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Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up - Martha Stewart Crafts. Summer, for the 10-and-under set, has always meant time to make friendship bracelets.

Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up - Martha Stewart Crafts

But even adults may find this kind of micro-macrame surprisingly relaxing -- and stylish. A few things you might have forgotten since those rainy camp afternoons spent busily knotting a bracelet or an anklet for your BFF du jour: Each string represents a stripe in the bracelet; arrange and tie them in the order in which you want them to appear. For wider stripes, place same-color strings next to each other (you can also go monochromatic). 7 Original Gift Wrapping Ideas. One of the most exciting things about receiving a gift is the suspense of what might be hidden inside – and then the pleasure of unwrapping it.

7 Original Gift Wrapping Ideas

Rather than just using standard wrapping paper, personalising your gifts by wrapping and decorating them in innovative ways makes them extra special. With the gift giving season now well and truly upon us, here are some original gift wrapping ideas for you to try. Kit Kat CHUNKY. Wrapping ideas.

I think my favorite part of gift-giving is wrapping the goods.

Wrapping ideas

I really don't mind if the wrapping paper is being ripped off afterwards, I simply enjoy spending a lot of time and thought on making a present look as pretty as possible. Here's some cute and creative gift wrapping inspiration I found around the web: Washi tape ideas: Sweet Paul (left) and Tea For Joy (right) Lace gift wrapping: Sweet Paul, Colorful fabric packaging: Handmade Weddings (via Haystack Needle) Fourtune cookies. I needed a favor for my friend Emily's baby shower recently, and decided to make some personalized fortune cookies.

Fourtune cookies

I'm not a fan of the crunchy stale fortune cookies you usually get after a meal in a chinese restaurant, but these homemade fortune cookies not only look cute, they actually taste pretty delicious! I came up with as many fortunes as I could for this new baby girl, things like "Baby Wight will never cry" or "Baby Wight will grow up to be a famous trapeze artist" or my favorite, "Baby Wight will be a boy!

Surprise! ". The fortunes were printed and cut into strips, mine are about 1/2" high and 7" or so wide. The recipe I used is a traditional tuile batter, which you drop by spoonful onto a Silpat. Once the cookies come out of the oven, you need to work quickly to add the paper fortunes and form the cookies. It takes a few batches to get all this figured out. Welcome little one. Soap. Words on objects. Sentimental gifts are always the best, right?! One of my most treasured gifts was a simple board with words on it. Yep words. My dear friend Alison made 'subway art' with words that reminded her of me.

It melts my heart every time I look at it. When thinking about gifts for my neighbors, I wanted it to be something sentimental, easy, and inexpensive. Paperclip earrings. So today I thought it would be a fun challenge to work with paperclips.

Paperclip earrings

You can’t get much more mundane than a paperclip! After much thought, I came up with paperclip earrings. If you have paperclips and some pretty cotton string, you can create these beauties. They’d probably look pretty cool as a necklace too. Here is a diagram to show you where to open the paperclip to create this triangular shape. You are basically unbending the clip at all three of the curves. Once you’ve got the triangular shape, you need to glue the ends together. Fig 1: Winding the string around // Fig 2: Starting to wrap the string around the earring, secured with Liquid Stitch Once you’ve wound all the way round and secured with glue, you can then take another length of string and wind around the width of the “earring” creating horizontal stripes or you can create a more messy look by creating a “net” design (see below).

Then just clamp on a pair of earring hooks. Friendship braclets. Cushions. Glow jars. Posted on October 19, 2011 by Christina Aren’t these glow jars sublime?

Glow jars

They take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece. How’s that for an enticing DIY wedding project? These would look amazing at an evening outdoor wedding. Line walkways with them, or place them on tables. Notes in a egg. Over in Beyond Beyond towers we have one weakness, of the Achilles Heal variety and it is eggs.

Notes in a egg

Scrambled, poached, sunny side up, boiled – whatever way you can imagine them we have had them in all the many fangled ways that you can imagine! What we have never had is an invitation in an egg and this exploded our minds not even blew them. So, if you want to fry people’s minds like eggs then you can learn how to make these eggtastic wonders here on Poppytalk. Droolsome, and after you make your message in an egg we like paprika and parma ham in our scrambled eggs. The dopeness glory goes to: Elephantine (thanks for the find) and Poppytalk (a big make WOW). About the author I'm the big kahuna with the whole shebang.