How to Make a Tabletop Christmas Ornament Tree Using a Knitting Needle. I haven’t done a lot of holiday decorating this year – keeping it simple, but I found this idea in an old Christmas decorating book and wanted to try it out.
It is a non-permanent way to use your ornaments, very easy, and can be done in many variations. It is perfect to place on a mantle, table, or just to accent your decor. All you need for the basic version is a knitting needle and about 16-20 classic ball ornaments of varying size. I found my color coordinated ornaments at Walmart.
They were $2.50 for a box of 10 -18 balls. Here is the basic version. The bottom can be simply left alone, adorned with some greenery, or placed in an urn or planter. I feel melty. EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop.
BTW our pizza is delivered with a wax paper insert on the bottom of the box, so the boxes were clean. I wouldn't recommend using pizza boxes with food stains! I already had this idea in mind, but was going to use polystyrene blocks. But why buy polystyrene when I can recycle pizza boxes and create art for my home, and for the kids' rooms as well.
ABOVE: Use larger pizza boxes to make unique art for a child's bedroom. Make Your Own Silhouettes. Have you noticed that silhouettes are all the rage these days?
I see them in magazines, on blogs, books, and the TV. I’ve priced them out a few times, only to be disappointed by how costly they can be. In kindergarten, I vaguely remember my teacher shining a light at us while we stood by a wall with a big piece of white paper taped on it. It was so hard trying not to wiggle as she traced our shadow which we turned into a silhouette.
Untitled. Note:You can't use fishing line.
Don't even think about it. It just doesn't conduct light in the right way. [ref] You can buy optical fiber by the reel, but there are better and cheaper ways to get it*: For large star maps; a fake Christmas tree works very well! This time of year, it's not hard to find one cheaply. For smaller star maps; the retro-tastic 'UFO Lamps' are a great source of fibers, and are pretty easy to find in dollar stores. Both of these sources are great!
Just consider: * The more stars you have, the better it will look. [*] Some fiber-by-the-reel is sold here. Create Something Saturday’s- DIY Stencil Art. By 8thlopez on July 26, 2010 If you are a fan of graffiti or any type of street art, chances are you have come across an artist named Banksy who does impeccable stencil art installations and is now a world-renowned artist, even though he keeps his identity a secret.
You may not be an aspiring Banksy, but would like to make some stencil art yourself. If you follow these directions you will be able to easily make stencil art of your own all by doing a quick picture edit, printing it out, cutting it out, and then painting! What you will need: A printer with black inkXacto KnifePaintsCard Stock Weight PaperCanvasRegular Paint BrushSponge Paint BrushBright Colored Marker. Blog Archive » New Drops + Drapes. 3 Aug 10 HEYYY!!!
I’ve just updated my etsy shop with these new babies. I used a different type of paper this time, painted some twigs to go in a different direction, played around with ‘draping’ instead of the usual ‘drops’. I really love a few of these so I hope they end up in good hands! Also, my twigs were on some of these cool blogs (many months ago!) Tags: Craft, etsy, greenlaundry etsy, handmade, twigs+leaves. My summer project: Bubble Art! Melted Crayon Art. Resolutions "Subway" Art - Tutorial.