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Man's best friend deserves the best bed in the house -- and it's easy. Just transform a metal tub into a cushy nap spot for Fido.When it comes to style, don't forget your pet . Dog beds can cost a small fortune, but this idea doesn't. Start with a basic galvanized hub, pre-paint it with the primer and
Rev up your pumpkin carving by pulling out your power tools. The right tool always makes a difference and a power drill is the perfect one. So, here's what you need to start. You need a nice, hollowed-out pumpkin. I've got this one painted black, and then you can take some chalk and kinda draw onRev up your pumpkin carving by pulling out your power tools. The right tool always makes a difference and a power drill is the perfect one. So,
Design Your Own Earrings
Are you looking for unique earrings? Why not design your own? It's easier than you might think.jewelry has been enjoyed by celebrities like Scarlet Johansson, Hale Berry, and Gwen Stefani . I joined her down at her Soho Studio for a crash course on earring design. Okay, Victoria, I wanna be a metal chick. Would you show me how? I would be happy to if you will. Is it hard? It's sometimes very hard and also sometimes very easy. We're going for very easy today, right? Very easy is good, and today, we're going to make a wonderful pair of organic sterling silver earrings with also turquoise and wood, something to dress up a summer look. Very pretty. Yeah very summery. Very earthy. Okay, let's do it. How we'll start? So, the first thing you wanna do is take a piece of wire like this, and you're gonna put it through your bead. And what kind of wire is this? We're using sterling silver , but you could also use any kind of wire you could find. You could even pick up wire like brass wire like this or copper wire like this at a hardware store . Oh really? You can really find inspiration for jewelry anywhere you look. Take your wires. This is just your basic kind of
Vintage Window = Chalkboard Planner
Organize your family's schedule by taking an old window (glass removed) and adding a backer board covered with chalkboard paint.view of your upcoming week, try this easy transformation. This old 6-pane window frame is getting a makeover to make it more useful. You can find windows at garage sales and flea market and lots of times, the glass is gone which is actually a good thing in this project. Turn your window over and
Add Instant Messaging to Cabinets
Make your kitchen cabinets work harder by adding a family-friendly message center. All it takes is cork, chalkboard paint, and a little bit of time.It's simple to work with and you can find it at any craft store or home supply place. You can even find them in these pre-cut panels. You don't have to do as much trimming to fit your cabinet door. Measure the inset panel on your door and then trim the cork to fit this space. I like to use a mat knife or carpet knife and you could probably use an X-Acto knife too. You can get spray adhesive that works well with cork at the craft store . Glue that right in and you've got an instant bulletin board. Another option is to paint the inside of your door with
Get a simple rotating art gallery by placing pretty fabric swatches in photo shadowboxes.Shadow boxes are great way to treat rotating art gallery using fabric. I'm gonna show you a technique that just uses velcro and foam core. So, you can pop your fabric out and change it with every season or whenever you are decorate. Just got a piece of foam core that fits inside the shadow box leaving a little bit of an edge around here so it looks like it's floating. I've already wrapped this piece of foamthread in and tuck it down. Then, to secure it in the shadow box , just take 2 strips of adhesive industrial strength Velcro. It's important to use the industrial strength because it's wider and they'll keep it more stable when it's hanging inside the box, and if you use 2 strips again, just keep it more even and more balanced. And all you have to do is pop this frame in your sideboard together, and there you have a rotating art gallery .
Make a Pom-Pom Bow
Save some money by making your own bows! This pretty pom-pom is perfect for all kinds of occasions.package, I've created the same layered effect with some of my gift wrapping paper . Just using some of the different shades and widths of my paper. So it really gives a nice 3D effect once I
Vacation-Care for Your Plants
Make sure your houseplants are still there to greet you when you return from your business trip or vacation getaway. Our exclusive tips will keep flowers and your other green companions looking their best when you can't be there to baby them.
'Sun'sational Prints Project
Make a lasting impression with this artsy science project. The sun does the work, with a little help from photo-sensitive paper, and you get truly one-of-a-kind prints.objects with really distinct detailed outlines. Like this beautiful fern here or oak leaf . That's gonna leave the prettiest impression on your photosensitive paper. Now, the paper itself is something you can find at a hobbyand that leaves really pretty impressions. And I really like how this oak leaf left impression on the photosensitive paper. It's also kind of fun for kids. It's like a science fair project at the same time. And you know what I think would be fun is framing up a whole series of the same object and hanging them on a wall. It's a bright idea for creating a lasting impression with your artwork.
Give old furniture a facelift with a fresh texture. All it took was a table runner to inspire this new look for a side table. Watch to see what projects this idea inspires you to take on!of the furniture. Now, I found this cool vinyl leaf at a discount store , and it's actually part of a table runner. So you could also use grass cloth to give it some texture and color,
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