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D.I.Y. is by Brendan Power Brendan is an artist, designer and a dreamer. “I love the creative spark of repurposing everyday stuff. I consider objects and with the spin of the roulette wheel in my head come up with alternate uses.” How to make a conversation-starting pendant lampshade using 35mm slides.
Materials: 6"-square clear and colored acrylic panels clear window decal film for ink-jet printers (available at crafts stores) photos computer and ink-jet printer drill 1/8" drill bit 1/2" book rings (available at office supply stores) spray glue craft knife ruler 1 yd ribbon or cord for hanging Instructions: ENLARGE photos to at least 7" square (to cover 6" acrylic panel with room to trim) photo and print onto window decal film using ink-jet printer, following directions on film package. COAT one side of acrylic panel with spray glue. REMOVE paper backing from decal following package instructions. Position on acrylic panel and smooth down with fingertips.
As I mentioned in my post last night, I have decided between now and Christmas to post nothing but holiday decorating, craft and gift ideas. My goal is to make these projects simple, quick and inexpensive....something I think we all want during the busy holidays. So here's my first easy holiday project that could be adapted for year round use. We've all seen these picture holders at various stores (you can see I got this one at Goodwill): I have purchased these and cut off the picture holder part to use in several different projects.
Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Lightly press it down making sure it's smooth and not wrinkled Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool
This Christmas, I made most of my gifts. The majority of the handmade items were photos transferred onto blocks of wood. It was something memorable to give family (especially for parents, who never seem to need anything!). Everyone seemed to really like them.
I found these magnets on Photojojo a few weeks ago, and thought, “ These are cool. I can totally make ‘em .” So, that’s exactly what I did.