Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Wrap Bracelet

I’ve seen wrap bracelets around a lot lately and after seeing another one on Anthropologies website I convinced myself that it was time I made one myself!For this I used leather (okay mine is fake leather, I admit), hemp, and then had several glass beads. For the leather your going to need enough to wrap …

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Homemade paper (cards)

I love making cards, and even more than that, I love making paper for cards! The process to make paper I’m going to explain here allows for paper that is 100% recycled (If you use paper from your recycling bin that is) and gives a great texture to the card. To make paper it requires …

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Paper Reed Mirror

So for my friends birthday as a broke college student and all I crafted for her this mirror in a few hours. It’s fairly simply to do, and made up of rolled up paper from magazines. As for the mirror it cost me $2.99 from Ikea! Picked up a couple extra mirrors as their are …

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Reusable knitted Produce Bags

So I’m getting into the whole eco friendly thing, and despite it being only February I’ve already started on making my mothers day gift to my mom. I knitted the first of what I hope to be 5 bags for her to use in buying produce; instead of your typical plastic bag. I knitted using …

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Friendship bracelets

I admit it, I love friendship bracelets. Any only recently did I make my way back to this form of jewelry making. Hey, it was in fashion this summer! I just keep it in fashion all year round! It’s not quite like the old days where we all made friendship bracelets and traded them. Now …

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Upcycled Pencil Crayon Necklace

I made this necklace the other day using short pencil crayons, no longer any good for colouring. I found this idea while googling eco friendly recycled jewelry; and figured I should try it out. I cut the pencil crayons to the size I wanted using an electric scroll saw, however you should be fine with …

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Melted Crayons on Canvas Art

So I’ve seen this idea thrown around the web a few times before. This is simply a canvas with melted crayons on it. The process is quite cheap, quick, easy, and creates such a cool look. The basics of creating this though requires: a canvas, crayons, a hot glue gun, and a blow dryer.┬áSimply take …

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Magazine Collage Bangle

I created this bangle awhile back by simply buying an old wooden bangle from value village. Then I simply cut out strips from a magazine in a variety of colours. From there you can simply use liquid white glue to attach the strips on around the bangle. From there give a glaze finish to it …

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Knitted Hats Tutorial on Straight Needles

I finally just learned how to knit hats on straight needles. Still can’t for the life of me use the round needles to make anything! General rule for knitting hats is you want around 70 stitches on 5mm needles to begin with. Otherwise simply measure your head and knit to match that length. If you’re …

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“No Poo” challenge, DIY natural shampoo/conditioner

So what on earth is the above picture of? My Shampoo I’m using! It’s simply 1 cucumber and 1 lemon blended up…yes it really does work as a shampoo/conditioner. And to be honest….I’ve been using it for about a month now and my hair is probably the best it’s been in a while. I got …

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