9 DIY Flower Arrangements Perfect For Valentine’s Day

DIY flower arrangements can be presented as gifts for weddings, Valentines Day, or any other special occasion. One of the most romantic ways to express your feelings is by giving the gift of flowers. Show your loved ones you care by sending flowers on Valentine’s Day.

Create your own eye-catching DIY flower arrangements perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s DIY Flower Arrangements For Gardeners

Looking at DIY flower arrangements for Valentine’s Day kind of intimidates me. I think it only takes artistically-inclined people to pull off impressive flower arrangements but I’m here to take the plunge. Although flowers are perfect for Valentine’s Day, I find buying them impractical when I’ve got lovely flowers in my greenhouse. With these inspirations I got online, I’m going to explore my artistic side and DIY away with flower arrangements. Check them all for your own inspiration.

1. Succulent and Rose Arrangement For Valentine’s Day

Take your indoor succulent plants and your overwintering roses for a mix and match this Valentine’s Day. What you need may just be around you and in your indoor garden. Add a few twigs and moss, nobody would know you pulled this off effortlessly. Make a Valentine’s Day flower arrangement with roses and succulents in this DIY guide from ehow.

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2. DIY Valentine’s Day Carnation Wreath

Spread someDIY love outdoors with this cute and pretty carnation wreath you can hang outside the door. Carnations are perfect with its sturdy stems but I think you can also use other flowers. I’m trying the good old roses and some evergreens here for added drama. Get the DIY wreath idea here from not merely living.

Read more: https://gardenseason.com/diy-flower-arrangements

 

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for grownups anymore. You can share your love of creativity with your child through different Valentine’s Day crafts projects that can be offered as gifts to their loved ones.

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse for a crafty session with the kids – after all there is nothing better than getting a little something made by someone you love! In some parts of the world it is traditional that a child takes a little Valentine card or gift in for every other child in the class, and if this is the case in your neck of the woods we’ve got lots of suitable ideas below.

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While in the UK we don’t take Valentine’s Day quite so seriously, it is a “holiday” that the children and one which we can all benefit from getting involved in! We’ve got a large collection of Valentine craft ideas here – something for every age group and ability – so please have a good explore below…

Beaded Ornament

This beaded ornament is fun for kids to make for Valentine’s Day or Christmas – it looks very pretty hung on a tree or in the window – or you could even make a miniature version as a pendant!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Hearts

This was an experiment to see how the ink in our tissue paper would transfer itself to the lovely, textured watercolour paper. We ended up with some very pretty brightly-coloured paper which we cut into hearts for our home-made Valentine’s Day cards.

Read more: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/valentines-day-crafts

 

25+ Creative Craft Ideas For Adults

When life gets boring, look for something fun to get busy with. And for me, creating crafts takes my boredom away! Looking for craft ideas for adults, then here’s a list for you!

There’s something about creating things with your own two hands that makes life fun and rewarding. Just the satisfaction of making something that didn’t exist before is good enough for me! I especially love a good project that doesn’t require any skill, and uses recycled materials or things that I happen to already have laying around the house.

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If you’re a craft lover like myself, you are going to love this round up of unique projects! You will find everything from DIY home decor to creative gift ideas for the holidays.

1. Paint Sample Calendar

This colorful calendar was made using paint swatches and a frame that doubles as a dry erase board. You can use it for every month of the year! A 16×20 frame will fit your paint samples nicely (with a little extra room on each side as this frame is a bit smaller). Go check out all of the details for this craft over at Chicisms!

2. Repurposed Coffee Beans

This is not only practical, it also doubles as an air freshener! Fill up a small vase or glass jar with things like coffee beans, dried beans, marbles, popcorn kernels, rice, or mini crystals, and use it to store all of your makeup brushes. This is also a fantastic idea for table centerpieces. Simply throw a tea light or battery operated candle in there. 🙂

Read more: http://www.listotic.com/25-genius-craft-ideas

 

How to Make Tie-Dyed Shoes With Permanent Markers

It’s crafts time again! This crafts is one of my favorites coz it’s simple and useful. So if you have free time, feel to try this craft. Express your faith through unique arts and crafts!

Tie-dyed clothing never seems to go out of style. Blasting onto the scene in the sixties, it seems that we can never get enough of these colorful designs. Over the years, tie-dyed items have come a long way from the traditional T-shirt. I’ve seen so many tie-dyed items including tote bags, scarves, bedding, paper goods and shoes. This summer, my daughter and I decided to jazz up some $5 white tennis shoes (or sneakers, depending on where you live) that we found at the local craft store. It was the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon. The following morning, we went outside to complete these masterpieces. I’m thinking that we are definitely going to have to do this craft again with friends. These shoes are my daughter’s own wearable piece of art.

Materials Needed

  • white shoes
  • permanent markers
  • rubbing alcohol 90%
  • straw
  • painter’s tape

Begin by taping off the rubber soles on the shoes with painter’s tape to prevent the markers from bleeding onto the rubber.

Using the markers, add colorful designs to the shoes. We used fireworks as our inspiration.

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Read more: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/s/summer-fun–make-tie-dye-shoes

 

How to Make a Tree Topper Using an Upcycled Wire Hanger

A Christmas tree topper brings the design of your Christmas tree together to make it complete. Various types of Christmas tree toppers are available in the stores but you can also create your own tree topper using a hanger.

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A handmade tree topper is a fun thing to consider when you’re decorating your Christmas tree – and maybe like us, making your own is an annual tradition you and your family have adopted. When you’re contemplating the base of your next topper, consider a simple wire hanger. With a pair of needle-nose pliers, the hanger can easily be bent into any shape, like this star, and when accessorized with a variety of beads, it becomes an eye-catching accessory in amongst the holiday decor.

Start with a stiff metal hanger. Use the pliers to round out the angles so that the “shoulders” are non-existent. Once you’ve rounded out the shape, it’s easier to have a new vision. You might like it round! You might be able to craft it into an angel with a wide dress. It would easily take on the shape of a pine tree itself, or a snowflake if you have the patience for lots of tight twists. I love a classic star, so I followed that plan and bent and pinched until I had a five-pointed star. This star measures 10” wide.

Bend the hook straight too. You may choose to coil it as a way to attach it to the tree or you may use a clip to secure it in position. At this point, consider spray painting your metal tree topper if you don’t like the patina of the original hanger.

Read more: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/upcycle-a-wire-hanger-into-an-ornate-tree-topper

 

15 Beautiful Handmade Christmas Gifts for Your Family and Friends

Thinking of new and creative gift ideas every year is not that easy. One of the sweetest and most meaningful gifts that one can receive this Holiday season is one that is personally made by the gift giver.

Christmas is around the corner and you might be running out of ideas on the gifts to get your friends or loved ones. Of course, the secret behind a good gift is its uniqueness and appeal to the person being gifted. Now, the key is simplicity as at times complex gifts may fail to impress.

There are various ideas on how to transform inexpensive items into unique handmade Christmas gifts.

They are thrifty but very beautiful gifts that will surely catch the attention of your family and friends. We have compiled some great options for you this Christmas.

1. Pretty pin cushions

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It is easy to make. It involves sewing of squares or spheres and finalizing with making wadding. Vintage, fabric scraps and buttons can be added to make it embellish. Teacups and vintage cake molds make it look very pretty.

2. Bath salts

Dried lavender or rose petals are added to sea salt. Put the mixture in a pretty jar decorating it with lace or hessian. It gives a relaxing bath with a smell of divinity. Really, Christmas gifts cannot be cuter than this. Here is a quick how-to guide.

3. Knitted mug cozy

Knitted and crocheted details can be added to a mug. The cozy mug warmers make some lovely gifts. Read here how to knit a mug.

Read more: https://www.lifeadvancer.com/handmade-christmas-gifts

 

55 Easy Crafts To Make And Sell

If you’re looking for some easy-to-make crafts to sell at craft shows and you like recycling, these DIY crafts using affordable materials might be just what you’re looking for. This article I’m going to share will give you tips to help you start selling your handmade crafts online.

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Set aside a weekend for these easy crafts to make and sell. These are the projects you need, if you want to start your first gig in entrepreneurship!

Easy Crafts To Make And Sell For A Crafty Entrepreneur

Who says you can’t put your craft skills to good use when it comes to business? Personally, I’ve gotten a good number of orders on some of the DIY projects below. That being said, here are 55 easy DIYs to help you get started with your Etsy account! Check out the full list to find your favorite easy crafts to make and sell.

1. DIY Beaded Bracelets

Making custom bracelets is fun, especially when you can customize it in any color and size you want. Take your pick which beaded bracelet to make and sell, they’re all beautiful!

2. DIY Necklaces

If bracelets don’t appeal to you, try your skills with these DIY necklace ideas. You can actually make both and have a matching set of bracelet and necklace. Jewelry is always a go-to for easy crafts to make and sell.

3. Homemade Dog Biscuit

There’s no better way to spoil a furry friend than by baking them homemade treats. If you can whip more up, sell them to pet lovers in your neighborhood. And if you get lucky, you may supply a pet shop too!

4. DIY Makeup Bag

If you think Clinique bags are enviable, but not always affordable, this easy tutorial of DIY makeup bag will give the same style without the hefty price. Cute and handy, this sewing project will be a breeze.

5. DIY Tote Bag

Love bags and sewing? Here’s a project that utilizes the two things that you love. Make it in two versions of DIY tote bag and say goodbye to the pricey store-bought tote bag.

Read more: https://diyprojects.com/more-easy-crafts-sell

 

3 Ways for Kids to Bling-Out Store-Bought Christmas Stockings

Christmas is coming to town! I know most of us are busy decorating our house with Christmas decors. You don’t need to buy expensive ones since you can also create DIY decors. You can save money and at the same time you will enjoy creating this together with your kids.

Looking for an easy, no-sew Christmas stocking to make with your kids? With a little bit of creativity, you can embellish standard stockings and turn them into memories and decorations that will last a lifetime.

TOOLS
scissors
fabric glue (optional)

MATERIALS
store-bought stockings
sticky-back felt
embroidery thread
bells
ribbon

Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas stockings are a tradition many families keep during the season and they beat store-bought stockings any day of the year. Just turn on that Christmas music, brew some hot cocoa and get the kids involved.

Step 1
Santa’s Boot
Cut out various shapes from the felt. To make it look like Santa’s boot, I simply cut a black belt shape. To add a little more bling and jingle, tie two bells together on each end of a piece of embroidery thread.

Remove the backing on the sticky felt, and press it firmly down directly onto the stocking. Tie the bells onto the stocking loop, and you are finished.

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Read more: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/entertaining/3-ways-for-kids-to-bling-out-store-bought-christmas-stockings

 

Creating A DIY Hanging Terrarium Is So Easy And The Result Is Fascinating

I have used my glass terrariums at home not only for Christmas but for most of the events that we annually celebrate like Thanksgiving and Halloween. But you may also want  a hanging terrarium and it’s easy to create this one.

When it comes to home decor, it is always a good idea to incorporate plants. They will bring some freshness in your home. And if you have a lack of space, don’t worry. Hanging terrariums can be the right solution for your problem. They are easy to make and will look wonderful. You can hang them anywhere you like:home, balcony or outdoor, the choice is up to you. Read on and find out how to create a DIY hanging terrarium for your home in no-time!

You will need:

  • glass terrarium
  • cactus potting mix
  • activated charcoal
  • sand
  • succulents
  • rope

Choose your glass terrarium. The shape and size depend on your preferences. If you don’t have one, a glass jar will do the trick.

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You need to put an inch of sand on the bottom. It will allow the water drainage. Sprinkle some charcoal on top. It will prevent from creating moss or mold over there. You don’t need these for sure. Layer some of the potting soil on top of that. Next step is to plant your succulents inside.

Read more: https://www.topdreamer.com/creating-a-diy-hanging-terrarium-is-so-easy-and-the-result-is-fascinating

 

50 Mason Jar DIY Projects We Love

I am a big fan of DIY home design projects, and I have compiled a few of my favorites for this year.  Today I would like to share with you this simple DIY projects that you can add in your home decors or make it as a souvenir.

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Repurpose your mason jars with one of these 50 DIY projects. From functional uses to beautiful home decor ideas, you’re sure to find at least one project that you’ll love.

DIY Cupcake Holder
It’s happened to all of us: We spend the time making cupcakes for someone’s birthday or a special occasion only to have our energies wasted when they get smashed or ruined during the transporting process. This useful DIY is sure to keep your cupcake safe upon delivery!

DIY Mason Jar Monogram
This monogram light is made of mason jars! How cool is that?

DIY Pencil Cup
A repurposed jar is the perfect vessel for your office supplies (and small plants and succulents!). Spruce yours up with gold paint.

DIY Rose Petal Bath Soak
Treat yourself (or a friend) to a jar of rose petal bath soak–perfect for relaxing after a long day at work.

DIY Etched Glass Candy Jar
For an easy gift idea, make a custom candy jar. An easy way to decorate the jar, and further personalize the gift, is to add an etched monogram design to the front.

Read more: https://www.thespruce.com/mason-jar-diy-projects-4136860