how to make an ornament from a teacup

Make a teacup bell ornament with this easy tutorial.

Is it too early for Christmas ornaments? Sadly, no. The stores are starting in on Christmas already. It's a bit too soon, in my opinion. But...I guess if you want to make your own decorations or presents it's time to get going on it. December is going to come up awfully fast! This ornament is adorable and a great gift idea. I made up a couple for our tree and a couple as gifts. They were a huge hit!  This ornament is easy to make and doesn't require fancy tools, this teacup bell ornament is a perfect diy ornament for your Christmas tree! I love the idea of using items in new ways! Here’s what you’ll ...

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Pumpkin Better than Sex Cake | video tutorial

Pumpkin Better than Sex Cake video tutorial

You'll see a rather odd expression on Lanet's face in the above photo. That's because it's simply a screen shot of the video tutorial below. This is a dessert done many, many times by many, many people. We don't want to put up a finished beauty shot and give the impression that we think it's ours. It's not. But, we want to be sure that our readers are fully aware of this wonderful pumpkin version of the beloved Better than Sex cake. Pumpkin Better Than Sex Cake.  And we want our readers to understand the simplicity and ease of this cake. It's one to put in your recipe boxes...for sure! With fall coming up on us ...

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How to make Chalk Paint (video tutorial)

Why chalkpaint is great, tips for using it, and a video tutorial on how to make chalkpaint!

Chalk paint isn't the new kid on the block by any means. Not at all. But, I'm uber surprised at how many are still completely unaware at the miracle this stuff is. If you are one of those...pay attention. This is for you. I hate painting. Especially furniture. And, until I discovered chalk paint I avoided it at all costs. I would look at a piece of furniture that was just right for what I needed but pass it up because it wasn't the right color. No way, no how was I painting it. But then, I discovered chalk paint and the world is my playground.  Click here for the video tutorial. What chalk paint can ...

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How to make a toothbrush holder from a toy

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There are those moments when you need to do something ridiculous for no other reason than because it makes you smile. I hope you have those moments-- I hope that you act on them. I did. As a result of my impulsiveness, I now have a giraffe toothbrush holder. A toy giraffe toothbrush holder.  Sitting on my bathroom counter staring smugly at me when I wash my hands. It's awfully hard for anyone to forget to brush their teeth when that giraffe is sitting there. Best toothbrush holder ever! And, the best part was how quick and easy that giraffe was to make with a few simple steps! A trip to Target brought home a ...

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How to make a gift bag (video tutorial)

How to make a gift bag | gift bag tutorial | NellieBellie #giftbag #diy #craft

Simple steps to make a gift bag: Today's video tutorial is a good one and I daresay I'm getting a bit better at these!! I'm starting in on Christmas preparation with these adorable gift bags! Handmade, inexpensive and easy...why pay alot for something that you can make better? These are not hard, nor do they take alot of time to make. I used copy paper for most of these, or some left over paper from other projects. I think making a gift bag out of the Sunday comics would just be so charming, don't you!! So, try your hand at making a gift bag. See what you think! And, if you love the idea of making your own gift ...

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How to make a jar terrarium.

A video tutorial on how to make terrariums! They are so easy and can be as inexpensive as you like! from NellieBellie

Terrariums have invaded Pinterest, magazines, and all sorts of sites. They are everywhere! And, for good reason. They are little jars of happiness that take care of themselves, are easy to make, and don't have to cost alot. How could you NOT love them?? That would just be silly. So, if you are ready to jump on the terrarium bandwagon and don't know how to make a one...I'm your superhero. I know, I already am. I REALLY am now. I made you a Simple Steps To Make a Terrarium video. This is my second video in 2 weeks! These terrariums are made in jars from my recycling (I made mini terrarium necklaces once...so cute!). ...

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How to make a couch arm tray.

DIY couch arm tray table from nelliebellie.com. This is an incredibly simple DIY that will save you the space a bulky coffee table can take up.

I have another great space saving solution for you today! In our new apartment, space is limited. And while we have room for a coffee table if we squish it in, we decided not to squish. But on game day or movie night you really, really want a place for your beer and popcorn! An easy, space saving solution to our problem is this DIY couch arm tray... Now, before we being this tutorial of awesome let me point out a couple of things about this arm tray... 1. It is completely customizable...I love retro and chose to add a gold fleck treatment to mine. But, you could do whatever YOU like. 2. The materials are ...

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How to make a vintage roll-up map (from a shade)

diy map tutorial

I adore, adore, adore the roll-up vintage maps. Adore! But, alas...they are beyond my budget. And difficult to find. So, when blinds.com offered me a chance to craft with one of their shades I jumped at the chance. I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to make. I knew EXACTLY how. And I knew it would be amazing! And...it was. Making this vintage style map was easier then I expected. Would I make the map again? Yes!! I plan on hanging this next to my bear skull (as seen here) in my new apartment! I wanted to share with you this tutorial so you can make your own version. Or many?? In many ...

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How to make fabric leaves!

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These fabric leaves are a quick and easy project to make for your fall decor. Nothing fancy or hard about these lovelies! A vase of these next to your tipsy pumpkin topiary and your tablescape will be set! These are very simple to create. It will leave you time to glue on washers and bits of wood to a vase. And fill it with buttons. No reason…it’s just cool. Here’s the supplies you need: fabric hot glue skewers scissors puffy paint (optional) ...

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Circus Elephant Collectible

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  This little circus elephant was a Christmas present for my little sister. She loves quirky, original, artsy…you know. So I crafted this circus elephant for her.  It wasn’t hard. It was just a bit time consuming because of the layers involved. But, it turned out lovely, don’t you think? If you have a hankering to create your own circus elephant here is the WHAT WHAT: dollar store elephant craft paint base (anything circular will work as long as the size is pretty good. Even a jar lid will work if it’s large enough!) Sculpey III Polymer Clay 2 Oz. Bar-White (for the umbrella handle) bit of lace (for the ...

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felt bow ties.

Felt bow ties easy tutorial, from nelliebellie.com

We realize that you may not understand the value that felt bow ties can have in your life. So, let us give you a little education. Bow-ties are fancy. They are classy. They immediately make you look smart. They make people smile, and be joyful. Bow-ties are just special. Bow ties are cool.  Dr. Who Fans understand why. Therefore, having the ability to make felt bow ties is a useful quality. Make some up for your guests at your next dinner party. Or, for your child's next party. Wear them for your next holiday gathering. And, gosh darn...the smiles will increase, the happiness level will rise, and you will ...

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