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Home - Woodself - Free plans for woodworking. START HERE! 5-loop braids | Loop Braiding. Fingerloop braiding with 5 loops is easy to learn and can make a wide variety of braids. Above are just a few of the possible color variations of five-loop braids. They show the three basic shape variations: square cord, flat band, and 3/4-flat cord or band (oval/lozenge-shaped in cross-section). The loop braiding method I teach can easily be extended up to 7 and 9-loop square and flat braids, which are bigger and have even more color-pattern possibilities (see my other tutorials) NEW: For an even easier intro to loop braiding, see my more recent tutorial on 3-loop braids, —Strong, pretty cords and flat braids, that are super-fast to make…Eight- and nine-year-olds can learn these with adult help. The diagram below outlines the basic 5-loop method, click on it once, and then once again to enlarge it to full size.

[copyright applies, free to download for your own use, or to pin on pinterest, or to share off-line for free only]: Setting up your loops—photo tutorial: …easy to undo later. *1. Easy Origami Heart Folding Instructions - How to Make an easy Origami Heart for Valentine's Day. This easy origami heart is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's very simple to make and perfect for everyone. Make one or make 10 and give them to your Valentines! Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! If you prefer, below is the video instructions for easy origami heart: Easy Origami Heart Step 1: Start with a square 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) origami paper color side down. Easy Origami Heart Step 2 & 3: Fold it in half and open it back up.

Easy Origami Heart Step 4: Now fold the other side in half and open it back up so that you have 2 creases on the origami paper like so: Easy Origami Heart Step 5: Now fold the top point of the paper to meet the crease in the center: Easy Origami Heart Step 6: Fold the bottom point to meet the top: Easy Origami Heart Step 7: Fold the right side to meet the crease in the center: Easy Origami Heart Step 8: Fold the left side to meet the crease in the center and you should get this: Ornamento Glass Magnet. Transfer Images Using Freezer Paper. It was purely by accident that I figured out this method of transferring a printed image. It is simple to do and you don't need any special paper or products! If you can print it from your computer then you can transfer it to a fabric or wood surface. Now, this project I am about to show you is not very exciting, but it will give you the idea of how the transfer is here it goes.

I decided to cover my old and dirty mouse pad that looked like this: I used canvas and cut a piece a bit larger that than the mouse pad. Then I cut a piece of "Heat n Bond" the same size as the canvas and, following the instructions, adhered it to the back of my fabric. I then centered the mouse pad onto the back of the canvas and, again, using my iron, adhered the canvas to the top of the mouse pad. I cut a piece of macramae jute and secured it to the edge of the pad using hot glue.

So, now you know how I covered the mouse pad...onto how to do the transfer. Trim the excess freezer paper using sissors. Lesa. My Journal – old time book binding | The Seeking One. In an age of kindles and ebooks, I still appreciate a hard copy. I love the feel and smell of old paper. Some how my old copy of Pride and Prejudice just reads better! I am a bookaholic, and this era of instant gratification only feeds my addiction. Even when I want to hold a particular title in my hands, I’m am able to order it on-line, and within a couple days, it arrives at my door.

I imagine living in the days prior to computers and printers, back before the printing press, to the time of hand written, hand bound books, when literacy, much less having a personal library, was a rare privileged. If more time and labor went into every page, how much more selective and intentional would my written words be? I have been thinking of binding my own book for years, and since I wanted an extra-special journal for an upcoming Spring “shipwrecked” themed retreat, I decided to give it a try.

Here are a few pictures of how I made my journal, and I’ll give a brief explanation of the steps below… How to Antique Paper. I saw Martha "antique" paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. What You'll Need A piece of paper you want to age. (I used regular 24lb laser paper. Of course, print your poem, passage of writing, and etc. to the page before you attempt to antique it.)1/4 cup of hot, black coffee.

How To Do It 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What To Do With It Frame your antiqued poem or passage for a great-looking piece of cheap art; or use it to make your sweetie a heart-felt Valentine. Speaking of paper... have you seen this fun oak leaf garland tutorial? Tagged : paper, antiqued, aged, DIY. Paper “leatherbound” books. Due to my husband’s profession, we have a constant influx of absurdly enormous books. While some are aesthetically acceptable enough not to disturb the visual flow I have going on our bookshelves, others are obtrusive in color or design.

Since our built-in bookshelves are open to the living room, I like to have a clean look while trying not to be too uptight about it. I thought leather-looking book covers would solve the problem at hand and contribute to the scholarly library look I am trying to achieve. I used recycled grocery bags and only a handful of additional materials to create inexpensive and classic book covers.

Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials grocery bagsironparchment paper (optional)Zinsser amber shellac (available at most hardware stores in the paint/stain dept.)disposable paintbrushmasking tapescissors Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. You’re done! Judy Wise: More Stuff. Yummy! Look what came in the mail today; Sinopia dry pigments for encaustic.

They are so beautiful lined up on the shelf next to my wax area. I just had to share. And another journal page. That too. I was inspired yesterday to shoot several pictures along the Willamette River. I drive this route every time I go to town and it is full of great old buildings. A few days ago I promised you a tutorial on making a journal out of used grocery bags which I think are a great material to recycle. Tear them to size. Next I soaked each sheet in water and squeezed it out. Next I ironed out each sheet with a little spray and my iron. Here are all the sheets folded and stacked into 3 signatures of 6 each. After sewing the signatures in a coptic stitch (there are many tutorials on that online. I cut a sheet of tarleton (use whatever you have. Here is the spine cut out. Slather gel this way and that until the spine is roughly in the spinal area and the fabric is glued to the cover. Let it dry.

Ta Da! Ciao! 5 minute bookbinding - The House That Lars Built. Materials: Step 1: Take 5 pieces of white office paper. Step 2: Rip it in half with a ruler. Step 3: Fold those in half. Step 4: Cut out a piece of brown paper bag to fit the exact shape of the folded paper. Step 5: Fit the office paper in the brown bag. Step 6: Measure 5 holes evenly across the middle crease of the paper. Step 9: I hope these drawings make sense below.

To add some flourish, add some drawings or watercolor. Styling and crafting by Brittany Jepsen Materials: Step 1: Take 5 pieces of white office paper. Step 5: Fit the office paper in the brown bag. Step 9: I hope these drawings make sense below. To add some flourish, add some drawings or watercolor. Styling and crafting by Brittany Jepsen. Guessing Game: Time to Reveal Steampunk'd Items and Winners. If you missed my last post, we were having a little guessing game to figure out what everyday items I made some costume bullets out of. Big THANK YOU to everyone who participated. So many answers were so very close. It was difficult choosing the deserving winner. But, we have! Now to find out what they really are!..... If you said pen parts, you were correct, but only partially.

It was the caps that made up the cylinder portion. Bic pens are truly fabulously well designed and crafty pens. Here's how it was accomplished... First, we cut the open ends off shorter. For the simplest version, we just crammed the spaghetti beads into the top. For the longer bullet, I used the tip joint part thingy. Then, I tried various paint. One last minute clever thing I discovered using all the assorted pen parts, is that you can make the bullets into tiny containers! Now for winners... With so many similar answers, we decided we'd pick two winning guesses as well as one random winner. Light Up Goggle Mod. Scrap Happens Here: Tutorial - How to Make Paper Look Olde Worlde. This is a tutorial on how to make your paper look and feel really old. I start with plain copy paper... the sort you put in the printer.

(I tend to do a batch of 10 sheets in a session and keep them for when I want to use them). I do the process in my kitchen on the counter and cover the worktop with waxed paper. (coffee doesn't harm your worktop, the wax paper has a purpose later). Mix up my witches brew of three or four large teaspoons of coffee into a cup and a paintbrush. Paint the coffee over the surface of the papers... Dry them with my hair dryer...

Turn the papers over and paint the coffee onto the other side. You can see what happens to the wax sheet below the papers... it gets sort of wrinkled and rippled... and it is soaked in coffee so when you place your dry sheets onto it you get a wonderful aged effect staining your pages. See how the marks add to the effect? Now your papers are dry and the colour you want... you can add some spritzes of colour or drop ink onto.. NB 1. NB 2. Color-Tinted Skeleton Leaves - The Kreative Life. Mini bag tutorial. DIY: Decoupage. Also known as DIY Mod Podge **Update - Click here to see our VIDEO tutorial and get to know us a little better :) Don't you guys love Pinterest? That's where I found this idea.

Here's a great way to save some money on your craft addictions; make you own Decoupage! And it really works plus it's easy to do. You need.... A jar Elmers Glue Water Empty the glue into a jar. Add Water. Shake shake shake And you are done!! I know it works because i used it to paste this paper label onto the jar :) It could make a great gift for your crafting buddies Do you have QUESTIONS about this? Don't you guys love Pinterest? How to Print on Burlap - PinkWhen. DIY: Decoupage. Steampunk Hand in Walkthrough by aternox on DeviantArt. Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde on DeviantArt.


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