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Flower Week: Tissue Paper Carnations. Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees.

Flower Week: Tissue Paper Carnations

Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. How To Fold Valentine's Day Boxes - 16 Pics. Catalog Inspired Wall Pockets by Choose to Thrive. Is it just me, or does guest posting on Ucreate seem a little like sitting down on the couch with Oprah?

Catalog Inspired Wall Pockets by Choose to Thrive

I’m just a bit excited to be here people, and am trying my darndest to keep the couch jumping and fist pumps to a minimum… Anyway, I’m Nike. That’s Neekah … … the lady behind Choose To Thrive and stay-at-home-mom of six kids age nine and younger. I wear flip flops rain or shine, put my makeup on in the car and survive on caffeine-free Diet Pepsi from the drive-thru at the corner gas station. My crafting adventures have taken a hard left the last few years since the Layoff Fairy visited our house--twice. Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn. Recently a commenter asked what they could do with all the old newspapers they had piling up.

Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn

With enough time, patience, and newspapers you can create newspaper yarn. From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem and her “Indruk” project she can purportedly spins 20yds of “yarn” from a sheet of old newspaper. Similar to our post on Plarn, newspaper yarn can be woven into varying degrees of complexity to construct anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery. Its strength may be slightly less that of yarn but when spun tightly and woven into something like a mat the newspaper yarn is a durable and functional structure. This great craft can create usable additions around the home and is a upcycle for your Sunday Post. Of course the question is "how to spin newspaper yarn? " Illustration & Design, Digital Scrapbooking, Free Fonts, Tutorials and more!  A Matter of Memories: :PRINTABLE: Christmas Songs Subway Art Printables.

Christmas will be here before we know it...one of my favorite things about the season is the music, so I decided to make some new home decor printables including the titles of some favorites.

A Matter of Memories: :PRINTABLE: Christmas Songs Subway Art Printables

GoOrigami. 101 Pretty Printables {free} These pretty printables are fabulous and free…you can’t go wrong with that!

101 Pretty Printables {free}

Decorate your home with quotes and flowers, throw a party that looks like a million bucks or wrap a gift with the perfect tag. Oh my gosh…you are going to love these!!! There’s a little something for everyone. I wish I could share a photo of each one, but my blog would most likely blow up…ha! Make sure your printer has color ink before you start, and feel free to share this list with all your friends…they’ll love you for it! Cake postcard tutorial.

Supplies Materials needed to make two cake postcards: 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)Serrated knifeX-Acto or utility knifeSpray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!)

Cake postcard tutorial

The DIY: MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina.

the DIY: MAGAZINE ENVELOPES

She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! So I came home and made some! Little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self.

little guiding stars

Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. 8485681.JPEG (JPEG Image, 400 × 10200 pixels) Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment).

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^

I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions. Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ Katydid and Kid: Cereal Box Stationary Organizer {Tutorial}

Are your kids bored? Looking for an eco-friendly and cheap project to keep them busy, and something that they can use during the school year? Look no further than this stationary organizer, made from a Cheerios box. Materialsa cereal box (I used a small, 9oz. one that's about 7" wide)scrapbook papers or construction paperElmers glue stickpencil or Sharpie markertransparent tapeX-acto knife or utility knife STEP ONE With the glue stick, glue the top of the box closed, then reinforce both the top and bottom with tape.

STEP TWO Measure and draw the line on the cereal box that you'll be cutting. On the front of the box, measure about 5 1/2" down from the top and make a mark along one side, then the other. Packaging Templates. Beautiful gift boxes for holiday with printable patterns. Beautiful gift boxes for holiday Soon new year and a lot of holidays for which we give gifts.

beautiful gift boxes for holiday with printable patterns

And that means we will need to have templates of boxes to make these gifts you arrange. But the question always arises as how to make this box even more and that it turned out beautiful and original. You want some help with the issue. I suggest you templates korobochekvam will need to print them out and if the size of the boxes would be too small for you you will need a computer to increase the size of circuits printed out and taped together. Pop up flower.

Page corner bookmark for kids in Ideas for kids' crafts. Paint chip greeting cards. Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room. And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! There are the numerous shades of tan that I went through when painting the kitchen.

Giant Paper Rose Flower. If you loved the beautiful DIY wedding this morning and Nata’s gorgeous paper flower bouquets, you are in luck as Nata is sharing how she crafted them with us! She was inspired by a template created by Morgan Levine on Martha Stewart (as was I in the flowers I created for this styled shoot). I just love that this basic idea has inspired different brides to create their own version of giant paper flowers – you might remember these equally awesome giant paper flowers from this wedding I shared last year. :) Thanks so much Nata for sharing how you created your giant pink paper rose + special thanks to Studio Castillero for the photos of the DIY + her wedding!

Step 1: Cut the petals Cut 5-6 teardrop petals and 15-6 heart-shaped petals from the petal colored crepe paper. VERY IMPORTANT: Crepe paper is directional so it matters which way you’re cutting the paper. Stack 2 pieces of crepe paper on top of each other then place 1 copy of template over the crepe paper and staple. You knew i was going to make one. They are all over pinterest.... (i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! Black Cat Eggs. I've had so much fun this year making bag toppers.

Halloween is the perfect holiday to make even more. Materials: cardstock cellophane bag (Wal-Mart, Michael's and Target) Papier-mache easter eggs. 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. On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers. All for the Boys - All for the Boys - MOVE OVER PAPER AIRPLANES. Because the straw plane is in town! New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks.

Diy scratch off cards. Wall-E Art. Free Paper Toys From The Toymaker! Origami Flower Instructions. This beautiful Origami flower is a favourite of mine. I learned this one at school, and made dozens of them for all my friends (and they loved them by the way!) This flower works well in both patterned and plain papers, so experiment with different papers and perhaps put them together in a bouquet. For a printable pdf version of the flower instructions, click here. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the .pdf file.

You can get Adobe Reader here. 3. Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board. How to Marble Paper. Cut paper into sizes smaller than the standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet. Bookmrk.pdf (application/pdf Object) Origami hanging decorations. How to Transfer a Photograph Onto a Block of Wood. 3d video showing how to fold an origami peace crane. Bespoken Art - Art Made From Your Voice — Atomik – We Find The Awesome For You. By James on October 19th, 2011 at 2:17 pm Art, Picture Pages, Products, Technology With Bespoken Art, you can immortalize any recorded sound on a frame-able, hang-able piece of customized canvas. From wedding vows to dog barks to your favorite song, Bespoken Art does it all.

Origami. Paper Mache Clay Recipe. I feel melty.