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  • My DIY's are for you to ease into creating things for your home that are simple to do, I promise.

    I've written these instructions in language that is very simple to understand.

    If there is something you've see that you would like to learn, please send me an email at taileesdesigns@gmail.com

    Table of Contents

    The Easiest Way to Make a Pillow

    Ruffled Skirt

    Homemade Moulding

    Planting Inside a Birdcage

    How to Make Transfers on Glass

    Making Vintage Paper Mache Boxes

    Hot to Make Bird Nests

    Hot to Make Pillows with Image Transfers

    Hot to Make Coasters with Image Transfers

    The Easiest Way to Make a Pillow

    Pillows can totally change the look of a room! And that is why I love them so much! I’m always searching for ways to make pillows the easy way! Today I have a gorgeous, NO SEW linen grain sacks pillow diy that will take under 30 minutes to make!

    Materials

    • grain sacks OR other pretty decorator fabric
    • pillow inserts in the size of the grain sack
    • hot glue
    • iron

    Step 1. Fold over about 1/2 inch to the inside on each of the four sides of your fabric, on both pieces. Iron each of the sides.

    Step 2. Now run a bead of hot glue down the inside of the seam on one of your pieces (spreading out the bead in a back and forth motion). Take your second piece and place over this, smoothing over the hot glue.

    Step 3. Repeat this step on two of the other sides.

    Step 3. Put the pillow insert into the fabric pocket you just made. Lay it down on your table and fold over a 1/2 inch seam on both pieces of fabric, run a bead of hot glue along one of the pieces - then place together.

    Ruffled Skirt

    Make a ruffled skirt for a dining chair very easily in doing simple "slip stitching" like shown here.

    Step 1. Cut your fabric to the chair skirt length you would like.

    Step 2. Make a hem across the bottom and top - then iron.

    Step 3. Using the same colored thread as your fabric, sew along the bottom and top using a simple "slip stitch" to make finished sides.

    Step 4. Now do the same thing with the two sides.

    Step 5. The fun part. Sew a slip stitch at the top, gathering the fabric as you go. When you get to the end, gently pull apart your ruffles to where you like them - now tie your stitches off by stitching up over the end of the fabric and tieing off in a double knot.

    Step 6. Now you can simply sew your new ruffles onto the chairs using this simple "slip stitch."

    Planting Inside a Birdcage

    HOW TO MAKE BIRD NESTS

    MATERIALS:

    • Brown moss
    • Small Can of Dark Stain
    • Spray Adhesive
    • Sticks
    • Latex Gloves

    Step 1. Determine how large you would like to make your nests.

    Step 2. Put on your pair of latex gloves.

    Step 3. Remove the moss from the bag. Start pulling it apart. If your making one large nest, you'll use the whole thing. If your making two smaller nests, then separate this.

    Step 4. Lightly spray a bit of spray adhesive onto your moss and begin shaping it into a nest - making an opening in the center.

    Step 5. At this point you can add a few sticks into the nest sticking out the sides.

    Step 6. Once you have your nest made, spray the entire piece with a bit of spray adhesive.

    Homemade Moulding

    Making your own gorgeous moulding is very easy like how I'm going to show you.

    Here's the materials that your going to need. Paper clay and silicone moulds.

    Step 1. Knead the paper clay really good.

    Step 2. Add some of the paper clay to your mould and push down on it.

    Step 3. Smooth it out using a rolling pin.

    Step 4. How exciting. Now you can release the paper clay from the mold.

    Step 5. Trim the excess paper clay off of the moulding with an exacto knife.

    MAKING VINTAGE PAPER MACHINE BOXES

    You only need a few supplies to make vintage paper mache boxes.

    Start by painting a base coat of acrylic paint on the outside of the box bottom and lid. You can use more than one color on a single box. Let the paint dry (about an hour or so) and apply your stencil to the lid and sides of the box.

    Using just a touch of acrylic paint, use a dabbing motion with a soft stencil brush to create the pattern. Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.

    Once the stencil design has thoroughly dried, lightly sand the edges of the paper mache boxes to create a worn, distressed look. Wipe the dust off and lightly seal the boxes using cheesecloth to apply a dark wax to give an aged appearance.

    HOW TO MAKE COASTERS

    MATERIALS:

    These images are 4" x 4" (enlarge is need be before printing)

    • Mod Podge
    • Foam Brush
    • Coasters - ceramic, or cork

    Step 1. Copy these images to your computer - resize if needed and print. There's no wording so you don't need to reverse them.

    Step 2. Cut your images out.

    Step 3. Work with one image at a time, brush Mod Podge onto the back - then gently place onto a coaster. Rub over the image really well with your hands. Then using something like a credit card, go over the image again.

    Step 4. Now go over the image with a coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Because Mod Podge is water solvable, put a light coat of spray matte clear. This will make them washable.

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