Do It Yourself Projects

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bon-appeteats:

allthesmallthingsminiatures:

robotsandfrippary:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

unrequitedstar:

melonberrymint:

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of decoden and polymer clay questions about what to use to as a gloss/glaze. Almost every time the first response is “Clear nail polish, duh!”.
This needs to stop if people want to be creating quality items. Sometimes I’m afraid to buy handmade things for fear that they have been sealed with clear nail polish and they will deteriorate over time. I want to buy things that will last!

I’ve reblogged this before - but it’s sooooo important. crafting signal boost 

I highly recommend MOD PODGE!!! It comes in gloss and matte. As the infographic shows, it’s only 75 cents an ounce.


Fuck that weak shit.  Tamiya clear gloss is my copilot. It’s water proof, unlike Mod Podge. It might not be the cheapest gloss, but it’s hella durable.

My personal preference is the Krylon spray, because you can put on nice even layers, with no brush marking.   When spray sealer won’t work, I like delta ceramcoat. 

I agree with all of this, except for the Mod Podge. I used it once and it made all of my charms (around 45 of them) tacky and unsellable. I’ve heard you can use the Matte one but I would never use Mod Podge to glaze clay items again. Triple Thick is my preference.

bon-appeteats:

allthesmallthingsminiatures:

robotsandfrippary:

porcelain-horse-horselain:

unrequitedstar:

melonberrymint:

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of decoden and polymer clay questions about what to use to as a gloss/glaze. Almost every time the first response is “Clear nail polish, duh!”.

This needs to stop if people want to be creating quality items. Sometimes I’m afraid to buy handmade things for fear that they have been sealed with clear nail polish and they will deteriorate over time. I want to buy things that will last!

I’ve reblogged this before - but it’s sooooo important. crafting signal boost 

I highly recommend MOD PODGE!!! It comes in gloss and matte. As the infographic shows, it’s only 75 cents an ounce.

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Fuck that weak shit.  Tamiya clear gloss is my copilot. It’s water proof, unlike Mod Podge. It might not be the cheapest gloss, but it’s hella durable.

My personal preference is the Krylon spray, because you can put on nice even layers, with no brush marking.   When spray sealer won’t work, I like delta ceramcoat

I agree with all of this, except for the Mod Podge. I used it once and it made all of my charms (around 45 of them) tacky and unsellable. I’ve heard you can use the Matte one but I would never use Mod Podge to glaze clay items again. Triple Thick is my preference.

(via deadshitandme)

truebluemeandyou:

DIY EXTREME KNITTING with a DIY for Cheap and Easy Giant Knitting Needles

woolandthegangTry this free pattern to make the Moby Scarf for a bold winter statement piece - they do say go big or go home. :)

YOU WILL NEED:

3 balls of WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool

2 poster tubes - 8 cm/3” diameter, 94 cm/37” long (available from stationery shops)

2 empty yarn cones (like the ones WATG’s Jersey Be Good yarn comes on)

1 roll of duct tape

HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEEDLES:

Step 1:

Start by taping an empty yarn cone to each poster tube - this forms the pointy tips of the knitting needles.

Step 2:

To make your needles smooth, and allow the yarn to slide more easily across them, wrap tape around the rest of the poster tube as well.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOBY SCARF:

Step 1:

Holding three strands of yarn together, cast on 20 stitches using the cable cast on technique. Follow this video here to watch video.

Step 2:

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch. Click here to watch video.

Step 3:

Cast off your stitches. Click here to watch video.

***truebluemeandyou: For an extreme knitting roundup including DIY giant knitting needles and patterns go here.***

(Source: woolandthegang, via theskyoutsidethecity)

fancymade:

DIY - WATERMELON SHORTS 

Because who doesn’t love watermelon, specially on shorts! I had an absolute blast putting this tutorial together. These shorts are perfect for any music festival, because as we all know, anything goes at these events. I found a dope pair of watermelon shorts on NastyGal.com, but I figured I would just make my own for a fraction of the price. $85 vs. $15 bucks, I’ll take the DIY version any day. 

MATERIALS: 

  • High waisted shorts 
  • Green Fabric Paint
  • Black Fabric Paint
  • White Fabric Paint
  • Fuchsia Rit Fabric Dye
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bucket 

HOW TO: 

1) Begin by prepping your bucket with hot water over a sink or outdoor surface. 

2) Follow the instructions on the Rit fabric dye package label and dye your shorts accordingly.

3) After your shorts have been dyed, washed, and dried, you can begin by painting the green bottom trim of your shorts. I would begin by finishing the front of your shorts, allow to dry, then move onto the back. 

4) Now move onto your black fabric paint and begin to paint round watermelon seeds throughout your shorts. Allow to dry. 

5) Once your green trim and black seeds are dry, finish off by painting the top of the trim with your white fabric paint. Allow to dry, and you’re set! 

XOXO - Drea 

PS. Please allow the shorts 72 hours to dry before putting them through the wash. 

PSS. You can apply this tutorial and make strawberry shorts instead too! Just substitute the fuchsia dye with red fabric dye. 

(via bodypartss)

madelinegxvx:

Vegan Black bean Crunchwrap Supreme! 
I’ve been getting a whooooole lotta requests for the recipe so I figured rather than write everyone back privately that I’d post a thing.
It’s really really easy, just substitute all the non-vegan stuff for vegan friendly kind and you’re in business. Your grocery list will look somethin like this:
large tortillas like the biggest you can find
tostadas (if you can’t find them,then small corn tortillas, you can bake them and get the same effect)
1 can of black beans (you probably won’t need the whole thing)
a block of cheddar daiya cheese
vegan sour cream, I used tofutti kind
shredded lettuce 
chopped tomato or salsa, I used salsa because I’m not really into tomato but am very into salsa
earth balance margerine 
seasoning for the beans, I used cumin seeds, paprika, ground cayenne pepper, onion powder, and cilantro flakes
Open your can of beans, drain about half the liquid out,put the beans and remaining juice in a small pot and heat em up over medium heat. Once you’ve got all your stuff chopped and seasoned and ready, lay out one of the large tortillas. Spread the daiya around in a circle about the same size as the tostada. Scoop on some beans, put on the tostada. Spread sour cream all over that bad boy and then add the lettuce and top that off with tomatoes or salsa or whatever you’re workin with.
NOW the fun stuff. Fold up one part of the tortilla and keep goin in a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation, making sure one part of each fold is tucked under the previous part. If you’re left with a hole at the top, like I was, grab another tortilla and put that over what you just did. Carefully flip it over and wrap it the same way. Put a pan on to medium heat and scoop in some Earth Balance. Once it’s melted and sizzly, carefully put your wrap on it seam side DOWN. Leave it on for three or four minutes, pressing with a spatula. Flip it and do the same for the other side and keep flippin it around until it’s as done as you’d like. 
THERE YA GO!! Vegans beating Taco Bell at their own damn game!! Good luck, friends!

madelinegxvx:

Vegan Black bean Crunchwrap Supreme! 

I’ve been getting a whooooole lotta requests for the recipe so I figured rather than write everyone back privately that I’d post a thing.

It’s really really easy, just substitute all the non-vegan stuff for vegan friendly kind and you’re in business. Your grocery list will look somethin like this:

  • large tortillas like the biggest you can find
  • tostadas (if you can’t find them,then small corn tortillas, you can bake them and get the same effect)
  • 1 can of black beans (you probably won’t need the whole thing)
  • a block of cheddar daiya cheese
  • vegan sour cream, I used tofutti kind
  • shredded lettuce 
  • chopped tomato or salsa, I used salsa because I’m not really into tomato but am very into salsa
  • earth balance margerine 
  • seasoning for the beans, I used cumin seeds, paprika, ground cayenne pepper, onion powder, and cilantro flakes

Open your can of beans, drain about half the liquid out,put the beans and remaining juice in a small pot and heat em up over medium heat. Once you’ve got all your stuff chopped and seasoned and ready, lay out one of the large tortillas. Spread the daiya around in a circle about the same size as the tostada. Scoop on some beans, put on the tostada. Spread sour cream all over that bad boy and then add the lettuce and top that off with tomatoes or salsa or whatever you’re workin with.

NOW the fun stuff. Fold up one part of the tortilla and keep goin in a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation, making sure one part of each fold is tucked under the previous part. If you’re left with a hole at the top, like I was, grab another tortilla and put that over what you just did. Carefully flip it over and wrap it the same way. Put a pan on to medium heat and scoop in some Earth Balance. Once it’s melted and sizzly, carefully put your wrap on it seam side DOWN. Leave it on for three or four minutes, pressing with a spatula. Flip it and do the same for the other side and keep flippin it around until it’s as done as you’d like. 

THERE YA GO!! Vegans beating Taco Bell at their own damn game!! Good luck, friends!

(via obersts2)

photojojo:

We’re putting photos inside of all our Easter eggs!

Slice a chocolate egg open with a heated knife. Fill. Then put it back together with melted chocolate.

If only Humpty had known about the melted chocolate!

Have a Photo Filled Easter