Paper Matchbox Slide Box

Paper Matchbox Slide Box

I love those little boxes suitable for little gifts. So I was delighted founding instructions on how to fold an Origami one and made one immediatly. It was done with wrappings from dark chocolate which was completely adequate for the one who got the little box ;-))


Links:
Paper Matchbox Slide Box

CD or DVD Storage ‘Book’

CD or DVD Storage ‘Book’

Most of us have lots of CDs and/or DVDs to put somewhere we can find them back. I don’t especially like the CD cases from the point of view of their looks. Such a CD book can be so much more kitschy than every CD case can be ;-) (although some try hard ;-)))


Links:
Instructables – “The World’s Biggest DIY & How To Show & Tell”
CD or DVD Storage ‘Book’

Miniature 3-D Star

Miniature 3-D Star

I found (and enjoyed ;-)) this article at craftster and then remembered, that I once have seen an instruction on how to fold those little stars how to fold those little stars (the link isn’t available no more).
I tried it once but again my fingers didn’t worked the way I asked them ;-) This time it were the stars that looked clumsy ;-)


Links:
craftster.org: A giant craftsters community
Mini Star Bracelet (original topic title: “It’s Britney Bitch ;)”)

Double-Sided Paper Mache Bowl

Double-Sided Paper Mache Bowl

I found many a beautiful paper mache bowl in internet and I like those compact bowls, so this tutorial this tutorial was like made for me ;-)
I tried the technique and it worked out well and looked great. Unfortunately I gave them away (I made two bowls in different sizes) and don’t have any photo of them.


Links:
Double-Sided Paper Mache Bowl
The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Double-Sided Paper Mache Bowl

Drying Flowers in the Microwave

Drying Flowers in the Microwave

I really like dried flowers, but I want to have them immediately, not after some days hidden in old books ;-)
Then I found this tutorial, where Christine Cox describes how to dry flowers in a microwave. She even tells about experiences she did with different kinds of flowers.


Links:
Drying Flowers in the Microwave

 

Making a Bead Spinner

Making a Bead Spinner

Yesterday I presented a how-to crochet with beads. For the rope you have to string beads on a thread which is a boring exercise. When you simply want to string the beads without any pattern you can use a bead spinner. Kimberly Chapman published a tutorial for making yourself a bead spinner out of reused materials.
What a great idea!

 

Links:
Making a Bead Spinner

Here at unikatissima:
Beaded Crochet Rope

Paper Lampshade

Paper Lampshade

Yasutomo has interesting tutorials for different project ideas different project ideas different project ideas. I found this lampshade lampshade lampshade simply stunning!
My self-folded experiences looked also good. I wanted to use them as little gift boxes. It turned out that they were long but narrow cases for which I didn’t found any appropriate gift to put in ;-))


Links:
Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade
The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade

Albert has pointed out that the archived page doesn’t show pictures (anymore?).
Fortunately Yasutomo has re-organized their website and the lampshade can be found there again:
Yasutomo project ideas
Paper Lampshade

 

The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Paper Lampshade