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5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments. 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… SciZone - Ontario Science Centre: Make your own juggling balls. Michele made me's Photostream. Tutorials. Shimmering Stacked Trees. Country Living Halloween Spiderweb Rug. Do you have your October 2011 issue of Country Living magazine yet?

Country Living Halloween Spiderweb Rug

It’s out there, and it rocks! Just wait until you see the featured pumpkin craft. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!! Project: Toy Batcopter. 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.

Project: Toy Batcopter

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. Halloween Lino Prints. DIY 3-D Letters from Paper. Months ago I happened upon this font on 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. 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. WELL WORN: Faux Real: Luxe Snow Globes. Cheap Easy Craft Ideas, Tutorials, Free Crafts - Dollar Store Crafts. 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?

make: handprint easter lily brooch

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.

Minnie Outfit, hairclip - and labels!

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. Borboleta dupla. 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. Catching Fireflies; The Faux Decor Version. A lot of us can recall fond childhood memories of running around the neighborhood, on warm summer nights, catching fireflies.

Catching Fireflies; The Faux Decor Version

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.

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).

Felt Photo Frame Magnets and Felt Flower Magnets

S Printable Mazes. Thor Costume (for DailyBuzz Moms 9x9) If you're dropping in from DailyBuzz Moms, then welcome!

Thor Costume (for DailyBuzz Moms 9x9)

A couple of weeks ago I finished a funny viking Halloween costume for my youngest son, Baden. You can see it HERE. Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk. By Michelle Vackar, Modern Handmade Child One of our favorite outside activities at our home is drawing with chalk on the driveway.

Tutorial: Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

You can play hopscotch, four-square, and of course draw and create silly stories. My daughters and I were talking one day as we played hopscotch about how to make chalk and I thought to myself, let’s try it! It ended up being quite a lot of fun.