29 Halloween Costumes You Can Make With 3 Things Or Fewer

Some great and easy ideas for quick and easy last minute costume ideas.

Bookmark this and come back to it on the day of Halloween.

1. An avocado.

An avocado.

Materials needed: A piece of cardboard, paint, and your own belly!

2. A jelly fish.

A jelly fish.

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Materials needed: An umbrella and a bunch of yarn.

3. No-face from Spirited Away.

No-face from Spirited Away.

Materials needed: A black hoodie (preferably long), and a DIY paper mask that you can draw on using sharpies/markers.

4. The Olympic Rings.

The Olympic Rings.

Materials needed: PVC tape and a rubber hoop cover (or wire). See how here.

5. An adult baby.

An adult baby.

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Materials needed: A onesie and a sippy cup. This costume wins because 1) Halloween is freezing and 2) you’re in a onesie.

6. A chocolate chip cookie.

A chocolate chip cookie.

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Materials needed: A dog bed and brown paint for the spots.

7. An evidence bag.

An evidence bag.

Materials needed: Clear tarp and red tape. See how here.

8. The snapchat ghost.

The snapchat ghost.

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Materials needed: A bed sheet and a sharpie.

9. Matt Murdock from the Netflix TV series Daredevil.

Matt Murdock from the Netflix TV series Daredevil.

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Materials needed: Some kind of black clothing to cover your eyes (scarf, shirt, bandana, etc.).

10. “I’m innocent but I’ve been framed!”

"I'm innocent but I've been framed!"

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Materials needed: A frame.

11. White trash.

White trash.

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Materials needed: A trash bag and a sharpie.

12. Magritte’s “Son of Man.”

Materials needed: A suit, a hat, and a green apple.

13. Your Tinder profile IRL.

Your Tinder profile IRL.

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Materials needed: Green and red construction paper and a pair of scissors.

14. Alice in Chains.

Alice in Chains.

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Materials needed: A name tag with “Alice” and a chain.

15. A Dell, which makes for a clever “Adele.”

A Dell, which makes for a clever "Adele."

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Materials needed: A Dell sign and a cute smile when people scoff at you for trying to pull off ‘Adele.’

16. A nudist on strike.

Materials needed: Clothes and a DIY sign.

17. Teenage Thor.

Teenage Thor.

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Materials needed: A hammer and a sharpie.

18. PB & J, the brands.

PB & J, the brands.

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Materials needed: Printed Jif and Smucker’s labels (or whatever labels you think make the best flavor combos).

19. One of the badass wives from Mad Max.

One of the badass wives from Mad Max.

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Materials needed: Bed sheets or white t-shirts or something white.

20. MC Hammer.

MC Hammer.

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Materials needed: A hammer and some construction paper.

21. A dungeon ghost.

A dungeon ghost.

Materials needed: A welded chain. See how here.

22. A sim.

Materials needed: Green paper, and the will to make an origami triangle. See how to do this here.

23. A soot sprite.

A soot sprite.

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Materials needed: cotton balls and craft eyes.

24. A crazy straw.

A crazy straw.

Materials needed: Vinyl tubing. See how here.

25. A ~smartie~ pants.

Materials needed: smarties.

26. A ghost that’s too spooky to have eyes.

A ghost that's too spooky to have eyes.

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Materials needed: A bedsheet.

27. A Chipotle burrito.

Materials needed: Tin foil and tissue paper.

28. A Facebook profile page.

Materials needed: A giant print out of your profile page, a friend’s, or a completely-made-up one.

29. An Abercrombie model.

Materials needed: An Abercrombie bag.

28 Outdoor Lighting DIYs To Brighten Up Your Summer

 

Forget candles. These creative lighting ideas are a cheap and easy way to get your backyard beautiful for summer entertaining.

1. Colorful Canning Jar Lights

Colorful Canning Jar Lights

Cover canning jars in translucent glass paint and hang them from chord fixtures to create a cluster of colorful lights, like this blogger did.

2. Paper Bag Lanterns

Paper Bag Lanterns

Cut small slits in paper bags and cover string lights— hanging ribbons add a party vibe. Find the full tutorial here.

3. Wine Bottle Torch

Wine Bottle Torch

Turn old wine bottles into snazzy torches with some basic hardware and a wick. Get the full tutorial here.

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Turn a Dollar Store basket in beautiful lighting with a simple chain and light. Check out this post for the how to.

5. Tin Can Lanterns

Tin Can Lanterns

Fill a tin can with water, freeze it, and punch a design using a hammer and nail. once the ice has melted, you can paint the can’s exterior. Find all the details here.

6. Hanging Railing Jars

Hanging Railing Jars

Just create little wire hangers for your jars and hang them on the railing or balcony. A full tutorial is here.

7. Cupcake Lights

Cupcake Lights

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Who knew cupcake liners made for sweet decor? Cut a small X in the top of a liner and secure it around the bulbs on a string of lights. Created by this blogger.

8. Glass Candle Lanterns

Glass Candle Lanterns

Use an old tuna can and glasses of various shapes and sizes to create outdoor lanterns. This post has all the details.

9. Hanging Tea Lights

Hanging Tea Lights

Simply hang tea lights from a tree with colorful ribbons and pretty bows. Pinnedhere.

10. Mason Jar Solar Lights

Mason Jar Solar Lights

Here’s a tutorial. You could use newspaper or tissue paper.

11. Tube Lights

Tube Lights

Turn textured plastic into subtle lighting with this tutorial.

12. Hanging Succulent Chandelier

Hanging Succulent Chandelier

This succulent chandelier used to be a pot rack. Nestle tea lights in jars amongst greenery for a subtle glow, like this blogger.

13. Ice Lantern

Ice Lantern

It won’t last long in the heat, but you can turn a balloon, water. and a freezer into a crazy cool outdoor lighting motif. Check out this tutorial.

14. Hula Hoop Chandelier

Hula Hoop Chandelier

Wrap lace or another decorative ribbon around a hula hoop, then wrap in icicle lights and you have a truly unique set of hanging lights. Created by this blogger.

15. Solar Light Chandelier

Solar Light Chandelier

Just replace the bulbs in an outdoor chandelier with solar lights. No electricity needed!

16. Wine Glass Chandeliers

Wine Glass Chandeliers

Turn sheets of vellum into little lampshades for wine glasses with this simple tutorial.

17. Grapevine Lights

Grapevine Lights

Make balls from grapevines (or wires if you don’t live on a farm) and wrap icicle lights around them to create glimmering orbs. This tutorial has all the details.

18. Beer Bottle Table Runner

Beer Bottle Table Runner

Stuff colorful string lights into beer bottles to make a nightlight table runner. Super easy, and blogged about here.

19. Glow-In-The-Dark Painted Planters

Glow-In-The-Dark Painted Planters

20. Fabric Lamps

Fabric Lamps

Cover plastic cups in colorful patterned fabrics and string them onto lights. Followthese directions.

21. Upcycled Outdoor Chandelier

Upcycled Outdoor Chandelier

This blog post shows you how to transform an indoor chandelier into backyard decor.

22. Starry Lights

Starry Lights

Restoration Hardware sells these battery-powered starry lights that you can wrap around an outdoor plant or trellis.

23. Birthday Hat Lights

Birthday Hat Lights

Cut the base off of cone birthday hats, polk some holes using thumb tacks, and wrap the hats around string lights. This post has all the info.

24. Seashell Lighting

Seashell Lighting

String seashells in tea lights or use them as a base for candles. All of these are byMartha, of course.

25. Origami String Lights

Origami String Lights

Practice some basic origami skills to create little paper lanterns for each string light. Posted here and here.

26. Glowing Light Orbs

Glowing Light Orbs

Follow this tutorial and make these glowing orbs for only $3.

27. Watercolor Orbes

Watercolor Orbes

Spray white paper lanterns with watercolor paint to add some color to your outdoor decor. This post shows you how.

28. Emergency Outdoor Light

Emergency Outdoor Light

29 Cool Recycled Pallet Projects

Reuse, Recycle & Repurpose Old Wooden Pallets

December 20, 2012 By  101 Comments

People amaze me.

I get a real kick out of re-purposed wooden pallet projects.  People have come up with some awesome ways to recycle and reuse wooden shipping pallets and it’s pretty darn inspiring.  While not specifically survival related, the mentality of creatively using resources is a key theme in any survivor’s mindset.  I put together a collection of some of my favorite recycled pallet projects below that I thought you would enjoy.

A note on using pallets.  Pallets are typically marked with either MB which means they’ve been chemically treated or HT which means they have been heat treated.  Some pallets are also pressure treated with preservatives.  You should try to avoid using MB marked and pressure treated pallets for interior projects and gardening projects.  Try to avoid those nasty chemicals if you can.

Have any of you re-purposed a wooden pallet?  Share and comment below!

 

Vertical Planter

Project can be found at: http://www.designsponge.com/2011/09/diy-project-recycled-pallet-vertical-garden.html

 

Wall Shelves

Project can be found at: http://www.myluckylemon.com/2011/04/pallets-of-love.html

 

Garden Work Bench

Project can be found at: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/tools/make-your-own-potting-bench/#page=17

 

Variety of Chairs

Project can be found at: http://www.slownoodle.com/search/label/Recycle%20and%20Upcycle

 

Retro Coffee Table

Project can be found at: http://www.designfinch.com/2011/05/28/pallet-possibilities/

 

Wall Covering

Project can be found at: http://homedecorinterioridea.com/decorate-the-walls-of-your-living-room-with-recycled-pallets.html

 

 

Breakfast in Bed Tray

Project can be found at: http://ehomeandgarden.net/gallery/pallet-furniture-ideas-02

 

Room Divider

Project can be found at: http://ehomeandgarden.net/gallery/pallet-furniture-ideas-02

 

Office Furniture

Project can be found at: http://www.decoist.com/2012-02-24/office-design-from-recycled-pallets-at-brandbase-in-amsterdam/

 

Wickedly Cool Flooring

Project can be found at: http://ehomeandgarden.net/gallery/pallet-furniture-ideas-02

 

Dining Table

Project can be found at: http://super-simpless.blogspot.com/2012/10/recycled-pallets-sanded-finished-as.html

 

Mason Jar Chandalier

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Project can be found at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/66488968/mason-jar-chandelier-diy-candles?ref=shop_home_active

 

Compost Bins

Project can be found at: http://www.threeandathirdhomestead.com/2011/06/three-bin-composter-from-recycled.html

 

End Table

Project can be found at: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/home-furniture-pallets.html

 

Wood Shed

Project can be found at: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/Pallet-Woodshed.aspx

 

Off Grid Cabin

Project can be found at: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/design-architecture/firm-turns-shipping-pallets-into-transitional-homes-for-refugees/2841

 

Day Bed

Project can be found at: http://www.inhabitots.com/adorable-toddler-bed-made-from-shipping-pallets/

 

Stairs

Project can be found at: http://www.shft.com/shopping/most-architecture-brandbase-pallet/

 

Shoe Rack

Project can be found at: http://www.curbly.com

 

Recycled Walking Path

Project can be found at: http://littleecofootprints.typepad.com/little_eco_footprints/2010/07/pallet-dreaming.html

 

Barn

Project can be found at: http://charlesandhudson.com/pallet_shed/

 

Raised Bed Garden

Project can be found at: http://blog.greenergreengrass.com/2012/03/11/recycle-pallets-as-garden-planters/

 

Garden Tool Organizer

Project can be found at: http://gardenista.com/posts/diy-garden-pallet-as-instant-tool-shed

 

Retail Fixtures

Project can be found at: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diy-reclaimed-pallet-shelving.html

 

Artful Coffee Table

Project can be found at: http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/god-save-pallet-reclaimed-pallets.html

 

Flatscreen Backdrop

Project can be found at: http://www.simonetasca.com.br/

 

Pallet Sofa

Project can be found at: http://www.theironstonenest.com/2011/09/transformation-tuesday-outdoor-pallet.html

 

Pallet Headboard

Project can be found at: http://homebyheidi.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-pineplace.html

 

And finally… one last project to wish you Merry Christmas!!!!

 

Pallet Christmas Tree

Project can be found at: http://www.greendiary.com/10-creative-christmas-trees-recycled-materials.html

 

Remember, it’s not IF but WHEN,

12 Amazing DIY Furniture Projects

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Painter’s Ladder Shelf

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Kids Corner Bench

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Sweet Seating

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Drum Table

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Vintage Wine Crate Coffee Table

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Road Sign Stools

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 Wood headboard

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Pallet Desk

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Picnic Table

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How To Quick Flip Furniture For Fun And Profit.

Upcycle, Re-purposed, Custom Building, Restoring, Refinishing Furniture And Having Fun Doing What We Love!

This is a Coffee Table we purchase at Trosa for $10. With a little TLC we changed the look of this table and put it in a consignment Shop.

A “Nest” For Humans Made From Bales Of Straw

COMPRISED SOLELY OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, STUDIO 1984’S ECOLOGICAL PAVILION DOESN’T HAVE MUCH IN THE WAY OF MODERN CONVENIENCES, BUT IT WOULDN’T BE A BAD SPOT TO SPEND A COZY AFTERNOON

When asked about the name of his fledgling architecture collective, Studio 1984, cofounder Romain Gié replies with an Orwell-worthy “Big Brother is always watching.” Despite that dystopian implication, however, the Parisian trio behind the firm believe in the power of thoughtful, responsible practices impacting the present–and future–for the better. “Social and environmental sustainability are linked and should be considered in the design of projects,” Gié tells Co.Design.

The “nest” was their entry into a competition hosted by the Archi<20 Festival de L’Architecture earlier this year in Alsace, France, under the directive to create a simple habitat composed of natural components. “For us it is like a land art piece integrated into the rural landscape, using natural and ecological insulation from a playful point of view.”

“All of our materials are recyclable and/or reusable,” Gié says of the straw and timber unit. A variety of wood was selected for specific functions–Douglas for the frame, larch for the joinery, pine for the interior finishing, and acacia for foundations–but the main source of R&D was done surrounding the use and treatment of the straw. In addition to working out the most effective way to secure it to the structure itself, it was essential to create a strong squeeze between the bales in order to avoid thermal bridges–essentially heat loss between poor insulators–and unwelcome guests. “Rodents don’t live inside compressed bales, but do between them,” Gié explains. “So if you compress all of them together, you’re safe.”

The charmingly bare-bones unit took three months to design and three weeks to construct, and what it lacks in modern amenities and conveniences, it more than makes up for in sweet simplicity and a super-close relationship with the idyllic surrounds. The mini-unit is now owned by the House of Nature of Mutterscholtz, and plans are afoot to transform it into a public facility for kids who canoe and kayak in the nearby river.

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The Pros and Cons of Different Countertops

Choosing the right countertops can really improve the look of your kitchen and make the rest of the room come together. With so many different materials out there, it can be difficult to make a choice or know what will work best in your home. Common materials for countertops include stainless steel, glass, wood, travertine, recycled materials, and granite. Each material has its own unique set of pros and cons.

Stainless Steel Countertop

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A stainless steel countertop is incredibly easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe them down with soap and water, and you’re good to go. Additionally, they will match with any color, which will make decorating your kitchen quite easy. However, they have the tendency to look a bit cold and sterile because of their shiny silver color. If you want a warm, inviting kitchen, this may not be the look for you.

Glass Countertops

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Like stainless steel, glass counters look sleek and clean and work well with a modern-looking kitchen. Additionally, glass is very versatile and can be stained any color and cut into any shape. It is also very easy to keep clean. The main downside of glass is that it can be expensive, especially if you want it cut into a custom shape to properly fit over your counter.

Wood Countertops

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If a sleek and modern look isn’t your style and you want a warmer, more inviting atmosphere, you might want to consider wood countertops. Thick wooden counters will give your kitchen a rustic, country chic look. If you seal the counter with a protective coating, it will be sanitary and you will be able to chop vegetables and meat directly on the wood itself, like a chopping block. The main downside of wood is that like glass, it can get quite expensive.

Travertine counters

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Travertine counters have also become fairly popular in recent years. This material goes well with many different decorating schemes and will give your kitchen a warm and inviting look. However, travertine’s pitted surface can trap bacteria and liquids if it isn’t sealed properly, which can make it very time-consuming to clean.

Recycled Countertops

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In addition to travertine, recycled countertops have also become quite popular. This type of counter can be made out of a variety of different recycled materials, including glass, plastic, and concrete. These counters will look great with bamboo cabinets and flooring.

Granite Countertops

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Although travertine and recycled counters have surged in popularity, granite is still the overwhelming favorite when it comes to counter materials. This versatile material will match well with many different design styles, meaning you won’t have to change it each time you do a kitchen remodel. Additionally, it is more durable than most countertop materials and is quite resistant to chipping, scratching, breaking, and cracking. This means that you won’t have to repair or replace it soon after you buy it. Recently, honed granite has become very popular. This type of granite has a matte finish, as opposed to the polished finish of regular granite.

 

10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers

I’m not the best decorator, designer, or photographer, my socks have probably only matched twice in my life, and my cats are rather plump. I’m far from perfect, but one area I’m getting pretty good at is paint. Jesse has definitely witnessed several ‘I JUST RUINED IT!!!!’ mini-breakdowns after one of my furniture makeovers has gone awry, but my goal has always been progress over perfection.

After painting probably 20 pieces of furniture in the past few years, I’ve definitely made some progress in my painting skills. So, today, I thought I would roundup 10 of my favorite painted furniture makeovers, and then afterwards answer some of the FAQ’s I get about painting furniture. 
Let’s get started with my 10 favorite furniture makeovers, going in chronological order. I’ll share some failures, some successes, and what I’ve ultimately learned along the way. 

#1.  The Flip-Down Desk Makeover

This was the absolute first piece of furniture I ever painted. I did an awful job. 
I didn’t prime or sand it, and it’s basically a giant piece of string cheese now. I’m showing you this for two reasons. One, because I’m about to strip this piece and redo it, and now you can say you knew it back when. Two, because it’s a great reminder. A great reminder that if you make a mistake, even on your grandmother’s fine antique furniture, you will live to tell the tale. It’s not the end of the world. 
Leave it alone for a bit (bit = three years) and circle back around. 
*That being said, I would suggest avoiding the heirlooms until you know what you’re doing. Do as I say, not as I do. :)
 
 

#2.  Gold Stenciled Vanity Desk

This little vanity table was one of my first furniture makeovers as well. I painted it and stenciled a gold lattice stencil on top. I’ve since sold it on Craigslist, but it still holds a special place in my heart. For being one of the first makeovers, I totally think this one came out pretty cool.

High five, little guy. So sorry I sold you.

 
 
 

#3. Office Desk Makeover

Oh, the desk. I’m sitting at this desk right now as I write. I love this desk. It’s one of my favorites. I love it because it turned out amazing, but only after a lot of heartache. There is some definite truth behind the saying that you learn more from your failures than from success. I painted this table twice, and scraped the paint off twice. Then I cried twice. Then, I finally figured out the most durable solution, which was using an oil based paint and primer. I’ll elaborate more on oil based vs. water based at the end of this post.
 
 
To see the before pics of the desk, go here.
 

 

#4. The Dresser Makeover That Launched It All.

This was the first dresser I ever owned as an ‘adult’, and I eventually decided to paint it, even after the debacle with the heirloom. As fate would have it, it turned out so great that it sent me into a tailspin of painting everything in sight and eventually starting a blog about my adventures. 

 

 

#5.  The French Provincial Dresser Makeover

This is the filet mignon of dressers…as in, it’s my favorite. Also, it was originally $50, so it’s just biding its time before I trade it in for a steak. Kidding. I would NEVER.

 

 

 

#6. Chalkboard File Cabinet Makeover

This little file cabinet was my first ever roadkill transformation, and I’m hoping it won’t be my last. I will never be too proud to drag someone else’s trash across the street. Even if it’s my own neighbor’s, and I totally get stuck in the middle of the street because I overestimate my strength. 

 



#7. Piano bench turned STRIPE.

I’m not including any chairs since I’ve already listed my top 10 chair makeovers here, but this bench is just begging to make the cut, especially after holding his own in the closet makeover. And I can’t argue with that. So an exception we shall make.
 
 
Full tutorial here.

 

#8. The Blue Dresser Makeover

I mostly took a break from painting furniture to paint our trim and our cabinetry throughout the house, and when I came back to it, I had really learned so much. My painting skills really started to improve by the time this makeover came around. I started out with an old dresser given to us by a friend. It was in great shape, but needed some updating.


 

I used my favorite color of aqua blue paint and some fancy new hardware to completely transform this dresser into something that looks amazing in our master bedroom.

 
See the full tutorial, hardware source, and paint colors here.

#9. The Herringbone Dresser Makeover

This is one of my most recent makeovers. For this makeover, I decided to do something a little different and throw some pattern into the mix. Here’s the before picture of Kevin*.



And here he is after some fresh new blue paint and gold spray painted hardware.


 

 

*Update: Kevin lives on in this post even though we tried desperately to go our separate ways.


#10. The Silver Leaf Vanity Table Makeover

 

This is my most recent furniture makeover, and although it was difficult, I think it might be my all time favorite. I started out with a $15 thrift store desk that had definitely seen better days…



And after a grueling session with 50 sheets of silver leaf, I ended up with a lovely place to sit and get ready each day. I also learned something cool about Plexiglas during this makeover, so I give it an overall thumbs up. It wasn’t easy, but I still learned so much.

 Plus, I still find silver leaf floating around my house sometimes…

 so accidental disco = awesome. Or something.

See the entire silver leaf adventure here.
And those are my 10 favorite furniture makeovers so far. I’m sure there will be many more to come. 
Now, let’s answer some of the frequently asked questions that I get after posting my furniture makeovers. Hopefully this will answer some of your questions, too.
 
And that, sweet friends, is all for today! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

17 Things You Can Make At Craft Camp

Brooklyn Craft Camp is a day-long event where all of your wildest DIY dreams come true.

1. Papercut art.

Papercut art.

One of the many classes Craft Camp attendees could sign up for was taught by Julie Schneider of Your Secret Admiral. Papercut art is one of those crafts that looks wicked impressive when it’s done but isn’t at all difficult (or expensive) to execute.

You can most likely do it yourself with things you already have in your house.

You can most likely do it yourself with things you already have in your house.

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All that’s required is a frame, an X-Acto knife, two pieces of card stock in contrasting colors, a pencil, and a piece of scrap paper and tape if you want something to sketch your design on beforehand.

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Simply trace the width of the frame on the scrap paper, then draw or write whatever you want (it’s important to make sure the shapes are connected and not TOO intricate, or you’re in for a world of pain during the cutting process.

Tape the scrap paper over one of the pieces of cardstock; this will be the top color, and you’ll save the other so that it peeks through underneath. Carefully use the X-Acto over a self-healing mat to cut out your shapes. When you’re done, affix the second piece of cardstock underneath the first.

Pop it in the frame and force everyone around you to admire your handiwork.

Pop it in the frame and force everyone around you to admire your handiwork.

For an added challenge, start to play around with negative space and connecting different shapes.

For an added challenge, start to play around with negative space and connecting different shapes.

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Here is how to use your newfound papercut skillz to make adorable Valentines out of doilies.

2. Felted sloths.

Felted sloths.

Nguyen Le taught needle-felting, which can a) draw blood and b) result in life-endingly cute projects like this lil’ guy.

3. And Cheshire cats.

And Cheshire cats.

4. And pigeons.

And pigeons.

5. HISTORY.

HISTORY.

In her opening speech, Craft Camp founder and all-around DIY powerhouse Brett Bara recounted the backstory of the church where the event took place. After remaining open for over a hundred years, the Greenpoint congregation dwindled to around 35 members and was on the brink of closing when it started to rent out space to artists and musicians. That revenue and community spirit helped keep the church open, and resulted in “a second life for creative, entrepreneurial small businesses.”

Because of that, Bara added, “the restrooms are, um, extremely vintage.” The entire crowd laughed because everyone knew what that meant in Etsy-speak.

6. Sequined bracelets.

Sequined bracelets.

As taught by Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino.

7. Terrariums.

Terrariums.

Terraria? That sounds weird. Either way, creating an entire self-sustaining naturescape in a candy dish makes you feel a whole lot like God.

Gönül Yetim, who taught this class, is a former attorney-turned-terrarium-seller, which is possibly the most delightful narrative of all time.

Beach it up.

8. Lady power.

Lady power.

Glenn Robinson / Via Flickr: brooklyncraftcamp

Crafting is totally for everyone, but this event happened to attract four dudes in a crowd of around a hundred attendees. NOT MAD.

9. Extremely full stomachs.

Extremely full stomachs.

Glenn Robinson / Via Flickr: brooklyncraftcamp

The almost-too-cute-to-eat-jk-all-food-should-be-immediately-devoured meal was catered by local Brooklyn chef Lisa Leonard-Lee.

Just look at those ‘nuts.

Just look at those 'nuts.

And those Pinterest-worthy treats.

And those Pinterest-worthy treats.

Glenn Robinson / Via Flickr: brooklyncraftcamp

10. Nail art.

Nail art.

As (very patiently) demonstrated by Jessica Washick of U Don’t Need a Man, U Need a Manicure.