Cold Porcelaine

espritcabane Cold Porcelaine

With the recipe for cold porcelaine you can mix an air-drying clay with which you can make jewelry, beads and similar things.
I find air-drying a big advantage against fimo and similar polymer clays which have to be baked. I always need a good ventilation for the baking which I find hard to realize with cold weather.
And you can put the jewelry or the beads i.e. into the advent calendar boxes :)

Cold Porcelaine
Cold Porcelaine (Porcelaine froide) (French)

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Boxes not only for the advent calendar
Entries with the tag ‘advent calendar’
Entries with the tag ‘fimo’
Entries with the tag ‘polymerclay’
Entries with the tag ‘jewelry’
Entries with the tag ‘beads’

Faux Fused Glass

craftster Faux Fused Glass

Some time ago I presented the DIY Shrinky Dinks, now I found at craftster the Faux Fused Glass.
Sheer lunacy!
She published the actual tutorial in her blog.
She uses the ‘real’ shrinky dinks, but it should work with the self-made as well?!

At craftster: Faux Fused Glass

Tutorial on how to make faux fused glass

Here at unikatissima: DIY Shrinky Dinks

DIY Shrinky Dinks

unikatissima DIY Shrinky Dinks

I found at craftster a tutorial on how to make DIY Shrinky Dinks. I liked this (I don’t like to buy new materials, especially when I haven’t tried the technique yet).
Additionally I made a little research and found more (very similar) tutorials (see also Links below).
I really must try this, although I will wait until summer when I can easily ventilate the kitchen, because I’m always afraid of toxic gases.
Until then I can find out perhaps which of the odd plastic dishes I can use ;-)

At craftster: shrinky dinks made from old packaging!

At curbly: DIY Shrinky Dinks

At instructables:


Crocheted Bottle Cap Hot Plate

tipnut Bottle Cap Crochet Plate

I found a tutorial from the end-50s that I find funny: Bottle Cap Crochet.
Personally I find the shapes of the hot plates a little too vintage, but one can always create another shape.
The only problem I see is that in our supermarket all bottle caps are made from plastic ;-) Perhaps then better a bottlecap pincushion? ;-)

Bottle Cap Crochet

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Bottlecap Pincushion

Box from woven PET stripes

Square Box from PET

On a brasilian recycling website I found a good tutorial on how to make a box from PET bottles (click there on ‘Tutorial – How to make a square box’).

I won’t do this because we don’t buy so many PET bottles and if we do we can give them back.
But I think that the tutorial can be used with other materials, too, I will once take a look.


Utsumi – Crafts with PET plastic, click there on ‘Tutorial – How to make a square box’