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Crafts for Men « Keywords: paper, craft, design, gift. This year, I vowed to only make or buy handmade holiday gifts for my friends and family, and I've kept to it so far.

Crafts for Men « Keywords: paper, craft, design, gift

But wrapping these gifts in commercial paper didn't seem to make much sense, so I wanted to create some handmade gift wrap to match. I happen to think a gift wrapped in newsprint is actually quite attractive, and love the look of text on a package, but wanted to put in a little more effort. So I came up with a cool option that's clean, masculine, and maintains the typographic look of the newsprint. Plus, it eliminates the need for any "to:/from" tags, as the recipient's name is right there in tasteful type.

Once I figured it out, it was actually quite easy and quick - less than ten minutes per gift. Here's how to do it: Materials and Tools 1. 2. 3. 4a. 4b. 5. 6. Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial. You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before.

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial

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.

Kusudama Tutorial part 1. The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together.

Kusudama Tutorial part 1

Wednesday - Blog - DIY Streamer Flowers. In the spirit of all the DIY projects we have going on to prepare for our everee Wednesday fun-shoot with ee photography later this month, I wanted to share one of my favorite projects yet!!!

Wednesday - Blog - DIY Streamer Flowers

Streamer Flowers. Let me just preface this post with saying as much as I wish I could take credit for how brilliant this project is, I certainly was inspired by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal as seen on The Bride's Cafe. If you're willing to put in a little time and effort, seeing as it's not incredibly easy, you will find that the reward is completely worth the effort! Make flowers. Ages ago I bought a package of crepe paper (like this—the folded sheets, not streamers).

Make flowers

An impulse purchase simply because... it was orange? The other day I finally made some flowers with it while watching way too much HGTV. These will be nice gift toppers, or maybe I'll do more and make a wreath. Kusudama Tutorial part 2. Today I am showing you part 2 of how to make a kusudama ball.

Kusudama Tutorial part 2

You can find the first part here. In part 1, I showed you have to make the individual flowers; you should now have 12 flowers made from 60 individual petals. For part 2 you will need: 12 flowers (made from 60 petals)GlueString or a ribbonBead(s) As you might be able to see from the finished kusudama at the top of the page, I made 6 flowers from blue paper and 6 flowers from a recycled map. Start to glue the flowers together one petal at the time – this will give the nicest result. When you add the 3rd flower, there are 3 petals to connect. After you have attached all 6 flowers you end up with 2 sets of half a kusudama. I used 3 beads on the bottom. Now take one of your 1/2 kusudamas and put some glue on the top.

Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball. Giant Paper Rose Flower. Inspiring DIY / bookhoucraftprojects: Project #53 Cherry Blossom Branch. Paper Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie. How to Make a Snowstorm. November 25th, 2013 Email 355 users recommend Say goodbye to hand-cut snowflakes taped to windows.

How to Make a Snowstorm

Instead, try a curtain of whimsical flakes hung on strands of dental floss. Jeff Rudell A guestroom plays host to a man-made snowstorm. Hung like beaded curtains in front of windows, these snowflakes make a subtle, modern, and whimsical addition to any seasonal room décor. Photo: Jeff Rudell A friend of mine visiting from the tropics wanted, more than anything, to see snow. So, in contrast to my chandelier post, I offer a low-skill, high-impact project sure to surprise your guests (and your family) and help put you in the spirit of the season (regardless of whether the weather is cooperating with you or not).

View 4 member project galleries posted in: Stay connected with CraftStylish. Gift box tutorial - so simple to make. You will need: Card Embellishments Adhesive Scissors Hole punch Ribbon The box Making the creases for the folds In landscape fold the corners so they overlap Where the card dips use your hold punch to make a hole Repeat on the other side Open back up and embellish When done, fold again and thread ribbon throught the holes and tie It is now ready to fill with goodies You can use any size, I heard that someone used an A4 sheet of card and put a t-shirt in it, so the options are endless.

Gift box tutorial - so simple to make

Project doily: star decorations « the happy home. A Tribute to Yulia Brodskaya on the Behance Network. Origami Tropical Turtle. Page corner bookmarks. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.

page corner bookmarks

I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks.

If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland. You'd think after making hundreds of these for my wedding, I'd be completely sick of them.

Handmade Tissue Paper Flowers and Pompom Garland

DIY storybook paper roses. DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you!