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Knot Trivet

Knot Trivet
last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.) 2. form a loop with the right (longer) piece as shown. Related:  knotting, macrame and stringCrochet 2

How To Make A Paracord Leatherman Pouch For best results use genuine 550 Paracord. I purchase mine from supplycaptain. As with anything in life you get what you pay for, if you want your pouch to last a long time you want to have the best cord available and with suplycaptain they guarantee the quality and authenticity of their cord. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. How to make T-shirt yarn Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF

Felt Ball Garland for Christmas I meant to make a felt ball garland last Christmas but it seems lots of other folks had the same idea, because by the time I got around to ordering my supplies, they were super back-ordered so they ended up coming after Christmas. Which is perfect because I often buy things for Holidays and don't get around to making them until the next year anyway. So here it is next year... and since I already had all the supplies, I've made it! Making a garland is easy as pie (can you thread a needle?). What you'll want to know is where to get the felted balls. You can either buy them (I got some here I used the 2 cm size, spectrum and retro). Or make them. To make your own felted balls: Pull off a handful of wool roving and ball it loosely in your palm Run it under warm water and form a loose ball Add soap...enough to get a good lather (any kind will work as long as it lathers). The fibers will start to "felt" as you continue to roll while running wool under warm water and add more soap as it washes away.

an 'ordinarily extraordinary' blanket how to... for me i like to do simple crocheting projects, and this blanket could not be more simpler... i often wish i was the sort to lay out all the yarn before hand, and have some clue as to what one is aiming for. but for me that is never the case, just as when i sew i rarely know what fabrics will come into play when i begin, so it is for my crocheting. for sometime now i have been wishing to make a patchwork blanket, in my head i saw the large squares, the doilies and the edging but what i could not see was how i would attach the squares together... i wished to join them as i went along, saving me all the joining up at the end, which i'm crappity crap at, it sends me into a big bad moody person. i had little clue as to what i was doing when i started out, but i do believe the handcrafted Gods were smiling down on me. everything fell into place and i think it would be most true to say i did indeed hug myself with glee. now my blanket is complete, i have high hopes that she will become my travelling companion,

How to Make Non-Obnoxious Alphabet Magnets | {NiceGirlNotes} Okay, okay. Non-obnoxious isn’t a word. But neither is unobnoxious. Not really, anyway. I’ve come to embrace this part of my life where I have a baby and a toddler. There will be toys. A multitude of them. However, for the sake of my sanity, I try to make it look like we all share the space together – adults and tiny ankle biters – as opposed to Jack and me just unrolling sleeping bags in the middle of a Toys R Us. Enter alphabet magnets. Hard plastic. And the floor. Just kidding. But Rembot loves alphabet magnets. A win-win situation: non-obnoxious alphabet magnets. I picked up some flat wooden disks, magnet strips (these work really well, too), and rub-on letters. 1) Spray paint both sides of wooden disks. 2) Lightly spray paint one side with white spray paint. 3) Spray with blue spray paint. 4) Rub letters onto each disk. 5) Take sandpaper – or whatever this thing is called: a sponge wrapped in sandpapery goodness – and roughen up the edges. 6) Cut little magnets out of magnet strip.

Easy Paracord Drawstring Pouch First off, we'll be needing a drawstring. Take one end of your cord and wrap it around your object with about 3 inches or so extra on each end (Picture 1-2). Now holding onto that, cut that length off your 100ft of cord. Here is the first chance for you to add your own flair to this design. With that done, just slip your drawstring back onto your template! NOTE: Don't forget to burn/close the ends of your paracord! Crochet T-shirt Rug I’ve seen a lot of crocheted and woven and braided rugs out on the internet; it was even one of the first things I pinned to Pinterest, but I never got around to trying one of my own until now. I always thought it was going to be difficult, but actually, it’s really quite easy, and no fancy instructions needed! Here’s how I made my own crochet rug from repurposed t-shirts! Step 1. Step 2. The basic idea is that the shirt is already in the round, so you’re cutting a continuous strip from the bottom hem up to the armpit. Step 3. Step 4. I used the largest crochet hook I had on hand, which was a size Q and started with 6 SC in the first round, doubled it to 12 in the second round, and slowly increased by multiples of 6 beyond that. 1st round: 6 SC 2nd round: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches) 3rd round: *1 SC in next stitch, 2 SC in next stitch, repeat from * (18 stitches) 4th round: * 1 SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, repeat form * (24 stitches) and so on.

How to Make a 3d Paper Star I was in need of a star to top a rolled paper Christmas tree I am working on, so to be all matchy matchy, I made it out of paper. Book pages to be specific! Are you excited to see it? Well, it should be finished soon - just working on a few little details. All you need are a couple of paper stars and some glue. Like the pictures show, start with one star and fold it in half at each point. DIY Newspaper Basket | It was a gloomy, rainy Sunday here in Billsville, so while not ideal for an afternoon hike, absolutely perfect for a day spent inside crafting up a storm. A friend of ours had passed along a link to a DIY Newspaper Basket a few weeks ago, and I was obviously intrigued. This weekend was a great time to give it a go. I saddled up with the discarded Sunday Times, adjusted the directions slightly, and suddenly had a funky place to stash a pile of plastic bags I’ve been accumulating. Materials: Newspaper Scissors Staples or glue Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart

Recycle Reuse & Repurpose ? Glass Jar Photo Frames In South Africa, recycling is way of life that not very many people incorporate into their daily routine. Partly because we do not have the facilities or many places that offer this service, but mainly because most people are too lazy to think about what happens to their rubbish once they toss it in the bin. So instead of carelessly dumping your trash, one of the ways you can help give used things a second life, is to reuse your glass jars, and use them as novelty photo frames. You will need A selection of different shaped glass jars A bunch of your favorite photos Doom Paper Towels Scissors / cutting knife Ruler Pencil Step 1: Remove the label After speaking to several people in search for the best method to remove the gluey sticky mess left behind when attempting to soak off labels on glass jars, I have discovered the secret is… Doom. Step 2: Measure the Jar Step 4: Place photo into the jar Slightly roll the photo, with the image facing outwards, and insert it into the jar upside down.

Animated Knots Tutorials By Grog Crochet Market Tote Go green with a reusable shopping bag that you crochet yourself – Double Chain Foundation stitch construction keeps it light, compact and strong. Skill Level: Intermediate Abbreviations: ch-chain; pm- place marker; rep-repeat; rnd(s)-round(s); RS-Right Side; sc-single crochet; sl st-slip stitch; sp(s)-space(s); st(s)-stitch(es); WS-Wrong Side; yo-yarn over Size: One size: 10" (25.5 cm) wide x 12" (30.5 cm) long Materials Needed: Gauge: 9 sc & 10 rows = 4" (10 cm). Double Chain foundation (DCf): Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops. Work Double Chain foundation for 25 sts. Top Edging Rnd 1: 2 sl st in same space, 3 sc in next 13 ch-5 spaces, sc once more in last loop – 40 sc. Strap Mark 6 sts on each side of tote, making sure there are 14 sc between marked strap areas. Thread desired number of pony beads on beginning and ending tails at the base of each strap as shown on picture.

Galaxy of origami stars When my 5 yo goddaughter and I meet up, we love to hand each other our little handmade somethings. She would shower me with sweet girly drawings, scribblings, love notes, masks or a surprise “masterpiece”. Godma would usually make origami iconic symbols. Not long ago I made her a galaxy of stars, one of her favourite shapes. I have complied a list of what I had made to share with you the wonders of star origami. The names of the first 4 stars are given by me as they don’t seem to have formal titles, so I took the liberty to describe them according to what they represent to me, hence they are by no means official. 1. I like that you get 2 stars from this miraculous modular construct by Trang Chung. 1. 2. Taking a cue from Craft Ideas, I 3D-ize a cutout star like this: 1. Notes: Will need a slim tool (e.g. needle, toothpick) to prop up the triangles while gluing. 3. I like this star by Tomoko Fuse on Extreme Cards. A 5 point pentagon-shaped paper is required to make this. 4. [p.s.

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