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DIY Papercut Lamp Video

DIY Papercut Lamp Video

Paper Heart Wreath Paper Heart Wreath from Arts for Life Because if you have a house full of paper heart chains you will need a paper heart wreath to keep it company. And before you turn these paper hearts into a wreath they make their own fabulous paper heart chain too. If you want to make a paper heart wreath with your kids, you can check out the tutorial over at Arts for LIfe.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look. {Simply Lovely}

Itty bitty crochet heart tutorial Here is a super-easy, super-fast project that is ideal for last-minute Valentines. I'm making a whole bunch of these this afternoon while waiting at the doctor's office. I'm making them out of different shades of leftover yarn to add to barrettes for Annalivia's female preschool classmates. If I get really organized, I'll show you what I'm planning for the little boys tomorrow. First, make a magic ring. Then, chain 4. Then inside of the magic ring make 2 triple crochet, 3 double crochet, chain 1, 1 triple crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet, 2 triple crochet, chain 3. Pull the magic ring tight. Slip stitch to the center of the circle. There you are!

Tunisian Crochet How-To… The Bias Stitch Hey folks! It’s time for another Tunisian Crochet Tutorial This one is called the Bias Stitch. I also recommend you practice the Basic Stitch and the Crossed Stitch before trying this one. Let's get going! Chain 15 (or whatever amount you would like for practice) Work the Foundation Row (Same as Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch here) Row 1 is just like the crossed stitch * Keep all loops on your hook * For Row 1, Skip the next vertical bar of the previous row then skip the NEXT vertical bar. Yarn over And pull up a loop Now you will go to the previously skipped vertical bar. Yarn over and pull up a loop… Now you will continue doing this to the end. As you can see, it looks just like the crossed stitch. Do your return pass to get your vertical bars Row 2 will be the same except at the beginning you will draw up a loop before you start crossing your stitches. Starting Row 2, you will insert your hook into the second vertical bar Yarn over and pull up a loop Yarn over and draw up a loop Insert your hook

Kata - free crochet square pattern Kata This pattern is a flower – created by crocheting clusters. Although the instructions are long, once you master a cluster it will all seem easy. American terminology used. 12’ square Worsted weight yarn 5.50mm hook Gauge – Round 1 = 2” 9 ½’ square DK yarn 4.0mm hook Gauge – Round 1 = 1 3/8” Ch - chain Sc – single crochet Dc – double crochet HDc –half double crochet Tc – treble crochet Lp(s) – loop/loops Sp(s) – space/spaces St(s) – stitch/stitches Yo – yarn over Special Stitches These stitches are all variations on clusters. Beg 3dc cl*- First 3 double crochet cluster Chain 3 Yo, insert hook in sp, yo, pull through space (3lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (2lps stay on hook) Yo, insert hook into same sp, yo, pull through (4lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (3lps on hook) Yo and pull through all three loops on hook. 3dc cl - 3 double crochet cluster Yo, insert hook into same sp, yo, pull through (5lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (4lps on hook) Yo and pull through all four loops on hook.

Paper Loop Ornament If you are into scrapbooking, chances are you have lots of odds and ends of beautiful paper left over. Here is an idea for using some of them for beautiful Christmas Ornaments. Supplies 2 one inch by twelve inch strips of colorful scrapbook paper 2 decorative circles of scrapbook paper Filament Sharp scissors Ribbon Glue Instructions Cut two 1 x 12 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper and glue into two circles. Using a complementary scrapbook paper, cut out two circles. Attach the filiment to the inside of the loops. Make a bow and glue to the top of your ornament. Make lots of these easy ornaments in the same color to create a theme tree or lots of different combinations. Listed under: Christmas Crafts, Cut and Paste Crafts, Decorating Crafts Tagged as: An Introduction to Sun Printing on Fabric It’s been about 25 years since I’ve used sun printing paper but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while! Who knew there was sun printing fabric?! I made this easy little square pin cushion using 8.5″ cotton cyanotype fabric squares and buttons: This applique shirt was so simple… …and I love the extra button detail: The squares I used are the Blueprints on Fabric(pink on blue) shown below: In a nutshell, the 8.5″ fabric squares in the kit are pretreated with a chemical that makes them change color in sunlight. I pinned buttons to the fabric in the shape of a heart: I pinned one of my mother’s old necklaces in place: I layered different types of lace: I used a transparency with a superhero “POW” on it: Stay tuned for more sun printing soon!

DEMO! Flour Paste Batik Batik is a resist method of fabric dyeing that uses wax . . . I did a lot of traditional batik back in the early 90's. It's a lot of fun, and you can get some incredible effects. The downside is getting the wax out of the fabric. The easiest method I found was dry-cleaning, though I also know people who would iron the fabric between sheets of newspaper. Over and over and over . . . Since I'm only doing small batches now, and doing it primarily for use in fiber art (not clothing) I've been looking for an easier, dry-cleaning free method of getting the same effects. Materials: 1/2 cup flour, + a few extra tablespoons 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons alum (helps keep nasty smelly bits from growing) mixer fabric stretcher bars tacks fine tip squeeze bottle or icing tips fabric paint* I originally said "dye," but you really want to use diluted paint paint brush spray bottle iron parchment paper or press cloth 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I covered the whole surface with this swirly pattern. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13.

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