Delineate Your Dwelling

a few things that make my heart go pitter patter.

Swivel Tassel Keychain

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Happy Friday, friends!  Ah, the weekend is nearing and my amazing mama is here visiting.  As if I'm not already a crafty type, my mama and I can stay up all night talking ideas and being crafty.  Let's just say, she's spurring me on to finish my guest room + office.  Soon soon I'll be sharing!

Today, I'm excited to share How to make a Swivel Tassel Keychain.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

While roaming the aisles of Lowes last week, I found this gorgeous *Round Eye Swivel Trigger Snap (say that 10 times fast!) and knew right away, I wanted to use it as a keychain.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

Tassel's are popping up everywhere and I'm so glad I know how to make them now.  They are exceedingly simple to create and by making your own, you can use any color and type of twine you like!

1. I cut out a piece of cardboard and wound my twine around it.  The board should be double the length of your finished tassel.

2. I wanted my binding material to be different than my actual tassel so, I used some leftover orange and white string I had bought in the dollar section at Target.  (It came on the above package of six different ribbons -- soooo adorbs.)  Cut your string approximately 5" and lay it horizontally on your work surface.  Slide your wound string off the board and lay over top the 5" piece.  Tie a knot with that 5" piece.

3.  Grab the 5" piece upward and the tassel portion down.  Trim the tassel as need be to be even.  Loop one end of the 5" piece through the bottom of your snap.

4. Bring the leftover 5" piece down to join with the tassel twines, while holding onto the other end and wrapping it around all the strings to create a bound area.  I added a little bit of hot glue just to keep that first loop around nice and tight and then a little bit at the very end to secure it in place.

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

What you are left with is a simple keychain tassel using two different twines.  

Swivel Tassel Keychain, Delineate Your Dwelling #tassel #orange #twine

I went from having unattractive keys (shown above) in my key dish to this lovely simple yet classy orange Swivel Tassel Keychain!

Have you made anything with tassels yet?

EIGHT free Summer Fonts

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I always love it when bloggers share some of their favorite fonts.  So, I've decided to put together a fun EIGHT free Summer Fonts roundup!

EIGHT free Summer Fonts, Delineate Your Dwelling #summer #free #fonts

surf board / afro house
bikini / tartan cabaret
sunshine / cheddar jack
parks / little snorlax
outdoor bbq / artistamp medium
s'mores / made with B
playgrounds / please show me love
vacation / tootlebug

Do you have any favs?  I'm always on the lookout for new fonts!

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Also, be sure to swing by NoBiggie for my monthly contributor post on a Simple Handmade Watercolor Notebook.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys

Monday, July 21, 2014

I have been having such fun doing little crafts with my two kiddos.  The last few runs to Hobby Lobby have resulted with us buying a wooden toys for them.  This is hardly a DIY tutorial post, but more of a share on upping the fun factor of simple Painted Wooden toys.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

I gave kiddo #1 pink, orange, purple and fuchsia paint and a sponge brush.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

I gave kiddo #2 light blue, grass green, aqua and a sponge brush.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

This dinosaur was from a previous paint day, but he only had aqua and light blue.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

While they both briefly napped, I (of course) got out my handy dandy *gold foil paint pen and had a little fun.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

The lizard and heart both received gold stripes.  The dinosaur received polka dots.

So simple, so fun... and the kids loved it.

Simple Painted Wooden Toys, Delineate Your Dwelling

Now...... this hugely deviates from my typical DIY ending, but I couldn't pass this up.  If you all are not following The Girls with Glasses, you must.  I honestly love them.  They recently put out this parody of Fancy by Iggy Azalea.  I cried, I laughed.  I actually cried because I was laughing.

I thought including this video at least would make semi sense at the end of a kiddo related craft post.

Enjoy, I know you will.

Link It or Lump It Party Number 47 (plus features)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday, sweet friends.

Welcome to the best day of the week.  The day you share your latest projects with all of us!

If you missed it, here are a few projects that kept me busy last week.
a. Prisma Wall Decor   b. Gold Loveliness Roundup    c. July's Front Door

And a big thank you to.... YOU because we are getting more amazing projects each week.
It makes me so happy.

I'm excited to share that our party is doing some major growing and expanding!  Hopefully we will be ready by next week to share all the fun deets!

Your hosts for the party are:
Link It or Lump It Party Number 38, Delineate Your Dwelling

And now, without further ado, it's Party Time!!

Delineate Your Dwelling

The great thing about teaming up with other bloggers is you can link up your amazing
projects to one of our sites and they will show up on all THREE of our blogs!
Three for the price of one, I like it.
In addition, Allison, Melissa and I will all be featuring our top picks each week.

… Let's take a peek at a few of my favs ...
Bre from Bre Purposed Life shared her remarkable Triangle Topped table transformation.
What a stunner.

Tanya from Twelve O Eight shared her Driftwood Wall Hanging.  People, I may have featured this before but I can't help it.  Something about the natural materials and the cheerful colors and I'm hooked every single time!  Love.

Jen from Brave New Home made this stunning Urban Outfitter's knock off Origami Ring Holder and I'm in looooove.  That pop of color inside, ah.

Amy from Amy Krist shared how to create a DIY Faux Cowhide Rug.  Why have I not thought of this yet?!

Dena from Hearts + Sharts wowed the socks off me again with her amazing skillz.  She shared how to Reupholster a Cesca Style Chair.

Congrats to  The Seasoned Homemaker for the MOST VIEWS from the party on her 

Were you featured?  Way to go.  Be sure to grab a feature button!

Delineate Your Dwelling


Be sure to head over to Dream A Little Bigger and Two It Yourself to
see what Allison and Melissa hose as their favorites this week!  We all pick different features.

We also have started a Link It or Lump It Pinterest board where we will be pinning all our features!  Check it out here and follow us!

Are you interested in co-hosting our Link It or Lump It party?  Send me a quick email and I'll get you all setup.  
We'd love to party with YOU.

Now for just a few rules:
1. Link anything that you made yourself but nothing that is available for sale. (you don't have to have a blog or website, just leave that link empty OR you can link up your facebook profile.)
2. Link back to Delineate Your Dwelling to be considered for next week's feature roundup! (you can grab the button shown below)
3. Click through one or two of your favorite links and show some lovin'!
4. Entries are randomly placed so that everyone gets top billing.  

. . . Let's get started . . .

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