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DIY Paper and Tape Charm Bracelet. I have never used this simple technique - and normally I only post crafts I know will work, but this looks really cool. I got one question a long time ago from feeltherainbows about paper and Mod Podge crafts and posted this roundup here. Tutorial from The Craft Barn here. *She used glossy paper sheets and from the look of it clear packing tape. Also you could use ribbon instead of jump rings like in this tutorial here.
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Eight Cheap DIY Jewelry Tutorials Using Mod Podge. feeltherainbows asked me about jewelry tutorials that use Mod Podge (and not Mod Podge Dimensional Magic). The beauty about most of these tutorials is that they use lots of recycled, inexpensive or easy to find materials.
- DIY Paper Mache Bracelet here. *cardboard tube or cereal box, magazines, jewelry findings
- DIY Personal Paper Heart Necklace here. *maps, song paper, recycled paper, jewelry findings
- DIY Scrap Paper Bracelet here. *scrap paper, ink, jewelry findings
- DIY Kate Spade Inspired New York City Lights Bangle Bracelet here. *Empty ribbon spool or cardboard tube, paper, paint
- DIY Paper Rings Inspired by Jeremy May of Littlefly here. *paper, varnish (but you could use clear nail polish
- DIY Teeny Tiny Leather Spell Book here. *gold paint or sharpies, paper, cardboard, jewelry findings
- DIY Paper Bead Jewelry here. *paper, glue, nail polish or varnish
- DIY Book Page Necklace here. *paper, varnish (but you could use mod podge instead), jewelry findings
feeltherainbows asked: Hey! I made those Jolly Rancher pops you posted for my birthday tomorrow! Thanks for posting it. They taste really good!-Sierra
Thanks Sierra! Happy Early Birthday! I reblogged it from dizzymaiden who reblogged it from craftjunkie. I knew this would work because I used to do it all the time for projects in 4-H where I needed something to look like stained glass like in gingerbread houses. Post for hard candy lollipops (or stained glass windows) here.
feeltherainbows asked: Hey. I am just tie dying today but I don't have rubber bands! Do you know any other things I could use? Thanks. -Sierra
Disclaimer: I have only used waxed string and rubber bands for tie dying.
Suggestions on the web: string, rope, shoe laces, ribbon, twist ties, elastic hair ties, waxed string, loads of people love artificial sinew - but who has that at home? I’d try any of these out on something small first!
A page with several links for getting unique tie dye designs by folding the fabric here.
wittywallflower said: I bet most things that would mask out a liquid would work. Maybe take a piece of plastic wrap and roll it into a string, tie it tight?
cheezepoof said: There’s a Japanese technique that utilizes opaque shapes clamped on both sides of folded fabric - creates repeated pattern of whitespaces under the shapes. Shibori, maybe? Can create cool designs if you swirl garment before rubber-banding.
feeltherainbows asked you: Hey I’m just gonna get to the point. I am bored. I need something to do. I have hot glue, fabric (LOTS), white clear and gel glue, old t-shirts, felt, sewing things, and old paperback books. And lots of duck tape. Please help! Also, do you have any recipes for home-made Modge-Podge?
First off Homemade Mod Podge Recipe: http://babblingsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/10/homemade-mod-podge.html But the Mod Podge folks are saying it’s not the same.
I’ve posted 2 gel glue projects with fabric here and here (although it has to be blue gel). You can also do cool stuff with fabric and bleach - but be careful!
If you go to http://truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/t-shirt there are some ideas for using old t-shirts. Then there are these easy t-shirt bags here that I really love. Also, there is that great t-shirt quilt I posted here - you could begin by just cutting up your t-shirts for that.
The ideas I have for books are mainly jewelry like the paper hearts here and the necklace here. Or you can fool around with making stories and poetry (I’ve done this and framed it) with book pages and blacking out certain words and leaving others like the example here.
Duct Tape. From one of my favorite sites: Cut Out + Keep, there is a scary amount of projects using duct tape here: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/search?q=duct+tape&x=0&y=0
I know you, and you are so crafty that you will be able to concoct something awesome with all the stuff you have on hand!
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My beads are finished. Ready for an awesome tutorial.
Things you’ll need:
WHITE elmers glue(not clear or blue)
An old salad container from wendys
Clear nail polish
Take the water and pour half an inch of water in the container. Stir some Glue into the water until it’s white.
Now take the newspaper and cut it into a long thin triangle. Dip it in the glue and roll it.
Now put it on a lid or plate, flat. Wait 24 hours to dry. Now when they’re hard put nail polish all around it. Wait another 3 hours and put on string. Now you have you’re beads. Yay!
I asked feeltherainbows to write a tutorial on how she made newspaper beads that I saw on her blog, and she wrote an awesome, easy to follow tutorial. Thanks feeltherainbows! Remember those book paper beads I posted a while back here? This is one way you could make them :) *If you can, see the high res version.