String Lampshades

by Lilybee

created on: 01/07/09

See the lampshades behind the attractive well dressed couple? They're DIY-able! And they actually seem pretty simple. ReadyMade has instructions that are based around the kind of paper mache stuff you might have made in school.

You'll need

  • a round balloon
  • some string, yarn or wool
  • some fabric stiffener

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String Rings

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/11/08

Jewelry is not a usual topic here on Curbly, but when I spotted these String-Rings, I just had to post them. Of course they are a play on the old notion of tying a string around your finger to remind yourself of something; but these .925 sterling silver bands raise the practice to something much more beautiful. And meaningful. Each ring, sold for $25, comes with a gift bag, polishing cloth and 20 different-colored strings. It’s up to you to...

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How To Make a Sparkly Snowflake.

by Chris Gardner

This is a very simple craft, requiring no artistic skill, that looks elegant and professional when completed. It's perfect for attaching to gifts or hanging up for a little winter sparkle of your own.

How To Make a Sparkly Snowflake.


  • String
  • glue
  • Wax paper
  • scissors
  • glitter

1.Cut the piece of string into three 3-inch (7.5cm) pieces, one 4-inch (10cm) piece, one 8-inch (20cm) piece and six 1.5-inch (3.8cm) pieces.


2. Lay out two pieces of wax paper. Squeeze a few...

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