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Un faire-part en origami

Un faire-part en origami

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Double Ruffle Gift Topper Tutorial Tired of putting the same old bow on your presents? Switch it up with a Double Ruffle Gift Topper! This unique gift adornment is reusable and made with recycled material. This tutorial was conceived in the wake of a clothes swap. A group of friends got together with their cast-off clothing, and we spent the morning trying things on and picking out items to take home.

DIY Origami Balloon Lights Posted on January 11, 2010 by Christina My architect sister-in-law is an incredible origami artist. She has a few of her little paper wonders on display in her dining room, and I am always in awe. The farthest I got in origami art was paper cranes. Okay, so I tried the money shirts but I failed miserably. But I still love the look of it. Pinwheel Party Favor DIY + Free Printable Jan 17 by Amanda Jane Jones I’ve always had a soft spot for pinwheels. No matter how old I get, I have a feeling I’ll always enjoy them. Click the link below to download the template…follow the simple step by step instructions and you’ve got a colorful party favor, decoration or even activity for your next party! Tip: If these colors don’t match your next party, just print off the template and use paper of your own!

How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps Anyone can learn how to make friendship bracelets with beautiful intricate patterns. Let me show you how, with easy step by step instructions. Which design would you like to make? Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can make a pretty bracelet like one of these: It’ll probably take you an hour or so to make your first bracelet. Spring Market Tote & Mini Tote {a tutorial} So – I am reminded that I should likely not promise to post something “next day” unless I already have it finished. Everything for the tutorial was ready on Tuesday, except for the post and on Wednesday our furnace broke and I needed to be otherwise occupied with random things until late into the evening. Of course that was too late to get this to you Wednesday as promised, so I am going to refer back to my post on “No Stress” sewing and attempt not to feel too bad for going back on what I said. I suppose sometimes life has to happen whether it’s convenient or not! I would like to thank each of you for the kind comments about the Spring Market Totes you have posted!

20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations. You can turn an old glove into a cute chipmunk toy, toilet paper rolls into a beautiful floral wall art, plastic bottle into a broom and many more. [Read more...]

Origami Bird This beautiful traditional origami bird is actually quite easy to make, and if you fold the feet at just the right angle, it will stand up! For the best looking bird, you can use paper thats coloured on both sides: but white on the bird still looks nice if you dont have any double sided paper. For a printable .pdf version of the bird instructions, click here.You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to open the .pdf file. You can get Adobe Reader here Browse other origami bird instructions

DIY Drink Umbrellas Jul 19 by Jenny Batt Another adventure in sprucing up a few party supplies you probably already have, or do you? When I was grabbing some paper lanterns the other day I found these gigantic paper drink umbrellas. I’ve never been a fan of the patterned papers on the umbrellas, am I the only one who ever wonders why can’t they just make something plain for once, so I figured fringe would cover them up nicely. DIY: Gift Bags made from Newspaper Gift bags made from newspaper is a great idea for birthday parties or weddings! We saw this on a site that was we think was in Vietnamese?? Anywho -here’s our best try at translation along with the photo tutorial. Supplies: Glue, Scissors, Paper Doiles, Newspapers, and Wire Ribbon Step 1: Cut into rectangular sheet of paper and then press twice the leading newspapers in the Middle as shown on the picture Step 2: Use glue fixed two edge paper overlap

Mary Jane Baby Girl Shoes Pattern Pattern and Tutorial What adorable little baby girl dress is complete without a pair of matching Mary Jane baby style shoes? Plus, these are just so much fun to make! When I first sewed a pair of these little baby shoes I couldn’t get them out of my mind and even dreamed about them all night. They are just too cute. I gotta say though, they are so tiny that they can be a little tricky to sew. YARN IT ALL: Tutorial 8 [Skinny Ruffled Scarf] I'm gonna be honest: You are either going to love this project or hate it. There is a pattern for it... And there's not. :] I'm going to give you some general guidelines, and then you have to run with it. Be creative... do what you have to do to get the results that you want.

Fortune Teller Invitation {Cootie Catcher} Amanda and I are planning a bachelorette weekend for my sister, Elizabeth. We choose an oriental theme and thought a fortune teller (cootie catcher) would make a unique, theme appropriate, invitation. I found instructions for folding a cootie catcher on Martha Stewart's website. There you'll also find other creative uses for these childhood staples. As a kid, I waited with baited breath hoping for the future I dreamed of while my friends counted, opening and closing the paper creation that held my future. Will I ever Marry?