DIY Miniature Gardens. Dreaming of the beach… You can make these miniature landscapes more cheaply using wire for trellis’, a golf tee and marble for a gazing ball, sealed popsicle sticks for fences etc… Lots and lots of inspiration photos and a video tutorial at Miniature Garden Shoppe here.
DIY Gypsy Button Bracelet. From creative kismet here. A tutorial that reminds me how simple it is to attach anything to a store bought chain. My question is: where do all these women find all these unusual/vintage/beautiful buttons? My buttons are the extras they include in a little plastic bag attached to my clothes!
DIY Free Download/Printable Accordian Fold Rebus Valentine. I keep saying this is my favorite Valentine yet… but this is. By Erin Jang at Martha Stewart here.
DIY Kissing Bride and Groom Clothespin Cake Topper. One of my most popular posts ever was the kissing clothespin here. Now at Brooklyn Bride there is a tutorial here and more photos, one with the clothespin on a cake. *I could make an amazing GIF out of this, but I won’t…
DIY Marco! Polo! Valentines Day Card. For long distance relationships anytime. Almost my favorite Valentines Day card yet, but my heart still belongs to Shot Through the Head by Cupid here. Tutorial for Marco Polo card at Kraft Paper Stamps here (for the Moxie Fab’s Map to Your Heart challenge).
Etsy Steampunk Tree of Time (Life). From the Etsy store of Jacqueline Burnette here. If you follow or read my blog you will know that I love wire crafts and post lots of them. Look for the tag “wire” i.e. http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/wire (that’s why I have so many tags - so I can find what I post!).
DIY Wire Wrapped Tree of Life Ornament or Pendant. More crafts using wire. I consider this a jumping off point to create other wire sculptures: this tutorial is really detailed and easy to understand and if you are interested in wire sculptures it has basic info. She’s using 4” rings, but you could go smaller and make a tiny pendant. Tutorial at Lisa’s Craft Blog here.
C’mon, you know you are going to raid your bathroom for a mostly empty bottle right now!
DIY Floral Mason Jar Votives!
These are so pretty. I love how the candlelight looks through the fabric.
The process is so simple.
You could even use LED tea lights (they’re so cute cos they flicker) so you wouldn’t run the risk of burning your place down. I’m so paranoid when it comes to candles.
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Got a little crafty in between finals and made these bad boys. Super simple DIY I found online a couple weeks ago. Used 3 mason jars(the DIY I found originally used pickle jars), 3 plastic toy animals, krazy glue and Krylon metallic gold spray paint. I’m pretty pleased with the results. :)