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21  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: Fried Green Marbles on: May 05, 2008 06:36:44 PM
I love the way it looks lit, like a cabin. I never even heard of fried marbles before!
22  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: Korean hanji lamp on: May 05, 2008 06:31:21 PM
Is the wiring exposed on the other side or hidden somehow?

The wiring was hot glued up throught the base and to the back side of the arch before I applied the mulberry paper. It doesn't seem to get warm or anything, and I have several lamps done in this style (though I don't leave them on when I leave the house Smiley).

23  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Rainbow cupcakes! on: May 05, 2008 02:47:48 PM
Those look so yummy!
24  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Cute photo fridge clips (with mini tute) on: May 05, 2008 02:38:56 PM
My family is moving to LA this summer so we are on an ultra-tight budget for the next few months, but we have 3 moms and 3 grandmothers to think about for Mother's Day--what to do?

I got this idea from something my 3 yo daughter did at preschool for Valentine's Day, but reworked it with a photo frame.  It is a frame she painted with a picture of her and a clothespin and magnet on the back so you can clip stuff to the fridge.  I think that they only were about $2 or so each if you only need the basic supplies(a bit more for us cause we needed more paint). Super cute and super fast, and thought I'd share it with all of you!

Here's a picture of the finished product:

and the back with the clip:

OK, now for the tutorial--my first! I am missing some of the steps, 'cause I thought about this after the fact, but I'm sure you can use your imagination.

Supplies (all from Michael's):
wooden picture frame (5 @ $1 each--I don't have a picture of the plain frame, but they were in the wood cutout section, just discard or stash the dowels used to stand them up)
clothes pins ($2)
magnetic strip ($1)
glitter ($1--btw, old spice shakers are great for glitter with little ones!)
picture ($1 for 5 prints from Walgreens)

1. Paint and LIBERALLY apply glitter in colors of your choice (or other decoration), then let dry. I spent 20 minutes after they dried rubbing the frames to get off all the loose glitter!
2. Insert picture into frame

3. Superglue a strip of magnet to clothespin, then clothespin to the back of the frame, let dry.

You're all set!

Thanks for taking a look, hope you find it helpful!

25  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Re: Korean hanji lamp on: May 04, 2008 10:08:26 PM
   Is the whole base rocks and then the frame itself cardboard?

The base is cut out of cardboard and the rocks are set on top of the base, then the whole thing was covered with paper.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone! Cheesy
26  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 27 ENTRIES / Korean hanji lamp on: May 04, 2008 06:57:16 PM
This is my first challenge entry, I was so excited when I saw it was lamps! I have made a couple so I just had to pick which one was my favorite.  Smiley

So I actually made this lamp a while ago while I was living in Korea. I took a hanji class (Korean paper craft) while I was there. I saw something like it in a shop, but it was like $150 US, so I took a picture and modeled it off of that. I have since lost the picture but have posted something similar at the end for reference.

Just to explain construction a bit: it is a cardboard frame with rocks at the bottom and birds made out of lengths of wire (and a whole bunch of hot glue). You cover the whole thing in scrunched up hanji (mulberry) paper dipped in a sort of rice flour glue and let it dry. Then you sponge it with a weak bleach solution to change the color to a aged brown.  The shade itself has a plastic base (pre-cut) that you have to tape togeter in the pumpkin shape and cover with white mulberry paper.

I always think this is the kind of thing that people would love to learn about in the US--in my opinion another cool Korean thing that is way underrated!

Lit up-

In the light-

In progress (after paper, before bleaching)

A reference sample

Thanks for looking!
27  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Lunch tote with insulated food pouches on: April 05, 2008 11:58:22 AM
What a great idea! 

Did you insulate the inside of the bag itself, or just the pouches?
28  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Shelf liner purse on: April 04, 2008 05:58:22 PM
What great bag, I love the colors!  I'm going to have to check out the shelf liner section next time I hit the dollar store...

Was shelf liner hard to sew?  Was it sticky-backed?
29  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: New resin pieces a plenty i went a bit disney mad pic heavy on: March 09, 2008 09:56:20 AM
Those are cool!  What did you use as a mold--is it an ice cube tray? 

It would be cool to make your own mah jong set out of those...

30  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What stitch is this? on: January 24, 2008 11:22:30 AM
I'm not entirely sure, but I think it is a two-thread serger stitch.
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