craft

Easy Ribbon Weaving Technique

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Here is an easy method of weaving or braiding ribbon that can really jazz up your gift giving. Use this technique to make a graduation lei, decorate a gift basket, and more. The YouTube video tutorial is shown here.

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Draw a Rose Using Simple Shapes

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Here’s an interesting video tutorial that I came up with this weekend. This rose drawing is made up of simple shapes such as hearts. I thought this would be good practice to help recognize that shapes and spaces are very important factors when creating art.

Recycle Your Old Greeting Cards

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I needed some “safe” ornaments for my tree this year. (I have two pet ferrets and three cats.) So, I gathered up some old greeting cards, mail envelopes, and wrapping paper scraps. I also used toilet paper tube rolls for this project to add strength. I was very happy with the results. My goal was to make them as simply as possible. I just don’t have all of the time in the world and wanted something cute that the animals wouldn’t eat or break. The two minute video tutorial can be found here. Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday season!