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Sarah Hearts - DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial

Sarah Hearts - DIY Paper Plate Basket Tutorial
Pin It! Update:: I made a video tutorial for this DIY. Check it out below! Last night I download the July issue of Martha Stewart Living on my iPad. I didn’t get too far into the issue as I skimmed it’s pages until I fell asleep. The following directions are based on the craft from Martha Stewart. I can’t wait to serve appetizers and desserts in these! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  Papier emballages carton

Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you: blue stars (from pre-cut strips): 35cm x 1.25cmpink stars (from a magazine page): 30cm x 1cmgreen stars (scrapbook paper): 15cm x 0.6cm The finished star will be approx 1.5 x the width of your strip, so pick an appropriate size for the size of star you’d like to end up with. For the rest of this tutorial, I will be using a paper strip cut from a magazine page.

Wire & Paper Weave A Newspaper Basket Last night's project, a basket made from old newspaper. After seeing this post at CraftStylish, I was inspired to try one. Maybe I'll keep books and remote controls in it. 1. I cut the folded edge off a couple sections of newspaper and then cut those pages in half lengthwise. I used about 20 pages for this basket (about 40 strips). 2. 3. 4. 5. Read It and Weep - 16 Repurposed and Recycled Books Okay, just shoot me now and put me out of my misery! Will I never achieve such creative genius as this? Time to read it and weep...not the ugly cry - it's a happy sob (sigh)! Like this painting on a wall of books! This work is a jaw-dropping WOW for me! There are other repurposed book finds that have also caught my attention lately. Marcy Bates with Recycled Reads (also on Etsy) used to own a book store - which may be where she fine-tuned her skills of turning books into typographical works of art. I'm a huge fan of using book pages for art and illustration - and one of my favorite in this genre is Carambatack Design out of Norway. This is definitely something I would carry! You might remember these perfect little repurposed book shelves that I featured in the Repurposed DIY for Everyone post. Favorite places? You really must see the work of Littlefly to believe it. I'm also lovin' the use of books in the McNally Jackson Books bookstore (via Inhabitat). Stumble this post

DIY Paper Fruit Basket Yes, 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. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue Now that Harry Potter fever is upon us once more, I thought you would like to have a go at making some really nice Harry Potter Wands. This is such a simple but effective instructable. With a sheet of paper, some glue and a bit of paint, and about 40 minutes to spare this instructable will show you how you can make a Harry Potter type wand that would not look out of place in the film itself. I designed it and I have already made a load for my kids, even my girlfriend and her 18 year old daughter and her boyfriend wanted one each! For the frist few stages I have drawn pictures of what you have to do and then for the painting part I have taken photos to show you exactly what to do. If you like this but want more of a challenge which not try it with added magic in the instructable A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms, you get to make a wand with a UV LED at the tip that can reveal secret and otherwise invisible writing.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}

Vively Online: A Pretty Free Project - Paper Medallion Wall Hanging "If you really wanted to, we could go and purchase some of the furniture brand new, you know", said my husband, as he sees me pick up yet another project. It's true. My husband brings in over 90% of the household income, and we have learned how to make do with this arrangement. We've learned to save on somethings, and splurge on others. If we really wanted to, we could put aside money for furniture, home decorations and the "frivolous". I could annoy myself and everyone else, by saying that I'd rather spend that money on my kid's piano and martial arts lessons, but deep down I know that it's a LIE. The truth is, that when I put time and effort into something that I make, the joy (and pride?) makes me smile each time I look at it. I would have been happy to buy something like that. So, you know that High and Low comparisons that you sometimes see in magazines. I was browsing through images on google when I came across a picture of a beautiful bedroom with fur-like medallions on the wall.

How to make gift bags from newspaper When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.

sewing 101: recycled paper basket Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio. I couldn’t bear to just recycle it; it seemed to have so much crafty potential. So tasked with the challenge of creating a project to help get organized for the new year, I decided to turn that pile of paper into a woven basket. Folded into strips and edged with stitching, the paper took on a whole new quality that calls to mind upholstery webbing or even leather. Read the full how-to after the jump! Materials long lengths of paper (I used packing paper, but wallpaper scraps or gift wrap would work great, too.)sewing machineglue or hot gluepaperclips Instructions 1. Starting with a large piece of paper (mine was 30″ wide), begin folding the strips. Next, sew along one edge of the strip, about 1/8″ or so from the folded edge. Then repeat along the other edge of the strip. 2. Weave the strips together so they create a large cross shape. 3. And that’s it!

Corbeille en papier enroulé Les magazines peuvent être recyclés en corbeilles de papier enroulé. L’effet rappelle les fibres de bois concentriques ou encore le bois tourné. Avec un magazine et 1/2 litre de colle de riz, on peut fabriquer un vide-poches, une coupelle ou un pot à crayons. Il faut un magazine pour faire une coupe à fruits. Choisir un magazine au papier ni trop épais ni trop fin. Avec un pinceau, appliquer une première couche de colle sur une bande de papier. Refaire une bande de papier et l’enrouler autour du petit rondin de papier ; le cercle va peu à peu grossir. On peut varier les formes des corbeilles en enroulant la première bande de papier autour d’un morceau de carton rectangulaire.

Comment réaliser une trousse ou un sac en magazines?