Embellish a Card with Felted Shells - Quilting Daily. It's summer here, and if you're lucky enough to live near the ocean, you can find plenty of artistic inspiration from the landscape, the wildlife, and the found objects.
Shells hold a particular fascination for many fiber and mixed-media artists. You can use found shells to embellish an art quilt. Or the colors, textures, patterns, and matte or iridescent surfaces of shells can be interpreted in fabric, surface design, beadwork, and fibers. I never would have thought of using needle-felting to create shell art, but when I saw Deborah Wolff's Felted Seashell Cards in the July/August 2013 issue of our sister publication Cloth Paper Scissors, I thought, "What a great idea.
" These sweet cards are easy to make and would be a lovely thank-you note and hostess gift when you're a guest during the summer. Deborah uses wool felt, hand-dyed roving, and free-motion stitching to create these treasures. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Page 9. Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets. Tutorial Tuesday - Button Bracelets My girlfriend came over to refill my estrogen reserves last week, and brought with her a fantastic craft for us to do together while chatting, laughing, gossiping and catching up after her long vacation.
One third of the way through summer vacation with three boys, she knew just what I needed. She brought over a bunch of stuff for us to sit down and make our own button bracelets. So fun! The greatest part was that each of our bracelets turned out differently! Do you want to join us? Materials: Buttons in various sizes (test to be sure your cord will fit into the holes)Round leather or coated cotton cord (1 mm in diameter) Instructions: Arrange your buttons ahead of time to lay out your pattern Begin with a length of cord about 18 inches long (you will adjust this to fit at the end, but cutting it too short will result in frustration and some swearing...trust me, I know).
Fold your cord in half and tie a knot in the looped end, like this: Now, go crazy! DIY Craft: No-Sew Fabric Covered Box Tutorial. How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.
I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Inspiration till detta pyssel kommer från The Creative Homemaker. Fler varianter på samma tema finns här och här. Gör så här: Vik ett enkelt vitt papper diagonalt. Rita en en hjärtbåge i hörnet av papperet, som på bilden. You will need: Envelope (why not reuse old envelopes?) The inspiration for this craft comes from The Creative Homemaker. How-to: Fold a sheet of plain white paper diagonally. » DIY Simple Valentine Note Cards. I love these cards.
I saw an example on MADE and wanted to make some of my own. They turned out so cute and I think I am going to make a bunch more for Valentines day. These last few days my daughter has been wanting to make Valentines decorations so beware these next couple weeks will be full of hearts and love. These are super simple to make. All you need is a sewing machine, fabric and note cards. Instructions: Cut out a heart from the fabric.Sew the heart onto the note card.Use design stitches if you would like.Write Happy Valentines Day or I Love You inside along with a special note and your done!