Some questions are timeless and all important, for example, Beatles or
Stones? Batman or Superman? Pirates or Ninjas? And perhaps the most
important of all, ‘would you rather have a Monkey or a Robot?’ Well,
for folks coming down on the robot side, there is this fellow:
The blurb says “Turn any empty metal can into a walking, wobbling bug-eyed robot! This
Tin Can Robot Kit comes with pretty much everything you’ll need to take
recycling to a whole other level. Continue Reading
I do love it when Martha brings the weird, and by weird I mean completely adorable and kooky…
Who doesn’t love friendly, anthropomorphous root vegetables? Not me! To make this centerpiece you’ll need
- A selection of root vegetables (oooh, and I would name them… Mr. White, Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue Mr.Rogers)
- Push pins for eyeballs (I might add googly eyes)
- A craft knife and a black marker.
You clean the chaps up, poke in the pins for eyes, cut a half moon
shape for a mouth and colour it in with the marker, arrange them in a
suitably menacing, cute, or bizarro way and voila, if you’re anything
like me it will have to cackling with glee for days. Continue Reading
Teacups with saucers make the world more ladylike and dainty and thus
brilliant. If you combine teacups and saucers and candles you get
either a tea party waiting for a place to happen or these:
Candles! Guest blogger Kate over at Design*Sponge made these lovely
little fellows. So cute, and I think they might be what
ModHomeEcTeacher was talking about in her post about repurposing thrift
store stuff to make gifts.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
- teacups (saucers optional) – Kate got hers from thrift stores
- wax – she used microwaveable soy wax
- candle wicks (at least 1″ taller than your cup)
- candle scent or dye (optional)
- microwaveable container
- hot glue gun
love the idea of making soap but am totally scared off by the
complex-science-molten-fat part. These cupcakes are super easy to do,
as technically you reshape soap as opposed to making it.
we start I have to say that I know the ‘icing’ on these is pretty lame,
certainly no Bakerella creation, but that is more to do with me than
the technique. I am infamously horrible at cake decoration. Every
cupcake I’ve ever made has looked like it was iced by an angry drunken chimp. Continue Reading
Want 12 Eames classics for $13.57? Done.
only catch is that they might be a bit, well, 2-dimensional and OK sure,
they’re only a few inches tall, but really, aside from that they’re
perfect in every way. This set,
available from Amazon includes all the iconic pieces and the various
motifs too. If you were, say, intending to make your own wrapping paper
this holiday season you could do worse than a MCM theme. Continue Reading
Realsimple has a cute way to use up the squillion meters of ribbon that you might happen to have tucked away. (Compulsive ribbon buyer? Moi?)
Whip your old shower curtain hooks off and replace them with lengths of ribbon, tie them off and snip the ends at an angle. Practical? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s cheap, has big impact and it’s super easy to change when you get bored.
A spot of the same ribbon sewn onto the bottom of a few hand towels would totally pull the look together. Continue Reading
Mustaches, they’re dashing, debonair and a tiny bit debauched.
you can give your hallway a soupstrainer that will make it the suavest
wall in the house and guarantee it’s luck with the ladies. Oh, and you’ll have someplace to pop your keys. Win Win.
Check out these cute as a button button projects from Scrapbooks Etc.
A plain old lampshade gets a lot of personality, thanks to a colorful collection of buttons!
Who knew you could turn buttons into flowers and with such darling results?!
An easy finishing touch to a photo could be a button frame.
Big buttons add a lot of fun to this tab curtain window topper.