1. You’ll need a 9″ circle mirror and that leftover rope from Drink It Up.
2. Grab your trusty hot glue gun to wrap/secure the rope around the mirror 5 times.
3. Cut (5) 26″ rope pieces for the knotted hanger. This knot looks fancier than it is; just a simple knot on either ends.
4. Glue down one knot over the seam then twist rope a few times and secure the other side down with a pool of hot glue.
A sea-worthy mirror.
1. Pick up some of this and fish around for those little hole protector circles.
2. Grab a glass and put the circles in whatever pattern or just random.
3. Follow the etching instructions; it’s basically putting the cream on and waiting…
4. Wash it off and peel off the stickers.
1. We’re hitting the dusty trail and moving to California. Google your state “outlined” and print it to fit in the frame.
2. Tape the state on a window flipped backwards and trace it on a nice piece of paper. (Yes, backwards).
3. Backstitch on your guide (knot on this side). Massachusetts took a little bit of skill; (Yeah I’m looking at you, Colorado + Wyoming).
4. Flip to the non-guide side and glue on a little heart where you are from. When it’s dry pop that into the frame.
The journey of a thousand miles started with a single step and probably a well-stocked iPod.
1. Ah! You don’t have any wrapping paper and the birthday dinner is in 15 minutes. (This box is about 5x5x5″)
2. Sacrifice your boyfriend’s old shirt and cut a 24″ square piece of fabric.
3. Double knot 2 ends together on top. Same thing for the other ends.
Um, you were doing him a favor cutting up that shirt…
1. I’m not going to lie, I spent a good 8 minutes picking out these parking lot rocks. Give them a little bath.
2. I used 20 gauge craft wire, and a little over a foot for each 3″ rock. Wrap the wire around the rock 3-4 times.
3. Twist it back onto its end and wrap the little extra tail around the stem.
4. Use a pencil or magic marker to make the circle top; depending on how large you’d like it. Wrap it around until you get the desired stem height.
Let’s call this craft exactly what it is…
1. This textured spray paint is awesome. It’s basically a mixture of fine sand and paint. Clean out those bottles and spray them down.
2. Let them completely dry. I used 7 bottles to make a little vase grouping.
Coming up roses.
1. I saved my morning coffee grinds; this scrub will wake up your skin.
2. Mix up 1/4 cup inexpensive olive oil, 1 cup turbinado sugar (chunky), 1/2 cup of coffee grounds, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of a citrus zest (I had a lime handy).
3. Scrub down in the shower then use your body wash/soap as normal.
1. This t-shirt has seen better days. Lay the shirt out flat and cut along the dotted lines.
2. Sew the half moon bottom shut. Don’t try to impress us with your hand-sewing skills; it needs the stitch strength from a machine.
3. I just winged cutting the slits; never been one for measuring. Make sure to cut one near the top for the handles.
Paper, plastic or t-shirt?
1. Seeing cupcake liners without a cupcake inside is depressing. But if you are making them into party décor, I’ll let it slide. Fold 10 in half.
2. Using 4 small pieces of double-sided tape, secure the unprinted side to another unprinted side of a cupcake liner. After 5, tape the half ball to the string.
3. Tape the final liner to the first, making a complete ball.
4. String them up!
Scissor beats paper, but cupcakes always win.
1. Another easy one that will impress your guests. Grab some old champagne corks and with a sharp knife, cut into the top about 1/4″ deep.
2. Slide some heavy card-stock into the slice.
3. Jot down your guests’ names and make sure not to place Dad’s new girlfriend next to Mom.
Keep poppin’ that bubbly.