Recycled Craft: Custom Portable Art Case I have a couple of budding artists in my house, and it seems like we have projects and materials spread all over the house. I consider this a good thing- but I still wanted to contain the supplies a bit, and in a fun way. I made this custom art suitcase out of a thrifted book. It was very inexpensive, and makes a great portable, and customizable art studio! Let’s get crafting! Free Patterns and Tutorials FREE Patterns and Tutorials Click on a picture for more details on each pattern or select from the list on the left:
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. TALKING hands Just give them a try – these talking heads are terribly easy to make. You need A4 colored paper sheets, a pair of scissors and some paper glue. Let the show begin To make a MONSTER, glue some extra eyes and teeth on the inside. Cocoon Hanging Seat - Free Knitting Pattern Time needed: about 1 week, depending on the knitting speed and knitting hour per dayDifficulty: Intermediate / AdvanceWarning: For safety precaution to avoid serious injury, please make sure the ceiling support and hook are strong enough to hold the total weight of the chair and the kid that seats in.Description: This hanging seat is knitted by using garter stitch and short row construction. The short row between the rows is 2 sts.Knowledge: Must know how to Long Tail Cast on, Knit Garter Stitch, Basic Short Row knit in garter stitch, Knit 2 Together, Center Double Decrease and Horizontal seam (click each link to watch the knitting video on youtube)Hanging Seat Dimension Approximately: 28″ diameter x 82″ height (After stretched. The dimension depends on how heavy you stuff and stretch the cocoon hanging seat)Hanging Seat Weight Approximately: 12 poundsTools & Materials 1.
Collage: Explore Creative Collaging Art, Assemblage, Photomontage Arts & Crafts : Explore Creative Collage Art See also: Instructional Collage Projects Mixing art and imagination! Collage and assemblage art are compositions of various elements (such as paper, wood, fabric, feathers, leaves, and other found objects) pasted down with an adhesive glue or paint.
Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it.
Tissue Paper & Paper Flowers Tutorial I debated sharing this tutorial for a couple-o-reasons. Reason 1. It's a craft that has been around since before I was born and reason 2... it's a craft that has been around since before I was born. I feel like I might be a 100 years old at this point. My crows feet asked for slippers the other day cause they were getting cold. Since it's new to me I figure it's got to be new to someone else too so I am doing it anyway! Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ Craftzine.com - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree.
Bath Pouf Free Crochet Pattern This is an easy and free bath pouf crochet pattern. It’s not scratchy like a nylon pouf, but still suds up well when used with liquid body wash. It has a loop to hang dry after use. It comes out a nice size- approximately 5 inches in diameter. The best thing about this pattern is you make the hanging loop before you make the body of the puff. A lot of the other patterns have you make the loop separately after the body of the puff is made, and it’s really hard to get into the middle of the puff to attach it.
DIY Shibori (Japanese Tie-Dye) Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Four years! To celebrate, we’re revisiting the very first tutorial we ever featured on the site: shibori tie dye. pelote de fil avec t shirt Reader Blair liked our t-shirt yarn dishcloths, but had a major question about t-shirt yarn: "So I don’t know how when one piece of yarn ends, to begin again with a new one… Does that make sense? Someone please email me.and tell me!" Well, Blair, I'll do you one better and write a whole post about it! How do you turn t-shirts into yarn, and then attach the ends? Read on! There are a few common methods for making t-shirt yarn. Tutorial for strips roses I came across a new kind of rose at Creating Keepsakes blog. They remind me of these ones I made with ribbons. (Click here to see that tutorial)You will need cardstock or double sided patterned paper.
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.