Plastic bag Yarn - gooseflesh Since I posted my crochet Sea Creatures on Flickr in November, 2006, many people have asked me how I make the plastic bag yarn. So here is a How to lesson. There are many different techniques, but I found this one worked best for me. Be warned..... it's very time consuming, but strangely cathartic. ** I have added an alternative technique tutorial at the end. This makes a continuous strip without knots.* * 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. This technique has been around for decades. Mmmmmm....... Method 2: Pieces of Anna: DIY Wine and Beer Bottle Vases As I mentioned earlier, I decided to get a little crafty with Christmas presents this year. While browsing Pinterest, I stumbled upon this image that inspired me to try my hand at making vases out of wine and beer bottles. A little bit of googling turned up handy tutorials on how to wrap bottles with jute. Some tutorials called for using a hot glue gun, which I don't own (and quite frankly, I can't imagine that getting hot glue on your fingers is all that pleasant). Luckily, I found some tutorials, like this one, which claimed that you could achieve the same results using plain old Elmer's glue. The first step was to obtain some empty wine and beer bottles. Some labels came off rather easily, while others required a little scrubbing.
Make your own fabric prints using the sun The folks who make Inkodye sent over a sample the other day. Inkodye is light-sensitive dye for textiles or any natural fibers, including wood and raw leather. It acts like the Sunprint paper you might have used as a kid, only you can brush this dye on anything you want and it comes in lots of colors. Like orange, of course. For my first test of this magical stuff, I planned to make a safety pin print on fabric. I wrapped cardboard with a piece of old plastic tablecloth to make a waterproof surface. Then I poured a little Inkodye onto a paper plate, and with a foam brush, I painted it onto the fabric. As soon as I was done brushing on the dye, I scrambled to arrange some safety pins on top of the fabric. Outside the back door, I placed the board in direct sunlight. To keep the dye under the pins from developing, I immediately rinsed the fabric under the faucet and then washed it out with laundry detergent. Here's what the fabric looks like when it's dry.
TUTORIAL :: Make a Scandinavian style knotted trivet Think of Scandinavian design and the words minimal, simple and natural might come to mind. Minimal and simple design and colour palettes. Natural materials and tones. I designed this knotted macrame trivet tutorial with that Scandi design aesthetic in mind. I made two trivets which can be used individually, or they can nest inside one another. I only used two very simple macrame knots, so this is something easy that you can make for your home or for a gift. This fabulous vintage Scandinavian enamel saucepan is part of a set which belonged to my parents – it goes perfectly with my new trivets. You’ll need a wooden embroidery hoop (I used one 5 inch and one 7 inch hoop), some wooden beads, and cotton rope (mine is 4mm cotton sash cord). You may be surprised at the amount of rope you’ll need – I was! We will be working with two pieces of rope at the same time – for the 5 inch trivet that means two lengths measuring 320 cm each. Repeat this knot around the circumference of the hoop.
Spiritual Steampunk Hamsa Iron on Patchsmall par GerriTullis 27 Wonderful Paper And Cardboard DIY Christmas Decorations black and white Christmas ornaments (via minieco) Paper and cardboard are the simplest craft materials ever. You can handle them very easily, they are cheap and various in colors and textures. You may also craft with your kids of paper and cardboard because it’s simple and they will be delighted. handmade window garland For Christmas (via shimelle) paper ball Christmas ornament (via makermama)
The BEST Play-Dough Recipe Have you ever made play dough and it just fell apart?? Well… not this time. This recipe will make play dough that is seriously the closest thing to store-bought you’ll ever make. No falling apart or drying out (as long as stored in a sealed container). It will last up to 6 months.The secret to this recipe?? Ready to make it? Ingredients: 1 C Flour 1 C Water 1/4 C Salt 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil 2 tsp Cream of Tarter Food Coloring (actual coloring or a kool-aid packet will do) Sparkles (If you wanna be a fun mom!) Pour in all ingredients. Stir until everything is mixed well. Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Stir. Stir, Stir Stir.Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed. Remove from heat, and knead by hand. Once cooled it’s ready to go. Or grab your cookie cutters, plastic scissors, rolling pin, etc.. and let your toddler go to town. What a fun thing to do on a rainy day! # kristanlynn xoxo I’ve linked up here, here, here and here UPDATE- answering your questions:
Plastique 2 Dzisiejszy post będzie tutorialowy ....znowu...:)) Butelki typu PET jakie są każdy widzi, natomiast co można z nich zrobić to już odrębna sprawa. W ubiegłym roku zrobiłam eksperymentalną biżuterię z plastiku kamino70.blogspot.com/2011/09/plastik.html byłam wówczas zaskoczona efektem niestety (a może i dobrze) inne sprawy zaprzątnęły moją uwagę nie miałam okazji wrócić do tego tematu. Naszyjnik "Listki" Do wykonania potrzebne będą: arkusz plastiku z butelki, nożyczki, szczypczyki, drut hobbistyczny tutaj 0,6mm, kółeczka 0.8 mm cieniutki łańcuszek oraz narzędzie Dremel VersaTip. Arkusz mocno się skręca ale nam potrzebne będą tylko dwa prostokątne kawałki 4/6cm które odcinamy nożyczkami. Obydwa kawałki plastiku myjemy w ciepłej wodzie z detergentem i wycieramy do sucha papierowym ręcznikiem. Na kartce papieru rysujemy przybliżony kształt liścia. Zakładamy na narzędzie końcówkę z ostrzem. Kartkę z wzorem układamy jako tło. Nacinanie dobrze jest poćwiczyć. ... kolej na lewą stronę ...
Egyptian Scarab Iron on Patch par GerriTullis How About Orange Here's a look at our upstairs guest bathroom. Last night I covered an accent wall with removable wallpaper. I love it! This bathroom has a peculiar layout. You walk in past the shower stall on the right, and when you hit the sink, you turn right to get to the toilet. Which is under a lovely arch at the end of a passage that is almost long enough to feel like a hallway. The kind folks at Walls Need Love sent the product to review. Like the Sunburst wallpaper I designed last year, this paper is essentially a giant self-adhesive wall decal, and it's easily to peel off and reposition. I measured the wall and cut a length of paper that would leave a little extra overhang at the bottom. After a couple tries I had it, and then it was just a matter of peeling off the backing paper gradually while smoothing down the paper with the tool provided. I cut another piece to place next to the first panel, overlapping the seam by a quarter inch to match the pattern.
Shrinky Bracelet If you grew up in the 80's, like I did, you're probably already familiar with the awesomeness that is Shrinky Dinks...but did you know that you can still buy Shrinky Dinks? Yep, they're still out there - in craft stores, hobby shops, and even on Amazon. But you don't have to buy a Shrinky Dink kit to have all the fun. Just look for #6 plastic containers and you can make your own! There is a great tutorial on Instructables (courtesy of Dabbled) with all the instructions for making your own shrinky projects from #6 plastic containers, so I won't go into too much detail here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Use a pair of pliers to open the rings. 8. Surprise mom with a priceless piece of jewelry made by her little artists! I was also able to make a pendant from a long, skinny piece I had left over after cutting apart the "beads" for the bracelet. Cute, right?
Day 30: diy Bubbles, Wands and Blowers with Pie Birds, Buttons and Muddy Puddles I am so excited to be guest posting here at HomeSpun Threads! The Summer Soiree posts have been great and have given me many ideas of how to fill the summer days with my two boys. I am Andrea, from Pie Birds, Buttons and Muddy Puddles. I love to craft, cook and create, and find ways to be frugal and make things myself. Today, I am going to show you how to make your own bubbles, wands and blowers at home, for a fraction of the price you pay at the store! And it's fun, I promise. Homemade Bubbles, Wands and Blowers You will need: 1 gallon plastic jug (recycled from your gallon of milk or water 2/3 cup of Joy dish soap 2 1/2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin (found in health and medicine area of Walmart or any other drug store)* plastic straws string plastic bottles (recycled juice or water bottles) *you can substitute Karo light corn syrup for the liquid glycerin if you can't find it Directions: Measure your dish soap and glycerin in a measuring cup. Pour into your plastic jug. And blow!