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Scrapbook & Cards Today

There is definitely no shortage of ice cream at our house so it’s no wonder this delicious treat was on my mind when creating this 3T’s post. I have a really fun and easy tutorial to share to create ice cream books (and no bindings required!). This is a fantastic craft projects for kids to scrap their sweet summer memories. Here are the steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Supplies: American Crafts pattern paper and chipboard, Making Memories tiny alpha letters. Explosion book. I first came upon an explosion book last year when my daughter and I were at a local craft fair!

Explosion book

These mini scrapbooks really took us by surprise when we opened them as we didn't quite expect them to expand the way they did. These are also known as Squash Books and Amazing Folding Albums. Whatever you call them, they make great mini scrapbook gifts, as they can easily be customized to fit any occasion or season. Mini Scrapbook. 31 Days of Lovely Limitations Day 3. Yesterday we talked about dressers with missing drawers and how they can be turned into a beautiful display piece. What about if your dresser falls apart but you still have decent drawers? It's a Wrap: Quick & Easy DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas. If you’re anything like me, the manner in which a gift is packaged can be just as important as the item inside.

It's a Wrap: Quick & Easy DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas

Why not show the same sense of thoughtfulness and generosity in the aesthetics of giving as in the gesture? And let’s be honest here, folks, sometimes a rather simple token of affection and appreciation can really be elevated to something much more when enveloped in pretty and showy attire. A beautiful bow, some ribbon, or a handmade paper wrap can make all the difference. 50 Ways to Package Holiday Cookies: Ideas & Inspiration for Wrapping Cookie Gifts. Mini Notebook From A Cereal Box. I am still a little old-fashioned when it comes to taking notes and I usually have at least two pocket notebooks in my purse at all times (one for craft ideas and the other for making to do lists).

Mini Notebook From A Cereal Box

I realized that I am also very picky when it comes to choosing the perfect notebook, and for those of you who are like me, I've got a solution for you! Follow the directions below to make your own personalized, budget-friendly pocket journal out of cereal boxes inspired by my favorite Moleskine notebooks. Choose your favorite decorative paper and a stylish button to create the perfect notebook that suits your own style. These were so easy and fun to make, I ended up making four...one for me and three for my friends.

Materials: • Cereal box (1 cereal box makes 2 notebooks. Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes. Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of my leaky mailbox - I had a total *eureka* moment when the envelope I gingerly opened up completely unfolded at the seams revealing an envelope "template" perfectly.

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

I've seen many envelope tutorials online, some offer downloadable templates, some show fancy paper folding techniques and some suggest specific measurements to create your own D.I.Y. envelopes. I'm going to show you how to replicate any interesting envelope that you might already have, no measuring involved! Click below for the how-to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 12 Creative Ways to Repurpose Newspaper. DIYers have been crafting, making, and hacking with newspaper since the beginning of newspaper’s existence.

12 Creative Ways to Repurpose Newspaper

For our take on creatively repurposing newspaper, we turn to bright colors, decor for the home, and, of course, a few goodies we can wear. Materials:- newspaper – brightly colored card stock – brightly colored tissue paper – nail polish – rubbing alcohol – wreath ring – baker’s twine – pom poms. 100 Ways to Repurpose Everything (Mega Roundup!) Think this title is a tall order?

100 Ways to Repurpose Everything (Mega Roundup!)

Well, you’re in for a post of epic eco-tastic proportions. So epic that you may need to give your computer or mobile device an extra moment to load all of our pretty pictures. Seeing as we love to repurpose just about anything under the sun, we’re celebrating Earth Day by serving up 100 of our favorite ways to upcycle, reuse, and transform everyday materials into creative new things to wear, hang on the wall, and give to friends. 1. Starting to sew : What Katie Does. I know my blog’s been quite sewing-heavy recently, and I had a couple of comments asking how I got started and if I had any tips on where to begin.

Starting to sew : What Katie Does

It’s kind of a tricky one to answer because sewing has been in my periphery for quite a few years and I can’t really remember what inspired me to start and how I learned, but I’ll try to help! My sewing story I started sewing on my mum’s machine at home in the summer before going off to university (ten years ago, woe). I’d mostly do t-shirt ‘reconstructions’ where I’d buy vintage shirts from Pop Boutique or the charity shop and cut them into something more fun. Here’s a couple of those old shirts on skinny little baby me.

How to print pictures on wood. Wax Paper transfer. I’m funny.

How to print pictures on wood. Wax Paper transfer.

Sometimes ha-ha funny, sometimes left-out-of-the-fridge-too-long funny. But as we all know, there are times for funny and times for seriousness. Carambola Flowers by Carmen Sprung. DIY Triangle Shelves. Photo: A Beautiful Mess This fun little project comes via the ladies over at A Beautiful Mess, combining the love of collectables, with the modern twist.

DIY Triangle Shelves

Printers trays are back in fashion (though avid collectors will say they've always been in style!) , there is something rather special about showcasing our little treasures and keepsakes and these DIY shelves offer just the ticket. You'll find step-by-step instructions and photos at the link below. Making Fused Plastic.

March 12th, 2013. 8 Clever Uses for Plastic Straws. Have you ever pried a straw out of the mouth of a young child, only to find it macerated and dripping in saliva? Let’s all let out a collective “eeeewww.” In general, my “clever uses” articles are meant to teach people how to get a second use out of something disposable. Welcome to Milomade - the home of creative recycling! Jewellery, Stationery, Accessories and Decorations made from recycled materials! Designlab for Product & Jewelry Design. Origami Christmas. Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial. You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star.

Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Handmade. Wrapping, pacaging. 101 Pretty Printables {free}