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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.

Mother’s Day Breakfast + Free Printable May 3 Mother’s Day is on Sunday (so soon!) here is a sweet little way to personalize the breakfast in bed ritual. Materials: Printable PDF, toothpicks, glue and tape. Step One: Print out pdf and cut out the shapes. Step Two: Fill out the blank tags and glue or tape them to toothpicks to make little flags and signs. Step Three: Surprise Mom with Breakfast in Bed! Just right click on the image below to download. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Coquette: DIY Paper Hermes Kelly Bag Hermès has jumped on the DIY wagon with it's free downloadable paper Hermès Kelly bag that you can decorate yourself or choose from a variety of designed prints. (To get there, go to the Hermès homepage and click on the thumbnail in the middle that says "i want it, i'll have it!" along with the image of a blank white bag.) If you are particularly crafty, you could use the template to make your own version of the bag in fabric. Update 11/01/10: The templates are no longer available on the Hermes site. Related Coquette Posts:Fendi Paint-Your-Own Baugette Tote Source

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?

Easy Craft Ideas - Accordion Book This easy to make accordion book is a personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards. Also a fun craft idea for a gift - fill with photos, tickets, and other keepsakes and share with a special friend. Materials: Chartreuse A2 Envelopes Glue Stick Bone folder Labels Gel Pens Step-by-Step Choose your envelopes. See our How-to Video to learn about a similar accordion project.

Paper Calla Lilies DIY by Chiara Alberetti Milott Usually when I think of calla lilies, I think of plain old white ones. But there is a whole world of colored calla lilies out there. Gorgeous pinks, corals, mangos, yellows, and deep purple, even. Colors that make me want to go find gelato or sorbet right this instant. Materials needed: various colored paper, tape, stapler, hole punch, yellow crepe paper streamer, scissors. Step 1: Begin by cutting a square of paper in the shape of the top left image shown above. Step 2: Cut a 5 inch piece of crepe paper, fold it in thirds width wise, then in half length wise (I made a bunch of these all at once, production line-style). Step 3: Repeat, and staple this flower to your first flower. Step 4: Punch a hole through the leaf and flowers, for your ribbon, twine or string to go through. Step 5: Wrap your gift and tightly tie your flowers on top. You can put as many flowers on each gift as you like – check out the photos below where I went kind of nutso with the flowers!

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: How to Make a Golden Alligator Pinata Sep 9 I have a really fun pinata tutorial to share today. This is the second in the Oh Happy Day pinata series (the first is right here.) Materials: Metallic Gold Crepe paper in folds. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3: To decorate your alligator make one sided fringey garlands (which means you follow these directions but only shred one side of the strip instead of both. ) Then starting at the bottom of the alligator lay down a line of glue. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Des pyramides et des bonbons Vous aviez été nombreux à nous les réclamer, les instructions pour réaliser les superbes ballotins en papier du mariage d’Adeline et Cédric. Ils ont eu la gentillesse de prendre le temps de nous expliquer tout cela. Voici donc tout d’abord, la liste de ce qu’il vous faut prévoir pour les réaliser (ne vous en faites pas, c’est bien moins compliqué qu’il n’y paraît) : - Des carrés de papier origami choisi dans différentes teintes assorties - Un peu de colle ou d’adhésif double face - Des gommettes rondes de plusieurs couleurs (n’hésitez pas à ajouter une pointe de fluo) - Un sac de dragées blanches – Un assortiment de bonbons « à l’ancienne » - Un peu de bonbons « mimosa » - Plusieurs petits sachets en plastique On commence par la création de la pyramide, qui n’est autre qu’un pliage origami consolidé par quelques points de colle ou de ruban double-face. Votre pyramide est prête (et bien solide). Cette fois, votre première pyramide est bel et bien terminée.

DIY Easy Crepe Paper Garland This post was brought to you by T-Mobile. America’s Largest 4G Network — Now faster than ever. Click here for more details. Today I’m doing a project on how to make party decorations on a budget. Materials Needed: Crepe Paper, Thin Gauge Wire, Scissors, Wire Cutter, and String Step 1: Cut out the petals and the leaves. Step 2: Make the Flower. Step 3: Attach the flower to the string. All photos by Oh Happy Day. A special thanks to Katy Culver for assisting me today! Paper Flower Key Holder / Mark Montano Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard

Letterfu - Letter-writing without envelopes, cutting or glue Tweet Treats | Easy Crafts for Kids -- Quick Arts and Craft Ideas -- Kids' Crafts This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time weekend projects Ages all-ages Regardless of the season, this easy-to-make feeder will be appreciated by your neighborhood birds. It features seed treats to provide them extra energy--particularly suitable during the colder months of the year. What you'll need 1/4-ounce package of unflavored gelatin 2 cups of your favorite wild birdseed Three 4-inch mini bundt or fluted pans Colorful ribbon How to make it To make a batch, bring 6 tablespoons of water to a boil. Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am? Instructions: 1.

I feel melty. | Light&Spoon EDIT 11/5/2012: We are no longer selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop. We are now focusing on a new jewelry project, so please check that out and we hope you enjoy the tutorial below! Edit: We are now selling custom crayon pieces in our Etsy shop! If you have questions about commissioning your own artwork, please see the shop or email us at Here’s our contribution to the melted crayon craze on Pinterest. Anyway! He filled in in with marker, and then we taped some saran wrap around a piece of cardstock to make a run-off barrier for the top of the umbrella. We pulled out all the blues and greys from three boxes we got on sale for $2.50 each at A.C. Then it was just a matter of putting the crayons through the gun–the pretty-but-stupid impulse-buy glue gun that barely works, so I didn’t ruin my good one. The hardest part was removing the guard and fixing the wax around it. Yay! Like this: Like Loading...