How to make a burlap sunflower

Beautiful Sunflower pick for fall wreaths. You can make any color you like. I hope you have fun making this flower. Step 1: Required Material 

15″ of 5 1/2 wide burlap – color of your flower

5″ of 5 1/2 wide burlap – green for your leaves

Scrap piece of brown burlap for the center

Cutting mat

Decoupage

wide sponge brush

1 fine gauge wire

Scissors

Flower template mine came from http://www.freekidscrafts.com

I could not find a leaf template so I have included a picture of what I free hand cut

2 paper plates

one plastic rectangular bowl

Straight pins with the heads on them

Step 2: Decoupage

Pour about a half of a cup of your decoupage into the plastic bowl.

then pour enough water into the decoupage to make it thin. You will know it is thin enough when it drips off your brush.

Use your first paper plate and lay your burlap piece down and start brushing until you have covered the whole piece.

Place the piece on the clean paper plate and repeat. I did take another plate for the 6″ of the green burlap.

I let my dry overnight.

Step 3: Pin and Cut Flowers Out

You will need to cut your flower templates out. I downloaded the flowers and then resized them to 5″, 4″, and 3″.

Take your straight pins, I use the ones with the heads on them, and pin from the top of the peddles to the center.

Now a trick I use is to start with a paddle and cut around the top then do the same thing with each peddle until you have gone all the way around. I then turn over the paddle and cut the opposite side of each paddle. Look at the picture of the front and back of the peddles and you will see this gives you a clean cut.

Now take your pins out and you will be ready to assemble.

Step 4: Putting Your Flower Together

In the first picture you will see I am using my fingers to fold the flower in haft, I will do this on both sides of the flower to find the center.

Now stack each of your flowers and turn over to slide the wire through the center. If you do not want to use the flower for a pick skip this step and glue each one in the center.

Turn over and glue your center circle of brown burlap in the center.

Turn back over and lay your leaves, you can use as many or little as you like, to the back of the flower.

Glue the leaves on.

That is it and now you have your burlap flower as a pick or you can make and use on hats, headband, anything you like.

Hope you enjoyed this.

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How to Decorate Candle Holder/Stand from Plastic Spoons

Candle holders are heat-proof containers used to hold and display candles safely. They are almost always made of glass, metal or cast iron. Some are plain and purely functional, while others are decorative and used to improve the look of a home. Candle holders are also used as part of religious rituals.
Candle holders come in different shapes and sizes to hold differently sized candles. Some are shaped like tall glasses and are used to fully enclose a tall, wide candle such as a pillar candle. Others are simply plates, which are placed underneath the candle to protect the surface underneath, such as a wooden table. A votive holder is a small jar used to hold votive candles. Required Material:

  • Plastic Fork
  • Plastic Spoon
  • Waste CD
  • Waste bottle or cap
  • Glue
  • Paint and Brush
  • Decorating Mirror
  • Drawing Paper
  • Pen
  • Golden Pearl
    Step.1
  • First Paste Spoon to CD. Step.2
  • Now make the base of candle stand. Step.3
  • Time to Paint.

How to Make Lampshade Using Plastic Bottle

Lampshade made using plastic bottle

use your waste plastic bottles and make with them a beautifully recycled lampshade.

Required Material:

  • Brushes
  • Decorative light
  • Plastic Bottle
  • Aluminium Wire
  • Green craft tape
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • Lighter
  • Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Craft Wire
  • Crepe Paper
  • Decorative stones
  • Glue Gun
  • Acrylic Colors
  • Color Palette
  • Decorative Tape

Step 1: Cut the Plastic Bottle

Take an empty plastic bottle and hold it horizontal. Cut the upper part of it carefully with a knife. This is to make the head of our lampshade.

Step 2: Paint the Plastic Bottle

Now paint the plastic bottle with green and yellow color. You can use acrylic colors for this.

Step 3: Draw Characters

In order to decorate further draw some tribal characters on the plastic head using black color. This type of drawing is called “Warli” art which is an ancient drawing art form in one of the tribes living in the forests in India.

Step 4: Final Look of Lamphead

This is how your lampshade head will look like after drawing is done.

Step 5: Make Plastic Leaves

Now we will make some leaves. For this, cut a small plastic piece from rest of the bottle and cut it further in leaves shape. Paint and decorate these plastic leaves in green colors and add detailing.

Step 6: Make Crepe Paper Leaves

Next, take a crepe paper and create some leaves out of it. Also, collect some ready made flowers from the market.

Step 7: Create a Wired Stand

Now take the wire and form a triangular shape with it. This will form the base of the lampshade.

Step 8: Complete the Stand

Erect the stand and it will look like this.

Step 9: Decorate the Stand

Now cover the stand with color tape and attach the plastic leaves and crepe paper leaves on it. It will start looking more beautiful!

Step 10: Fix the Lamphead to It

Now attach the lamp head to the stand at the top. Use glue gun to make it tight. Make a hole at the top of the lampshade and insert the stand shaft in it to fix it tight.

Step 11: Our Lampshade Is READY!

Finally, fix small torch light inside the lamp head with he help of glue gun. Now your lampshade craft is ready!

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How to make snow globe from waste fuse bulb best out of waste

DIY Snow globe from waste fuse bulb best out of waste:

Required Material:

1. Bulb 2. Chart Paper 3. Foam 4.Glitter Paper(Foam Sheet) 5. Round Shape Thermocol
6. Small Plastic Tree 7. Plastic Cap 8. Kundan 9.Glitter10. Mineral Water 11.Scissor Step: 1

Now measure glitter foam to paste on it. Step. 2

Cut extra aluminium from bulb.Step. 3

Add thin silver glitter.

Step. 4

And then add water. Step. 5

At last attach both part using PVC glue. Tell us how this looks like to you.

How to Make Toilet Paper Roll Holder from Plastic Bottle

This toilet paper holder made of plastic bottle.

All made with bottle recycling
And still has a soap dispenser at the end.

I took a photo from all angles so that
You can see how it was done. But, I … I’m curious, I decided to make one!
And as I have bottles to the mountains,
I got stuck at work.
Let’s go to the materials you will need to get started:
3 pet bottles
1 screw
1 pliers
1 pilot pen
1 ruler
String
I chose the bottle of Fanta because her body
Is longer and the middle of the bottle is
Suitable for cutting. I took the toilet paper and
Me to make the hits on the sides. Medi and I’m doing the lateral cut. I was measuring the little holes with a ruler.
In this case, I did with 1 cm away,
But this is not a rule.
Each one can do closer or
Further … as you wish. Please note that I made a cut for the roller attachment.
At least what I use is very chubby
And had to make the cut. With the help of the pliers, I got a screw
That allows me to drill the hole and not go straight through
plastic. But be careful when handling! Look at the holes.
I did them well on the that I did with the pen! Here I start to finish my work.
I preferred to do the string.
Although I have other lines, I thought the
String wedged well with plastic. I started the base with low buttonholes. Here the work is finished.
I also made a flower in colored string
And a leaf to give grace! To make the union of the plastic again, I made
In the weeds, with this, the increase necessary to
Fit the toilet paper properly. Here the details of the side.
And do not worry about the holes.
After finishing, you can not even see them.
The tip is to make the holes well on the edge,
And that I only realized after
I began to make the point.
I passed the first career with 3 points high
And 2 chains, and in the second race I made high points on high points, when I arrived in the fan I put
2 high points within space.
So filled it out and it was really cool!

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How to make paper and cardboard stand-organizer “Elephant” for the tablet

paper and cardboard stand-organizer “Elephant” for the tablet:
On our desktop, where the whole family is engaged in creativity, are always accessories. One of them – the tablet, usually show some series, a regular review of interesting gizmos, workshop or just playing music. In this master class you will learn how to create a stand for such a satellite creativity with his own hands.
So, let’s begin!

Required Material:
beer board thickness of 1.5 mm, a sheet of 250 × 300 mm (I had two sheets of 250 × 200 mm at hand);
beautiful sheets of paper, one of at least 9 “x9” (229 × 229 mm) and 2 A4 paper (I used 3 sheets of paper for scrapbooking 305 × 305 mm);
adhesive (for example, “Moment of Crystal”);
scissors;
line;
stick to scoring.
Additionally, to facilitate the manufacturing process, can be used:
board Creasing (preferably inch as customized sizes just under a);
model knife;
mat for cutting;
metal ruler;
plotter.
Now we need the sketches “Elephant.” To maintain the correct dimensions, the image should be printed on A4.

The first two designs for the board – this is the framework of our stand. Printed, pasted on a sheet of cardboard prepared and cut. it is not necessary to cut out on the first page of the ear at the elephant, it is there to guide. We cut out the details of the plotter. But there is a nuance, plotter companies Silhouette can cut through the cardboard beer 1.5 mm, even a knife for cutting deep. I cut the usual knife to the maximum depth, then dorezayu modeling knife.

On the second sheet of the boxes are arranged to the last detail. In the sidewalls have top and bottom. When cutting, it is desirable to label them, then to avoid confusion (see. Photo). The arrow indicates where the top.
The remaining two files can be printed directly on a beautiful piece of paper, which will hide the frame of cardboard. It is necessary to bear in mind that you need to print on the back side of the paper. And also cut out. The dashed line, in the diagram designated fold line.
The first step will collect elephant ears. I prefer them to do different in color from the base color stand to emphasize their presence.

Apply glue and you can use an old credit card to evenly distribute 🙂 Ready ears are set aside, they give us is no longer needed. And go to the sidewalls of an elephant. First glue outer sides, those with the ear hole. By the way, about this hole … You can not cut, but I cut, because then it is easier to glue themselves exactly ears.
We give a little dry, and can be glued inside. Bends by first fold lines on each of the paper components. Do not forget that should have two mirrored parts, but not the same (see. Photo).
Now you can paste them. The adhesive can be applied to cardboard, guided by the slots for the side walls.

Then start collecting box. Glue all the pieces to one of the elephant’s side. First the sides and then the bottom. All parts have to enter the end of the slots.

The attentive reader must have noticed the mistake. I became interested in photographing process and mixed direction sides. Later I will tell you what it will turn back to me. After we have collected this part of the box, it is desirable to quickly paste the second side of the elephant. The fact is that when the adhesive dries thoroughly, we will not be able to correct the symmetry of the sides. And this, in turn, will affect the stability of the finished stand. The slots for the connection, I specifically made with a small gap, this will allow us to align with the need of an elephant at this stage of assembly.
After a complete frame assembly elephant set on a flat surface. And make sure that all the legs and trunk rest on this surface.

If all is well, let it dry. So that will not shift anything in the further work.
Dried up? Now you can paste the elephant ears.

Next we will refine a box for small items. I used paper for scrapbooking 305h305 mm, left of it are two trim width of just over 3 “(about 8 cm).
I have already said before, the size of a box fitted with an inch, as we have in the presence of plaque for scoring from Martha Stewart.Dimensions in millimeters will be put in brackets, they can be rounded up to integers.
We need a long strip of exactly 3 “(76.2 mm) and long 10⅜” (263,5 mm). This will be the outer part of the box. Folds will be from any edge on ½ “(12,7 mm), 3⅝” (76,8 mm), 6¾ “(153,1 mm) and 9⅞” (229,5 mm).

Scoring can be done without the board on the mat for cutting

Corners need to slightly undercut, at about a 45 ° (cf.. Photo).

As a result, should get a band, wrap the entire outside of the box and curled inside edges … I recommend to try it before gluing. If everything is exactly the size, the band will go tight enough to not work nor any gaps. After that you can be glued.

At the edges, the corners glued strips is recommended to take a stick to creasing, or something similar, to press tightly against the edge to the frame.

In any case, you can check the structure for alignment. If everything is in order, then put off to the side of an elephant and begin to make the inside, a decorative box. Here we need a sheet of 9 “x9” (228.6 x 228.6 mm), I will use the same sheet skrapbumagi, as well as for the whole elephant. Cut the desired size and outline the fold line at a distance of 3 “(76.2 mm).

Then we put on them and well ironed

As a result of these steps, the next work piece should get:

Now we make four incisions, like the following picture, so you can collect the box.

Assembled without glue box you need to try.

It also should include tight, but still go. After a successful fitting can be glued. As it is not extremely important, but I prefer to do all four sides equally (see. Photo).

Well and still collected a box to paste in our elephant. Glue is applied to the inside of the carcass. Otherwise, if you put glue on just glued box when installing it in place all of the adhesive remains on the outside and the risk to stain the whole elephant.

Now that’s what caused my inattention. Remember, I mixed up the direction of the sidewalls of the box? So, these walls have turned lower decorative portion and protruding edge. I had to trim it in place, and it is not very convenient and turned koryavenko. In the photo seen below, by how much.

Sam elephant is ready, you can exploit
Phew .. It seems to have coped. I hope that someone will come in handy. And if you like it, put the Huskies and subscribe. For this single respect, and a ray of goodness in your face

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How to make a skeletonization of leaves at Home

Now you will learn how to make a skeletonization of leaves in the home. Master class Tatiana Levchenko.
Technique “skeleton” – this is a very delicate and painstaking work. However, having mastered it, you can create amazing beauty applications, cards, and other compositions without the high cost. It is said that this technique is very loved by many jewelry makers who sell their creations for hundreds of dollars. Why pay so expensive, when you can make with your own hands not less refined and luxury products?

This paper presents a technique skeleting the example of Physalis.
In a small saucepan is necessary to pour water (0.5 L), put physalis (average 6-8 pieces) and add 150 g of sodium hydroxide. Boil over medium heat about half an hour. Then drained, rinsed physalis water and boil for another 30 minutes in pure water, without soda. When the soft tissue Physalis will be separated from the skeleton, it is possible to pull out the contents of the saucepan. This can be done with the help of tweezers. If soft shell tight to the veins should be given more time cooks.

Now you will need a toothbrush and desirable piece of paper or cloth, on which it will be convenient to purify the skin. Physalis can try to clean the whole or neatly divide it into leaves with scissors (partially or completely). If you do it hands ugly veins can break.
Then gently begin to conduct toothbrush on the surface of each leaf. At this time, the paper will begin to appear original picture (note for those who love unusual designs and patterns).

Also, the brush as a tool for cleaning sheets can also use a conventional paper towel. As a result, you need to completely get rid of the soft tissue to the skeleton was left alone. The more accurate will remove the peel, the more beautiful will look like the future of the product. Now it is necessary to dry skeletonized physalis. To do this you need to put each leaf separately or the whole skin of the streaks on the paper. Top cover with a napkin and iron hot iron several times. Leaves can be colored using gouache or colored varnishes. If you just paint the leaves, it is then necessary for the strength to put more regular nail polish (colorless or with sparkles). Decomposed leaves on paper or a napkin, allow time to dry thoroughly. You can then trim the irregularities with scissors and use blanks for new and interesting ideas.

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How to Make a Ice Cream Stick House for Baby Doll

Many of us aspire to, to make toys for the children with their own hands.
Strictly speaking, it’s very simple. Only need to stock up on patience to allocate free time, as well as a hundred percent, use their imagination. This toy will be a child more expensive the purchase, because he watched every step of its creation, and older children can participate, or even do it yourself according to our instructions.

Required Material:

– box of yogurt or sour milk thoroughly washed and dried;
– Glue “Moment”;
– sticks of ice-cream;
– putty;
– paints;
– scissors;
– thread;
– beads;
– ribbons and so on.
So we have to carry out the following work steps:

Step 1. Gluing sticks

Take an empty box and cuts it with scissors three windows and one door.
Then take a stick and start to stick them to the outer walls of the box.

It turns out something like this.

Some sticks have to be cut because the distance of the window to get a little. Next, in the same way, you need to paste over the door, here such it will be.

Step 2. Primer

Now we do two important things: First, take the matches, glue them crosswise and attach to the windows. Secondly, we take a first coat (acrylic paint, or ordinary bar to correct inaccuracies in the text) and start to paint it white, our sticks.

It turns out something like this.

Then do the roof. To do this, glue sticks on top, wait until the glue is dry, and then paint them with white paint. That’s what we do.

Then, from the sticks, we do a kind of basis for our lodge.

It turns out a pretty white house.

Step 3. Prettification and decoration

Now it’s time to decorate our house. You can use ordinary ink: gouache or watercolor. Choose any favorite color and proceed to our work.

And then, when the paint dries, boldly take the hands off the hook, thread, beads, ribbons. We begin to glue them to our house. So we do our creation is simply unique.
See how the house was transformed!

And such a miracle, you can make your own hands, spending is about 3 hours time. At the same time, you get a finished toy for your child, as well as through contact with the world of beauty experience real aesthetic pleasure!
Go for it, you will succeed!

From sticks of ice cream, you can do a lot of interesting things.

courtesy: podelki-doma