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September 24, 2009

Making a Strut

Filed under: DIY Crafts — DO or DIY @ 2:21 pm

How to make the strut for a paper picture frame

Having made the picture frame you’ll need to make a strut for it to stand upright.

Cut the strut out of a piece of thick card – the length of it should be about half of the length of the frame.

The strut should be in the shape of a tie, like this:..

Cut a piece of your covering paper 3/8 in (1cm) larger at the sides and pointed end – on the top allow 1 1/4 in (3cm). Glue the strut into place with adhesive, then turn in the sides and the pointed end – leave the top extension free.

September 17, 2009

Paper Picture Frame

Filed under: DIY Crafts — DO or DIY @ 5:26 pm

Paper Crafts: How to make a picture frame

This is an easy paper craft project offering unlimited possibilities. You can use any type of paper – already decorated or ready to be customised. It’s an ideal gift if you want to give someone something that is made by you especially for them..

You’ll need the following materials and tools:

  • Thick card for frame
  • Paper for covering – printed, decorated or textured
  • Plain lining paper
  • Thin card  – for spacers
  • Adhesive  – PVA is best
  • Craft knife or scissors

September 19, 2008

Fall decorating ideas

Filed under: DIY Crafts,Home Decorating — DO or DIY @ 7:52 pm

Although the temperature is getting colder & colder and the days shorter & shorter, the autumn colours are just breathtakingly beautiful; so, instead of becoming gloomier & gloomier, why don’t you get inspired by nature and make a few fall decorations!..

Firstly, go for long walks in woods, parks and forests and, whilst admiring nature, collect pinecones, acorns, berries, leaves, twigs, nuts etc. At home, put them into a basket to dry out – though the leaves you should put into books to flatten nicely.  You can then make many interesting decorations with them. Here are a few tips and ideas:

May 2, 2007

Baby taggie

Filed under: DIY Crafts — DO or DIY @ 11:49 am

Taggies are loved by babies because they enjoy rubbing the satin edges of the tags. Also toddlers can find them to be great comforters.

However, you can pay up to 30 dollars for them, yet they are so simple to make!

You just need two pieces of soft fabric – such as fleece, cotton, silk, velour or velvet and a few different ribbons. Make sure that the ribbons have a variety of different prints or textures. Also, use visually stimulating patterns and fabric..

It takes just half an hour to make a taggie.

April 7, 2006

Cordless Glue Gun

Filed under: DIY Crafts,DIY Home Repair,Easy DIY — DO or DIY @ 3:11 pm

If you are after a cordless glue gun, why don’t you try out Coldheat’s new light-weight glue gun? It’s ideal for craft and DIY projects such as model-making, photo framing, scrapbooking, decoration, beading, kids’ art & wood crafts.  It can also be used for small household repairs – on broken ceramic objects, picture frames, toys, cork and so on..

        

So why get it?

  • It is cordless – powered by a rechargeable battery
  • No wires allow flexible & safe use
  • Battery lasts up to 1.5 hours
  • It heats fast – melts glue in under a minute

December 12, 2005

Christmas candles

Filed under: DIY Crafts,Festivities — DO or DIY @ 11:23 am

Make your own candles!

Candles are one of the most important elements of Christmas decoration and entertaining because of the ambiance created by the dancing of the flames, the soft light, the shadows, the festive scents etc. The shops and home stores are packed with candles of a various shapes, sizes, colours and scents -   but, oh boy, some of them cost a fortune!..

Given that you’re going to use quite a lot of candles during the holidays (and  throughout the winter ) you could actually save a lot of money by making your own! Also, candles make an ideal Christmas present, particularly, if you add some wonderful scent.

May 16, 2005

DIY Crafts

Filed under: DIY Crafts — DO or DIY @ 9:03 am

This section will have articles regarding crafts& hobbies

April 30, 2005

Scrapbooking

Filed under: Scrapbooking — DO or DIY @ 3:04 pm

DIY Scrapbooking

What is the big deal about scrapbooking? It seems to be the latest fad – at least this is one of the most talked about hobby subject on the internet..

Last time I remember creating a scrapbook was in kindergarten. I collected my things and glued them into a big notebook – which we called a scrapbook. I even remember enjoying it. Actually, if I strain my memory, I think I also made a few scrapbooks in primary & high school too… Then in college I collected images and things and made collages with them in sketchbooks – but we called this a visual diary. Was this scrapbooking, I wonder? emoticon

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