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These crafty green gift tutorials are going to make you recycle, reuse, upcycle or repurpose like never before…you’ll see.
Yes you can.
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I have been obsessed with craft supplies since my early childhood, and I am not afraid to talk about my lifelong love affair with glue. It’s rivaled only by my love of tape, but more on that later :) Glue is a magical substance, and trust me when I say that the ability to permanently stick anything to anything else has revolutionized the world.
Things you need: 6 – 2-1/2ft of assorted ribbon (You will want to vary the ribbon widths, patterns, and material of ribbon for a fun bow) Ruler Scissors 34 gauge Wire 70mm Hair Barrette Clothespins Fray Check or Clear Fingernail Polish (You could also use a lighter) Things to do: 1.
I love pretty garlands and buntings! They are a great way to decorate for a party or spruce up your home with a little seasonal magic.
We will be using sodium carbonate (not sodium bicarbonate) to loosen/separate the flesh from the leaf veins. which contain a decay-resistant chemical called lignin. Arm & Hammer has a brand called Super Washing Soda, which you can find at your local ACE hardware store. 1/2 Cup Sodium Carbonate, aka Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 2 Cups Water 1 Cup Liquid Bleach for whitening (optional) 1 Metal Pan Fresh leaves that have a waxy appearance similar to Magnolia leaves Dried non waxy leaves.
We made some!