January 23, 2015

Friday Finds Link Party #13


Welcome to another edition of Friday Finds! You guys always link up the best projects! Below are our picks for the week. Want to be featured too? Then link up and maybe we'll feature you in the next installment of Friday Finds!

DIY Earring Storage Box from Gluesticks

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Brandy from Gluesticks || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Desk Makeover from Just My Little MessFriday Finds Linky Party! #linkyparty #fridayfinds

Easy Green Onion Dip from Honey and Birch
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Vanessa from Tried & True || Instagram || Pinterest || Facebook


Rag Quilt Tutorial from Refresh Living
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Printable To-Do Lists at New Mama Diaries
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Easy Valentine Heart Specimen Art from Shaken Together Life
Suitcase Table Makeover from Mabey She Made It

Post your favorite link from this week to have a chance to be featured in our post next week or to get pinned to our Friday Finds Pinterest Board!
Rules for Friday Finds: 1. Link to a specific post on your blog 2. Limit 3 Links per person 3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party 4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale 5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!) 6. Link back to this blog with a text link. 7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

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January 21, 2015

8-bit Heart Hairpins at Live Craft Love

All of you guys know how I love my hair accessories and how I love geeky things. I have made a couple of 8 bit items in these past years and featured it on the blog, such as these 8-bit heart sweets box for Valentines, and these Pacman + Ghost couple shirts. This time around, I played with some perler beads to make these cute 8-bit hearts as my contributor post for Live Craft Love - who knew they were so easy (and therapeutic) to do?!


AND YES - I have short hair! I haven't had this short hair in a veeeerryyy long time. It was an accident to have it cut this short, but well, what can you do? At least these hairpins look good :)

Well - what are you waiting for? Make your own by following the tutorial on Live Craft Love! Go there by clicking any of the photos above or the link below - happy crafting, friends. :)
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January 20, 2015

Candy Heart Straws + Free Printable and Cut File at Craftaholics Anonymous

I love candy hearts! Don't you? I barely like their chalky flavor, but they're definitely a Valentines thing for me. A few years back I posted some free candy heart printables here on the blog almost two years ago, but this time around I made another one and included a cut file with it! 


I used mine to fancy up some straws, and some tiny candy kebabs. You can use them as cupcake toppers, gift tags, box embellishments - honestly, you can decorate the whole party with these babies. 


Wanna download them? Head on over to Craftaholics Anonymous by clicking any of the photos above or the link below - happy hearts day!

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January 14, 2015

DIY: Butterfly Teabag Holder with Free Template

I'm trying to be a tea-drinker. I mean, I used to love tea so much before, but then I got hooked on coffee and now that I can't really have caffeine, I'm trying to drink non-caffeinated teas & herbal teas. I have an issue with teabags though - most of the time, my teabag tabs fall in the cup. I know, it's not that much of a big deal, but my brain still wanted to find a solution to that (without spending money to get a mug with a teabag holder). So with the help of my trusty Silhouette, I made this butterfly teabag holder. (And I know, it's not spring yet - but the snow is making me long for it). No Silhouette? Don't worry - this project is easy enough that you can cut it by hand!


Supplies:

  • Shrink plastic
  • Template (downloadable at the end of the post
  • Scissors / X-acto knife or Silhouette Machine
  • Scoring tool
  • Wire cutter
  • Cardboard
  • Heat gun
  • Wooden skewer

Cut the butterfly using scissors, an x-acto knife or your Silhouette machine. 


Score the middle of your butterfly, fold and then lay flat on a baking sheet. Bake according to the directions of your shrink plastic package. While waiting, fold a cardboard piece in half.


You might want to use some protective gear for this - while still hot/warm, gently shape the wings to go upwards, making sure not to use too much force to break the wings. You may want to apply heat to soften the wings as well. Use your heat gun, the cardboard piece and a wooden skewer to guide and shape.


Cut the top middle part where the wings are connected. To get it to grip properly on the rim of a mug, cut a notch out of the folded cardboard piece, apply heat to the upper body of the butterfly, and - while using a skewer, gently guide the notches outward. 


This is how it's supposed to look like.

Color your new butterfly teabag holder, or leave it as it is. I personally like the white, but that may be because I currently do not have access to a spray painting area (thinking about it, spray painting stuff coming in close contact with food isn't really a great idea).


It's recommended for use on teacups with delicate rims (but since I do not have access to my delicate teacups, please sate yourself with this photo instead). It can perch onto some other things too - like milk bottles, mason jar mugs etc. You can even use it as home decor! 


I am happy that my teabag tab isn't falling in my cup anymore. Would you give this a try? Let me know in the comments, or if you have other (convenient) ways to make your teabag tab stay put! I really would love to know.

DOWNLOAD THIS HERE

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