You might be thinking, where does one find gold animal toys? Well, that’s where the first part of this project comes in. You’re going to make them! Then you’re going to turn them into wine stoppers, magnets, gift toppers, and more. Materials: - gold spray paint - plastic safari animals - plastic dinosaurs - multi-surface glue - hot glue gun - clothespins - magnet discs - mason jars - bud vases - gift box - wine corks - thumbtacks - wooden swizzle sticks - wooden cubes Go for the Gold! 9 Things You Can Make with Gold Animal Toys
A Fashionable Way to Roll Up Your Cords How do you keep your cords in order when you travel? If you’re like most, you probably toss them all in a bag, making for one big tangled mess. In the interest of spring cleaning and decluttering our lives , we decided to create our own spin on this clever cord roll recently spotted on Etsy. It’s a bit like sushi… for your cords! ;) If you’re not up for the DIY project, we definitely recommend ordering one from the Etsy shop before your next trip!
I thought today I'd tackle the answer to the question I'm asked the most: "What material do you use to make your stamps?" This is my humongous stash of Staedtler's MasterCarve rubber carving blocks. Unfortunately this wonderful material has been discontinued for a few years and it doesn't look like it's making a comeback any time soon. I have enough to last me a decade I guess :-) There is a brand that is very similar and we used it during the stamp carving workshop I taught in Toronto last year, it's called MooCarve. The nice thing about it is that it has the same thickness as the MasterCarve blocks and is very easy to hold when stamping. I doesn't need to be mounted onto wood or acrylic if you don't want to. Geninne's Art Blog
http://thesheerstories.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/natural-ink-made-using-flower-petals.html is not available Hello! Today I'd like to share another experiment I carried out, making natural ink! I've read about natural dyeing in an old book about properties of herbs and wanted to try with poppies, but foud very few. It was after poppy season. As I had only a handful of the most important ingredient I had to do something different and found the solution in the same book!
Natural dye Naturally dyed skeins made with madder root, Colonial Williamsburg, VA Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources –roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other organic sources such as fungi and lichens.
DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case | The Etsy Blog It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise ordinary gadget. You can make your own pressed flowers with a flower press or by placing them inside a large book, like an encyclopedia or phone book. If you are pressing your own flowers, keep in mind that the drying time takes a little while – usually a minimum of seven days.
I’ve always been so amazed by natural dyes. The fact that a beautiful flower or fruit has the ability to turn a white fabric into one of that same hue is a mesmerizing thing. Read more » UPDATE: This post originally ran on November 4th 2013, but for all of you who are wrapping your holiday gifts today, we wanted to share it again! Read more » Every year, without fail, I find myself scrambling for gifts at the last minute.
Tutorial (with photos) - matchbox suitcase - PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) People seemed to like my matchbox suitcase so I decided to make another one and do a tutorial. You will need: A matchboxBrown paper - I had some brown wrapping paper that was a bit fuzzy on one side.Darker brown card - the one I have seems around 210gsm. It's stiff card stock anyway.A print of some stickers - you can print out the one I used. Make sure it prints at 300dpi though so it's the right size.Brown/black pencilsScissorsGlueA gold marker (I forgot to include it in my photo)
Adapted from Clare Youngs’s The Perfect Handmade Bag ($19.95; Cico), this cute carryall requires little more than a pair of small wooden spatulas and two tea towels ($15 each; motherlindas.com). Cut six strips of fabric from one towel. Two, measuring 33⁄4"W x 141⁄4"L each, will serve as the decorative horizontal bands at the top of the tote and should incorporate the towel’s graphics (as shown, left). The other four, measuring 31⁄2"W x 8"L, will form tabs for the bag’s handles.
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Home Office month is in full swing! And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. And filing. And paying bills. It's also about the area you do your work within. DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers
ReMarkable Home: File Folder Paper Organizer Tutorial I had wanted to buy one of those cute wood magazine wall racks that you see in catalogs like Ballard or PB. But they were too expensive and didn’t have enough pockets. Plus, I had no space for one on my walls. So, I designed this organizer out of file folders. I don’t have pictures to show you how it was put together but here is the finished product. I used double sided file folders so that I could fold down the edge with the tab where you label the folder.
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A friend of mine DIYed her own candles, made from the peels of Satsuma oranges, for a recent dinner party. I was so excited by this simple yet clever idea, I had to share the tutorial on HonestlyWTF. My only regret is not discovering this sooner when Satsumas were at their absolute peak in December. Hopefully, you’ll still be able to snatch up a few at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and impress your guests at your next dinner party! The stem side of the Satsuma will be the bottom and base of the candle. Lightly score a ring around the top 1/3 portion of the orange.
How to tie cute bows Origami Cherry Blossom Tutorial ⬇⬇Expand for more info! ⬇⬇ Hi people! in this video I will show you how to make a cherry blossom from 1 piece of paper.