Easy Origami Envelope | If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Make sure your edges are even. 2. 3. fold the right corner about 1/3 of the way to the left. 4. 5. 6. 6. 7. 8. 9. And there you have it! Now scurry off and make a million of these–or at least 24 if you’re using them for the Family Advent Countdown Calendar. Not in the mood to fold your own? Balls / Pomanders: Daisy Design If you want to make your own wedding pew decorations, try these elegant wedding kissing balls (also known as pomander balls). These pomanders are made out of paper daisies and are very easy to make. These pomanders would also be a great way to decorate at your reception or as a bridal bouquet design idea if you are planning on making your own bouquet. Materials for Daisy Wedding Kissing Balls 4" Styrofoam ball Cardstock paper: 1 – 4 colors 12 brads (for one ball) X-acto knife 2 or 3 punches (we used EK Success XL and Medium daisy punch, Martha Stewart cornflower punch)Hot glue gun Ribbon Scissors 35 – 40 pearl head pins (for one ball): 6mm Note: Our flower example shows two different shapes in the center of the flower, but to save money you could purchase just the large flower punch and one small center punch. Instructions for Daisy Wedding Kissing Balls Using your flower shaped paper punches, punch out for each flower: 5 of the large flowers, and 2 centers (one in each color and shape).
Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (6) You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Supplies: Patterned paper-one 12 x 12" sheet. These directions will give you one flower. 1. 4. 5. Tip: For single sided paper. 6. Note: Florist tape is stretchy, just play with it and pull gently but firmly as you move down the stem. 7. Note, you will have to play around with the height of the petals, and where on the petal you start your tape. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. For tutorials on how to market yourself online, go here.
Pomander Balls: Peony Design These peony pomander balls (also known as wedding kissing balls) are very elegant and easy to make. And if you are on a tight budget and need some cheap wedding flower ideas, then these pomanders would be the perfect choice. These pomander balls could be used to decorate the pews, or your reception or even as a bridal bouquet design if you are planning on making your own bouquet. Materials For Wedding Pomander Balls 4" Styrofoam ballCoffee filters (4 cup basket style)RibbonSpray bottle for waterScissorsPearl head pins (1.5" and 3")Watercolor paintPaintbrushWax paperPaper towels How To Make Paper Flowers: Peony Design Print and cut out the paper flower patterns. Note: Each flower requires 4 "large petals", 4 "medium petals" and 4 "centers". One 4" ball takes 12 peony flowers, which requires 36 filters. One filter will make 16 accent flowers, and one ball needs around 20. The first step to painting your flowers is to lightly spray them with water. Kat Says: Ruquiyah Foye Says: Id'z Says:
Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. Below you can see my very first attempt to create paper flowers. What you will need to make your own Kusudama paper ball? 1. 3. 4. (optionally) I prefer torn paper instead of cut. You have to start with a single petal. Now you have to glue your 5 petals into a flower. Apply the glue to only one side of each petal, except for the last one, in this case cover both sides with glue. Your first flower is done. Don’t glue every petal right after you make it. When all 12 flowers are finished you have to glue them together. When two halves of Kusudama Flower Ball are ready you have to glue them together.
Kirigami Cherry Blossom Instructions This kirigami cherry blossom utilizes the origami pentagon base to create a pretty 5-petal cherry blossom. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 1: Start by folding the origami pentagon base. We've created a separate page of instructions for this base that you can refer to. Follow Steps 1 to 9 and you should have the following to start with. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 2: Draw the following pattern onto the paper. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 3: Cut the paper along the pattern. Kirigami Cherry Blossom Step 4: Now unfold the paper gently... and your kirigami cherry blossom is complete! The same kirigami on a dark brown paper....
recycle project no. 7 - magazine bowl This project took me so much longer than I thought it would. I may not be finished yet (I'll explain in a minute) but I want to move on to other ideas so I decided to post about it now. I certainly didn't reinvent the wheel with this one but it was something fun and super easy to make. Materials:- a magazine (I didn't use more than half of a magazine)- glue gun I started by making a tight little roll and making the flat circle that I showed you the other day. Each strip that I used is made from one page of the magazine. I added each strip to my piece by keeping the folded edge outside and the open side toward the inside. As you place each strip down only do so a short piece at a time because the glue dries really fast. I glued each strip of paper down, leaving a small piece unglued so that I could tuck in the following strip under it. Here's my unfinished bowl. A photo just to show the scale of the bowl.
Paper Flower Tealight Battery powered tea lights have been popular for a couple of years now. They are great party decorations because unlike regular candle tea lights, these are safe. This paper project decorates a tea light with a paper flower design made out of card stock and is easy and fast to make. These flower would look absolutely gorgeous on a buffet table or as a table decoration. All you have to do is cut out flower parts and hot glue them onto the plastic led tea light. 1.Download the tea light flower project template here. 2.Cut out 7 petals from light colored card stock. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Folded Paper German Star Video Tutorial I made a tutorial for folded paper German Stars. Sometimes they are called Moravian Stars or Froebel Stars. You may want to make some for decorating a Christmas tree, gifts, wreaths or to display in a pretty bowl. My favorite are the pure white... so pristine and elegant. They are very pretty in bright colors too. A popular shade of blue... cool and wintry. My tutorial is in two parts Part 1 Part 2 (Note: Traditionally these German Stars were dipped in paraffin to help protect them from the outdoor elements. In response to some questions I have received about the paper and the wax: I have used paper like the kind you use for the computer and taped the strips together for the length I needed. I have ordered paper strips from the Starcraft Etsy Shop and really like them. I LOVE the metallic paper ~ it is easy to work with and makes gorgeous stars. Construction paper does not work. Click link below for How-to for dipping stars in wax
DIY - Paper Flower Wall Decor From Ruche Hi Ladies, I've finally had a chance to put together this DIY post from Ruche's first Spring lookbook. Sorry for the delay! Everything is extremely easy and can spruce up any plain wall in your home. 1. Stephanie got a roll of butcher paper and we were debating what do to with it. We made different shaped and sized flowers out of butcher paper. 2. We picked up some used cheap paper back books at the thrift store. To make the shelves out of books, you just pick a book you want to use as a shelf, put l-brackets through it, and screw it to the wall. 3. You can make a cornstarch paste that can be used to paste fabric on your walls. Cornstarch paste is easy to make and works well for both wallpaper and papier mâché. 4. For our lookbook, the boys made this floor out of 2x4 wood blocks and we painted it with "oyster white" milk paint. Hope you enjoyed our DIY post. -Mai