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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I Really need help with my crafty project! on: February 02, 2011 02:08:03 PM
Thank you SarahJane!!!  Grin
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I Really need help with my crafty project! on: February 02, 2011 06:55:32 AM
Thank you all for all of your tips.  I decided to try using twine and soak it in watered down glue before applying it to the balloon.  It turned out much more sturdy than the first time and it looks a lot better.  The film was still there but not nearly as much as it was the first time, so removing it really wasn't that big of a pain.

I also found a shorter string of lights at a yard sale and decided to try them instead of the regular length string lights I used on the previous one.  Those ended up being MUCH better because they didn't weigh the twine down at all.  I would like to use the LED string lights but I am still not sure where to find them in the shorter lengths and also at a reasonable price.     

Here's the image of the newer one::


I think it looks a lot more clean than the other one, but I'm sure it could be better, so if anyone has some tips on how to improve it, please feel free to comment!!  I can use all the help I can get!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: String lamp on: January 24, 2011 01:32:29 PM
I am currently working on making string lamps also.  How do you get it to where the glue doesnt form a stiff film over the balloon (on the places where the string isnt touching) while drying?   When I make these, the film forms in the spaces between the string and it takes forever to pick it all off.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I Really need help with my crafty project! on: January 21, 2011 12:54:56 PM
Thank you guys a lot for the suggestions!  I will be giving some of them a try this weekend for sure! As soon as I get this whole thing perfected I will post a picture and a tutorial  Grin
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: mugs for Christmas presents - first attempt at drawing onto porcelain on: January 21, 2011 09:33:24 AM
These are awesome!  Can they be washed in the dishwasher?
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Stamping with distress inks on: January 21, 2011 09:28:26 AM
Oh these are so cute!  How did you make the stamps?
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Redundancy- set up a craft business full/part time? on: January 21, 2011 06:54:25 AM
Thanks!  Good luck to you also! 
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I Really need help with my crafty project! on: January 19, 2011 01:24:06 PM
Oh wow!! I love the way those turned out!  Thank you for the link!!  Can you read Finnish?  I'm curious as to what kind of lights she used.  I seem to only be able to find the longer lengths of christmas lights everywhere I go.  There have been some LED Christmas lights that I've found but they are all longer lengths also.
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: I Really need help with my crafty project! on: January 19, 2011 12:10:54 PM
I will definitely check out the wallpaper paste!  Thank you!  The bowls made from doilies sounds so cute!  I might try that out some time! 

Where can you buy papertwine at?  Is it expensive?   We are trying to keep the cost down as much as we can for the wedding, so that is why we are making a lot of the decorations for it, so the smaller the price, the better. 
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Re: Printed picture on too glass on: January 19, 2011 10:57:21 AM
I would use modge podge to apply it to the glass.  Just brush it over the entire picture, then apply the picture to the glass and then brush modge podge all over the entire glass.  Just make sure not to leave any bumps on the picture (just use your finger or a credit card to smooth the bumps out) and apply an even amount of the modge podge over the entire surface.  It will start out white, but don't panic- it will dry clear, I promise.  It would most likely work the best if you printed the picture onto paper instead of using the actual picture. 
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