Oooh, all the nifty and thrifty things you can create from old newspaper! This time I decided to weave them into a little basket. It turned out to actually be pretty sturdy, despite the flimsy newspaper pages.
A couple of months ago, Jenny - the very lovely editor of PaperCraft Inspirations - asked me to work up a feature on different ways to use tissue paper. You can see the results in the September issue (on sale right about now), and alongside ruffles, twists, layers, buttons and twirly skirts, there's a miniature version of an old tissue-paper favourite. I made these flowers for Halloween a couple of years ago, and although the large scale can look fantastic on card projects, it doesn't leave room for very much else. By scaling it down, you create a much more versatile embellishment and your tissue supplies will stretch a little further, too.
In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them. These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. I'll be making these to drop into my customers' packages as a token of thanks.
May 24 By Steph Hung May flowers have arrived! These lights were inspired by all the beautiful blooms I’ve been seeing around town.
March is an exciting month: it’s one step closer to spring, it brings longer days with Daylight Savings, and it begins an active season of new books reaching publication. One of these books we’re so very excited to see on shelves is Quilled Flowers: A Garden of 35 Paper Projects by Alli Bartkowski. In posts to come, I look forward to giving you a peek into the book, lovely insights into the life of the book’s author, Alli Bartkowski, and some fun paper quilling giveaways (woohoo!).
This is simply too easy not to make. Here’s how: 1. Use a square piece of paper. 2. Fold in half. Crease. 3.
I hope all my readers have had a chance to do some blog hopping . It's been so much fun to see all the new products and fabulous artwork. I'm still working my way through the list, enjoying the journey. If you haven't tried out "the hop", start here . As promised, the tutorial on the card box shown in my previous post.
Update:: I made a video tutorial for this DIY. Check it out below! Last night I download the July issue of Martha Stewart Living on my iPad. I didn’t get too far into the issue as I skimmed it’s pages until I fell asleep.
The origami box is simple to make, and can be used to hold other origami pieces. Or important stuff, like candies. This origami box is also called Masu, which is Japanese for a square wooden box.
I've switched over to using acid free paper and glue to make my paper filigree snowflake ornaments now. I figure there's no sense in putting this much work into something that might fall apart in a few years, and with practice, they're starting to get pretty enough that I'm planning to make quite a few of them. In my search for paper that will hold up over time, I was looking for archival quality paper, but there wasn't much available that wasn't too thick, or too yellow. I visited all sorts of art, craft, scrapbook, and office supply stores in my paper quest, but the pickings were pretty slim for archival paper in shades of silver and white, so I went with mostly acid free paper and will see how it holds up. The pictures don't show it very clearly, but the snowflake above on the right has both white and off white, and it adds an interesting antique look, or at least I thought so until my kids mentioned the old joke about not eating the yellow snow.
Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License - Copyright © Limonada Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License - Copyright © Limonada Lost in a stack of magazine piles? Does your periodical collection make you a nominee for the tv show Hoarders? Love the eco-chic look?
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! 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! Craft Supplies: Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters
When I was my daughter's age, my mom used to make these pretty little paper boxes out of wrapping paper. I can picture her sitting at the counter folding and cutting what looked like a puzzle. She was the magician who could create this darling little package out of a flat piece of paper that housed the treasures at the end of our treasure hunts. I loved those treasure hunts: go out the front door, down 5 steps, turn to the left, take 20 steps, turn to the right and take 5 more steps...then we'd find the next clue tucked in the lilac bush. I brought up the paper boxes with my mom last week and it must have rattled her memory a bit as well, because a few days later she sat at her dining room table with my daughter and taught her how to make the paper boxes I hadn't seen since my childhood.
Roundup: 7 Stunning DIY Paper Flower Tutorials! » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: Roundup, curbly-original, paper flowers, DIYCurbly-Original If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!), chances are you've noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately. And I'm not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting. Lucky for you, we've rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot -- ENJOY!
Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld , and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns?