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DIY Gold Leaf Notepads | Hello!Lucky Blog. Lately we’ve been following a new craze popping up around the web. Gold leaf, historically used as an art medium, has now turned into one of the trendiest decor accessories this year. We’ve seen it on picture frames, furniture, fingernails, and jewelry, and once we saw Eat Sleep Cuddle use it for handmade notebooks we knew we had to give it a shot. Naturally our taste for nautical design comes into play when coming up with a new project, so these DIY Gold Leaf Notepads fit right in. Inspired by traditional nautical flags, we felt the pop of gold would compliment the classic color palettes seen in the flags. Materials: 4″ x 6″ note cards, Elmer’s Glue, Craft Knife, Paint Brush, Gold Leaf Kit, Painters Tape, Foam Brush, Card Stock Paper, Ruler, Bone Folder, Pencil *Tip – We don’t recommend the “peel and stick” gold leaf, as it isn’t a guaranteed success.

How To: Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13. Tutorial aging paper by ~Joshua-Mozes on deviantART. Genius-or-stupid-11.jpg (500×1561) Paint chip calendar | Maple and Magnolia. A few weeks ago, I saw this paint chip calendar on my friend David’s blog Cheltenham Road and knew I had to make one! It combines two things that I love…stylishness and organization. And the fact that it utilizes paint chips? Even better. I mostly followed David’s tutorial with just a few modifications. Since I planned for this calendar to hang in my office, I chose paint chips that would coordinate with the room and with the pin board that hangs on the adjacent wall. Here’s my version. materials needed: poster frame, fabric, hot glue gun, 35 paint chips, paper trimmer, corner rounder, fabric glue, foam brush 1) Purchase a poster frame (mine came from Target…$9.99). 2) Remove the edges from the frame. 3) Cover the cardboard insert with fabric using hot glue to secure it on the back, pulling tightly to keep the fabric smooth. 4) Trim the paint chips with a paper trimmer (I chose to leave the paint color names but cut off the brand).

These BH&G paint chips came from Wal-Mart. Sharing here: Dl.dropbox.com/u/505801/TU_typeone/twittertype/accordion_5x5.pdf. Craftside: Don't be a "Square" try a Triangle folded book from Creating Books & Boxes. As promised-here is a wonderful "how-to" for the Triangle Accordion Book I shared with you in yesterday's post. It's from Quarry's: Creating Books & Boxes:Fun and Unique Approaches to Handmade StructuresByBenjamin D. Rinehart Complete step-by-step instruction, full-color project photos, detailed step illustrations, diagrams, and tips. Creating Books & Boxes presents a new volume on book-making techniques by contemporary book instructor Benjamin Rinehart.

Ben Rinehart is a trained artist, and teacher. (Click on images to enlarge) And I have one more tidbit of crafty goodness to share with you. I made a closure for my book in one of my favorite ways-a slider bead! Simply wrap a ribbon around each short side and thread both ends of the ribbon through a bead. Fill your book with anything that makes you happy! Nature-Inspired Paper Projects. 25 DIY Interior Decorating Ideas To Use Maps. Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff 25 DIY Interior Decorating Ideas To Use Maps Did you like geography lessons in school? If so then your interior can show that nowadays. Source: design-remont More about diy decorating, diy decorative items 8 Comments Bobette Schooler Says: January 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm I wish there was a tutorial for the map lamp shades. 6 Trackbacks For This Post Leave a Reply Related stuff Popular: This week Sites we recommend.

Mobile #001 Balloon « PaperMatrix. Anna has designed and made the pattern for these cute small hot air balloons. Make a mobile and watch them fly and turn perpetually. For each balloon cut two sheets in the colours you prefer. All strips are joined already and you only need to weave as described for Sphere #001. Use the glue stick to fix the strips at the edge when finished.

Choose the basket pieces from the same colour as the top centre of the balloon. For the mobile on the pictures we used five balloons and 4 slim wooden sticks (12, 12, 16 and 24 cm). This is a file for cutting: balloon mobile You will find a video tutorial here. Like this: Like Loading... The making of an origami Koi in stop motion. DIY Cupid's Arrow Cupcake + Treat Bag Toppers. Hello sweets! Back in November (during the madness of the holidays) Fossil got in touch and asked if I would like to create a Valentine DIY project to share on their site. I love Fossil, so my answer was a quick “yes.” I ended up dreaming up a sweet little set that is perfect for a Valentine’s Day party for both kids or adults, or just for one special someone: Cupid’s Arrow Cupcake Toppers and Cupcake Bands (see how the cupcakes look like they’ve been shot by Cupid’s arrow!). The directions and free download can be found over on Fossil. UPDATE: The download and directions can now be found below!

Download Cupid’s Arrow Cupcake Printables Follow the steps provided on the PDF download above. If you’d like you can also follow the simple directions below to create charming little Cupid’s Arrow Treat Bag Toppers (using the same free download that I made for Fossil). Option II: Treat Bag Toppers Follow the directions found on Fossil to create your Cupid’s Arrow Toppers. Paint chip bookmarks. Bokmärken – Craft of the Day, bookmarks. Du behöver: Kuvert (återanvänd gärna gamla kuvert), ett ark med vitt papper (för mallen), sax, penna, lim och ett mönstrat papper. 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. Klipp och vik ut. 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.

Bow tie paper clips from fabric scraps. I had a couple little scraps left over from stiffened fabric projects, and after fiddling with them, I noticed they'd easily make tiny bows. Which I attached to paper clips because... I don't know why. These could work as bookmarks, on wedding invitations, Valentines, etc. Or attach the bows to hair clips for little girls or pencils for bridal shower games. I used fabric scraps, stiffener, large paper clips, a scissors, an iron, twist ties (or wire), and a hot glue gun. Apply stiffener to your scraps (learn more here) and iron them flat. Form the longest strip into a loop, overlapping the ends generously. Pinch the "tail" strip in the center the same way. Then attach the bow to the tails using a piece of wire. Use the tiny remaining strip of fabric to attach the bow to the paper clip. Trim the tails to the length you like. DIY Fri: Map Card and Envelope.

This two-piece stationary set is the perfect kitschy DIY project for the end of summer. You can make this for someone going on an out of town excursion, for your own travels, or to give with a present. I made a couple just 'cause they're cute! Materials: -An Old Envelope and Card -Map(s) or Atlas -Pencil or Pen -Scissors -Glue Stick -1 Piece Of Card Stock or Construction Paper Open up the old envelope. Trace the outline of the envelope on to your map or atlas page. Cut the outline of your envelope until you have a duplicate, but in the map paper.

Glue the back side of the piece you just cut out to another piece of the map/atlas. Cut out the envelope shape again following the edges of the piece you glued on. Fold and crease the edges of the envelope inwards. Apply glue to the edge of the piece that will be folded up in the middle, connecting the sides to form the bottom of the envelope. Lay the side pieces on top of the edge you just glued. Fold the card in half and crease the middle. Tada! Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung. If you’ve been following me on Flickr for a while, you’ve probably seen this picture of Carambola Flowers before – I folded them ages ago! But since my Pro account is going to expire in a few days time (and I don’t feel like upgrading it again), a lot of my old photos won’t be displayed anymore. So I decided it would be a good idea to share the very best of them on my blog! These absolutely beautiful origami flowers were designed by Carmen Sprung and I just love them!

Each flower is made from a single sheet of paper, not from a square though, but from a pentagon. I would recommend using fairly thick and strong paper (80-90 gsm) to fold them – Tant origami paper will be just the right choice! Description Video tutorial presented by Sara Adams of HappyFolding.com. Tags: Carmen Sprung, Floral. How to make boxes from paint swatches. If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts.

I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch. You should be left with a 5" x 5" square. At a point slightly more than 1 1/2" from one edge—about 1 17/32" if you want to be picky, but I just eyeballed it—score a line with your knife. The box lid is constructed the same way. Fold each sheet on the scored lines, bending flaps inward and securing them with double-stick tape.