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DIY Pop Up Cards

DIY Pop Up Cards
Today’s column is by Oh Happy Day contributor Michaela of Bliss! I’ve been seeing a lot of pop-up cards around the web lately, all using very intricate, sometimes complicated folding and glueing techniques. Since I’m really more of the simple-diy-lover, I’ve put together a quick and versatile pop-up card tutorial. The idea is that you can use one basic technique for an endless amount of different pop-up cards. Start with a simple card and fold it in half. Now start crafting the bits and pieces to display in your card. Stick some more balloons, or whatever it is you’re crafting, onto the flaps and voilà – you’re done. In the same way you can also create text cards (Happy Birthday), fields of flowers or rows of trees. All photos by Michaela for Oh Happy Day.

Easy Origami Fish - Origami for Kids - Easy Peasy and Fun If your kids are into origami, or are just getting started this super simple origami fish is just the project for them- just follow the step by step tutorial! We love origami for kids – they are fun, easy to make and great for younger kids as well as beginners (as they all have easy to follow instructions). *This post contains affiliate links* What you need; Square origami paper Googly Eyes (for the fun of it) Step by Step Easy Origami Fish Tutorial Start by folding a square piece of paper diagonally (both sides) and in half (one side) – crease and unfold as shown on the first image above. Hold the paper as indicated with blue spots and fold towards the center to get a triangle shape. Now hold the right bottom corner of the triangle and fold it toward the center along the crease shown on the first image above. Do the same with the other corner – we got fish tail! More Fun Origami for Kids Loved this one?

{go make me} sweet cotton panties / diy project - Go Make Me If you're like me, there's a mountain of cotton fabric scraps littering the spare bedroom that are a bit too small to sew anything significant. Here's a solution...new underwear! If you put your mind to it, you'll have a drawer full by the end of the day. (Good thought for Valentine's Day coming up soon) I've drafted a pattern for you to use (please, for personal use only!) No excuses. Download Front.pdfDownload Back.pdf Here's how You will need approximately 40cm (16") fabric, soft underwear elastic, pins, scissors, sewing machine, lace and ribbon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. * 10mm (1/2") seams have been allowed. Don't miss any Go Make Me projects, follow on Bloglovin'

krokotak | OCEAN FLOOR Collage Make this beautiful 3D ocean-floor collage: Prepare the waves background and all the boats, fish, whales and seaweed. You might need to help your child with the folding, then let him decorate them with colored pencils or felt-tip pens and glue them in place. To make the boat: To make the whale: To make the fish: DIY Dinosaur Tutorial Meet Julie the Dinosaur. I asked my husband what we should name her, and he said Julie... so Julie she is! Julie Measures 18" long from nose to tail & 10" from toes to spikes. After printing & cutting out your pattern pieces, you need to assemble them as illustrated above. Cut out fabric with a 1" hem allowance. I didn't add all the spike rings or the patch heart to the pattern because I didn't follow a pattern for them (I just cut the tie part of a fluffy robe & sewed them into 16 rings.) For the "Body" 1. You do this by placing your body piece with the front facing you, and then put your "underneath body piece" on top so that it's front is facing the front of the body piece. 2. 3. 4. For the "spikes, heart & eyes" 1. 2. Who's cuter? "Mommy, stop taking pictures of the dinosaur and pay attention to the real cutie here!" " She said what?!" A little tired of all these pictures..... Thanks for stopping by! The End. :)

Ghost treat boxes By Kate on September 28, 2012 Just a bit of housekeeping before I begin. I have been making a few changes to the layout of the site so, if this page looks odd, right-click and select reload. I saw these ghost milk bottles and thought they were very cute and easy…however I couldn’t get hold of little milk bottles so made some milk cartons instead which I’m going to stuff with Halloween goodies for the kids (& my hubby!). There are seven simple designs in all (including a few pac-man inspired ones) so you can print out your favourite one/s. You will need: // White paper or thin card // Glue stick or double sided tape // Scissors // Something to score your paper with. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. - Cut along solid lines - Score and fold along dotted lines Hope you all have a fab weekend ^_^

Mr Printables Blog - 26/29 - This giveaway is now closed. With 4th of July approaching fast, we have this super cute giveaway, handpicked for your party by our fab sponsor Jennifer of Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supplies on Etsy. There’s also a special 15% discount for all our readers, using the coupon code below. Jennifer’s shop was named after her grandmma Estelle who ‘never skimped on decorations, favors or elaborate cakes’ and is just full of pretty retro supplies that will seriously enhance the cute factor of your baked treats. We’ve teamed up with her to bring some 4th of July treats to you! Jennifer put these items together for the lucky winner. The prize will be (as shown in the photo above): flag cookie cutterstar cookie cutterred food coloring24 straws (red stripe and stars)50 cupcake liners (red gingham and blue polka dot)2 ounces of red, white and blue star quin sprinkles To enter to win all these, simply comment below about what you’re planning to do this 4th of July. And there’s more! Good luck everyone!

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