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0 9 DIYs of the Week!

A few brilliant DIYs we've bookmarked this week:

1. Scandinavian Folk Art Print Templates 
by FRK Hansen
Pull out your translator for this one and make your own art with these Nordic botanical templates. Click here for the downloads.

2. How to Knit a Quilt Blanket
from Pinch Me Beautiful
Learn how to make a knitted quilt with Vivienne at @gretashandcraft. Click here for the instructions.

3. Vintage-Looking Plates How-To
by Francois et Moi
Using a combination of three painting techniques, Erin of Francois et Mois teaches how to make these vintage-looking prints on her blog. Click here for the how-to.

4. DIY Multi Strand Bracelet  
by Homey Oh My
A pretty easy tutorial on making this beautiful rose gold multi-strand bracelet. Click here for the directions.

5. DIY Moon Phase Wall Mobile
by The Merrythought
A clever project using dry clay from the ladies at The Merrythought. Click here for the instructions.

6. Concrete Vases
by We Love Handmade
A nice version on the concrete vase tutorial, with a copper touch. Tutorial here (translator needed).

7. DIY Epoxy Necklace
by A Beautiful Mess
A statement piece made using epoxy. Click here for the how-to.

8. DIY Clay Wind Charm
from Design Sponge
A brilliant project using polymer clay by Francesca Stone for Design Sponge.  Click here for the instructions.

9. DIY Eye Print Tea Towel
from Poppytalk
A cute DIY inspired by the eye print trend by The Merrythought for Poppytalk. Click here for the how-to.

Happy making!


3 DIY Eye Print Kitchen Towel

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought

The eye print trend going on lately might not be for everyone but those quirky prints and sweet lashes have really won my heart! I've been doodling eyes all over everything. I'm currently working on updating my kitchen a bit so naturally some new eye print kitchen towels were in order!

Materials Needed:
-Fabric: Cotton or Linen
-Sewing Machine
-Fabric Paint
-Paint Brush

-Iron fabric.
-Measure and cut out a 21" x 12" piece. (Feel free to change the measurements! I made mine to match the size of another dish towel that I already use.)
-Along the short ends, pull the threads across for a frayed look along the edge.

-Lay the fabric face down and fold the sides in 1/4″ and iron and then fold in again and iron in place.
-Straight stitch along the middle of both folded sides.

-Use fabric paint and a paint brush to paint eyes onto fabric. (If you are nervous to do this freehand - try printing some eyes and taping them to a window and tape your fabric to the window in front of the print. Then you can paint right over it!)

-Let dry according to directions.

Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home d├ęcor & and bits of daily life.


4 Things On the Radar | March Edition

1. Padlock, Marc Jacobs
2.Embroidered Happy Camper | doecdoe.etsy.com
3. Ceramic Cable Knit Planter | Leif
4. Philodendron Leaf Pillow | Leif

5. Tulum Beaded Earrings | Leif
6. Vintage Brass Pineapple Container | The White Pepper
7. Surfer Girl Wall Hanging | Three Potato Four

8. Brass, copper, white watering cans | Crown Flora
9. Magnolia branches | Crown Flora


0 Big News! Impossible Project Launches Instant Prints for Phones!


Word on the street, and rather big news for all photo buffs is that the Impossible Project has launched Instant Print for phones. Working on androids and the iPhone (even mini iPad 2 + iPad), the new device attaches to your phone, and then prints out an Instant Print just like a polaroid! But unlike a polaroid, you can edit your photo using the Impossible Project App so that your photo comes out the way you want it to.  Fun yes?  More info at Impossible Project or at Photojojo!

16 12 New Products From IKEA for Spring

Continuing from our post on Friday, here's a few more honourable mentions from IKEA's new products for spring:

1. HOPPVALS blind
We like the clean look of these new fabric blinds which are also designed with no dangling or loose cords making it safe for children.