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Quick craft // DIY galaxy envelopes

Quick craft // DIY galaxy envelopes
Galaxy DIY’s are everywhere at the moment and it’s easy to apply this theme to lots of paper-craft projects. All you need is an old astronomy magazine (they contain page after page of mind-blowing images that you can cut out)! I made some envelopes (and some geometric wall-art….coming soon)! There are a gazillion envelope templates on the web that you can use (or you could use my string-tied envelope template). You could also make some galaxy gift-tags/ribbon or some 3d galaxy geometric shapes. Do leave a comment if you have any more ideas ^_^ Oh, and the font in the top image is called Later On and it’s free!

Des berlingots maison Les petits cadeaux que l’on a coutume d’offrir aux invités à l’occasion d’un mariage – que ce soit des dragées ou tout autre chose – sont une manne pour les mariés, en matière de décoration : l’air de rien, c’est souvent eux qui donnent le ton de la déco à table. En fonction du thème du mariage, on peut vraiment laisser parler son imagination. Voici comment réaliser ces petits berlingots en papier japonais, une idée toute simple que l’on peut décliner à l’infini en variant les couleurs, les imprimés et les motifs, et plus rapide à réaliser qu’il n’y paraît. Les étapes de fabrication… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Et voilà le travail ! Pour les photos du pas à pas, j’ai roulé le papier dans la largeur, pour obtenir un large tube et une forme de berlingot « classique ».

Friendship Bracelets Macraméd 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. There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. 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.

the photo-to-wood transfer This Christmas, I made most of my gifts. The majority of the handmade items were photos transferred onto blocks of wood. It was something memorable to give family (especially for parents, who never seem to need anything!). Everyone seemed to really like them. I first heard about the photo-to-wood transfer from a coworker. I followed the directions on this youtube video, and came up with a nice collection of photos on wood. I thought I’d share some tips I learned during this process. Photo-to-wood transfersmaterials wood gel medium paintbrush photo, printed on copy paper varnish (or Mod Podge)step one: the wood I think any wood works, but just look for something that doesn’t have a lot of markings on it, or this will affect your end image. step two: the image Two rules of thumb here: use cheap cheap cheap paper (i.e. photocopy paper), and use a laserjet printer. I chose to make all my images black and white, but color pictures work just fine too! Then it was time to rub the paper. ta-da!

Des pyramides et des bonbons Vous aviez été nombreux à nous les réclamer, les instructions pour réaliser les superbes ballotins en papier du mariage d’Adeline et Cédric. Ils ont eu la gentillesse de prendre le temps de nous expliquer tout cela. Voici donc tout d’abord, la liste de ce qu’il vous faut prévoir pour les réaliser (ne vous en faites pas, c’est bien moins compliqué qu’il n’y paraît) : - Des carrés de papier origami choisi dans différentes teintes assorties - Un peu de colle ou d’adhésif double face - Des gommettes rondes de plusieurs couleurs (n’hésitez pas à ajouter une pointe de fluo) - Un sac de dragées blanches – Un assortiment de bonbons « à l’ancienne » - Un peu de bonbons « mimosa » - Plusieurs petits sachets en plastique On commence par la création de la pyramide, qui n’est autre qu’un pliage origami consolidé par quelques points de colle ou de ruban double-face. Votre pyramide est prête (et bien solide). Cette fois, votre première pyramide est bel et bien terminée.

MAKE IT: DIY Glitter Mason Jar + A Tip for Making the Glitter Stay Put! | By DIY Bloggista Allison For ages, people have been entranced by two things: glitter, and mason jars. Pictures of mason jars, pictures of glitter… even pictures of mason jars holding glitter inside, as if to *store* it in some way… pictures like this can be found readily across the internets – all of them, all the internets, even the ones women invented, silly New York Times article – and these pictures? They are being pinned every. single. However in more recent times, these same entranced people have been haunted by a certain burning question: “… but– how do I get the glitter on the OUTSIDE of the jar?” Well today, ladies and germs… today is the luckiest day of your motherloving lives, if you’ve been asking that burning question. Take it away, Allison… Allison here! Supplies Needed: 1. Start by painting the entire area with glue. Pou glitter over the mason jar and roll it around in a pile of glitter. And there you have it! Anyone up for trying a fun DIY this weekend? xoxo - Allison, Engaged & Inspired

Finger Knitting How-to You know how I just wrote about how I like getting a handmade gift more than just about anything. Well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a lazy Sunday, knitting with my kids . . . that beats gift-getting for sure. It is a gift itself. The two kiddos are finger-knitting, which I’ve written about before and again, but it continues to be a favorite activity. You end up with a long coil of knitting like this, that curls itself into a sort of tube. My son is using a finer and less expensive yarn, here. They really do enjoy the process. Some day, I’ll make a coiled rug from the pieces. **UPDATE: So many people have asked me for a PDF of the below how-to so they can take the directions on the road for their kiddos. Materials: Any yarn An eager kiddo Time: However long you want! I think that super-bulky yarn is a good weight to start with. Start by placing the yarn in between your thumb and hand, such that the tail hangs behind your hand. Next, bring the yarn around your index finger.

DIY cards with copper foil Recently I ordered some laser toner reactive foil. It's metallic foil that will adhere to the toner on laser prints when it's heated and pressed. Or maybe it's not truly foil. I showed this experiment to my packaging-engineer husband who told me it was probably "metalized film" and blah blah blah "metal vapor deposition" blah blah, but "don't quote me on that." No problem; I didn't understand a word he said anyhow. For best results, you're supposed to print a black and white laser image, then run the print and the foil through a hot laminator. So I printed some designs I made, then practiced ironing on the foil. Here's part of my trash pile: The process that worked best: I laser printed my designs in black onto cardstock using my home printer. I laid a piece of corrugated cardboard on my dining table, and then a smooth piece of chipboard on top of that. After experimenting, the best setting for my iron was #2 for nylon. Then peel the foil sheet off. Here's a transfer that's not too bad.

the DIY: PERFECT CHEVRON The chevron pattern is everywhere, and we LOVE it. We basically want to decorate our entire house in chevron, so we started with this project. There are zillions of tutorials for different ways to make the tutorial pattern, but we came up with our own. You will need: A blank surface (we used an 16"x 20" canvas), a ruler, a pencil, painter's tape, x-acto knife, and one spray paint color. Next, create dots with your pencil. In the next step, line up a ruler diagonally with the dots. Next you will connect the dots in the chevron shape like the picture above. When you are done drawing lines it should look something like this. Next, fill up the spaces with painter's tape and cover any part of the canvas you don't want painted. In this part we took an x-acto knife and made the edges straighter. Spray paint the empty spaces (or the whole canvas as we have done). When the paint has dried, remove the tape and then you have a perfect chevron print. P.S. Check out our whole bathroom decor here!

Step by Step Charcoal and Graphite Pencil Drawing Demo :Art Instruction For Beginners - Art Instruction Blog About Faith Graphite Pencil, Charcoal Pencil and Pastels Artist Hello! My name is Faith Te. When I was 16, a great desire to capture nature and the people around me started my passion for drawing. I practiced every day and for many hours since. Initially, charcoal and graphite pencils were the only mediums I used. I devote many hours and lots of attention to detail into each and every one of my drawings or paintings. Thank you for your interest in my artwork. Please take a moment to visit Faith’s Website and Blog to learn more about her and her products and services. Her Website: Her Blog: Stage 1 (Click Images for Larger Views) The outline on Canson Grain Paper. I try to make the outline as accurately and detailed as I can at this early stage so that I can concentrate more on tones, shadows, and highlights later on instead of the placement of features. I am using the smoother side of Canson paper. Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4

DIY Drink Umbrellas Jul 19 by Jenny Batt Another adventure in sprucing up a few party supplies you probably already have, or do you? You will need: large drink umbrellas scissors tissue paper double stick tape Keep your tissue paper folded and cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch strips off the end. Pop this in a iced beverage and enjoy. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. spread the love: heart pattern friendship bracelets « la manufacture Growing up, I spent countless hours making colorful friendship bracelets. Their resurgence prompted me to rediscover this summer pastime. Here are instructions for one of my favorite patterns – hearts! You will need embroidery thread in two colors. The basics: Hold the second string with your left hand as you use your right hand to take the first string over and then under the second string. Hold the seventh string with your right hand as you use your left hand to take the eighth string over and then under the seventh string. The pattern: 1: Lay your strings out as shown. 2: Make your first row by following the instructions for making a row of knots going right and then left. 3: Make a second row of knots in the same way, this time with the second color. 4: Take the second string and knot it around the first string going left. 6: Take the second string and knot it around the first string going left. 9: Keep repeating these steps until you’ve made a bracelet. Like this: Like Loading...

Valaan villapaita: Tee se itse -valas You can find the tutorial in English here. ETA in February 2012: Hi! Nice of you to stop by! There will eventually be an English translation of this tutorial, so please have some patience:) In the meanwhile, I'm sorry to put up this disclaimer: It's OK to link back to this post, but it is not OK to copy all the photos and the tutorial, or translate it to another another language. Ja mainittakoon sama myös suomeksi: valaitten ompelu omaan käyttöön tai lahjaksi on OK, mutta kaupallinen käyttö ja kopiointi on kielletty. Denimvalaan ohjeesta tuli useampikin kysely, mikä ilahdutti kovin ja kauhistutti vielä enemmän – en nimittäin tule kovin hyvin juttuun ohjeitten kanssa. Valaaseen tarvitaan laje vanhoista farkuista, pikkutiplu sinistä puuvillaa silmiä varten, täytevanua, ompelukone, lankaa ja hiukan kärsivällisyyttä. Aloitetaan leikkaamalla farkunlahkeista valaan selkäpalat (2 kpl), vatsapuoli (2 kpl), pyrstö (2 kpl) ja evät (4 kpl). Vatsapuolen muodon voi kopioida selkäpalasta. Tadaa!

Tutorial on making the alphabet letters | Digitprop – Papercraft and Stuff I noticed that the papercraft alphabet created some interest among people who are not (yet) experienced in papercrafting. Therefore, some letters turned out to be a bit too difficult for some, which prompted me to write this little tutorial. The idea is to give you pointers as to where to start. For the tutorial, I have chosen the ‘R’, as it is one of the more difficult letters due to the curved shape and the inner hole. You can print with any printer. Originally I said that the first step after printing is to cut out all parts. This can be done with a pair of scissors, but for details and holes it is useful to use an Xacto knife or similar sharp, pointed tool. the next step is to score along the dotted lines, so that the paper doesn’t break when you fold it. There is also a dedicated tool for this job, called a bone folder (although these days it’s made from plastics). The next step is to fold everything along the dotted lines. Now it’s time to glue the parts together. That’s it.

DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪ DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪ Are you seeing lots of this type of pattern lately? It's either called the Aztec print or the tribal print! It's the one of the 'It' trends this season since it's the perfect mix of color and fun which is perfect for the summer! (especially here in Manila!) le inspiration which costs $40 each! What you'll need: Look for your colored permanent markers coz they're the only thing that'll put your patterns to life! A matte white iPhone case (or a blackberry case if you're on BBM) Any type of ruler. How did I do it? Don't be scared to start it! Think of any design and be creative with it! overwhelming but as you move on to the middle part, sometimes you just run out of ideas of what to do next! Remember, for this DIY, the more the details, the better! you'll need a lot.. I assure you that when it's done, you'll love the result! You can also apply clear nail polish to make it shiny & last longer Side view & top view of the finished product.