Tag Archives: crafty

How to paint Easter eggs

A link to creating natural dyes for Easter eggs like these. How to paint Easter eggs | Russia Beyond The Headlines.

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Teddy Grays Sweet Factory

This is a neat documentary about an old fashioned sweet shop where the old fashioned refers to more than just the sweets.  Ever wonder how they get the letters into blackpool rock?  The surprising answer lies within… via Martin Parr: Teddy Grays Sweet Factory Film on Vimeo.

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Craft Books

Step-by-step, days-long process on binding your own sketchbook. (Or $7.99 at the local art supply shop.) Guide on how to craft a book – Imgur.

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Copper Etching

A how-to for copper etching. I get nervous about the chemicals but I love the final product. http://deborahreadcom.blogspot.ca/2011/12/step-by-step-making-copper-etched.html

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Molded Concrete Planters

Pretty results from mundane materials. http://radmegan.blogspot.ca/2012/04/molded-concrete-planters.html

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Photo Transfers on Wood

These are unusual, neat, crafty, and – judging by the writer’s intelligence level – so easy that even an airhead can make them. Thumbs up. http://content.photojojo.com/diy/diy-photo-transfers-on-wood/

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Fairy Light Jars

These fairy light jars look easy to make. I’m going to test the process with (and effect on) my friends’ 6 year old, aka the target demographic. http://frompankawithlove.blogspot.ca/2012/01/glowing-jar-project-varazslat-lakasban.html

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This is the kind of thing that makes the Internet great: This crafter takes your childhood/child’s creature sketches and makes them real, or at least as real as plush toys qualifies them to be. A Blue Fairy for the modern age. http://childsownstudio.blogspot.com/

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The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

http://creativereuse.org/ Toronto has a(n in)famous store called Active Surplus, where geeks buy tech bits and bobs and electrical doodads with which to assemble terrific things. This looks like an estrogen-enhanced Active Surplus, where crafters can buy fabric ends and creative bric-a-brac with which to assemble impressive things. I wish there was one locally!

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WHAT CAN I TURN THIS INTO? A Recycling and Crafting Idea Center

http://www.greenwala.com/community/groups/all/105-WHAT-CAN-I-TURN-THIS-INTO-A-Recycling-and-Crafting-Idea-Center/topics/989 Absolutely gorgeous upcycling (emphasis on the cycling) of a vintage Vespa into a rocking chair. Does the maker do adult-sized versions, too? I would happy ride one of those. (A real Vespa, though, probably not…)

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