Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet & Pendant

Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet

Who would think that a little old egg could be the perfect resource for making mosaic jewelry?  But as it turns out, eggshells are a great choice for making all sorts of jewelry and crafts. The fragile shells are ideal for creating mosaic designs and when applied to a firm base and sealed for protection, these eggshells transform into beautiful showpieces.

How to Make an Eggshell Bracelet

In this video, Tiffany Windsor shows you how to create a mosaic bracelet using eggshells and alcohol ink for the color.  The trick to achieving the color variation is to sand the eggshells once the paint is dry.  This way you get less color in some areas and it adds depth and contrast to the design.

Video by Cool2Craft

Mosaic Eggshell Pendant Tutorial

Here’s another video showing you how to create an eggshell pendant.  This video uses transparent acrylic paint, so you can see the difference between working with paint vs alcohol ink like in the video above.  She also shows you a different technique, using a black ink pad, to achieve color contrast and blending.

Video by BeyondBracelets

Supplies Needed Include:

Alcohol Ink or Transparent Acrylic Paints

Resin Block, Wooden Pieces, or a base to attach the eggshells to

Sanding Block or Nail File

Glue**

Black Ink Pad

Gloss Sealer**

Triple Thick Glaze**

**Mod Podge Gloss Finish can be used as a glue, sealant and glaze if you want to keep things easy (and cheaper) for yourself.

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Adorable Knit Bear Pattern

Knit Bear Pattern

Knit Bear Pattern

Knitting Pattern for Huggable Bears

Take a look around my house and you will see that I love stuffed animals. My kids have inherited, or should I say taken over my collection, but I’m not embarrassed to say that many of the cuddly creatures in our house have been with me long before I had kids.

I know that my love for teddy bears is something that I share with my mother.  She has a huge collection of miniature teddy bears that adorn every nook and cranny of my parent’s home.  I love how each teddy bear has a different look and personality, just like people.  So as a knitter, this is a project that I really enjoy.

Have fun knitting one of these adorable, huggable teddy bears for yourself.  Or, give one as a gift for a baby shower, or to welcome a new baby.  I think that anyone who receives one of these lovable bears will smile with delight.

Pattern for these bears

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DIY Mothers Day Gift Idea

Mothers Day Gift Idea

Make a painted cup or mug for Mother’s Day and every day your mum will enjoy this personalized gift.  One of the reasons why I love this gift idea is because a personalized mug can be made lots of ways.  You can use markers or paints to create a truly memorable gift.  Write a simple message on the mug to let her know how much you love her, or paint something special.  No matter what you do, she’ll love it.

Mothers Day Gift Idea

Personalized Painted Mug Tutorial

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Mothers Day Flower Mug Bouquet

Mothers Day Flower Mug

Make your mother a bouquet of flowers that she can reuse once Mother’s Day has passed.  With this mug bouquet, she’ll be able to use the mug and the artificial flowers all year long.

Although this video shows you how to make a flower mug bouquet, one of the things I like best about it is the technique for wrapping the gift with shrink wrap.  It’s a great tip that can be used for any present you may have, whether’s it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or Christmas.

This tutorial uses a premade mug, but how about if you gave her a personalized mug?  Now that would be an extra special gift that mum will really love.  This gift idea is perfect for any special person in your life, so an Aunt, Grandmother, or teacher would also love this gift.

Flower Bouquet Tutorial

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DIY Mothers Day Gift Felt Craft Tutorial

Mothers Day Gift

Looking for a cute Mother’s Day gift idea?  This tutorial includes the template you need to create the felt cut-outs to make an “I Love My Mom” banner.  Add some magnets to the ends of the banner and you’ve got the perfect way to hang this banner.

Put the banner up so that it greets mum as she goes to open the refrigerator in the morning.  Or, hang it across the mirror in the bathroom so that it’s the first thing she sees when she wakes up on Mother’s Day.  Kids will love getting creative and decorating these felt cutouts to personalize this sign to show mom how much they love her.

Mothers Day Gift Tutorial

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How to Make a Makeup Brush Roll

Makeup Brush Organizer

Is there a makeup enthusiast in your life who would love a compact way to hold all of her makeup brushes?  Whether you make this brush roll for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, this DIY craft is perfect for keeping brushes organized.

This project is super easy and only requires a few items.  All it takes is a sushi rolling mat and elastic.  I found some sushi mats for about $2.50 on Amazon.  What a bargain and a really inexpensive gift idea.  Add a fancy MAC brush or two and you’ll have an extra special gift.

DIY Makeup Brush Organizer

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Farmers Market Fabric Tote

Farmers Market Tote

This tote may be perfect for the farmer’s market, but it’s so pretty that I think it would be great to use every day.  I think that any mother would enjoy this tote and could think of a million uses for it.  Take it to the park, carry snacks to a soccer game, or use it in the car to keep yourself organized while on the go.  The laminated surface makes this an easy clean tote, which of course is a mother’s dream.

Farmers Market Tote

This photo tutorial gives you all of the details and walks you through step by step.  This would be a wonderful gift to make for Mother’s Day.

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Easy Gift Idea-Personalized Coffee Mug

Personalized Coffee Mugs

Any gift is more special when you personalize it.  With this tutorial you’ll see how to take a plain coffee cup, or mug, and personalize it to make it the perfect gift.

This DIY gift idea is perfect for Christmas, but it can also be used to help you make a gift for your child’s teacher, or maybe for a Grandmother on Mother’s Day.  You can also take the technique used in this tutorial and apply it to making decorated plates, serving pieces, or accent pieces for your table.

How to Make a Personalized Coffee Mug

This video is super short, but it shows you a great way to make perfect polka dots.

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