background preloader

Make flowers from crepe paper

Make flowers from crepe paper
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

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 . Thanks for visiting! 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?

Make pillow ohhhhhh, i love me a good pillow! i especially love me a pillow when it's anna of the addictive & oh, so inspiring blog noodlehead. anna is a pillow addict, a kick ass sewer, a busy mom, and another one of my fave bloggy pals. here's an example of what is usually a regular email from me to anna: Hi anna, You are ahhhmmmmaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!blah blah blah blah...blubbery blah.....ahhhhhmazing!!!!!!! i seriously think i need just a standard anna email/comment that i can just repost over and over again to her. she blows me away with her fabric choices - this girl's got an eye! what i wouldn't give for her stash! so let's all get ready to add some sunburst style to our comfy homes! Hey there luvinthemommyhooders! How about a Comfy Sew for your home? Materials: 1/2 yard linen (or any solid color fabric would really look stunning as well), you may need up to 1 yard depending on what size pillow form you use thread, pins, etc. Cutting the pieces: Making the sunburst pin tucks:

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.

{ 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.) Fast forward a year later and I came upon two engagement shoots inspired by “UP” and I was blown away by the artistry, the creativity & interpretation of the film. I always love invitations that tell a story and the more you look at them the more you discover in the illustrations.

Make bag Before we went away, I decided that a new bag for the beach was a must – something big and roomy to hold books, magazines, sunscreen, hats, and all that other good stuff. So I made this big pleated tote, and it worked perfectly. This is a picture of it in action: And here’s a little tutorial in case you want to make one for yourself – doesn’t have to be for the beach either, it could come in handy for schlepping all kinds of things around town. Here’s what you need: two pieces of your main fabric cut in shape A four pieces of the top shape (B) in a contrasting fabric two pieces of a lining fabric in shape C one piece of the long rectangle for the strap in the contrasting fabric two pieces of the top shapes (B) and one of the strap in a medium weight interfacing 1) Along the longest (22″) edge of the main fabric pieces, mark along the top at the following intervals: 3″ – 4″ – 6″ – 7″ – 9″ – 10″ – 12″ – 13″ – 15″ – 16″ – 18″ – 19″ 13) And voila, this is what it should look like.

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.

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. 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 Fox lamp My gosh, where have I been lately? What month is it? June? We moved from Minnesota to Maryland last summer? I had to start the kids in one school in September, and then a few weeks later when we finally closed on a house, had to move them to another school. Then just before Thanksgiving, I lost a friend to cancer. All of this is not to say that I stopped making stuff. So I have a lot of stuff in the works, but here's what I've been dabbling with for the past few weeks: Gold dimensional paint. First, there was a jellyfish. We visited the National Aquarium here in Baltimore, and I fell in love with the moon jellies. And then there was a golden longhorn. Again with the blobby paint to highlight the strange characteristics of this animal. I hear they raise ostriches out in West Texas. With semi-grotesquely realistic birdy legs. I also got on a preppy kick and made this striped whale. And an elephant with gold tusks. Are there any other animals with strange features to highlight in gold?

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. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. 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.

bloved weddings | inspirational UK wedding blog Just before Christmas I received an email from the team behind Brides The Show, asking if I wanted to get involved as an ‘Official Blogger Ambassador’. Of course to be associated with one of the UK’s top wedding shows is a complete honour, but Brides is just another level! I love that they pick only the most stylish, dedicated suppliers to exhibit, and partner with incredible brands (Laurent Perrier, anyone?!) to offer their brides something different. Here’s our top picks and fab finds (and thank you Maxeen for the pics!) Read More I know you’ve all dreamed of being a modern day Princess. Read More The best thing about blogging weddings is getting to see all kinds of different celebrations, like Nadia & Zaheer’s gorgeous multicultural wedding, which beautifully mixes Eastern & Western cultures. The day may have started out wet, in fact the venue was flooded, but you’d never know from the beautiful smiles and celebrations captured by Vanilla Photography. Enjoy! Read More Read More Read More

Hemp pendant lamps Inspired by West Elm’s gorgeous Abaca pendant lamps Super talented Heika DeHart strikes again. These pendant lamps she made of hemp string are genius. Plus, don’t you love how they look with her wallpaper? Heika writes: “I fell in love with West Elm’s Abaca pendent lamp a few years ago but, as usual, my taste was more expensive than my wallet could support. However, I was sure that I could copy them at a fraction of the cost.” How to make hemp string pendant lamps Supplies and tools bouncy balls of various sizesclear drying craft glue (about 1 bottle per ball) such as Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Gluehemp string 20lb. weight estimated amounts needed: 16 inch diameter ball—400 yards 14 inch diameter ball—300 yards 9 inch diameter ball—100 yardsplastic gloves (optional)trash bag or small drop clothpermanent markerball inflating needle (available at sporting goods stores or bike shops)light fixture and hardware (Lowe’s doesn’t carry the fixture that Heika used anymore. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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! 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.

Related: