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Friday, 3 April 2015

The Crafter's Bucket List ~ Part 3


Here we are at part 3 of our bucket list. Have you tried any of the projects yet?
Lets get cracking with another projects for you to try out, shall we?

#21 Chalk Board Paint
This DIY chalk board paint looks so much fun and could be used for kinds of projects - my mind is brimming with ideas to try out if I get the time. Check out the easy tutorial here.
Need to find supplies for this project? 


#22 Hand/Finger Knitting
This is a really good tutorial for finger knitting. It's also a really good one to get the kids involved in.

#23 Glitter Glasses
I absolutely love glitter! I have it in all different colours! Last year I helped the kids make glitter glasses for their teachers at the end of term so I can tell you that's it's great fun and not too difficult to get simple results. You basically just need some Mod Podge, glitter and a paint brush. We used the Mod Podge to seal our glasses but in this tutorial they use a sealant instead.




Need supplies?


#24 Royal Icing & Icing Biscuits
Have you seen those amazing iced biscuits that are all the rage at the moment? Here is a great beginners tutorial to show you how you can make your own. 





#25 Photography Basics

I would to learn more about photography and this series looks pretty good. 

#26 Zentangle

I love the idea of Zentangle art as you don't need to be good at drawing to do it. Stick on a relaxing CD, get doodling and explore your creativity. Here are some tips and inspiration to get you started.


#27 Mini Dresser From Match Boxes

Making little chests of drawers from match boxes was probably something many of us did as kids but this takes it to a whole new level! Here you will find a two part video tutorial to make beautiful mini dressers. 


#28 T-Shirt Scarf
This scarf looks pretty awesome and there's absolutely no sewing involved! Looks like a great way to re-use an old T-shirt and liven up your wardrobe! 

#29 Orange Candles

Keep the bugs away during the summer months with these cheap and easy to make citronella candles.
You could use other things as a container too but the orange rinds do look kinda cute don't they?


#30 Glitter Clothes Pin Magnets

These are really easy to make and will quickly spice up your memo boards or fridge door. Get the know how here.

So that's it for another installment! Check out previous installments with the links below and if you're sharing your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram use the hashtag #craftersbucketlist.
Until next time, take care and happy crafting.
Suz xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Tutorial

Hello!
Apologies for the long absence! I finally had my knee operation a few weeks ago and couldn't do very much work with the laptop in the first week or so after. It's healing well, although I keep trying to do too much and then it gets really sore again!!
Anyway, I got around to making some pom poms for the decoration at Padawan #1's party in just over a week and as they look lovely and are pretty easy to make I thought I would make a tutorial for you all.

Firstly, you will need about 8 pieces of tissue paper for a larger pom pom and 5 or 6 for smaller ones. You can make your pom poms all one colour or mix up the colours in differents ways if you like.
Now you need to concertina fold your tissue paper - as though you are making one of those paper fans I'm sure most of us made when we were younger! I found for the smaller sized pom poms, 1 inch strips worked well.
Once you have finished folding the paper, tie a piece of cotton or thread round the middle. You don't need to squeeze the paper together at all but make sure the knot is secure.
Now shape each end of the paper with scissors. I made my pom poms curved but you could do pointed edges for a spikier look!
Once both ends are shaped, open out the fan. Now you need to gently tease out each layer of paper. I did the top one on each side first to stop the paper slipping through the thread.

Tease out each layer on both sides and then ruffle to ensure an even look ball. I found that it was best to work as close down to the thread on the top and bottom layers as you can. Be gentle though as the paper can tear easily.
I hope you enjoy making these and have fun experimenting with colour combinations and styles.

All the best for now
Suz and the Party Padawans
xx