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Ages ago I bought a package of crepe paper (like this—the folded sheets, not streamers). An impulse purchase simply because... it was orange? The other day I finally made some flowers with it while watching way too much HGTV. These will be nice gift toppers, or maybe I'll do more and make a wreath. Materials: Sheet of crepe paper Small piece of cardstock Scissors Glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue) Toothpick Cut 12 circles from a sheet of crepe paper, any size you like depending on how big you want the final flower to be. Orient each petal so the grain in the paper runs vertically. Cut out a small circle of cardstock (about the same size as the petals before you shaped them.) To make a center for the flower, cut a small strip of crepe paper and fold it in half. Related:  Paper

How to Make a Snowstorm November 25th, 2013 Email 355 users recommend Say goodbye to hand-cut snowflakes taped to windows. Jeff Rudell A guestroom plays host to a man-made snowstorm. Hung like beaded curtains in front of windows, these snowflakes make a subtle, modern, and whimsical addition to any seasonal room décor. Photo: Jeff Rudell A friend of mine visiting from the tropics wanted, more than anything, to see snow. So, in contrast to my chandelier post, I offer a low-skill, high-impact project sure to surprise your guests (and your family) and help put you in the spirit of the season (regardless of whether the weather is cooperating with you or not). View 4 member project galleries posted in: Stay connected with CraftStylish We dare you to make your own gifts and decorations this holiday season! Find inspiration and exciting how-to projects to get you through the holiday season in DIY style.

Rolled Paper Roses {Tutorial} Welcome to Creations by Kara! I hope you'll c heck out more of my recipes and tutorials ! Or maybe you want to subscribe and get updates in your feed reader . Um, can you believe that Christmas is in four days?! We told all the kids that we would be cutting back on spending until we knew if Wes would be getting a new job soon. On Friday my husband found a new job. Because we were cutting back on all spending, I didn't get to re-decorate the mantel, make new stockings, and update our Christmas tree like I planned. Wanna make some? Cut a circle out of paper. Now take your scissors and start cutting a spiral wavy line from the outside of the circle to the middle. Start rolling the paper around itself. Keep wrapping the paper around in a circle. When you get to the end, you will have a little round part. If you want to let it unravel a little, now is the time. It will look like this on the back. Isn't it lovely? I made up several of them and used them as gift wrap embellishments.

Tiny Polaroid Magnets | { Ambrosia Girl } Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state. I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets on How About Orange and wanted to do something similar. You will need: Cardboard (mine was the backing of a sketchbook — much thicker than the back of a regular spiral bound notebook) or 2-3 sheets of white cardstock or poster board spray-mounted together to use as a sturdy backing to the magnetsOpaque white marker (necessary only if your cardboard is not white) Craft knife Metal straight edge/ruler Clear packing tape or frisk film. Step 1: Download a Photoshop file of the Polaroid frames below. Step 2: Print out photos onto photo paper. Step 4: Trim out photos with craft knife. 487 Comments

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you: blue stars (from pre-cut strips): 35cm x 1.25cmpink stars (from a magazine page): 30cm x 1cmgreen stars (scrapbook paper): 15cm x 0.6cm The finished star will be approx 1.5 x the width of your strip, so pick an appropriate size for the size of star you’d like to end up with. For the rest of this tutorial, I will be using a paper strip cut from a magazine page.

project doily: star decorations « the happy home { little toad } — Featured Invitation | WeddingLovely Blog Today’s featured invitation is by { little toad }, inspired by the Pixar movie “Up” (one of my favorites!) Such darling illustrations and a beautiful finished invitation set — I love that these are so silly yet loving, a really wonderful departure from the typical classic wedding invitation. Michelle, take it away: Well first off I love all things Disney & all things Pixar but when I saw the movie “UP” I felt a whole different level of respect for these animated films. In the first 15 minutes it managed to beautifully illustrate the full depth of a marriage, needless to say I was balling my eyes out (to the dismay of my boyfriend & my fellow movie goers.) In creating these my biggest challenge was making sure people would recognize parts of the movie in my illustrations but also making sure to make them my own interpretation & in my own artistic style. I always love invitations that tell a story and the more you look at them the more you discover in the illustrations.

Braided Hex Nut Necklace Hey crafties! I hope you enjoyed your day- it was too gorgeous outside not to! So as I promised yesterday, today I'm revealing the present I made my sister for her birthday yesterday, and she actually liked it, or at least said she did, so I think you will too. (She's hard to please.) I saw this tutorial for a hex nut bracelet last week from Erica at Honestly WTF and thought it would be perfect for Aziza. So I tried the bracelet and loveddd the effect, but I thought it might be even cooler as a necklace! Materials: 6 strands of hemp or twine at about 29 inches long each 56 small hex nuts - I used silver because there was a $3 pack of 100 at Home Depot. How To:What you'll do is do two separate sides- braid each side with three strands and then braid them together.1. 3. 6. I love this technique! A bunch of people have already tried this around the web and here are some of their interpretations... Oh, and check out this cutiee Inappreciative. I'll be around. Happy Crafting!

How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

page corner bookmarks | I Could Make That This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. If you’re loving the toothy monster vibe, check out these simple monster heating bags, filled with rice or wheat and entirely microwavable, to keep toes or fingers or tummies warm during the chilly winter months. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.

Cherry Blossom Ball by Tomoko Fuse I have already made Cherry Blossom Ball twice, but somehow I found myself folding it again. And not just folding but even decorating it, which I have to say doesn’t happen too often. Turned out quite nice! This is a great model indeed and I’m always sorry to hear that many people have trouble assembling it. The secret to easy and flawless assembly is to unfold and open up pockets before trying to tuck flaps inside! Just open the pocket, put the flap in place and close the pocket. Description I also watched a few videos trying to find a good one to link to, but with no luck. Tags: Floral, ISBN:9784817081582, Kusudama, Sonobe, Tomoko Fuse

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet – HonestlyWTF We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

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. What you need for this tutorial is: 60 pieces of paper cut into squares. Below I will show you how to make the basic shape, you need to make 60 of these. Fold the bottom corner to the top. Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner. Fold the same points down. Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them. Fold the top triangles towards you so they are level with the edges of the paper. Fold the triangles back using the crease you made earlier and glue the outside triangles together. Now make 5 more of these petals and glue them all together. We would love to see what you made using this tutorial so please post a pic to the Folding Trees Flickr group – it’s open to everybody.

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