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Mini Hot Air Balloon Tutorial - StumbleUpon

Mini Hot Air Balloon Tutorial - StumbleUpon
As I mentioned in my steampunk tree post, these hot air balloon ornaments have been our most time-consuming Christmas project. Lots of trial and error, figuring things out as we went along, and, in the case of getting the baskets to hang straight, plenty of "colorful metaphors." The good news is this isn't a holiday-specific craft: wouldn't they make an awesome mobile? Or hang one in the corner of your office for a little whimsy. To start, you'll need a plastic ornament. At first I didn't think this shape would work, but after sticking a flag on top (which is actually the bottom) it's now my favorite. After your ornament, your next essential element is the basket. Plus, I found them on ebay for only $7.50 for 10 baskets, with free shipping from Thailand. Next, a little aging with watered down brown craft paint: And then a heavier coat brushed on and wiped off a bit: Keep the basket handles on for painting, but then clip them off when you're done. Don't have a Dremel? Related:  dotk777BEAUTIFUL BEADY THINGS :-)

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Blue FloWers Sometime in May I was just leaving the office on my way to grab some food when I bumped into my mum in the high street. She offered to buy me lunch, which I readily accepted, and on the way to the cafe she asked me if I’d received her email about Pan, the Greek God of Nature. I hadn’t checked my email the previous night so I told her that I’d read the article when I got home from work. My mum never sends me anything about Pan so the mention of his name came completely out of the blue. We entered the cafe, took a seat and chose something from the menu. The first thing I noticed on the Blue front cover was the Peace sign which forms the shape of a Trident. At the top right of the cover my eye was drawn to the Red Spot containing a reference to the Robin: Since writing The Robin Has Hatched I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Robin whenever it appears in my life. I could see that my mum had nearly finished ordering the food so I quickly flicked to the Tom Robbins article. ***Update

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The How-To Gal: Trash to Treasure- Turquoise TP Art What you need:Toilet Paper Rolls- the number depends on how large your creation will beTacky GlueScissorsSpray Paint3M Wall Mount SquaresPatience :) Gather toilet paper rolls. I used about 28 rolls for this project. Paper towel rolls count for approx. three regular sized rolls. Squish your rolls Cut slices of the roll to desired thickness. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have enough pieces. Begin gluing pieces together. Attach slices together in the form of a four petal flower. Your finished flower should look like this. Beginning attaching flowers together. Attach five flowers together to form a row and then repeat steps 6-9 until you have as many rows as you want. Here is the finished project hung on the wall with 3M mounting squares. Believe it or not, I created another toilet paper creation that hangs on my mantle HERE.

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Wire Wrapped Agate Cuff Bracelet I love jewelry projects. Seriously love them. Especially bracelets (gee, have you noticed?? LOL). The things is, I can’t help looking at it and seeing all the room I have for improvement. This bracelet took me closer to 90 minutes than my standard hour-or-less, but as far as supplies go and the process itself, it’s actually quite simple. Two gauges of silver plated copper wire. I made adjustments as I worked and I will note those in the post. First things first – the cuff itself. You don’t need to do anything fancy to connect the two ends. Now, cut off a length of wire that you think you can easily work with. The reason you want to start out at the center is because it’s easy to begin wrapping too tightly, and your bracelet can start getting squeezed smaller. Once you’ve wrapped far enough to get to the outside edge of your bead, do the same thing with the other end of the wire so that both ends are securely wrapped onto the frame. Do this a couple times.

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