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I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website . Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons?
This little ringlet scarf made out of old t-shirts is so fun for fall! There’s no sewing involved (hallelujah!), and you can make it while sitting in front of the TV in less time than it takes to watch a really good, trashy show on E. Since I have an abundance of orange and blue Auburn shirts (and we go to a lot of the crisp, fall football games) I decided to go with Auburn colors. This scarf goes together so fast and is basically free to make – it’s perfect to wear in support of your favorite team!
1. Citra-Solv. They have an incredible website with product info, art stuff, oder info, go here .
So, it's been a while since I've made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this: It's a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides! I'm really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that's inside of it.
This is what you need: 1 Ikea RIBBA shadow box - $10 98 white LEDs - $7-10 (buy in bulk on ebay) 98 1KOhm resistors - $3 1 Arduino (or an ATMega168/ATMega328 and extra hardware - 5V regulator, crystal, etc) - $7 (for standalone chip and extra hardware) or $30 for arduino USB board 3 ULN2003A Driver ICs - $1.89 at Digikey 3 HCF4094 shift registers - $1.44 at Digikey 1 Barrel-plug connector - $0.38 at Digikey 2 Buttons - scavenged from old electronics 1 6V or 7V DC wall wart - scavenged from old electronics, or ~$4 online 1 sheet colored paper (used for a hint of color around the border) 1 9" square piece of cardboard (used to hold LEDs in place) 1 cereal box (cut up to make light baffles - see step 3) 1 black garbage bag 2 printed transparencies (see attached pdf on step 2) - $1 1 protoboard for microcontroller, driver ICs, etc. - $5 Total cost: around $44 (using standalone ATMega168) or $67 (if you buy a full Arduino)
My brother-in-law just returned home from a mission in Brazil last week & brought his sisters these adorable rosette necklaces... I instantly fell in love! Thanks for modeling Emily:)
Finally, as promised, the tutorial! Yes, it really did take me two days to get this ready. I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to create a FREE studio on eWillow.com and upload photos of your cakes when you are finished. You can even sell them, too!
When I came across the idea to microwave Ivory soap on The Cyber School Mom Diary’s fantastically comprehensive Supermegatotally Thrilladelic Not Bummer Summer list, I was instantly intrigued. “What happens when you microwave Ivory soap?” I asked. “Try it and see!” Chrissi told me.
You know that I save toilet paper rolls. They can be made into so many things — mummies , rockets , Uncle Sam hats , flower party favors ………………. even cute pillow boxes perfect for a little favor! Fold in one side of the end. Then fold in the other side.
I don’t know what it’s like in your neighborhood, but when I step outside here in Oakland, I sense it right away: Fall is in the air! I’m lucky enough to have a few turning trees on my street, so I don’t miss out entirely on the brilliant autumn colors I remember from growing up in NH. Speaking of brilliant autumn colors, I’m thrilled to share this stunning maple leaf rose bouquet DIY from a fellow Kate — clay, fiber and paper artist Kate Hust . Kate first learned how to make these a few years ago from a retired art teacher in her community, and now they’ve become an annual tradition when fall rolls around. Her instructor taught her to wrap the leaves really tight, so they looked like rose buds, but Kate has modified the technique a bit to suit her own tastes: She likes to find the really big leaves and make them with large open “petals.” She’s clearly perfected the craft, and I’m so happy that she’s decided to pass the tradition on to us.
Note: If you like this idea, be sure to check out how to make paper ruffles to add to your envelopes ! Super quick and easy tutorial for you today. I have a drawer full of these and use them for everything - bills, letters, you name it...my mom does too, actually!
After much demand, I am finally starting a new feature on my blog: I call it Eco Kids Craft, which is a fancy name for craft tutorials made of recycled materials. The main purpose of these tutorials is to guide parents and educators through the phases of some easy craft activities that encourage recycling, creativity and making with what you have. If you have been following my blog you should know that I tend not to put an emphasis on the final product, but rather on the process and the exploration.
I fell in love with sculpting with paper mache during my first project five years ago. However, I never really found a recipe that was worth the time and effort and mess that it took to get what I wanted. As a result, I used Celluclay for most projects. However, I recently stumbled upon an incredible blog called, Ultimate Paper Mache where Jonni (the artist and blogger) shares all sorts of tips, tutorials and recipes to help anyone on their way to successfully paper mache-ing. I am blown away by what Jonni can create, but I was especially grateful for the recipe she shared on how to make your own paper mache clay.