DIY Indoor Outdoor Concrete Lamp

This time it had to be easier to make, had to be larger, and with the option of placing it outdoors. After brainstorming here is the attempt of improvement. Check out the video for more details.

Required Material:
1. Led String Light
2. Felts Sheet
3. Cement
4. Large vase ( I used a 24in tall x 7in)
5. Drill bits
6. Random tree branch
7. Spray paint
8. Metal flashing

Making the Storage for Led Controller:

I took a piece of foam from a shipping package. Cut it to create a cylinder. I closed it by taping the side. then cut out a circle to close off one end. A paper cup would work as well.

Creating the Concrete Form:

I used a piece metal flashing to create the concrete form.

First I marked the metal flashing for the bottom of the form, I made this 5 inches tall. Next, I marked 2 inches above the first line. At this point, you will have two parallel line.

Now wrap the metal flashing around the vase. Close the flashing by taping the loose end. By the way, I’m using a large vase that’s 24 inches tall by 7 inches. You can find that at your local craft store.

Next, I took two 1 inch rubber seal and follow the line going around the interior. Following the line I drew out. I did this twice which gave me a two-inch path around the interior of the flashing. This part will shrink the interior, which will make the concrete fit right over.

Mixing the Concrete:

Take a piece of aluminum foil, place it down on a flat surface. Then I trace the vase and then the foam cup as shown. Use hot glue to secure the cup then the flashing to the marking.

Mix concrete and pour it in the form.

After a few days remove the flashing and rubber seal. The bottom was smooth so I only had to sand the top.

Using a Tree Branch:

I took a tree branch and sprayed it with black paint. Allow enough time to dry. Depending on the size of tree branch you chose, use the appropriate size masonry bit. I use a 1/2 inch bit to drill down to the bottom into the foam cup. Test that everything fits nicely.

Install the Light:

Drill a hole in the lower part of the concrete form for the power end to pass through. Next, use hot glue to hold the plug in place.

Pass the Led String light power end down through top then connect to the power cable.

Adding the Lights:

Feed a few feet of the led into the vase. Then place the branch in the vase and feed more led as you proceed.

Now sit the vase on top of the concrete. I placed a felts pad on the bottom to protect any surface.

The Finish:

I love the way this lamp came out. The LED String Lights works extremely well. I was able to get this lamp to work approximately 50 feet away. Hope you have a blast when you make yours.

Recycled Craft: Snowflake foam hands (Tutorial)

Recently, to warm the winter window, and thought of her most favorite Christmas decorations, and most importantly easy as one-two-three.

These are the snowballs (or snowflakes) are obtained from the most ordinary household material.

Template for cutting out stars.

All we will need to operate – a pair of scissors and insulation for windows, which is a thin porous tape with an adhesive layer on one side (width 50 mm, thickness somewhere 1-2 mm). 10 m from the long piece of turns 12-15 snowflakes, if you are using a template full width of the tape (star inscribed in a circle of 50 mm).

Print out or draw a five-pointed star pattern and cut, it will help us to do all 12 elements of the same.

Cut off from the square piece of insulation and adhesive side lightly presses the paper sprocket pattern. Now it is very convenient to cut the desired workpiece (the most common scissors).

Like this. Blank, we need 12 pieces to one snowflake.

To speed up the work I have to cut multiple pieces. To do this, cut into several small squares (4-6, if more it will turn out not accurately).

And glue them to the pile. Adhesive layer to normal the next square and not very strong, and then to paste them back will be difficult. On the sticky side of the last square again glue pattern and cut.

The template I use all the time is the same, if not press down strongly it is easily detached.

Gently layers separated from each other and immediately obtain 6 parts.

Putting it as if it were Kusudama of 12 pentahedral element (1 + 5 + 5 + 1 ). Putting rays sticky side to each other. Nothing extra is not necessary, held for bonding so well.

It is difficult to show the assembly steps in the photos, but something like that.

There is almost all done, it is necessary to attach the last star.

The sticky side of the tape is inside all as a result of the build, so much you can not squeeze, and then slipnetsya.

I’m usually one ray is suspended on a thread and paste the tape to the ceiling, they are very light and well kept there.

Done very quickly, in the evening you can collect 10-12 pieces.

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DIY: 3D Paper Mushroom Tutorial

1. From a sheet of white paper on the long side, cut two strips 8 cm wide, and from red paper – two strips of width by 6 cm (red paper must necessarily be two-sided). 2. Red and white stripes of glue pairwise (width allowance of 5 mm) and fold each blank three times in half (width). Pattern (full size) 3. Pattern mushroom attaches to the fold of the resulting “little book” (hat – on a red field, foot – on white) and draw. To make it easier to cut several layers stapled divergent corners of paper, then cut along the contour. 4. Get two piles, each with four mushrooms. 5. pile straighten, fold together and stapled to the leg and a hat. 6. It remains only to volumetric spread all the layers stick white peas, paste skewer and put our mushroom grow under the Christmas tree. The same principle can be made bright and juicy fruity.Tolko to uncover an interesting way to do applique “in the context of” closing its metal parenthesis. That pattern (full size):

5-Minute Embossed Ornaments (Christmas Ornaments)

 5-Minute Embossed Ornaments 

 

Simple homemade Christmas ornaments- Embossed Ornaments | Easy project for kids and adults with stunning results! We used household aluminum foil to make them.

Materials

  • Chipboard or Cereal box
  • Leaves or other shapes cut from chipboard– You can use something like this to create lovely shapes
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Jar lid
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black paint like this
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Towels

Instructions

  • Step One Draw a circle on a piece of chipboard using your jar lid. Cut out the circle.
  • Step Two Using a glue stick cover one side of the circle with glue.
  • Step Three Pres your leaf or paper cut onto the circle.
  • Step Four Add more glue on top of the leaf/paper shape.
  • Step Five Cut out two pieces of aluminum foil, one slightly larger than your circle and one the same size as your circle.
  • Step Six Cover the back of the circle with glue and press the circle sized piece of foil onto it.
  • Step Seven Turn over the ornament and press the larger piece of foil onto the leaf. Trim that piece of foil to be roughly ¼” larger than the circle and fold the edges over.
  • Step Eight Emboss it! Using your finger press down on the front of the circle to reveal the leaf lines. You will need to really press to see the details. It’s amazing to watch them appear!
  • Step Nine Paint a layer of black paint over the top of the ornament. Then quickly wipe of the paint with a paper towel. It will make the foil look like it has patina. Apply more paint as desired and wipe off. If you have too much paint use a damp paper towel to wipe it off.
  • Step Ten When you are done poke a hole in the top with a large needle, thread with embroidery thread, and hang it from your tree!

I really like the surprise factor of this project, especially burnishing the foil with your finger to reveal the image underneath. I also loved the way the leaf ornaments look like vintage tin.

Tips

  • You will want to use FRESH leaves to get the best impressions. Leaves with some thickness are preferred but be sure remove any stems that are extra thick as they will poke a hole in your foil.
  • An alternative to leaves is using paper cut shapes. We used this snowflake paper cut stamp to make small snowflakes out of chipboard and then pressed those as well.

Embossed Yarn Ornaments

These are easy for kids to make and decorate!

Materials 

  • Chipboard or Cereal box
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Jar lid
  • Scissors
  • Our favorite markers
  • Thin yarn or twine
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  • Step One Draw a circle on a piece of chipboard using your jar lid. Cut out the circle.
  • Step Two Using a glue stick cover both sides of the circle with glue.
  • Step Three Cut an 18” length of yarn. Start wrapping your circle with the yarn to make patterned blocks.
  • Step Four When you are done wrapping add more glue on top of the yarn.
  • Step Five Cut out two pieces of aluminum foil, one slightly larger than your circle and one the same size as your circle.
  • Step Six Press the yarn wrapped circle down on the larger piece of foil then place the circle of foil on the back side of the circle.
  • Step Seven Trim the larger piece of foil to be roughly ¼” larger than the circle and fold the edges over.
  • Step Eight Emboss it! Using your finger press down on the front of the circle to reveal the yarn “lines.”
  • Step Nine Color in the pattern with sharpies! Use the yarn to guide your pen and stay within the lines.
  • Step Ten When you are done poke a hole in the top with a large needle, thread with embroidery thread, and hang it from your tree!

Conclusion

If you decide to make homemade Christmas ornaments this year consider trying a few finger embossed ones, either style or both! They make a lovely addition to a Christmas tree and embossing is a great way to explore the sense of touch.

How to make glass christmas candlestick – Step By Step

To work you will need:
glasses, napkins to decoupage with Christmas motifs, glue for decoupage (PVA can be used)
two-step or other krekelyur KREAL krekelyurnaya couple, acrylic top coat, glitter, white or silver liner,
acrylic colors: black, ivory, blue,
brush with a foam tip,
glass cleaner, translucent gel pearl paint for decoupage.
Degreasing liquid glasses for glasses. Cut the cloth desired motif with a round object

Cut and separate the top layer of napkins

One of the lower layers of cloth glued to the glass, trying to avoid the formation of wrinkles. Liberally grease for decoupage glue or PVA glue, cloth must be completely saturated with it

With a sponge paint cloth translucent pearl gel. Because of this, our theme will be more pronounced, retain partial transparency

That’s how it should turn out

Cover the glass with acrylic lacquer. Now it is white in the picture, and after drying becomes transparent. Cover several layers, the surface must be absolutely smooth.

Gently and evenly applied 1 step other couples. After 15-20 minutes (must be a state of stickiness) is applied  №2.

sprinkle with glitter

Dry the hair dryer for the manifestation of cracks

Glue cloth with the motif starting from the center. Top varnish and glue for decoupage

Mix acrylic paint to achieve the desired shade. The toothpaste can be used as a white paint

Glass does not paint,

At the edge of the motif spend liner to give a three-dimensional glass effect

Draw along the edge of the glass liner

Liner distinguish the outlines of certain motifs

Sprinkle glitter liner

Do not forget about the glass stem)

That’s all)

Ceramic floristry Christmas wreaths

To make the wreath base, we need spruce branches. Manufacture them from foamirana. On his regime into strips 2 cm wide.

Conveniently and quickly cut foamiran folded into several layers.

to edge 3-5mm, create fringe.
Our branch is unusually soft and fluffy.

For the base branch is better to take a thicker wire. To it easier to glue the blank.

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Cut pieces conveniently stored under glass, or any other similar items. Because the film has to deploy all the time, and the cup securely protect our polymer clay from drying.  Roll out small shariki.U us 6 mm.  Glue the wire using a latex adhesive and dry.  Painted in red color in the usual nail polish. Balls will turn bright and vivid.  Cut the tape along the floristic and wrap each stalk berries.  Putting a twig.  Well! Already looks fun.  Prepare wires for berries.Na package drip a little acrylic paint and draw the white wire, clasping her hands pastrami….it will stay clean.  Cut blanks made ​​of polymer clay. Pieces of a glass!
And they ran for. Joke.  Roll out the ball.  Stack squeezing asterisk and glued to the wire.  Dry them.  For staining, we use 2 colours (black and burgundy) .Because we Rowan is not simple, but “Nevezhenskaya” .She is sweet and tart as chokeberry, but with flavour and light bitterness as krasnaya.Na view slightly larger than usual rowan. droplets on the sprocket and feathered maroon acrylic.  Slightly brushed nail polish and brush to collect.  Complicate the work and add to our song hawthorn. Intuitively, he asks.
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slice polymer clay painted in yellow color.  Paint oil paints our billet  Beads.  Suspension of beads.  Assembling.
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How to Make a Cookie Ornament

Ingredients for Sugar Cookies:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
icing, colored decorating sugars

Icing/Glaze for One Dozen Sugar Cookies:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk