Paper Pendants If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts. With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock. You can add as many circles to the pendant as needed to get the thickness you want, of course.
Alice's Soda Can Bookmarks What does Wonderland's Alice have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing. Except that the same procedure with which I made her 'Drink me' bookmark I employed to make a more Christmas-y version. (PDFs of each design included.) Aluminum Can Flowers and Leaves Are your flowers all gone until spring? Can’t get flowers to grow at all? Try making some of these colorful recycled creations — and since they are made from aluminum cans, they’re guaranteed to stay pretty for a long, long, long time (just don’t step on them).
Welcoming Autumn (Art with Kids) This is obviously a bit of a catch-up post but I didn't want to abandon these sweet photos so please forgive me :) I wanted to show you some of the completely gorgeous art created by the boys and their friends. Four children and the wonderful E (who teaches art at one of the local Steiner schools) met at our house every second Tuesday last term to create just this sort of magic. Crochet with Raymond Hellooooo!!! Here I am, back again, to finish what I began yesterday! I wonder if it seemed strange to you all that I post a tutorial on how to make a leaf….. all will come clear today, I promise! High Tea was lovely yesterday! Oh I wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish I had taken my camera so I could have shown you the beautiful table covered in flower petals and the delicious cakes and fabulousness!
Newspaper Gift Bags When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. 3D Stars Made From Drink Cans November 1st, 2011 I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… Recycled Aluminum Flowers Thanks for visiting Cheap Crafty Mama! If you like what you see please sign up to stay in touch via RSS, Facebook, Email, or Twitter updates! Spring has sprung and it sure has been feeling like it around here!
Kids Artists: Colourful Christmas trees You need: two drawing sheets A4 sizewatercolour paintbrushes jar with watertissue paperscissorsglue rulerpencilgold or silver markerwhite correction markerglitter Paint a background for the Christmas trees with water paint. wonderfuldiy There’s really no such thing as having too many baby blankets — something every parent would probably agree on! This is why one of the most amazing gifts any well-wisher can offer a baby or toddler of any age is a stunningly beautiful handmade baby blanket – a genuine one-of-a-kind never to be repeated. But while there are thousands of different ways a baby blanket can be crocheted … well, let’s just say we think we’ve found the pick of the bunch! What you’re looking at here is a wholly unique 6 petal puff flower baby blanket, which is less a useful accessory and more a work of art in its own right!
Newspaper Gift Bags Gift bags made from newspaper is a great idea for birthday parties or weddings! We saw this on a site that was we think was in Vietnamese?? Anywho -here’s our best try at translation along with the photo tutorial. Craft: Recycled Pop Can Garland You have probably seen soda can crafts in your neighbor's garden, at craft fairs, and on craft web sites. This is a guide about crafts using soda cans. Solutions: Crafts Using Soda Cans Read and rate the best solutions below by giving them a "thumbs up". How to Make Pom Pom Flowers I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms. Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with.
Christmas Tree Christmas Cards These are our first Christmas Cards. To make them we pulled the top layer off a piece of cardboard, cut out some triangle shapes and after putting on some green paint, we printed some small Christmas trees onto the card. Once they were dry we printed some Christmas Tree lights using the other end of our paintbrushes.