Hello and happy summer, fellow Builders of Magic! The other day we were asked for a budget-friendly way to help dress up a canvas tent, and we think we have just the thing for you. For about $15 or so, and a bit of creativity (that’s what we’re here for!) you too can add something uniquely your own to that canvas. Follow along and see how!
I have a wonderful pair of handmade felted wool slippers, but I was saddened, after about a year of wear, to find a hole in my left one.
Once upon a time, I would have “darned” this slipper the way my Mom used to “darn” socks that got a hole in them: Say, “oh, darn!” and throw it away! But, I made these slippers. I love these slippers. And making things last as long as possible is a good thing. So I decided instead to make this a teachable moment, and show you lovely Builders of Magic at home how to darn a wool slipper. Of course, this will work for mittens, socks, and wool hats too.
It’s as much a part of camping as a tent or sleeping bag, and it’s one of those glaringly modern items that can pull you out of your moment of immersion as soon as you lay eyes on it. Read on for some ways to make that necessary cooler less likely to distract. Continue reading “How do I hide… my cooler?”
Welcome back to another tutorial! Today, we’re going to make easy DIY Flower Headbands, or crowns. These are a fun way to add a little magic to your everyday life as well as any costumes that might need a special accessory.
Warning! While making these I have found that just using tacky or school glue just doesn’t cut it, so I used hot glue. If you are doing this with children, PLEASE SUPERVISE! We do not want your children to get burned!
So, to start, here are a couple of pictures of all the stuff you might need. I took one before I started, and one after. In the before, you can see the pile of flowers and leaves I had.
(Photo credit: Veitsen via DeviantArt)
One of the most effective ways to transport your senses to another time and place is through food. But even if you don’t have amazing cooking skills or your own copy of Forme of Cury, you can make your next picnic lunch a touch more authentic with these simple steps.
If you’re on Pinterest, chances are you’ve seen the image: a cardboard box, some cording, and (I quote) “some patience”, and you can make that cardboard box look like a fancy basket! We here at Building the Magic are all about making modern things look like not-modern things, especially if it’s cheap, or free, and/or easy, so we had to try this. Only… well, you be the judge.