background preloader

Weird Crafts

Facebook Twitter

101 Crafty Gifts. Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide. Hello lovely readers, Apologies for the delayed post today.

Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide

This post was originally one sweet little DIY tutorial all set to go live at 9am this morning then I got immersed in the intoxicating world of coffee filter flowers and ended up adding another and another until I was up to my eyeballs in coffee filter tutorials and inspiration! So it took waaay longer than expected but I do hope you’ll find it useful.

If you’re looking for a cheap, simple and pretty DIY project for your wedding, coffee filter flowers could be just the thing! Photo via Just Simple Designs Who knew coffee filters could look so pretty? The great thing about coffee filter flowers is that they can be used in so many different ways, from decor (they’d make a mean ceremony backdrop) to centerpieces, place settings, wreaths and, if done in miniature, they’d look so sweet attached to escort cards or favor boxes! Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (13) Posted by: Cathy on Jun 11, 2012 Tagged in: Untagged Painting stones has to be one of the cheapest forms of art and a wonderful way to give someone an inexpensive but thoughtful gift. Haunted House Silhouettes.

With some jobs, when you’re burned out it’s best to take a break, to get away from the office and focus on something else.

Haunted House Silhouettes

With creativity, however, I’ve found the opposite helps: for me the only cure for burnout is more challenges rather than fewer. One such challenge came my way a few years ago, when I had an opportunity to decorate an entire house for Halloween. The homeowner had a strict $100 budget and insisted that nothing be attached to the house in a manner that would damage the exterior shingles.

The place was newly purchased, and the homeowner had yet to install any window treatments beyond inexpensive paper "contractor blinds" on all of the windows. The challenge was at first daunting, not least because I was doing the project pro-bono, the materials budget was tiny, and the restrictions seemed stifling. Hanging Chains Headband DIY.

While browsing Topshop last week, I came across this fun hanging chains headband and thought with Coachella right around the corner, an easy DIY for something similar would be fun.

Hanging Chains Headband DIY

I used an old plastic zig zag stretchy comb headband I’ve had for years because it was the most logical choice to hang chains from but you can use an elastic band in a similar way. The chains disappear a little in my blonde hair but they would stand out really pretty agains brunette locks {it would also look great on a shorter cut as well}. If you’re super crafty, add a feather or bead/charm to the bottom of a few chains. What You’ll Need… * Circular headband* Chains: fine, thick, gold, silver, rose gold… use a variety of colors and sizes or all the same… choose chains that are lighter in weight.* Jump rings {for small chains only}* Beading pliers Steps… * Prepare your chains.

. * Using the extra loose chain links or jump rings for small chains, attach one chain to each section of your plastic headband. Star Wars Snowflakes. CD Art. Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids' crafts. How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe. As Kate so delicately alluded to earlier this week, I am somewhat of a holiday junkie.

How To: Make a Homemade Snow Globe

And Christmas is the holiday of all holidays for me. I decorated a week before Thanksgiving; yep, I’m one of those people. One of my most favorite holiday traditions as a child was our little family advent calendar and now that my kids are old enough to enjoy some fun and creative activities, I’ve filled up our little numbered stockings with slips of paper instead of candy.

Well, slips of paper intermingled with candy. It’s December; we have to have candy. (There have been lots of questions about my advent calendar, and what I put into it. Snow globes are magical, whimsical, and fun. The first thing you need are jars, with nice snug lids. You can be creative with the items that go inside your snow globe, it’s just important that they are made of materials that won’t break down in water. Another really fun thing is to make your own little figurines with Sculpey Clay. Seriously- Best. 20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: mycakies.blogspot.com Start saving your old jam jars!

20 brilliant things to make in a jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via: bakerella.com Cookies in a jar – a great gift idea. Via: rikkihibbert.co.za For a rustic vintage look, display your photos inside glass jars and bottles. Via: goodfoodbreadandmuffins.blogspot.com Chocolate muffin bread cooked in a jar. Via: pizzazzerie.com Super sweet. Via: simplebites.net. Craft - Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial! I have developed an unnatural love for crafting with coffee filters.

Craft - Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial!

They make so many easy, cute, and cheap crafts! One of my students sent in a huge box of coffee filters, so I have been having fun! My favorite so far is the coffee filter flower! It is really easy to make, and turns out so pretty! How to Make a Shiny Dorodango Mud Ball.