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For Easter I made papier-mache polka dotted eggs.
I don’t know what it’s like in your neighborhood, but when I step outside here in Oakland, I sense it right away: Fall is in the air! I’m lucky enough to have a few turning trees on my street, so I don’t miss out entirely on the brilliant autumn colors I remember from growing up in NH. Speaking of brilliant autumn colors, I’m thrilled to share this stunning maple leaf rose bouquet DIY from a fellow Kate — clay, fiber and paper artist Kate Hust .
I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute.
With a little imagination, and you will be on the go to create some amazing stuffs and have fun with even the most common things in daily life.
Perhaps I should begin this post by introducing you to my mom, also known as Her Ladyship Craftiness…er, Her Royal Craftiness? I’m still working on the title.
This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn.
It’s September, so apples are on the brain, can you tell? With apple cards , candy apples , yarn apples , I can’t seem to get enough. Well, as I was browsing Pinterest , which I’m addicted to, I came across this post from Muses of Megret on baking your cupcakes into Valentine hearts .
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.