Posts Tagged ‘DIY’
Inspired by our mothers in the decades of homemade craft and a love for all things of nature, Element will be teaching the art of macramé plant hangers… Sounds so chic, but let’s be honest, you just need to know how to tie a knot!
Because we love you, use the promo code ELEMENT for $75 off. Hope you can join us!
Starting her schooling in the realm of photography and further expanding into illustration… artist Juliana Neufeld’s partnership with Lomography for a DIY of their new La Sardina camera only makes sense!
Inspired by eighties graffiti, children’s illustrations and beautiful textiles, we love the final piece Element Advocate Juliana Neufeld created!
Stay tuned for some upcoming tee graphics in our collection by Juliana and check out her most recent project on our organic totes with West 49 HERE!
REAM MORE and get inspired to decorate your own camera!
Looking for a way to spruce up your desk, grab those scraps of fabric or paper and some pencils and try this DIY.
A great way to customize your everyday pencil and recycle that fun paper or fabric.
Images via: Pinterest, DesignSponge
Loved this floral filled photo, wish we were there…
So the next best thing, create a floral crown from the fake stuff and step outside for a fresh breath… it will do just fine until the spring blooms!
Find DIY floral crown directions at A Beautiful Mess, HERE
Handmade, homemade, crafty crap is top of our list… our palms start sweating and we get shaky when someone even begins to drop those three precious letters… D, I and Y.
When we got word from our friend Jenni that she compiled 30 creative DIY projects into a one-a-day crafting book spectacular… balloons filled the air and confetti began streaming from the ceiling (we can pretend, right?).
Jenni, you have the hearts of the entire Element Eden family, thank you for creating a gem of a book!
Watercolor is one of the easiest art mediums to play around with. Color can be smeared across a paper canvas to create a beautiful wash of hues, without need for specific design or patterning!
Came across this simple DIY for a lovely paper garland. Re-use old newspapers and book pages, cutting sheets into various shapes (such as leaves), and adding some light color with watercolor paints! String the dried pieces along with twine and drape on a mantel or wall!
You can’t mess up with this one. The messier the better in my opinion.
What you will need:
A few favorite beads
needle nose pliers
A necklace chain
1. Pick a few beads or even just one that you wish to use as the eggs in your nest!
2. String the beads onto your wire and continue to wrap your wire around the cluster of beads until you reach the desired fulness of your nest.
3. If the beads keep acting squirrely and poking out then use your wire to hold them down as you wrap in the circular motion.
4. then to attach your necklace chain to your bird nest charm use the tail of your wire from your birds nest to wrap around the chain, connecting the two.
5. to finish simply wrap the excess wire into a ball or knot at the back of your birds nest and cut off!
Some of my close girl friends and I all made matching ones. They are simple, cheap and oh so classy!
This craft is SO GREAT! For so many reasons. So easy, cheap, and looks so professional when your done with them. They really do make great personalized gifts for people.
What you will need:
Blank tile coasters
Decoupage or Modge Podge (greatest stuff on Earth in my opinion)
Sponge brushes or paint brushes
As for the images you wish to decoupage onto the coasters, we found that decorative napkins work great. One of my best buds printed out some pictures of his girl friend and her sisters on to printing paper and used those and they turned out awesome. Any thin paper works well.
1. Cut your paper into the same dimensions as your tile coasters
2. Using your sponge brush or paint brush apply a thin layer of decoupage to your coaster, before that layer dries lay down your square of paper and smooth out over your coaster.
3. after that has dried, apply a few more layers of decoupage over the top of the paper you just applied.
In response to the Advent Conspiracy here in the good ol Lake of the Ozarks, we took action by hosting a DIY craft night here at the Paint Box Cafe. We wanted to provide an opportunity for friends and family to gather together, create not only fun crafts together but memories as well. we offered 6 DIY crafts and all of them only cost 1 to 6 dollars each! We were hoping that by providing this night that people would make their gifts this year, rather than spending money and then donate the money to help someone in need. Despite some hot glue burns and needle pokes the night was a huge success! Thanks to one my favorite crafty ladies Janet Baker, she has provided some easy DIY crafts that you too can share with your friends and family.
clorox bleach pens
long strips of fabric of your choice
beads are also fun to put on the ends if you choose to do tassels
1. Take your fabric of your choice and cut it into the size and shape of your desired scarf, we found that pieces of cotton were easy to work with.
2. Take your bleach pen and doodle your little heart out on your fabric.
3. rinse in the sink after the bleach has dried and let air dry
4. now is the time to add some little embellishments if desired. I slit the ends of mine a few inches up, tied knots and added some wooden beads I had left over from an old necklace.
This scarf is such a great gift! It’s fun to make and so cheap and who doesn’t enjoy a stylish scarf!
This year, the season is filled with bragging rights to the best DIY tricks out there!! Here are some easy and fun craft ideas you can do with your friends and family. We loved doing these because we were able to use all of those random scraps and treasures we have had laying around for way to long.
You can start with going to one of your local craft stores and scouting out some of these cardboard cones that you see above. As for other supplies, we found hot glue works best for the application process and if you have any buttons, yarn or paper laying around you can use those for decorating your cones and turning them into cutesy little Christmas trees!
My favorite and not so tedious tree to make was the ones with the curly paper leaves that I simply glued around the cones. I did that by taking long strips of paper, cutting them almost all the way to the other end and then curling those strips with my scissors. I then just wrapped the those strips around the cardboard cones and put a little button on top to finish it off!
Due to lack of space here in the Cafe, we decided to make our own special little Christmas tree. We took some of our scrap wood and nailed it together in the shape of a Christmas tree. After that we covered it with paint and some old pictures and used decoupage to hold down the pictures and to give it a nice shiny finish. We then drilled some knobs and hooks randomly all over the tree so that we could string lights and some of our favorite ornaments on. After all was said and done we added one of our favorite quotes on the tree that reads “The secret to the life of a tree is that it is rooted in something other than itself”.
Get some friends and family together to try out some of these fun and unique crafts!