Kusudama Tutorial part 1 The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together. They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner. Whirl-it lampshade - free DIY tutorial We really needed a new lamp, and we´ve planned to make one for months. This week we finally got around to it. It takes a bit of different materials, but it´s really easy when you´ve started. We recommend making it outdoors, as it gets quite messy.
DIY Origami Cherry Blossoms I love making origami flowers. There was a pattern I found once to make a simple flower, that wasn't so simple to make. After playing with the pattern a bit I came up with this short cut. It's pretty easy but if you run into problems let me know and I'll post more details. The blossoms look best if you use paper that is the same color on both sides. The blossoms pictured here are made of a really nice soft, slightly thick, paper I found at The Paper Source. Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me..
Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.
t-shirt latch hook rug tutorial I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. Being a flokati snob though, I knew that I couldn’t afford the price tag ( ), and I knew that I would be too precious about the rug ( ). How to Upcycle a T-Shirt into a Cardigan November 2nd, 2012 Email 190 users recommend
Chain Mail This is the coolest and also the most time consuming part of the project. It starts with collecting as many pop cans as possible. The more time you have the better. Ask friends, relatives, and neighbors to collect tabs before they get rid of their cans. If you live in a state that doesn't have can deposits, you can probably just go out the night before recycling day and raid recycling containers. If you really don't want to work that hard for them you can just buy tabs on ebay.
down and dirty screenprinting for under 10$ For this project, we will need some tools and supplies that are easily available, and a few that might require the tiniest bit of searching.... Recycling is key here. Most of the supplies required can be found as trash, including the ink. What isn't direct waste can be recycled from thrift stores or garage sales. Tools:Staple Gun (almost any size will do)X-acto Knife, or Utility knife (you could use a plain razor blade in a pinch)Heat Gun or a Hair DryerScissorsPlastic Putty KnifeSmall Container for mixing Materials:'Spray AdhesiveStaplesAny old picture frame as long as it is bigger than your image.
Our Homemade Playdough #recipe « Recipes « Marvelous Mommy I’ve been wanting to make homemade playdough for awhile now and I finally did it!! I was surprised at how easy it was to make… Even for me! 1 cup flour1 cup warm water2 teaspoons cream of tarter1 teaspoon oil1/4 cup saltfood coloring Mix all of the ingredients (except food coloring) in a medium-sized saucepan.