DIY Pinhole Cards : The Proper Pinwheel. When I think back, most of my favorite crafts were learned in grade school.
Using crayons over watercolor, making art from paper towels, and nap time. Those are some of my fave elementary memories. One of the best skills I learned (and I still use it to this day!) , is pricking paper with a pin and creating stationery. So fun. Pinhole stationary has to be one of the best ways to dress up some regular old paper. Headband tutorial. What you need: -Flower petal template- located HERE-Sheer fabric-Felt-Permanent fabric glue-Headband (wide bands work best)-Scissors-Cardstock What to do: -Print the template on cardstock and cut out -Trace template onto fabric: 12 Large, 20 Medium, 3 Small To make the large flower: -Fold in half.
-Fold in half again. 36 Do It Yourself Gift Box Tutorials For Your Christmas Presents « PrintRadar - Scanning digital space. Michael ann made.: woven friendship bracelet tutorial. I love the summer friendship bracelet trend that i keep seeing in blog land, so i thought it would be fun to share with you another way to weave a friendship bracelet. one of the parents at work showed me this technique of using a circular cardboard loom and i love how quick it goes, you can easily finish a bracelet in one sitting. - cardboard - something small and circular (like a teacup or ramekin) - scissors, ruler, pen - embroidery thread in pretty colors , thin yarn, or ribbon trace a circle onto your cardboard, and use a ruler to draw 8 lines cut a small ways into each line, between 1/2 an inch to an inch and make a hole in the middle of the circle where all the lines intersect. cut 7 strands of embroidery floss, about 24 inches long and tie them together with a slip knot. pull your thread bundle through the hole in your cardboard with the knot right up next to the hole and use a little piece of tape to hold it in place while you start. now for the fun part!
DIY: Tiny envelope template to download – for little things! I’ve always gift wrapped my smaller jewellery items in dinky 7 x 10 cm brown envelopes, which I found in our local newsagents.
They’re perfect, but I thought recently they could do with a bit more colour. That’s when I remembered I had some gorgeous floral paper stashed away in a cupboard; not too many minutes later I got to work and created a template and thought I’d share it this week. Just click the link to to download and start making your own tiny, pretty envelopes. In addition to the template, printed on card, you’ll need: Pretty paper of your choice.Scalpel, ruler and cutting mat (scissors will be ok too)Pritt stick gluePencil Start by cutting out your template, I like to use a scalpel here for precision, but scissors are fine if you don’t have one. With the scalpel, cut around the solid lines and score through the dashed lines lightly. DIY PAPER FLOWERS TUTORIAL. Realistic Duct Tape Rose. Letterfu - Letter-writing without envelopes, cutting or glue.
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! I thought these cards would make a great DIY for the blog because they're easy and fun to make, and you probably have all the supplies on hand already. If you're anything like me you have waaaaay too many colors of embroidery floss tucked away somewhere. How to make gift bags from newspaper. 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. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness.
Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Heart Tastic Recycled Magazines. 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. If you're using a magazine that's 10 1/2" tall, you'll end up with: 3 strips, 10 1/2" x 3/4" 3 strips, 9 1/2" x 3/4" 2 strips, 8 1/2" x 3/4" 1 strip, 3 1/2" x 3/4" Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Layer the three longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Use other papers, like a map of your city. 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. All you need is some scissors, paper of your choice and shiny brads to hold them together.