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Matchbox Chest of Drawers

Matchbox Chest of Drawers
These little matchbox chest of drawers are great for keeping small treasures in or as storage for stamps, buttons or even bugs (for all the boys out there!) You will need: 3 matchboxes (empty) Patterned paper or plain paper, decorated PVA glue Flexible tape measure or string Ruler Pencil Scissors Craft knife or bradawl 3 split pins (paper fasteners or brads) Extra decorations (optional) What to do 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Back to the Other Stuff projects menu...

Vintage Book Planner Tutorial I desperately needed a day planner. With so much going on I can no longer keep it all straight in my head ’cuz something’s always falling through the cracks. So on my way home from the morning school drive today, I went to the office supply store to shop for one. Nothing bulky, nothing leathery, don’t need pockets, grid paper, address book or all the bells and whistles, just a plain ol’ planner, but a spiral one for sure, so it will lay flat while I’m planning. I chose a monthly planner that also has weekly pages. Enter: A cute vintage book from my stash, one simple but pretty file folder and this simple tutorial! Find a cool vintage book close to the size and thickness of your planner and either a manila folder, decorative folder or heavy card stock. With a craft knife, gut your book. Save the pages for your craft projects. Trim away any extra scrap along the inside of the book cover, but careful not to cut through the cover itself. Draw fold lines just inside the drawn book line. Share

Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book This easy to make accordion book is a personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards. Also a fun craft idea for a gift - fill with photos, tickets, and other keepsakes and share with a special friend. Materials: Chartreuse A2 Envelopes Glue Stick Bone folder Labels Gel Pens Step-by-Step Choose your envelopes. See our How-to Video to learn about a similar accordion project.

СНЕЖИНКИ от празни ролки Огромна бяла снежинка…направена от 8 празни ролки от тоалетна хартия. Всяка една от ролките се нарязава на 4 парчета с ножица ( ако нямате вече събрани празни ролки, извадете няколко, дори и от все още пълни рола тоалетна хартия). С телбод ги захванете така, че да се получи голяма снежинка. Dahlia flower tutorial Sorry...but I just can't help it...I guess I'm just drawn to flowers. I had something totally different in mind for this blog post, but then I came across these adorable Dahlia flowers and I just had to try to make them and then of course show you guys how to. I found them on YouTube and the demonstrator is a Stampin' Up gal named Dawn. Click here to see the video I watched. I've been thinking about if I should make videos instead of posting a bunch of photos. But personally I prefer pictures. Please let me know what you think. Anyways, back to the flowers... you'll need: double sided patterned papercircle punchadhesiveflower center (button,rhinestone,brad)optional:inkbone folderPunch out 8 circles. Fold them in half and then half again, so that the circles are divided in four quarters. Fold two edges in so that you will get a point. Do the same with all 8 circles. Turn the circle over and fold again so that the two edges meet in the middle. Repeat with the other circles.

Origami roses The sight of these classy chocolate roses got me into a serious mood to make roses, paperwise that is. And I ended up making 3 different kinds cos’ they look so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to learn to make them all! 1. Kawasaki rose I first tried the Kawasaki rose, named after its creator Toshikazu Kawasaki, by following this demo and cross referenced with another demo [part 2|3]. Notes: There were several steps I had no idea what to do, so after some struggling and hair-pulling, I finally figured out what was going on EXACTLY! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2. I watched this demo to make the Bird base rose created by James Sakoda. 3. 3. Followed this demo to make this rose bud. Both centre creases must be well-creased mountain folds, so that the folding up of each quarter will be easier. The real beauty of all these three roses is they are not too complicated to make once every step is laid out clearly and every intended fold well-creased.

PAPER TOWEL ROLL STARS {day 8} Talk about simple upcycling! Slice up a paper towel or toilet paper roll and you’ve got yourself a glittery, star ornament! 9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. It brings a whole new meaning to “audio book.” Use your old books to showcase your artistic side. Good for hiding passwords and codes, the key to your safe, and family jewels. 2. Your choice of ribbon can transform this wreath so it is suitable for every holiday – or every day! 3. If you think floating books are mesmerizing, check out some other wacky bookshelves that will make your head spin (and your walls upgrade to awesome). 4. Book clocks are for everyone, young and old. 5. We recommend using a low-watt bulb, like 10 or 15 maximum. 6. For the fashionable bookworm in all of us. 7. You could also use the pages to make paper beads. 8. 9.

David Stark Sketchbook: THE (purely paper) FLOWER SHOPPE To celebrate the launch of our new book, David Stark Design, we created a pop up store/installation at the west elm store on Broadway and 62nd Street. It was open for 4 days only and everything from the flowers and plants, to the gardening tools were created out of paper and made by us. Even the walls and awning of the store were paper, and it was really fun to have the cutest corner flower shop land, unexpectedly, in the very center of west elm. Gustavo documented the installation, launch party, and strike in stop action. Thank you so much to Alex, Jim, Angel, Abigail, Kendall, Patrick, Paul and all of my friends at west elm. Fondly and with great respect,

There is a will...there is a way! Do you ever ...love at first sight? Do you have sleepless night just to think how to 'have' it? Do you ever tried 101 ways just to fulfill your desperate-want-to or must-have? I saw the projects months ago...I have all the material on hand...but only one thing short... So... second alternative.... Third alternative...Finally, I started to regain my conscious. See...My way...to this beauty... Material : 1 piece of mirror 1 piece of "?" 1 piece of tin's lid - the size of the lid have to be smaller than the mirror. Pieces of old cardboard...at least 3mm thinkness Glue, Double sides tape, Glue Gun Some sequins (optional) Method :- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

DIY Paper Pinwheels The incredibly sweet Jessica of In the Hushed Hours was kind enough to share this tutorial for DIY paper pinwheels. I love pinwheels. Pinwheels strung on a mobile? I might love those even more. Thanks for sharing, Jessica! String your paper pinwheels from an embroidery hoop to make your own mobile perfect for a bedroom or for a party. {Photos from In the Hushed Hours.} marta writes: how-to make a hot cocoa kit HOW-TO MAKE A HOT COCOA KITby Destri of The Mother Huddle There just isn't much that a three year old can create that isn't something only a mother would love. I thought and thought about what my little boy could make his friends for Christmas and finally came up with a Hot Cocoa Kit. Over the course of a week we worked on little projects to add to the kit, and I can't tell you how much fun we had with it. If you find your kids getting restless for the big day to arrive this would be a great project to tackle until it comes. HOT COCOA KIT You may choose to only add one or two elements to the kit, but I will give you a list of what we used. Supplies: • hot cocoa • almond bark or chocolate chips • candy canes and sprinkles • coffee creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg • plastic spoons • marshmallows • mug • various containers and baggies to package Set The Stage I have learned that my son has a max attention span of about fifteen minutes. Chocolate and Peppermint Spoons Nutmeg & Cinnamon Creamer

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