How to make gift bags from newspaper

When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's D.I.Y recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal.



How to make gift bags from newspaper




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I watch these series whenever i feel sick or bored.
Makes me happy :)

Five Little Monkeys!


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Daily Inspiration: Bow Headbands At Louis Vuitton


Paris Fashion Week

     Models walked the runway at Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2013 show in Paris wearing satin bow headbands.

     While this particular accessory is usually associated with young girls, I love the youthful charm it adds to the Tippi Hedren-esque hairstyle.


                                         

How To Make Krathong... Part 3




Method 3: Axe

Step 1 : Cut banana leaves to approx. 1.5” wide and 6” long

Step 2 : Fold 3 petals according to the illustrated picture and arrange in the same line with appropriate span. It is recommended to fold all the same size for beautiful and orderly look.

Step 3 : Use green or black thread to sew in straight line.

Step 4 : Fold banana leaves and sew to long enough to cover around the Kra Thong base and attach to the Kra Thong base with pins and then trim to the same level of its base. The finished Kra Thong is looked like a basin.

Step 5 : Decorate with flowers, incense sticks and candle.Folding of petal in this pattern can be used jointly with other folding patterns in the same piece as desirable or individual idea.

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How To Make Krathong... Part 2

how to make krathong


Method 2 : Petal Blossom

Step 1 : Cut banana leaves to approx. 1.5” wide and 6” long

Step 2 : Fold 3 petals according the illustrated picture

Step 3 : Arranged as terraced lines according to the illustrated picture as count as 1 level.

Step 4 : Attach around the Kra Thong base which is the sliced banana stalk of approx. 1.5-2” thick. The number of petals shall be more or less depending on the size of its base

Step 5 : Decorate with flowers, joss sticks and candle.Folding of petal in this pattern can be used jointly with other folding patterns in the same piece as desirable or individual idea.

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The history of Loi Krathong festival
Loi Krathong Festival ~ 2012

How To Make Krathong... Part 1

Loi Krathong festival
  • Nowadays, Thai people still keep form suitably; on the full moon of the twelfth, people usually prepare natural materials to make krathong. For example, they use banana trunk and lotus to make beautiful krathong then stick candle, incense stick, and flowers in krathong. They always ask for good luck in the future and forgiveness Pra Mae Khongkha.
  • At the temples and tourist places, they held contestation of making krathong and Noppamas beauty pageants contest. There are many entertainment shows at night. Moreover, they set cautiously fireworks. The materials, used for making krathong, could be easily decomposed.Let's see how to make a Krathong!
  • Methods to make Kra Thong from banana leaves
  • The head of Krathong shall use soft stalk of banana or easily digest material to cut in round shape approx. 1-2.5” at the desirable size, fold the banana leaves in several shapes to assemble as Kra Thong.

how to make krathong

Method 1 : Rose Petal

Step 1 : Cut the banana leaves roughly 1.6 inches wide and 6 inches long. The number of the piece depends on the circumference of your Krathong base.

Step 2 : Fold it to be like a rose petal (see the picture). Put three of the pieces together; one slightly overlaps another.

Step 3 : Arrange all the folded pieces together and sew themwith green or black thread. Be sure to make the top and end of the leaves touch each other

Step 4 : Create the patterns until they are long enough to circle your Krathong base. Attach the patterns to the base with pins. Cut the parts of the leaves that exceed the lower part of the Krathong. The complete figure will look like a crown.

Step 5 : Decorate the Krathong with any kinds of flowers that you like. Place joss sticks and a candle in the middle of your Krathong and it is ready to float.

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D.I.Y Ribbon and Pearl Necklace

LANVIN - Pearl Necklace

Materials 
* Ribbon 
* Pearl beads 
* Needle & Thread 

Tutorials 

Cut your ribbon to desired length, adding enough length to flow in and out between the pearls. 

Pierce the ribbon in the middle of its width along your piece of ribbon. Thread on a pearl.

Bend the ribbon around the pearl to judge where you should put the needle next.

You want the ribbon to wrap tautly around the pearl without gasping, but not so little the pearl bulge out. 

Depending on your pearl size,Getting this right takes a little bit of practice, but you'll get it quickly.

Put on the next pearl.

Continue to alternate between threading a pearl and wrapping the ribbon until you reach your desired length. 

When you are ready to end the necklace, bring the floss back through the bent ribbon and through a couple of pearls.

Secure the floss off hidden underneath a pearl as much as possible.

Go to the beginning of the necklace and pull the tail end of your original knot through some of the pearls and secure.

DIY: Pearl Hair Pins

Inspiration from Chanel's SP 2012 collection 

Chanel

Materials

* Pearls Beads
* Wire
* Bobby pins
* Wire cutter
* Flat nose pliers

Tutorials

Step 1 : Cutting off a short piece of the wire. About 4 inches or so.

Step 2 : To get the wire attached to the pin, I slightly curled the end and then began wrapping it around the top bar of the bobby pin. I wrapped it around twice to make sure the wire was secure.

Step 3 : After the wire is secured I added a bead onto the wire and then adjusted it to allow the bead to set directly on top of the pin.

Step 4 : Once the bead was situated how I wanted it, I wrapped the wire around the bobby pin two more times. After it was tightly wrapped I snipped the excess wire off and pinched it close along the pin to make sure it wouldn't catch in my hair.


D.I.Y Scarf Headbands

Inspiration from Nicole Richie ;)

Nicole Richie

Materials
* Headband
* Fabric
* Hot glue gun
* Ribbon
* Sew  Machine
* Scissors

Tutorials

Step 1 :

Step 2 : 

D.I.Y Wire Headband


Dress Like Taylor For Less


Materials 

* Fabric 
* Wire 
* Scissors 
* Measuring tape 
* Needle and Thread 
* Sewing machine 

Tutorials

Step 1 : You will be cutting out 2 long strips so I folded it in half to make it easier to cut.

Step 2 : Measure your head and decide how long you want your piece to be and mark it on your fabric. 

Step 3 : Cut it out. 

Step 4 : Use a ruler and mark the corner where you want to angle and cut it off. 

Step 5 : Cut off the corners. 

Step 6 : Sew the “right sides” together. 

Step 7 : Sew all the way until you approach 2 inches before the end of the last corner. 

Step 8 : Leave that opening to pull your fabric through it. 

Step 9 : Pull the fabric through to turn it right side out. 

Step 10 : Cut out wire and round the ends so it doesn't cut through the fabric. 

Step 11 : Once you have it pulled through- hand stitch it shut and sew a few stitches around the wire loop to keep it nice secure.

D.I.Y Fabric Flower No. 15

Inspiration from Forever 21

* Fabric
* Scissors
* Thread & Needle

Tutorials

Step 1 : Cut a 12" by 1" strip of fabric.You can also try longer lengths and/or widths for a larger flower.

Step 2 : Cut thin slits on one side of the strip, from end to end width wise. Be careful not to cut to the opposite side.

Step 3 : Roll up the entire strip,It sticks together pretty well because of the fibers.No worries of it unraveling during this process.

Step 4 : Sew the rolled layers together.Start from the outside and thread to the center. Sew from center to the outside and through center again and Repeat.

Step 5 : Continue stitching over and through the center, then back out and repeat.

Step 6 : Make sure to stitch all the way around. Give the thread a pull to tighten the layers.Tie ends off.

D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.14

Materials

* Fabric
* Needle and Thread
* Button

Tutorials

Step 1: Cut a strip down the entire length of your fabric (on the longest end).

Step 2: With a threaded needle, sew a running stitch down the entire length of the felt strip.

Step 3: Gently pull the tails of thread so your felt begins to ruffle and form a tight circle.

Step 4: Tie your two pieces of thread (the tail from the front and the back) into a knot to hold the flower shape in place.

Step 5: Sew (or use hot glue) a button on for the center.

D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.13

Materials

* Fabric
* Needle & Thread
* Beads
* Scissors

Tutorials

Step 1 : I use a spool as my guide. I trace on the wrong side of the fabric.

Step 2 : Follow the line as a guide.

Step 3 : Cut the circles out leaving about 1/8" - 1/4" allowance.

Step 4 : Cut a slit on the back so you can turn the fabric. If I were making a big flower, like as a pincushion, I would have left an opening when sewing. This will give you a consistent edge.

Step 5 : Stuff tight.

Step 6 : Sew shut. You might want to use matching thread. 

Step 7 : Use 2 strands of embroidery thread, double over and knot. Push through so needle comes out the front side. Loop around to front again. Pull tight. This will make a line.

Step 8 : Continue and space equally. I usually make 5 to look like a star.

Step 9 : Add beads to the middle.

D.I.Y Easy Collar


Materials

* Old Shirt
* Needle & Thread
* Button
* Scissors

Tutorial

Step 1 : 
Starting on one side of the shirt, begin to carefully cut the collar off, being very careful to cut just below the area where the collar is sewed on. This will keep the collar in tact, meaning you will have very little sewing to do.

Step 2 : Once the collar is completely cut off from the shirt, trim any edges or lose threads that might still be left.

Step 3 : Thread your needle with about 6-12 inches of thread, and secure the ends with a knot. Poke the needle through the collar from the back, about half an inch above the buttonhole that’s already there.

Step 4 : Thread the button or broach through the needle.

Step 5 : Once the button is on the thread, poke the needle back through the collar slightly below the area where it first came up. This will help stabilize the button.

Step 6 : Repeat steps 3-5 several more times to ensure that the button is on securely. On the back of the collar, tie the two ends of the thread together in a knot, and trim any excess that reminds.

Step 7 : Try your collar on. You should be able to fasten it using the button and buttonhole that was already on the collar. The decorative button you sewed on should be in the middle of collar.

D.I.Y LACE SHORTS

Materials

* Lace
* Jeans
* Scissors
* Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
* Pins

Tutorials

Step 1 : You have to decide on the length of the shorts.Put the jeans on or use another pair of shorts to lay on top of your jeans. Once you have decided on the length, cut the jeans. When the first leg is cut of you can lay the short one on the long one as a guidance for the cutting.

Step 2 : You need to pin your lace on the shorts. I have cut of the lace a little longer then I really needed, you can cut off the extra later. My lace joins between the legs, because that’s the least visible spot.

Step 3 : Sew the lace with a zig-zag stitch on the shorts. The zig-zag stitch on the bottom of the lace will also prevent the denim from fraying. I also did a zig-zag on the top of the lace. I used a regular stitch to close the ends of the lace and secure it on the shorts.

D.I. Y Fabric Flower No.12

Ruffled Fabric Flower


Materials

* Strip of fabric
* Needle & Thread
* Button
* Hot glue gun
Scissors

Tutorials

Step 1 : Cut a piece of strip fabric.

Step 2 : Fold strip in half length, right-side out. Press flat.


Step 3 : Stitch long, spaced out stitches along the cut edges of the strip.

Step 4 : Holding one piece of thread on one end of the fabric, gather the fabric as shown below.

Step 5 : This part can be a little tricky. Spiral your fabric around and around, starting at one end and sort of stacking it on itself.

Step 6 : Sew a button in the center by hand, making sure to catch a good portion of your fabric each time. This will help the flower stay together.

D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.11

Semi Kanzashi Style

Materials

* Fabric
* Needle & Thread
* Scissors
* Hot glue gun
* Button

Tutorials


Step 1 : Fold the square diagonally in half. If your material has a better side then this wants to be on the outside.

Step 2 : 
Fold the edges down to the middle 

and repeat for the other edge.

Step 3 : 
Turn it over ; fold the outer edge (with all the edges) 

and the other one.

Step 4 : 
Fold what you just folded back onto itself. 

And this is what it should look like the right way around.

Step 5 : 
Sew! Take care to get all the layers of fabric caught.

Step 6 : 
This method involves cutting, I do it now while the material is on the needle — you can see where I'm cutting.

Step 7 : 
Repeat 4 times ; sew through the first petal again, and tie to create the flower in the round. A little tighter this time around.

Step 8 : 

Fluff out the petals by placing your finger into the petals like so.

Step 9 : 
Choose a button for center embellishment. 

Glue on the button, and threaded through — flower is complete.

D.I.Y Fabric Flower No. 10

Yo Yo Flower


Materials
* Fabric
* Hot glue gun
* Scissors

* Buttons
* Needle & Thread
* Card-stock
* Pencil

Tutorials

Step 1 : Make a Yo-Yo pattern. Pattern needs to be as wide as your intended yo-yo. Draw out your pattern.

Step 2 : On the wrong side of your fabric, trace around the pattern. Use pencil traced line, cut out a circle of fabric.

Step 3 : Begin to sew around the edge of the circle.

Step 4 : You've stitched around the entire perimeter of the fabric circle, gently pull your stitching thread until the edges gather to the center. Make a couple of stitches to secure your gathers, then knot and trim your thread. Squash your yo-yo flat, with the gathers centered on the top of the yo-yo.

Step 5 : Sew a button ( or use hot glue gun) into the center of Yo-Yo flower.


P.S When you want 2 Yo-Yo layers ;Stack the smaller Yo-Yo face up on top of the large Yo-Yo before add a button.

What's the difference between Circle Pattern & Square Pattern

How are Circle Pattern and Square Pattern different? 

The result >>> Petal!!!

Flowers made ​​from circle pattern fabric >>> Rounded

Flowers made ​​from square pattern fabric >>> Flat




D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.9


Materials

* Headband
* Fabric 
* Pencil & Ruler
* Needle and thread 
* Scissors 
* Hot Glue gun 

Tutorials

Step 1 : Cut 5 squares of fabric

Step 2 : Fold one corner over to meet the opposite corner and fold again; making a triangle.

Step 3 : Take your threaded needle and start in the bottom corner.

Step 4 : Work a large running stitch from that bottom corner up to the next corner.

Step 5 :Gather the fabric into a petal shape by pulling the thread through. Repeat for all the other 4 circles.

Step 6 : Once you've finished gathering all your petals attach the last petal to the first petal to form the flower.

Step 7 : Choose a button for the center of your flower.

Step 8 : Put a button as a center and sew or Hot glue your button to the center of you flower.

Step 9 : You can attach on a headband or attach a pin back for a lovely brooch.





D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.8


Materials

* Headband
* Fabric
* Pencil & Ruler
* Needle and thread
* Scissors
* Hot Glue gun


Tutorials

Step 1 : Cut 5 squares of fabric

Step 2 : Fold one corner over to meet the opposite corner ; making a triangle.

Step 3 : Take your threaded needle and start in the bottom corner.

Step 4 : Work a large running stitch from that bottom corner up to the next corner, turning the corner and working towards the other corner.

Step 5 :Gather the fabric into a petal shape by pulling the thread through. Repeat for all the other 4 circles.

Step 6 : Once you've finished gathering all your petals attach the last petal to the first petal to form the flower.

Step 7 : Choose a button for the center of your flower.

Step 8 : Put a button as a center and sew or Hot glue your button to the center of you flower.

Step 9 : You can attach on a headband or attach a pin back for a lovely brooch.


D.I.Y Fabric Flower No.7


Rounded Petal Fabric Flowers


Materials

* Headband
* Fabric 
* Pencil 
* Needle and thread 
* Scissors 
* Hot Glue gun 
* Coca Cola's Canned



Tutorials

Step 1 : Using a Canned as a guide, draw and cut out 5 circles from your patterned fabric. 

Step 2 : You'll fold your circle in half. 

Step 3 : Do a running stitch around the edge of each circle.

Step 4 : Gather the fabric into a petal shape by pulling the thread through. Repeat for all the other 4 circles.

Step 5 : Now to assemble the flower. Starting with the petals, stitch them side by side until you have all the 5 petal joined up.

Step 6 : Once you've finished gathering all your petals attach the last petal to the first petal to form the flower.

Step 7 : Choose a button for the center of your flower.

Step 8 : Put a button as a center and sew or Hot glue your button to the center of you flower.

Step 9 : You can attach on a headband or attach a pin back for a lovely brooch.








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