Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Woven Embroidery Thread and Chain Bracelet

I was so excited about this bracelet I saw on pinterest. The tutorial from Honestly...WTF is very easy to follow and turns out amazing results. Note for next time- Find a better starting bracelet. The starting bracelet in the tutorial is chunky and beautiful on it's own. You will not be able to find a good starting bracelet at the craft store. This is one pin I'll be trying again soon.
Honestly... WTF

Monday, April 15, 2013

DIY Scrapbook Paper Origami Box

Unlike my previous origami gift box, this tutorial from Activity Village only uses 2 pieces of paper. I made many of these last Christmas to hold small handmade gifts. I loved using different scrapbook paper from the same paper pack. This way the box and lid coordinated without being too matchy matchy. In general I much prefer handmade bows (like these here) to curling ribbon, but honestly it doesn't feel like Christmas til I've curled some ribbon.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Origami Book Page Gift Box

8 pieces of paper... 10 minutes of folding... 2 paper cuts... then.... JOY!
I followed this wonderful tutorial from Creature Comforts