How to: Make Your Own Gift Bows — Upcycle Magazine Home » Project Ideas Sunday, November 15, 2009 Show your family and friends your love of upcycling by decorating your gifts with these upcycled magazine bows. Free Minecraft Steve head, printable template mask ~ FPSXGames I have put together a template to create your own Minecraft Steve mask. Build your very own Steve head with this easy papercraft template. Great for kids Minecraft themed parties or if you just want Steve head as a mask.
Envelopes Making envelopes from magazines was one of my favorite crafts as a kid… right up there with friendship bracelets and bedazling (don’t judge). So today when I came across a stack of magazines I knew exactly what I needed to do with them. I feel like I just rediscovered an old favorite song (the one that you used to play over and over and over again and then promptly forgot about for about 6 years. Handmade Books The last couple weeks I have been learning how to make books as part of my internship at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory. One of the most basic sewn bookbinding structures is called Japanese Stab Binding. It involves lining up the pages and covers of the soon-to-be book, making a series of holes, and sewing along the edge of the stack. These books are all made using scraps of leftover and recycled paper. The covers include handmade papers, maps from an old atlas, and an old field guide for identifying trees.
Heart Basket: How to make a Danish woven heart basket, with illustrated instructions. Here is a simple paper craft so traditional, you probably made it in 2nd grade. Our Heart Basket is dressed up with silver and gold metallic paper, some satin ribbon, and a vintage Valentine "scrap." Add some fancy chocolates, and this is the perfect “door knob” gift from the office Valentine Fairy. Cute DIY Mugs for Father’s Day! While this would be a great gift for any holiday/occasion, or even as a simple summer craft for the kiddos, with Father's Day just around the bend, we thought these DIY mugs would make a lovely project to work on with your kiddos! We've seen the idea floating around on Pinterest; ceramic mug + Sharpie markers + bake for 30 minutes at 350 = custom mugs!
not martha - to make: marble magnets I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Here, in order of appearance, are the places I referenced: paper candy instructions with pictures (this is the first place I saw this project) dogmestic with instructions and pictures photogeek pictures ugly green chair cute ladybug magnets – pictures with packaging threads at Glitter:onetwothree I bought all of these supplies at Michael’s, including the glue I went back for since I got the wrong kind to start with.
Book Cover Welcome to The Southern Institute, I'm so glad you're here! Make sure you stay in the know... subscribe to our newsletter! Today is going to be fun! Mosaic Made from Upcycled Junk Mail — Upcycle Magazine Home » Feature Stories Tuesday, February 15, 2011 This stunning mosaic is made from upcycled junk mail! It’s called “The Birth of Venus,” and it is one of many creations from eco-friendly artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold. She upcycles junk mail and other paper waste into this truly fine art. paper tart: How to Make Plastic Shrink Charms from Recycled Plastic I have been playing with making my own shrinky dinks from recycled plastic packaging.#6 clear plastic works the best - I tried #1 and that just went all rubbery and milky. I'm not the first to come up with this technique so I'll list a few places I found that inspired me at the end of this post. On to to the tutorial! First, gather your materials.Scissors, #6 plastic container washed and stickers removed (I use rubbing alcohol to get the adhesive off) fine tip permanent marker, fine grit sand paper, colored pencils, and a heat gun or an embossing gun. Step 1: Cut out the tops and bottoms of the plastic containers to get nice flat pieces of plastic.