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Craft Corners have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you with stitching, handmade jewelry and recycled crafts. We also like sharing ideas for Home & Garden or your Art & Design projects.

We also like to help you prepare unique decoration for special events such as birthday, Halloween, wedding or other family celebrations. Anything made of fabric, wood, plastic, glass, metal can be turned into something amazing.

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DIY Painted Wooden Signs

painted wooden signs

Making your own custom painted wooden signs is a great project and is also a opportunity to offer unique present.

Here are the the following materials you will need to get started:

Cut the pine board.

Cut the pine board and cut the edges too with a 45 degrees angle.

Sand one side of the board.

Sanding is a very important step, for the side that will have the text. the finish surface needs to be smooth so the paint will not leak during the stencil process

Cut your vinyl with the design and the design you want (stencil)

Vinyl cutting machines became very affordable – Craft Corners recommends that you buy one, it will be a great investment with a lot of applications!

Paint the background of your sign (both side).

Apply your vinyl stencil

This step is also critical –   The more tightly you apply it , the better and more durable your wood sign will be.

Paint though the Stencil

Remove the stencil

Enjoy!

Fun party favors for a bachelorette party

4 oz martini glasses, gel nail polish via become.com merchant

 

One of the most fun and exciting parties you’ll probably ever want to throw is a bachelor or bachelorette party. While we don’t want it to end up like the movie Bridesmaids, we’re sure that  you still want it to be a fun experience. We’ll be giving you a few ideas on how you can have a great time, what you can make for your guests and make sure that everyone will remember the party for years to come.

What you’ll need:

What to do:

First things first, you’ll want to get the favors ready for your guests. We came up with the idea of individualizing each martini glass for each guest that comes to your party. Simply take some gel nail polish and write the guests name on the base of the martini glass. They’ll not only have something they can take home with them but everyone will know whose glass is whose.

The second fun aspect of the night that you’ll want is to create a signature drink that will be served throughout the night. WE recommend having one drink because it makes it easier to buy supplies and to make for everyone. Here’s one idea for a fun, tasty drink that all your girlfriends will love.

Nuts and berries

  • 1 part Cream
  • 1 part Chambord
  • 1 part Frangeleco

Measure each liquid equally so there is a third of everything in the shaker. Shake until the ingredients have been mixed and it has a pinky/purple color and serve in a chilled martini glass. Make it even more delicious with chocolate shavings as the garnish.

Extras

While games may seem silly to have at a party, they can actually be very fun. Something that would be a nice party game is to write out quiz questions to ask the bride-to-be about her fiancé to see how well they know each other. This can be the same for any girl at the party that has a significant other.

You should also make sure to have food that would go well with the drink and goes with the theme of the wedding that you’re planning.

That’s it for tips on how to throw a great party for everyone! What are your best tips for throwing a party? Let us know in the comments below!

DIY wind chimes

 wind chimes Creative Commons | McKay Savage | http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckaysavage/6491915893/

 

You can use all sorts of scrapping  materials to help create the perfect wind chime. You can also incorporate different metals or wood to spruce up the finished look of the wind chime. Here is a look at some items you can gather for making unique angel wind chimes for your home:

  • White beads
  • Angel charms/angel wing pendant
  • White marbles
  • Sea shells of different shapes and sizes
  • A drilling machine with a small diamond drill bit
  • A small wooden stick
  • Invisible plastic thread

Once you have collected these items, it is time for action! Follow these steps to make the perfect wind chime:

  • Take the wooden stick and cut it into the desired size. Keep in mine that the width of this piece of wood should be the width of your wind chime.
  • Create three holes on the wooden stick using your drilling machine. Make one hole at the center of the stick as well as on the opposite ends of the stick.
  • Take the invisible plastic thread and cut in into three long pieces and tie a knot at each end. Put a piece of thread into the middle hole and take it out from the other end (the knot of your thread should act like a stopper and should not pass through the hole. You can make two or more knots at the same place in order to prevent the thread from slipping through).
  • Place the two knotted threads in the vacant holes.
  • Pick up a sea shell and make a hole in it. Now you can put the thread into it. Tie a knot below to create a stopper. You can embellish by incorporating the white marbles and beads into your thread. If you don’t have an angel charm, you can use an angel wing pendant. These pendants will surely add some zazz to the wind chime.
  • Keep adding shells to the threads until all three threads have at least 5 sea shells and two marbles.

In just 30 minutes you’ve got yourself a homemade wind chime! And one made from sea shells, marbles, angel charms, and natural stones will create a soothing sound for your home environment!

How to install tiles easily in your home

peel and stick tile,red ceramic tile Creative Commons | juhansonin Juhan Sonin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/juhansonin/3780368879/)

Is your weekend around the corner? If yes, then you must find a good project for yourself. Weekends are great for enjoyment and household chores. So why not this weekend give your bathroom, kitchen and other rooms a new look with a nice peel and stick tile. Totally easy to install, these tiles are available online in a vast variety. Here are some steps which will help you install these tiles.

  • Decide the pattern

First of all, it is important to decide the pattern of your peel and stick tile. You can decide the pattern according to your room’s décor. For instance, peel and stick tiles by Improvements will be a good option for a medium or big room. These self-stick carpet tiles help you make your living room and bedroom more stunning than ever before. These 12″ x 12″ residential carpet squares are easy to stick. You can use it in your basement, playroom or enclosed porch. All you have to do is to peel off the tile’s backing, pressing the carpet squares down on a surface and you are done. Perfect for high traffic areas, these tiles are easy to remove. You can check out an American Olean and a Daltile red ceramic tile online if you like accent color tiles. These tiles will be a perfect choice if you want to give your place a royal look.

  • Cut the tiles and set them in the right place

It’s great if you have already cut tiles. You can cut tiles out of your peel and stick material with scissors. It is better to measure each tile before cutting it.  You have the option to can cut out tiles of same dimensions according to the space available. In order to do this, use a pencil to mark lines on the back side of your peel and stick material. This will help you cut tiles of right size.

  • Peel off the backing of your tiles and paste them on the floor

Once you have cut your tiles in the right shape and right size, you can peel off their backing and stick them on the floor. You must press the tile firmly in order to make it look flat. Now you can flaunt your floor with your stylish peel and stick tiles.

How to make an original vase with rope

How to make an original vase with rope

Sprinkle the home of pretty flowers by making a unique vase with ropes and recycled tin cans. A original DIY for Deco chic table or elegant bedside table and flowers for almost nothing!

It is time to decorate the house with beautiful flowers and we think about decorative ideas that will change the traditional glass or porcelaine vase. For this, we manufacture unique vases and great decor using recycling items, it’s cheap and stylish too! With this DIY found on Pinterest, ultra easy, discover how to quickly make a vase . You only need a coil of rope and a tin can . Add pretty flowers in your vase and presto, here’s a nice decor to exhibit on the dining table, on your desktop or on your bedside table for a successful deco, fresh and flowery!

How to make an original vase with rope

A vase to achieve with a box of recycled tin can and rope

How to make an original vase with rope
To start, get yourself a box of a recycled tin can of the size you want. Take a few feets of rope or purchase one at the store. Choose a natural fiber rope like in this this post  or select a colored cord if you want to match the color of your vase to a color already present in the room. The important thing is that the rope is easy to handle.

How to make an original vase with rope
Wrap the rope properly and securely around your metal box by fixing the end with a dot of glue on the box. Tighten and feel free to add some  glue on the edges in order to keep the rope in place around the can. Let dry a few minutes.

Personalized vase for a unique decor

How to make an original vase with rope
Finally, fill your vase with pretty seasonal flowers to decorate your home. Put your vase on your table in the dinner room when you host guests for a discreet and refined décor, and then expose your flowers on your bedside table to decorate your room. You can change the flowers to match your mood, practical!

A decorative idea easy to perform, very cheap and easy to do, which will put the good mood in your home!