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.
Les bonnes idées recyclées ! Vos rouleaux de papier toilette... - Blog de Madiwi Tout sur le rouleau de papier toilette ! Vous avez adoré les idées de recyclage de boîtes à oeufs, et donc on continue à recycler les bonnes idées pour vous. Cette semaine, collectez vos rouleaux de papier de toilettes pour faire une décoration simple et DIY de Noël ! Le calendrier de l’avent en rouleaux de papier toilette Dans quelques jours c’est le mois de décembre, il est grand temps de penser à son calendrier de l’avent. cabaneaidees.com / stephainebricole Toute la décoration en rouleaux de papier toilette On trouve tout un tas d’idées de couronnes de Noël faite en lamelles de rouleaux pliées, vous pouvez les assemblez avec un point de colle ou des agrafes toujours, en faisant des formes totalement différentes. alphamom.com/myownlabels.com/saison-boutique.com/asubtlerevelry.com allfreeholidaycrafts.co/jeux-pour-enfants.blogspot Pour la table, avec des tubes décorées de papiers cadeaux, vous pouvez fabriquer des ronds de serviettes en harmonie avec le sapin. www.lemadblog.com
Handspun Recycled Newspaper Yarn Recently a commenter asked what they could do with all the old newspapers they had piling up. With enough time, patience, and newspapers you can create newspaper yarn. From the design studios of Greetje van Tiem and her “Indruk” project she can purportedly spins 20yds of “yarn” from a sheet of old newspaper. Similar to our post on Plarn, newspaper yarn can be woven into varying degrees of complexity to construct anything from curtains, to rugs, netting throws, or even upholstery. Its strength may be slightly less that of yarn but when spun tightly and woven into something like a mat the newspaper yarn is a durable and functional structure. This great craft can create usable additions around the home and is a upcycle for your Sunday Post. Of course the question is "how to spin newspaper yarn?" You will need: ScissorsNewspaperSpindle 1) Take a full sheet from your paper and fold in to about fourths. 2) Cut half inch strips along the width of this folded paper. More Recycled Craft Ideas
How To: Make Typographic Gift Wrap & Man Made DIY | Crafts for Men & Keywords: paper, how-to, craft, design This year, I vowed to only make or buy handmade holiday gifts for my friends and family, and I've kept to it so far. But wrapping these gifts in commercial paper didn't seem to make much sense, so I wanted to create some handmade gift wrap to match. I happen to think a gift wrapped in newsprint is actually quite attractive, and love the look of text on a package, but wanted to put in a little more effort. Once I figured it out, it was actually quite easy and quick - less than ten minutes per gift. Here's how to do it: Materials and Tools Brown craft paper or solid wrapping paperA used bookUtility knifePencilScissorsAlphabet templates, available in four typefaces at ManMadeDIY.com/downloadsTracing set-up, such as light source and clear glass or plastic (see below)Glue stick 1. 2. 3. 4a. 4b. 5. 6. Happy Holidays!
Revolutionaries: A Project for Fall! Hello my blog friends! I'm so pumped to share a project I finished today! It's simple, cheap, quick, and fall-y (yes, that is a word). Anyway... I've been diligently collecting these for what seems like forever: Why? [Side note: please pin from the original source so the credit goes to the right person! But I also love projects involving trees/branches like these: Then, I saw this yesterday and even though it's not made from toilet paper rolls, I thought, hmm.... color behind the toilet paper rolls? So basically... What you need: 1. 3. How to do it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. It's so.. fall. And I love that I used things I already had in my craft stuff and I recycled toilet paper rolls! Would it be bad to keep it up all year? Update: here are some more pictures that I took in better lighting! Looking for more toilet paper projects?
Out Of A Nutshell Out Of A Nutshell Coconut Shell - As A Craft Material Despite this initial setback, coconut shell does seem like it has potential as a crafting material - it's reasonably hard, seems more or less grainless and (judging by the piece I tested, below) it looks like it ought to polish up nicely once all the fuzz is sanded away. If you've got any ideas about things I could make from coconut shell, please feel free to drop me a line. I like coconut - I was opening one the other day and started wondering what I could make out of the tough, durable shells. i decided to try to make a French Knitting bobbin... So I started by draining the water from an unopened coconut, then cutting out a circular hole in one end, using a holesaw in my drill press. I cut a smaller hole in the opposite end Then I marked a line around the equator of the shell - by holding a pencil at the right level, then rotating the nut against it on a flat surface. What Went Wrong content nutshell
What can you do with an old pallet? So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Make furniture for your home ABOVE: Mobius Living take pallets to a new level, offering clients the opportunity to buy ready-made coffee tables. ABOVE and BELOW: Who would have thought that a humble pallet could be transformed into so many practical pieces. ABOVE: All it takes is a few reclaimed timber pallets to make up your own living room furniture In the kitchen ABOVE and BELOW: Don't stop there... ABOVE: ReadyMade magazine transforms an ugly timber pallet into contemporary furniture for a dining room. In the bedroom ABOVE and BELOW: Complete your Shabby Chic bedroom with a rustic headboard made from... an old pallet ! In the garden Pallets for pets Find and prepare your pallet
More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Free Downloadable Template If you want to try this for yourself, I've created this PDF template with patterns for both base and lid. More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Taking the basic techniques explored on page 1 of this series, we can get a bit more clever and make boxes of different shapes - here's how to make a hexagonal one. I managed it in the end, though. content
Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century. The short list of necessities includes strips of lightweight paper, glue, and a tool with which to roll the paper — that’s it! Many arts and crafts stores sell basic tools and packages of multicolor paper strips. Materials Directions When purchasing a tool there are 2 basic types: a slotted tool and needle tool. Candy Jar Project Step 1: Make 4 teardrop.
More Drink Can Tinwork - Star-Shaped Box Free Downloadable Templates If you want to try this for yourself, I've created two PDF templates: this one has base and lid patterns to fit metal taken from a 330ml can - and this one is for use with a tall 440ml can. - they ideally need to be printed on A4 paper. See page 3 for more details on how to use these templates - because this one is a bit more complex, they're laid out in two colours - the red lines need embossing from the front face of the metal. More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. More tinwork fun with drink cans. Up to now, I've been scrubbing off the paint from the metal before making the boxes, or at least constructing them so that it's hidden on the inside.