I Could Do That / earrings of lace. A Tutorial: Fabulous Ric Rac Flowers & Matilda Jane Clothing Rocks - StumbleUpon. Let me start out with a warning or sorry of some sort.
The warning is because I have never done a Tutorial before, so I hope this is helpful and easy to follow. The sorry is for how horrible my nails look. I promise I did them after looking through these pics. WOW! I thought I would start off with a Flower, I too, just learned how to make. Material: Time-Roughly 20 minutes about 28 inches of Ric Rac ( This will make a flower about 2 inches in diameter) Suggestion: The thicker the Ric Rac the better Felt (Any Color) One sheet will be fine depending on how many flowers you want to make. Optional: Hair Clips, leaves or buttons Step One: Take the two pieces and hot glue them together. Note: You want to glue them together as if they are a mirror of one another. Step two: Lock in each curve of the first piece with the second.
Say to yourself “over,under,over, under”. *If your piece does not look like this, then you most likely glued the two pieces going the wrong direction. Pretty right? Cute right? Melted Plastic Bracelet and Necklace / Mark Montano. I’ve been melting plastic for ages – even before I should have (my mother used to get mad at me for playing with the stove, and I deserved it).
I can’t help it – what’s not to like? Put some plastic bottles over a flame, and suddenly fantastic shapes start to emerge! Necklace instructions: Cut out 25 ovals from your plastic bottle, varying in length from 1 to 3 inches. Holding an oval with your needle-nose pliers, wave it over the candle to melt it into whatever shape you want. Melt the rest of the ovals, wash them in soap and water to remove any soot, and dry completely. Paint the edges of your ovals with gold paint and let dry. Drill a hole in one end of each oval. With pliers, add a jump ring to each oval, then connect the largest oval at the middle of your chain. Bracelet instructions: Cut a ring of plastic from your bottle 1 ½- to 2- inches wide. Cut an opening in the ring to form a cuff bracelet shape. Continue melting and shaping the ring to form your bracelet. Supply List. Pendant Necklaces.
I got the idea for how to make this happen from ChrysN's Instructable titled Wood Pendant Necklace.
This past Christmas I wanted to get my wife something that she would love... without spending a fortune. We had decided to make all of our son's Christmas gifts (some of which I have documented in my other Instructables), so I thought maybe I could make something for my wife as well. So, armed with the info I got from ChrysN's instructable and my tools I set out to accomplish the impossible: make a heartfelt Christmas present, that had meaning, on my lunch hour at work, over the course of about a week. Somehow it worked. (I do want to apologize ahead of time for many blurry pictures. Diy and Crafts / plastic spoon flower- this is crazy cool!