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How to Make an Oversized Friendship Bracelet

How to Make an Oversized Friendship Bracelet
In case you haven't noticed, the friendship bracelet is back. And surprisingly, nothing has really changed about it. From the fashion pictures I've seen, they're the same old bracelets I wore in grade school. So, I decided it might me nice to make an oversized version of the bracelet. Instead of using the the traditional material of embroidery thread I used cotton yarn. The yarn gives the bracelet a chunkier look and it also allows you to make them much quicker. The method I'm using to make the bracelets is the exact same way I used to make them in the 5th grade. Supplies:Cotton yarn in various colorsScissors To get the correct length of string for you wrist, wrap the yarn around your wrist loosely three times and then add a couple more inches for good measure. Cut as many pieces as you wish to use. Line up all of the yarn. Tape loop down or hook it onto something to keep the bracelet from moving while you make it. Here's a close up of the knot. Related:  mamieFaire des jolies choses manuelles

make a crocheted necklace - wise craft After a busy week of deadlines, topped off with replacing a laptop after mine died (the night before one of those big deadlines), I had a nice relaxing morning yesterday, crocheting these sweet little necklaces. Trust me when I say, these are quick and easy if you have crochet experience. And fun! If you crochet a chain stitch and a slip stitch, you can make these. Materials: Size 8 pearle cotton thread Crochet hook, Size O/1.75mm (This size gave me a loose chain, which I wanted. Craft glue Seed Beads- For the light blue necklace, I used size 8 opaque butter cream luster round Japanese seed beads. Scissors 1. 2. My necklaces are both about 30" long, and through trial and error I estimated my initial crochet chain to equal about 8 chains per inch. So, to create a necklace approximately 30" long, I rounded off the number of chain stitches I would need to 250. I wanted to add 1 bead to every 10th chain stitch. 250 divided by 10 = 25 beads. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. That's it!

Crafts From The Past: Rice Bag Tote I hope you guys don't mind but I'm going to re-post one of my older crafts from when I first started blogging. I'm currently fighting a horrible flu and just don't have the energy to be crafting/writing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll be back to normal my Monday. I made this handbag out of two rice bags. Suppliestwo large rice bagsthreadrulerscissorssewing machine Here's one of the rice bags I used. Hem the top of both large pieces of plastic. For the handles cut two strips of the rice bag to 16 1/2" by 3". Center handle to wrong side of bag and pin in place. Pin right sides of bag together.

tuto du sac VVEB J'avais vu chez Fanfreluches & co un joli petit sac très mimi et facile à faire comme son nom l'indique Very Very Easy Bag !!! J'ai alors décidé de me lancer puisqu'il y avait aussi toutes les explications ! j'ai d'abord tracé puis coupé un carré de 60 X 60 cm dans deux tissus différents (mon beau tissu pour l'extérieur et un lin marron glacé pour l'intérieur) j'ai ensuite cousu 4 boutonnières en suivant le schéma de Fanfreluches et en prenant les deux épaisseurs de tissus. puis j'ai plié au bord des boutonnières ... et cousu et cela des deux côtés du sac. J'ai ensuite cousu les deux autres côtés en faisant un plus large rabat de façon à faire passer les anses du sac. J'ai glissé un ruban (environ 20 cm ) dans une des boutonnières pour le faire ressortir par l'autre ... puis j'ai froncé le tissu et noué le ruban, obtenant ainsi un côté de mon sac.J'ai fait la même chose pour l'autre côté. J'ai ensuite fabriqué les anses dans le tissu fleuri.J'ai coupé deux bandes de 1 m X 8 cm ...

des p'tits riens Kid Craft: LEGO Capes I'm pretty sure that at any given time of day, there's a LEGO or two lying out on the floor. I don't think they ever "really" get put away. So since we like LEGO's around here so much, I decided to make some accessories for them. These capes are super easy and quick to make. Here's the how-to: Cape Template Right click, copy, save, print and cut out the cape template. Cut out some felt capes with the template. Fold cape in half lengthwise and make a small slit. Embellish if you wish. La guirlande de fanions : tuto en images : Au 13 Je l'avais promis, le voilàààààààààààà ! Bon, ça aurait été bien mieux, mais vraiment bien mieux si j'avais remarqué AVANT de faire le tuto en images que mon appareil était configuré en très basse résolution. Oui ça aurait été mieux. Mais ça aurait voulu dire que j'avais parfaitement fait les choses et ça on sait bien toi et moi que c'est pas envisageable ! Donc tu prendras ce qu'il y aura, puis c'est tout. Alors c'est parti ! Pour faire ça : Il va te falloir un peu de matériel : Une machine à coudre différents coupons de tissus du biais une bonne paire de ciseaux des épingles une règle un crayon à papier une feuille A4 J'ai fais hyper simple, j'ai acheté un lot de coupon patchwork sur buttinette (pour changer !) Pour commencer, il faut "patronner" le triangle du fanion. Je sais on voit rien ! Donc explications écrites. Tu traces une ligne dans la largeur à 21cm vers le bas. Tu marques le milieu de la ligne tracée ( à 10,5cm quoi, mais tu le savais hein !) Voilààààààààààààà tu as ton fanion !

DIY Utility Rope Necklace A couple summers ago, we stocked up on brass washers to make friendship necklaces. A year later, hex nuts became short in supply thanks to the hex nut bracelet. Today we’re all about compression sleeves, which are conventionally used in plumbing but also make for the perfect component for these statement necklaces. You’ll need: Start by cutting the utility rope into 8 32 inch pieces. Keeping the compression sleeves together keep the ropes evenly bound and make sliding them on easier. Decide which sections to wrap and start at the center of the necklace. Continue to wrap the entire section. Allow to dry before trimming any excess cord. When all the sections have been wrapped, trim end ends. Using pliers, attach a larger jump ring to one end and a clasp to the other. And that’s it, your necklace is finished! Make a couple more and layer them on top of each other. (all images by HonestlyWTF)

Les t-shirts de l'été Les t-shirts de l'été Après la peinture sur tissu, les transferts au papier spécial et les customisations à base d'appliqués ; voilà une technique peu coûteuse pour personnaliser vos vêtements. Elle est de plus parfaitement adaptée aux activités estivales avec enfants. Pour décorer vos T-shirts (ou autres) il vous faudra : du papier de verre, des crayons à la cire ("pastels") du genre de ceux employés par les enfants, du sopalin et un fer à repasser. Le principe est simple et très bien expliqué en image par le tuto d'Alphamom. Pour obtenir les meilleurs résultats, et qu'ils soient durables malgré les lavages, il faut d'une part beaucoup charger le papier de verre en couleur, d'autre part préférer une marque riche en pigments plutôt qu'en cire (sans vouloir faire de pub, il semblerait que les Neocolor conviennent mieux à notre usage que le banal Crayola). A vous de mettre vos T-shirts aux couleurs de l'été ! A propos de l'auteur : papelhilo Elle aime la couleur, la récup' et le bidouillage.

Macrame - friendship-bracelets.net/macrame By Stefan. Back to Tutorials. This tutorial is supposed to teach you how to make macrame bands in different styles. Reversed half-hitches. Square knots. Hitches. Double Hitches. DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms. You’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into two 30 inch, two 20 inch and one 10 inch lengths. Center the 30 inch cord under the two middle strands. Pull tightly and slide the knot up to the top. Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right . . . To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 3-4 knots along the backside. Repeat the same step on the other cord. After sewing up both knotting cords, trim away any excess.

Flowers 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. 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. To add a little interest to my bouquet, I used a variety of yellow scrapbook papers {my favorite is that yellow dot} STEP THREE: roll your blossom start at the outside edge and coil tightly STEP FOUR: release coil

Ceiling Ficture Have you seen these amazing lamps?! A designer that has her stuff on Etsy, Allison Patrick of the 3R’s Blog (Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate – 30 projects in 30 weeks) has created some pretty cool pendant shades that are pretty representative of the beautiful shape of the artichoke. But – the shade is made of recycled pages from books and magazines! Allison’s got a pretty awesome story with her luminaire design business (which is called Zipper 8 Design, by the way) – she graduated with her Masters, and like many people, she found herself with lots of time and no job. Allison's stuff on Etsy Allison, JimOnLight.com thinks your works are awesome. Thanks Inhabitat for the original article! Like this: Like Loading... Related Allison Patrick, Designers, DIY, Fixtures, lamps, Luminaire Design, pendant, recycle, shades

A Bow In gift wrap emergencies when you've got the present but need some wrapping, here's an idea for turning a magazine page into a bow. There may be better ways to stick this thing together, but I used what I had on hand: staples and adhesive glue dots. Double stick tape or brads should work, too. Cut a magazine page lengthwise into 9 strips, 3/4" wide. Leave 3 of the strips full length. If you're using a magazine that's 10 1/2" tall, you'll end up with: 3 strips, 10 1/2" x 3/4" 3 strips, 9 1/2" x 3/4" 2 strips, 8 1/2" x 3/4" 1 strip, 3 1/2" x 3/4" Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends and staple it in the center. Layer the three longest pieces on top of each other, spacing them evenly and securing each with a glue dot. Use other papers, like a map of your city.

How to make 3D paper ball ornaments I love 3D paper things. Love. And when I saw a little picture of what appeared to be paper balls in a CB2 catalog, I thought, "I am going to make those." So the other day while Alex was writing a paper about mysterious things like polymers and flexible films and tactoids, I made a paper ball. These are made from 12 slotted flower shapes that fit together to form a sphere. Download the PDF templates here:Large ball (10")– print/cut 12 sheetsMedium ball (5")– print/cut 2 sheetsSmall ball (3")– print/cut 1 sheet Download a Silhouette .studio file here:Small ball (3")– unzip the file; cut 1 sheet. If you want to hang your ornament, you might like to add the string before assembling the ball. Use the slits to join petals together. It might be helpful to think of the first piece as the "north pole," and then add a row of five flowers encircling it. Attach the next row of five flower shapes, and finally, add the "south pole" piece to finish the globe.

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