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How do you braid with 4 Strands At first it looks a little tricky. But you will quickly get the hang of it. This 4 strand braid is perfect for T-shirt yarn - turn it into Friendship Bracelets, hair bands or as bag straps. It really is easiest to watch the video!! But will also explain the process below!

Create Jaw-Dropping Constellation Art With A Little Help From The Foil Quill! This stunning constellation art home decor can be personalised to any starsign, and makes a truly magical birthday gift… or just a fantastic way to add a bold and beautiful focal point to any room of your own home.

Empty Bowl Project Note: This post is sponsored by Frost Bank. Thank you for supporting the brands I love! Last summer, the kids and I participated in a 30 day optimism challenge with Frost Bank. We completed 30 simple challenges to inspire optimism, things like buying coffee for a stranger and introducing ourselves to neighbors on our street we've never met.

How to Make Reusable Paper Towels with Fabric Scraps Want to learn how to make reusable paper towels? Try this DIY unpaper towel idea that utilizes fabric scraps to cut down on waste and costs nothing to make.

Red Ted Crafts for Kids Learn how to make this Ted Bookmark from scratch! We also have some cute little Ted you can print out and laminate. Combine with some fabulously easy DIY Tassles in Red Ted Art colours and you have the perfect little Teddy Bear Bookmark. And where there is Ted.

Felt Pineapple You can craft it as a felt toy for your favorite little one, or use it as tropical decor - so fun! Just grab the tools and materials listed below. Then download our pattern and tutorial to start crafting! We can't get over how adorable this felt pineapple is!

50+ Recipes for a Hawaiian Tropical Party Save these Hawaiian recipes to Pinterest for later! Just use the button below. I have included links to some great products that I think you would love.If you purchase via the links I may earn a small commission.As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

We'll Walrus Be Friends Blends Card Tutorial #1 Demonstrator Pootles - We'll Walrus Be Friends Blends Card Tutorial. Look at those faces! Don't you just want to squish them and cuddle them? This stamp set is just so adorable and I wanted to make sort of 'port holes' on the card to show off a group of walruses rather than just one!

Tuesday Tutorial - De-Constructed Double Point Card Stampin Up De-constructed Double Point Card by Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa. Stampin Up Uk Demonstrator and Blog. #stamipnup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #fancyfoldcard #funfoldcard #deconstructedcard #fauxdoublepoint #simplifiedcard #cardtutorial #writtentutorial.

Delicious Israeli Couscous Salad This Israeli Couscous Salad is packed with delicious ingredients like artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, olives, pomegranate, chickpeas, and more! This vegan couscous salad makes a great main meal, or side dish, and is perfect for parties, picnics, and potlucks.

Paper Arrowhead Vine Full tutorial available for members. Join here! We will be sharing our other new paper plant designs soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can browse all of our paper plants and paper flowers for more ideas. For daily DIY inspiration, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2019 Review "Do I Want To Buy The Ultimate Productivity Bundle?" "Is it worth the price?" That's precisely what I wonder any time a deal looks to good to be true. As soon as a bundle is released, I automatically go and search through the products to see which of those products make the bundle worth every single penny.

Diy Lego Costumes My 4 year old son recently made the switch from DUPLO bricks to LEGO bricks, and he's obsessed! To be fair, he still enjoys his DUPLO bricks, but these 3 in 1 LEGO sets are his absolute favorite. I wasn't surprised at all when he declared he wanted to be a LEGO for Halloween.

Cute Shirt Ideas for Your Next Disneyland Trip These two t-shirt ideas are perfect for your next Disneyland trip. Get both patterns online for free and use iron-on vinyl to have these shirts made in no time.

Bird Ballad Bird Box Tutorial #1 Demonstrator Pootles - Bird Ballad Bird Box Tutorial. I had to do it didn't I. Take the Bird Ballad paper and make a 'bird box' out of it…. This time though, I filled mine with little chocolate foiled balls and instead of a window, I put in some of the very lovely pretty vellum instead.

Faux Leather Crafts: Lightning Bolt Brooch Tutorial This week I'm sharing four tutorials for making stuff using synthetic leather. This brooch would look particularly fab pinned to a black coat or sweater, and would make a fun gift for a Harry Potter fan. Synthetic leather looks great and is really easy to cut and sew… but if you don't have any faux leather, don't worry!

Gold Embossed Good Morning Magnolia & Magnolia Blooms Clean and Simple Stampin Up gold embossed cards using Good Morning Magnolia and Magnolia Blooms. #stampinup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #magnolia.

Nesting - the significant baby blanket Like so many people of my generation, I returned to knitting when the patter of little feet began to be heard. When my good friend was pregnant with her first child - my glorious godson - I became weirdly interested in the haberdashery department of our local John Lewis.

Painting Rock Pets for Friends This time of year, my kids seem to collect hunders of Rocks for Crafting. We have many DIY Rock Crafts for you to check out. Including some lovely DIY Heart Rocks. Today we have a love inspired Painting Rock Pets craft for you. These are perfect as friendship rocks for back to school or as pocket buddies for any child feeling anxious.

DIY Bookmarks for Sewing Enthusiasts! Then we've got the perfect little sewing how-to for you: put those old fabric scraps to good use by creating a selection of gorgeous little DIY bookmarks! This is a fun sewing project that can be machine-stitched or hand-stitched, and it's so quick and easy to produce, that you can get the kids crafting their own too!.

Hoot Hoot Cute Guy Cupcake Card #1 Demonstrator Pootles - Hoot Hoot Cute Guy Cupcake Card. Birthday cards for men. Not as easy to make as cards for ladies, but fun to think a little more laterally anyway. I went with a Bermuda Bay light on one, dark on the other, combination for my 2 cute cupcakes, adding a splash of glittering organdy ribbon for a little added birthday pop.

Simple Magnolia Blooms Card #2 Simple Stampin Up Magnolia Blooms and Nested Labels card at The Craft Spa Stampin Up UK. #stampinup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #magnoliablooms.

Tropical Hibiscus Flower Wedding Invitations - Lia Griffith Need wedding invites for a summer celebration or a tropical destination wedding? Today's DIY project is perfect for you! Of course, if you love tropical flowers or live somewhere tropical, you can use these any time of the year. It's your wedding after all, so we say do whatever YOU want to do.

Cards in the Mail to ME! August Edition! #1 Demonstrator Pootles - Cards in the Mail to ME! August Edition! Happy Saturday everyone! This must mean it's the mid-point of the month 'cos I'm sharing the amazing projects and gifts and cards that have come in the post to me over the last month.

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