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How to Draw Celtic Knotwork. The old method These instructions can be followed with pencil and paper or using any computer based drawing or drafting program.

How to Draw Celtic Knotwork

I have used Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, and AutoDesk AutoCad for various projects, but my favorite is Corel Draw. In the tutorial below I show the method that I use in Corel Draw; however, I have deliberately left out program-specific instructions. I did this to make the instructions more broadly applicable to work with as many drawing and CAD programs as possible. This method, like most, begins with drawing the grid. The second step is to draw in the diagonals. Next draw in the connecting curves that will become the edges of the knotwork. This is the step that most people have the most trouble with: deciding where to "Break the Grid". So, where do we put these spaces to make an aesthetically pleasing design? Here is how I do it:: I CHEAT! 1). Or 2). But back to the tutorial. Follow the diagonals until you come to a red line. We're almost there! Baby Shower Ideas: Your Best Baby Shower Ideas - Martha Stewart.

22 Cute Baby Shower Ideas. Here are super duper, over the top, creative baby shower ideas that will make your baby shower an impressive party for your expecting Mom!

22 Cute Baby Shower Ideas

Cute Baby Shower Ideas Take a look at this amazing cute baby shower invitation. Send me anything with candy and I'm there! Maria threw a High Tea Baby Shower which turned out amazing. Be sure to check out her invitations, decor, food, and games. Kristin's got mad skills! Cute Baby Shower Cheap Tamaki, these cupcakes are way to pretty to eat! Baby Shower Ideas Food A fruit stroller! I'm loving these baby cupcakes from Wild Squirrel. Jenny submitted her great baby shower finger food ideas. Take a look at these cupcake lollies! Cute Baby Shower Ideas Favors Tina submitted her votive candles with earrings that she gave as a baby shower ideas favor.

Kristy went all out for her cute baby shower. Amy submitted her custom water bottles as a baby shower ideas favors. Leslie submitted her baby shower post. Baby Shower Game Ideas: Cute Baby Shower Gift Ideas: Baby Shower Games from Baby shower 101. Baby shower games at your baby shower can be one of the most memorable experiences during the pre-baby events that will take place for the days to come.

Baby Shower Games from Baby shower 101

Part of making the experience successful is by thoughtful party planning and having fun baby shower games! Before starting the baby shower games, it is always good to go around the room first as an ice breaker and have everyone introduce themselves and how they know the Mother-To-Be. Below we have listed the most popular baby shower games to play during the baby shower. Here are some baby shower prize ideas when playing baby shower games. 1) Guess Mom's Tummy Size: (Materials- String or yarn and scissors) Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy. 3) How Many Baby Items Can You Name: (Materials- pad of paper and pen for each woman). 4) Who Can Make The Mother-To-Be's Baby: (Materials - Baby magazines, Scissors, Glue, Paper).

Cupcakes: 1/2 Dozen Onsie Cupcakes. Awhile ago I went to a craft store and saw baby towels rolled and placed in a coffee filter.

Cupcakes: 1/2 Dozen Onsie Cupcakes

I recently attended a Sip and See, and I decided to bring onsies, and apply this same concept. I brought a blanket that looked like a big lollipop a few months ago (here), and it was a big hit, so I figured food shaped gifts would go over well. They did. I bought 4 onsies, and two pairs of pants. The pants were a little thick, but they turned out cute. I rolled them up tightly, and then added a rubber band to hold them in this shape. I had this little cupcake taker my friend Heather brought me knowing I'd 'need' it for a craft in the future considering my love of all things cupcake.

Six cupcakes later, I had a little gift to tie up and bring to the party. Diaper Baby. The Perfect Baby Shower Decorations. Everyone will be oohing and aahing at the party when they see your baby shower decorations!

The Perfect Baby Shower Decorations

With the fantastic baby shower decoration ideas below, your planning and preparation will be oh-so easy. You want your decorations to be: Simple Elegant Easy Cute Inexpensive and Fun! These words will be our guide in selecting the perfect shower decorations. Now, with that picture in mind, let's choose the perfect baby shower decorations: These are some ideas of Baby Shower Decorations that you could use. . • One of the cutest ideas is to string a clothes line across the room and use clothes pins to hang little baby clothes, onesies, baby socks, bibs, towels, and more on the line. • Also, with the clothes line, you could take 10 diapers (either disposables or cloth) and use non-toxic paint or permanent marker of any color (blue, pink, or yellow) to write one big letter on each diaper to spell B-A-B-Y S-H-O-W-E-R. . • Candles will make the baby shower feel elegant and classy. . • Display a baby blanket. 1. 2. 3. 24 - THE&DIRTY - Dirty Laundry - {the blog}

Friendship Day is 8/7.

24 - THE&DIRTY - Dirty Laundry - {the blog}

So I'm going to try my hand at making some friendship bracelets for a few of my friends that have helped me SO much with Dirty Laundry over the past several weeks. I'm going to try to make some snazzy ones! Here is my inspiration. 1. Hand Printed 'Insanity' Braided Cuff BraceletThis bracelet is made with hand printed fabric and super soft sued.I just LOVE how it all comes together. 2. 3. 4. 5.

I wonder which one I'm going to make?!? Update on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 5:27PM by Jeanee PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this blog post I want to note, again, that this is my inspiration and each bracelet has a link to the ORIGINAL maker giving them credit to their creations. DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet. We’re nuts for nuts.

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet

Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack.

Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) The Small Object Steno Pad » The Best of… Washer Necklace Tutorial. Star Wars Origami. How to Make a Fortune Cookie Craft. These unique cookies are so easy to make that you will want to make one for everyone you know.

How to Make a Fortune Cookie Craft

You can glue a magnet or pin back to them or add string for hanging. You can use them to make a surprise announcement and they are great favors for birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, anniversary parties, and many other events.Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up Time Required: 15 minutes The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin... Make a Friendship Bracelet the Easy Way. Tutorial : DIY Studded Wrap Bracelet. Recycled Wine Bottle Torch. 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum.

Recycled Wine Bottle Torch

This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. After searching the world over to find a torch that was affordable and atypical I came to the conclusion that unless I wanted wicker or bamboo, I needed to be a bit more resourceful. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter.

Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. The Hanger -Erik. Realistic Duct Tape Rose. Panda origami. DIY Rope Bracelet. Climbing rope? Bracelets? Count us in. Inspired by Miansai‘s colorful, stackable and adjustable rope bracelets, we were determined to add another do-it-yourself bracelet to our growing collection. With some colorful rope and an S hook from the hardware store, making this bracelet is as simple as mastering the versatile sliding knot. We must warn you though, this project is extremely easy and addicting! Before you begin, seal the tips of the cord by burning them with a lighter. Coil the cord twice around towards the left loop. Repeat the same steps on the other side. Trim and re-burn the tips if necessary. Try making the bracelets with leather cord too.

(top image from here; rest of images from Honestly…WTF) Crayon Hearts. Paper Critters. Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids' crafts. How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things. Triple-wrap leather bracelet with blue tigereye beads Let me begin by stating the obvious – this style of wrapped leather bracelet is EVERYWHERE this season.

How to make wrapped leather bracelets « Rings and Things

Everywhere! Even my athletic clothing catalogs – which only have maybe three pieces of jewelry – are featuring this style. Why? Because it is casual yet chic and infinitely customizable! Five different leather wrapped gemstone bracelets designs: green opal, mookaite, African turquoise, hematite and rhodonite The supply list is pretty short: 4-6mm round beads We used gemstone beads, but glass, crystal beads or pearls would also be lovely. Wrapped bracelet made with green opal gemstone beads and natural Greek leather. The technique: Choose your bracelet length and cut your leather. If your button has a small loop, you might need to miter (angle) the leather end and pull it through with pliers. Other design options: Have fun creating your own wrapped bracelets! Need supplies? Other how-to’s: (answers selected from replies to blog comments) Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree.

Hello fellow crafters! Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. I'm sorry! I promise, the next ones will be more diverse. (Since this is a guest post on a different blog, and the concept is similar to the first tree.. Thanks, Julia, for having us on your blog! Modern Home, Interior &Furniture Designs &DIY Ideas - StumbleUpon.

DIY Woven Bracelet & Necklace « I’ve been itching to make myself some jewelry inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s “Do Brasil” line. Since I don’t have 300 Euros lying around, this looked like a design I could recreate on my own. I was primed to put together a DIY Tutorial for you all when I discovered that Honestly WTF had already done the honors. I picked up the gold necklace and the two bracelet chains from an antique shop for $5 a piece, and had the embroidery thread on hand. I only needed scissors and two bobby pins to see this project through. Pretty amazing results, no? Jump on over here for the tutorial. NECKLACE: I used shades of pale blue and turquoise embroidery thread, and wove through one side of the chain to mimic this necklace. CHARM BRACELET: This bracelet was already armed with charms. DOUBLE BRAIDED BRACELET: For this bracelet, I removed the charm and just used the chain.

Photos: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart. 卷纸环保储物柜 来自YY光影缘在堆糖网的分享. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) 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. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged.

And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. Related posts: Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)

Yes, I am a nerd. I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum! " However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. (Although it would be awesome if it was.) I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. To make a sweet t-shirt you will need: paper & pencil a t-shirt an iron a piece of cardboard or poster board fabric paint & brush Start by drawing your design on some regular old paper. My design kept getting bigger, so I taped two sheets together. Next, place your design underneath a sheet of freezer paper and trace it neatly with a sharpie.

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