Recycling Old Book Pages. “Learn how to create a piece of stunning, inspirational wall art using simple art supplies,” Potter Barn.

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Video Tutorial | Use a stamp, ink, an old book page, artist’s tape, and a frame to create an organic-looking wall art piece, with a deliberate salvaged, industrial-vintage look

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Cute Little Foxes | illustrations by josieportillo, using gouache from online fox reference.

Cute Little Foxes | illustrations by josieportillo, using gouache from online fox reference.

Shabby chic: Crafts & decor for spring

Shabby chic: My un-boho half. The video (above) on Studio 5 is about creating your own shabby nest for home spring decor. Aqua hues & shabby colors all come together to turn items like chicken wire and ribbon into the cutest of table accessories.

Source: etsy.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

Matchboxes and tins can get a shabby, imperfect update. These lovely designs (above & below) are by: tinkeredtreasures on Etsy.

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This is a cute mason jar update idea by theglitzypear.blogspot.com: Upcycling vintage music sheets, a mason jar, and paper & fabric scraps.

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Inspiration: 21 DIY Mason Jar Crafts

21 DIY Mason Jar Ideas

Mason jars can be upcycled into so many things… including this lovely Mason Jar Sewing Kit from Anthropologie:

" DETAILS:

A handmade pincushion lid tops off everything you need to stitch and mend. Includes two spools of thread, thimble, safety pins, needle threader, straight pins, measuring tape, four sewing needles and scissors.
  • Glass, metal, wood, cotton, polyfill, felt”

Mason Jar Sewing Kit

Mason Jars are so versatile.

A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

the chairs are hand made and upcycled

Plastic animal DIYs. The first one (up) is a pincushion made around a plastic lama; “Craft Tutorial; Plastic Animal Pin Cushion” tutorial found at Small Good Things, who also made the next animal craft thingy.



This lamb used to look like this (below) before it got a smart makeover, right here.

My favorite is this ring jewelry holder made from plastic cats, who received a nice touch up by Small Good Things.

They can be attached to push pins, too!

Beautiful, right?
Now here is another great idea: Repurposing plastic animals to create an all-heads animal jewelry holder… like this one.

Plastic animal DIYs. The first one (up) is a pincushion made around a plastic lama; “Craft Tutorial; Plastic Animal Pin Cushion” tutorial found at Small Good Things, who also made the next animal craft thingy.

Craft Tutorial; Felt on Plastic Animals

This lamb used to look like this (below) before it got a smart makeover, right here.

Plastic animal DIY

My favorite is this ring jewelry holder made from plastic cats, who received a nice touch up by Small Good Things.

Plastic cats repurposed

They can be attached to push pins, too!

Craft Tutorial; Plastic Animal Ring Holder

Beautiful, right?

Now here is another great idea: Repurposing plastic animals to create an all-heads animal jewelry holder… like this one.

Plastic animals DIY - jewelry holder

Handmade pencil display unit - Upcycled Pringles can.
~ By Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry

Handmade pencil display unit - Upcycled Pringles can.

~ By Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry

Craft show: Table Display & Handpainted Pencils

Crafters, DIYers, Artisans…. There is a Tipping Point for everyone. Crafting is hard just before it gets easy.

Crafters, DIYers, Artisans…. There is a Tipping Point for everyone. Crafting is hard just before it gets easy.

Tipping Point for crafters

How to Make Embroidery Hoop Bulletin Boards

(Source: youtube.com)

DIY: Magnet Tins & Containers

Creative Ideas for DIY Magnets. When I saw this pic (up), I thought it was brilliant, it brings together two things I love: Magnets & Britain’s iconic bus & phone booth.

Container Magnets

The one’s above are using tin containers as is, no decoupage, no embellishment… just stick a magnet at the back & voila!

The same goes for this one here: Vintage tins, turned into fridge magnets.

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Photo sources in order of appearance:

  1. www.domesticfashionista.com
  2. www.marthastewart.com
  3. www.aprettycoollife.com

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Herbs. Inspiration for painting.

Herbs. Inspiration for painting.

(via gypsypurplehome)

Crafty Details: Fabric inspiration & motifs

Source: flickr.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

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Crafty Inspiration: A bigger picture gives a better picture, especially when it comes to capturing the details of fabric motifs by many handmade artists. Here are a few hand-painted, or at least indie-designed, fabric ideas for those who love to paint or screen-print on fabric.

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Hares: By deebeale on Etsy.

Hares

People Cushion: By Joanna Corney on Folksy.

Joanna Corney

Homes: at Spoonflower.

Source: spoonflower.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

Bird: Organic cotton shopper bag, screen printed by hand with our own blue-tit design.

Organic Blue Tit Bag

Letters & Words: By mypipsqueak on Etsy.

etsy

Birds & motifs: at wildandwolf.com.

www.wildandwolf.com

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Fabric Details: Print Away

www.bluebellgray.com - Secret Garden

Pom-pom cushion. This cushion is called Secret Garden, initially hand-painted by Bluebellgray before going to the factory. On their blog, it says:

Bluebellgray is an exciting, young, Scottish textile design company specialising in the home interiors market set up by designer Fi Douglas in 2009. Influenced by a love of colour and all things floral, the designs are something unique and special, each design is painted by hand in the Bluebellgray studio before being printing onto natural cottons and linens using state of the art printing technology.”

Again, the pom pom trimming looks so cool on this wall hanging, called “Meadow.”

Bluebellgray - wall

Let’s not forget this gorgeous curtain. the little half-pink-half-white cushion is also so beautiful.

Back to cushions.

Fantastic designs, and beautiful prints

Pouffes with a pom-pom trim are very difficult to get over. The color of this ‘suzani’ style pouffe is so dreamy… works great for a shabby-chic house with an ethnic, bohemian edge. The pink pom-pom trimming is feminine, yet not overboard; it’s still an adult’s pouffe.

Pouffes with a pom-pom trim are very difficult to get over. The color of this ‘suzani’ style pouffe is so dreamy… works great for a shabby-chic house with an ethnic, bohemian edge. The pink pom-pom trimming is feminine, yet not overboard; it’s still an adult’s pouffe.

(via thatbohemiangirl)