I have a black thumb....You wouldn't know it by my yard because everything just grows in California. Whenever I intentionally plant something, it dies. My mom, however, can grow an avocado tree from a seed. For this reason, I've decided to make all of my plants out of fabric. This way they're green all year long and I don't have to remember to water them.
Check out the awesome STUFF we have going on for you this week! CutOutandKeep.net has a new book and it's terrific! Plus there is a smashed metal button bracelet that is going to pull your gown down! Get ready for a terrific ThursDIY, possums
It's been a dull gray winter and I've decided to make some colorful, graphic pillows for my patio furniture. There's something exciting about mixing bold colors with black and white stripes...... It seems to make them POP even more, don't you think? The awesome thing about these pillows is that they're practically NO-SEW since the poppies are appliquéd with E-6000 Stitchless Glue. Just add a little glue along the edges and press into place. It's that easy!
Two years ago I figured out how to make party balls from old magazines. It took tons of trial and error to get them just right! Well, I've figured out another design for you and it's the perfect way to get rid of that stack of magazines that has been cluttering up your living room. Now, I know these really look like wheels or disks, but I'm just going to call them Party Balls 2....I think it just sounds more fun, don't you?!
Hang them in the trees!
Might even fool the bees!
The original Party Balls video
Watch the short Party Balls 2 video tutorial here!
Hot glue gun
Printout of pattern (below)
Print and cut the pattern in thin cardboard
*I like to use cereal box cardboard
Trace it on a stack of magazines
Cut out 56 pieces per party ball
On the first piece, add a dot of glue in the 4 areas pointed out with the red arrows
Place another cut out on top of the glue
Next, add glue in the 3 areas pointed out with the red arrows
Continue alternating 4 dots of glue and 3 dots of glue until you've use all 56 pieces
Glue the cardboard on the top of the stack
Open the pages and glue the cardboard to the other side
Punch a hole in the cardboard and hang from ribbon
It's #ThursDIY and as usual we have tons of projects to inspire you! Pick one and go to town. Everyone put their HEART (and soul) into their projects this week, so hop around and see what they made, OK. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and know that I'm sending you love from
my little kitchen, high in the hills of Los Angeles!
Hello everyone! I'm an Author, TV Host and Designer: I write THE BIG-ASS CRAFT BOOK series which are the number 1 selling craft books in the US! I've worked in television for over 10 years on shows like While You Were Out/TLC 10 YearsYounger/TLC She's Moving In/WEtv My Celebrity Home/Style TonyDanza/ABC My Home 2.0/FOX and currently Make Your Mark! for APT (American Public Television)