May 6, 2012
Birthdays, Craft Trends, Crafts, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Techniques and Mediums
By Guest Bloggers Melissa + Kellie, from the blog Icing Designs.
Washi tape….love it!! We are sure you have heard of this fabulous Japanese, decorative tape that has taken over the craft world! It comes in so many amazing patterns and colors…some is even glittered! There are so many ways that it can be used from cupcake flags, to cake buntings to making packages pretty!!
Have you used it, if so what have you done with it? We just ordered a bunch of it…can’t wait to start using it!
Washi Tape is made from Washi Paper. The word Washi literally means WA (Japanese) and SHI (paper), Japanese paper, and is used in many traditional Japanese arts, such as origami paper folding. Tougher than wood pulp paper, Washi is commonly made from the bark of the gampi tree, mitsumata shrub, or paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. Washi was originally developed from the traditional Chinese paper-making process.
May 6, 2012
Crafts, Floral Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Seasons, Spring, Summer
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!
I’ve been spending more time outside with the sunny warm weather. Tulips are blooming, lawns are being mowed, and the birds are chirping. This is a collection of my favorite projects for my patio that just topped my weekend to-do list.
First I love the look of these color-block terra cotta pots. Acrylic paint, terra pots, and paint brushes is all you need to give your planters a face lift.
Color Block Terra Cotta Pots DIY
I like the unique look of this upside down planter. It’s made with recycled containers and fabric scraps. Look at that orchid!
Recycled Upside Down Planters
I have to make this floral garland. It’s so pretty, and I bet it smells amazing. Looks like you can string most stems with a needle, or tie string around more delicate blooms.
Most recipes will suggest fresh herbs if you have them. What’s fresher than growing on your patio? This example was made from a wooden wine crate. I wouldn’t mind emptying one of those… These directions will teach you how to plant a mini herb garden.
How to Plant a Mini Herb Garden