The Philadelphia Flower Show
Here are some pictures from the Philadelphia Flower Show that I was very lucky to attend this week . The show was beautiful and had a lot of interesting landscapes, flowers and plants. The market area also had TONS of great inexpensive finds. Tickets are about $30, but well worth it. Show runs until March 10th, definitely worth your time!
The Philadelphia Flower Show
I found this on Pinterest through this website Pin Cookie which didn’t include any tips or directions but looked easy enough. Keep in mind, I wanted to make these as a cute alternative to typical birthday cards because I have a little vendetta against cards. Also, I had a ton of extra paper and thread lying around and thought this would only take a few minutes to make. However I was very wrong! It took a very long time to cut the balloon-shaped circles and then add the bottom knot part to them (which probably wasn’t necessary but I was trying to follow the directions) and then to glue and cut each individual string was a mess! Regardless, it was a lot of fun to play around with different ways to organize the balloons/ cards and I think they’re adorable with a nice heartfelt message inside. I made a TON so don’t be surprised if one makes its way to you!
I made this lamp from parts at a thrift store. This was gift I’d been wanting to make for my friend’s birthday for some time now. She loves Germany and vintage items, so I decided to make her a Germany inspired lamp. The lamp parts I bought already looked vintage, and when paired with the pictures from the book I found at a thrift store for 50 cents it paired perfectly. As you can see, I used an exacto knife to cut the pictures I liked most for this project and then cut them in appropriate sizes based on the lampshade. I browsed the book for some more pictures and then hot glued them onto the lampshade. I planned on using mod-podge for a finish, but I ended up liking the way it looked without. I also added some text or quotes to each side of the lampshade.
Check out my new earrings for sale on Etsy and let me know what you think!
Available for purchase at only $5 each: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WishboneWell
First off, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. Secondly, I had no idea what I was doing and literally ran home from Joanne Fabrics and just starting gluing and cutting. Luckily I took a lot of pictures to document how I came to the final project, but I’m sure there are a few better ways to go about this project! Regardless, here it is: I bought some discount fabric at the local Joann Fabrics for $5, it was a tan/ cream color and I covered the board with it. I used thumb tacks to keep it in place while I glued the edges around the board. I then stapled many edges to reinforce the fabric. After realizing that some of the edges were fringy (in a bad way) and it didn’t look very clean, I grabbed some ribbon and glued this around the edges. Then I decided to create columns so that I can organize my posts in different sections. I glued the ribbons onto the board with a hot glue gun and now my bulletin board looks ten times better. Also– to top it off I used some of beer bottle caps and glued them on my old thumb tacks. I’m pretty proud of this project and I hope some of you make one too!
I found these adorable foam hearts at Joanne Fabrics on sale back in January and simply used a glue gun to attach them to some of my handmade candles for my coworkers. Cheap, easy and adorable!
The glitter mason jar is another common craft I’ve come across that I had to try out myself. It was definitely on the easy end of things, but I’m still trying to figure out how to make sure glitter doesn’t spill all over me every time I pick it up. Regardless, it was very easy and I like the way it turned out. In this post you can also see a sneak peek of the candle I ended up making with the glitter mason jar!
I discovered this genius idea from How About Orange and it is one of my favorite crafts so far. I love that you’re able to search through old newspapers for articles or cartoons (anything that suits the giftee you’re making for) and personalize each bag while saving money by reusing both the newspaper and old cardboard clippings. I used a newspaper my dad had lying around and an old cereal box that was in the recycling bin for the cardboard support. I didn’t include my in-the-process pictures, but I followed the blog step by step and it worked out perfectly.
I’ve seen these homemade ribbon dispensers everywhere lately, and decided it was time for me to have one too. This was SO easy and makes crafting with ribbons easier and leaves less of a mess. I used an old tea box and covered with wallpaper I bought at a thrift store (hot-glued it on), using a hole-puncher to create the holes. Pull the ribbons through the holes and you’re set. The only suggestion I have is to use a box-cutter to create larger entries for the ribbons, as some of my larger ribbons got smushed in the process.
I ventured into candle making this past week and this is the first one I made. Though a little more expensive, I went for soy wax because it has a lower melting point, is natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. This was super easy and I glued some lace material I found at a thrift store to spruce it up a bit.
<a href="http://www.wishbonewell.com/1/post/2013/05/diy-chalk-board-label-tea-canisters.html"><img src="http://www.wishbonewell.com/uploads/1/8/6/1/18616028/2169479_orig.jpg" /></a>