What up duct tape? Did you miss us?! For today’s bit of DIY accessory magic, we’ve figured out how to turn 3M’s Scotch Color & Patterns Duct Tape into gloriously neon rosettes. Materials: - duct tape - scissors - ruler - accessories: earring backs, barrettes, comb clip, pin We used an array of neon duct tape as well as a fun snakeskin pattern as an accent for the hair accessory. We’ll start by showing you the step by step for our turquoise rosette ring. Repeat until you’ve folded all 20 pieces. Twist the first one into itself so it looks like the photo above. Cut off the bottom of the rosette so that you have a flat surface to attach your ring. Don’t worry about being gentle – duct tape is ridiculously durable! To make a ring, simply fold a piece of duct tape over itself lengthwise, roll into a ring and tape. For the hair piece, do the same thing as above but leave the pieces at 1 1/2 inches. To attach the hair comb, use skinny strips of duct tape.
Ren Hoek Tapestry Crochet Tote Bag/ Ready to by eMLeeCrochetGiftsFriendship BraceletsMacraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties. All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes. Fast forward 20 years: Purl Soho started carrying DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss in every conceivable color (including fluorescents! Making friendship bracelets is a surprisingly easy craft, and best of all, in the end you'll have a bunch of cute summer bracelets to give to your pals. Materials Since this is such a free form enterprise the amount of colors of DMC embroidery floss you get is really up to you. Beginning
Teach Me: How to Make Lace CrownsLast week I showed you an easy way to "glitterify." Now I'm going to show you how to make the crown that all the glitter goes on! I know, lace crowns have been all over Pinterest. But none of the tutorials gave the nitty gritty details. So I got my hands dirty, and I'm ready to spill what I learned. Honestly, it was easier to make the crown than it was to get someone to stay still long enough for pictures! Materials Needed: Lace Fabric Stiffener Round container Plastic gloves (optional, but you really should use them. Step one: Wrap the container you plan to use with plastic wrap or wax paper. Step two: Cut the lace to the desired length. 15 inches works for newborn crowns. Step three: pour some of the fabric stiffener into a shallow container. Step four: wrap the lace around the container. Step five: once it's dried, peel the lace off the container. Now you can embellish it! You can paint the stiffened lace with crafter's paint, like I did with the blue crown.
Make + party | Wire heart crown | Make and TellThis week we celebrated the Queen’s birthday. Which I should point out is no where near the Queen’s actual birthday, but we get a public holiday so I’m not complaining! And despite the fact that I spent most of the day eating and relaxing and not thinking about the royal family at all, somewhere along the line I was inspired to create a project with a bit of a regal twist. It turned out to be easier than I expected given that I almost never work with jewellery wire. So if you have a costume party coming up or just want to be the queen of hearts for a day, try this one out for size! Materials Jewellery wire (I used 20 gauge copper wire)Jewellery pliers (for bending and cutting the wire) Step 1 Bend the wire so that it forms the top of a heart shape. Step 2 Join the two ends of the wire together at the bottom and twist to close off the heart. Step 3 Repeat the first two steps above so that you continue making hearts at intervals of about 3 cm. Step 4 And it really is as easy as that! xx Steph
Wrist Exercises For Knitters & CrochetersIf you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! If you knit/crochet a lot… chances are you suffer from some achy wrists! I know that during last week, when I was crocheting up a storm, I certainly did! Here are a few exercises that I do to relieve my sore wrists. Try to give these a whirl every hour or so while you’re working. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Happy wrists make a happy knitter/crocheter!Purses in nalbinding: 'Mystic spirale, but I'll change the name' [lots of pics]My first posting, I'm very excited! Since I have discovered craftster, I'm addcited. Thanks to everyone for all the inspiration! Thousands of things that I just love. But... no nalbinding. Excuse me - 140,000 members and just one single entry for nalbinding? I do a lot of nalbinding. My first purse: front side, closed Seen from the back with the lid open.Handspun wool (not spun by me), hand dyed with rose leaves (a rose bush had just been cut very short in front of our house and I couldn't resist it), nalbound in Korgen Stitch F1 UOO/UUOO. I needed a purse quickly for a new medieval outfit and tried the newest dye (leaves of roses). My second purse: I call it the Bollywood purse, because I stitched it while I was watching a bollywood movie on TV, which gives you a lot of time for progress handspun (not by me), black wool from black sheep, yellow wool hand dyed with nettle. The third and fourth: The lid of the fouth purse is still under construstion on this picture.