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DIY How to make a rustic and elegant table top with Burlap

Katie Brown Shows You How to DIY an Elegant Holiday Table top Rustic Twist We find that a touch of rustic burlap, makes for a surprisingly elegant and festive Holiday table. Here are three simple projects to inspire you! Print Recipe DIY How to make a rustic and elegant table top with Burlap This tabletop […]





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DIY How to make a rustic and elegant table top with Burlap

This tabletop Christmas tree is made from pieces of rustic burlap but manages to have an elegant and delicate look to it. When combined with seasonal greens and reds, you’ve got a wonderful holiday centerpiece that really stands out.
It’s simple and inexpensive and lots of fun to build. So make yourself a hot chocolate, get out the burlap, and get crafty.

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Instructions
  1. Start with a cone made from chicken wire (a square of chicken wire rolled into a cone, pinched together). Shape it with your fingers, scrunching and pulling it into the shape you want.

  2. Cut 4-inch squares of burlap.

  3. Starting at the top, poke the first piece of burlap through the top hole. Shape it into a point.

  4. Continue poking the squares through the holes as you make your way down the cone.

  5. On the bottom row, let the squares trail outward like slippers to give the tree a pretty finish.


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Rustic placemat and plate-wrap
There are trends that deserve to be a flash in the pan and then there are trends that embrace a classic movement that has stood the test of time.
Mixing natural elements from the outdoors with touches of red and organic white in your place settings, may be the hot trend at the moment, but it is certainly also a time-honored tradition in parts of the world that spend their winters covered in snow.
Simple and inexpensive, these ideas will leave you with time to actually enjoy your Christmas Holiday.

Materials:
Dishtowels in ‘vintage white’ with a little stripe of red
Thin 1/4” ribbon - natural or vintage feel to it
Glue dots

Tools:
Scissors
Iron
Related on Yahoo Makers: Painted Placemats: A Super-Quick, Super-Easy Dinner Party DIY

Instructions:
1. Iron the dishtowel so that it has no creases.
2. Lay the towel down on the table as a placemat, letting 1/3 of it hang down over the table’s edge.
3. Wrap the plate in one strand of the ribbon, cut to fit the plate.
4. Attach the ribbon by tying a knot, under the plate.
A burlap candle centerpiece
Burlap … rough and heavy? Not always! This candle wrap, with the lightest touch of burlap, will have your holiday table glowing with the feel of nature brought indoors.
You may not be celebrating the season in a snowy cabin in the north, but you sure can warm up your decor and pretend you are.

Materials:
Large glass vase
Burlap lace ribbon
Short pillar candle, ivory or white
3 flat sprigs of cedar
Handful of red winter berries
Glue dots

Tools:
Scissors
Related on Yahoo Makers: A DIY Candle and Pearl Centerpiece: So Simple, So Glamorous

Instructions:
1. Lay the sprigs of cedar at the bottom of the vase, with stems facing center.
2. Place the pillar candle in the center, on top of stems.
3. Cut a length of burlap lace ribbon to fit around the top half of vase.
4. Stick a glue dot to the vase, at the height you want the ribbon.
5. Stick one end of ribbon to the glue dot, wrap the rest of ribbon around the vase, and attach it with one more glue dot at the end.
6. Trim ribbon with scissors so it meets the other end exactly flat.
7. Toss in a tiny handful of red berries, to achieve a delicate, natural look.


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Easy how to make aromatherapy DIY

“Fresh cut herbs are one of my favorite things. I love the color, the smell the textures. They are not snotty plants ….you do not need to be an expert gardener or have a bright green thumb….or have acres of land . Nope, these hard working, easy to get along with plants, are a great […]





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Easy how to make aromatherapy DIY

A great way to make your herbal bounty last, is to create essential oils out of it. Believe it or not, this can actually be done in your trusty Crock Pot. Take your fragrant sprigs, add some citrus peel and give the gift of aromatherapy.

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  1. Pick your herbs and peel the outer layer of your citrus fruit, being mindful of only getting the colorful part and leaving the white pith on the fruit.

  2. Tightly pack your jars with the herbs and citrus of your choosing. You can make combinations or keep it simple.

  3. Pour the oil into the jar of herbs until it covers them and then seal the jar tightly.

  4. Place the jars in a single layer in your Crock Pot, cover them with water, cover the pot and place the temperature on low. Allow the jars to sit for 8 hours.

  5. Pull the jars out and let them cool completely. Then strain them into a container with a pouring spout.

  6. Pour the oils into pretty glass bottles, cork them and dip the tops in melted letter sealing wax. (Just place it in the bowl of a double boiler, and it will melt beautifully)


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5 great ways how to use copper DIY

5 DIY Ways to Use the Trendy Metal That Has Eclipsed Stainless Steel Forget stainless steel! Move over, gold! Copper is the metal of choice these days — and we’re all about it. With its earthy undertones and rustic appeal, the shimmer of copper is elegant without being extravagant, and it’s finding its way into […]





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5 great ways how to use copper DIY

We’ve come up with five subtle, DIY ways to add a little copper to your home.
Copper pipe toilet paper holder
Have some copper pipe? Well, then you’ve got yourself a very chic toiler paper holder!

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Instructions
  1. Scrub the copper with soap and water until it shines.

  2. Saw the copper pipe into three pieces: one 6-inch piece, one 3- to 4-inch piece, and one 5-inch piece.

  3. Attach the three pieces together with the right-angle copper elbow joints, using the 5-inch piece for the top and the 6-inch piece for the bottom. Tap with a hammer or mallet to make sure the pieces are well-connected.

  4. Add the copper cap to the bottom pipe and the coupling to the end of the top pipe.

  5. Hang the holder on the wall from the top pipe with the copper U-straps. The toilet paper roll slides over the bottom pipe.


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Copper bud vase
There’s something so delicate and beautifully simple about a single bud vase. When that vase is copper, the effect is even more stunning.

Materials:
Copper stub-out tube
Copper female coupling that fits stub-out tube
Copper Milford tubing hanger
Tools:
Phillips screwdriver
Rigid object with a right angle (such as a kitchen counter or block of wood)
Instructions:
1. Fit the female copper coupling onto the top opening of the stub-out tube so that the strapping for the Milford hanger will fit.
2. Using a rigid surface with a right angle, bend the long hanger part of the Milford hanger into a right angle (to fit against the wall).
3. Attach the stub-out tube to the Milford hanger strapping, securing the screws tightly with a screwdriver.
4. Attach to the wall securely; add water and flower bud.
Copper foil leaf art
A framed piece of copper foil leaf art is a statement your home needs and wants!

Materials:
Copper foil leaf
Metal leaf adhesive sizing glue
2 small paintbrushes
Black card stock
Frame
Tools:
Scissors
Instructions:
1. Cut the card stock to fit your frame of choice.
2. Draw a design on the card stock with the sizing glue and let it sit for about five minutes.
3. Cut the copper foil leaves into strips.
4. When the sizing is tacky but not wet, place the copper foil strips face down over the sizing glue and rub the paper backing with your thumb to ensure the copper’s contact with the paper. Peel away the paper, leaving the copper stuck to the glue.
5. Continue this process until all of the glue is covered.
6. Gently brush away any excess copper with a very soft paintbrush until the design is the only thing left.
7. Place your new copper leaf art into the frame and display it in an area with light to bring out its reflection.
Related on Yahoo Makers: DIY Copper and Gold Foil Branches
Copper-dipped drawer pulls
Turn a simple piece of furniture into something straight out of a high-end design boutique by adding a shimmer of copper to plain drawer pulls.

Materials:
Copper paint
Drawer pulls
Wire
Tools:
Paper cup cut into a shallow bowl
Wire snips
Instructions:
1. Pour some of the copper paint into the shallow paper cup.
2. Put the drawer pull’s screw into the hole in the pull and wrap a bit of wire around it so you can hang it to dry later.
3. Holding the drawer pull by the wire, dip it into the paint and roll it around, getting as much coverage as you would like. (Hint: We like to leave a bit of the original drawer pull showing; that way it has a “dipped” look.)
4. Hang it to dry so that the fresh paint isn’t touching anything.
Copper penny tray
We love a good resin project! This tray is a great way to display the simple beauty of the often-overlooked copper penny.

Materials:
Pennies
Tray
Resin-based “bar coating” or lacquer
Tools:
Plastic cup with measurements on side
Stir sticks with a flat edge
Instructions:
1. Lay pennies out on the tray the way you want them to be displayed.
2. Mix resin according to the manufacturer’s directions and pour it over the pennies.
3. Let the tray dry thoroughly.

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Outdoor and porch decor DIY

Katie Brown shows us how to create the perfect Fall Outdoor Porch Decor Print Recipe Outdoor and porch decor DIY Beautiful Bountiful Bales Create a country meadow and the abundant feeling of the harvest right at your doorstep. Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Servings MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Bale of hay2 Belts-extra largeOasisFlowers […]





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Outdoor and porch decor DIY

Beautiful Bountiful Bales
Create a country meadow and the abundant feeling of the harvest right at your doorstep.

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  1. Place your bale of hay where you want it to live.

  2. Wrap the belts around the girth of the hay bale- one on each end.

  3. Position a brick of oasis right in the middle on top of the hay bale.

  4. Starting around the lower outside area of the brick poke the grasses or leaves all around it.

  5. Keep adding the flowers and grasses into the oasis until its completely covered.


Recipe Notes

More is more for this project…. but it doesn’t have to be expensive flowers. Leaves look just as good. Play with variations on the Halloween and fall color scheme to include another color- surprise yourself!


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DIY Moss Table runner

Create a forest fairytale with a moss-lined table runner. A Perfect table runner for fall and Thanksgiving Print Recipe DIY Moss Table runner With little more than a piece of jute or burlap and a big bowl of dried and fresh moss, you can create a lush table scape that marries the beauty of the […]





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DIY Moss Table runner

With little more than a piece of jute or burlap and a big bowl of dried and fresh moss, you can create a lush table scape that marries the beauty of the outdoors with the inviting warmth of your home.

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Instructions
  1. Lay out your jute on the table to be covered, then measure and cut it.

  2. Place the jute cloth on a covered work surface.

  3. Starting on the outer edges in the middle and working around the perimeter, spray some glue on the jute and press the moss to the glue. Try to make as much contact with the jute as possible.

  4. Continue until the jute is mostly covered, leaving the center clear for more decorations.


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How to whiten your teeth with this tooth whitener DIY

Print Recipe How to whiten your teeth with this tooth whitener DIY Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Prep Time 5 minuts Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients cup baking soda1 bunch strawberries Prep Time 5 minuts Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients cup baking soda1 bunch strawberries Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this […]





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How to whiten your teeth with this tooth whitener DIY

DIY teeth whitener from katie Brown

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Easy No Flower Bouquet DIY #weddingseason

No-Flower DIY Bouquet is Perfect for Weddings Nothing brightens up your home quite like a fresh bouquet. It makes the room feel vibrant and the air breathable. A bouquet doesn’t have to mean expensive flowers though! You can create a beautiful arrangement out of just greens instead. Also, for those of you heading down the […]





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No Flower Green Bouquet DIY

Usually a supporting character in a bouquet, the green element plays second fiddle to its vibrant, colorful, blooming counterparts. However, we think leaves and ferns deserve a little more credit than they’re given. There is so much to chose from - from Queen Anne’s Lace, to Maiden Hair Fern, to herbs of all sorts - greens are totally capable of being the stars of the show. This no flower bouquet DIY craft is just what you need.

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Cheerio Bird Feeder kids craft DIY

There is nothing like being outside with my girls. My Meredith loves to run and jump around. Getting her to sit with me and take a minute to look at the birds and the trees is not easy. So I am always inventing new ways to get her to be with me in the great […]





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Kids DIY bird feeder using Cheerios

A fun Bird Feeder kids DIY using Cheerios, that is fun to craft with your children and get outside.

Bird feeder Kids craft DIY using Cheerios from katie Brown

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Instructions
  1. Cut a length of cord and tie a knot on one end.

  2. String your Cheerios, making a knot now and then.


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DIY – How to make Lip Balm

It’s fun and easy to make your own lip balm. A great homemade gift for any holiday…Katie Brown will show you how! Print Recipe DIY Lip Balm Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Servings MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 2 tsp Castor oil1 tbsp beeswax1 tsp honey2 drops essential oilTins2 pansEyedropperMixing toolStovetopOven mitt Servings MetricUS […]





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DIY Lip Balm

DIY lip balm from Katie Brown

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DIY – how to make your own Chafing Dish using flower pots

A great how to for making your own Chafing Dish with flower pots. Print Recipe Flower Pot Chafing Dish DIY DIY your own chafing dish with flower pots. Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Servings MetricUS Imperial Ingredients Large Terracotta pot- with a base wide enough to balance your dish to keep heated.3 […]





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Flower Pot Chafing Dish DIY

DIY your own chafing dish with flower pots.


Instructions
  1. Place terra cotta dish where you want your chafing dish to be centered.

  2. Flip the three little pots upside down and place them right up against the dish in a triangle formation.

  3. Fill the terra cotta dish with the glass potting beads.

  4. Place the Sterno can in the center of the dish, right on top of the glass beads. (Do not open the Sterno can, nor light it, until you are ready to heat your dish.)

  5. Place the large terra cotta pot, upside down, balanced over the three little pots and so that the sterno can is in the center. Pry off the lid to the Sterno and light with a match about 10 minutes before you want to put your warm dish on the top.


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