We're going to be posting tutorials for stocking stuffer gifts for children every day this week. I loved opening stocking gifts when I was a kid but now I am a mom responsible for filling that stocking up and I don't enjoy the process as much. Filling the stocking always seems to be a last-minute chore where I spend too much money and buy too much plastic junk and candy. So this year, I am working ahead, using materials I already have in my studio, to make gifts for my boys and Laura's boys to put in their stockings. This first tutorial is the most complicated, but also makes a nice gift for almost anyone- it's a little rustic leather sketchbook.
About the Peace Crane This animation shows how to fold a square of paper into a peace crane (a bird). The crane is a bird with a long neck and tail feathers. It makes a great table decoration or gift. Good quality wrapping paper can also be used to make the model. Origami is called the peaceful art and this model is usually called the peace crane. Many people recognise it as an international symbol for peace.
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We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here.
A fun and easy project with a beautiful payoff. Learn how to make these Balloon Luminaries. You will need: High-Melt Paraffin Wax (IGI 1260)Party BalloonsDouble BoilerCookie Sheet Instructions:
My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor.