Art journaling. DIY Magazine Envelopes. As promised, here is a tutorial on making your own envelopes for stationery sets.
While this template makes a rectangular envelope, you could certainly modify it to make squares as well, and as usual this image is scalable (the actual jpg is quite small, I printed it at 250% to make the cute envelopes shown in the tutorial--I just like cutesy small stuff, my original envelopes were much larger). To make these envelopes you will need: Paper or magazine pages of your choosing. scissors or an X-Acto knife a ruler Envelope template (below) glue (elmer's or glue sticks work just fine--if you do not have glue, you can go without and use stickers to close your envelope as well) Start by printing the following template to your desired size: Cut out your template and trace it onto your paper of choice.
I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Toilet Paper Art « This Handmade Circus. This is absolutely the most popular piece of artwork in our home, so I decided that this would be the perfect tutorial to start with!
This is made from all recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls, but everyone thinks it is made of iron. Duct Tape Joyful Flower – Tutorial. You Give Me A Book & I'll Give You a Flower. Origami Kusadama Flowers. DIY Mother's Day Corsage: Felt Dahlia Flower Brooch - Holidash News. Felt Rose tutorial and pattern. Hello everyone!
Today I am going to share the last felt flower pattern, a lovely rose =] I am also very excited because for the first time I made a video tutorial, sadly Ken had the video camera so I had to make the video with my laptop, so I am sorry if I am a little far – I tried!! Next time I will practice and with the tripod and camera I am sure it will be easier =] Your color choice of felt (I used 3 9″x12″sheets in different colors, and used a little bit more than half for each flower)Thread, needle and scissors.Hot glue gun.Download the pattern in case you need it (You will find 4 different sizes for you to play with! ) **The download on the left is a PDF format file, so you will need to have Abobe Reader installed on your PC or MAC. You can see the pieces you will need to make one rose in the image above. Coffee Filter Roses. Back in my failed former days as a window dresser, I got some good advice from Tanja, the Grand Dame of the cosmetics department.
Originally from Romania, Tanja was widely renowned for her eyebrow waxing skills and had arrived at a point in her career when she only had to take one appointment a day, then happily dragged it out all afternoon. Most of the time was spent smoking and laughing and singing gypsy folk songs about beet salad, then more smoking and dispensing advice about important things like men, business, and unwanted hair.
Of the many things I learned from Tanja, there are three golden nuggets that stand out; Never brush your teeth with blue toothpaste.Men with excessively bushy eyebrows are likely to cheat on their wives.Women will buy anything wrapped in roses. *Women married to men with excessively bushy eyebrows should expect a lot of roses. A week after Tanja dropped that old chestnut, my new boss gave me the task of revamping a central display table. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines.
TetraBox Light by Ed Chew. Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim.
The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew. Simple Centerpiece: Recycled Paper Bouquet Vase. You all probably already know from my sunburst mirror that I have an affinity for home decor made of recycled magazine pages. There’s something to be said about turning a material destined for the recycling bin into something beautiful that you’ll keep around for a long time to come.