Showing posts with label paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paper. Show all posts

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Accessories: paper and mod podge charm bracelet


There are so many fun diy jewelry ideas floating around lately. I’ve seen some pretty fabric flower necklaces and a lot of charm bracelets.

I was taken with these two charm bracelets and filed away the idea.

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{left) Sandy’s Space – Paper and Mod Podge bracelet
{right} Just Something I Made – Shrinky Dink bracelet



I decided to use Sandy’s paper and Mod Podge method and dug through my paper supplies. I wanted something natural looking and delicate for spring.



I found some rice paper with bits of leaves and foliage pressed into it. I Mod Podged the rice paper onto heavier cardstock and once it was dry, I cut out the charm shapes. Two more coats of Gloss Lustre Mod Podge sealed the charms.



I’ve had the silver link bracelet forever and can’t even remember where I got it. The finishing touch was the beautiful vintage seam binding I just bought from one of my favorite Etsy shops – Carmelos.

 

I wove the seam binding through the silver bracelet links and added the charms with embroidery floss.



With a little paper, Mod Podge and ribbon and you can create any type of charm bracelet you want.


Thanks for visiting!

Carolyn


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Monday, March 19, 2012

Celebrations: spring paper flower centerpiece

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Inspired by the pretty spring projects floating around blogland I felt it was time to create a new spring centerpiece.


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These three projects {above} were linked up on my link party and featured on the Inspiration Board within the last month. These were my main source of inspiration when I created my spring paper flower tree. {left} Mulberry Paper Flowers ~ Craftberry Bush  {middle} Bird Lamp ~ Creative Chaos  {right} Spring Paper Wreath ~ Ivaalex

I loved different aspects of each project… the muted watercolors on the Mulberry Flowers, the airy feeling of the Bird Lamp and the variety of color on the Spring Paper Wreath.



For my flowers, I used very cheap napkins as the paper.


I sprinkled water on the napkins and then dabbed water color paints here and there until I achieved a mottled effect. Since the napkins are wet, the paint bleeds together nicely. My primary colors were blue, pink and yellow/green. Once you’re done painting, let the napkins dry thoroughly.



I wanted tiny little flowers so I cut strips of the napkins and used this tutorial originally designed for crepe paper.


When you make these flowers, try to find interesting parts of the napkin with different colors and tones.


The little blue birds are made out of rice paper and I recycled them from this project I made last year.



The flowers are extremely fragile so be careful when putting together your tree.


I may keep one little bird perched on top but I haven’t decided.



I didn’t want the entire tree covered in flowers so I added some silk flower leaves to give it a little bit of an airy feeling.



 This will be the centerpiece of my Easter brunch table. I can hardly wait to add more tablescape details.

Thanks for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Inkling: Scratch Paper Favors


If you’re planning a wedding, bridal shower or any kind of party, this a budget-friendly favor that you can make.

Save up remnants of white paper or use inexpensive printer paper.  Cut the paper into squares.



Tie your bundle with pretty ribbon or twine. You can match your wedding colors or go all white. I did a white and cream version and a black and white version.

 
I added a crepe paper floral embellishment and a pretty tag.

Having an eco-chic wedding? Recycled paper or junk mail envelopes for your paper source would be fun. For a more formal party or wedding use water color paper or parchment paper. The possibilities are endless with this project.



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This project is linked at the following:

 Somewhat Simple  

 And other link parties here.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inkling: ek success and pretty birds

I received the most generous box of crafting supplies from ek success brands. There were paper punches, stampers, paper embellishments, craft kits and so much more. I couldn’t wait to get started using some of the supplies.

I was drawn to these paper embellishments – especially the little birds. Since I don’t scrapbook, I wanted to make something unique with them.

 
 
I started out with some simple tags.
Next, I covered a mini composition book in brown kraft paper and added a dimensional bird sticker. Perfect for jotting down creative ideas or…bird watching notes.

 

More dimensional bird stickers prettied up these match boxes that I covered in blue paper.

The final pieces I made were these little clothes pins.

I added a strip of magnet to the backs so I can use them on my magnetic idea board.

A special thank you to ek success for all the wonderful goodies. In fact, they were so generous that I want to share some of the items with you.
I’ll have more details next week on a fun ek success giveaway.


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Inkling: lotus blossom pomander ball

I made this pomander ball out of wax paper. It reminds me of a lotus blossom.

I love the way the paper is slightly translucent and catches the light.


To make a pomander ball like this, you’ll need:
  • A Styrofoam ball – I used a 2.5” ball.
  • String or thread
  • Wax paper
  • Glue – I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Start by poking a small hole through your ball. You can use a long needle or a barbeque skewer.
  • Thread your string through the hole and secure with either a bead at the bottom or glue.
  • Cut out your petals. Fold up the wax paper to cut several at a time. Make your petals different sizes.
  • Starting at the bottom, glue the smaller petals and work your way around and up until you reach the top using the larger petals.
Tip: I put my Styrofoam ball in the top of a small vase so I wouldn’t have to hold it as I glued the petals.

Planning a wedding? Use larger balls and make several for pretty but inexpensive impact.

Come back tomorrow for The Inspiration Board Link Party!
I'd love to see what you've been creating.
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This project is linked at the following:

UndertheTableandDreamingTip Junkie handmade projects Photobucket   NightOwlCrafting  Somewhat Simple 36th Avenue A Crafty Soiree
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And other link parties here.