Upcycled Grocery Bag Easter Basket - Lia Griffith Welcome to my new blog! I am going to start my new post lineup with one of my favorite projects . . . with a twist. Literally. You may remember my grocery bag Easter basket and fruit basket that I created for the Ellinée blog. Here is an updated version of that basket using a twine handled bag I snagged at Target. I do try to bring my own bags but when I see a potential craft project in the checkout line, I can’t resist. Here is the extra good news!
Yarn Ball Magnets Here’s a quick craft for today because I’ve got some news in the works, and waiting until next week to share it. Needless to say, it’s been busy around here, so a quick craft is what’s on the menu. My yarn ball magnets were inspired by my friend Melanie’s yarn ball earrings that she shared last week. I actually found this craft to not be the easiest project in the world. I used a wooden bead on the inside of my yarn ball. Supplies: wood bead with one flat side yarn (scrapbuster!) First and foremost, hot glue one end of your yarn to the bead. Wrapping a good looking yarn ball around a slippery sucker of a wooden bead is harder than one would think. When all is said and done, I have to admit, they are pretty cute. By the way, the yellow ball magnet is not actually a yarn ball; it’s a crocheted ball left over from my goldfish teether.
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The Kirigami Project - Week 43 - Bonbons This lovely lacy paper cut looks pretty timeless but was actually inspired by a handful of Halloween candies. I also see diamond rings in there. What do you see? To create your own Bonbons kirigami design, use the template below and the 6-point folding pattern. Want to try all of October's Halloween-inspired designs? This month's free printable is now available! Click on the image above to access and print the template. Happy crafting! The Kirigami Project is collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion.
New Flower Tutorial:) I found a new flower that I tried and wanted to share with you. I asked for her permission to post it here:) I make mine slightly different than Lynne. Click here to see her tutorial. This is what you will need: Sturdy patterned paperGlue gunCircle punchInk (optional)Button or something else for flower center 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. You have to act really quick with this, since the glue from the gun hardens super fast. 6. 7. or up:) These are my favorite flowers at the moment. I used them in this layout based on my sketch # 30: All the paper I used, is from SEI's Addison pack, which one lucky winner will receive. I will draw a random winner tomorrow:)
Tuesday's Tips & Techniques: Embellished Bookmarks This is a cute bookmark tutorial that my friend Suzanne posted. Super fun are really easy: Cut a 12 x 12 pp in half diagonally. In the center of the long side of the triangle, make a smaller triangle that measures 7 1/2" on the bottom and 5" on each side. Score and fold and trim away the excess at the point of the triangle. Fold and glue side flaps together. Your paper should look like this when it's flipped over. Trim the excess so that all that's left is a triangle "envelope." Embellish to your hearts content! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial Suzanne! I just love making these bookmarks, here's a couple that I made for my cookbook: This bookmark was my first "successful" attempt at heat embossing. The paper and brad that I used for this one are both from Cookbookin' and the heart punch is Martha Stewart. Happy Scrappin'
Pipe cleaner flower tutorial from Kayla Excuse my long absence; I'm trying to find some rhythm and routine now when the kids are out of school, but I guess it's not working too well.I wanted to share an easy tutorial from DT member Kayla. Here it is - her words and photos:Start off with a pipe cleaner Wrap one end around your index finger. Wrap the very end of the pipe cleaner so the loop is secure Put your index finger in the first loop to keep its shape and wrap the pipe cleaner in a figure eight around your ring finger. Twist the long end of the pipe cleaner around the figure eight. Create the third loop around another finger to keep the size of the loops even. I then wrap the long end of the pipe cleaner through one of the loops already made to secure the last loop made. Create the fourth and fifth loops the same way, wrapping around a finger to keep size consistent and wrapping through a previously made loop to secure. You should have a tiny bit left over that you just tuck around the center knot to secure the flower
First tutorial These cute purses are so easy to make! It won't take you more than 30 minutes. Wouldn't they be a perfect gift for mom. Print out this template on a 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock. When you are done cutting you will have 4 pieces like this. Fold the sides so it looks like a "M". Put glue to both sides with fast drying adhesive. Glue the sides to the purse (after you folded the purse in half) with the narrow side down. Glue the lid to the back of the purse. Take a ribbon through one of the holes and make a little knot. On the front of the purse,add a button,brad or whatever you like. Last - put 5/8" Velcro round with sticky back to the inside of the lid and the other part of it to the purse. Inking,doodling,Stickles..it would all look good here. If you give this a try, I would love to see the result. Who knows, maybe I decide to send out some RAK's;) As I'm sure you understand..I didn't come up with this purse idea. I traced the purse she gave me and made this template!
Tutorial for paper bowl ere's a loooong overdue tutorial! I totally meant to post this BEFORE Halloween,but that's OK. It's always the right season for chocolate and giving away sweets.Right? I just made a bunch of these paper bowls for a crop tomorrow. Scrapping and chocolate is like peanut butter and jelly;) What you will need: cardstock or double sided patterned paperribbonhole punchertrimmer Optional: inkborder punch You can make these bowls any size you want.It's up to you how much candy you want them to fit. I like 9" x 9". So start with you 9" x 9" square. Use a border punch all around if you want to be fancy. Then you need to score or draw lines. (Note:if you used a borderpunch,you will need to measure your paper and divide by three, to know where to score. I learned a tip from my dear friend on how to score easy.Use a stulys and slide it through your trimmer. You will have 9 squares. Fold the horizontal and vertical lines in a valley fold and the diagonal lines in a mountain fold. These a perfect little gifts.
le Suminagashi - peinture sur eau - papier marbré japonais (Page 1) – Dessin, Peinture & Photographie – Forum de la Culture Gothique - Toile Gothique Bon alors, le suminagashi, Les premières formes de marbrures sur papier furent nommées "suminagashi", ou "encres flottantes". L'artiste faisait flotter sur un bain d'eau ses encres de chine mêlées au fiel de bœuf (dont les propriétés repoussent l’encre) puis soufflait sur la surface de l'eau pour réaliser des dessins aléatoires. Il pouvait également utiliser un morceau de bois fin ou une aiguille pour créer des courants dans l’eau, faisant faire des volutes à l’encre. Si les formes étaient satisfaisantes, l’artiste posait délicatement sur la surface une feuille de papier, qui absorbait l’encre selon les motifs dessinés sur l’eau et fixait le dessin. Chaque œuvre est ainsi unique. On m'a expliqué une technique un peu plus simple, que je vais essayer de vous restituer sans me tromper... donc il vous faut, du papier, un bac d'eau savonneuse, de l'encre colorée, et du savon liquide. Ici, une "explication" en images: Et sa donne sa:
Crafts | DIY Cozy Home | Page 3 Repurposing from the recycling bin is great! It’s fun to see what you can come up with and it’s always better to make something you need rather than buy it. Like a spade for the garden or temporary planters for starts. This roundup from Awesome Inventions has whole heaps of DIY crafts and projects sure to impress. I have made the piggy bank craft with the kids before. I like the bottle cap curtain a lot! Favecrafts has 647 other recycled crafts and DIY projects. Find Awesome Inventions’ full article here… Awesome Inventions: 17 Creative Ways To Reuse Plastic Bottles I love doing art projects with my children. You don’t have to be picasso to draw your hand in 3D but you will need a few minutes and some markers. Here’s the video…Enjoy! “Torn from the sky.” This is a simple origami project. Check out this other amazing origami project from Swide…It’s sure to impress! Find the full article, printable templates, and beautiful pictures from Homesthetics here… How clever! Fairies…I love fairies!
DIY Confetti Bowl Last weekend I made this DIY project with the boys, it's really easy to make and I can assure that you're gonna have fun! You'll need: confetti, one balloon, Mod Podge, a sponge and a small vase. Inflate your balloon, then insert it on to the vase so it's sturdier to work with. Add Mod Podge to the top half of the balloon with a sponge, then sprinkle confetti all over, you can remove your balloon from the vase and hold it to add the confetti on the sides. Let it dry and add another coat of glue and confetti, you will need to add several coats until you achieve a thick coat. Let it dry for 8-10 hours. Turn your balloon and Pop it with a needle, I couldn't do this because I've always been afraid of the noise, but my little one was my hero ;D Now you'll have a colorful bowl! You could either let it with irregular edges, or you can cut them as I did. That's it!
Mur végétal, décoration d'aquarium et bassins de l'Atelier Paul Louis Duranton. page corner bookmarks This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.