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The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape.
****The bigger needles with the yarn inside, the molds for those are available at Michael's or online, they were made with these- http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Plastic-Dowel-Rods/dp/B001A6G82M Just let them cure, I put fimo in the ends, and sort of twist/wring them to detach them from the plastic, and push 'em out with a pencil, or whatever's handy- Ta-da, end of update! I searched this forum, and apparently I'm not the only one confused about where to put knitting needles, but it seems they go here, since others did! Hmm, they are all hand cast resin needles I made, the smaller ones are size 10 and 1/2, and 7 and 1/2 inches long. The jumbo needles are size 19s, and 11 inches long. then ends are either polymer clay or buttons, and the needles are embedded with yarn, glitter, gold leaf, mica powder, and resin dye, but not all in the same pairs!
Photo courtesy of Anthropologie Whether or not you get to experience a white Christmas this year, these glittery snow globes can bring a piece of festive weather to you! There are beautiful examples out there, but they can run up a hefty price tag, especially if you’re into collecting. This DIY version costs next to nothing, and lets you personalize to your heart’s content! You choose everything from the jar to the trinkets inside, making this the perfect gift for loved ones.
Edit Edited by TOHGIN minako, Wyvernbait, Meta Knight, Lois Wade and 13 others This bird is a fun and easy example of plastic straw art, and it's a unique decoration to add to cocktails, cupcakes, or other little delicacies. Here's how to make one. Edit Steps Normal Straw Method
Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art.
What do you get when you mix a cheap pair of flats, an old sweater, and lots of hot glue? Sweater boots!! Yay! I started with this: chopped off the sleeves, turned it inside out, and formed it to my foot.
We're always on the lookout for new creative ideas to add to our little one's lives. We love the look of this thumb print guest book, although it was used for a wedding (and a fabulous one at that) we think the look is perfect for your next baby shower or as wall art in your nursery. A few more ideas are after the jump! We really love the idea of little individual leaves. We also think it could be a neat thing to keep from year to year for your child, letting invited attendees to birthday parties stamp their fingers to leave their mark on the day. Keep the same "tree" from year to year, just add to it as you go, alter colors if you wish, just make sure to date one or two so you know where it stops.
Are you looking for a great, low-cost recycling project to do at home or with a group? This is IT! This is a great way to use last season's team t-shirts or a previous year's event t-shirts! Re-purpose an unwanted t-shirt today and easily turn the shirt into a re-usable tote bag.
Children! They grow so fast! Unfortunately, the money tree can't always keep up, can it?
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These patterns are open to all Wee Folk Art readers. Please note, these have all been designed to fit on a 6in by 6in square. Click here to learn how to Reduce or Enlarge the Patterns to fit all your project needs.
Thanks so much for the book love! I feel so supported and good about the whole thing. . .it's hard to put into words, except to say thank you. I am not really able to stay focused on any one big project right now (like the the quilt and blanket I have started and not finished for this baby) so, I jumped to something else and I tried my hand at some felt covered barrettes last week and these are quick and easy. They go together so fast, it won't make me crazy if we lose them.
January 4th, 2008 Craftster Best of 2007 Craftster members posted tens of thousands of craft/DIY projects in 2007. All of which were brilliant in one way or another. The very notion of choosing "the best" projects from 2007 is absolutely insane! But alas, we thought it would be fun to try and programmatically determine “the best” projects.
The times when paper was considered to be the primary medium for artistic expression is long gone. Many writers and designers use digital media to improvise and develop their ideas. However, there is something particuliar in this “physical” canvas — something that keeps us getting back to paper when we want to brainstorm ideas in a notebook, doodle around in a sketchbook, collect inspiration in a scrapbook or just draw some sketches for the next project.