was dry, I screwed a screw from the bottom of the board up into the back part of the shoe form. I could not screw into the front part of the shoe form because it was so narrow or thin, but it was secure with the glue. I screwed the memo clip into the back part of the form. You need to use a washer because the clip handle hole is big. And then I coated the whole thing with some polyacrylic ( the picture I have was taken before I coated it, so it looked a little better afterwards). If the shoe from didn't have holes in the front for pens and pencils, I am sure you could drill holes for that purpose."

Luggage Pocket wall organizer pocket

This project was adapted from one I saw on the HGTV T2T message board, posted by Sharon. I took an old luggage pocket, and an old Frame and some scrap wood. Mounted the pocket onto the wood and then added various embelishments. It makes a great place to display old photo's, cards, mail etc. You could also mount the pocket on an old drawer front, or even a shutter.

China Cup Organizer - by Margo

Make a row of them or just a single. Great as a key/change/celphone drop by the door.
This is a really fun and unique project. You'll need a wet saw to do this one. For a complete detailed tutorial on this project for only $8.00.

spring flowers made from faucet handles

Got Junk?

The smaller junk trinkets dress up old bottles beautifully. And who wants naked bottles?

Old Bed Spring Candle Holder-by Margo:

I found these unusually shaped springs in this bed that I took apart. They just screamed to be made into candle holders.
I added a washer in between the tight spring area in the center, and a little glue to keep it in place, and the candle just sits on it.

Spring Lights, by Margo

For this project, simply take some old cone shaped bed springs, wire them to the sides of a bucket or planter. Slip in a glass votive holder and a candle and you can light up your patio in a flash.

Treasure Hunt Map

Treasure Hunt Map

By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Easy
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended

Create a fun game by drawing out a map of your campsite or backyard. Have someone hide several "treasures" around the location, then go out and collect them!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seeds Invitation

Seeds represent the starting of something new, and these seed inviations will be a wonderful start to a summer or garden wedding or party.

Creative Birthday Gift Ideas Print a Birthday Card Toilet Paper Roll

Get ready for creative birthday gift ideas that are ultra fab with an hilarioustwist. The idea is that you'll print a birthday card to go with an ordinary toilet paper roll. We admit that it's a giggly-wiggly-fun gag birthday gift. Imagine it for your simple and fast mens birthday gift ideas or as a surprise with an attitude for a teen or a colleague. No doubt it will get your friends all jazzed up.

Free Greeting Cards Print & Enjoy!

Free greeting cards print them yourself in lieu of buying! Get your treat of ultra fabulous free greeting cards to print.

Make Your Own Magazine Cover Share Some Fame!

We feature a great way to share some fame. Make your own magazine cover, because it's time for some fame, fun and admiration! It's incredible how easy gift ideas you can get with a speck of STARlight.

Tulle Wedding Decorations

We are absolutely excited to share these tulle wedding decorations. Decorating with tulle is such a fabulous idea. Tulle decorations are great to string into garlands or hang up as individual pom-poms. Lovely to add on your gifts.

Diaper Cake Instructions

At last, all the best diaper cake instructions all in one place. Do you want to know how to make diaper cake?

Free Hair Bow Instructions - Super Whimsical "Free-hand" Stacked Hair Bow

Free hair bow instructions, where everything is oh so pretty and looks oh so girly... Making hair bows for girls is such a fun and whimsical thing, we're sure you would like to get your share. 


Here's a simple and 'short' crochet plastic grocery bag pattern. It works great when you crochet with plastic bags. So, you can enjoy an eco friendly crochet grocery bag! Make one plastic bag tote for yourself and MANY for gifts!

Free Printable To Do Lists

Shredded Paper Seed Starters:

Bath Bags

Make one of these pretty bags for someone you care about, fill it with bath beads, lotions, or even our homemade soaps. Use colorful washcloths or a pretty patterned material, topped off with a dainty ribbon.

Homemade Oatmeal Soap and Soap-on-a-Rope

This is a perfect easy-to-make homemade beauty bar. 

Soap Bars-Mother's Day gift

This fun project is perfect for kids of almost any age. These inexpensive yet lovely soap bars make perfect gifts for teachers, mom, grandma, or just about anyone. Plus, they're fun to use in the bath, too!

A Last-Minute Mother's Day Gift She'll Love

DIY Mother's Day Gift: Ombre Dipped Candles

Mother's Day Gift/Scrapbook Tag Templates

A Goof Proof Mother's Day Gift

Want to give something really special to your mom for Mother's Day? Short on cash? Still want to do something really cool? Something she'll never forget?

Printable Mother's Day Coupons

Here are some fun coupons you can print out to give to mom or any other special lady for Mother's Day! Present mom with coupons to redeem for everything from a hug to weeding the garden and taking out the trash. You can even print out a blank coupon and make up your own, or, if you are brave, let mom make up her own.

3 last-minute DIY cards for Mother's Day

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea

Need a last minute Mother's day (or Grandmother's gift)? How about making a wire photo holder?

Mother's Day Ideas: Card Board MOM Sign

This is a project for older children. I should think with an adults help an eight year old could manage this. I left the cardboard unpainted but you could spray paint it.

Bath Salts...A Mother's Day Gift Idea!

Uhhh, do you know what next Sunday is? Yeah, that's right, it's Mother's Day! Just in case you need a gift idea that you can rock out fast I thought I'd post a super fun and easy project that you could whip up in no time...Bath Salts! AND, this is even a gift where you could get your kiddies involved. Cause, all gifts are better when they are made with love...and little hands!!

101 Hip Handmade Gifts, which would make perfect gifts for Mom.

A Eco-friendly Gift..All Natural Cleaning Supply Basket

Mother's day Gift - Quick and Easy

Scented Bath Salts

What You Need
2 cups Epsom salts
1 cup baking soda
Large bowl
Lavender-scented oil
2-x-4-inch scrap of white cotton fabric
Food coloring
Cookie sheet
Apothecary jar
Baby spoon

How to Make It
  1. In a large bowl mix 2 cups Epsom salts and 1 cup baking soda. Dab a few drops of lavender-scented oil onto a 2-x-4-inch scrap of white cotton fabric and stir through mixture. Repeat with drops of food coloring. Continue mixing scented oil and food coloring until desired scent and color is achieved. If desired, make two colors of salts to layer in a purchased apothecary jar (available in thrift shops).
  2. Spread salts mixture onto a cookie sheet for several hours, stirring several times. Wash and dry the jar. Spoon salts mixture into jar.
  3. Tie a baby spoon onto jar with ribbon.
  4. To use, dissolve several teaspoons of salts in bathwater.
Note: This project was brought to you by BHG

God Bless America

Now I lay me down to sleep,one less terrorist this world does keep.
With all my heart I give my thanks, to those in uniform regardless of ranks. 
You serve our country and serve it well, with humble hearts your stories tell. 
So as I rest my weary eyes, while freedom rings our flag still flies. 
You give your all, do what you must...with God we live and God we trust.


Penelope's Treasures can help with the planning..

Wedding Ribbon Wands - 25 Wands- Choose Color
BIRD SEED.......for the birds…BUBBLES... for the children…BELLS…ringing for a kiss....CONFETTI… floating in the air..

****************RIBBON WANDS….. twirling to the music, flowing in the wind, and celebrating your beautiful day.

This listing is for 25 Ribbon Wands. You choose the color.

This is a custom item; please allow 2-4 weeks for your order to ship.

The Ribbon Wands are made with 3’ of Ribbon (Color of your choice) attached to a 12" long wooden dowel.