Easy Origami Envelope If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Pyramid Gift Box Template This decorative box can be used to give a small gift or just as a decoration. Attached below is the pattern to make the box with complete directions on the sheet. This box was made by putting a sample wallpaper sheet sized to 81/2" x 11" and placed in my printer so that the pattern would print on the back side of the wallpaper. Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons?
9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books? They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect?
Paper Craft: Letterfold Envelope LETTERFOLD ENVELOPEDirections:1: Begin by folding the top down to determine the center line, then open flat2: Fold opposite corners into the center at 45 degrees3: Fold the outer raw edges in to align with the inner raw edges.4: Now fold the blunted corners at 45 degrees to lie along the center line where you will tuck the flap into the small triangle shaped pocket see #5.Turn over to see the front of your envelope. What is fun about this is you write your letter on any regular sized paper, decorative stationary works well. Fold, add a decorative sticker to the back and address the front. Yes people you can mail these with no problem. Save on envelopes.
House-Shaped Gift Box By Amy Christie I’m so pleased with this little project! I collaborated with Jordan of Polkadot Prints to design a darling house-shaped gift box that is as easy as pie to put together. Frugal Friday - Upcycled Bottles After New Years we had several empty Sparkling Cider bottles. I started to throw them away but thought *maybe* I could turn them into something cute! Valentine's is around the corner and I'm in need of a few more decorations. :) So first I removed all the labels (Goo Gone & a razor worked perfectly for this) and cleaned them out.
Etceteras: yarn bowl Day 3 of my paper mache paste craft-a-thon. You can see my first two projects here and here. After I finished both of those projects, I still had plenty of paper mache paste left. So, I threw a bunch of yarn into the paste to make this bowl. Easy Origami Box With Well-Fitting Lid Find two rectangle sheets of paper of the same type and not too thick. Two magazine pages would be okay. I am using a free calendar with colorful trains. Any old calendar of the lesser quality would work. The pages of pricier calendars are a thickness that would be hard to handle. Use newspaper for your first boxes, if you like.
Schoolhouse-Shaped Gift Box Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom. The school year is ending and it’s time for last-day-of-school parties, and gifts for teachers, coaches, librarians and school bus drivers. I’m sure this (free!) Best way to make fried marbles+a suncatcher... kind of. - MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS I made fried marbles!! There are already several people who have posted these around this site, and on each post there are people trying to figure out the best way to make them. So I took the liberty of trying all of the methods to see which is best.
Consol glass solar jar lantern - Solar Products The solar jar is literally bottled sunshine, it harnesses solar energy to provide a lovely warm light that lasts for up to 6 hours. Safely housed in a beautiful 1L mason jar with a solar panel and LED light mechanism built into the lid. The solid glass mason jar is robust and fitted with a wire handle for hanging. Use your solar jar for camping, outdoor entertainment, night-light, study-light, decor or as an emergency backup light source. The Solar Jar is flame free so it’s ideal for outdoor functions and where it’s prohibited to use open flame candles and hence also child friendly. The LED lights are solar powered by rechargeable batteries (all you need to do is place under the sunlight as is or just the lid) with a unique on-off switch that is 100% waterproof (the first light switch of its kind registered with patent authorities!).
How to Make a Collapsible Box - Boxes and Bags Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It Choose a box to make. Download and print the pattern. Hexagonal Stacking Boxes The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above. We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. We follow the same basic construction techniques, but simplify it by eliminating the paper coverings and decorations. In their place, we use paperboard from cereal, cracker and cookie packaging.