September through December are prime gift-giving months for me, so I always have my eyes open for new ways to present the things I spend so much time looking for. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the art of giving, and presentation is no place to slack!
Know how there's some really great final projects in the how-to blogosphere, but the means by which they getcha there are quite muddled and badly conveyed?
This newspaper dress from PrixPrix sho ain't oneofum. With an Instructable as fine as the outcome, this "Old Gray Lady" dress created completely of the New York Times and thread (no tape, glue, or staples) will inspire you with every pleat, fold, and seam. These things can be done, friends, and this is how we do 'em.
Some old newspapers, a spindle and a pair of scissors, that’s all it takes to spin newspaper into yarn. Okay, you might not want to make a sweater out of it, but it could make lovely baskets, totes and even rugs, just to name a few of the possibilities. To learn the entire process, head on over to greenupgrader.com. Via.
The only thing cooler than a wicked craft project is a wicked craft project that recycles. The process is similar to the "papermaking" you did in second grade: Rip up small pieces of newspaper, mix with water to break down the paper fibers, shape and squeeze out the water.
I wonder what would happen if you put these in a rock tumbler?
Running out of wrapping paper and bows and need more FAST? I saw this on Martha yesterday and put the Curbly spin to it.
What little wrapping paper you have left
Wrap your present in newsprint. I like the stock quotes as they make a nice, uniform background.
Cut a strip of wrapping paper to circumference the present, fold in edges, wrap around package, tape strip together in back of present.
Beside using newsprint to gauge furniture placement, you can use it to determine layout of pictures/art before you take hammer to nail.
Just measure and cut your newsprint to the size of the pictures/art you want to display. Tape and, better yet, RE-tape them to the wall of your choosing until you have them in the positions desired. And then hammer away. This also works great if you’re using those marvelous 3M...