Curling Ribbon Coasters Years ago when I was a college student, I had a part time job in a card store. One day on the job, I was fiddling with the curling ribbon we used for balloons. As I twisted and curled it in my fingers, I found myself rolling it into a tight spiral. As it grew and I added more colors, I soon realized I had a really cool design forming, and without too much effort I would have a spiral of color large enough to use as a coaster. I bought some rolls of ribbon and that weekend I sat down and made several fun coasters by carefully coiling the ribbon around itself. Ever since then, whenever I get balloons or gifts that are tied with curling ribbon, I save the ribbon in a special box in my craft room. The Origami Page This section is intended for the beginner. It introduces all of the major folds in origami and shows how they are done. It also provides a large number of simple models that aim to allow one to practice these folds. By the time you have finished this section of my web site, you should be able to fold most of the models in the other sections.
DIY Project: Paper Flower Boutonnieres Paper flower boutonnieres are fun and easy to make. They'll add a touch of charm to any wedding. Don't feel limited to paper though! Use feathers, beads, seashells, whatever strikes your fancy! • Tissue paper (in similar colors) $.99 pack of 10 sheets• 18-guage cloth covered stem wire (pack of 12) $1.49• Artificial stamens (pearl topped flower sprays) $1.99 DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway! Happy Monday everyone! Today I am going to show you how to make this necklace and introduce my first giveaway! Below are the steps to make this tulle necklace.
Luminous Mushroom Night Light I was originally going to use part of a birch branch I cut from our tree (it had been partly rotted). Once I started sawing the rotten part off, two spiders and an earwig crawled out and I lost my nerve. I considered my other options. Hair Flower 29 May 2010 These elegant fabric flowers are very simple to make . . . and only take a few basic supplies. The finished product is delightfully lovely, and at times can look like a real flower! How to make 25 paper Christmas ornaments Here's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper.Above left: I made with these instructionsAbove right: I made with these instructions (Update: this is now an old post; some of the links no longer work.) More: Printable snowflake 1 Printable snowflake 2 Paper snowflakes stapled together into something 3-D Not 3-D, but nice snowflake cutting templates
Whimsical Paper Flowers! Posted May 24, 2010 | 8 Comments Who knew paper could be so cute? We love these paper flowers that are blooming up all over the web! Recycled + re-purposed paper flowers are eco-friendly and will not wilt. Plus, they add a touch of whimsy to your wedding! Walk down the aisle with a bouquet, or use these stylish stems as your centerpieces! Tutorial: Shabby Chic Dangly Earring Display This fun little shabby chic earring stand, made from an altered picture frame, is a great way to hang and display all your beautiful, dangling earrings. I had the idea for this project after we talked about my love affair with dangly earrings and how to display them. I don’t know about you, but I just love seeing them all hanging in a row! :) The next day I made this earring frame, and it was so quick, easy, and inexpensive to put together, I knew I had to share it with you!
Book Lamp This project is very simple and if you already have a book that you're willing to sacrifice, the cost is just $5 for the lamp from IKEA. Some people freak out when books get destroyed for projects like this. Well, tons of unsold books get destroyed every year.