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Paper gems

Paper gems
This has got to be one of my favourite projects to date…which is a good job because I nearly broke my brain putting the templates together!! I’m not so good at maths and figuring out angles (my lovely Mum is a retired maths teacher so I should know better!). By the way this project is quite fiddly so more aimed at grown-ups or older kids. My paper gems were very influenced by these wonderful crayons (via Deborah’s Pinterest board). You can use these paper gems as hanging decorations (for your Christmas tree) or you can incorporate them into a mobile or garland. I would love to make about a hundred and string them up in front of my window…however there is a limit to my patience!! If you spray them lightly on one side they look very pretty and a bit more crystal-like! If you love crystals and gems as much as I do then check out these cool projects: Home-made rock candyHome grown geodes Edited to add: Check out this great advent calendar idea using my paper gems. How-to 1. !!! !!

Figurines en papier des personnages d’Arrested Development Kyle Hilton a créé une série d’illustrations des personnages de la série Arrested Development en poupées de papier à habiller avec des accessoires. Vous pouvez aussi les télécharger en pdf sur son site pour les imprimer. Knitting Crochet Sewing Crafts Patterns and Ideas! DIY: Pixel Painting October 5th, 2011 The other day while editing some of my Iceland photos I accidentally scaled a photo down to 15 pixels wide instead of 1500 pixels wide, and I liked what I saw. Just a few blocks of color were able to maintain the mood of the photograph even though the details were completely lost. Before I knew it I was getting out my watercolors. This project is simple, but if you hate tedium you might want to skip it. You’ll need: digital photographphoto editing software basic math skillsrulerpencilwatercolor papersquare tip watercolor paintbrushwatercolors How to: First, open the photo you want to work with in Photoshop (or your preferred photo editing program). This is where you need your math skills. Grab your paints and paint brush. After a few hours of painting squares your eyes might start to cross, but don’t stop! What do you think?

Noël pour les enfants : activités, jeux, bricolages et coloriages Tu peux aussi te promener dans les activités de Noël pour choisir ce que tu as envie de faire : Ici, tu pourras trouver plein de coloriages de Noël Tu as envie de chanter ? Ca tombe bien ! Jeux en ligne ou à imprimer pour Noël, c'est par ici ! Si tu aimes bricoler, tu peux aussi visiter notre coin bricolages Tu préfères cuisiner? Pour imprimer une liste au Père Noël, des étiquettes ou des décorations : le coin imprimerie Pour décorer ton ordinateur, viens faire un tour dans les fonds d'écran Une page pour ceux qui veulent télécharger des polices pour écrire avec de jolies lettres Pour les petits curieux : les traditions de Noël en Europe et mieux connaître le Pôle Nord Et pour tester tes connaissances, viens faire notre quiz pour Noël, un autre sur l'hiver, un sur la banquise et un dernier sur Noël Et si tu n'as pas trouvé ton bonheur, je te propose une sélection de livres pour Noël, des liens vers des histoires de Nöel et vers d'autres sites. Bonne visite !

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Kit Ciel Étoilé, Générateur Lumière Led - Tout pour votre éclairage - Mon Ciel Etoilé, Excellence de l'éclairage par fibre optique Boules de Noël maison Mon paquet a bien été livré, alors je peux maintenant vous présenter ce que j'ai réalisé pour ma binôme Manou pour notre Swap ficelle lancé par ma copine Titbelette !!! Voici des boules de Noël maison, réalisées en ficelle bien sur hihihi : Et vous vous demandez surement si c'est solide ou pas au touché ? Technique : Gonflez un ballon de baudruche de la taille souhaitée pour votre boule. Le ballon de baudruche se dégonfle tout seul normalment, sinon aidez le (une fois la ficelle sèche et dure) en le piquant avec une aiguille ! Pour ma part, j'ai utilisé une bombe de peinture chromé argenté et j'ai glissé des décorations (feutrine découpée, guirlande étoilée) à l'intérieur ! Et voilou !

DIY Bell Bottoms Some say that the comeback of the flare & wide leg denim trend marks the death of the skinny jean. Although I’m not ready to retire all of my skinnies just yet, I’m more than happy to lend a couple of pairs for the sake of an HonestlyWTF DIY. With denim scrap I saved when making some denim cut-offs last summer, we’ll show you how to upcycle a pair of skinny jeans into a pair of bell bottoms! Start by opening up the outer seams of each leg with the seam ripper. Fold the the scrap denim or fabric in half lengthwise and draw a diagonal line measuring the length of the open seam plus 2 inches. Pin one side of the triangular panel to an open seam. Your bell bottoms are finished! (top image via Jak&Jil, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Cookie Cutter Soaps Tired of the same old soap molds? Get creative with cookie cutters! You Will Need: Instructions: 1. Melt your white soap base in the microwave, add your fragrance, and fill your cookie sheet about halfway. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. DIY Pom Poms If you don’t absolutely love pom poms or haven’t ever considered making them yourself, perhaps we can sway you after this week’s DIY. We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventional method. You will need a few skeins of yarn, a Clover Pom Pom Maker and a pair of scissors. The Clover Pom Pom Maker separates the process into two halves; you’ll start the first half of the pom pom by cutting about 7 yards of yarn. A time saving trick is to double it up twice, so you are working with 4 strands at one time. Because time is money, right? We must warn you that this process is quite addicting and you really can’t stop at just one. (all images by Honestly…WTF)

Galletita de Jengibre: Corkers - Animales de corcho Hace tiempo vi: Corkers una colección de animales realizada a partir de los corchos de las botellas. La idea me pareció genial para reciclar. Ayer encontré un corcho en la cocina y lo primero que se me vino a la mente, fue hacer uno de estos animales. Basándome en la forma del corcho que encontré y los accesorios que podía utilizar, decidí hacer el conejo.Materiales:Corcho.Alfileres de cabeza redonda negro y blanco.Alfileres planos.Microporoso o Cartulina.Mini pom pom, o un poco de algodón.Clips ( de preferencia blanco).Alicate, tijera, pegamento, pintura blanca (opcional). Lo primero que hice fue cortar los alfileres de cabeza redonda (son muy largos y traspasan el corcho). Luego los colocan en el corcho, en la parte superior y ancha, porque serán los ojos. El alfiler de bolita blanca sirve para colocar el mini pom pom, que será la cola. Corté el microporoso para formar las orejas y los brazos. El alfiler plano me sirvió para colocar los brazos. Las patitas las hice con clips. Y así quedo :D

the Circle Skirt I used to think that a gathered skirt was the easiest skirt to sew. But I may have changed my tune. A circle skirt is possibly even easier!….especially if you leave the elastic exposed. If you’ve ever made a poodle skirt before, it’s the same concept. Your fabric is cut in a circle, like a donut. Once you’ve created your pattern, you can whip up 4 skirts in an hour! Okay, let’s get started. What you need (for a little girl’s skirt): * about 1 yard of fabric* appx 3/4 yard of 2-inch wide elastic FABRICS to use:* Rayon* Polyester Charmuese* Simple Cotton* Thin Corduroy* Lightweight WoolMany fabrics will work for this project. ELASTIC:Wide elastic from fabric stores typically comes 2 inches or 3 inches wide; white or black in color. If you’d like to add a colorful twist to your skirt, check out our easy Tutorial for Dyeing Elastic HERE. Measure around your waist. PATTERN:This requires a bit of geometry but don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you. draw another 1/4 circle: Like this: Try it on,

life in general: yarn bowls Okay, here's how it goes. It's super easy and just a little bit messy. ;) Supplies: yarn + glue + bowl Prep: Cover a bowl with plastic wrap. Or use a balloon as your form. Method: Dip yarn into glue. *Once the bowls were constructed I considered brushing on some liquid starch (just to help stiffen the yarn) but I didn't get around to it. The kids had a fun time with this project. The other two needed help from time to time. The other one loved the project, repeatedly complimented everyone's "awesome" bowls, and made a good effort until she ran out of steam and I finished the bowl. Bottom line . . . it kept them busy for an hour, yes there was lots of hand-washing and wiping but the mess was contained to 1/2 of the dining table (not too bad), and they all ended with a project they were proud of.

Body Butter Recipe *Because of the popularity of this recipe on pinterest, I am getting many, many questions that are more suited for an expert. This is a raw food site, this was my first attempt at body butter, it worked better than I could have hoped for and if you make this recipe as stated, it will work great for you too!! I am sorry but I can’t answer the technical questions. Cheers!* I made my first batch of body butter today. I love creamy body butters. We often forget that our skin is the largest organ on our body and absorbs what we put on it. I called my friend Jen Vertanen, who writes the blog, “The Wholehearted Life”, knowing that she has spent years playing with recipes for home made soaps and lotions and asked her opinion on ingredients. I measured out shea butter (I use this shea butter: organic raw shea butter and coconut oil for the solid, and melted them in my home-made double boiler. I wanted to use rosemary as one of my scents. A few people have asked about jars. Body Butter 1. 2. 4. 4.

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