Thursday, August 14, 2014

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What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Posted: 14 Aug 2014 05:56 AM PDT

Have you completed your summer bucket list yet? Looking for one or two or a few more things to add to it?

Our current SUMMER FUN community lensmaking quest asks lensmasters to share something they did, learned or created this summer.

Here’s a few of our early entries. Please feel free to share a link to a lens of your own about something you did this summer in the comments section below.

I Learned How to Make Jewelry this Summer

1. I Learned How to Make Jewelry this Summer

This summer I spent about three weeks visiting my mom and her husband, and one of the many DIY projects Mom and I took on was making our own jewelry. Well, maybe I should say, Mom already knew how to make jewelry, or ‘bead’, as she would say, and…

Lighthouses on the Jersey Shore

2. Lighthouses on the Jersey Shore

I love photographing lighthouses and now that we are retired, my husband and I love to travel. What a great combination! In the past 8 years we have traveled to over 100 lighthouses and I have photographed each one. During the summer of 2014 we traveled to…

How To Play Rithmomachia

3. How To Play Rithmomachia

Rithmomachia, or the Philosophers Game is a complex mathematical game not for the faint of heart. It has often been reputed that the game was invented by the great mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, however there is no real evidence of this, althoug…

My Choice For Backyard Firepits and Why

4. My Choice For Backyard Firepits and Why

I have been on a search for a new backyard firepit. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the one we have, just keeping my options open. For me, a casual fire pit for those cool winter nights here in south east Texas. In my researching, I ran across some…

Summer Stay-cation

5. Summer Stay-cation

Summer is that time of year when the wheel of life slows. There is a line like that in the beginning of the movie Tuck Everlasting, but it is so true. Things seem more leisurely. Sipping iced tea with the condensation dripping slowly down the side of the g…

One Red Paperclip

6. One Red Paperclip

A tale of optimism and possibilitiesIf you seek inspiration, read ‘One Red Paperclip’. This is such a great story! Kyle MacDonald made 14 barters in 2005/2006. He started with a red paperclip and ended owning a real house. His writing style is wi…

Summer is for...

7. Summer is for…

Summer is a time to explore, enjoy the warm weather, and try new things. You may enjoy swimming, you may take a vacation, or you may watch a lot of new movies! Whatever you do on during summer, at least make it memorable. I’ve had a lot of great summe…

How to Make a Hello Kitty Battery Operated Glow Light - Upcycle Jar Craft Demo

8. How to Make a Hello Kitty Battery Operated Glow Light – Upcycle Jar Craft Demo

This actually lights up with no candle, no flame, and no electricity. How’s that work? Follow along to see how to assemble this Hello Kitty glowing night light. It was really easy. For the last week of summer, I’ve been totally sucked off into do…

Our New Halloween Lenses Are Coming In!

Posted: 13 Aug 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Big Bows for Steampunk Halloween Decorations

1. Big Bows for Steampunk Halloween Decorations

Nothing says Halloween more than Steampunk. Where technology meets Dracula with his Victorian style, dark colors, ruffles, lace, and big buttons. Follow this step- by- step tutorial to make Big Bows for Steampunk Halloween Decorations. Accessorize hats, su…

DIY Minion Costumes

2. DIY Minion Costumes

Who’s doesn’t love the minions! Whether you are designing a fabulous handmade costume for Halloween or just making some spiffy new dress up clothes for the playroom minions are the way to go! You’ll find lots of cute ideas & all the stuf…

Super Scary Alice in Wonderland Costume

3. Super Scary Alice in Wonderland Costume

You’ve probably seen a lot of Alice in Wonderland costumes for Halloween, I’m sure we all have, but I bet you’ve never seen a scary one like this. I was really intrigued when I found this while getting ideas on what to wear. The dress outfit…

Easy Minecraft Steve Halloween Costume

4. Easy Minecraft Steve Halloween Costume

For the past few years, I have learned a great deal about Minecraft. My knowledge hasn’t come from actually playing the game, but from my 10- year- old daughter that is obsessed with the pixelated world. In the past few months, we have made pixelated…

How to Make Themed Stained Glass Containers for Pennies - Spooky Spider - Mason Jar Cheap Chic Demo

5. How to Make Themed Stained Glass Containers for Pennies – Spooky Spider – Mason Jar Cheap Chic Demo

I love old glass. My neighbor found out and gave me a really old mason jar he had laying around in storage. He’s a sweet heart. I made him a batch of homemade, oatmeal raisin cookies, so it worked out well for both of us. I wanted to make it into a st…

Create This Glowing Zombie

6. Create This Glowing Zombie

This Zombie is my original artistic technique or at least I have never seen anyone crazy enough to think of it. DO NOT APPLY THIS TO SKIN! It is not meant as a makeup technique. You can receive severe burns if you do. Halloween is the best time of year and…

Princess Anna Coronation Gown for Dress Up or Halloween

7. Princess Anna Coronation Gown for Dress Up or Halloween

Disney hit it big time when they created Frozen, a tale of two sisters who face steep challenges and eventually overcome any obstacle in their path with sisterly love. Like most sisters that I know, Anna and Elsa are unique and have their own style. Elsa w…

Die-t Halloween Candy Bowl

8. Die-t Halloween Candy Bowl

I call this a die- t candy dish because nobody will want to put their hands in it and take the candy. The bowl is in no way meant for people on sugar restricted diets. I am using a basic lolly pop recipe. You can decide what flavor you would like to make i…

Zombie Flick Pick - Night of the Living Dead 1990 - Barbara Breaks Bad in the Boons - Lessons Learned from a Lethal Librarian

9. Zombie Flick Pick – Night of the Living Dead 1990 – Barbara Breaks Bad in the Boons – Lessons Learned from a Lethal Librarian

I love horror. Vampires, zombies, creature features, all are fodder for a fun flick fest for me. That being said, I don’t like being really scared that often. Usually, with the above mentioned type monsters, they are dispatched by the end and I can go…

Interview With a Bat

10. Interview With a Bat

Why bats at Halloween? Because we are social creatures who enjoy visiting for snacks. Show me a moth and I’ll show you a happy bat. My name is Emerson and I am doing this guest blog for Lee. I am the lead marionette puppet in the Stunt Cookies Product…

The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

11. The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

Halloween is an awesome time of year. The decorations, the cool air, the fall colors, and of course, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING. This spooky holiday also brings forth tons of scary movies. As a mother of 2 boys, one of whom LOVES Halloween with a strong p…

Sweet Sunflower Costumes for Kids

12. Sweet Sunflower Costumes for Kids

In just 5 easy steps, you’ll see how to put together a wonderful sunny sunflower themed outfit for children of all ages. Perfect for parties, dressing up, summer fun and Halloween, this page is filled with every thing that is needed to achieve this sw…

Make a No Sew Cowgirl Halloween Costume

13. Make a No Sew Cowgirl Halloween Costume

I like costumes that use real clothing so you can wear them again. So I have always made my own and my kids’ Halloween costumes. Oh no, you say. are you kidding? I don’t sew! Don’t worry. You can buy all the parts but they will be reusable s…

How to Make a Scary Skull Stained Glass Candle Holder - Jar Craft Scrap Busting Demo

14. How to Make a Scary Skull Stained Glass Candle Holder – Jar Craft Scrap Busting Demo

I did a mason jar candle holder a little while back. It was a lot of fun, but I wasn’t really happy with it and wanted to try again. I had an old pickle jar laying around that fell victim to my crafting Halloween lust. With some paint, Mod Podge, doil…

Disney Cinderella Costume

15. Disney Cinderella Costume

Cinderella is the beautiful princess who suffered a lot since her mother’s death. She was ill treated by her step mother but one night, she was lucky enough to be transformed into a real princess in her amazing costume. Since then, her destiny changed…

Princess Merida Halloween or Dress Up Costume

16. Princess Merida Halloween or Dress Up Costume

If you haven’t noticed lately, Disney Princesses are getting a bit spunkier. Right now, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna are all little girls are talking about. However, two summers ago, there was a red, curlycued princess that broke the mold when it come…

Temple Run Guy Dangerous Halloween Costume

17. Temple Run Guy Dangerous Halloween Costume

I don’t get the chance to play many games but Temple Run 2 is my favorite way to relax and wind down of an evening with the main hero character Guy Dangerous going off on his Indiana Jones style escapades and picking up gold and treasure along the way…

How to Make an Apothecary Bottle of Fairy Dust - Sugary Sweet DIY Demo

18. How to Make an Apothecary Bottle of Fairy Dust – Sugary Sweet DIY Demo

I’m on an apothecary bottle craft jig of late. This time around, let’s make a bottle of fairy dust. I like fairies all year round but they fit in really well with the Halloween season. This year, I’m wanting to gift handmade, decorated, apot…

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