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A few weeks ago, I started collecting . I had a friend and my sister-in-law save them for me too. I didn’t have any specific ideas for upcycling these tubes at the time, but I knew I wanted to make Christmas ornaments. Last week, inspiration struck. The following is the result of the odd combination of tea, about three episodes of and a big pile of toilet paper and paper towel tubes. Interesting… 5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments | Shhh... Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading
SciZone - Ontario Science Centre: Make your own juggling balls
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Shimmering Stacked Trees - Martha Stewart Crafts
Country Living Halloween Spiderweb Rug Do you have your October 2011 issue of Country Living magazine yet? It’s out there, and it rocks! Just wait until you see the featured pumpkin craft. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!!
By Andrew Lewis A little while ago, I opened up a trunk that had been buried in the back of an attic for the best part of 100 years. Inside the trunk, I found a box of personal letters and family souvenirs from the early 1900s. At the bottom of the box was a plain white envelope that at first glance seemed to contain a few pieces of bamboo, tissue paper, and decayed rubber. It took me a few minutes to realize that I was looking at a very old homemade toy. The toy was made of a thin bamboo frame, with tissue paper butterfly wings and cotton-wrapped joints. Project: Toy Batcopter
Halloween Lino Prints
DIY 3-D Letters from Paper | Months ago I happened upon this font on dafont.com called Punched Out. It’s a free download for a set of cut-out layouts with which you can build 3-D, pixel style letters. Just cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines, put some glue on the shaded flaps, stick them together and that’s it.
Creative Impressions In Clay :: ClayButtons.com :: Handmade Buttons: Studio Saturday with Claybuttons at Art Bead Scene This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at Creative Impressions In Clay. Happy Saturday to all and welcome to the glamorous life of buttons! Wait, it's glamorous?! I didn't get that memo. Above is what I have been working on.
make: handprint easter lily brooch When you were a kid, did you ever make an Easter Lily by tracing your hand and rolling it up and adding a pipe cleaner? If you're a mom, has you child ever made one for you? I was thinking about this classic project, and thought it might be fun to make a wearable, and longer-lasting version of it. To make a Handprint Easter Lily Brooch, you will need: White, yellow and green felt Pinback or safety pin Green embroidery floss Here's what you do: Trace your child's hand.
Minnie Outfit, hairclip - and labels! I think most of you know you I have an embroidery machine. Occasionally I get commissioned to sew for others. This one was too cute I had to show you - it's for Miss Daisy's 2nd Birthday - she loves Minnie Mouse. I love the hairbow clip thing - it's just 3 rolled fabric flowers, hot glued together. Why didn't I think of that for my girls' Minnie Outfits?!?!
Multi-Petalled Ribbon Flower - Sunflower
Tutorials Step 3 Unfold and lay down one ornament, crease side down, and place glue dots beside all number 1 marks. Hint: Not all glue dots are created equally; for this project you need the most aggressive adhesive you can find. You can revive the stickiness on a dulled, not sticking glue dot by hitting it with a quick blast from your heat gun and then burnish and leave to cool for a minute.
snowflakes. With all of this snow outside, we have been making our own inside. I'm sure most of you have made borax crystal strings or snowflakes before - but if you have not, it is a fun project for this time of year. The boys first made strings of crystals, and then moved up to pipe cleaner snowflakes.
A lot of us can recall fond childhood memories of running around the neighborhood, on warm summer nights, catching fireflies. We would place ours in a ventilated jar creating a magical glow for a few hours before letting them fly away free, night after night. Keeping with our whimsical ‘bug’ bath theme, I thought it would be a cute to re-create a little faux jar that would give off that same warm magical glow for my little guy once the sun goes down. I found some small 1/4″ Button Plugs in the wood section of my local craft store. They ran $1.19 and came 22 in a pack. With a little American Glow-in-the-Dark Paint from DecoArt, these tiny little wood turnings instantly became our mini fireflies. Catching Fireflies; The Faux Decor Version
Felt Photo Frame Magnets and Felt Flower Magnets Felt picture frame fridge magnets (and felt flower fridge magnets) Supplies: Different colors of felt, scissors, glue gun, buttons, needle and thread, plastic, pictures, round magnets First, cut out two identical rectangles of fabric about 2 inches wide and 3 inches long (like a wallet size photograph).
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If you're dropping in from DailyBuzz Moms, then welcome! A couple of weeks ago I finished a funny viking Halloween costume for my youngest son, Baden. You can see it HERE. Thor Costume (for DailyBuzz Moms 9x9)