Posts Tagged ‘A Beautiful Mess Blog’

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

10 hump day D.I.Y inspirations!!

Here are ten different D.I.Y inspirations to get you through hump day!

1.Terrarium project from brittany and dylan blogspot. Click here for instructions

2. Cute clay mushrooms to put in your terrarium from  The Craft Dept blog. Click here for instructions

3. Dazzling glitter deer decorations from Martha Stewart’s website. Click here for instructions

4. Dip Dyed baskets to store your goodies from Martha Stewarts website. Click here for instructions

5. Stylish dyed wooden beaded necklace from Martha Stewarts website. Click here for instructions

6. Simple  and effective dip dyed coral necklaces from Summer Teeth blog

7. Easy and beautiful enamel painted vases for around the home from the Sugar and Charm blog. Click here for instructions

8. Inexpensive and unique rope bangles from The Craft Dept blog. Click here for instructions

9. Colourful words and letters from the Giddy Giddy blog. Click herefor instructions

10. Beautiful and decorative stitched chevron necklace from A Beautiful Mess blog. Click here for instructions

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday D.I.Y – 10 ways to make a garland! Perfect for New Years celebration decorations!

So as it is holiday time, and I have a few spare hours up my sleeve, I have been hunting around blogs for a great D.I.Y project to start! I found this awesome article with pretty pictures on ‘ 10 ways to make a garland’ on the ‘ A Beautiful Mess blog’!!   I thought how perfect these would be to make for my New Years Eve gathering to make my place look more festive!! If you have not checked out the ‘ A Beautiful Mess blog‘ before, you must! It is choc – a – block FULL of amazing D.I.Y ideas to keep you entertained over these holidays! Have fun!

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Here are a few details about these pretty garlands… 1. Tied Fabric Strips. This is as simple as cutting long strips of scrap fabric and knotting them on a piece of yarn or twine. Try mixing interesting patterns or building a pretty seasonal color palette. 2. Paper Flags. I love picking out colored cardstock in special color stories. For this garland, simply cut flags (triangles) and punch two holes to string them up! 3. Yarn Pom Poms. I love pom poms and they make a very sweet garland. 4. Scrap Fabric Bows. Tie simple bows to yarn or twine to create this special garland. I love this garland with cute mixed patterned fabrics. 5. Vintage Wallpaper Flags. Cut flags from a vintage wallpaper. Mix two patterns for an even prettier effect! 6. Folded Doilies. This is simple, just fold doilies and use glue dots to fasten then together for a bunting. We spray painted these paper doilies before using them. This is an easy way to make them work for any color scheme. 7. Paper Hearts. This garland is essentially the same as the paper flags, with a sweet shape! 8. Tissue Pom Poms. These are so pretty, fluffy and easy to make. 9. Paper Half Circles. These are super pretty, clean and simple. We used staples to attach them to the string! 10. Fabric Tassels. Tassels of all types are such a big trend this year. We made these pretty cotton fabric tassels.

All images and instructions via A Beautiful Mess Blog