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Paper Filigree Snowflake Gallery. I've switched over to using acid free paper and glue to make my paper filigree snowflake ornaments now. I figure there's no sense in putting this much work into something that might fall apart in a few years, and with practice, they're starting to get pretty enough that I'm planning to make quite a few of them. In my search for paper that will hold up over time, I was looking for archival quality paper, but there wasn't much available that wasn't too thick, or too yellow. I visited all sorts of art, craft, scrapbook, and office supply stores in my paper quest, but the pickings were pretty slim for archival paper in shades of silver and white, so I went with mostly acid free paper and will see how it holds up.

The pictures don't show it very clearly, but the snowflake above on the right has both white and off white, and it adds an interesting antique look, or at least I thought so until my kids mentioned the old joke about not eating the yellow snow. Recycled glove chipmunk. Sorry. Thanks. Road Rage Reduction Project. Learn the Science Behind Glow Sticks by Making Your Own. How to make roses from maple leaves. Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers. 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies.

Simply Vintagegirl Blog » Blog Archive » Tutorial: How to Make Lovely Fabric Flowers

The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do . . . below are instructions with pictures on how to make your own. Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. 3.

Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. Create Your Own Sun Jar: Lifehacker Edition. Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » pillowcase pajama shorts tutorial. The boys desperately needed some pajama shorts, especially for days when pajama wear turns into daytime wear.

Creative Kismet » Blog Archive » pillowcase pajama shorts tutorial

I had my little one try to pick fabric he liked, but I don’t have much boyish stuff. Then I came across my pillowcase collection and there were a few that I thought would work. The best part about using pillowcases, is that you can take advantage of the hem and, in some cases the side seams, which means less sewing. YAY! I thought I’d share with you how I made these. Using the side seam length measurement, add 1.5 inches for elastic waist casing. Now cut the pillowcase in half- these are the legs. Now open the pieces flat with right sides together. Now, open piece up, lining up the front and back rise in the center with the side seams now on the sides again. Now have your little one try them on to make sure they are going to fit. To make elastic waist casing, iron down the top edge a quarter of an inch all the way around. . * Please let me know if you have any questions. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you.

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That

The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball?