A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 311,871
Currently Running With Scissors:
374 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Images
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5
21  Bake Sale decor in Valentine's Day by schizo319 on: January 29, 2012 12:16:45 PM
Our local Animal Shelter is doing a Bake Sale the weekend before Valentine's day, here's what we've made so far:

A "gumball machine" inspired by http://momsbyheart.net/easy-diy-gumball-machine/:


Heart felt Garland inspired by this pin http://pinterest.com/pin/67765169362808027/ (note, my felt is cheap crappy stuff from the fabric store, so the garland isn't nearly as nice - probably wouldn't do this project again:


Then we did these "LOVE" letters with some MDF blocks from a bag of scrap 'wood' that I picked up at the craft store:


And these tags (they match the flyer for the sale). The text says "LOVE Saves Lives. The purchase of these goodies helped save a life at (the shelter)":


My friend has also done some giant tissue flowers, a candy bouquet, some little jarred gifts, and a tiered candy dish for the sale.

Thanks for looking!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
22  Re: Modular Giant dog house (for a Christmas parade) in Completed Projects by schizo319 on: December 13, 2011 07:10:01 PM
Thanks for looking!
A couple of action shots. I've got to figure out a good way of securing the gingerbread flaps on the roof to the house, they kept flapping and exposing the PVC frame.



Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
23  Modular Giant dog house (for a Christmas parade) in Completed Projects by schizo319 on: December 12, 2011 08:59:41 PM
I'm a volunteer at the animal shelter here in town and we have walked dogs in the parade for the past 3 years. So the mission this year was to create something eye-catching that wouldn't take up too much space on a 10x5 trailer for the annual Christmas parade. So I give you a 4w x 6h x 2d dog house.

At first we were going to go the traditional chicken wire and tissue paper route, but I decided if I was going to put in the work/time, why not make something reusable? So I set out to make a modular PVC and canvas dog house. The entire thing will break down and roll up for storage. The roof and the base are two separate pieces that are attached with several zip ties. Then the canvas is just cut from a large canvas drop cloth from the hardware store, an lashed with cotton twine to the pvc frame (through eyelets).

This photo is after our first coat of paint with the power sprayer. We went back in and touched it up with brushes, but this picture was taken after we quickly moved it up on the porch wet because it was starting to rain. My driveway looked like a Dexter crime scene!


The roof is felt with a few seams sewn at the corners and a gingerbread style scallop cut around the edge. It's also got a couple of sleeves on either side for the fabric to go through. The dog house door is leftover felt, just glued on and wrapped around a slit I cut in the canvas underneath (needed it open to store supplies). There's also a felt Christmas sprig that is currently pinned on because we want to be able to use the dog house to draw attention for our next benefit yard sale.

Here's a picture of it in the warehouse - please ignore the clothespins on the front. I hope to have a picture of it in action, with the lights on tomorrow. We won "Best Animal Entry" (100 dollar prize!) and had enough volunteers to take EVERY available dog at the shelter to the parade! I would say it was a rousing success...  

Forgot to add, We made the dog and cat too - they're papier mache and based on the characters on the back of our volunteer shirts (details here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=395108.msg4678886#msg4678886)

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
24  Paper Mache Dog and Cat in Completed Projects by schizo319 on: November 12, 2011 03:23:03 PM
Made this dog and cat for our float in the annual Christmas parade (I volunteer with our local animal shelter). There's a PVC base inside, then 3 sessions of paper mache, so approx 9 layers of paper total, plus a thin layer of joint compound to smooth out the strippyness (which I realize is not a word, but fun to say nonetheless).

and so it begins:


One down, one to go:


FINISHED:


(both animals were loosely based on the characters on the back of the shirt in the last photo)
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
25  Pottery with leaves... in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: September 12, 2011 08:05:25 PM
These are the pieces I've been working on this summer. I am a bit leaf obsessed...
I started with leaves out of my garden zucchini, squash and cucumber specifically -






Then I moved on to using smaller more varied leaves with slip on the background:








And finally the most adventurous pieces to date.

I had a larger version of this one, but it fell apart because it dried unevenly.



This is my favorite so far, I blended 3 different shades of stoneware clay on this one.



Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
26  Hand built pottery class projects (img heavy) in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: September 04, 2011 04:40:09 PM
Here are some pottery projects from my first handbuilt class:



And here are the some from my second class:


























Thanks for looking! If you have questions about a specific piece/technique, I'd be happy to answer them.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
27  Falling Leaves Tray in CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES by schizo319 on: September 04, 2011 03:43:56 PM
I've been taking pottery classes off and on for the last few years. For some reason, I never got to do much with leaves. I didn't make this peice specifically for this challenge, but I did make it during the month of August and figured 'what's more inspired by nature than a tray made with leaves and what is essentially just dirt (clay)?'  

This is a white stoneware clay slab, slumped onto a plastic serving tray, then pressed with leaves from different plants. Once the leaves were in place, I painted over them with dark brown slip (thinned clay) before removing the leaves. Once it was fired, I finished it with a dark brown stain to highlight the leaf detail and a food-safe clear glaze.  



All of the plants are from my mom's garden (this will be a Christmas gift for her). These are the plants I used leaves from: Fig, hydrangea, hummingbird vine, fern, Japanese maple, coleus, chocolate mint, red bud, and pecan tree.


Close up of mint leaf handles:


Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
28  New quilts (QFK 2011) in Quilting: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: February 27, 2011 09:46:15 AM
after a long and arduous fight with my sewing machine, we finally finished two quilts this weekend! I realized as I was quilting that I had a square upside down, but at this point, I said screw it and finished it anyway.

QFKs website said that they were short on teenage boy quilts, so I thought blue flames would work...

Here's a closeup of the square that I turned the wrong way...


Here's the one with the squares that came in the mail, I hated the orange and purple backing fabric that came with it, so I changed it out for pink fabric with tiny orange flowers.
 
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
29  quilted stockings in Quilting: Completed Projects by schizo319 on: November 16, 2010 07:20:12 PM
I ran across some cute Christmas fabrics last year after Christmas, so this year my mom and stepdad are getting new stockings. First time working with faux fur too - blech - what a MESS! I ended up sewing most of it on by hand. 



The back is a nice heavy upholstery fabric and the inside is lined with dark red cotton. I played around with some of the quilting, the stars are my favorite, but I also used a tree motif in the dark green fabric. The hanging loops are white grosgrain ribbon.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
30  Pet portrait in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by schizo319 on: November 14, 2010 08:48:23 AM
My best friend's husband's dog passed away unexpetedly earlier this year so for Christmas this year I decided to paint her for him.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: DIY Curtain Rods
Tute Tuesday: Fold Out ATC
I'm Meltingggg!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.