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Make A Journal

Make A Journal
Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment – sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE – rulers – drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS – fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ – 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) – 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages – 3 yards of embroidery floss – mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board – Yes Stikflat Glue or other archival glue that leaves paper flat – heavy object to use as a weight – waxed paper – cutting/hole punch template – click here to download – thin cotton or linen fabric (optional) – needle with an eye large enough to fit embroidery floss – brush for glue Stitch down through the next hole.

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Creating Colorful Bookcovers bySusan MyersonAugust 2, 2012 With school time just around the corner, I came up with a school craft project that incorporates brightly colored paper. After all, a long school day could certainly use some sunshine! I created fun book covers using the technique called Iris Folding! The plan was to revamp the old version of the book cover. Technique - Mounting Embroidery on Art Canvas - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This? I have seen a lot of stitchwork mounted in frames or in embroidery hoops, but I live in an apartment that is lofty and a little industrial, so I wanted a simpler and more modern way to display my work. Supplies and Equipment: - embroidered fabric - artist’s stretched canvas (I used something similar to Blick Studio Mini 3/8″ Profile Cotton Canvas) - thread - needle - scissors - mat board (optional) - sawtooth hanger or other art hanging hook (optional) - archival/acid free glue (optional) Artist’s Canvas: Canvas is usually either side stapled or back stapled. Either is fine for this application. The tiny canvases I used are actually glued, that’s okay, too.

Make Your Own Mini Travel Game Photography by Michael Alberstat It’s easy for kids to get restless during long (or even short) car rides. Luckily, it’s easy to keep them occupied with simple DIYs, such as this travel-friendly version of tic-tac-toe. With just a few inexpensive and easy-to-find materials that you likely already have in your house, a parent or older sibling can put together this cute and colourful magnetic game that little ones will adore.

little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. How to make gift bags from newspaper 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.

Technique - Classic Chevron Friendship Bracelet - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This? Friendship bracelets are one of those accessories that have stayed popular through time and around the world. There’s a good chance you’ve made at least one before, so this is either a how-to or a refresher. To make a typical bracelet you’ll want at least 6 strands (the one shown used 12) that are at least 30 inches long, based on using embroidery floss. The wider your bracelet the longer each strand should be, and different kinds of thread/yarn will affect your yardage needs.

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins « Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas « Kids Crafts If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. Flower Week: Tissue Paper Carnations Today is the start of Flower Week on Folding Trees. Every weekday, I will be showcasing different types of paper flowers. You may be surprised at the variety of flowers you can make using different paper craft techniques! If you know of any amazing flower tutorials I should include in my round-up, let me know!

Decorated Kraft Paper Letters Whattya need? Kraft paper lettersGluePlastic googly eyesHot glue gunScissorsColored stringColored cotton ballsChalkGlitterPaintbrushChalkboard paintNewspaper clippings How do I make Decorated Kraft Paper Letters? Glitter letters Using a paintbrush apply a thick coat of glue to letter.

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