background preloader

Paper crafts for gifts: mini book photo tutorial

Paper crafts for gifts: mini book photo tutorial
Mini Book Photo Tutorial My advanced bookbinding class last spring took on the big project of coptic stitch books and so to reward them for all their hard work and patience as I worked out the kinks of teaching a group of people a very tricky stitch, I made everyone in the class these fun little accordion books! Here’s a step by step photo tutorial. You’re welcome to re-post this on your blog if you kindly link back. Materials: • Scraps of thin decorative paper for covers,• filler paper (this can be regular computer paper or sketch paper)• thin cardboard for the covers (the kind on the back of a sketchpad will work fine)• glue (I use PVA but any white glue would work fine) 1. 2. 3. 4. Visit link → Related:  Papelería(Paper craft)

RFID Wallet – No Purchase Necessary! A DIY All, Make, Tutorials1By Kimanh @spwblog · On January 21, 2013 Truth is there are over 10,000 searches on Google a month for information on how to hack an RFID cards. RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. So, you could either buy a RFID wallet which cost anything from a few dollars to $40, or you could make one with some very cheap supplies you’re most likely to have at home! The following DIY is to create a pretty case for your bank or ID RFID card. Download the free PDF template for the RFID case here! Update: Just had to say, check out the first comment below to see how serious this scamming business is! Share 90 Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh.

Packing Tape Image Transfers I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape! I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down: An easy printed pattern! More stamping with bubble wrap in this fun video: Then I added my packing tape transfers: ….and a Sharpie:

DIY | mason jar cookie mix favor » Something Turquoise I absolutely love Mason Jar Cookie Mix gifts, I love getting them and I love giving them. Normally, because of the size of most cookie recipes, mixes like this have to be gifted in large mason jars – which definitely wouldn’t work for bridal shower or wedding favors. So I worked really hard to develop the perfect cookie recipe that fits into these small, 12 ounce eco mason jars and I’m thrilled to share it with you today! Not only are these fabulous wedding event favors, but they make great gifts for the holidays as well. Pin 12 ounce eco mason jars with either gold or silver lids flour sugar brown sugar baking soda salt your choice of ‘candy’… whatever fits your color theme will be perfect… Paper Source 2.5″ round address labels sticker paper or cardstock measuring cup spoon and/or dowel hole punch corner rounder your choice of ribbon or twine CIRCLE LABEL: {gray} {black} DIRECTION CARD: {gray} {black} Start by measuring 3/4 cup of flour. Now, add the measured flour to your clean jar.

Paper Flower Key Holder / Home Decor Difficulty Rating: Beginner Tags If you need a quick 'just because' gift for someone, this is it! It’s simple to make, couldn’t be less expensive and we can all use one. I for one am always losing my keys and this, by far, is the easiest way for me to keep track of them. Here’s how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Supply List Wire hanger Needle nose pliers with built in wire cutter (most are made like this) Hot glue gun and glue sticks Stapler Book pages Fiskars Scissors and Pinking Shears Krylon Clear CoatSmall piece of cardboard

A Matching Game (A Tutorial and Download I’m starting to think about holiday gifts…and so I’ll be sharing a bunch of ideas for handmade holiday gifts over the next few weeks. I made this cute little matching game using wood craft disks and Citra Solv. It’s easy to make, inexpensive and the recipient will love the handmade quality! The cute little animals are from a free (personal use) font called Pixel Farms. I put the game in a muslin bag. It’s like your typical “memory” game…..all the pieces go face down: And each player gets a turn to flip them over until a pair matches: Click here to see the entire Citra Solv transfer tutorial…..but basically you print the template out using a laser printer or photo copier: Apply Citra Solv to the back of the paper and rub the image off onto the wood: A finished transfer: Aren’t all the little animals so cute? Here’s the template I made for my game….click to download the PDF: Check out these other Citra Solv tutorials: We are also hosting a giveaway from Citra Solv!

How to Marbleize Paper and Cards Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times). To change paint colors, lay strips of newsprint across the solution's surface, then remove; repeat with clean strips until the solution is clear. Seed Paper Tutorial | I first heard of seed paper–or hand made paper that has real flower seeds embedded in the pulp itself and is actually plantable–about a year ago while browsing through a stationary catalog. It was the coolest idea I’d ever seen–and so incredibly spring-y! Well, who knew that you could make this funky stuff all by yourself? And dang we had a good time! First Step: Making the Screen Frame Here’s what you’ll need for the screen frame: 6-12 wide craft sticks–think tongue depressors Craft glue 1 or 2 pieces of mesh or screen about 6″x6″ electrical tape Glue four sticks together–like this. Lay the screen over the sticks and glue in place. Now glue two more sticks–one on the top and one on the bottom. I rested a glass bowl over the frames to hold everything in place until the glue dried. Your frame should look pretty much like this. Now wrap the whole frame with electrical tape, making sure to cover all the exposed wood. Second Step: Making the paper pulp Here’s what you’ll need to make the pulp: water

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Everyday Mom Ideas: Scrap Paper Tree Centerpiece Tutorial (Featured guest blogger) Hi there! I'm Sharon from Two Girls Being Crafty, and I am so delighted to be today's guest blogger on Everyday Mom Ideas! Thank you so much, Julia, for having us. Today I would like to share with you all our newest craft. This simple project uses scrapbook paper leaves to create a bright and cheery Spring ambiance for your home. First, drag out your unseemly healthy assortment of scrapbook paper scraps. Cut out a template of your leaf from the cardboard (you can also use chipboard or card-stock). Take your floral wire and cut strips anywhere from 5"-8" long. Lay down some newspaper next to your workspace. Now for the fun part! ...or make them funky. And you're done! Thanks again, Julia, for having us here today!

Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | 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. You could even say I’m the opposite. 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.

Coffee Filter Rose Tutorial « Emmalee Elizabeth Design I’ve had some requests to do a tutorial on the coffee filter roses I made for my wedding. So here it is. Like I said they really are easy once you get the hang of them. A bit of practice and you’ll have beautiful roses in no time. The supply list is simple. Trace the petal patterns onto the coffee filters and cut them out. Tip: Make sure that you keep the different petals separated. So this is where the explanation gets tricky, so bear with me as I try to explain it the best I can. Tip: Make sure that you wrap each petal with enough tape to secure it tightly. Rip open petal #2 at the seam, leaving one side still connected. Pedals #5 and #6 require two steps so that they stick securely to the stem. When you are finished it will look nothing like a rose. The flower doesn’t have to look perfect at this time you just want the petals to be some what open. With a wooden stick (a pencil will work) curl the petals edges. Once the petals are curled you will need to color the roses.