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I think the last time I did a block print was back in high school art class.Read More

Susan -Feb 15, 2014, 6:53AM
Wow! I love this! I've been wanting to do some block printing on fabric so this is going to definitely give me the push I need! I am wondering if you could share your source for the tools and products needed? Thanks! Sue
DIYEARTE♦DIY -Jan 27, 2014, 5:27AM
I love it!! ♥♥♥ → DIYEARTE ♦ DIY

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Told you guys I’ve been on a coffee kick lately… I may not drink it, but of course I love using it to make body scrub, and who doesn’t enjoy spending some quiet time at a quaint cafe like this or this? Today I’ve got another use for coffee — and tea, too! Natural dyeing. We’ve done flowers and black beans, and now we’re on to coffee and tea. It’s easy, effective, fun… and it smells delicious.Read More

Renee -Nov 21, 2015, 12:39PM
Has anyone ever used the tea or coffee dye in the washing machine? I have a twin size quilt I'd like to make antique-looking. Any thoughts?
Claire -Sep 30, 2015, 6:06AM
Hi! I've included these in a COFFEE inspired DIYs blog post :) http://adorablest.com/2015/09/30/diy-inspiration-coffee/

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This guest post comes from contributor FP Naomi.Read More

-Feb 08, 2014, 1:09AM
lol if i was in a place that had a microwave, i wouldnt need hand warmers
{freespirited} -Jan 13, 2014, 10:44PM
This DIY is just the greatest✨✨ I started working on it today and even cut out and sewed on little flowers and added some ruffles onto one of the hand warmers! This is really such a great idea and I know that when I finish them, they will keep me warmer, and stylish too!

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Love is a beautiful thing… and weddings are beautiful ceremonies. We are endlessly inspired by the gorgeous bohemian weddings that we’ve seen — whether in person or online — and love nothing more than to share this beauty to all.Read More

-Oct 13, 2014, 6:15PM
Yanyan -Feb 05, 2014, 12:57AM
How about freepeople inspired wedding dress? Hihi! Been lurking around your blog for years and how I wish you have a freepeople office here in the Philippines. http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/11/an-october-lovefest-in-the-philippines-ray-yan/ http://www.fuguwicollective.com/ray-and-yan-october-lovefest-full-wedding-film/

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I’ve always been so amazed by natural dyes. The fact that a beautiful flower or fruit has the ability to turn a white fabric into one of that same hue is a mesmerizing thing. Read More

Tarun Modi -Oct 02, 2015, 2:09AM
This’s truly an experimental invention. I see it an art and apart from it, it’s a big achievement as well in terms of stuff dying like this and a pretty result!
Marta -May 10, 2015, 12:12PM
Beautiful! My black beans have been soaking (with very hot water, just as I do when I cook them) since yesterday and I am about to test a piece of a beautiful (and very economic) white fabric that I bought yesterday for that purpose. My only other experience was to dye with avocado pits and skins; I did not treat my fabric first and I have not had time to wash it yet and test if the color stays but what happened is that at first the brownish water turned my white fabric into a light peach tone, I just left it in a plastic container for a whole week (uncovered) worried that it would grow bacteria and mold, but it didn't. I stirred up the fabric 2x a day because I noticed that the air exposed part was getting darker. It turned out a nice shade of pink salmon color, much darker than at the beginning, really lovely. Used 5 small pits and the skin of 2 avocados. My only regret is that at the end I was so sick and tired of stirring the fabric that I didn't, and the wrinkles on top turned a strong rusty color, in wave like patterns, very interesting if you want texture in your design. O well, I did like 3 yards of it, so none will be wasted. What I want to do with the beans is a white dress that I will dip from the bottom only to have a faded tint going upwards. We'll see. Thanks for your help!

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 4th 2013, but for all of you who are wrapping your holiday gifts today, we wanted to share it again!Read More

Lester B. Campbell -Nov 14, 2015, 9:02AM
Other than that, all you need is, of course, wrapping paper, scissors and tape.Shredder Select
Michael -Jul 10, 2014, 12:10AM
I love it! When I was younger, I'd always try to find the most unique wrapping paper possible for wrapping gifts for my girlfriends, and then I'd hand-make custom cards ... but for some reason, I never thought to actually making the gift wrapping myself as well. I'm going to take this idea over the top come next occasion : )

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Every year, without fail, I find myself scrambling for gifts at the last minute.  It doesn’t matter how early I start my holiday shopping, it just always seems to come down to the wire.  My go-to for those last-minute gifts is always something handmade — you can never go wrong with something that was made with love and a special personal touch.  Throughout the past year we’ve done a number of DIY projects, and here I’ve rounded up some of our favorites that would make excellent holiday gifts.  Read More

sanchana -Feb 25, 2014, 6:09AM
Its so tough to find gift something my husband will really use and like......finally i bought this 3D face gifts from 3du-eshop for our anniversary........he really loved it.
Ella Wild -Feb 15, 2014, 9:07AM
I really love these, so fresh and sweet. when i have more time i'm going yo have a girls night and make a few of these! Love it! Ella Wild xoxo, Visit my store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartJewelryAlways

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This post is from our contributor FP Naomi.Read More

Rachel Bell -Dec 19, 2013, 2:21PM
Wow this is an awesome idea. I actually just ordered some custom wrapping paper that I hope I can use this season.
Jessica Oliva -Dec 19, 2013, 12:16PM
I made a bunch of these the other day!!! I had so much fun crafting and painting. Thanks for the cool idea! You can see my creations on my instagram @sapphirexpit

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Just as we take care in the food we put inside our bodies, I also feel that it’s very important to feel good about what we’re putting on our bodies.Read More

Allison -Sep 22, 2015, 3:57PM
I'm going to give this a try I hope it doesn't take to much time. I'm sure it will be worth it. Thanks for posting this.
Cleaners Edinburgh -Apr 28, 2014, 4:46AM
Well, i have tried myself doing detergents this way. It is working pretty good but takes too much time, so i prefer buy some instead

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It’s cookie season! Sugar, gingerbread, chocolate chip…the list goes on. There’s nothing like whipping up a batch of cookies in a warm house as snow falls silently outside.Read More

Prynca -May 27, 2015, 3:44PM
I just love this bag idea.its looks so cute. thanks for sharing these grate and beautiful ideas fir gift packing.I also deals in cookies gifts and baskets.It helps me a lot . thanks :) Prynca http://www.cookiesfromhome.com/
Salwar Kameez -Dec 13, 2013, 4:30AM
Such a lovely tips! I will definitely be using of Birthday for my little sister !! Thanks...

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Is there anything more beautiful than that which occurs in nature? I truly think not. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate nature into my life, whether decorating my home, adorning my body, and everything in between. I recently came across a way to make prints from fresh flower petals (similar to these hammered leaf prints), and I love the idea of incorporating them into a homemade holiday card this season, as well as creating a card by attaching fresh flowers themselves!Read More

Nadya -Jun 08, 2014, 3:07PM
Hammered flower prints is such a great idea! We used it at our event, and the guests were very happy! See the pictures here: http://fripefabrique.com/hammered-flower-stamping-diy-at-creative-picnic/
lucy -Dec 13, 2013, 2:01AM
Love this cite

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It’s officially December and that means we can all get really excited about the holidays. Yes! Wreaths make for such beautiful home décor this time of year… hung delicately on your front door, over your bed, on a big window in your kitchen.Read More

Nicol -Dec 03, 2013, 4:16AM
Love the idea for this holiday wreath. It's simple and natural and I'm sure it smells great! http://www.housecleaninglondon.co.uk/domestic-cleaning-vauxhall-sw8.html
Calley -Dec 02, 2013, 4:57PM
I was just thinking how I really wanted to make a wreath using eucalyptus! you read my mind : ) www.seedoflifeacupuncture.com

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