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5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments

5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments
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holiday teacher gifts I love finding creative (and cute) ways to say thank you to the teachers and staff at the kids' school. From finding fun ways to dress up (literally) practical gifts... ... to adorable ways to house a gift ... .... to making super simple, yummy treats! Lots of teacher gift and card ideas in my new article over at Fiskars here. Adventures in garlanding « Bookity I made these map garlands as a special request for a customer and they have proved rather popular. The map colours glow in the light – all those blues and green smoosh together into something very pretty. This is the style I call ‘paper onions’. I don’t know what else to call them! These are paper hearts, strung on twine. There are eight on a string. I’d like to experiment with something other than twine though. Like this: Like Loading...

PAPER TOWEL ROLL STARS {day 8} Talk about simple upcycling! Slice up a paper towel or toilet paper roll and you’ve got yourself a glittery, star ornament! D-I-Y: Loopy Christmas Balls | Laura Wears... Country Living Halloween Spiderweb Rug Do you have your October 2011 issue of Country Living magazine yet? It’s out there, and it rocks! Just wait until you see the featured pumpkin craft. If you turn to page 55, you’ll find the spiderweb doormat I crafted. Here’s the simple step-by-step: <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4127" title="webrug4" src=" alt="" width="470" height="396" />This would make a really fun classroom or other kid’s project! Share

Rose Wreath Tutorial Thank you for all your wonderful comments about this wreath. It is a bit time consuming, but totally worth it. Supplies: 12 inch foam wreath Cardstock – I used 8.5 x 11 scissors hot glue gun spray adhesive glitter – I like Martha Stewart’s crystal fine glitter 1 1/2 yards sheer ribbon 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Email me if you have any questions and please send me a link with your wreath. Linking to: Nesting Place Series 7 - Ornament-ED Finale: Heart House Ornament I have been feeling some feelings lately. Like, feelings of well-being. Like, spontaneous-breaking-into-song-and-general-wonderfulness-type feelings. I know... It sounds pretty floofy, but I can't help it. And I can't explain it either. Before I Begin: I made two versions of this ornament. Tutorial ♥ Heart House Ornament You will need: Old greeting cards or tissue box (but I strongly recommend old greeting cards)Pair of scissorsExacto knifeCraft glueClothespins (for clamping)Pretty stringTwo wooden beads (I stole these from The Boy's stash. 2. 3. 4. 5. Don't look now, but the cute heart house is complete and ready to hang! It reminds me of a itsy garden gazebo or merry-go-round, hee hee. On that note, it is time to bid a fond farewell to this little series... Have a happy weekend.

There is a will...there is a way! Do you ever ...love at first sight? Do you have sleepless night just to think how to 'have' it? Do you ever tried 101 ways just to fulfill your desperate-want-to or must-have? I do! I saw the projects months ago...I have all the material on hand...but only one thing short... So... second alternative.... Third alternative...Finally, I started to regain my conscious. See...My way...to this beauty... Material : 1 piece of mirror 1 piece of "?" 1 piece of tin's lid - the size of the lid have to be smaller than the mirror. Pieces of old cardboard...at least 3mm thinkness Glue, Double sides tape, Glue Gun Some sequins (optional) Method :- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Making stickers out of recycled paper Making stickers out of recycled paper October 25th, 2011 I recently discovered this great tutorial by Amanda Wood on how to make lovely stickers from recycled paper. The best thing about it is that the tutorial uses one of my favourite things – envelopes with funky security patterns. How could I resist! You will need: For the glue: 6 tbsp white vinegar 4 packages of unflavoured gelatin 1 tbsp flavouring such as peppermint, lemon or vanilla extract For the stickers: foam paint brush security envelopes or other papers from the recycling bin (enough glue for about 20 envelopes) paper punch (I used a 2″ scalloped circle punch in the picture) sponge for moistening stickers First of all you need to make the glue, so bring the vinegar to boil in a small pan. If you don’t want to go to all the hassle of making glue, you could always use ‘lick n stick’ glue – it’s the stuff I use for my recycled envelopes and you can get it here.

Project: Toy Batcopter By Andrew Lewis A little while ago, I opened up a trunk that had been buried in the back of an attic for the best part of 100 years. Inside the trunk, I found a box of personal letters and family souvenirs from the early 1900s. At the bottom of the box was a plain white envelope that at first glance seemed to contain a few pieces of bamboo, tissue paper, and decayed rubber. It took me a few minutes to realize that I was looking at a very old homemade toy. The toy was made of a thin bamboo frame, with tissue paper butterfly wings and cotton-wrapped joints. The wings of the butterfly were painted with brightly colored inks, and a rudimentary bamboo propeller was fitted to the top. Materials Directions Step 1: Split the bamboo skewer in half. Step 2: Cut a 6 1/4″ length of bamboo from one of the pieces and use a needle or awl to make a hole in the middle. Step 4: Cut another 6 1/4″ length of bamboo and mark it 3/4″ from each end. Step 10: Cut some wing shapes out of black paper. Related

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs: Starbucks Inspired Christmas Ornament Wreath I wanted to share with you my most favourite wreath ever! I made this one a few years ago, after I saw similar ones in Starbucks. I remember when I saw these my heart did a little pitter patter! So I sipped my eggnog latte while I studied them very carefully, then I ran, literally ran to Michaels to buy the supplies to make one for myself! Here’s what you need:1 grapevine wreath~ 40 shatterproof ornaments in red – I used shiny, glittery and matte balls2 sizes of styrofoam balls, about 352 shades of green yarnglue gun Wrap the styrofoam balls in the yarn.Then with your glue gun, randomly glue on the balls. This is by far my most favourite wreath! Festive Linking:

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