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Antidigger
« on: February 14, 2011 06:12:33 AM »

Please forgive me if this goes all pear-shaped. It is my first post and I am very much still learning.

Due to current domestic circumstances, I am currently financially very poor (so much so that I exceeded my crafting budget by purchasing a bottle of PVA glue), and bereft of most of my making tools and my stash, which has made my current time rich state quite frustrating.

Paper crafts are possible, because there are free newspapers and magazines and packaging waste to provide raw materials, so here are my first photos: my valentines for my beloved. There are little piles of them stashed all around the flat where he might find them when he returns tonight.

They are very amateurish, but that's the nature of my crafting, jack of all trades, master of none. I'd rather spend my time learning lots of new techniques than master any one.

And my tool set, sadly diminished as it is. There is also basic kitchen equipment available to me, but everything must remain fit for food use.


Thank you for your patience.


If my camera batteries hold out I might get some pictures of the paper beads and the woven paper baskets I've managed so far.
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Cealy
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011 06:36:35 AM »

Really cute~ Im sure they will be very much appreciated!

How did you make them, I am thinking they would be a great craft for my seniors next year for Valentine's Day! We too have free newspapers, junk mail and magazines donated so I wouldn't have to spend any of our budget on craft supplies!

Thanks for the idea and great job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011 08:05:03 AM »


They are very amateurish, but that's the nature of my crafting, jack of all trades, master of none. I'd rather spend my time learning lots of new techniques than master any one.


Ah, someone after my own heart, I don't have time to extend my knowledge on one craft because I'm always trying something new.

I love the hearts, inexpensive and cute, clever idea.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011 10:03:00 AM »

They are kitchen roll inner tubes. Easy as pi.
Cut them down the length, then cut out 1/2 inch strips. Decorate inside & out. Fold in half, then glue, staple or tape the tops together (note, glue on the convex side to get the heart shape). I did see a picture of them on craft gossip, painted & mounted, but worked it out for myself from the picture.

Oh: it really is much easier to decorate the insides before you stick them together, instead of sticking them all together first then deciding they are too plain <blush>.
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