The Vintage Butterfly: Things I Make - The Decoupage Bike. When I do a show, I hear at least 25 people say, "I'm going to do that.
I have stuff saved in a box to do that. " Another 20 people ask, "Do you teach classes? " I would, I suppose, but I would have to actually DO it. And I just have stuff saved somewhere to teach a class. I'm going to do that sometime.... for now, I'm just going to show you how to do things on my blog. This morning, I'm going to show how I made my decoupage bike. So the bike.... First I collected images from 1950s travel magazines of bikes. Then, for some contrast and interest, I pulled maps from a torn 1900s geography book. The bike, I should mention, was a 10 dollar score at Potter's House Thrift. I always really struggle to know if I'm going to alter a vintage item.
This bike, however, had been unevenly oversprayed somehow with what looked like polyurethane and would have had to be stripped completely to restore it. Because the original striped seat was also oversprayed with the nasty yellowed polyurethane or ??? DIY Chan Luu Bracelet &. My goal this holiday season was to really try my best to make some homemade gifts.
So far I’m doing pretty well with my wreath, some burlap covered candles, some personalized coasters and this past weekend I gave a try at some jewelry. You may have noticed how wrap bracelets are everywhere lately. Chan Luu bracelets are extremely popular these days. They come in singles and also in wraps. I love love the look of these bracelets. I did the top bracelet by simply following this tutorial. 1. 2.Bring your needle up under the right cord through the center and pull the thread through. 3. 4.
You will just continue to do this for every bead.
Wool crafts. Make Something: Posable Mummies. Toilet Paper Roll Owls Great For A Rainy Day. I love any craft using recycled toilet paper tubes, or are they toilet paper rolls?
Not sure really but in any case, if you've been saving them (as I have) then you can whip out a few and make yourself some cute owls. I thought this would be a great starting point for a little craft project with the kids this afternoon. I find that if they see how cute the finished product can be they'll be more likely to actually sit down and make something, whether or not their results are at all similar to mine. I think I'll bring out some paint, some paper, a glue stick and regular glue, some sequins maybe some feathers (if I can find some) and see what I can inspire my little ones to create.
I hope to share the results with you! Of course, toilet paper roll owls are all over the place, but I was specifically inspired by this photo, to give credit where credit is due! Pimpade hörlurar – Craft of the Day, pimped earphones. Med två små pysseltokiga döttrar så lider det ingen brist på pysselmaterial hemma hos oss.
Hama-pärlor t ex har vi i överflöd. Kul att göra något annat än pärlplattor, tänkte jag. Här hittade jag idén till mina pimpade iPhone-hörlurar: Cut out + Keep. Ju mer jag tänker på det desto bättre känns idén. Nu trasslar sladdarna mycket mindre och en extra bonus är att kära maken tar inte längre mina hörlurar av misstag. För att testa detta behöver man en vass hobbykniv eller rakbladskniv, en skärmatta (eller kartong) som underlag och Hama-pärlor förstås.
Ps. With two craft loving daughters we suffer no shortage of craft materials in our house. The more I think about it the better this idea feels. To try this yourself you need a sharp hobby knife or razor blade knife, a cutting board and Hama beads. Ps. Lite mer Hama-pärle-inspiration: / Some more Hama bead inspiration:
Holiday related crafts. Kids gardening ideas. Online art programs. Making for toys. Paper crafts. Craft websites. Patterns and instructions. Journal idea.