Category Archives: Crafts
Origami is the best known of all papercrafts, perhaps because it is the easiest to define and because most of us have done a little of it as children. Its strict rules permit no cutting, no gluing and no decoration of the paper: the sheet may only be folded. However, rules are there to be broken, ans many non-origami paper artists also use basic folding techniques in their work.
Planning to throw a birthday party for one of your kids? Invite all your kid’s friends, classmates and all of your relatives with simple handmade birthday invitations. This will give a unique impression to the guests that you will be inviting over to celebrate one of the most important events in a person’s life.
There’s nothing like the a nice handmade jewellery present for Mother’s Day change. Maybe this special day can get you in the mood for a new jewellery project. Here is an easy project of making the fabric beads necklace which will help you to create an unique gift. From funky, bold colours and flower vintage style to cotton stripy beads and more, this will help you to be creative.
Making your own furniture could be a long process. Though it can take a great deal of time to design and produce your own pieces, the challenge is quite enjoyable. It is possible to design the exact piece that you are interested in and then make it to the exact specifications. That means you can make the exact piece of furniture that you ever wanted. In short, if you dream it, it can be made.
Artist Trading Cards (ATC) are miniature works of art created on 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches cards. They are totally original expressions of an individual’s craft or artistic bent and were the brainwave of a Swiss artist called Vanci Stirnemann, artist-in-residence, at Calgary’s The New Gallery. He wanted to produce a catalogue in playing-card format to document work in the gallery but because of printing costs were so prohibitive, the project was shelved until 1996.
Bible stories and religious symbols have inspired artists in all media through the ages. Many of the 19th century quilters knew few other stories than those they heard in church and at the family Bible reading. Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and other famous biblical tales are the subjects of a number of quilts. Some have sober designs, others are lighthearted, in the manner of colourful illustrations for children’s Bible stories.
Candles have been around for many, many years, but it was not too long ago that candles were just a means of getting some light in a room when the power went out, and they were a necessity for such emergencies. Nowadays, the role of candles has changed. Some are beautiful works of art which it seems a shame to light, others are a custom scented candle lit and used for relaxation purposes, with their perfume permeating the air.
Every year parents scramble to find just the right Easter gift. Will it be the sports, Barbie or Lego Easter basket? Will you need to run around the shops to find a good deal on latest toys? Does your child want the new electronic gadget? When did Easter gifts become so expensive? The average family has 2.4 children and Easter gifts can break a budget in a hurry. Here are some wonderful Easter creating ideas that won’t break the bank. And your children will love it!
There was an age when all of our homes were filled with useful or pretty little things that were made to last. They were often produced in small quantities or hand-finished, made close to home, from good-quality materials and used or played with carefully. However fashionable there were in their best times, we call them now a vintage stuff.
You can present your cakes in a suitably retro style using Vintage Remix’s cake stand. Search local charity shops (or online shops such as eBay) for vintage record. Good quality recordings from the 50s, 60s and 70s are ideal. Don’t use gramophone records as they are brittle and will break easily. You can search for matching vintage labels with quirky titles or a selection of favourite artists or songs.