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Adventures in garlanding « Bookity

Adventures in garlanding « Bookity
I made these map garlands as a special request for a customer and they have proved rather popular. The map colours glow in the light – all those blues and green smoosh together into something very pretty. This is the style I call ‘paper onions’. I don’t know what else to call them! These are paper hearts, strung on twine. I’d like to experiment with something other than twine though. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  Cute things from paper

Series 7 - Ornament-ED Finale: Heart House Ornament I have been feeling some feelings lately. Like, feelings of well-being. Like, spontaneous-breaking-into-song-and-general-wonderfulness-type feelings. I know... Before I Begin: I made two versions of this ornament. Tutorial ♥ Heart House Ornament You will need: Old greeting cards or tissue box (but I strongly recommend old greeting cards)Pair of scissorsExacto knifeCraft glueClothespins (for clamping)Pretty stringTwo wooden beads (I stole these from The Boy's stash. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't look now, but the cute heart house is complete and ready to hang! It reminds me of a itsy garden gazebo or merry-go-round, hee hee. On that note, it is time to bid a fond farewell to this little series... Have a happy weekend.

Paper Star Lantern Tutorial Buon lunedì a tutti!! Iniziamo la settimana con un bel DIY dedicato alla Pasqua! Tra mille possibilità di decorare le uova, io ho scelto di fare dei coniglietti, da usare per vivacizzare la tavola e far giocare i bambini, o anche come segnaposto. Questo post ha avuto una gestazione un po' lunga e piena di imprevisti... Ho iniziato a fare le foto degli steps settimana scorsa, che ha piovuto quasi sempre... Happy Monday everyone! Ma come vedete, almeno oggi sembra andare tutto bene!!!!! But as you can see, at least today everything seems to be going well!!!!! Vi serve: tempera acrilica rossa, cartoncini panna e rosa, pennarello nero indelebile, matita, pennello, gomma, colla stick, forbici, bicchieri di carta, colla vinilica. You will need: red acrylic paint, cardboards cream and pink, permanent black marker, pencil, brush, eraser, glue stick, scissors, paper cups, PVA glue. Il vostro coniglietto è pronto! Your bunny is ready!

MAGAZINE ENVELOPES 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. 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! They are so so SO simple and add a personal touch to your envelopes. You will need: An old magazine, scissors, an envelope, a glue stick and a Sharpie. Tear out some magazine pages that you like. Carefully pull the envelope apart. Trace the envelope on a magazine page. Cut the envelope shape out. Turn the envelope over as well as the magazine cut-out. Unfold everything and separate the magazine cut-out from the envelope. Glue the bottom flap down to the two side flaps. And you've made your own envelope! The great thing about making these envelopes our of magazine pages is that the envelopes have a character all of their own.

border punched ornaments I was excited to get a chance to use the new interchangeable border punches from Fiskars. They function the same way as their regular border punches, except you can pop out different design cartridges so they store very compactly! I used them to spice up the popular paper strip ornaments. You can view full photos and details in my article here at Fiskars. Paper Scrap Light / Chandelier It’s a whopping 70 degrees in Brooklyn right now, so I’m going to get out from under the pile of packing boxes in our house and get some fresh air. Before I head out, I wanted to share this beautiful (and totally genius) DIY light project that graphic designer Gabrielle Guy created for a friend. After moving into a new house and finding an old lantern left behind, Gabrielle decided to cut strips from scrap paper and glue them onto the shade. Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

Making stickers out of recycled paper Making stickers out of recycled paper October 25th, 2011 I recently discovered this great tutorial by Amanda Wood on how to make lovely stickers from recycled paper. The best thing about it is that the tutorial uses one of my favourite things – envelopes with funky security patterns. You will need: For the glue: 6 tbsp white vinegar 4 packages of unflavoured gelatin 1 tbsp flavouring such as peppermint, lemon or vanilla extract For the stickers: foam paint brush security envelopes or other papers from the recycling bin (enough glue for about 20 envelopes) paper punch (I used a 2″ scalloped circle punch in the picture) sponge for moistening stickers First of all you need to make the glue, so bring the vinegar to boil in a small pan. If you don’t want to go to all the hassle of making glue, you could always use ‘lick n stick’ glue – it’s the stuff I use for my recycled envelopes and you can get it here. To make the stickers, take apart your chosen envelopes and open them up flat.

Today's crafts, paper tree - Craft of the Day, paper Christmas tree Det finns lite olika varianter på den här idén har jag sett (se t ex Ellas Inspiration, @ Down Under, Martha Stewart och Fru Fly). Mina pappergranar gjorde jag med hjälp av pepparkaksmått. Ett perfekt pyssel att göra tillsammans med barn. En idé är att skriva namn på stjärnorna och använda granarna som placeringskort vid julmiddagen I’ve seen some variations on this theme online (see for example Ellas inspiration, @ Down Under, Martha Stewart and Fru Fly). Jag använde mig av min skärmatta, placerade pepparkaksformen ovanpå papperet bankade lite med en hammare för att markera formen. I used my cutting mat, placed the cookie cutter on top of the paper and pounded a bit with a hammer to mark the shape of the tree. Klipp eller skär ut en liten stjärna i gult eller vitt papper och skär en liten skåra i ena stjärnspetsen. / Cut out a small star in yellow or white paper and make a score in one of the points. Trä granarna i varandra och placera stjärnan i topp.

3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl. Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! This 3D paper owl art project is for you and your crafty older kids, say around 11-ish years and up, who can wield a pair of scissors, handle smallish pieces and follow placement instructions carefully. Moms: You can definitely young this down by cutting out the shapes for younger kids, and skipping the pop dots and folding. Alrighty young crafters, here’s what you will need to make the nighttime owl pictured above: my PDF download with all the pattern pieces (get it here)printerrulerclear tapebutter knife for scoring8.5 x 11 piece of poster board (you can cut one from a larger piece)8.5 x 11 inch heavy scrapbooking paper in the following colors: orange, brown, dark teal, black, light brown, red, and yellow. Got all that together?

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