How to Screenprint Your Own Shirts

how-to-screenprint-shirts

Artsy tees are all over lately. Learn how to design and screenprint your own shirts, for either a hobby or a business.

how to screenprint shirts How to Screenprint Your Own Shirts

T-shirts are stylish and practical. Fashion designers and top stores are constantly producing cool t-shirts for people to wear. If you like to create cool designs, then you might be able to create your own t-shirts. It is easier than ever to transfer your art to clothing. Learn how to screenprint your own shirts.

[Read more…]

How to Hang Photos on Any Wall Surface

We’ve all been there – you have some awesome photo or artwork that you just want to put up and display in your home.  You go to put it up and…it’s a no go.  You can’t mount to that awesome exposed brick.  There’s no stud that’s centered over your sofa.  How in the world do you mount something on this stucco or concrete wall anyway?

Never fear!  Help is on the way.  Learn how to hang photos on any wall surface, quickly and easily.

1130753 tips tricks to hang a photo1 How to Hang Photos on Any Wall Surface
1130753 tips tricks to hang a photo2 How to Hang Photos on Any Wall Surface

 

How to Get Gorgeous Hair

3642582237_73fe32f621_z

how to get gorgeous hair How to Get Gorgeous Hair

 

Healthy hair that’s full of volume makes a huge difference to your general appearance. Everyone will ask you how to get gorgeous hair. Limp and greasy or dry and frizzy hair can make you look washed out and unwell. Looking in the mirror at lifeless hair is nothing short of depressing. Keeping your hair full of life will help to keep you full of life too. And doing so isn’t very hard, as long as you’re willing to put the time and effort in. Of course, not everyone’s hair can be beautifully voluminous the natural way. But anyone can get a bit of help from some trusty hair care products.  Continue reading for tips on how to get gorgeous hair.

[Read more…]

How to Make Resin Glitter Pendants

how-to-make-a-resin-glitter-pendant

Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing some of the supplies for these Resin Glitter Pendants.

how to make a resin glitter pendant How to Make Resin Glitter Pendants

As most of you know by now, I have a love affair with glitter. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s a two-way street and we’re thisclose to being official. I wanted to make something that I could show the world my love, not just another home décor glitter project. Enter the Resin Glitter Pendants.

Real resin is difficult to use, and in my experience, has mixed results. You have to make sure that you mix it just right, for long enough – but not too long – and that the weather is just right. Yeah, I don’t have the time or patience for all of that. Sooo…I chose to use Diamond Glaze, which is a resin-like product, but about a thousand times easier to use. There are other brands of this on the market, but Diamond Glaze and Crystal Lacquer are my favorites.

[Read more…]

How to Say Happy New Years in 150 Different Languages

say-happy-new-year-in-150-languages

One of the great things about the world wide web is that it connects you with people from around the world!  No matter  where you’re from, or what language you speak, there’s an event that everyone celebrates.   That event is the New Year.  Greet your friends in their native language, or just wish people you know “Happy New Years” in a new language!

say happy new year in 150 languages How to Say Happy New Years in 150 Different Languages

AFRIKAANS        gelukkige nuwejaar / voorspoedige nuwejaar

AKPOSSO            ilufio ètussé

ALBANIAN          Gëzuar vitin e ri

ALSATIAN            e glëckliches nëies / güets nëies johr

ARABIC                 (aam saiid) / sana saiida

ARMENIAN         shnorhavor nor tari

ATIKAMEKW      amokitanone

AZERI                    yeni iliniz mübarək

[Read more…]

Tips for Sewing with Vintage Patterns #waverize

Tips for sewing with vintage patterns

These tips for sewing with vintage patterns were inspired by a DIY Challenge I participated in with Jo-Ann Fabrics and Waverly.  All opinions are my own.

sewing with vintage patterns Tips for Sewing with Vintage Patterns #waverize

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a creative challenge with Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts and Waverly Fabrics. This was all part of Waverly’s 90th anniversary and the Waverize It contest that Jo-Ann & Waverly are holding. They sent me a mystery package with a top-secret fabric inside. I had to create a sewn project that was a unique twist.

 

What was I going to get? What was the pattern going to be? Would it be like a quilter’s cotton or would it be a heavy upholstery fabric? Most importantly, what the heck would I make?!?!

[Read more…]

How To Make Coffee in a French Press

How to make coffee with a french press

medium 3281405049 550 x 413 How To Make Coffee in a French Press

I love coffee.   But I’m really picky.  I can’t just open a can of any old grocery store coffee and make a pot.  Oh no.  It needs to be something really delightful and exotic.  And, really, it should go without saying that fresh roasted coffee is just about mandatory.   While I often prefer an elaborate frou frou coffee drink, if I’m going to have brewed coffee, I like mine from a French Press. 

[Read more…]

How to Make a Beaded Bracelet

DIY Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

bracelettutewm 525 x 394 How to Make a Beaded Bracelet

Do you love beaded bracelets?  We all know that stacks of bracelets and beads are both very in right now.  Beaded bracelets can be very expensive, though.  Luckily, it’s not hard to make them yourself!  This bracelet tutorial will teach you how to make a beaded bracelet, even if you've never stepped foot in the craft store.
 

Beading Supplies Needed

  • Tigertail beading wire
  • Focal beads – in this project, we’re using vintage glass pearls as the focal bead.  I used 10 for an 8 inch bracelet
  • Accent beads – the red crystal beads used.  I needed 10 for an 8 inch bracelet.
  • Seed beads – a size 10 or 11 will be the best for this project. These are the tiny white beads used.
  • Crimp beads – they’re what finishes the wire.
  • Split rings or jump rings – 4-6mm
  • Lobster claw clasp

[Read more…]