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Envelope Book

Envelope Book
A Basic Envelope Book Materials Needed: To create a basic envelope book you will need: 4 envelopes all the same size2 pieces of plain cardstock cut to the same size as the envelopesPatterned scrapbook papers to cover the cardA piece of cardstock as wide as the envelopes and 12" longA length of ribbon Cover the plain cardstock with the patterned scrapbook paper, snipping the corners to get a neater finish. Fold the long piece of cardstock accordion style. Lay the ribbon across the centre of both covers, tape down to stabilize if necessary and glue the spine in place. Cover the inside front cover with patterned scrapbook paper and an envelope to the back cover. It's up to you whether to cut the flaps off or leave them on -- either way looks good.

Recycle Reuse & Repurpose ? Glass Jar Photo Frames In South Africa, recycling is way of life that not very many people incorporate into their daily routine. Partly because we do not have the facilities or many places that offer this service, but mainly because most people are too lazy to think about what happens to their rubbish once they toss it in the bin. So instead of carelessly dumping your trash, one of the ways you can help give used things a second life, is to reuse your glass jars, and use them as novelty photo frames. You will need A selection of different shaped glass jars A bunch of your favorite photos Doom Paper Towels Scissors / cutting knife Ruler Pencil Step 1: Remove the label After speaking to several people in search for the best method to remove the gluey sticky mess left behind when attempting to soak off labels on glass jars, I have discovered the secret is… Doom. Step 2: Measure the Jar Step 4: Place photo into the jar Slightly roll the photo, with the image facing outwards, and insert it into the jar upside down.

Easy Tiny Envelopes Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of my leaky mailbox - I had a total *eureka* moment when the envelope I gingerly opened up completely unfolded at the seams revealing an envelope "template" perfectly. I've seen many envelope tutorials online, some offer downloadable templates, some show fancy paper folding techniques and some suggest specific measurements to create your own D.I.Y. envelopes. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Ruth Bleakley is a paper addict who probably became a bookbinder soley as an excuse to obtain more paper.

» Creativity is essential for me as an individual, spouse, mom & friend. However, with five kiddos running crazy in the house I don’t have lots of time for projects that can’t be finished during nap time. Below you will find some of the diy posts I’ve done in the past. Most are my unique ideas. A few are inspired by someone else, the tutorials will give credit where it is due.

Creative DIY Tips & Project Ideas For Homemakers How-To: &Stained Glass& Votive Holders By Jenny Ryan Many times when I’m at the grocery or drug store, I can’t resist throwing a few scented votive candles in my cart. When I’m ready to burn them, it’s easy enough to sit one on a cute little vintage china saucer, but I recently decided to try and find a fancier display solution for them. I also wanted the project to be inexpensive, and the materials used to be things I already had on hand. I was inspired by memories of making faux-stained glass in elementary school and came up with these fun little glass votive holders. Materials Tissue paper in your desired colors Mod Podge (matte finish), in a pinch you can also use school gluePaintbrush Scissors Glass containers to fit your candle(s), I used thrifted vases and wine tumblers Paper punches in various shapes Q-tips, optional Directions Step 1: Figure out what colors of tissue paper you’d like to use and what paper punch shapes you want to try out. Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. More: Related

Tips.Net: Household Tips, Handy Hints, and Thrifty Ideas Stamping Fabric with Dishwasher Soap - At Home on the Bay Yes, you read the title right. I know . . . sounds crazy, but it works. It’s like stamping with bleach or reverse tie dye, but it’s not as caustic. Here is what you will need for this project: Automatic Liquid Gel Dishwasher Detergent (I used Cascade.) Plastic Bowl (I used a recycled plastic container.) Cookie Cutters (I used a round cookie cutter and donut hole maker.) Pre-washed Fabric (Cotton or linen works best.) First, choose a fabric with natural fibers. Protect the surface you are working on. Sharing with: Stone Gable and Craftberry Bush

DIY paperweights from glass candle holders. Hi! It’s Shannon from Madigan Made and today I want to show you a simple and inexpensive project: DIY paperweights. I don’t know about you, but I’m an avid dollar store junkie. So, I grabbed a pack, got home and I made two paperweights in no time! Want to make one for your desk or as a quick and easy handmade gift? How to make a paperweight with decoupage and a glass candle votive: Supplies Needed Shallow, glass candle holdersScrapbook paperMod Podge (gloss or satin formula)ScissorsPencilBrushPourable resin (and any needed materials to mix like: disposable container, gloves, Wooden stick, etc.) Step One: Find a round object that is a similar size to the circular inset of the candle. Step Two: Brush a thick layer of Mod Podge on the interior areas of the glass. Once that dries, apply another thick coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper. NOTE: You can technically stop at this point and you will have a pretty, decorated piece of glass that will function as a paperweight.

homemade tile coasters Our favorite Christmas gifts we made this year were homemade tile coasters! (I’m sorry I couldn’t post this up before the holidays so you could make them this year too, but I didn’t want to spoil the surprise for everyone who was getting them for Christmas!) The other gift we made this year was Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract! Also super easy to make and fun to give! These coasters were so easy and fun to make… we made 50 and could have easily made more if we had the supplies! I know we’ll be making them again… I want a bunch more for our house! We used cabinet-door stops for the bottom, because we had easy access to those. Then we wrapped them up in coordinating sets of 4 and tied them with ribbon for gifting! These would also be so cool with pictures on them instead of scrapbook paper. I plan on trying that next! Homemade Tile Coasters Instructionsadapted from The Cottage Home Directions: Carefully cut the scrapbook paper into 4×4″ squares. Easy and fun!!