Basket weaving hasn’t been so easy with this method: weave around a cardboard frame. Originally, I saw this method in a Japanese craft magazine, I searched around for the template but can’t find it any where locally or online. So, I built it based on my dimension. Material: 1. Download the basket weaving template (consist of triangle, round and square) in pdf format. After tracing the template on the thick cardboard, use a pair of strong and sharp scissors to cut the template out. Brush a layer of tacky glue on the bottom of the basket, press & stick the felt onto it. Repeat the same to adhere the felt to the base. Being to weave over and under around the fingers of the frame. Push the twine into the grooves of the felt that you have just snipped. When begin the second round, you will notice that you are weaving in the reverse side of the first round. Continue weaving and push the twine down to make them closer to each other. Continue until you just over the hole’s level.
Related: Cardboard & Improvised Loom Weaving
• Boxes, bags, baskets
Rope Swirl Tapestries DIYa few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms. use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others! once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this! Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration! Trending on FP.com: Floral dresses, high waisted bikinis, bralettes, off the shoulder tops, party dresses, gladiator sandals, lace dresses
Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color PaperI’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons? P.S. stumbleupon
k.o'brien jewelry: thrifted jewelry displaysI had a gallery request that I supply my own displays for my jewelry. I never had this request before and at first I was stressed over the idea. I worried that I wouldn't find displays that matched my aesthetic and the gallery's. And since most of my displays are thrifted I was worried about how long it would take to gather up the odds and ends I needed, not to mention time spent refinishing the pieces. There are many more little displays for this sweet little shop but I am saving the grand unveiling for when my collection is neatly assembled in a glass case. I've seen a lot of folks use embroidery hoops with lace to display earrings but I wanted a more substantial and rectangular frame. I cut the lace much larger than the size of the frame so I had some extra fabric to get my hands on. My favorite finds are those that require nothing more than a quick soak in the sink. happy monday! xo, kim
Make A Simple Weaving Loom & Basic Weaving Techniques: Pt 1I hadn't even finished the first piece of weaving on my new table loom before I began thinking about a weaving project that anyone could weave without owning a traditional loom or any weaving tools. I also wanted the project to be a "work in progress" that could be left on the "loom" as wall art. And here it is... ...A wall hanging designed to be a "work in progress," as if the weaver had just been interrupted in her work. Of course it can be completed, but the concept is that it becomes a wall hanging from the moment you add the first few rows of weaving. The best part of all is that by its very nature and design it cannot be perfect - so you can concentrate on just simply having fun with it! However, as I was happily weaving, I began to come up with some really fun ways to share the actual weaving process with friends and others in the community. To give you a sneak peak at the technique: The "loom"... Warping the "loom"... Weaving... Finished... for now! Now ~ some ideas for sharing! Oh!
Pyramid Gift Box TemplateThis decorative box can be used to give a small gift or just as a decoration. Attached below is the pattern to make the box with complete directions on the sheet. This box was made by putting a sample wallpaper sheet sized to 81/2" x 11" and placed in my printer so that the pattern would print on the back side of the wallpaper. Highlight pattern and print.Twisted Felt Garland, Necklace, and BraceletThe holidays are such a great time to do craft projects. With the weather getting colder and family and friends all around it's the perfect time to settle in and do something creative. The only problem is that with all the parties, cooking, and traveling it's sometimes hard to find the time to indulge in the crafty aspects of the holidays. This project is the perfect antidote to the holiday time crunch. It's quick and easy and requires very little sewing. Best of all, using one simple technique, you can make a garland for holiday decorations as well as cute necklaces and bracelets for stocking stuffers! These garlands, necklaces, and bracelets, are made from our gorgeous 100% wool felt. In different colors this same technique could be used for all of the holidays around this time of year, in blues and whites they would make lovely Hanukkah decorations, and in black and white they would be a bold new years statement! Happy Holidays! Materials Cutting the Strips Bracelet Garland and Necklaces
How To Weave A Beautiful Journal CoverI am actually making journals! Journals are not my thing. I have nothing at all against journals, I just never in a million years would have thought I would be making journals. But I am now! Four lovely members of my blogging family are totally responsible for my awakening to the world of journals! It all started with Elizabeth when she shared "Art Journaling: Summer Plans" on her blog Things Bright. Go over and take a look - really cool journal pages. When I saw Elizabeth's pages from her journal - well you know me and my lists! And her doodles and drawings - love her doodles and drawings. Just a few days later, Erin shared this post: "Unblock Your Creativity: Using Your Morning Pages" on her blog Elysian Studios. Completely smitten, I rummaged through my fabric bin pulling out two of my most favorite fabrics, one for a Christmas Journal and one for a Fiber Arts Journal! But that is not the end of the story! So, I measured my little journal and prepared a large - 11 x 14 - loom. Ok.
DIY Paper Fruit BasketYes, you may remember our Easter Basket post. It seemed to be a hit, so much so that we had to create a version two with a summer twist. This basket, again made from a recycled, upcycled paper grocery bag, is a bit taller and without the handle, but could be a template for many other versions. Though it is a natural fit for a fruit basket, this upcycled creation could be used in many ways; a gift basket of cookies, a flower basket, a basket to organize your desk. What a perfect use for your paper grocery bags! Lia Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer.DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame AgainLately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. (Also, I can’t ever remember if pink and purple go together or not.) Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. Go go go!
Tutorial For Portable Saori Vacation WeavingA quick re-cap about weaving in Saori Style and then the how-to! And to repeat what I said in the last post, I am not really inventing anything new here. Just putting things together in new ways. Most of the time I complete my own weavings on my Rigid Heddle Loom, but it is occupied at the moment with a Saori Weaving I am making as a base for a Winter Holiday wall hanging. I am including the image so that you can see that Saori is anything you want it to be - what ever you inner creative spirit wants it to be. As is mentioned in the previous post, for creative adults Saori is a satisfying way to freely express who we are at any given moment. I use Saori as a meditation. Saori is perfect for children because they can simply do whatever they want! The weavings in progress are completely stable and can be carried finished or unfinished in a suitcase, duffle or craft bag. If you are planning this as a vacation craft project, I suggest you make up a few "looms" before leaving. Done!