This post has been sitting on our WordPress shelves for quite a while! I made this DIY Android tablet case from a second hand vintage book for Alex’s brithday last year. I’m happy to report he was thrilled! It’s one of the most awesome, easy and low cost DIY gifts ever and I think it’s perfectly suitable for a Christmas gift; so I thought it was more than appropriate to post it now. It’s also an excellent excuse to go thrifting.
Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf , the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf , I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition.
When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall.
School’s out! The days are longer and you’re feeling inspired! So what do you do with this bubbling creativity? Glue Gun Crafts - June Crafts - A Craft for Everyday of the Month
I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter: one two three I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with.