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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…
This shimmering stacked tree will add a festive -- and eco-friendly -- touch to your home this holiday season. These magnificent trees can also be stacked using any leftover aluminum foil, felt, or crepe paper. Tools and Materials 4 ounces Sculpey clay 10-inch, 6mm thick knitting needle Felt Craft glue Clear glass glitter Receipt spike (optional) 2 pieces 6-by-6-inch card stock Newspaper Utility knife Bone folder Adhesive spray Hot-glue gun and glue 2 paper Dresden stars Stacked Tree How-To 1.
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!!
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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 SceneThis 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.
How amazing is this styling by Anthropologie ?! Although I don't think I would be OK with submerging expensive jewellery, antique stores or flea markets often yield inexpensive yet interesting pieces that would be perfect for a DIY like this. You could even use Christmas ornaments, but be sure to use a sealant if your dec is prone to rust. You will need:
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.
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 ?!?!
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.
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.
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).
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 .
by Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child