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Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes

Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes
Check out my new site, Let's Wrap Stuff. It's dedicated to all things related to gift wrap. You can even submit a tutorial or photo (even if you don't have a blog)! Lately, I've been a little obsessed with making different kinds of gift boxes. These are so simple to make, because Sassafras has generously provided a free printable template. Print the template onto the inside of an 8.5 by 11 piece of card stock. These little boxes are easy to open and close, and would be perfect for a little Mother's Day gift like earrings or a necklace. Related:  D.I.Y.

Make a Folded Felt Gift Box Curbly-Original So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan. First, the supplies: one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kinda scissorscraft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpfuldoo-dads to decorate the boxa pencila PDF template, which you can find on my Scribd page Second, the how-to: Print and then cut out the template to create a pattern. Trace the pattern onto the felt. Using the scissors, cut the image from the felt; if you have one, use the craft knife to cut the little, rectangular slots (it's easier than using the scissors). Depending upon the thickness of your felt, you might have to adjust the openings of the trapezoidal opening. Third, the folding: Fourth, the decorating: And you're done!

Mitten Snowman Most, hogy bejött a hideg idő, nekiültem, és átnéztem a téli holmijainkat. És mint minden évben ilyenkor, most is megállapítottam, hogy a kicsik mindent kinőttek, sapkát, kesztyűt, kabátot, tényleg mindent... A kabátokat és a jobb állapotban lévő sapkákat persze tovább tudjuk adni, de a kesztyűk mindig annyira elhasználódnak, hogy azokkal nincs mit tenni. Vagy legalábbis eddig nem volt, mert amióta Amanda oldalán láttam a kesztyűk felhasználására egy továbbgondolásra nagyon is érdemes ötletet, nem sajnáltam különösebben a kesztyűk elhasználódását és kinövés általi elalkalmatlanodását... (No jó. És mivel a lenti ötlethez pár kinőtt kis méretű zokni sem árt, egyből itt volt az alkalom, hogy a zoknik között is rendet tegyek... ez a kézműveskedés tulajdonképpen nagyon hasznos dolog, lássuk be :-) A kesztyűket a csuklórészig megtöltöttem rizzsel (de persze sárgaborsó vagy lencse is használható, vagy bármi hasonló, ami otthon van), és befőttes gumival elkötöttem. U. i.

The Magic With Corks If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps Thread Spool Corks Wreath Magnetic Cork Planters Cork Ball Key Chains Coasters Cork Letter Placecard Holders Trivet Bathmat Plant Marker Cheese Knives Cork Candles Cork Candle Votives Simple Cork Necklace Embroidered Cork Necklace Wine Corkboard Champagne Cork Knobs Wine Charms Lampshade Fridge Magnets Animal Sculptures Cork Pen Journaling corks arts, corks usage, diy corks

Felt Dahlia Flowers Dahlia flowers are so gorgeous. I used this tutorial from It's the Little Things, but I made a few slight changes. I've seen a lot of similar flowers floating around Pinterest, and I am so glad that I decided to make one. These are so much fun to make, require absolutely no sewing, and look good in so many combinations of colors. Here is a free template of the stencils I used. First, cut out 3 different sizes of petals to use as your stencils. Now, using a hot glue gun, put a dab of glue at the end of each petal, and pinch it together until it dries. Cut out a felt circle. Start gluing the outside ring of petals first. Continue on with the next ring. Now glue down the inner ring. There are a lot of fun things to do with the center. Here is another tutorial for the center flower. Cut a thin strip of felt about 1 inch wide and about 8 inches long.

Buttons Ball Ornament News from Label Tulip!!Label Tulip's BOUTIQUE is OPEN!Check it out: Up until December 10th you can purchase someLabel Tulip EXCLUSIVE stamps! SOOO go shopping for you! I had so much fun making them I think I'm going to make a few more for my tree & for some family & friends. are so EASY and festive :D My sweet friend Danielle tagged me the other day.I have to list 7 random things about myself. but I just thought of 7 more random things you might not know about me... 1. the trunks...yuck. I will not eat them. 2. when I was a little girl I used to walk around with a stick of butter and eat it like it was a lollipop. have to hide the sticks of butter because I would sneak in the fridge and go to town...I think of that now and go..." 3. to push a cart? 4. 5. he worked for a company that we bought parts from in California... 6. they're prelit too...I can't wait to decorate this weekend! 7. If you're reading this...tag you're it. I'm sorry I neglected my blog the past few days...a sinus bug hit me

5 Reuses for: Tea Bags" When my parents emigrated to the U.S. from Iran, they brought their Persian culture along with them. Part of that involved drinking black tea at least 5 times a day. 30 years later, that tradition is still going strong, and I don't even want to know how many used teabags they've thrown in the trash. Today we realize that there are so many different ways to reuse a teabag (other than obviously making another cup). Here are some favorite reuses that you can incorporate into your tea drinking ritual. 1. Tea bags do wonders for the garden. Lots of people add their used tea bags to a compost to help reduce garbage and cultivate their plants. 2.Under Eye Circles: Got puffy under eyes that no cream can fix? If you're looking for that extra oomph, try using a caffeinated tea bag. 3. Tap into your artistic side and get creative with tea bags.

DIY Felt Flower Making the woodland felt puppets a few weeks ago reminded me to how much I love working with felt. I have had this super simple felt flower idea swirling in my head since that post so I am sharing it here with you today. This flower is so easy to make that you can use it as a craft project for kids. These felt flowers make a great gift topper, a colorful bracelet, a sweet flower to decorate your hair or to clip onto your shoes for an extra touch.

Paper flowers I debated sharing this tutorial for a couple-o-reasons. Reason 1. It's a craft that has been around since before I was born and reason 2... it's a craft that has been around since before I was born. I feel like I might be a 100 years old at this point. Since it's new to me I figure it's got to be new to someone else too so I am doing it anyway! Supplies you'll need to make tissue paper flowers:Tissue paper (seeing as how this IS a tissue paper flower tutorial it would stand to reason that some form of tissue paper will be required)16 HUGS (just checking to see if you are actually reading this)Pipe cleaners or floral wireScissors Extras (for pizzaz): glimmer mist, brads, 2 inch Styrofoam balls, ribbon, more hugs (still checking), a flower girl (seriously), and lastly... As I stated last week, I purchased a Martha Stewart tissue paper flowers kit a few months ago on clearance at Malwart. Let's get started!! ...or... Once you have the entire thing folded up, you will want to fold it in half.

10 Unique Uses For Used Tea Bags Everyone is familiar with the health benefits of tea: it fights cancer, reduces risk of stroke and other diseases, and revitalizes body cells. Yet, after you’ve drained your delicious cup of tea, you find yourself discarding the used tea bags. Well, don’t. You’ll be surprised at the number of ways you can reuse these materials. Here are a number of unique and surprising uses for those old tea bags. Soothe Tired or Injured Eyes Crying all night over a breakup can result in puffy and red eyes. Flavor Your Meat Meat tastes great when cooked the right way, but when not prepared properly, it can turn out bland, tough and unappetizing. Make “Less Sinful” Drinks If you’re a health junkie, you’re definitely very much aware of the unpleasant effects of soft drink and alcoholic beverages on your body. Around-The-House Cleaner Tea can effectively remove grease and grime on mirrors, floors and even linoleum, so why not use your old bags to make a cold brew, then use it as a cleaning solution?

Lil Blue Boo Quilled Snowflake Ornament Today I have a big fat tutorial to share with you. It looks really really scary and detailed, but it’s not so bad. Trust me. I’ve made a ton of these over the years and they never fail to elicit oohs and aahs. Cut a bunch of 1/4″ strips from a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock. From those thin strips, here’s what you need to cut 1 – 6″ strip for the center round 8 – 3″ strips for the arms 4 – 6″ strips for the scrolls 4 – 3″ strips for the teardrop 4 – 2″ strips for the marquis You’ll need some kind of a quilling tool, which you can find at Michael’s in the stamping aisle, or you can just make your own by cutting the top off of a needle with a pair of tin snips or wire cutters. Insert the paper strip into the notch of the quilling tool, bring the tool to the very end of the paper, and begin rolling. Let’s start with the 6″ center round. Spread a little glue on the tail end, and glue it down. The Round shape also provides a basis for the teardrop shape and the marquis. Next let’s make the scrolls.

erik’s recycled wine bottle torch this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough to share a fantastic project that turns an everyday bottle into a modern backyard tiki torch. i love the way these torches look and am dying to find a backyard to use these in- too bad the closest thing we have is a 2×2 foot fire escape. but for those of you with yards, i hope you’ll enjoy this project from erik. click here for more info on the project and click here to check out erik’s work at gerardot & co. thanks, erik! CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump! [****Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Tiki brand recommends that the wick never be set higher than 1-inch, and I recommend that you exercise the same discretion and common sense that you would with any small open flame.*****] Recycled Wind Bottle Torch 1. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel The Hanger 1.