DIY (326) – Paper recycle: Cardboard gingerbread decorations

Hi everyone!!!!

Today we will see how to make beautiful Christmas decorations that resemble gingerbread cookies… But, beware!!! We’re not talking about a recipe, we’re talking about paper recycling!

This project is also suitable for children, who will have fun decorating the small silhouettes obtained from packaging paper.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 326

PAPER RECYCLE: CARDBOARD GINGERBREAD DECORATIONS

material:

recycled thin cardboard from a box – scissors – pencil – twine – white felt pen

Start by drawing on the cardboard simple Christmas figures with a pencil, such as hearts, stars, houses.

Cut out the figures on the cardboard with scissors. This if the cardboard used is thin otherwise we would need a cutter.

Once we have cut our gingerbread out of cardboard, we will decorate it with a white felttip pen (like a Polish or a chalkboard marker).

Once the decorations are finished, all that you’ll have to do is to pierce our figures with a big needle or some other pointed object.

Pass the twine inside the hole and our cardboard gingerbread Christmas decorations are ready.

Below are some ideas of drawings to be cut out:

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

original post: http://www.mycandycountry.it/pan-di-zenzero-di-cartone-decorazioni-natalizie/

DIY (325) – Paper recycle: Gift cards

Hi everyone!!!!

I had some pieces of colored cardstock and thinking about how to recycle them I came up with this idea: to make greeting cards, suitable for the holidays now close, but also to write a thought to someone.

For the decorations I used a tiny punching machine bought at the supermarket. If you do not have one in the house, I suggest you buy it. It is always useful and gives a special touch to all DIY made with cardboard.

If you don’t have time or desire to buy it, you can take inspiration from the internet to download some drawings and transfer them on your card. Cut them out, at this point, with a cutter.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 325

PAPER RECYCLE: GIFT CARDS

material:

colored cardboard scraps – small punching machines (or drawing + cutter)

As I said in the introduction, if you have small punching machines, making these cards will really be really easy.

Having discards of different sizes, I made them of all shapes and sizes.

To give a more professional look, just cut the two corners of the top of the card.

In this case, where my cards are already very colorful, I have not added any more decorations.

You can also customize them with pieces of fabric, lace, rhinestones, etc.

Once cut, let your creativity drive you!

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

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DIY (323) – Christmas decoration to hang

Hi everyone!!!!

Now that Christmas is approaching… it’s also time to decorate our homes.

With a simple branch, shells and acrylic colors you can get a beautiful object to hang on the door. Even children will have fun in this project!

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 323

CHRISTMAS DECORATION TO HANG

material:

branch – colored ribbon – shells – color acrylic red and white – hot glue

First, color your branch with white acrylic.

Color the shells red.

Using hot glue, attach a colored ribbon to each shell. Warning!!! If you take this step with younger children, it’s better that you do this step.

Draw the letters on the shells and color them.

Finish by attaching the red ribbon.

Your Christmas decoration to hang is ready.

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

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DIY (322) – Christmas decoration from old jeans

Hi everyone!!!!

From the seams of old jeans you can get beautiful objects, like these saplings.

Very simple to do, they will be very useful as decoration during the Christmas period.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 322

CHISTMAS DECORATION FROM OLD JEANS

material:

seams from old jeans – fabric or decorative elements to insert between a fold and the other – padded stars (if you have some time and know how to sew, you can also create them with scraps of jeans) – colored lanyard

Cut the seam from the jeans and fold it up to get the shape of a sapling

To fix them, you can use colored beads (which you will sew to the seam). You can also insert colored fabric pieces.

For the star just cut two shapes on the jeans and sew them together right side on right, leaving a small hole to insert the padding.

Attach the star to the top of the tree and finish by inserting the lanyard.

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

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DIY (320) – Objects recycling: vase

Hi everyone!!!!

Also today we will talk about recycling. It is important to recycle as much as possible!!! Often in the house we have objects that seem useless to us… like this little watering can.

All you need is some soil, some succulent plants and other decorative elements (I found this shell), to turn many of these objects into very nice and practical vases!

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 320

OBJECTS RECYCLING: VASE

material:

recycled objects (such as this small watering can, but also old cups etc.) – soil – seedlings, plants – shells

Here you just have to leave space to your imagination, placing the selected seedlings or plants in the soil.

Decorate with elements such as shells or others that you might already have at home.

If you want to turn it into a gift, just pack it with a beautiful colored ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

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DIY (319) – Spool dispenser

Hi everyone!!!!

Here we are today with another recycling idea that will be very useful in our homes: the bottle spool dispenser.

How many times do you open the sewing box and, alas… the spools are all messed up or twisted together?

With this system the order is guaranteed and… we will also guarantee the recycling of plastic bottles!!!

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 319

SPOOL DISPENSER

material:

Plastic bottle – scissors – wooden poles or plastic straws – large needle

Take a plastic bottle and cut it in half on the length.

On both the halves of the bottle, make holes centered and at the same distance with a rather large needle that you will have warmed.

Now you just have to insert the sticks or straws (depending on the size of your spools) and insert the fuse into each one of them. Close the bottle and, voilà your spool dispenser is ready!

If you want to use it as a dispenser and not just to store the spools, you just need to make a hole on the front of the bottle in front of each fuse, so that you can insert the thread.

Below you can find the video tutorial 🙂

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

video tutorial: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/12314598972472206/

DIY (318) – Recycled flower paper

Hi everyone!!!!

Nowadays we speak so much about recycling. In today’s DIY we will see how you can make beautiful flower paper with old paper and flowers. You can use paper from old envelopes or other scraps that you have at home.

This will be also a great way for creating your own greeting cards for Christmas.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 318

RECYCLED FLOWER PAPER

material:

scraps of paper – water – Deckle and mould (if you don’t have one, you can create it easily with two picture frames and a screen filter) – flowers cut in small pieces

First of all reduce the paper in tiny pieces. Place it in water and let it soak for about an hour.

After soaking, put it in the mixer.

Place again in a large container and add the flowers. Immerge the deckle and mould. Gather the paper in the filter and take it out keeping the filter horizontal.

Place it on a towel and let it dry.

Your recycled flower paper is ready!

Below you can find the video tutorial 🙂

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

original post: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/2322237297845949/

DIY (317) – Christmas candy trains

Hi everyone!!!!

Here we go with another Christmas gift idea for the little ones!

All you need is different kinds of chocolates to create cars, trains and trucks.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 317

CHRISTMAS CANDY TRAINS

material:

Different kinds of chocolates: coin shaped for the weels, Santas for the driver and so on – Hot glue

All you need to do here is to glue the different chocolates together!

Below you can find the video tutorial 🙂

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

original post: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/4714774600235752/

DIY (316) – Dried citrus garland

Hi everyone!!!!

With this garland you will have a beautiful decoration during the winter season.

All you need is a few oranges, bay leaves, wooden beads and thread. By placing it in a transparent bag, it will also become a special Christmas gift.

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 316

DRIED CITRUS GARLAND

material:

5-10lbs of navel oranges – 4 oz bay leaves – 15mm + 20mm wooden beads – waxed cotton thread – cotton tassel – embroidery needle – scissors

Start by drying the oranges. You’ll want to give yourself at least one day of drying time as they take about 4-5 hours per batch. Slice the navel oranges into 1/4″ slices and lay them, in a single layer, on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment – or even better, directly on top of a cooling rack. Bake at 175 degrees for 4-5 hours until the oranges are crisp dry. You won’t want any moisture remaining at all since they might develop mold and rot over time. And keep in mind that all ovens are different so be sure to check on them during the baking process every hour or so.

THEY MUST BE COMPLETELY DRY!!!

Once your oranges are dried, you can start assembling the garlands. You can use waxed cotton thread because it’s extremely strong and the stickiness of the wax helps threading on the elements with ease. Cut double the desired length of your garland.

Thread on a couple of wooden beads.

Insert the bay leaf in the thread with the help of a thick needle.

Continue alternating between the oranges, bay leaves and wooden beads.

Finish with a few more wooden beads and then loop the remaining waxed thread.

Your garland is ready to be hanged or placed on a plate to decorate your home. If you want the perfume to spread around your home, you can add a few drops of orange or lemon essence.

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

fonte: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/431078995592865290/

DIY (315) – Microwave caramels gift

Hi everyone!!!!

You will make these caramel gifts in no time.

Wrap them in transparent film or colored food paper. Everyone will go crazy for them

Let’s get started!!!

DIY N. 315

MICROWAVE CARAMELS GIFT

material:

1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter*, cut into 4 pieces – 1/2 cup (120ml) light corn syrup – 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar – 1/2 cup (100g) packed light-brown sugar – 1/2 cup (120ml) sweetened condensed milk – 1/8 tsp salt – 3/4 tsp vanilla extract – Maldon sea salt or fleur de sel (optional)

Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish.

Place the butter in a large microwave safe bowl (not anything plastic), heat in microwave until melted.

Add the corn syrup, granulated sugar, brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and salt and whisk mixture very well.

Return to microwave and cook the mixture on HIGH power for 6 to 7 minutes (some have even mentioned 5 minutes worked well).

Using hot pads, carefully remove the bowl from microwave. Mix in the vanilla.

Pour the mixture into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with flaky sea salt if desired.

Let set in refrigerator then cut into pieces and wrap.

I hope you enjoyed also today’s creative idea.

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY!!!

fonte: https://archzine.it/fai-da-te/regali-fai-da-te-idee-regalo.html