My Paper Crane Here it is nearing the end of April and I forgot to blog about the Bag Of The Month bag for March! As you can see I ended up having a sad photoshoot in my car one afternoon while I was waiting to pick up my son after school. I have actually been using this bag all month long. Painted Rocks I've lately become quite enamored with, of all things, painted rocks.Who knew such innocuous objects could be transformed, with a little paint and imagination, into pieces of eye popping beauty. Makes me want to go out and gather some rocks and paints.....what a fun way to pass some time. Je coeur des choses CRAFTY We had the opportunity to try out a Fairy Tea Garden kit from Horizon Group USA (the company which powers Craftprojectideas.com and MyNextStyle.com) and I am thrilled to tell you about it! All opinions are 100% my own. The kit itself includes a 10" planter and 10 garden accessories to make your very own Fairy Tea Garden. All you need to purchase separately is potting soil and any plants you wish you use. After removing everything out of the box and oogling over how adorable all the little tea party accessories are, we decided we wanted our fairy garden to have an enchanted forest feel to it. After laying the bottom of our planter with potting soil we planted a fern and purple passion plants in the back of the planter.
Practical Solution for Small Apartments: Hidden Bed Limited space is something more and more people are struggling with when leaving in large and crowded cities. With the trend growing from year to year, and megacities being a certainty in the future, why not plan ahead? Try to make this three-in-one piece of DIY furniture. DIY Idea: Make Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen You may have seen all those beautiful outdoor kitchens with a fancy counter top and powerful grills and ovens. Well, everyone would want such a thing for their home, but usually they come at a price; a high price that is. Fortunately the DIY community doesn’t let you down and provides with a lot of projects to build an outdoor kitchen by yourself. Not all will be thrilled to build a structure of stone and bricks, and some might even say the cost to such an endeavor isn’t worth the trouble. For all these people, we have the perfect solution: DIY portable kitchen made out of wood.
Pop Up Lessons/How To Books How to Make Pop Up Cards Lesson 1: The BoxLesson 2: Box Variation Lesson 3: The V-FoldLesson 4: Box Cut Separately Lesson 5: Box Tabs and SlotsLesson 6: V-Fold Tabs and Slots Lesson 7: Pop Up Words 1Lesson 8: Pop Up Words 2Lesson 9: Pop Up Words 3 Lesson 10: Pop Up Words 4Lesson 11: The X (Slotted Shapes)Lesson 12: Slotted X with StrapLesson 13: Slotted X with TabsLesson 14: Asymmetrical Slotted XLesson 15: X Form CardsLesson 16: V-Fold PivotLesson 17: Asymmetrical V-Fold Pivot Lesson 18: 180° Open Top BoxLesson 19: 180° Box with Closed TopLesson 20: 180° Open Top BoatLesson 21: 45° Open Box Lesson 22: Tabletop Floating on Boxes Lesson 23: Tabletop Floating on I-Beams The Best Pop Up Card Instruction Books My personal favorites!
DIY Botanical Silhouette Decorating the home will involve at some point, working with your walls. In one way or another, you are bound to eventually feel the urge to paint them. But most of the times, (re)designing or (re)painting walls have a more permanent impact than paintings do. So, before you change the look and feeling of your home in a semi-permanent manner, try the relatively temporary and simpler way. Grab these items: • a couple of brushes (thin and thick); • a piece of paper; • a board of canvas; • a twig of leaves; • a small bowl; • a bottle of acrylic paint; • a can of spray paint; • a can of spray adhesive;
Mini Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial Don't you love getting new craft tools?! I spent most of my birthday money this year at the craft stores on some fun stuff........like a 3 1/2 inch scallop flower paper punch. It's awesome and it's inspiring all kinds of crafty projects for spring! DIY Plastic Bottle Bird House If you care about nature, you can not be impressed by the multitude of animals and birds Mother Nature has covered the Earth with. If you are careful about not polluting the environment, you will be considerate about the faith of all the creatures that inhabit it. We propose you an interesting and creative project: make cute little bird houses out of PET bottles. You won’t have a great impact on the interior design of your residence, but you will make sure birds have one in the first place. For this project to be complete, grab the following list of materials:
sewing 101: recycled paper basket Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio. I couldn’t bear to just recycle it; it seemed to have so much crafty potential. So tasked with the challenge of creating a project to help get organized for the new year, I decided to turn that pile of paper into a woven basket. How to Fold Wet Origami Sounds like an anomaly, right? When I was a kid folding frogs, my mother gave me origami paper that was most certainly dry. But the works below by Vietnamese-American artist Giang Dinh were folded with one *wet* piece of paper. It's a technique called "Wet-Folding", invented by the great Japanese origami master Akira Yushizawa (pictured right).
Canvas Layers Holiday Wreath I am so excited that the holidays have officially started and I cannot wait to share creative, easy and unique inspiration during the month of December on my blog and I will have LOTS to share so tune in everyday for tons of original ideas! To kick off the holidays I am starting with another wreath made from canvas, fabric and lots and lots of buttons! This is an easy project but packed full of color! Similar to the fall fiber wreath tutorial this project makes use of a styrofoam wreath and different fabric and canvas.