DIY (182) – Paper bookmarks

Hi everyone!!!

Here we go with another craft idea regarding bookmarks. It will take you minutes to make these paper bookmarks!

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 182

PAPER BOOKMARKS

material:

Colored cardstock (not too thick because you should be able to fold it) – glue – scissors – template (below)

Start by printing the template below in the desired size.

If you want to make it yourself, you just have to draw three squares on your cardstock and mark with a line in two of the squares (you should get the shape of two triangles within each square, like the picture above).

Cut out the shape obtained and fold on the lines.

Close one of the triangles inwards and sprinkle with some vinyl glue (if you don’t have it you can use the glue stick).

Close also the other triangle, gluing it to the first one. Then open the folded flap, so as to recompose the square.

Now you can use all your creativity in coloring your bookmarks: you can add teeth, eyes, etc,

Or, you can leave it simple by just adding some lace:

Hope you liked today’s craft idea!

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY.

Original post: https://portalebambini.it/segnalibri-fai-da-te/

DIY (181) – Riciclo Bottoni: segnalibro

Buongiorno a tutti!!!

Avete, come me, una scatola piena di vecchi bottoni che avete raccolto nel tempo? Bene, allora questo mestiere è sicuramente per voi!

Potete coinvolgere i vostri figli nella scelta delle combinazioni di bottoni che vi permetteranno di creare questi bellissimi segnalibri.

Li ho lasciati nei loro colori naturali, ma è possibile utilizzare colori acrilici per rendere il più allegro.

Cominciamo!!!

DIY N. 181

RICICLO BOTTONI: SEGNALIBRI

materiali:

graffette – bottoni – colla a caldo

Questo è un progetto davvero semplice!

Scegliete la combinazione di bottoni che vipiace e incollarli alle graffette.

I vostri segnalibri sono pronti!

Spero vi sia piaciuta l’idea creativa di oggi!

Appuntamento a domani con un altro facile fai da te.

DIY (181) – Button recycle: bookmark

Hi everyone!!!

Do you have, like me, a box full of old buttons that you gathered through time? Well, then this craft is definitely for you!

You can involve your kids in choosing the button combinations which will allow you to create these beautiful bookmarks.

I left them in their natural colors, but you can use acrylic colors to make the more cheerful.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 181

BUTTON RECYCLE: BOOKMARK

material:

paper clips – buttons – hot glue

This is a really simple project!

Choose the combination of buttons you like and glue them to your paper clips.

Your bookmarks are ready!

Hope you liked today’s craft idea!

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY.

DIY (180) – Hot Glue Ideas: Cylinder Earrings/Pendant

Hi everyone!!!

Here’s another project using hot glue: cylindrical earrings/pendant

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 180

HOT GLUE IDEAS: CYLINDER EARRINGS/PENDANT

material:

hot glue – cardstock – aluminum wire

All you have to do is create small cylinders (I used to shape the glue sticks).

Heat well the hot glue.

Place the cylinders on a sheet of baking paper. Insert the hot glue in the cylinders and at the end place the ring made with the aluminum wire.

Let them cool down.

Your earrings/pendants are ready

Hope you liked today’s craft idea!

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY.

DIY (179) – Mobile phone holder (deck chair) made of ice cream sticks

Hi everyone!!!

Here we go with another project done with ice cream sticks and an old pencil: mobile holder (deck chair) made of ice cream sticks.

It’s not complicated, but you need a bit of patience in assembling the pieces.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 179

MOBILE PHONE HOLDER (DECK CHAIR) MADE WITH ICE CREAM STICKS

material:

ice cream sticks – acrylic colors – glue – a piece of colored felt – an old pencil

Start by cutting the sticks as in the following picture (it’s not important to follow exactly the size, but the proportions according to the sticks you use.

While cutting the sticks, you will gather some little extra pieces; don’t throw them away, you can use them to reinforce your chair structure.

Assemble the chair following pictures:

Cut an old pencil in the size of the front part of the chair and stick it to the structure:

Now stick the extra wood pieces on the back of the chair to make your mobile holder stronger.

Cut out a rectangle from a piece of felt or fabric (a bit smaller than the size of the pencil).

Stick the felt to the chair.

Your mobile holder is ready.

Hope you liked today’s craft idea!

See you tomorrow with another easy DIY.

DIY (179) – Earring holder made with ice cream sticks

Hi everyone!!!

Are you looking for a simple idea to hold your earrings? Then you have to try making your own earring holder using ice cream sticks.

I painted it with the colors of the raimbow, but you can also choose a single color.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 178

EARRING HOLDER MADE WITH ICE CREAM STICKS

material:

ice cream sticks – acrylic colors – glue

All you have to do is to assemble your ice cream sticks together:

place two sticks on the table.

Stick using hot glue your grill (7 sticks in this case).

Add two sticks in the back. Color the structure with a base of white acrylic color.

Up to you now to choose the colors of the front panel!!!

DIY (178) – Origami purse

Hi everyone!!!

I always liked the origami technique! Out of simple paper you can make such amazing objects in just a few minutes!

Today we will see how to make a beautiful purse.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 178

ORIGAMI PURSE

material:

colored paper – glue – white cardboard (for the handles) – handles (template below)

First of all cut a square out of colored paper.

Fold it in half, then turn it by 90° and fold again.

Follow the tutorial for the folding.

Prepare the handles in the size desired. Once the purse is ready, glue the handles.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: https://www.pinterest.it/pin/1759287343684285/

DIY (177) – Embossing Plates

Hi everyone!!!

Who says that to emboss paper you need metal or plastic plates? You can use simple cardboard.

If you don’t have a cricut machine, don’t worry! You will obtain very good results using a rolling pin.

You can use all kinds of patterns and designs to create your own custom embossing plate.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 177

EMBOSSING PLATES

material:

cardstock – glue

Cut out 4-6 copies of your design from cardstock.

Glue the layers together. You don’t need to coat the layers with glue, just enough to hold them together in a stack. For my design I added glue right in the center and then on each of the 4 corners, that’s it.

Allow to dry.

Now layer your custom cut embossing plate with the rest of your embossing plates as normal. If you find that their is not enough pressure to get a good emboss from your design, add a few layers of cardstock on top of the rubber embossing mat.

As said in the introduction, if you don’t have a cricut machine, you can use a rolling pin.

Original post: https://www.100directions.com/make-embossing-plates-diy/

DIY (177) – Lastre di goffratura

Ciao a tutti!!!

Chi dice che alla carta espansa servono lastre di metallo o plastica? Si può usare un semplice cartone.

Se non avete una macchina Cricut, non preoccupatevi! Otterrete ottimi risultati anche utilizzando un mattarello.

È possibile utilizzare tutti i tipi di modelli e disegni per creare la propria piastra di goffratura personalizzata.

Cominciamo!!!

DIY N. 177

LASTRE DI GOFFRATURA

materiali:

cartoncino – colla

Ritagliate 4-6 copie del vostro disegno da cartoncino.

Incollare gli strati insieme. Non è necessario rivestire gli strati con colla, appena sufficiente per tenerli insieme in una pila. Per il mio disegno ho aggiunto colla proprio al centro e poi su ciascuno dei 4 angoli, questo è tutto.

Lasciare asciugare.

Ora usate la vostra piastra goffratura taglio personalizzato come il resto delle vostre lastre di goffratura. 

Se scopri che la loro pressione non è sufficiente per ottenere una buona goffratura dal vostro disegno, aggiungete alcuni strati di cartoncino sulla parte superiore del tappetino in gomma.

Come detto nell’introduzione, se non avete una macchina Cricut, potete usare un mattarello.

Fonte: https://www.100directions.com/make-embossing-plates-diy/

DIY (176) – Twine made from plastic bags

Hi everyone!!!

How much plastic do we all have in our homes that we don’t know how to recycle?

Well, from plastic bags you can get this beautiful twine. You just need some patience to wrap around the pieces.

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 176

TWINE MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS

material:

plastic bags – clasp

First of all, choose a plastic bag (colored ones turn out so nice).

Put the plastic bag on the table and cut the closed end.

Cut the bag in strips (leaving it double), on the length.

You should get something like this:

Take two pieces and join them together making a loop and tighten to make a knot.

Now keep the first piece fixed on the table with the help of a clasp.

Turn the plastic around itself until you are close to the end of the piece. Join another one always using the loop system.

Continue until you finish the strips.

Wrap the twine in a ball.

Your plastic twine is ready!!!

I hope you liked today’s craft idea!

See you tomorrow with another DIY!!!

p.s. I did it by hand, but if you plan to make it in big quantities, you can use the method in the following video tutorial 😉