waterslide decals + bike chain clock

i’ve been wanting to learn how to properly work with waterslide decals for a while now, so i was thrilled to hear from melinda at little old hat last week. melinda posted a great how-to for working with waterslide decals and she created some pretty adorable mugs in the process. i’ve been wanting to use this process to dress up some old mugs and this makes the whole process clear and easy to follow. click here to start learning and decal-ing!


in other how-to news, april at the hipster home posted a great how-to for creating a recycled bike chain clock. normally i’m not a fan of the way recycled bike crafts look (a little too clunky for me), but this one looks seriously sleek and cool. click here for the full tutorial. [thanks, chris!]

  1. Alana says:

    Now I’m very anxious to check out waterslide decals. They seem like the pefect way to customize mugs & other items to make unique gifts for family and friends! Thanks for sharing another great idea!

  2. Wooohaa! Finally an how-to on this! I’ve been looking all over for a way to do this! Thanks a milliion! Hope I can get the supplies here in Denmark.

  3. nifty little article here…

    i’m wanting tea-cup for some inparticular who’s quite particular…

    these decals can make for a win win win situation…

  4. Jamie says:

    This is really cute! The title also says “bike chain clock” but I don’t see it…

  5. El Granto says:

    Where’s the bike chain clock?

  6. El Granto says:

    OOP! You must have updated right as I posted my question!

  7. the bike chain lock is fantastic!

  8. Heather says:

    Loving this – bookmarked for Xmas present ideas for next year.

  9. KristenATDC says:

    It’s actually a Chain Ring. The chain wraps around the chain ring, forcing the bike to move.


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