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How to make a paper bow. I've gotten some questions asking how I made the paper bow on the bottom package in this post.

How to make a paper bow

Here's a quick tutorial. I made a template so you can see the parts. Download the free file you need: The PDF template Files for digital cutting machines:The zipped Silhouette .studio file (double click the .zip file after downloading)The .svg fileThe .dxf file If you print the PDF on colored paper and cut out the pieces, you'll have enough parts to make two bows. Anyhow, whether you wing it or use the template, you'll need three parts for each bow: the band in the middle, the loops, and the tails. Flapping Paper Butterfly. I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy.

Flapping Paper Butterfly

Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! One year, when I was maybe 10 or 11, she sent me another card—and when I opened it up, a paper butterfly fluttered out of the card. I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly.

Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Sakura Flower Tree. Egg Carton Crafts - Chicken Egg Cups. Hello!

Egg Carton Crafts - Chicken Egg Cups

Welcome back to another Easter Craft ideas for you – these adorable Chicken Egg Cups made from Egg Cartons! Super simple, super cute. Takes minutes to make. Rainbow Batik. I saw this wonderful project at this great site Pink and Green Mama (a favorite of mine)- as soon as I saw the project, I just had to try it out with Holly as this was right up her alley.

Rainbow Batik

When I showed her what we were doing, she was very excited. We started with a white cloth napkin and if she enjoyed this project we would later tackle something larger like an apron or book bag. Tin Can Shelf Craft ZingZingTree. BUY or DIY Gold Animals. Hello again,

BUY or DIY Gold Animals

DIY baby Toys / Creatief » 14/31 » Veetje Veetje. Specialty Retail Collective (SRC) Braided Rug Tutorial. DIY Gold Dipped Glassware. I haven’t stopped thinking about Front‘s gold dipped glassware set ever since it circulated through the blogosphere last holiday season.

DIY Gold Dipped Glassware

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers. I recently spotted a sensational bouquet of paper flowers inside my favorite (and the ultimate) boutique for creative inspiration, Castles In The Air.

DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

A combination of Mexican paper flowers and those ever so popular tissue paper pom poms, these vibrant and cheerful flowers make perfect ornaments for any celebration. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make! You’ll need:6 – 7 pieces of 180 gram florist crepe paper cut into 20″ x 30″ sheets (it’s important to use heavyweight crepe paper for it’s stretchiness and strength)6 – 7 small binder clips or large paper clips16 gauge floral wire (last seen here)heavy duty scissors First, lay out the sheets of crepe paper and fold each one into an accordion. The folds should measure about 2-3 inches thick and should be creased along the natural, horizontal lines of the crepe paper.

Keep each bundle bound together by a small binder clip or large paper clip. With scissors, trim the ends into rounded and pointy shapes. DIY Marbled Glassware. When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves.

DIY Marbled Glassware

Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? FriedChillies › The All-Time Food Network. Raya is upon us and we thought we'd give you a little "how to" pictorial on making ketupat. It looks a little complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it you'll be weaving ketupat like a pro! Go on and give it a try. Step1: Weave the leaf on your right hand into the one on your left in an alternating fashion. Keep holding on to the leaves as you do this.

This step takes the most getting used to; concentrate on getting the hang of it. Step 2: Once done, it should resemble the photo. Ketupat Weaving Instructions. Magazine Waste Basket ∙ How To by Claire B. on Cut Out. Star Medallion - Introduction - MarthaStewart.com. How to Make Pom Pom Flowers. I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms.

How to Make Pom Pom Flowers

Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with. How to make pom poms? I googled around and found a number of tutorials, including several that use the cardboard donut method, which can be found here, here, and here. Though my method basically follows the Bella Dia tutorial, I have made some slight variations, so I’ve posted my method below. Giant Paper Rose Flower. DIY Designer Knock-Off Things to Make.

Put a lid on it: shiny, pretty upcycled vessels. Look what I made!

Put a lid on it: shiny, pretty upcycled vessels.

Little clear storage vessels, with ornamental lids. (You can click on the photo to see more detail.) Their origin is probably pretty obvious, eh? The fun thing about these (besides the awesome upcycling factor) is mixing and matching. The bottom end of one bottle can become a lid that will fit many others, all different sizes and shapes, to create tons of variations.