Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

Mountain Rose Herbs

April 24, 2009

Looking to buy bulk organic herbs & spices or maybe some organic teas? Well look no further, Mountain Rose Herbs has it all!

image: mountainroseherbs.com

image: mountainroseherbs.com

They also sell carrier oils (make your own soap), wax (make your own candles), and lots of other bulk ingredients. I’m dying to buy some bulk herbs to make some homemade teas (mmm relaxing lavender tea) and when I finally get off my butt and decide to do it, you be I’ll be buying my supplies from Mountain Rose Herbs!

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DIY: Tissue Paper Carnations

April 17, 2009

I am obsessed with poms lately but I have no luck when I try to make them (maybe I should just buy some from PomLove).

I found a tutorial via Twitter on Folding Trees for these super cute tissue paper carnations! So of course, I have been making them all day. They are soooooo adorable and super easy to make!

image: foldingtrees.com

image: foldingtrees.com

Here’s a picture of my lil work area on the kitchen table:

Eclec's DIY carnations Flowers

Eclec's DIY carnations Flowers

I strayed from the directions a bit:

  • I’m using my ColorBox fluid chalk inkpad to color my flowers. You can remove each plate so it’s super easy to color the paper.
  • I also reused some tissue paper that I got from the store when I bought something glass. I love the off white color and reusing paper is very green!
  • I’m using my Martha Stewart paper cutter minus the blade to make perfect circles. Instead of putting the blade in the hole, I use a pencil and get a perfect circle!

And a craptastic close up of the flowers:

More DIY carnations

More DIY carnations

Pretty in Pink Baby Shower

February 13, 2009

Head over to Hostess with the Mostess and check out the “Pretty in Pink Baby Shower“. Soooo adorable! I love the boxed lunches with cassete tapes tied on- such a creative and fun touch!

Gimmie!: Gocco

November 17, 2008
Paperpusher

Image: Paperpusher

By now everyone and their uncle’s best friend has posted about the Gocco. I just think these lil guys are too awesome to not post about! I am craving one of these! But I heard a rumor that production of the screens is being discontinued, has anyone else heard that?!

DIY: Gift Bows

November 17, 2008

I literally have subscriptions to 12 magazines (I’ll get into that fiasco some other time). I don’t have time to read all of them so the ones I don’t read go to the recycling bin. I feel like a sinner. I made a massive deposit at the recycling center a few months ago but before recycle anymore magazines, I’m going to try making these:

Recycled Magazine Bows

Recycled Magazine Bows

I read about these yesterday on the Martha Moments Blog¬†and an Etsy search turned up a few sellers (BellyBuzz, laurelandmaisy, and brikeney). I then, of course, did a google search and found a tutorial here (there also appears to be some youtube videos dedicated to the craft). I am all for the recycling so I can’t wait to take on this project!