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Today’s DIY might be one of my favorites that I’ve done… I’m not sure why, but there is something so adorably sweet about these little embellished figurines. They can be used in so many ways, too… hang them on your tree as ornaments, wear them around your neck as a fun holiday necklace, place them around your home as decorations, or use them as gift toppers. Read more »

rhinestone beads -Jul 31, 2013, 6:36AM
Sometimes, when you are upset about somethings, just reading an interesting post can help you forget your upset. Thank blogger for sharing your post to let me forget my upset.
fp julia -Dec 13, 2012, 9:01AM
Sarah, those are so cute!

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DIY: Photo Bunting

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Bunting is a fun way to decorate for a party; it’s easy, pretty, and you can hang it anywhere you like. The other day here at Free People it was my sister’s Bridal Shower and for the occasion I made some bunting to hang delicately on the wall. The theme I used was “a couple in love” and printed out photos of her and her fiance throughout the years they have been together. Read more »

Maisie -Jun 24, 2013, 9:17AM
This is such a great idea for birthday parties! Or any other party for that matter. I can't wait to give this a try!
Kim -Dec 27, 2012, 8:19PM
Love this idea! Think I will be using it for an upcoming surprise party. Thanks

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 1st 2012 but we wanted to share it again while we still have some time left to take advantage of those beautiful fall leaves!

One of the best things about fall is without a doubt the gorgeous explosion of colors when the leaves turn.  The mixture of vibrant red, orange, yellow, and green is breathtaking and I hate that it’s always so fleeting. Read more »

Jennifer -Dec 30, 2012, 3:28PM
This is an amazing idea. There are so many different ways you can do leaf imprints, this one looks to be my favorite. The added bonus is everything you use is easily accessible in the home, its not messy and you can have your kids help you. I think canvas would be awesome to try this on and then frame it for a nice seasonal piece.
michelle -Nov 26, 2012, 5:58PM
look up 'hapazome' or india flint. flint came up with hapazome when she didn't have any materials to naturally dye with in japan on so much fabric. she ended up dyeing the fabric by hammering flowers and leaves.

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Every year when I was growing up and my parents put out our holiday decorations, my favorite thing was a somewhat large snow globe with a miniature winter scene inside. Read more »

Ca -Aug 17, 2014, 3:48PM
Hhhmm... the blue tinted ones gave me an idea. Let me know if you think this might be feasible. Say I get a tube of those plastic fish and some clear lightweight fishing line, do you think I could skewer and string one fish per line, glue the lines to the top to make little underwater scenes?
Baking Friends Forever -Jan 25, 2014, 6:41AM
Thanks for this idea of distilled water and glycerin, I made these with extra minion toys from Happy Meals, they turned out awesome!

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There are tons of different kinds of crafters out there. Some of us like to create more functional works of art, while others make things that are purely for aesthetic purposes. Some like enduring huge craft projects that take days (or even weeks) to finish, while others are more interested in simple projects with instant results. Read more »

Rohit -Jun 27, 2013, 3:42AM can be a good source for furnishing fabrics.
diyearte by L & S -Nov 22, 2012, 7:24PM
that's true! great post! ;) DIY and more: diyearte by L & S

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Post image for DIY: How To Embellish Your Socks

UPDATE: This previously ran November the 6th but as holiday is approaching we thought we’d bring it back this weekend for some inspiration.

The festive season is approaching, that time of year when you feel like wearing little sparkly details. Our November catalog has now launched, and inside there’s a whole lot of magic. I wanted to bring the magic more to life by embellishing a plain pair of socks,  adding a little bit of festive fun to an everyday outfit. Read more »

Carolyn -Sep 05, 2013, 8:11AM
Wowww!! Great idea, I love it.
jenny -Nov 07, 2012, 3:43AM
cute idea :) i will try that!

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on September 19th 2012 but we wanted to share it again because these would make amazing gifts for the holiday season!

I never thought I’d say this, but a sewing kit is something that I always like to have on hand.  You never know when you might need to fix an article of clothing, re-sew a button on a shirt, patch up a hole, etc.  Read more »

Antonia -Jul 04, 2014, 5:34PM
Chiling, I just made one and it sounds like the fabric you used is just too thick. Mine closes just fine.
Chiling -Jun 14, 2014, 10:47PM
I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but I just did it today with a nice plaid pattern and the fabric bunched underneath the lid is too thick for the jar to close...which makes sense I guess, since mason jars are designed to be air tight. Just a warning to those who attempt this DIY. It's really cute but a little disappointing because it doesn't close. That being said, anyone have any tips to prevent this?

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When cold weather comes, with it comes an overwhelming urge to make my home as cozy as can be. There’s something about string lights that can really give off that cozy feeling, and today’s DIY uses them in the cutest way I’ve ever seen. Read more »

-Jul 23, 2014, 9:31PM
This is my first venture onto this site - thank you
-Jun 04, 2014, 10:43AM
Cute fire pit idea for inside.

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There’s something really sweet and whimsical about mobiles, and they make such wonderful decorations – particularly around the holidays! I’ve been saving lots of inspiration for a holiday mobile and finally got around to making one. Read more »

Jan -Nov 17, 2012, 6:29PM
What a pretty idea. I would like to make one for myself. I love feathers and wolves. I think the wolf in the clear bubble is adorable. Loved it! JAN
megan -Nov 16, 2012, 9:47AM
Ive been looking for clear ornaments, to decorate my own and fill them with things. Thanks for this dig its awesome.

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Post image for DIY: Applique Cuffs For Your Winter Coat

Product: Mason Jar Lanterns, Fjord Ice Ring

Come winter all I seem to wear almost every day is my winter coat, and I must admit it does get a little boring. Your outfit changes underneath of course but because of the biting chill your coat becomes your number one piece for commuting. Over these last couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about ways to mix it up a little, adding in certain details that can make a difference, like brooches, a colorful scarf, embroideries or…an applique cuff that is so easy and quick to achieve. Read more »

Jenny Ekberg -Feb 21, 2013, 5:36PM
I will do this now!!! We are getting towards autumn in Australia. I HAVE 2 PAIRS OF TALL BOOTS (J. Campbell) from FP and I am so excited to wear them (that's why I had to write in block letters)!!!!!
Gédane -Feb 15, 2013, 1:28AM
hello, you could mention my blog because you have found the idea on my blog and in addition Vou have taken one of my photos, really not cool

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UPDATE: This post originally ran on October 4th 2012 but with Thanksgiving coming up we wanted to share it again since these would make lovely decorations!

It’s that time of year…pumpkins are pretty much everywhere you look, and I don’t mind one bit – there is something about their plump orange appearance that is so loveable. Plus, in addition to making great decorations, they’re also pretty delicious.  I had some wax left over from my homemade lip balm so I decided to use it to make some candles – and then I thought, why not turn mini pumpkins into candles? Read more »

Sarah Midland -Mar 22, 2013, 1:04PM
Hi Julia Thanks for the tutorial they look amazing. I made some out of Apples as well, There is also a pic on our blog that someone has done with Tangerines and the scent that you get is amazing. Thanks Sarah
candle -Nov 19, 2012, 3:22AM
Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great post.

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Update: This post originally ran on September 21st 2011 but we wanted to bring it back as a reminder of how fun and environmentally friendly natural dyes are! Read more »

eleanor -Jan 03, 2014, 1:59AM
For the green, try liquid chlorophyll! It's VERY green and is super healthy to consume too. It will give a lighter shade of green or a more vibrant color, depending on how much water you use to dilute it … or not dilute it. Blueberries also create a really beautiful shade of purple. :) I've only tried this with play dough for my little ne, but I'm planning to try it on fabric soon. The only thing I'm not sure about is how to ensure that the dye doesn't fade. Any ideas?
Mrityunjay -Dec 13, 2013, 1:14AM
For the extraction of green-coloured chlorophyll dye from spinach, you should try putting those spinach leaves in ethyl alcohol (ethanol). And, you will definitely see amazing results. :) :)

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