I made these fence decorations because I couldn't find wood letters in a font I liked. DIY: Discs are terra cotta saucers. Cut out letter
click on this blog and look at these terra cotta creations! They are made out of those plastic faux terra cotta pots and saucers.
Here is a centerpiece I made for my co worker's baby shower. Painted the terra cotta pots and saucers. Glued the buttons on with ceramic glue. Made the little inserts with bamboo skewers, nestabilities, and cut the cute as a button out of paper plates. I added a colored clothes pin and some flowers.
Really loving the built-in bunk idea for my kids and this one is fab. If I couldn't find such amazing reclaimed wood, I would paint it out white on the outside and let each child choose their interior color.
letter hide and seek.. I hid large letters around the room. I then placed the small letter squares that matched the letters that were hidden into a paper bag. I had each child pick a letter out of the bag and they had to find the letter that was on the small letter square.. After we found all of the large letters we placed them in alphabetical order on the floor.
Clothes pin caterpillar DIY kids craft These turned out SUPER cute, and were SUPER easy! I made a line of glue on the clothes pin, and let the girls pick the colors and arrange them however they liked :)
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Edible Rosary - I used Cheerios for the 'Hail Mary' beads, Fruit Loops for the 'Our Fathers' and a Honey Comb for the connecting piece. The cross is made out of a pipe cleaner. I wanted to use licorice whips for the cords, but couldn't find them so I just used yarn.
cut out of old tshirts! i made 3 and had to stop because i wouldn't have had any shirts left...they were so fun to make!
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Silver peace, love, and happiness cutout necklace is spectacular. A luminous sterling silver pendant features the swirling, decorative letters "e;PLH,"e; signifying peace, love, and happiness. Each letter is cut out for an open, airy design. Measuring 1 1/8 i $260.00
Homemade DIY Advent Calendar I made for my boyfriend last Christmas out of a box made for 24 bottles of wine! Used styrofoam cut outs as doors, covered the box in a tablecloth. Filled it with presents and little notes!
Lasagna Roll Ups. My family commented that this was the best lasagna I had ever made! I made a few mods to the recipe: used 1.25lbs ground beef, because that was what size I bought, used 2 8oz cans of sauce and cut out the 1/2 cup water. Forgot the Parm cheese, but put it on the table for personal choice. I made 12 rolls, the rest of my noodles were broken, and still had sauce left over for another meal.
DIY ball pit birthday party. I looked into renting a ball pit and couldn't find one small enough. Then I came up with this idea. Blow up pool filled with ball pit balls. We purchased the balls on-line and used a friends pool. It made for hours of safe fun and a great way to keep them all in one place
Entertainment Center-Most entertainment centers look dated to me these days. It's a large piece of furniture with room for your TV, stereo, movies etc. Some are free standing and some are built in. I like this one because of it's rustic look. It is made out of recycled shipping crates. A good DIY
DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea! The sign "Build memories sign a jenga piece" was made from a wood board with decal letters. Just buy the jenga game and spread the wood pieces out on the table. Buy 5-7 thin point black sharpies so your guests can write on them. Buy a big fish bowl for them to put the jenga blocks in when they were done. Lots of compliments!
Leather slip-on platform clogs with half moon wooden heel design. Leather is studded to wooden base. Sole lined with rubber. By John Fluevog Leather Upper Rubber Outer Sole Wood Base Made in Portugal 4 1/4 heel 2 1/2 platform The Half Moon Clog is a style inspired by the original clog designed and handmade by John Fluevog in the 1970s. This while preparing for the Museum of Vancouver retrospective on John Fluevog called 40 Years of Fluevog. Because no original examples of this clog could be found a call out to Fluevog fans in Canada and the States was made asking to borrow historically significant styles from the past. Today's version of the original John Fleuvog clog still embodies the true craftmanship and skill that goes into making one pair. The Half Moon clog is completely handmade hand cut hand printed and hand finished in the brand's factory in Peru. Each and every pair is unique. $99.95
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They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring