Fabric from Plastic Bags

Fabric from Plastic Bags

What you see here ist a Makeup bag made entirely from plastic bag fabric that I found on craftster.org. The one who made the bag links to the tutorial on how to make sewable fabric from plastic bags.
Once I tried this technique but it didn’t work as supposed. I think I put my iron at a too high temperature. Or possibly the bags I tried to fuse were made from different plastics and therefore incompatible.
I will try it again – one day soon ;-)


Links:
craftster.org: A giant craftsters community
Makeup bag made entirely from plastic bag fabric
Make sewable fabric from plastic bags

Bead Crochet

Bead Crochet

I showed before a tutorial on crocheting bead ropes. These bead crochet instructions are different: this time you crochet something like a completely beaded fabric which you can use further for your projects. Use it e.g. for little purses.


Links:
Beadwrangler: A giant website with so many ideas, tipps and instructions that I have not yet finished seeing all of them ;-)
Bead Crochet

Here at unikatissima:
Beaded Crochet Rope

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