Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I put these twine-wrapped letters above my dresser. They are simple, but meaningful.
These are the letters I made and used as part of my wedding decor. I had a rustic, woodland wedding theme. To make them, I drew out the letters on composite board, cut them out using my Dremel tool, and wrapped twine around each letter, hot-gluing it in place every few inches.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I recently received a small gift in a little take-out box. What a cute idea! I thought I'd bump up this idea a notch by creating a take-out box using paper with a fun print.
First I took the wire handle off of the original take-out box. It unfolded easily after the handle was off.
I traced the outline of the box onto a large piece of paper to make a duplicate and did a crayon rubbing on this paper over the creases on the original take-out box. I cut along some of the crease lines on the duplicate to make a template for the creases. Without the crease lines marked, it's hard to know where to fold to make the box look like a real take-out box.
Then I traced the outline of the take-out box and the crease marks onto my cute paper. I cut it out and folded where I marked.
The original take-out box I had did not have any glue, but it was helpful for me to put a few small dots of hot glue on a few of the folds.
Once the take-out box was folded up, I simply used a needle to make a small hole on each side of the box for the wire handle.