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Recycled magazine coasters

Recycled magazine coasters
My latest after-dinner-while-watching-TV project: woven coasters made from magazine pages. To make a coaster like the green one above: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Related:  Paper

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. The smaller books are made using lined notebook paper, pieces of scrapbook paper leftover from making cards, and empty Kleenex boxes.

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. Start with a thin magazine or catalog. You can make two or three bows from each magazine depending on the number of staples. Using a pencil, curl each strip toward the staple. When you have curled all the strips it should look like this: You can either leave like this or cut your strips into smaller strips and give it a few extra curls to look like this: Happy Upcycling, Jill

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! We have another guest with us who is sharing a great project! Gotta get some of those shoes! Well, hello Southern Institutioners! So a bit about me. Make a Mini Memo Book Cover I love these inexpensive little 3.25 x 4.5 inch composition books. ), usually for less than a dollar US each. So here’s how to pretty them up with a nice re-usable cover. You’ll need: this templateprinterletter sized card stockscrap of decorative papercraft kniferuler glue (I used Fabri-Tac)optional bradoptional embroidery floss 1) First step is to print the template at actual size on the back of the card stock. 2) Use the provided spine pattern to trace and cut out a spine from a scrap of decorative paper. It will be a bit longer than the cover, so it will overlap nicely when you glue it on and it is a cinch to get it centered: 7) Glue the flaps to the tabs. There!

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. A Victorian "scrap" is a small illustration, usually color lithographed, embossed, and die-cut. Materials Metallic silver paper, 8.5" X 11".Metallic gold paper, 8.5" X 11".Black construction paper, about 5" X 5".Thin ribbon. Instructions Copy template shape to silver and gold paper, and cut out one of each. Make your own "scrap" by cutting out a heart-shaped image.Glue your scrap to the black construction paper, and cut around it with the decorative-edge scissors. Tips Here is a shortcut for cutting your paper. Weaving Instructions

Photo Tile Coasters Last Christmas I almost had a breakdown... We had just moved in to our home the month before, but I didn't want to let that prevent us from having the holliest jolliest Christmas. My intentions were good. I wanted to make Christmas special for everyone, but I learned the hard way that I should have been planning ahead!! And that's how it happened. Well, with this project I created an anniversary gift AND a Christmas gift. While I was in Utah, my sweet cousin Michelle showed me a couple of projects using resin. Here's how I made these photo coasters... I started out with a trip to Home Depot. Next, I ordered some photos. Only 13 cents a print at Costco! I used a regular old Elmer's glue stick to paste each picture onto the tiles. I won't give a full tutorial on using resin because each product is a little different. After mixing the resin with the hardener, I just poured it on! Then it took them a full 24 hours to harden up! All done! Now these are stinkin' cute!! Happy weekend!

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. All of her work is “hand-painted, hand-cut, hand-applied, hand-embellished, and hand-finished.” Schimmel Gold’s initial inspiration came from a portrait made from colorful glass fragments she encountered while visiting Venice several years ago. While known for her colorful female portraits, Schimmel’s creations also includes a diverse mix of everything from horses to skulls to landscapes and flowers. To view her online gallery or purchase her work click here

Not a Scrapbook Scrap-booking (is there such a verb?) seems so forced, and well, last-century. Next time you have a lot of pictures to work with, why not make a little booklet? This makes a nice souvenir of a special day or trip, and is a wonderful, small gift. Here’s how: In your favorite page layout program, divide the page into quarters. Layout the pictures following the guidelines shown above. Print out the first page of your booklet, and put the page back into your printer to print on the backside. Fold your double-sided page in both directions, as shown. You can continue to add pages, but you must add them in sequences of eight. All the photographs in this tutorial are courtesy of the talented photographer Jack_G, and are available through a Creative Commons license. Like this: Like Loading...

Quilling, Art and Expression Cute Notebook just a notebook but it's all hopped up on cuteness. simple fun notebooks from wal-mart....with many many ribbons tied to the side. that's it. this is the mysterious crayon project! using old crayons...i made new ones. (you can make ice or bake in them too.) first break the crayons up and put the pieces into the shapes on the trays. set the silicone trays on a cookie sheet for stability. preheat your oven to 250-ish. put sheet of trays into the warm oven and check at 10 minutes. when all the crayons pieces have become liquid....they are done! remove the sheet from the oven and let cool for at least an hour...or 3 or 4. the liquid wax was beautiful! i was loving it! i wanted to pour it all over something and paint with it. maybe another time.... each letter crayon is about 2 inches tall. they are still crayons.... just now instead of being dull shaped old crayons in the bottom of the box they are adorable bright alphabet shapes. i love them. and now for the new obsession. it's SO EXCITING!!! and voila!

Quilled Flowers Quilled Flowers There are many types of quilled flowers. These simple teardrop and marquise flowers can be used in a variety of projects. Tips: Add a quote or saying with the quilled flowers. Click here for the instruction page. Back to my Amazon book page. Back to my Quilling page. molly smith © 2009