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How To Make Bubble Paper/Art

How To Make Bubble Paper/Art
Hand me a paintbrush and a piece of paper, and I’ll start to hyperventilate. It’s not the paper that does it. It’s the paintbrush. This means I’ll try just about anything to create original paper/art images using just about anything BUT a paintbrush. Here’s the complete list of what I used to make my bubble paper: bubbles ($1 for 3 at the Dollar Store)printer paper (although watercolor paper would be super cool too)a sinka small container to mix the ink and bubbles Here’s what I did: Mixed about 1 part ink to 4 parts bubbles in a small container. Laid the paper in the bottom of a dry sink. Started blowing bubbles over the paper. Now, there’s not much control here. Then something like this happens, and life is good. I used one such bubble burst to make this card, centering the burst inside the cut area. I’m definitely going to do this again using different colored inks. Like this: Like Loading...

DIY Autumn Leaf Bowls | Hello!Lucky Blog As we mentioned before, this is our favorite time of year for DIY decor. The chill is in the air and the leaves are changing color, and there's no better way to preserve the delight than by welcoming it into your home. Yes, the craft stores overflowing with autumn decorations can be intimidating, but there are ways to turn those faux autumn leaves into something beautiful and functional. Below are instructions for your very own autumn leaf bowl, perfect for holding your favorite scented potpourri or tasty Halloween treats. Materials: Craft store leaf garland, Mod Podge (matte finish), Foam Brush, Balloon, Scissors, Mixing bowl *Tip: try to find thin, paper-like leaves for your garland. How To: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. **Attention readers! Looking for more DIY projects and free downloads?

Make-up Magnet Board We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with the idea ourselves. I feel like I've finally done something original here and I'm excited about it. I'll show you the finished product and then explain. Behold my Make-up Magnet Board. I have a friend who is beautiful and stylish and has always loved make-up but recently took a course that intensified her love. Her renewed interest has worn off on me and it made me remember eye shadows I'd hidden away that were gathering dust. The basket was a mess and I was overwhelmed with all my choices never knowing what to use, digging through to see what I had and find what I wanted was a pain. I painted it (The hard way, with a brush instead of spray paint. I went to the hardware store and picked up some metal and had them cut it to fit inside my frame. Here comes the brilliant part though. Next I wanted a place to store my brushes and liners though.

life in general: yarn bowls Okay, here's how it goes. It's super easy and just a little bit messy. ;) Supplies: yarn + glue + bowl Prep: Cover a bowl with plastic wrap. Or use a balloon as your form. (I think these look pretty.) Method: Dip yarn into glue. *Once the bowls were constructed I considered brushing on some liquid starch (just to help stiffen the yarn) but I didn't get around to it. The kids had a fun time with this project. The other two needed help from time to time. The other one loved the project, repeatedly complimented everyone's "awesome" bowls, and made a good effort until she ran out of steam and I finished the bowl. Bottom line . . . it kept them busy for an hour, yes there was lots of hand-washing and wiping but the mess was contained to 1/2 of the dining table (not too bad), and they all ended with a project they were proud of.

52 Weeks Project Galletita de Jengibre: Corkers - Animales de corcho Hace tiempo vi: Corkers una colección de animales realizada a partir de los corchos de las botellas. La idea me pareció genial para reciclar. Ayer encontré un corcho en la cocina y lo primero que se me vino a la mente, fue hacer uno de estos animales. Basándome en la forma del corcho que encontré y los accesorios que podía utilizar, decidí hacer el conejo.Materiales:Corcho.Alfileres de cabeza redonda negro y blanco.Alfileres planos.Microporoso o Cartulina.Mini pom pom, o un poco de algodón.Clips ( de preferencia blanco).Alicate, tijera, pegamento, pintura blanca (opcional). Lo primero que hice fue cortar los alfileres de cabeza redonda (son muy largos y traspasan el corcho). Luego los colocan en el corcho, en la parte superior y ancha, porque serán los ojos. El alfiler de bolita blanca sirve para colocar el mini pom pom, que será la cola. Corté el microporoso para formar las orejas y los brazos. El alfiler plano me sirvió para colocar los brazos. Las patitas las hice con clips. Y así quedo :D

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY. I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end. Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)

Cookie Cutter Soaps Tired of the same old soap molds? Get creative with cookie cutters! You Will Need: Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars Kumihimo - tutorial; flat braid with hearts I thought I´d post a tutorial of a kumihimo pattern; flat 12-tread braid with heart pattern: For about 2 bracelets (finished length 30+ cm), I used 6 x 1,20 m lengths; 5 x 1 mm cords in dark blue satin and 1 x 2mm cord in pink satin. The thicker cord might be a bit shorter if you want. Lay the threads double and place the 12 threads in the starting position as shown under. This is the starting position of the threads. First take the inner right thread in the 12 o´clock position and move it down below the two threads on the left side, in the 9 o´clock position. Take the inner left thread in the 12 o´clock position and move it down below the two threads on the right side, in the 3 o´clock position. Move the two top threads closer, replacing the moved threads. Now, take the inner left thread in the 6 o´clock position and move it up above the two threads on the right side, in the 3 o´clock position. Do the same move with the inner right thread in the 6 o´clock position to the left side.