Category Archives: DIY

Get Crafty: Paper Standees

Our bird’s nest DIY or Paper Standees was featured in The Straits Times column Get Crafty by Keziah Toh. We wanted to share a printable template so you can copy the exact design and make your own Kokoru birds. Send us photos of the birds you make using our template and we will feature them here.

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Sponsored Post: Kokoru Corrugated Paper

We were asked to review the Kokoru Corrugated Paper by toprint.com.sg, the local distributor. We were given several packs of Kokoru Ichi, which are long strips of colorful paper, and Kokoru Hachi, which comes in A4 size, to create 3d creations. You can create so many objects by combining the basic shapes.

Gnome Garden

You can copy the designs from the back of the packet but we decided to make our own garden themed creations just to see if it was really easy to come up with an original design.

Bird’s Nest

The most difficult part is coming up with the design. Once you have a design in mind, you can easily execute it if you built the design using basic shapes. All you need is a pair of scissors, pencil, hole puncher, and hot glue gun to bring your creation to life.

The Flower and The Bee

When doing this project be extra careful of the hot glue gun. We managed to burn ourselves with the melted hot glue a few times because we got a bit careless.

Overall we had fun making the models. This is a great activity for kids but you need to be careful with the hot glue gun. You can buy Kokoru products at Evergreen stores.

DIY Father’s Day Chocolate Bouquet

I was happy to see that Teresa from Lume Brando used our mustache templates to come up with a wonderful and quirky Father’s Day present called Daddy’s Mustache. She let us feature this project that she originally made for Paper and Cotton which is a arts and crafts magazine.

Daddy's Mustache Father's Day DIY Chocolate Project

The original blog post is in Portugese but you can translate it to English using Google Translate. This project would be perfect for a children party with a circus theme or a bachelor’s party giveaway. What do you think?

Guest Post: DIY Washi Tape Silhouette Portrait

I love washi tape. They just make everything instantly pretty. Washi Tape + Silhouette = You own artwork.

This is a great project and it will only take you an hour to complete. Check out our guest post at Lloralye on the detailed steps on how to make your own Washi Tape Silhouette Portrait.

NOTE: Lloralye has changed her blog. Please click here to go to her new blog Seams Unbiased.

Guest Post: DIY Calendar Pendant

I tend not to throw out calendars because of the high quality of the gorgeous images in them. It seems like a waste even when the years over. I have discovered that the back images are the perfect size for pendants. I make them with scrabble tiles but any size or shaped pendant would do.

Supplies:

calendar backs
scrabble tiles
glue (I used mod podge and tacky glue but most clear, strong glues should work)
bails
diamond glaze

1. Hold your tile firmly to the page and cut around it. You can also make a template with a square you don’t want to use if you find it easier to cut holding paper to paper.

2. Brush an even coat of glue (mod podge) over the tile and secure the paper over it.

3. Glue (tacky glue) the bail onto the back of the pendant. Hold for a few minutes to make sure it sets properly.

4. Evenly spread diamond glaze over the top for a great glossy finish! I let it set for about a day to make sure the glaze is no longer tacky but it seems to be dry within a few hours.

Enjoy! xoxo Lorelai



About: Lorelai M.

Lorelai aka Lloralye is a crafter, blogger and web designer. She loves her boyfriend, animals, travelling and video games. Get to know more about Lorelai thorough her blog which features health, fitness, beauty and featured finds.
    


Juvy and Jan’s Ring and Arrhae Pillows

Our friends, Juvy and Jan are getting married this March. The colors they wanted us to work with were yellow, light blue and dark blue.

We had two chickadees nestled on moss in a bird’s nest for the ring pillow. It is accented by ribbon roses and a light blue ribbon to secure the rings in place.

The coin or arrhae holder is a yellow pouch secured in a basket. We used two blue chickadees, moss and ribbon roses to accent the basket and keep in theme.

Best wishes and congratulations to the lovely couple!

Embroidery Workshop by Etincelle Creative Studio

I attended the embroidery workshop by Marie of Etincelle Creative Studio in conjunction with Ruth of The Little Happy Shop at the Buena Vista Community Centre last Saturday.

We receive a sewing small kit and got to select from two different styles of the brooch design. Marie instructed us on how to lay down beads and sequins in the two hour workshop. Each bead and sequin is laid down and sewn one by one.

I just love how therapeutic embroidery is like what Marie mentioned. I’m already planning to embroider a design on a pillow and bought all the materials for my next project. Stay tuned.

Free Printable: Thank You Cards for Christmas

Do you need to send thank you cards for some presents your received this Christmas? Check out these lovely free Thank You card and sticker printable from Brandi of keeping it indie. Check out her blog for more projects and recipes.

Download at keeping it indie

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DIY Cake Stands

We needed to create some affordable cake stands to use as display for a craft fair we were attending so we decide to make our own cake stands.

Finished Cake Stands


Materials:

  • Glass Saucer from Daiso $2
  • Glass Ice cream cup from Daiso $2
  • Silicone Sealant for Glass (dries clear) from the hardware $9
  • Q tips

Steps


Steps:

  1. Make sure that the glass items are clean and dry.
  2. Apply sealant
  3. Use Q tips to remove excess sealant
  4. Place a heavy book on top of the cake stand and let it dry for 24 hours