How to make gift bags from newspaper. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.
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. Rachel Denny builds a menagerie « Made In Slant. By Eyeswoon, on November 4th, 2010 Red Buck 2010 polyurethane foam, wool, wood, 28" x 22" x 20" With all the high-tech polyester fleece and padded nylon jackets selling at the malls, it seems that no one today has much reason to be wearing wool.
Not so – look at these animal forms contructed by Rachel Denny. Winter Ram 2010 polyurethane foam, wool, wood, 24" x 15" x 16" Instructables. Cut glass. Anthropologie Bonheur Necklace Tutorial. Jan12th2010 A few months ago (okay, six), I posted a photo of an Anthropologie-inspired necklace I made on a whim.
I had a few requests for a tutorial, and I know it took me FOREVER… but here it is! A few things to note: I strung the pearls on one 64″ strand of jewelry wire, folded in half. You can use two completely separate strands of pearls if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of figuring out the jewelry clasp and all that.If you aren’t familiar with using a lighter to seal the edges of fabric, be extremely careful. If you liked this, you may want to check out my other Anthropologie-Inspired Floral Necklace Tutorial.
DIY: Wine Bottle Light « Wit & Whistle. November 3rd, 2009 This past spring Daniel and I went on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon.
Along the way we stopped at Chateau Julien for a wine tasting. I wanted to do something with the empty bottle instead of throwing it in the recycling bin. So here it is! You’ll need: an empty wine bottle a drill safety glasses and gloves (just in case the bottle breaks) 1/2″ glass drill bit masking tape short strand of Christmas lights (with a plug only on one end) How to: