Instructables: exploring - living - paint - featured Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:50:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle
Not Your Average Sorority Craft: The 21st Paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> PhiCraftyCrafty Your 21st birthday is the epitome of birthdays. The memories (or lack thereof) should make the masses laugh, cry, and wish they'd been on the invite list to your facebook event for the celebration. But, sadly, this isn't your 21st. No, it's actually your Big's. If you're like me, your Big turned 21 ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:46:37 PDT
Funky Flip Flops using Oil Paint.
Funky Flip Flops using Oil Paint. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Anusree Give your old flip flops a makeover using oil paint ;) Things you will need. Flip FlopsOil PaintPainting OilPaint BrushesPallet Clean the Flip Flops. Make a design. Start Painting. Use a small brush for doing detailed designs. Complete the painting and allow it to dry. Even ...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:52:07 PDT
Calavera scarf
Calavera scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eldalote I got idea of making a custom scarf when I grinded something and that smell was really deadly ! :DIt was really easy and quick to make one and it was a loads of fun :) Materials You will need: black fabric paints brush thread and needlepencilscissorspins Cutting and sewing First step i...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:01:50 PDT
Paint Made from Berries & Nature
Paint Made from Berries & Nature - More DIY How To Projects]]> HollyMann In this Instructable you'll learn how to make paint from berries. This is a great project to do with kids. It's a lot of fun foraging for wild edible fruit and then using some of it to make paint! Items Needed to Make Paint from Nature The first item needed in order to make the paint is some ber...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:51:03 PDT
Ombre Paint Your phone
Ombre Paint Your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> dvspec This is my first instructable, so let me know if something is not clear. A few years ago, I found a cover that I really liked, but it was twenty or thirty dollars. I'm a tightwad, so I found fingernail polish that looked similar to the holographic quality of the cover and painted the phone with it...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:45:36 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Case/Holder
How to Make a Wooden Business Card Case/Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 Recently, I've been trying to go to as many Maker Faires as possible. If you've ever been to one, I'm sure you will agree that there's an incredible feeling of creativity, open sharing, and innovation. The few that I've been to so far have been a lot of fun, the best part being having the opportun...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 20:31:17 PDT
Painted Spoons
Painted Spoons - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Same ol' boring spoons got you yawning? Spruce them up with a little bit of whimsy and color!In this instructable, I'll show you how to paint wooden cooking spoons. Let's get started! Materials For this project, you will need:Wooden Spoons Acrylic paint(s) Paint brush(s)Optional- Masking tape or...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:26:41 PDT
Spray Printed Fabric
Spray Printed Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> Preval Do you like to sew? Sometimes you just can't find what you're looking for. Luckily you can make one of-a-kind fabric using raw canvas and the Preval Sprayer. Read on to learn how. What You Need Raw canvasPainter’s tapeFabric paint Paintbrush Pencil Bone folder Exacto knife Contact Paper and Sciss...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:00:35 PDT
American Flag Upcycled Pallet
American Flag Upcycled Pallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Upcycle old Pallets into fabulous patriotic outdoor home decor! We live in a military town and keep this up year round!  I love it!  And it makes it easy to find my house! Assemble the structure You'll need a few old pallets.  They are pretty easy to find free!  You can even ask at Lowe's or Hom...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:32:20 PDT
Faux Mosaic; match flowerpots to mosaic wall
Faux Mosaic; match flowerpots to mosaic wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ruud van Koningsbrugge A simple paint technique with great result, and lots of possibilities to vary on the theme.I wanted a flowerpot against the facade of my house, matching the mosaic the previous house owner glued to the wall. As you can see the mosaic tiles are dark blue, and there aren't many blue flowerpots. So I b...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 02:20:10 PDT
Laser Etched Spiderman & Batman Cardboard Art
Laser Etched Spiderman & Batman Cardboard Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> bbaca2 I wanted to experiment with etching cardboard with the Laser Cutter at Techshop so I decide to use Spidey and Batman as test subjects. Vector file I created the vector file from scratch in Illustrator for this project. I double checked my fill and stroke settings before etching and cutting. E...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:28:47 PDT
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints
Two Ingredient, Edible Finger Paints - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie An easy recipe for edible, washable, and fun finger paint for kids and adults alike. Kids and especially young kids, love to explore the world through touch and taste. Finger paints were an excellent invention, allowing youngsters to create art, explore colors, and get messy. The problem? Paint can...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:04 PDT
Superhero Freezer Paper Stenciled Drawstring Backpacks
Superhero Freezer Paper Stenciled Drawstring Backpacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> dharmatradingco These backpacks are great for school, field trips, running errands with mom and dad, roadtrips and any time your little superhero needs to carry around their most important stuff for doing super things. Let's Get Started! Shopping list: Drawstring Backpacks (We pre-dyed with Bread Bag Technique...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:45 PDT
Paint Chunk Pendant – Necklace
Paint Chunk Pendant – Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fikjast Scott Living in Michigan - there are lots of automotive manufacturing plants. The car painting process leaves deposits of paint on the floor and equipment. These deposits have layers upon layers of paint. These layers build up and must be cleaned out of the paint areas. I believe they are chipped out wh...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:18:35 PDT
DIY Chalk-Board Paint
DIY Chalk-Board Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> marymetwice With 2-3 simple materials, you can create your own paint on which you can paint whatever you want. Then you will be able to draw with chalk and wipe it of with a wet sponge.   Gather Your Materials To make this chalkboard paint, you will need any waterproof paint, a bit of tile grout and brushes ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:03:58 PDT
Splattered paint pendants
Splattered paint pendants - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput A while ago, I took a square sheet of paper and my watercolors. For some strange reason, I started to splatter the paint on the paper, creating a unique look. The inspiration for this pendant came when I found that paper again. First, I wanted to make a lot of squares like that and cut out the sha...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:10:26 PDT
Angry Bird Easter Eggs
Angry Bird Easter Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativity123 These super cool Angry Bird Easter Eggs are a fun decoration for your table, or you can give them to a friend. Enjoy making these! Supplies These are the supplies you will need for this instructable: A Pot 5 Eggs (2 extra just in case) A Strainer A Food Container A Bowl full of Ice Cubes Acrylic...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:58:17 PDT
Inkblot Collage
Inkblot Collage - More DIY How To Projects]]> katcosby This instructable will show you how to use inkblot art, and form it into a unique collage. This project is great for all ages to explore their creativity and express their artistic abilities in a unique way.  1. To begin this project, you will need four pieces of blank white paper, and your choi...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:12:48 PDT
Light Up Cyber Boots
Light Up Cyber Boots - More DIY How To Projects]]> jujube_kitties This Instructable shows you how to decorate an old or plain shoe and make it light up. It is more open ended than a lot of other Instructables, since you probably won't have exactly the same parts as I do. A great addition to this project is the power generating shoe, if you search for power generat...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:31:49 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk. This Instructabl...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
Glass Painting
Glass Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> gbeckett Looking for a new, creative craft? You may want to try glass painting. Much simpler then stained glass, glass painting creates an equally beautiful piece of artwork. It can look fairly similar to stained glass yet it has its own original style. It’s an excellent craft for people of all ages and can ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:31:10 PST
space spray paint tutorial
space spray paint tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> ysaks Here I will show you how to make an awesome space panting. incredibly easy!!! your supplies paint : any colours of spray paint, rustoleum spray paint works really well although cheaper paint is also fine. you will need black , purple, orange and green.paper : it is much better to use gloss paper...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:09:08 PST
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars
Making Yarn-Wraped Painted Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> CFos13 Create a new and different look to ordinary jars. Add a variety of different looks and colors to your home in an easy and fun project. If you want a unique jar that can hold a candle that brings flair to your house and no one else has, then this is perfect for you. This project can be done in just ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:57:01 PST
D I Y Paper Earring
D I Y Paper Earring - More DIY How To Projects]]> 786Ayesha Here is a lovely news paper jewellery which I made  for my best friend as a valentine's gift.This is easy and cheap to jazz up with all your out fits with matching diy jewellery.Now it is sunny and almost going to be spring,No more wrapping up your head for the cold weather.It's time to start wearin...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:01:10 PST
DIY Spray Paint
DIY Spray Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> creativity123 This Instructable shows you how to make your own DIY Spray Paint. It is very fun and easy to do, and it works great. Enjoy!! Supplies You will need: -Empty and Cleaned Out Spray Bottles -Acrylic Paints -Water -Paper Towels.  Here I used paper towels to cover my work station, because I didn't wa...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:51:56 PST
How to paint leather shoes
How to paint leather shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> PenfoldPlant Bored of plain black, white or brown shoes? Hoping to spruce up your favorite pair of battered brogues? Interested in making a personalized gift for someone who has feet? This instructable will talk you through the process of turning a blank pair of shoes into a colorful fashion statement. Of cour...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:58:24 PST
Paintbrush saver
Paintbrush saver - More DIY How To Projects]]> expatty Cleaning up after you have finished every coat of paint is time consuming and really unnecessary. A few years ago I was taught that wrapping your brush in plastic wrap stops the air getting to the paint and therefore it doesn't harden. You only need to clean your brush at the end of the job.Whilst h...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:27:57 PST
Easy Art for Kids
Easy Art for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Coming up with new ideas for kid's art projects usually turns into the same, mediocre crayon-on-paper ordeal. Even your average 4 year-old is yawning behind the colored wax sticks. With this tutorial, you can help creative a wonderfully artistic and memorable experience for you and your little one!...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:21:15 PST
Poke-baubles - More DIY How To Projects]]> T-K Love Pokemon but don't want to waste P200 by drilling through real Pokeballs and hanging them on your tree? Here's a great way of enhancing X(and Y)mas for the trainer in all of us. Credit to my brother who came up with the idea in a shopping centre. You will need Equipment: - scissors - single...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 05:54:56 PST
How to Paint (without any hand skill)
How to Paint (without any hand skill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dgoodwin208 My dream was always to paint my own art that hangs on my walls, but I have a problem: My skill with the brush is minimal at best. I'm a digital kid (read: Photoshop etc.) who's been trying to move into physical goods. The answer is pretty sweet once it hit me... Lasers. Laser cutters and spray pai...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 01:47:33 PST
Christmas Stocking Hanger
Christmas Stocking Hanger - More DIY How To Projects]]> craftknowitall When my first husband died, he left me with 3 small children (ages 3, 6, & 7). That first Christmas, funds were limited, and so I had a family council with my children. I told them that we had enough money to give each other gifts or to fill our Christmas stockings, but not both. We decided to excha...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:57:43 PST
Potato Stamped Gift Wrap
Potato Stamped Gift Wrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> katvanlew Gift wrap can be quite expensive, depending on where it is purchased. It can add an additional $3-$5 to the price of a gift.  Did you know that you could make your own? If you are not able to get brown paper bags, it is possible to use this same technique on freezer paper or even newspaper.  This is...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 06:21:09 PST
Grocery Bag of Muppet Fruit and Vegetables Costume
Grocery Bag of Muppet Fruit and Vegetables Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> kieshar This year’s Halloween costume stemmed from a very obscure desire (Muppets are cool and I wanted one).  About the time of last year’s New Years I had started watching shorts, both recent and very old, of Jim Henson’s Muppets. They are so funny. The ones I remember so fondly were the vegetable/fruit ...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:40:12 PST
Lightning Bolt in a wall
Lightning Bolt in a wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jujitsu-Man In this instructable I will show you how to easily paint a cool lightning bolt in your wall, which really looks very cool, without having any special drawing skills or experience (my drawing sucks). Oh! And it will only take less than an hour of your time! Materials You will need: - A pair of sci...
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 07:18:58 PST
EASY MODE: "Ponyo" Wall Mural
EASY MODE: "Ponyo" Wall Mural - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sars Jones I always knew that I would paint a mural for my daughters room.  I started brainstorming about themes late in my third trimester.  Then finally one day, while we were snuggled up on the couch about to watch "Ponyo," I had my moment.  As I watched the opening title sequence I was struck my the simpli...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:34:43 PDT
Leda's Study: my Mystery Build 2013 entry
Leda's Study: my Mystery Build 2013 entry - More DIY How To Projects]]> supersoftdrink If you had a box of random materials, could you make a piece of art using nothing but those materials and paint?  That's the premise behind Mystery Build.  Once I heard about it, I knew I wanted to participate. I didn't have much notice this year, so hopefully my entry next year will be a bit more...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:11:20 PDT
D.I.Y. Cardboard Stamps
D.I.Y. Cardboard Stamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz Cardboard is the first thing that comes in my mind (most of the time) whenever I want to make something. Cardboard is a very useful crafting material and easy to use. In this instructable I'll show you how to make stamps using cardboard. Making these cardboard stamps was fun and I hope you enjoy mak...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:20:11 PDT
How to Draw Light
How to Draw Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> edibleberries A cross media approach to drawing light and glow for artists and illustrators.  The great painters of the Renaissance period are best known for the way they were able to capture spiritual scenes which seemed to glow with internal light. But you don't have to be inspired by the numinous to want to c...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:52:42 PDT
Fabric Printing with Polymer Clay!
Fabric Printing with Polymer Clay! - More DIY How To Projects]]> HMice So, we meet again Instructabillians. Apologies x 10000000 for my extended, extended absence, but I finally return with a brand new ible! When I saw this on Threadbanger (a craft youtube channel FYI) I knew that I was eventually going to have my own anchor printed t-shirt, and what better way to do s...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 16:34:55 PDT
Chevron Paintings
Chevron Paintings - More DIY How To Projects]]> giraffeboy In this tutorial I will show you how to easily make some pretty neat chevron patterned canvases to use in decorating or just a cool art piece.  Materials Needed: canvas (I used 3 11x14 in but you can use any size and any number of canvases) masking/painters tape t-square drafting t...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:31:43 PDT
School Pride Shoes
School Pride Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Instructables inspired me to venture into shoe painting.  I've witnessed many a great shoe art grace the instructables virtual gallery and I thought to myself, by golly I should give that a whirl!  Here we have my first attempt! I'm an art teacher for an elementary school and I'm always in sensible...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:41:39 PDT
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table
Little Tikes Chalkboard Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie To a kid, his or her Little Tikes table is where everything happens: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, playtime, and homework. Why not bring more function to your little one's table by adding a chalkboard top for notes and doodling? Chalkboard spray paint is an extremely useful invention that is begi...
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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:39:40 PDT
How to make a Galaxy Print on a white shirt
How to make a Galaxy Print on a white shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 300sqFt Most of the DIY's out there for this 'look' are started on a black shirt, and use bleach. But I had a white shirt that I really loved the shape of, and (of course) I spilled coffee on it. This is how I 'fixed' it.             Gather supplies white T-Shirt Fabric Paint Sponges wax pap...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:36:27 PDT
Art Box - girl in a box
Art Box - girl in a box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TamarasSoliloquy This is a tutorial for an Art Box.  I started making these on a whim based on the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.  I created this box based upon a picture that I had of a little girl.   Materials Things your going to need: Cigar Box Miniature Light bulbs (or other decorative item) Stickers (optiona...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:10:25 PDT
Freezer Paper Mandala (Snowflake) T-shirts
Freezer Paper Mandala (Snowflake) T-shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> tidje It was time for another craft tutorial at my friend's summer school.  We had been wanting to do tie dyeing with the older kids, but we couldn't get our hands on the procion dyes quickly enough for our project.  So, we decided to have the kids paint their t-shirts instead. Not knowing which techniqu...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 08:07:22 PDT
Painted Typography
Painted Typography - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessicahenderson88 With a steady hand, and a little bit of extra free time, just about anyone can make a beautiful typographic piece to hang on the wall. Print out the text You really want the text to be entirely black & white if possible. Then print it out slightly smaller than your canvas. Once you have it printe...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:11:12 PDT
Magnetic Makeup Board
Magnetic Makeup Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> deathrogue This project uses an old cookie sheet, spray paint, and vinyl to create a decorative surface for displaying cosmetics! I made this because my makeup was starting to take up valuable counter space in the bathroom, but it also adds a personalized touch to the walls. The Ingredients Pictured are the...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:59:42 PDT
Make Your Own Tardis Door
Make Your Own Tardis Door - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cstukane Before I start I have to give credit to this Instructable here that gave me the idea for this project. That Instructable however is just pictures, so after making my own, I thought I'd make a step-by-step instruction so all of you DIYers can make your own Tardis doors or rooms. I didn't have the nec...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:35:40 PDT
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread
Bread Beads - Jewelry Made out of Bread - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts A surprising success, the beads you see strung on my daughters necklace were made out of white bread and glue. Yes, white bread and glue. I confess I didn't think this would work. Unlike many of my other instructables, this one DID NOT start from a Pinterest pin.  I saw it in a women's magazine a...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:08:16 PDT
Peel Off Window Art lmnopeas My son and I have recently taken up the hobby of creating window art. We bought a kit that comes with peel of paint, a book with traceable designs and a tracing sheet. While a lot of the book designs are really fun, we wanted to create some pieces with some of our favorite things. This project is fu...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 17:21:41 PDT