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You’ve might have seen seed paper recently. It is homemade paper with flower seeds in it. When it is planted in the ground and given lots of TLC it will bloom into beautiful flowers you can enjoy. Here is a tutorial for a project using seed paper. First, you need to make the paper. Use paper you have around your house.
Happen to have a few extra minutes? Need to entertain someone for a little while? Well, look no further because here are some great things you can do and make in the next few minutes.
Crayon Hearts and more creative crafts projects, templates, tips, clip-art, patterns, and ideas on marthastewart.comIf the sun seems to peer right into your window, give it something pretty to look at -- and through. These translucent hanging hearts are easy to make from waxed paper and crayons. In return, sunbeams will color your room with cheer.
I have so many books requested at the library right now! I love books they may be my favorite thing, but bookmarks I have an issue with. I've always been a dog ear person (you know, folding down the top corner of the page to mark my spot). Bookmarks always fall out then I have no clue where I was. But I don't like to dog ear books that don't belong to me (or even some that do). I'm sure you've seen this idea around, I would give credit for the idea, but I've seen it to many places to know who to give credit to!
This is one of the best ways to start and finish a bracelet so that it is removable , but won't simply fall off. Some people have that problem with the common knot that goes into the loop. In this tutorial, I show how it's done with a four string, two color bracelet. I assume you may be able to do it with any number of strings, but I haven't tried it. Do not attempt this tutorial until you know the Macrame Knot, instructi ons for which can be found here . I apologize for bad photo quality in some of these pictures!
Mother’s Day is hours away, but there’s still lots of time to make these beautiful foam roses in minutes. They’re much more dainty than the no-fuss paper roses I made for Valentine’s, and perhaps far more versatile. In a few simple steps, you can make these sweet rose magnets, rose pushpins, and rose jewelry.
Okay, here's how it goes. It's super easy and just a little bit messy. ;) Supplies: yarn + glue + bowl Prep : Cover a bowl with plastic wrap. Or use a balloon as your form. ( I think these look pretty .) Cut yarn into long, but manageable, pieces.
Remember the Fingerless Mitts Times 3 project I had in Craft: 10 back in February? Well, now that it’s getting colder, I want to share the tutorials with all of you do stuff! readers!
Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing , and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! Here’s a bag bottom with 2 holes:
Here’s a simple, but great way to bind your own paperback books at home If you like ebooks but don’t like reading them on your computer screen, this How-to post is for you. I’ll show you a quick and dirty book binding technique you can use to turn your ebook into a real book with about 5 minutes worth of effort. In fact, this is so easy, you might end up self-publishing your own books on demand for profit. If that’s the case, you owe me a copy. Before we get started, I recommend you subscribe to my RSS feed so you don’t miss out on updates to this guide and other tips.