While surfing I found a tutorial on how to make bath bombs.
I’d never thought that you could make them yourself!
Next summer will be a good time for a try, when the weather is dry and hot.
At craftster.org I found a tutorial on how to make a wallet from duct tape.
I never tried it, because I’m a little concerned about the duct tape: I’m mostly putting my wallet into the back pocket of my jeans. Won’t the glue of the duct tape kind of melt with the warmth?
I still must ask this question at craftster.org.
Once I saw the beautiful paper bead jewelry at newspaperjewelry.com and was stunned. Then I found a tutorial on how to make a paper bead bracelet at craftster.org with some really good ideas, e.g. to fix the paper beads with hair pins or to coat everything with modpodge.
Just another item on one of my to-do-lists ;-)
newspaperjewelry.com: Beautiful paper beads jewelry
Once I wanted to play a little bit with mosaic for a door board (see photo) but without having to buy all those materials. I didn’t know if I would use them ever more.
Therefore I figured out how to make my own mosaic stones from plaster and wrote a German tutorial.
I’m giving here a translation, see some photos at the German tutorial.
How to make your own mosaic stones:
What to do:
Slow down drywall-plaster drying time with vinegar (English)
What to do to delay drying time of plaster? (German)
(Somebody here tried a drop of dish liquid in place of vinegar and said that it worked)
I love to crochet but I prefer the item to be crocheted not too big (it’s all a question of patience).
Therefore I like to crochet bookmarks ;-)
On the photo you see the Quickie Bookmark from Priscilla Hewitt. She designed soo beautiful delicate bookmarks! (for more links to instructions for Priscilla Hewitt bookmarks see below)
Some of them can be used to make lacy scarves ;-)
But I think they could be beautiful bracelets, too.
Priscilla Hewitt bookmarks (all English):
Christmas Wreath Bookmark
Heart Corner Bookmark
Jacob’s Ladder Bookmark
Addendum of February 2009: The links above don’t work anymore, you can find the instructions for the bookmarks now as PDF (about 465 KB) at Priscilla’s Crochet – Free Pattern Index, check there for ‘Bookmarks’.
And please read her
Lacy Crochet Scarves From Edgings
There are many recipes for making papier mache which I still want to try out.
On the photo you see one of my many UFO’s ;-)
It is a wall-vase-to-be, made with tore newspaper stripes and ready to use wall paste.