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Seashell Craft Ideas. Welcome to SaiFou – Inspiring images. Six paper flowers. It got into my head that I needed to make some paper flowers.

Six paper flowers

I don’t know why. But I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because the Internet is a veritable smörgåsbord of craft tutorials, and all I had to do was fire up Lappy 5000 and pick one out. About 300,000 search results later, I was no longer any more confident in my ability to make a paper flower than I was in my cat’s ability to retrieve his stupid mouse instead of staring at my hand after I throw it.

There were just too many choices and although I could compare the photos, they didn’t reflect (1) how good each tutorial was, (2) how closely my flower would resemble the picture, or (3) which flowers would look nice together. It was terribly overwhelming. Then again, I thought, if anyone is supposed to try every single one, it might as well be me. After some consideration, I decided that 300,000 might be a few too many to take on, so I narrowed it down to the six most promising and got to work.

That’s all there is to it. Brown Paper Flower. Neutral Spring Flowers. Fabric Leaf Garland. Are you getting tired of my garland obsession?

Fabric Leaf Garland

I hope not. It's just that there are a gazillion ideas running through my head all the time. Origamy flower 1. The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together.

Origamy flower 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. Origamy flower २. Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees.

Origamy flower २

Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know! Origami Parchment Flowers 3. Friend Etsy on Youtube & Blip.tv | Subscribe to Etsy’s iTunes Podcast | MP4 Verson This week’s How-Tuesday comes from Jeffrey Rudell, a paper artist, inventor, and engineer who has an eye for simple, beautiful projects and a knack for sharing his marvelous creations.

origami Parchment Flowers 3

This project makes a remarkably simple and beautiful flower that can be used to make a bouquet, a boutonniere, a brooch, or just about any flowery thing that starts with the letter B. Materials Needed: White vellum or parchment — the exact vellum shown is white ink on white vellum, made by US Silkscreen, available from New York Central Art SupplypH Neutral GlueScissors or Xacto knifeStraight edge18″ of pre-cut, straight lengths of floral wireFloral tape. Origamy flower 4-Paper Tissue Roses. These paper tissue flowers are a nice change from using artificial flowers from the craft store.

Origamy flower 4-Paper Tissue Roses

They can be bundled into bouquets as shown above, or used to dress up a gift instead of using a bow. They are very simple to make and only take a few minutes a piece. Here’s how. Start by rumpling up one full sheet of tissues paper. Cut the paper lengthwise and fold each piece in half. Origamy flower5- paper roses. DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

Origamy flower5- paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Paper Quilling Instructions. These paper quilling instructions will help you get started on the amazing art or paper quilling.

Paper Quilling Instructions

Got your quilling tool, strips of quilling paper and some glue to hand? Quilling isn't a difficult craft, but it can take a little practice to get the tension right. So let's practice! Take a strip of quilling paper and tear it in half, or even quarters. Do not cut it with scissors as the sharp edge will be more noticeable in the finished shape. Art Dolls by Du Buh Du Designs - Gift Idea: Photo Coasters. Three years ago I moved to Oregon, just weeks before Christmas.

Art Dolls by Du Buh Du Designs - Gift Idea: Photo Coasters

Mark and I had to come up with an idea for family gifts in a hurry with a limited budget. I had seen a set of four decorative coaster tiles selling for forty dollars in a local boutique and thought I could do the same,but much cheaper. Pin'spiration: phabulous photo phrame. I've been holding on to this gaudy 3'x2'7" wood and plaster frame for ages now, convinced it would one day emerge from the thrifting mud a beautiful crafty lotus. Last week, when I received my Instagram prints from PostalPix, an idea struck me. An idea so grand, I hopped right on it. Guide to Mod Podge. Hardware Store Home Decorating - Crafts Made from Hardware Store Supplies.

Pic on wood & metal. Below you will see how to make:Personalized Hand SanitizersStoring your BootsWrapped LettersShredded T-ShirtChristmas Photo TagsPhotos on MetalPhotos on WoodRemovable Snap On & Off Lace ShortsDinner Menu BoardStamped Coasters from Bathroom Tiles Photo Magnets from Glass Gems or MarblesSticky Notes Clipboard from CoastersJewelry Holder out of FrameQuick Poodle Skirt Personalized Hand Sanitizers What you’ll need: Bath & Body Works hand sanitizersLabel TemplateColor PrinterGlueRibbons My mother-in-law and I were helping with a bridal shower and so we wanted to give out favors that would be cute but something people would ACTUALLY use.

Pic on wood & metal

And who doesn't LOVE Bath and Body Works. 1. Craft Ideas / wood pictures. Wall decoration from thrift shop. Thrift Shop Hot! What to look for right now.... In my last post I shared some tips for shopping thrift shops. Now I'm going to share with you some items commonly found at thrift shops that are great for upcycling into swanky home decor and crafts. These items are great because not only are they inexpensive, but they are very much in style as current home decor. Giant Picture. Giant Picture, for cheap, take 2. Using my previous tutorial (sort of). Eek!! Toilet paper roll deco. Hello my blog friends! I'm so pumped to share a project I finished today! It's simple, cheap, quick, and fall-y (yes, that is a word). Anyway... I've been diligently collecting these for what seems like forever: Why? A Bookcase Project...

Yarn Tassels" Yarn tassels are easy to make and can add color to everything from pillows to backpacks. Look around for objects that need a splash of color, and then decorate them with tassels. How I made my Instagram Wall. After our living room tour many of you asked for tips on making your very own Instagram wall! This method is perfect for instagram (or any square) photos and polaroids. Instagram Canvas Wall Art. Starburst Mirror DIY. Starburst mirrors are so chic in metallics and I'm really loving gold accents lately. I wanted to create something for our bedroom that replaced an old art piece that wasn't really working and that also added more light to a dark corner in that space. Hot Air Balloon Wall Decal Paper Wall Art Wall by goshandgolly. Vertical planters. Hanging picture sticks. Step 4: Hang and Enjoy! This quick and easy art project is ready to hang and enjoy. You can play around with a variety of different looks and styles using nothing more than empty frames and branches from the backyard.

Beauty bar. Pallet Wine Rack. Barn Wood and Branches Wall Art. I had an incredibly lucky moment a few months ago, when some friends asked me to make a few signs for their house. They wanted to pull apart a beautiful old chest that was in their home and use that wood for the project, and offered me the rest of the wood to use as I wished. Handprint Crafts. Ultimate Guide to Recycled T-Shirt Crafts". You probably have a favorite T-shirt. You know the one you've worn until it's holey and ragged.

Woven Rag Rug. Thank you for all the great feedback for liking my Braided Rag Rug. Printing on Fabric. Raised fishbone stitch. River Rock Choker Necklace. Guest post tutorial by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts. All you need to make a river rock choker necklace like this one is a package of 16 gauge copper wire from the hardware store, a small pair of needle nose pliers (with built in wire cutter), a pen and some pre-drilled stones.

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DECORATE. 25 more ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. DIY Projects + Tutorials. Multiple DIY PROJECTS. Magazine Rack DIY. Creative Uses for Old Maps. Glass Fabric Magnets. DIY Telephone Bookends. Pallet Wine Rack. Crafty DIY / Barn Wood & Railroad Spike Wine Rack.

Wine bottles. What is Freezer Paper? Freezer Paper Transfer. Freezer Paper Transfer {Tutorial} Turn Photo Negatives Into Artsy, Personalized Lamps. Make your own freezer paper. Candle. Pendant Lights. Candle Jar. Lamp. How to make an Outdoor Candle Lantern Inexpensively. Gift Ideas.