Toiletpaper Roll Bird Feeders I remember being in Brownies and making these peanut butter bird feeders. I knew that I wanted the girls to have the same sweet experience, so I figured I would wait for the Spring to make these homemade bird feeders. What?? What until Spring? It dawned on me that it is bird feeding month and these poor creatures could use some food NOW!! So here is Audrey's birdfeeder. Spread on your peanut butter. Roll it in birdseed Just for fun, pat it on:) Hang it on a tree branch. Take out your binoculars and watch those hungry birds fill their bellies during these winter months! If you look really close, you can see our first customer!!
A Wallet I've had so many great comments about my new pretty wallet that I wanted to do a tutorial for all of you that would like to make one of your own. Thanks SO much for all of your sweet words. They mean so much to me. Here is what you will need: Outside fabric 9 x 14 inches Front flap 9 x 7 1/2 inches Inside pockets 9 x 14 inches Interfacing (half the size of the outside and flap fabric) Button Hair tie Take your outside piece (9x14), and your front flap piece(9x7 1/2) and fold in half. Take your flap piece, and sew your button on to the side with your interfacing. Take your large piece for your pocket, and fold to make your card holder slots. Here are the sizes of mine. Now you are ready to put it together. Next you will lay your pocket fabric down, with pockets face down, on top of the back of your flap piece. Lastly, lay the other side of your outside fabric piece right side down. Flip your fabric right side out now. Insert your stuff and your done! And that's it! Have a great night!
Universal lamp shade polygon building kit I saw a lampshade made out of the shape below at a friend's house, so I traced the shape and made my own. the lamp i saw used thin plastic for the pieces. I believe the original design for this lamp was done over 30 years ago by the firm Iqlight, they sell pre-cut parts in case you do not want to make the parts yourself. Below is the shape as an image, and i've also attached a DXF file. You will need sheets of paper or plastic that allow light to get through. The stiffness of your material determines how large your pieces can be - stiffer material for larger pieces and larger lamps, thinner material for smaller pieces and smaller lamps. You will need a lamp fixture - just a raw socket on a cord. I experimented with a number of different plastics and sizes for the parts, here are my results: - HDPE: works well, looks good, cheap and easy to get. - Vinyl: I did not try it, probably want to use thicker pieces since it is not very stiff. but you can use colors! Where to get it:
Filing Fabric & A Fabric Organization Round-Up — the thinking closet In case you missed it, here’s my fabric organization solution that I shared at Made with Hugs & Kisses a few weeks ago…plus 15 other ideas to suit your fancy. When Hannah generously invited me to be a part of her “Spring Clean Your Sewing Space” series, I leapt at the opportunity to join in on the fun. In fact, it was just the motivation I needed to come up with a new organization system for my fabric. But how to solve my problem? I stared. That’s right. I had seen it done before by the amazing Karen from Sew Many Ways… ..and I knew our file cabinet needed some major spring cleaning anyway, so I cleared out the bottom drawer and set to work. I used acid-free Pendaflex file folders that I already had on hand, cut them down the middle, draped my folded fabric over top, and loaded up my bottom drawer with files of fabric. Of course, I had to organize them in ROYGBIV order…. Pretty nifty, huh? Isn’t this hutch just gorgeous with the colorful stacks of fabric and mini suitcases? Featured on:
Abstract Doodles Here are some more fun abstract doodles to print out and enjoy. They are great fun for people of all ages and work well at school and home. Just find the picture you like, click on it, download and print. Have fun coloring! This is page 2 of abstract coloring pages. If you love these fun abstract doodles, there are so many more to print out and enjoy. They work great at home as well as school. I think everybody will enjoy my pictures, from small children to the young at heart. If you have any suggestions or requests feel free to contact me. Return from Abstract Doodles to Coloring Pages Bible Verses Coloring PagesCircles Coloring PagesCountries Coloring PagesLandscape Coloring Art Ebook I love providing free coloring pages for all of you and am always trying to add more, along with activity printables and Ebooks of all kinds.
Vintage Brooch Necklace! Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace! Gorgeous for the Holidays!!! Here's Anthro's Majorelle Necklace. I don't know what original cost was...because they are SOLD OUT! But they are on ebay for about $70 Here's how to get the look for less! You will need: *twisted rope cord (mine is a champagne color) *pinch bails/end caps and a lobster clasp *3 brooches or jewels of some kind *E6000 glue *Pearl Strand (optional) I had everything on hand! Wrap tape around your rope before cutting to desired length. Mine's 16 inches. Cut in the center of the tape to prevent fraying. Because my rope wasn't as thick as the Anthro rope...I used a string of pearls to add awesome. I tied the string of pearls off at the top. Then twisted around the rope. Like this... I set the brooches on the rope just to see if it was good or not. I used pinch bails on the ends...because that is what I had. The necklace part is finished! Set your necklace on a surface that is flexible, in case it gets glue on it. Done! Gorgeous!
07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012 I played with shrink plastic in the toaster oven last night to make some fun typographic pendants. I used white shrink film sheets made by Grafix, purchased at a local craft store. (Rumor has it that Shrinky Dink brand plastic is a little better, especially if you plan to make larger items. It curls less. But Grafix worked just fine for this.) How to make your own pendants: Print out images to trace onto plastic. With a pencil, trace shapes onto the shrink film. Cut out the holes in the shapes with an X-Acto knife and trim the outer edges with a scissors. Erase any pencil lines from the edges or they'll be baked on. Following the instructions on your film package, bake the pieces in a conventional oven or toaster oven. Add a jump ring and chain, and you're all set.
Passport Art on the Cheap As you know, I have travel on the brain. So I got to thinking how I incorporate some momento of our trips into our home. We're notoriously bad souvenir shoppers so it couldn't be tchotckes. This is a re-interpretation of that concept but on a much smaller (and more diy friendly) scale using the "art" found inside the pages of a passport. First off, I purchased some 6x6 wooden panels from an art supply store. Opened my quart of trusty gold paint and applied to the sides... Allowed to dry... Trolling our passports for worthy stamps, I realized that I didn't have one from Paris!! Moving on, I had just 8 stamps that fit the following requirements: Worthy location, a good trip we took together, semi-legible and attractive. Enlarged the images to suit the size of the panels. Cut the prints down to a size slightly larger than needed. Coated the reverse side of the paper with spray adhesive. Laid the paper on top of the wood and pressed down all over. Flip the whole thing over.
How to make Sky Lanterns | AditiOdyssey Lovely Illustration by Tuhin Paul We made sky lanterns to celebrate “Diwali”, a festival of lights in India. You can find the step-by-step tutorial here:Step 1: Make Paper Balloon The paper balloon is made using rice papers,butter paper, kite paper or tracing paper. Butter paper works best as it has good tensile strength which prevents the paper from tearing and is easy to handle. While sticking the sides of the butter paper make sure you stick it properly so that the hot air could not escape from it.Step 2: Making the rim of the balloon The open end of the balloon is stuck with a bamboo ring to attache the fuel. Step 3: Making the Fuel For making the fuel of Sky lantern, you need wax and napkin papers. Step 4: Attaching the fuel The wire used must not be very thick otherwise it may increase the weight of the sky lantern, also it should not be very thin otherwise it would melt with the heat. Make lots of them and launch them together, sky lanterns when launched looks visually stunning.
Fold Over Clutch Fold over clutches are super popular right now. I whipped this one up in about 30 minutes. There are tons of tutorials out there on how to make pouches. This is basically the same thing, just make it a little longer for the fold over part. I got the lace separately from the black fabric and sewed them together. I love the chunky gold zipper! I love a quick and easy sewing project! Linking Up To These Parties: Monday- Skip to my LouEmbellishing LifeCraft-O-ManiacIts So Very CheriMaking the World CuterC.R.A.F.T.The Girl Creative Tuesday- Sugar Bee CraftsTopsy Turvy CakesNight Owl CraftingA Diamond in the StuffHome Stories A to ZToday's Creative BlogFunky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday- Trendy TreehouseFireflies & JellybeansSaturday MorningsThursday- Somewhat SimplePaisley PassionsWhat Allie's Making NowChristina's AdventuresHouse of Hepworths Friday- Sassy SitesFingerprints on the FridgeTatertots and JelloChic on a Shoestring Decorating Sunday- Under the Table and DreamingI Heart Nap Time
Using Silicone Caulk as a Mold Material - Hypertufa Forum I was reading the back posts and saw that some of you have been using silicone caulk for making molds. I have been working with a variety of silicones for some time and thought I'd post some information that might be helpful. There are three basic types of silicone. The first two are two-part silicones which must be measured and mixed just prior to use. 1) Platinum cure (addition) silicones are extremely pure and can produce extremely accurate molds that last indefinately. 2) Tin cure (condensation) silicones are commonly used as a mold making material for art and industry. 3) The remaining class is one-part, self curing silicones like caulking and aquarium sealant. The biggest problems with using silicone caulking for molds is that it is rather thick and easily traps air, and that it will not cure properly in very thick applications. The reason they won't cure in thick layers is that they require the moisture in air to cure. I personally like dry mold releases rather than greasy ones.