Looking for an easy way to make your house smell great during the holidays? Try leaving coffee beans out in decorative jars to not only deoderize, but leave your house with a warming aroma. We put ours in a mason jar with a festive bow, but you can put them in any type of container!
What other smells warm up your house for the holidays?
Need some new artwork but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Try this DIY farbric artwork.
You will need:
Staple gun and staples
Cut the fabric so that it is large enough to fold over the sides of the canvas. Cover the canvas in the pillow stuffing and lay the fabric over top. Fold the sides of the fabric over and staple to the back of the canvas, make sure to pull it tightly to get a smooth finish.
What is your favorite kind of wine? There are so many different varieties these days it’s sometime hard for me to settle on a favorite. On my quest to discover the best bottle out there, I have come up with quite a collection of wine corks.
There are so many unique craft items you can make using wine corks. I decided to use a shadow box to make an art piece to hang in my kitchen. It was a lot of fun, and so simple!
Start by deciding what pattern you want to create. I made a heart, but I have seen a lot of neat designs on Pinterest. Plenty of inspiration there! I used the wine corks stained in red to make the heart, and used the opposite clean side of the cork for the border. Simply lay out your design and hot glue the corks to cardboard or any other sturdy material. I finished mine off by placing it in a shadow box.
If you want to make wine cork art and don’t have enough corks, you can purchase them at craft stores and online. Be sure to tell us how your wine cork art project went!
Something about Mason Jars just feels easy going and we really love them. If you’ve been collecting mason jars over the years you might be wondering what to do with them. Try a Mason Jar Flower Top. They turn out adorable!
We love to use supplies we already have and turn them into something adorable and functional.
Here’s how to make a Mason Jar Pin Cushion! If you love it please pin it and share it!!
Forget buying fabric flowers on Etsy – these Fabric Flowers are a great way to use what you have and dress up any outfit!
This is one of our staffs favorite DIY flower. We all got together over lunch one day and made these for ourselves and our moms. You can easily make these adorable flowers in about 20 mins. from start to finish.
We originally found this lovely tutorial on Creature Comforts blog, but wanted to recreate with a little bit of vintage flair.
Follow the steps below – and please be cautious! There is a flame involved, so this project is not recommended for children. Make sure you take proper precautions so you don’t burn yourself or light something on fire.
Here’s What You Do:
1. Cut 5 or 6 circles of fabric (we used a silky nylon fabric) in 3 different sizes.
2. Using a candle, very carefully melt the edges of the circle by placing the fabric close but not in the flame. If you put the fabric directly in the flame, it will burn and leave black marks. Do this all the way around the edge of the circle and repeat on the other circles.
3. Cut 4 slits into your burned-edged circle so it is quartered. Make sure you only cut about 1/4 of the way through the fabric and not all the way to the center.
4. Using the same process in step 2, melt the edges of the inside of the slits in the candle.
5. Repeat on all other pieces.
6. Then, nest the circles within one another, smallest circle on top to make it look like a flower.
7. Using your thread, add a few stitches in the center of the flower to secure all of the pieces together.
8. Add a pretty vintage trinket to the middle with hot glue, and add a pin to the back so you can pin it to your shirt, your bag or a package.
And that’s it! To see a more indepth description of how to burn the edges of the petals, visit the Creature Comforts blog – she has a great video over there.
What would you use your flowers for?
Crocheted clothing and accessories are very popular, with people of all generations enjoying the craft. One of the more creative ways to decorate crocheted items is with the use of crocheted flowers. Below is a Machine Shed DIY on how to create these cute crocheted flowers!
Easter is right around the corner, which means you are probably decorating and getting ready for the holiday.
Pinterest is loaded with different DIY egg and Easter ideas, and we found a paint chip egg garland that we thought we would recreate for you today.
It is bright, fun and easy enough to do with kids.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 10 to 12 paint chips with 2 or 3 colors on each chip (We used Lowe’s paint chips)
- An Egg Stencil (Use this one we created for you)
- A pencil
- A single hole punch
- Scotch Tape
Here’s what you do:
1. First you will trace place your egg stencil on the back side of your paint chip. Make sure you are tracing on the side that doesn’t have the name of the paint chip color, and try to line it up so the white line separating the colors is near the center of the egg stencil. This will make it look like the egg is dipped in different colors.
2. After you trace all of your eggs, carefully cut out each one, following the pencil line you drew on the back.
3. Then, punch two holes about 1/2 in apart from each other near the top of each egg.
4. Next, cut a piece of yarn to the length of your choice (we used a 3 foot piece of yarn) and start stringing your eggs onto the yarn. You’ll want to make sure you put the yarn through the top side of the first hole (see image above) and then bring it back through the bottom side of the second hole. This will allow you to secure the back so the egg doesn’t slip on the yarn.
5. Add a small piece of tape to the backside of the egg to hold the yarn in place. Flip the eggs over and hang on your mantel, on your desk or in a doorway!
Try it out and post your pictures on the Machine Shed Facebook page!