FIESTA mini flags. DIY, Crafts and ideas with Paper. Crate Paper. Do you have a favorite spot in your home?
Mine is definitely my craftroom. I live with my husband, son and male kitty, so the rest of the house reflects our male dominated culture here. Pouch: recycled paper gift bows. I found this simple tutorial for gift bows on Craftster It's a great way to make some pretty additions to your presents this Christmas and because they use recycled paper, they are ecofriendly and thrifty too!
These are my first attempt, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. I think they differ from the ones on the tutorial as I used thinner strips and made the loops looser. Hand Embroidered Cards. Look what I found in my desk drawer!
I made these embroidered cards so long ago and then just tucked them away in a drawer to be forgotten about. What a shame! Make a gift bow from a magazine page. In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow.
There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape or brads should work, too. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. Cut one inch off 3 of the strips. Make a garland from woven paper balls. I love paper Christmas decorations, so when I bumped into The Cheese Thief's woven paper ball tutorial, I had to give it a try.
They're curiously addicting. Maybe I should carry some supplies with me to pass the time in long check-out lines, boring holiday parties, or during that weird Choreography number in White Christmas. These are made out of paper and one piece of tape. You can cut your own strips (mine are 1/2" wide and 11" long, which yields a ball that's about 1 1/4" in diameter) or use shiny paper ribbon.
Faceted Paper Lamp. Do you remember making folded paper fortune tellers when you were in grade school?
They were quite the fad for a while, and my pals and I had a lot of fun inventing fortunes to write inside each little point. Now... an example of fortune tellers all grown up! Allison Patrick covered a simple paper lantern with the cootie catchers (as they are also called, ick and ha!) Vintage + modern design for kids and moms. DIY: Paper Ornaments.