Origami + frame = affordable art!

Buying art can be expensive, but if you have a picture frame and scrapbook paper you can create fun affordable art. This is a personalized piece by creating my name using the alphabet instructions. Great for a baby’s room! The possibilities are endless though with origami-club.com’s great diagram or animated instructions. You could make flowers or animals or even landscapes.  [6-13-13 edit: the English page seems to have stopped working, >> Continue reading

Heart-shaped paperclips

This is one project I wish I had thought of myself. I saw these adorable heart-shaped paperclips from How About Orange… last year. The best part is you can do it yourself bending the paperclip at the midpoint. Visit the original blog post for the photo tutorial. Perfect for Valentines day! *photo from How About Orange…

Crocheting in the round with Magic Rings

As a newbie knitter I had learned about craftser.org, a forum for crafters to share their FO (finished objects) and patterns. While browsing I fell in love with these little crochet animals called amigurumi. I immediately wanted to learn how to crochet and went about searching for online tutorials. I quickly learned how to sc, increase and decrease. But the most useful tutorial I found was this one on making >> Continue reading

Get creative with twist ties

When you’re in need of an activity for the little ones (or big ones) pull out those twist ties and exercise your imagination by making people, animals, buildings – anything! Not to sound cliche, but the possibilities are endless and you’re only limited by your imagination. I discovered this art when I was setting up a computer at my old job. While waiting for software to install I started twisting >> Continue reading