Browsing the "paper crafting" Tag

Weddings + Showers: 18 Eco-Friendly DIY Wedding Bouquets and Flowers

January 7th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Worried about the ethics of the floral trade? Struggling to find organically-grown, fair trade cut flowers? You may want to skip the politics altogether, and simply make your own bouquet and other floral pieces for your wedding. You'll invest more time in the process, definitely, but you'll definitely save money, and your wedding will be all the greener for it


Crafts for Kids: Decoupaged Building Blocks

November 19th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

My kiddo used to be over her building blocks. Whereas she once spent hours building entire wooden cities, she's into superheroes now. So I made these outdated toys brand-new again, kicked her building block play back into high gear, and totally thrilled the socks off of her just by decoupaging comic book images onto some of her blocks


Tutorial + How-to: Upcycled Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

October 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Gently glowing, flickering luminaries are a beautiful sight in the evening. They're also an excellent, easy kid's craft. Using any old glass jar as a base, kids will LOVE pasting colorful tissue paper squares to make pretty pictures, and they'll be thrilled to see how gorgeous their creations look that night, with a lit candle inside to start the magic


Book Page Prints into Greeting Cards from Spooky and Bright

August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee? Include something vintage! I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use


Crafty Book Review: Side by Side, by Tsia Carson

July 1st, 2013 | by Julie Finn

It's no problem to find crafts for kids to do. It's no problem to find crafts to do for kids. Crafts that you can do along with your kids, however? Collaborative crafts that work well even when one participant is young and one is old? Projects that an adult doesn't have be bored by or bossy about, that a kid can contribute meaningfully to, that they'll both enjoy just as well? Yeah, those are a little harder to come by



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