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- Cut 2 3 yard lengths of ribbon. Fold them in half and thread them through the D ring, creating a small loop at the end. Pull the ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tightly. You should have 4 someone even strands of ribbon, anchored by the D ring. -Measure approximately 18 inches down from the base of the ring. Mark with a marker. Take the embroidery hoop and remove the outer ring....
Step 1: Secure the Medallion To ensure the medallion is centered, use a tape measure to find the center of your door before you hammer it in place. To attach the medallion, use two nails, one at the top and one at the bottom. Depending on the thickness of your doors you might want to use a shorter nail, especially for closet doors, to prevent it from going all the way through. Step 2: Seal the...
Place the orange and lemon peels in the glass container to create the base of the spray cleaner. You only want the peels, so use a sharp knife to cut away any fruit that is still connected. Cover with vinegar, seal the jar, and place in a cool, dark spot for one week. Citrus peels contain limonene, a natural solvent that helps clean your home, while vinegar effectively kills most mold, bacteria,...
Combine all four ingredients into a saucepan, and heat over low-medium heat, stirring constantly. After about 5-10 minutes the consistency will change from a liquid to a semi-solid that resembles mashed potatoes. Remove from heat, and knead the clay for 2-3 minutes. It’s best to knead the clay when it’s still hot, but be careful not to burn yourself! Use immediately or store in a plastic bag in...
1. Wrap masking tape around each utensil to mark off where you want the paint to end. 2. Paint the bluest spoon first. 3. Add white to blue to create paint one shade lighter, then paint the next spoon. * 4. Repeat until you reach pure white. 5. Add a second coat to each and let dry. *Keep a reserve of each shade for the second coat. If you plan to actually use the spoons, be sure to hand wash...
- Take a wet paintbrush, and dip it into whatever color porcelain paint you desire. The more water you add, the more the color will run. Start painting your mug. Start at the top and let the paint drip down to the bottom. - Once your mug is completely painted and dry, place it in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. This will allow the porcelain paint to bake so it doesn’t chip or come off when...
- Fold the fabric over so that the inside of the fabric does not show, then cut seven-and-a-half-inch-wide strips of fabric and keep the length at about 24 inches. Then make random knots on each strip to add a little extra texture to the overall look. - Tie the top end together with a simple knot. -  Tie a bell to each strip at varying lengths and cut off what remains for each strand.
  1. I used two colors to separate my personal notes from my office notes. If you like the idea, apply some tape to divide the area for each color. You can also paint the surface with just one color. 2. Apply two coats of paint and let it dry for a couple of hours. 3. Now it’s time to create the product mix for the Sketch Pad. First, you have to pour the half pint of Part B to the quart of part...
1. Prepare the stick by adhering the pop tabs to the back at the ends. Leave enough time for the glue to dry thoroughly before painting the stick.2. Wrap each cassette case in your choice of paper. Wrap and seal as one would wrap a gift package.3. Decorate each cassette case as desired.4. Glue cassette cases to stick.
  Using a funnel, pour the fabric softener & baking soda into your spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle with hot water and shake well. TIP: Don’t forget to twist the nozzle over to the LOCK position if you’re using a Febreze bottle. Now spray every stinkin’ inch of your house! 
Measure and add the flour, sugar, and water to a saucepan, and place it over medium heat. Whisk the mixture together until it's nice and smooth. Continue whisking the base for the glue until you notice it starting to thicken. Add the oil and vinegar, and continue whisking until the glue resembles pudding, which only takes around five minutes from start to finish. The oil adds a slight glossy...
Slice one orange in half, and carefully scoop out the orange sections, leaving just the rind. This is the vessel for your cute citronella candle. Fill the saucepan with around one cup of water, and place it over medium heat. Add your candle ends to the small metal bowl, and place it on top of the saucepan, creating a double boiler, which melts the wax. You can even use a washed and dried can...
1st ~ Measure your window.  Add 1-2” to each side.  So, if your window is 40×50 then you need your fabric to be at least 42-44”x52-54”.  You also need to decide how many folds you want your shade to have.  This will determine how many slats you will keep.  I spaced mine about 11 1/2 inches apart, which gave me 4 slats and then the bottom piece.  2nd ~ Release your mini-blind so that it’s lowered...
- Start by making your cuts!  Cut your fence picket into 3 pieces, each 18″ long.   - add 3/4″ pocket holes on two of those 3 boards  - attach boards using 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws through the pocket holes. - Make the planter cuts. 1 – 10.5″ 2 – 3.5″ 1 – 12″ - Add 3/4″ pocket holes to one side of the 10.5″ piece.  Use these pocket holes to attach the planter to the planked back.  These will face...
1. Simply cut away the inside, outside, and bottom seams of the jeans to use for this DIY. Fabric glue is the best way to fuse together the coasters, and picking up the washable kind means they can be tossed in the wash when dirty. 2. After cutting away the seams from the jeans, give them a trim so they are all around the same width. We found four to five feet of denim created a single coaster. 3...
1.Select a picture that you'd like for creating the print. Resize the image using your computer until it is 6 by 6 inches and then print, using the best printer settings. Gather the other materials for creating the canvas print before getting started. 2. Use a paper cutter to trim the image, creating a perfect square. You can position the print over the canvas to double-check its size, trimming...
1. These flowers are so easy to make and seriously versatile. Count out a stack of 10 coffee filters, and pick one length of floral stem wire, which you can pick up at your local craft store. 2. Use the craft needle to poke two holes through the middle of the coffee filters, around one inch apart from each other. Now thread one hole with the wire, hook it, and feed it through the other hole,...
Using a hacksaw, cut lengths of pipe to fit the depth of your cabinet or shelf or have it done at the hardware store.   Sand the cut edges smooth. Wipe the outside of the pipe with acetone to remove any oils, which would prevent the paint from adhering.   Spray pipes with primer; when dry, spray them with paint.   Once dry, join pipes to one another and to the base of your cabinet or shelf...
Instructions: 1. Measure and cut the 2″ PVC pipes into 7″ tall sections. (side note: It helps to have a stop block set up and a miter box so that all your pipes are the same length.) 2. Stand the pipes side by side and sand down any that are taller. Sand and file any rough edges around the top and bottom of the pipe. 3. Brush primer around the bottom edge of the pvc pipe. (side note: Try not to...
- Lay out the boards - Attach two wood sticks to the back with gorilla glue, this is for hanging and keeps the boards together - Let dry - Apply whatever stain you like - Let dry - Trace outline of state on wood with a pencil - Glue on bottle caps with hot glue or gorilla glue - Attach tooth hangers to the back of the wood sticks - Hang!
- Attach the Scrabble tile holder to the bottom front of the cutting board with the wood glue. - Glue the bulding block to the back. - Let dry - Paint white, let dry - Sand edges for a vintage look - Stain and let dry - Ready for use!
Step 1. Use circular saw to cut your board into three pieces (Or if you don’t have a saw, ask the hardware store to cut your board for you). The width and height of your sofa’s arm will dictate the size of the cuts. Sizes used here were:  Top: 9.5″ board with 45 degree angle cuts on each end Side: 8″ board with a 45 degree cut on one end only Side: 4″ board with a 45 degree cut on one end only...
1. Blow up a balloon to the desired size you want your bowl to be and place it knot side down into a cup, can or jar that you don’t mind getting a little glue on   2. Cover half of the balloon with glue using a paintbrush. You might have to alternate holding the balloon by the knot for a few minutes then setting it knot-side-down in your jar in order for the glue to have an even coat and not drip...
Step 1 Cut fabric into 2 squares of equal size. The size is a matter of personal preference. Step 2 Stack fabric squares print side in. Step 3 Carefully sew around the edges leaving a small opening (about 2 inches) Step 4 Turn fabric outside in. Step 5 Add essential oil(s) to uncooked rice. (The amount of rice depends on the size of your heating pad and the amount of scent is a matter of personal...

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