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Best of CRAFT 2010: Most Popular Posts. Craft - terrarrium. Dr. Carol Ventura. DIY modern paper ornament. I love spiky starburst shapes, so I attempted a version of the traditional Polish porcupine ball.

DIY modern paper ornament

Here's how to make this cool 3D ornament—great for Christmas or decorating any time. I can imagine jumbo sized versions hanging at parties or weddings. They take awhile, though, so you'd better start making them five years before you plan to get married. How to make doily covered soaps... It’s totally faker crochet!

How to make doily covered soaps...

If you are a purist…power to you. Hook yourself some little caps for soap. I confess I find the gifting of handmade items something of a challenge. It’s one thing to give something you’ve painstakingly hooked, or stitched, or knitted, or sewn to someone else who makes things & appreciates them. It’s quite another to gift the same items to folk who’ve no idea of the time involved.

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Folding Trees ? Kusudama Tutorial part 1. The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together.

Folding Trees ? Kusudama Tutorial part 1

They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner. Bokano Embroidered Sindhi Wedding Sash : Handmade Sindhi - CRAFT Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Gifts You Can Make : Daily source of DIY craft projects and inspiration, patterns, how-tos. They say, “It’s the thought that counts.” And in the crafting world, those are words to live by. Handmade gifts are the direct result of your time, creative energy, and resourcefulness. Whether you spend ages on one person, or you create an assembly line and make dozens of presents for everyone at once, crafty gifts from your own hand are sure to make the recipient happy.

And crafting is what makes you happy, right? They also say, “Tis better to give than receive.” Projects that don’t require sewing are the best, right? There is a very good reason that Susan Beal’s Yoda Hat is on this list. These felt house slippers are one of the all time most popular projects on our site. This Kitsch to Cool project by Jessica Wilson made the gift guide because I would like for everyone to follow the tutorial and send the resulting presents to ME. This scrub made of brown sugar smells SO GOOD.

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Crafts - packing. Craft - pop up cards. Craft - flowers. Craft - knitting. Craft - terrarrium. Craft - gift ideas. Zipped up Earbuds - MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS. Doily Pillow Tutorial. I made this doily pillow for my midwife, Lori, as a way to say THANK YOU for being more fabulous than I imagined throughout my pregnancy and delivery.

Doily Pillow Tutorial

We had our last well baby visit earlier today and I managed to get this thing finished with time to spare! I started on it two days ago and left it out on my work bench so that I could steal a moment here and there to stitch those doilies together. Here's how it went down. Gather some doilies you picked up at your local flea market, on eBay, JoAnns, or your grandma's and arrange them like so. You'll also need two pieces of fabric 1/2" larger on both sides than your pillow form, a needle, embroidery thread, sewing machine, and scissors. I spent about an hour and a half total stitching my doilies together by hand. Make sure your doilies cover the top piece of fabric and pin down. It should look like this on the back. Decide if you have enough doilies to cover the back of your pillow. May Guest DT plus a paper garland tutorial - Screen Prints BLOG. We have a special treat for you this month- our guest DT is Laurie Cinotto! She is an amazing paper designer (among other things)!

Her gallery has some really creative projects in there, each one is so unique and different! How To: Make Bath Bombs. Everybody loves bath bombs.

How To: Make Bath Bombs

It is like taking a bath in champagne, only without the show tunes and chorus boys. They are fairly simple to make, keeping in mind that the strangest things can make a batch go weird; humidity, room temperature, oil viscosity, the moon rising in the seventh house of Aquarius . . . they are a mysterious wonder.For this recipe, I am using ingredients that are pretty common, or easy to find in most areas. Essential oils can be found in small amounts at places like health food stores and craft stores often carry essentials and fragrances. Just make sure, if you buy fragrance oil, that you are buying "body safe" oils and not stuff for candles or oil warmers.So, let's start with a basic recipe in two parts.Dry ingredients: (By Weight, as measured on a scale.)

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Craft - gardening. DIY: Upholstered Nailhead Trim Headboard. For some time, I'd had my eye on the Modern Velvet Headboard ($280) from Urban Outfitters, but I simply couldn't bring myself to spend $315, including shipping, on the thing.

DIY: Upholstered Nailhead Trim Headboard

I'm not quite pleased with the quality of UO's materials (particularly the velvet they use), and since the headboard would be mostly just a decorative piece, it didn't seem like a sensible purchase. Ceiling_cat.

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Craft - jewelry. Craft - quilting. Craft - workshop. Sublime Stitching. Handmade days - jeweled tee tutorial. I've been eyeing the tees at j.crew for weeks now, trying to decide if i can spend $50 on a grey t-shirt. in addition to that, i have the "i could make that" problem; i see something i really like, but seems too expensive & shrug it off saying that if i wanted it i could fashion it for myself. this time, i decided to make it happen. the result is a cozy tee with a little bit of sparkle, perfect for a casual, put together day. i thought for a while on color scheme & thought that i would get most wear out of something that was a monotone pallette. i considered doing something pink/beige with gold sequins & beading, but ended up using a heather grey tee with grey tule, silver sequins & both silver & white beads. the j.crew tees run between $40 & $50, this project will cost you around $15-20. i chose a tissue tee from h&m, costing around $7.50; my other supplies ran about $8.