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Paper Roses

Paper Roses

Rolled Paper Roses Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration for projects all over the place {online, in shops, in magazines}, then figure out how to re-create them on my own. 2. 3. Okay, so let’s begin. Here’s what you’ll need: :: paper {either cover or text weight} :: florist wire :: scissors, pencil, glue gun STEP ONE: cut irregular circle This circle is approximately 8 inches, but you can do any size you wish. STEP TWO: cut spiral Start at the outside edge and cut in a spiral fashion to the center. I like a sort of bumpy shape so that the petals end up a bit irregular If you aren’t so sure about your cutting skills, feel free to draw your spiral before cutting. STEP THREE: roll your blossom start at the outside edge and coil tightly And your flower grows.

A great doodle and all doodle drawings allow us to make art while daydreaming. S I love a great doodle! Not only do I love doing them, I’m fascinated by other people’s too. Do you find yourself on the phone, pen in hand making random shapes and images on scraps of paper? Do you find yourself making the same marks or symbols? Well, that’s doodling and that makes you a doodler! To me this is proof that there’s an artist inside all of us. Making doodle drawings on purpose is also fun. Let’s say you’re blocked creatively speaking. Whether you’re a writer, artist, musician or photographer, making doodles can be a great way to get those creative juices flowing again. The simple act of putting pen to paper making random marks while you drift around in your head space can become a great source of inspiration. It’s also a great way to relax. I don’t know about you, but that sounds therapeutic to me! Ah yes, what is art after all? Some doodles turn out quite beautifully. These random symbols and marks can evolve into intricate patterns and designs. But then again, who cares?

Paper diamonds By Kate on December 11, 2012 I had a lovely email last week from a Brazilian Engineering graduate. He send me a hand-drawn template for a paper diamond he had been working on. The diamond is really stunning and is an accurate representation of a real cut diamond. Anyway, I loved it and Jean happily agreed for me to spruce up the template to share on minieco…yay! Jean writes: “I’m from a small town between mountains, somewhere in Brazil where the weather is good most of the year round. The diamond model is very beautiful and surprisingly strong. If you are new to paper-crafting I would recommend you made one of my gems or diamonds as a warm-up! When making the diamond I would recommend using good quality thick paper. If you want to leave a comment for Jean please do so…and if you have questions regarding construction you can also leave a comment above and Jean or I will get back to you. If anyone gets really stuck and needs some step-by-step images to refer to then do let me know ^_^

Paper Flower Tutorials & Templates Here’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them in a few sections for easier browsing: Bouquets & Centerpieces, Tissue Paper, Crepe, Origami and the rest under general tutorials. Many of these have free templates to download and most are surprisingly easy to make! I’ve also compiled a vintage booklet into a pdf tutorial that you can download. Ready to see what’s available from around the net? Stained Glass Style: Made with black construction paper and tissue paper of various colors. Double Fringe: You will need double-sided colored paper, scissors, glue, a ready-made or a do-it-yourself slotted tool, or just a wooden toothpick. Tulips: These are made with double sided decorative paper. Ornaments: Easy project made with cheap computer paper. Popup: Made with pages from a magazine. Tissue

Turtle Turtle Paper Toy Cute turtle paper toy from BEASTORY, pop its top-half open to double as a gift box. how to cut a snowflake Paper crafts: make a Panda Gift Candy Box tutorial Paper crafts: make a Panda Gift Candy Box tutorial In the summer times, let your kids make a special candy box, this crafts only needs paper Christmas craft ideas: paper snowflake flower tutorialChristmas craft ideas: paper snowflake flower tutorial Snowflake flower tutorial This snowflake is easy to do with the children. Will need: Paper, A4 or A5, scissors, glue and Christmas ornament: Paper Snowflake Tutorial Christmas ornament: Paper Snowflake Tutorial Here is a tutorial for a stunning paper snowflake that is approx. 20 inches in diameter. It's a real show stopper! Paper craft: mother’s day card and canvas Paper craft: mother's day card and canvas Whoa. Mother's Day is definitely creeping up on us. Here are a few ideas. Crafts for kids: Christmas House, recycling ideasCrafts for kids: Christmas House, recycling ideas On the eve of New Year and Christmas gift preparations, you want to share unscheduled master class, which is

Gift Ideas For Poor Souls You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.

magic wallet You will need: Card in three different colours Ruler Pencil Scissors Glue What to do 1. For the main body of the wallet, cut two rectangles 18cm x 9cm (7 x 3½ in) from one piece of coloured card. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Back to the Science Projects menu... Back to the Other Stuff projects menu... Paper Crafts : Description: So stylish, cheap and easy! Craft Link: Pretty Paper Flowers Read More: Paper Crafts or Home Description: Create cus­tom art­work for next to noth­ing with this very clear tut­or­ial. Craft Link: Paper Weaving Description: I’m crazy about this delicate paper mobile from The Red Thread. Craft Link : Geo Paper Mobile Read More : Candle Making or Paper Crafts or Home Description: In case you’re not sure what quilling is, it’s the art of rolling thin strips of paper into lovely little designs. Craft Link : DIY Quilled Chess Set Read More : Candle Making or Paper Crafts or Home Description: Jessica, from How About Orange, made these adorable candle holders using sheets of computer paper and a craft knife. Craft Link : Cut Paper Candle Holders Description : I’ve been seeing lots of ways of presenting cupcakes lately, but this cupcake stand is my absolute favorite!! Craft Link : Super Adorable Cupcake Stand Read More : Paper Crafts or Home Craft Link : Easy Tiny Envelopes Tutorial

Hair Flower 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! Every flower will turn out differently and that is part of the beauty! If you haven’t used those tea lights in a while, now’s the time! Supplies: · Synthetic Silky Fabric · Scissors · Candle (preferably a tea light) Additional supplies: · Needle and Thread, Glue Dots or Glue Gun · Buttons and/or Beads Directions: 1. Make the largest one’s diameter about half an inch larger than you want the diameter of the flower, as the petals will end up shrinking a bit. 2. You can also cut around the pattern and skip the drawing part, it just might not be as uniform . . . but with these, uniform isn’t necessary. 3. Cut just inside the drawn lines to make a circle out of the fabric. 4. Be very careful (please have adult supervision, this is rather dangerous), as it is very easy to get burnt. 5.

Marbleizing Paper « Skip To My Lou To make this fun and easy marbleized paper you will need: 1/2 tsp alum (helps paint adhere to the paper), 2 cups liquid starch, liquid acrylic paints, a long wooden skewer , a 9 X 13 pan and white copy paper cut to fit the inside your pan. You can change up the size of the pan, just keep the proportions of starch and alum the same. The starch should be 1 to 2 inches deep in your pan. Pour 2 cups of liquid starch in the pan then add 1/2 tsp alum stirring until mixed. Gently drop acrylic paint on the surface of the starch. Take the wooden skewer and drag the paint through the starch. Lay your piece of paper on top of the starch. Lift the paper out of the pan and allow the starch to drip off the paper Rinse the paper under running water removing any extra starch. After the paper has been rinsed, lay it out to dry. You may find that you can print two sheets of paper before adding more paint to the starch. Have fun! Like this: Like Loading...