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DIY stiffened felt boxes

DIY stiffened felt boxes
I love the thick wool felt that's increasingly popular, but man. Wool felt in the 3mm to 5mm range is really expensive ($130/yard or so). The boxes, bowls, and vessels made with it are very cool, though. To make felt boxes, I cut a 9" square for the bottom piece, then added four slits and four diagonal cuts to trim away some of the excess felt on the tabs. I used a rotary cutter and ruler to cut out the main shape, then made the slits and diagonal cuts with an X-acto knife. The box top is similar, except the center area is larger to fit over the box bottom, and the sides are half the height. After the pieces are cut, crease the tabs against the edge of a ruler to make assembly easier. Fold the triangular tabs inward and bring the sides of the box up. Related:  DIY / CRAFT

Hacky Hanger DIY - 10+ Crafty Ideas on how to repurpose old hangers Posted by on fredag, september 7, 2012 · 4 Comments Coat hangers are super easy to come by, you’ve probably got a bunch of old ones stacked at the back of your closet or in a dusty box in the attic, am I right? Instead of leaving them to that drab destiny, plunge into the pool of inspirational D.I.Y ideas featured in this post! The round-up shows how old hangers can be tweaked into awesome new creations, featuring ideas for wire and wood hangers side by side to make sure there’s a little somethin’ for everyone in the mix – Happy Hacking! Super clever an seriously sleek (as always) from Ivana of Love Aesthetics, whose upside-down hanger hook D.I.Y inspired some D.I.Y action from AnnaLeena of ‘AnnaLeenasHem’. Awesome D.I.Y Coat hanger rack hack from Courtney of ‘A little glass box’ – DIY tutorial here A pop of color to spruce up your wardrobe… via blog DesignLoveFest & ‘PinjaColada’ A lil’ tweaking and you’re good to go, pics & D.I.Y tutorial from SuperZiper explains how

61 Puppet Theater Tuesday, 1 June 2010 by Irene Hoofs Puppet Theater by Kayanna Nelson aka June craft This is the perfect project for erasing summer afternoon boredom or for a rainy day. You probably have everything you need laying around the house already, it's quick and super simple. {illustrations by Kayanna Nelson, not to be used for commercial purposes} What you'll need:*Download the Stage and puppets templates here and here and print them out. Step one:Have your child decorate the stage and puppets! Step Five:Repeat with all your remaining puppets.Step Six:If your box has top flaps cut them off with scissors so that the top is completely open. If you have older kids with longer attention spans have them color the inside of the box creating stage scenery. You could also cut a small hole is the lower back of the stage and set a flashlight in the hole to create theater lighting. ..June craft....June craft blog..

DIY recycler vos emballages... : oOo Mzelle Bulle oOo Matériel : Ciseau / Colle pour papier / Cutter Pinceau / Papiers Canson / Tissu 1 - Utilisez une boîte de gâteaux type tuiles salées / 2 - Utilisez un bristol pour découper votre boîte / 3 - Découpez votre boîte en fonction de l'utilisation souhaitée, dans mon cas je l'ai diminué en retirant 6 cm de tube. 4 - Reformez votre boîte en collant les 2 extrémités et en les solidifiant avec du papier kraft / 5 - Recouvrez l'intérieur et le fond de votre boîte avec du papier Canson de couleur / 6 - Coupez une feuille de bristol blanche correspondant à la longueur et au diamètre de votre boîte, et collez le sur le tissu. Je participe au Concours Blog Créatif 2013, pour me soutenir cliquez sur l'étiquette ci-dessous puis sur "Je vote"... Merci et belle semaine à vous toutes !

Recycling a Computer Keyboard: 10 Ideas Living Published on December 21st, 2011 | by Tom Chu Keyboards come and go. They are just one of those items that you are more likely to go through than other electronic hardware, such as earphones or mice. It is an accessory, and unless you really invest in something high end you will probably occasionally make replacements. But that creates a lot of waste. Check out these 10 excellent ideas for upcycling keyboards. 1. This cute little choker seems like the perfect accessory for every tech-savvy teen girl (which is most of them, now days). 2. An incredible piece of art and a very creative use of recycled materials, this bench has been part of an exhibition for some time. 3. Geek chic has remained in style for several years now, and it isn’t likely to go away. 4. Further adding to your accessories collection, you could make this belt. 5. These great earrings were made from the thin that you can find under the keys. 6. 7. 8. 9. A frame is very easy to make. 10. About the Author

How to Make 30 Minute Infinity Scarf - Knit When I stumbled upon 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial by Audra from “The Kurtz Corner” I got very enthusiastic about this fabulous idea. Since then I’ve been so hooked on this method of knitting that I can’t recall how many times I’ve made this fluffy scarf. I’m sure that it’s the easiest and the most fun way to start your adventure with knitting. Since it's still a bit cold outside, we’ve decided to show you a bit altered version of the tutorial. Chaîne Art Bricolage Hi guys! Dina here from Honey & Fitz back with another tutorial. This time I’m showing you how to make some string art for your little one’s room! Rather than deal with hammers and cutting wood, I decided to do this project using cork tiles. Here are the supplies you’ll need: Cork tiles // Linoleum Nails // 3M Hanging Strips // Contact Cement Stack the cork tiles on top of each other and use your contact cement to glue them together. I really wanted the look of a white background for my string art so I decided to paint the cork. Once the paint has dried, flip your cork tile over and apply your hanging strips. Create your template using whatever font you like. When you’ve traced the entire template, carefully remove the paper. Tie your string in a double knot onto your first nail now, and start weaving in a back and forth fashion. When you reach the end of your letter, tie another double knot onto your last nail. What do you think?

8-bit popup cards Hello! Remember that pixel heart card I made a while back? Well it has been one of my most popular tutorials to date so I thought I would add another few designs to the collection. Meet ‘space-invader popup’ and ‘skull popup': Like the heart card, they are really minimal (which I just love) and easy to make once you have got the hang of it. You definitely need a craft knife (and a steady hand) to make these cards this project is only really suitable for adults or teenagers. If you want to have a go at making them you will find full instructions and downloadable templates after the jump. Suitable for: Teenagers & grown upsCard size: 8.5cm x 6.5cmEnvelope size: 9cm x 7cm You will need: ♥ Paper ♥ Craft knife ♥ Ruler (preferably a metal one) ♥ Cutting mat (optional) ♥ Needle (or compass point) for scoring 1. Then cut and score along the correct lines on the template (see diagrams below for more guidance). 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. If you have any questions then do ask (leave a comment below).

Broder sur des cartes postales / Le Blog du Petit Manuel | Le Petit Manuel - Travaux manuels et loisirs créatifs pour enfants de 2 à 12 ans Vacances riment avec cartes postales, non ? Une fois trouvé de beaux exemplaires, pourquoi ne pas les rendre encore plus beaux en apportant sa propre petite touche et un peu de broderie ? Pour transférer le motif choisi sur la carte postale, il suffit de le poser dessus avant d'en piquer les points à broder. Ainsi, le chemin est tout tracé et même les débutants s'en sortiront à merveille. Il ne reste plus qu'à engager le fil dans le chas de l'aiguille, et nous voilà parti pour un sympathique tour de couture. Le résultat de ce travail manuel facile et gratifiant est tout simplement magnifique. À vos aiguilles, vos amis et familles seront heureux de recevoir une carte postale individualisée.