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31  Re: Necktie Skirt!! (Pics + Tutorial) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by candycanechild on: August 08, 2004 08:37:57 AM
I told one of my friends about this... and she went crazy. She has about eighty ties in her bedroom... I've created a monster. She sent me some pics of skirts she's working on, so I thought I'd share.

This skirt is made using all brown ties. The center piece for this is the beautiful decorated one.

This is the first one she ever made. It has no theme, it's completely random.

This one is my favourite. No one else on Craftster has made one like this.. at least, I haven't seen one. She used the leftover ties that we had to cut off my skirt and her skirt, so you may see patterns that look like ones you've seen.  Wink

Another theme skirt... this time with purple full and half ties. I like the look of varied sized ties.

Last but not least, Sarah made a skirt using only blues and reds. This one is very bold, I think.

In case you were wondering, the skirts (except the one she's wearing) are not done. They have yet to be sewed together... she snapped the pics the way she did so we could see all the ties.
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32  Re: Making Mardi Gras Masks with Pics. in Costumes: Completed Projects by candycanechild on: August 01, 2004 02:04:30 PM
My friend Sarah, who made the masks with me, finally got around to sending me a picture of her with the mask. The dance was in June... haha. I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but her dress (thrift store, $13.00) has swirls on it that match the ones on the mask.

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33  Re: Shaving Cream Cards-- MUST TRY! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by candycanechild on: July 26, 2004 06:16:56 AM
Since this is so incredibly fun, I had to make more.

Here's another card:

And another:

And an envelope to match!
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34  Shaving Cream Cards-- With Tutorial--MUST TRY! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by candycanechild on: July 24, 2004 05:19:42 PM

Halmark makes "marbled" cards, which can be costly. They may look hard to recreate at home, but it's so easy... and you have everything you need to make one-RIGHT NOW!

To make this marbled card, you'll need:
. A shallow baking pan. Even a large plate could work.
. White shaving cream. It can't be gel. I was sad when I realized I couldn't use my pear Skintimate stuff... so I swiped my mom's aloe shaving cream.
. A spatula
. The cardstock or paper you want to make the card out of. Make sure it's white!
. Food colouring
. OPTIONAL: An extra piece of paper
. OPTIONAL: a rubber stamp and ink

Step by Step:
1. Spray shaving cream into pan. Spread it until it evenly covers the bottom. It does not have to be completely even or flat.
2. Add drops of food colouring and fluff it up until it looks like my picture:

3. Take your card paper and lay it flat onto the shaving cream. Push it into the cream until all of the paper is in contact with the cream.
4. Remove the paper from the cream and place it on the table to dry. Make sure you put the cream side up! Here's a picture of mine with the shaving cream still on it.

5. After about 7-10 minutes, take a paper towel and wipe off the shaving cream in one direction. Continue wiping until all the cream is gone. Here's mine after I wiped it:

Optional Steps:
6. Take an extra piece of paper, and stamp a design onto it.
7. Trim off excess paper and glue it onto card.

And you're done!

(For more pics, look through the rest of this thread. I add more cards and envelopes as I go along, so check back often for new ideas!)
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35  Re: Necktie Skirt!! (Pics + Tutorial) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by candycanechild on: July 23, 2004 02:23:23 PM
I finally finished my skirt! Here's the front:

And the back:

I'm really proud of myself... it's the first item of clothing I've done.
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36  Re: Drawstring Bag Tutorial With Pictures in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by candycanechild on: July 12, 2004 05:34:42 PM
I made another one! This time, I used a pretty blue starry fabric.

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37  Bottle Person/Other Bottle Ideas in Completed Projects by candycanechild on: July 12, 2004 05:29:56 PM
I made this bottle person at summer camp last year. It was a really fun and inexpensive project that's good for little kids and adults.

Here's What You Need:
A bottle. I used an orange juice bottle.
Crayola Model Magic. Any modeling clay would work, but this is the best type for this project.
Acrylic paints.
Glue. Anything from Elmer's to hot glue would work.]
Paper scraps. The teacher had packages of patterened scraps that were supposed to look like fabrics.
Modge Podge. This is a MUST. You need A LOT of this for this project.
Plaster strips. You know, the stuff that you dip in water and smooth on the surface? Yeah, that. I forget what it's proper name is.

Here's What You Do:
1. Cover the bottle in the plastic strips.
2. Once it dries, paint it.
3. Take Model Magic and design a head for the bottle person. You can also make arms, legs, feet, etc. Be creative!
4. Paint the head and body parts.
5. Once the glue dries on the bottle, glue on scraps of paper.
6. Remove bottle cap. Glue on the head and body parts.
7.Once the glue dries, modge podge the entire thing.
8. Let dry and enjoy!

Some Extra Ideas:
 Smiley I made mine a Picasso bottle, but you can do anything you want!
 Smiley I haven't tried this, but I was thinking that if you make the head on the bottle cap, you can have a bottle that opens. You could store stuff in it, I suppose.

Here's some pics of mine!

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38  Purse Made From 7" Vinyls with tutorial in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by candycanechild on: July 06, 2004 06:02:43 PM
Here's a tutorial for a purse I made this morning. It was really easy, and I love the turn out.

What You Need:
Two seven inch vinyls or 45s. I used 45s, but I thought it would confuse people to say "Purse Made From 45 Records." Ha, ha.
Some fabric (I used leftover fleece from my sleep maskhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6410.0[Mine's on page three, if you're interested]).
An old drawstring bag, smaller than the records. If you can't find or buy one, make one using the directions I posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7377.msg57961#msg57961
Hot glue gun with A LOT of glue. Trust me, you'll need a lot.
A chain necklace or chain link from a hardware or craft store. It makes the handle, so keep that in mind when browsing your house/stores.

What You Do:
1. Take out the string or whatever is in the drawstring bad that is used as the handle. Thread the chain/necklace through. If it's hard to thread through, sew it onto the existing string/handle.

2. Here's a step to skip if your bag is small enough to not be seen in between the two records. Mine was a little bit bigger, so I marked it and folded the showing part in. Then I hot glued it down.

3. If you don't like the fabric of the bag, uses scraps of fabric (like my fleece) to cover the parts that show. The holes on the record, for example, were large enough to see basketballs through, so I used the tan fleece to cover the holes. I cut a square large enough to cover the hole and hot glued it to the back ot the record.

4. Now here's the fun part: Glue the first record to the bag.

5. Once that's done, make a "sandwich" using the other record. Here's a little diagram for you.

6. And you're done!

If you have any questions/comments/compliments/whatever, please share! I'd love to help you out/hear what you have to say.

By the way, here are the records close up, if you're intrested. I used the sides with the song titles I liked best. Oh, and these are WAY cheap, I got mine for a dollar each.

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39  Re: sleepy time(princess) mask now with tutorial!!! in Completed Projects by candycanechild on: June 24, 2004 09:26:03 AM
Okay, I take that last post back. I already finished mine! I scored this awesome CHEAP Asian silk and some cheap fuzzy flece.

Here's a close up of the asian fabric.

And this is what the whole mask looks like.

This is just a test... I need to make the actual thing. It's on my list of things to do.
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40  Re: Glass Marble Magnets in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by candycanechild on: June 20, 2004 03:07:29 PM
I love these so much! I ran out to A.C. Moore, where I found a 1/2" hole punch and a HUGE bag of marbles. Oh, and not to mention the perfect-sized magnets for this craft. Here are a few of them I put on my closet. I made an awesome one from a crossword puzzle, but I gave it away before I took the pictures. -=Sigh=-

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