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Handmade Fabric Origami, Origamis with Fabric | Handmade Jewlery, Bags, Clothing, Art, Crafts, Craft Ideas, Arts and Crafts Blog Since most of the handmade goods are one-of-a-kind and made in small quantities, I do not have to worry about having a friend show up to my party with the same dress I am wearing. Random Facts About You? 1) I am a fabric maniac 2) I love folding Origami 3) I make a mess all over the house with my craft habit, but the outcomes are totally worth the mess!!! 4) I spend all my time feeding my craft addition. What got you started crafting? I have been making small things out of fabric as long as I remember. What is your source of inspiration? I grew up around my mom's sweat shop back in burma. What have you made recently? I have made a tsumami kanzashi using silk and cotton fabric. Where do you sell your crafts presently? I started my etsy store in december. Why are handmade crafts important to you? Growing up in a sweat shop, I have seen how mass producing co-operates can influence in factory worker's everyday life. Lack of quality in mass producing market is always a frustrating thing.

"The Kurtz Corner": Cupcake Christmas Ornaments It's is my absolute favorite time of the year! Time to dust off your jingle bells, pour yourself some peppermint hot coco and make something for Christmas! I always loved making Christmas ornaments as a kid, and well, I still do! Cupcake Supplies: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Step 1 Remove the ornament hanger Step 2 Hot glue your ornament into the cupcake liner, top side down Step 3 Hot glue all around so that the liner is secure Step 4 Create a Mod Podge/glitter mixture and paint onto your ornament Step 5 Sprinkle on some dry glitter and tap off any excess Step 6 Insert your ornament hanger into your "cherry" (Styrofoam works best) Step 7 Allow your ornament to fully dry and then hot glue on your "cherry" You're done! These are really fun and easy to make!

Magic Boxes Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Here are a few that I’ve made.

5 Button Christmas Ornament Projects » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: buttons, Roundup, Christmas, ornaments Christmas Buttons. So sweet and colorful, they're just aching to be turned into Christmas ornaments. The one pictured above is from Leslie Ashe. These next ones are perfect for a table top tree. See: This snowflake ornament is made with using a wire coat hanger. This button wreath is a Martha creation: And, finally, Penelope was inspired by Martha's wreath to make this little button tree. If you're interested in more DIY ornament ideas, check out our roundup: 18 DIY Christmas Ornaments to Make This Season Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas? Tagged : buttons, Roundup, Christmas, ornaments, How-To, DIY

3D Paper Owl The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl. Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! This 3D paper owl art project is for you and your crafty older kids, say around 11-ish years and up, who can wield a pair of scissors, handle smallish pieces and follow placement instructions carefully. Moms: You can definitely young this down by cutting out the shapes for younger kids, and skipping the pop dots and folding. Alrighty young crafters, here’s what you will need to make the nighttime owl pictured above: my PDF download with all the pattern pieces (get it here)printerrulerclear tapebutter knife for scoring8.5 x 11 piece of poster board (you can cut one from a larger piece)8.5 x 11 inch heavy scrapbooking paper in the following colors: orange, brown, dark teal, black, light brown, red, and yellow. Got all that together?

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Trees I’m not a big fan of red and green. Like the red red and the kelly green. Blech. (No offense to you red + green lovers. Gather your materials: • Two Styrofoam cone forms of different heights. Excuse the mess - there were multiple projects in progress. Start by tracing and cutting out your template petal on your scrap of cardboard. For a break in between the monotonous cutting, you can start to apply the petals to your cone form. Start from the base of your cone and work your way up in overlapping rows. All done! Wind Up Paper Butterflies I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! One year, when I was maybe 10 or 11, she sent me another card—and when I opened it up, a paper butterfly fluttered out of the card. I made my butterflies into Monarchs, but you could use different materials to create any sort of colorful butterfly. Materials: You’ll need heavy cardstock, 24 gauge wire, silicone rubber bands (I found mine in the hair aisle at Walgreens) needle-nose pliers, scissors, tape, a paintbrush, a black marker, and a white ink pen. Step 1: Measure and cut your wire. Step 2: Find the center of the longer wire. Step 5: Find the center of the shorter wire, and wrap it around the base of the paintbrush.

Wire & Paper Paper Flowers Here’s a lovely assortment of paper flowers to make, I’ve organized them in a few sections for easier browsing: Bouquets & Centerpieces, Tissue Paper, Crepe, Origami and the rest under general tutorials. Many of these have free templates to download and most are surprisingly easy to make! I’ve also compiled a vintage booklet into a pdf tutorial that you can download. It shows step-by-step how to make crepe flowers (includes images). Just click the banner to the right to grab a copy for yourself. Ready to see what’s available from around the net? Stained Glass Style: Made with black construction paper and tissue paper of various colors. Double Fringe: You will need double-sided colored paper, scissors, glue, a ready-made or a do-it-yourself slotted tool, or just a wooden toothpick. Tulips: These are made with double sided decorative paper. Ornaments: Easy project made with cheap computer paper. Tissue

Paper Flower Key Holder Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. 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

Origami Box I came across a tutorial for this origami box yesterday and couldn’t resist folding it immediately! It’s not like any other box I’ve folded before, it appears to be a rectangular box from outside but when you open it up there is another box inside – a square one! It also has a lid which closes down very tightly. The box is made out of a single square sheet of paper without scissors or glue. A sheet of scrapbooking paper will be probably the best choice for this box. Description UPDATE from 13.09.2013: As it turns out, you can make this box not only from a square but from a rectangular sheet, too! Oh, and just a small piece of advice - on the first step don’t crease the sheet in half all the way from edge to edge, just make a short pinch somewhere in the middle. A box folded from a letter-sized sheet: Tags: Akiko Yamanashi, Box, Carla Onishi