'Tis the season of gift bags, but instead of heading to the store, we can head to our decorative paper stash and make our own. Cash Crafters gives step by step details on how to make a small gift bag that will be as prized as the gift inside! To make one, you'll need some stuff; here's the supply list:
It’s cherry blossom time in D.C., but for those of us who don’t live there, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the flowery fecundity. To do that, we just have to get a little crafty and make our own blossoms.
So they're not big enough to actually hold a pair of drawers, but they'd be perfect for storing postage stamps and other tiny treasures.
To make a mini matchbox chest of drawers, you'll need:
Julia over on Belle Papier has an excellent tutorial explaining how to use a sewing machine to sew paper to paper. This practice is popular among those of us who make greeting cards, but it could be a fantastic way to fabricate an art piece.
Some of Julia’s suggestions:
- If you don’t have an electronic sewing machine automatically corrects tension, check your tension on a scrap piece of paper, and adjust as necessary.
- Don’t try to sew more...
There’s something poetic about Patricia’s Junk Mail Trees. Trees turned into junk mail, turned back into trees. Yup, poetic. To make a forest of your own, check out her tutorial on A Little Hut, found via Craftzine.
P.S. If you’re not good at free hand drawing, Patricia has offered to e-mail templates of the trees to those who request them. Thanks Patricia!