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How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament

How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament
When I was in Thailand, I would see the local people weave palm leaves into beautiful bowls, fans, balls and other amazing things. I asked my aunt if she knew how to make these things and she gave me a book that was all in Thai. I don't know how to read Thai, I can barely speak it. Part 1 (Four strand braid) Part 2 (Paper weaving)

Origami Star Happy Birthday Bunting I think my mom loves my blog. She's never actually seen it, but I think she loves it because all of my old belongings (what she would call junk) that have been stored in her garage is slowly being transported to my house. This "junk", crafts that I made in high school and college, has found new life with my blog. Avery's birthday was earlier this month and the stars would make the perfect birthday bunting. Here is a video tutorial on how to fold paper stars.

Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit

How to Fold Glass-like Origami Cranes When I was a nine years old, my cousin told me that anyone who folds a thousand cranes would get one wish. Foolish as I was, I sat in my room for countless weekends folding paper cranes. What was I going to wish for? A childhood crush to reciprocate his feelings. Instead of using origami paper, I used a piece of cellophane packaging from a greeting card. Stay tuned for the stars cellophane tutorial.

Scratch-Off Save-the-Date You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck. After scraping off the paint with a penny, they'll hit the jackpot: your wedding date! Tools and Materials White card stock Fine-tip pen or marker Clear packing tape Freezer paper Metallic acrylic paint Liquid dishwashing soap Foam brush Craft knifePennies A2 or 4-bar envelopes Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To Download our PDF file and replace the placeholder text with your own (you only need to do this in one box; the form will automatically fill in the rest). Note: A card backed with decorative paper will fit in a size A2 envelope. happy-anniversary Today is my anniversary with my wonderful husband. I can't believe another year has flown by! The reason I'm bringing this up on the blog though is because my anniversary gift to him last year was the straw that broke the camel's back; it was the first project I used Mod Podge to make since high school. It's also the first project that got me into the blogging world. As you can see, it's been a slippery slope! One year ago.... Chris and I had been saving all of our wine labels in a book from that first year of marriage, and about a month before our anniversary, I got the bright idea to decoupage them into a piece of wall art to hang above our couch. So I ordered a plain canvas online, a 30"x30" canvas. Well, because of my poor planning, I was only able to tell my husband about his gift, I had nothing to show him yet. If you're interested in seeing the step-by-step for the wine label project, I do go through the whole process in the old blog.

DIY 52 Things I Love About You Posted July 1, 2011 | 64 Comments Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend. Read on to see this fun project + get inspired to make your own! This ’52 Things I Love About You’ craft (and images) are via Craftster (spotted here) and the supplies are easy to find: supplies o one deck of cards o binder rings o standard hole punch o scrabble tiles (just two – one for each of your initials) o printer + printer paper o scissors o glue how-to Simply type up the 52 things you love about your gift recipient, print them out onto paper, cut ‘em out, and glue ‘em on. images via onetomatotwo Happy Crafting! xo, -E. Some links above to Amazon as an affiliate; however, feel free to shop wherever you wish! Like this post? Leave your comments below!

A Project for Fall! Hello my blog friends! I'm so pumped to share a project I finished today! It's simple, cheap, quick, and fall-y (yes, that is a word). Anyway... I've been diligently collecting these for what seems like forever: Why? [Side note: please pin from the original source so the credit goes to the right person! But I also love projects involving trees/branches like these: Then, I saw this yesterday and even though it's not made from toilet paper rolls, I thought, hmm.... color behind the toilet paper rolls? So basically... What you need: 1. 3. How to do it: 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. It's so.. fall. And I love that I used things I already had in my craft stuff and I recycled toilet paper rolls! Would it be bad to keep it up all year? Update: here are some more pictures that I took in better lighting! Looking for more toilet paper projects?

most favorited all-time | craftgawker Photo: Claire Ferrante of Little Dog Vintage Materials: -2 pieces of MDF 30 inches x 24 inches and 1 centimeter thick which equals one piece that is 60 x 24. -approximately 100 pieces of wood various sizes and depths -7 paint colors. -bag of sponge paint brushes -sand paper -Liquid Nails (this stuff is pretty amazing) -table saw. Time: This is definitely a time consuming project. Cost: paint- 7 / 7.25ML cans of paint -$24 2 pieces of MDF- $24 sponge brushes- $5 Liquid Nails- $3 sand paper- already had some wood strips – free! Total Cost: $56 for materials (I was lucky to not have to pay for wood. With the help of my wonderful father and his table saw, we got to cutting the strips of wood.