LittleStuff.me: Grizzly Bear Magazine Strip Wall Art

Magazine Strip Silhouette Art

Here’s another Pinterest inspired wall art! I created a silhouette of a grizzly bear. Due to it’s size it had to be printed on two sheets of paper and tiled. If you want to duplicate this project, you can download the grizzly bear silhouette here. After tracing it on a sheet of corrugated cardboard I cut it out with a utility knife. Next I created narrow strips of coloured magazine pages. I tried to include as much typography as possible and a wide...

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LittleStuff.me: Chevron Map Wall Art

Chevron Map Wall Art

Tell me, where did ideas come from before Pinterest? I saw a pin for this project and said to myself, my wall must have these! It was surprisingly quick and easy to put together, and I just happened to have everything needed to make it happen: a map, some mod podge, a small piece of plywood, a jigsaw, and some hooks. First I created templates for three nesting chevrons, a smaller set for the map portion, and a slightly larger set for the...

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DIY Paper Blossoms

DIY Paper Blossoms

These cheery paper blossoms attached to the ends of twigs are a simple yet elegant DIY project that won’t take a lot of time or resources to put together. They are great for home décor, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower decor, and so much more. If you want to duplicate this project you’ll need… A container (I used a small mason jar and painted it with ivory craft paint) Florist wire A bundle of twigs Heavy-ish paper, like card stock or scrapbook paper (I used a couple...

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Dip Dye Knick Knack Makeover: Turn kitsch into chic decor

Dip Dye Knick Knack Makeover

Thrift stores and yard sales are chock full of abandoned and, dare-I-say, ugly knick knacks that even Aunt Bessie wouldn’t display in her china cabinet. You know the kind… mod-podged ceramics, brassy chotskies, grade-school art projects. The good news is you can bring new life to these destined-for-destruction items by giving them the dip dye makeover treatment! It’s a great way to bring decor to your nooks, floating shelves, and mantles on a budget. I’m calling it “dip dye,” but in reality...

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Stitched Twine Picture

10 Fabulous Baker’s Twine DIY Projects

Baker’s twine has long been a quintessential embellishment for crafts of all kinds — card making, scrapbooking, and gift wrapping, just to name a few. But did you know that there are many other creative uses in crafting and DIY, which utilize this fun and fabulous material as a focal point rather than just an added feature? I didn’t. Until I picked up a copy of the latest edition of Make It Yourself magazine and read the article, Baker’s Dozen, highlighting 13...

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DIY Colored Patio Lights

DIY Colored Patio Lights

Here’s a great project for anyone who, like me, enjoys the cheer of brightly colored patio lanterns but doesn’t want to pay a lot for them. With a few dollar store items, a string of white outdoor Christmas lights, and your neighbor’s drill, you’re all set for a fun and useful DIY project. Required Materials for Plastic Shot Glass Patio Lights Required Materials: string of white outdoor Christmas lights plastic shot glasses — one for each bulb plus a few spares acrylic craft paint in several...

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Paper Bird Cage Project

Free: Pretty Little Paper Bird Cages

Though I’m not a fan of locking innocent birds in small spaces, I’ve always been attracted to those decorative wired bird cages. I spent a whole summer looking for one once. And I never did find one. Enter this handy little do-it-yourself paper craft project! These cheery yellow and gray bird cages in fabulous geometric prints are easy to make and require very few materials: Printable templates (free download at end of post) A color printer Card stock Scissors Glue stick String A big needle Required Materials They’re great as general...

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