[Handmade]-DIY 3D Christmas Ornament

DIY Ornament

DIY Ornament

If you’re tired of the boring same old template of a snowflake people and designers alike have been feeding us all these years, try to make this 3D felt ornament model instead. It will bring an art ambiance and contemporary feeling to your homestead. The curves and the Ogee shape will definitely awe people that expect the classical dull representation of a snowflake when you tell them you decorated your home with some felt models. Its beauty is only surpassed by its simplicity, making it one of the most ingenious decorations you will make this Christmas. From a piece of 3mm thick 100% wool felt, with a chalk liner pen and a cut knife, you will make your very own felt ogee snowflake. Here is what you need to do.

Firstly, cut your piece of felt into a 6×6 inch square and mark lines 3/4 inches apart, parallel to the perimeter and one line from corner to corner, diagonally across the square. Cut along the first line from the corner to about 1/4 inches from the diagonal line; you could use a straight edge to make the cut steadier. Be careful the felt doesn’t creep while cutting. You can do this by making 2-3 passes with the blade on the lines you cut. Repeat the process on all cuts. Make sure you keep the felt intact at each corner on the diagonal line! Brush away the chalk lines which might have remained on the felt.

Then, hand stitch with matching thread the ends of the lifted corners of the center square. Don’t let the thread hanging; cut it and hide the knot between the layers. Afterward, you will need to lift the corners of the second square, but only after you turned the piece over! Repeat the previous technique and stitch together at each point. Continue to turn the piece over; overlap points and stitch. Don’t stop until all 4 squares are stitched.

You finish the ornament by creating a hanging loop at one end with a thread. Feel free to decorate with a few felt balls. The 10 inch length snowflake can now be placed in the kitchen or in the living room so people coming in will be amazed by this wonderful Christmas DIY art decoration.

Source: www.goodshomedesign.com

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[Handmade]-Handmade Jewelry Projects

Cute-as-a-Button Earrings

Put the focus on even the tiniest fabric motif with this easy jewelry project from Micro crafts

handmade earrings

handmade earrings

Step 1: Purchase a cover-button kit, which contains metal button parts as well as template .

Step 2: Lay your fabric on a flat surface, right side up, and choose the pair of motifs you plan to highlight. Working with the kit’s template and a
vanishing fabric marker, trace a circle around each motif. Cut out both circles, then set excess fabric aside.

Step 3: Flip one fabric circle facedown into a button shell and top with a button blank. Fold any excess fabric over the blank, then top with a flat back, pushing the pieces together until you hear a pop. Repeat for second button.

source:  www.countryliving.com

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Fabric-Covered Journals

Use remnants of vintage fabric to cover handmade journals.

(Edina Van Der Wyck)

Instructions: Fabric-Covered Journals

To create these linen-covered journals, you will need a hardcover journal or notebook, preshrunk linen, needle and thread, and a length of 3/4-inch ribbon long enough to go all the way around the journal plus 12 inches extra.

1. Lay the open, flat journal on the fabric, allowing 1/2 inch all around for hems and about 3 inches at each side for the pocket flaps. Center the journal on the fabric and mark where the top and bottom of the covers start and finish, from end to end.

2. Cut a 1/2-inch vertical slit at each point, fold the fabric twice, and hem.

3. Make a double hem along each end of the cover. Neatly hem all around the fabric, mitering the corners.

4. Place the fabric right side up with the journal on top of it, fold over the flaps, and pin them in position. Remove the journal and sew the top and bottom of the flaps securely.

5. Turn the cover right side out and fit it on the journal. Cut a length of ribbon, fold it in half lengthwise to mark the center, and stitch it securely to the center of the spine to bind book.

(This article is from http://www.countryliving.com)

(Source: www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/fabric-covered-journals ;www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/crafty-christmas-presents-ideas#slide-21 )

France Pattern Paper Craft

There is a easy way to make your own Planner .

Material: Blank Notebook, Paper with design printed, Memo

You can choose different types of paper you like.

I chose France Pattern.

First, you have to cut paper that fit into your notebook.

Then stick  it.

Finally, you can write down and design it as you wish.

Wedding Card

I made this wedding card for my friend who is going to get married.

So I’d like to make a special for her. And It did not take too long time.

Just prepare the material , and take the three steps.

Red paper card , Floral hair pin, Wrapping paper  , Gold ribbon

Step 1: Cutting  paper card & wrapping paper , larger than  floral hair pin.

Step2: Use floral hair pin to clip the red paper card.

Step3: Wrapping the card and tie a knot.

Anyone can make a card without skill and do it easily.

Make your friends or family special.

How delightful if you receive a gift is made by someone.

If she or he is special to you, just give them a different and unforgetful gift.