By Mark Montano
The Big-Ass ebook of Crafts is choked with rules for polishing up your residing house; concocting terrific, all-natural physique items; designing your individual distinct stationery; and growing numerous different crafts that may persuade your folks and household that you are the mystery love baby of Martha Stewart (only a lot, a lot cooler).
Forget crocheted doilies and itchy knit sweaters--TLC's While You have been Out best fashion designer Mark Montano has created trendy and resourceful initiatives that variety from a Warhol-esque Ultrasuede iPod case to photo-adorned boxer shorts to African masks patio chairs to wood night-light packing containers. Divided into sections that come with Outdoorsy (ideas to reinforce your backyard), Dishing It Out (decorating plates utilizing diverse techniques), you have been Framed (innovative photo framing ideas), and will i've got a mild? (creating and adorning lamps, lanterns, and chandeliers), it really is as pleasing to learn because it is forever inspiring.
With a couple of hundred and fifty creative and enjoyable tasks, The Big-Ass ebook of Crafts is the ideal job e-book for readers of each temper, funds, and talent point.
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YOU’LL want: FOR THE word CARD: • 10 diversified brightly coloured paint chips (from the ironmongery shop) • Brightly coloured cardstock • Scissors • stitching laptop HERE’S HOW: FOR THE word CARD: 1. stick with steps 1–4 from the credit-card holder venture on pages 294–5. 2. reduce out a section of your cardstock that’s 6" × 5". three. position the cardstock onto the again of your woven paper and sew round the edges. four. Trim off the surplus paper round your edges, and there you've gotten your observe card! YOU’LL want: FOR THE pockets: • TYVEK envelope • 15 varied brightly coloured, extralong paint chips (from the ironmongery shop) • Scissors • 2 Velcro dots, in white or black • stitching computing device HERE’S HOW: FOR THE pockets: 1. stick with steps 1–4 from the bank card holder undertaking, other than so you might have a section of woven paper that's approximately five" × 11". 2. starting on the folded fringe of your TYVEK envelope, lower out a strip that's 3½" × 9", so while it’s opened up, it’s really 7" × nine" with a crease, lengthwise, alongside the heart. three. spread the strip and fold the single lengthy aspect �" lower than, towards the crease. four. sew all of the method around the nine" facet. five. Refold the TYVEK and middle it onto the again of the five" × eleven" woven paper, stitched part dealing with up. 6. sew jointly the woven strips and the TYVEK, the entire approach round the outdoor edges. depart a �" border outdoors of your stitches. be aware: you're making a lengthy pocket, for you to carry you money. 7. Trim the perimeters all of the manner round in order that they are completely immediately. eight. Fold in part, like a pockets folds, heart Velcro dots at the fringe of the 3 facets, and fill with cash! CRAFT-PAPER FEATHERS want a quickly centerpiece for a cocktail party? How approximately only a nice replacement to a conventional flower association? Feathers are a funky, attention-grabbing approach to cross. lately I went to shop for a few ostrich feathers for a centerpiece and learned that i used to be approximately to wreck the financial institution. i assumed, Why not only try and make whatever that has a similar believe? This venture is what I got here up with, and that i really love it simply up to the genuine factor. i am hoping you do too. YOU’LL want: • Roll of craft paper • Scissors • Elmer’s glue • 20-gauge twine • twine cutters • obvious tape HERE’S HOW: 1. minimize a section of craft paper to 7" × 18", then fold it in part lengthwise. 2. With the paper nonetheless folded, hint out 1/2 a feather (rounded on the best and tapered to some extent on the backside) and reduce it out. spread it to examine your form. three. Refold and begin making small slanted cuts which are very shut together—about �" from the fold. four. proceed making cuts the entire approach up the facet of the folded paper and round the most sensible of the feather. advice: The nearer jointly your cuts are, the extra featherlike your plumes can be. five. spread the paper and lay the feather flat, with the crease pointing downward. 6. To make the shaft of the feather, roll a section of two" × five" craft paper right into a lengthy tube. Glue the sting of it to maintain the tube tight. 7. minimize a section of cord that's the size of the feather. eight. ranging from the tip of the cord, glue approximately 1" of cord into the rolled-up tube.