Bathroom Remodel Basics
CHANGE THE LOOK, NOT THE LAYOUT If you've decided to start your bathroom remodel project, you realize you can't move the tub, toilet or vanity and are looking for ideas, you're in luck. Let's design around what you have, by making your bathroom remodel new, inviting, comfortable and one that looks more expensive than
Bowl of Worms Anyone?
Bowl of Worms Anyone?: Create tasty, edible worms. This recipe is simple and great for Halloween, April Fool's, or anytime you feel like snacking on wormy goodness! If you can make jello, then you can make these cool looking worms.Ingredients 2 packs (3 oz) Raspberry j…
Paper Straw Ornaments (Geometric Shapes)
I have several ideas for paper straw ornaments but I love these tiny graphic shapes I made for work a while back- I really want to star...
DIY Geometric Himmeli Diamonds -
Once I got started making himmeli-inspired shapes, I couldn’t stop. The only thing that stopped me from making brass versions of the other straw prototypes I came up with was that my hands were sore from cutting too many brass tubes. But this morning it occurred to me that a cutting wheel on a Dremel […]
Himmeli Star Mobile - Project #71
United Art and Education Original Art Project: Learn how to create a striking Himmeli (a traditional Finnish ornament) Star Mobile using straws and string! T...
In Finland these fragile straw mobiles are called 'Himmeli' or 'Olkihimmeli,' & in Sweden 'Oro'/'halmkronorna'. Many other regions throughout Northern & Central Europe also have their version of the himmeli. They range from a simple straw design to an elaborate array of geometric shapes adorned with feathers, paper flowers, & sometimes candles. Traditionally hung above the dinner table to ensure that next year's rye crop would be plentiful, today they are often used as Christmas decor.