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How to Make ... Washi Tape!

How to Make ... Washi Tape!
Are you like me and just can't bring yourself to spend a lot of money on things that even though they are really pretty, will probably just sit there for ages without use? I've always loved the look of washi tape but find it so expensive and hard to justify. So, I decided to get creative and make my own.. All you need is some double sided tape and tissue paper! Too easy!

Wishy Washi Tape — Home Online magazine en daily blog voor creatieve en stijlvolle ouders, shopgids met de leukste webshops voor kinderen. Als je iets te vieren hebt zijn pompoms een snelle, leuke en feestelijke aankleding voor je huis. Wat heb je nodig? schaarzijdepapierijzerdraad (of ander touw) Hoe ga je te werk? Verzamel je benodigdhedenLeg minimaal 8 velletjes zijdepapier op elkaar (knip eventueel het formaat van de gewenste pompom, de doorsnede van je pompom wordt iets kleiner omdat je de uiteinden afrond)Vouw alle blaadjes als geheel in zigzagZet je blaadjes precies in het midden vast met een ijzerdraadje (of ander touw)Rond de uiteinden af of knip ze in een puntTrek nu heel voorzichtig (zijdepapier scheurt snel!) TIP: Heb je geen tijd?

D.I.Y. Curls: How To Rag Roll Your Hair I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Have fun styling!

Crown Hill: Friendship Ear Buds I first saw this idea on pinterest, and loved the look! Anie, of SassyBudsz, has opened an etsy shop selling friendship ear buds. Check out her shop here. SassyBudsz also has a blog and a facebook page. This craft brought me back to making friendship bracelets on warm, sunny days at family camp. All you really need is some string, and ear buds. To get started: tie the string onto the end of the cord with a knot. Step 1: Bring the string under the ear bud cord leaving a loop on the right for your hand to fit through. Step 2: Reach through the loop, grab the ball of string, and pull it through. Step 3: Pull the string tight against the cord, as you can see in the next two pictures: It's as easy as that! Here are the multi-colored Sassy Budsz that Anie sent me in the mail.

D-I-Y: Loopy Christmas Balls | Laura Wears... Japanese Washi Tapes,Washi Tape, MT Masking Tapes for Card Crafts guest post: yellowtrace Posted by my illustrious guest blogger //// 40 Comments Hello everyone! My name is Dana and I am an interior designer who lives and works in Sydney, Australia. I nearly fell of my chair with excitement when Victoria asked me if I would be interested in doing a guest post on her beautiful blog. My response was something along the lines of – “Are you kidding me?! Apart from being an interior designer and a wife to the most amazing person in the world, I also write a blog called yellowtrace, which is a little online space where I share my love for great design and clever people. Lights, trays & side tables by barnabeifreeman. Today’s post is about my love of lace and lace motifs. Vixen “Vintage Lace” & barnabeibreeman “Folk” rugs from Designer Rugs. Strangely enough – my home and my work are almost entirely devoid of lace. Art by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos via busy being fabulous. “A World Wide Web” and “The 26,000″ Installations by Shane Walter. Stencil art via designboom.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Fun, quick, and cute! UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with twice as many bright, clear photos and more detailed instructions and it is available as a pattern in my pattern shop. First, download the pattern template HERE. Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab Cut from lining fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles Cut from batting (or medium weight interfacing, if you prefer): 1 circle 2 half circles You will also need a 1″ wide nylon 5″ or longer zipper. Place one lining half circle right side up and place the zipper right side up on top.

DIY Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap When I was wandering through the dollar store the other day I came across this super amazing wood-grain contact paper. and was completely smitten! I knew I needed to find something to cover it with - pronto! Enter, my lapytop. So, I had plenty of photos of the entire process, but my camera is also an old and quirky beast and has taken to randomly deleting photos, which it decided to do half-way through the whole DIY process, so sorry! So, to start, go ahead and power off your laptop and take out the battery so you're free to work on it without any worries. Now, unroll your contact paper, and lay your computer on top with the grain going wichever way you want, then cut around it, leaving a large boreder on all sides (you'll trim it down later). Now, you can decide what you'd like to do about the logo on your cover. After you cafefully remove the backing, lay it gently on top of your laptop, careful to line-up where your logo cut-out is, and smooth the contact paper out.

Making stickers out of recycled paper Making stickers out of recycled paper October 25th, 2011 I recently discovered this great tutorial by Amanda Wood on how to make lovely stickers from recycled paper. The best thing about it is that the tutorial uses one of my favourite things – envelopes with funky security patterns. How could I resist! You will need: For the glue: 6 tbsp white vinegar 4 packages of unflavoured gelatin 1 tbsp flavouring such as peppermint, lemon or vanilla extract For the stickers: foam paint brush security envelopes or other papers from the recycling bin (enough glue for about 20 envelopes) paper punch (I used a 2″ scalloped circle punch in the picture) sponge for moistening stickers First of all you need to make the glue, so bring the vinegar to boil in a small pan. If you don’t want to go to all the hassle of making glue, you could always use ‘lick n stick’ glue – it’s the stuff I use for my recycled envelopes and you can get it here.

DIY Washi Tape Laptop Keyboard | her new leaf Look whose little old MacBook got a facelift this weekend! I spotted this idea from minifanfan on Making It Lovely last week and just had to give it my own spin. I purchased my Japanese washi tape from Le Box Boutique on Etsy. There are hundreds of washi tape sellers but I chose Le Box because they allow you to purchase tape by the foot rather than having to purchase the entire roll. I chose these ten patterns but only ended up using eight of them on my keyboard. I first thoroughly cleaned my keyboard with rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt or oil that might keep the tape from sticking. I originally wanted to do all the keys, including the small keys in the top row, but the tape seemed to have a harder time sticking to the small keys. This project was a bit tedious but simple – perfect for a few hours in front of the tv. What do you think? Tagged as: craft, diy, tutorial

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012 I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment). I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^ While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!

Candy Cane Marbled Monogram Ornaments I recently saw a marbleized nail technique on Pinterest and was so inspired to try it. After several attempts I finally got the nail technique down and decided to do something more unique with it. Taking the glass ornaments that I purchased from Michaels, I created a water marble ornament. I also created a monogrammed marbleized image by cutting out the letter A from a sticker (you could user painters tape, I just had this sticker on hand) with an Exacto knife. Check out my latest post on making a heart shaped marble pattern: Ornament Video Tutorial Water Marble Nail Video Tutorial DIY Wrap Headphones | I got the idea to make these from the DIY wrap bracelets I made a little while ago. These headphones were all white before, and since I had the coloured string left over from the bracelet tutorial, I decided to try it! To start off, take the string and tie a knot with it around one of the wires. You can use one colour, or as many colours as you want. Once you have the knot set, start wrapping. Make sure you have a lot of string because you don’t want to run out halfway down the wire and have to tie another knot and start over again. If you want, you can add beads along the way to jazz it up a bit. I thought these turned out pretty good, but I didn’t like the look of the knots all over the headphones. Let me know if you are going to try this! Like this: Like Loading...