mrspicasso's art room Book Cover Here's another DIY project from our sweet friend, Sasha - from the The Gilded Bee. Be sure to check out her awesome shop full of handmade packaging lovelies. Thanks for being here with us Sasha! I'm delighted to share my book tutorial with you today: Supplies you’ll need to make this project: • One—8.5 x 5.5 sheet of cardstock • One---1/2 x 3 inch piece of cardstock or paper • Two---2 5/8 x 3 1/8 inch pieces of cardboard, chipboard or matboard (not corrugated) • Hot glue gun and glue sticks • 25---3 x 5 inch ruled or blank index cards • Two---3 x 5 inch sheets cardstock • 2 rubber bands • Pencil • ¼ inch wide Ribbon: One-6 inch piece, plus two-1 inch pieces To make the page block: * 1. * 2. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. To make the cover: * 1. Make a little mark at the center of each side of your paper (4.25 inches on center). On each side of those center marks, draw three lines paralleling each other (6 lines total): 5/16”, 5/8”, 13/16” inch from the center mark. * 3. * 4. * 5. * 6. * 8. * 9. * 10.
Antique Embroidered Book If you haven’t yet taken a peek at the new Dark Fairytale series, you’re in for a treat! Urban Threadsters in particular seem to love their myth, lore, and legend, and also seem to share a love of books. And who doesn’t love books? Though, I will be honest, every time I go into a used bookstore I’m secretly hoping to come across a copy of the Necronomicon with an old, tattered leather cover with intricate engravings and spooky designs. I usually leave with a beat-up copy of a mystery novel. Nice, but never quite what I’m after. Part of the beauty in some books is simply how they look, and if we can’t find them that way, we’ll make 'em!
Time for Tea Soap | Cucumbersome Drinking tea is such a lovely ceremony, what with the dainty cups and small spoons and little dishes reserved only for steeped tea bags. The aroma is such a huge part of that experience. Sadly, I’m finding that one can only drink so much tea in a day. So why not pull those luscious scents into our lives in other ways? This was my thinking when this idea popped into my head. I whipped up a batch of small Earl Grey tea soaps (see my instructions below) and folded them into individual tissue tea bags. I have included a full, rather detailed tutorial for you to make these yourself. You can buy all the materials you need here. which some may think is cheating, but I think it’s fantastic. which has more bergamot than usual. 1. 4. 8. Here are the tags that are available (click here to view and print): Now I’m off to have a cup of tea… Thanks for reading.
Yarn Block Prints Steph is the founder/managing editor of Modern Parents Messy Kids and mom to a 2 year old son and 1 year old daughter. She started MPMK as a resource for helping parents to engage their kids, organize their life, and add a little style to their home. For more inspiration on things to make and do, check out MPMK’s newest feature – The Make & Play Vault . Hello there Whip Up readers, thank so much for having me today! I’m excited to be here sharing with you a new technique I recently discovered via (where else) pinterest . Once I discovered this method, I was immediately drawn to it. It’s a very easy way to produce the type of modern prints you might find in my favorite stores (West Elm, Anthropolgie, Crate and Barrel, etc.). Check out the example above here (also seen on the set of the Nate Berkus Show ). Options really start to open up when you apply this method to fabric. What I love most about this project is that it can be easily adapted to kids of all ages. Tagged as: printing
Matheus Lopes Manifesto, traditional art, mixed media Building a galaxy, digital art, mixed media Alternate ending, digital art, mixed media Ace of Wands, digital art, mixed media In Between, digital art, mixed media A way out, digital art, mixed media Suspense, digital art, mixed media Thousand eyes, digital art, mixed media About The Artist Matheus Lopes is a young illustrator from Brazil. Matheus Lopes’s Website Matheus Lopes’s Flickr Matheus Lopes at Threadless Tees Upcycled Journal From Book Old Book + Recycled Paper = New Journal! As part of the Elmer's Holiday Memories Campaign* through Social Fabric, I had the opportunity to create an easy, affordable last minute holiday gift using my favorite Elmer's and X-ACTO products, and requiring only one quick stop at our local Walmart! With all the homework, music lessons, karate and dance classes, school performances, cookie exchanges and all the other holly jolly of the season, there's been little time to shop, let alone craft! I started with something most people have around their home -- an old book. Nearly everything else I needed came from a single section of the craft aisle at Walmart: The tools will see me through years of projects, and only a small amount of the adhesives were used to make my 10 journals. Then it was just a hop, skip and a jump over to the office supplies aisle for recycled paper and large binder clips. Here's how it's done... Upcycled Book Journal (broken down for 1 journal) Supplies/Materials: Tools: A pencil
8 Bookmark Ideas bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks. I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. (For those curious, I finished A Million Suns a couple days later and really enjoyed it! I’ve been eye-ing lots of super cute DIY bookmarks for the last few months that I’ve seen pop up around the web. The problem is, often my bookmarks fall out and I lose my page. I’m definitely going to keep these in mind for future gift giving opportunities after I’ve made a couple for our use at home. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas Bow Tie Paper Clips Using Fabric Scraps from How About Orange. No-Slip Bookmark Tutorial from Mary Janes and Galoshes. Fabric Button Paper Clip Bookmarks from Quiverfull of Blessings. Remember when I mentioned all those cute ways to use or make fabric rosettes recently? Page Corner Monster Bookmark Template from I Could Make That. Ribbon Bookmark or Journal Wrap Tutorial from Craft Snob. About the Author:
solid perfume pocket watch locket Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Read the full how-to after the jump! Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Top 10 Washi Tape Wedding DIY Ideas Hello again, This week Anna Lee Company have been getting crafty with Japanese washi tape and it got me to thinking… Who knew masking tape could be so versatile?! image via pink suede shoes From perfectly wrapped gifts to creative wedding crafts, all you have to do is choose what colour / pattern you’d like and away you go! Where to buy oh so pretty washi tape: Cute Tape Wishy Washi Happy Tape Washi Tapes Top 10 Washi Tape Wedding DIY Ideas Here are a few of my favourite wedding related washi tape crafts from around the blogosphere: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 – 8. 9. 10. Today Anna Lee Company are sharing their fantastic DIY washi tape favour boxes ~ they’re easy as pie to make, just how I like my DIYs. DIY Washi Tape Favour Boxes by Anna Lee Company We created handles on guest favor boxes. These would look so great on hooks or hanging from trees for your guests to take. I think they’d also make wonderful confetti cone holders hung over the backs of chairs too. ~ More DIY Posts on Bridal Musings ~
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