Origami Mini Bin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 30-09-2009 | 9,312 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a handy origami mini bin.

A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a handy origami mini bin.

Craft submitted by mnhl of http://mnhldiary.blogspot.com/

mnhl said,

You will need a piece of paper (magazine size is the best). I used recycle magazines.

You will need a piece of paper (magazine size is the best). I used recycle magazines.

Fold the paper into half. Fold to another half and you will get a smaller square size. Lift up the corner and press to get a triangle.

Fold the paper into half. Fold to another half and you will get a smaller square size. Lift up the corner and press to get a triangle.

Do the same for the other side.

Do the same for the other side.

Now, you will get a triangle shape without the slit at the bottom.

Now, you will get a triangle shape without the slit at the bottom.

Fold the corner to meet the middle line. Do the same to the 3 other corners.

Fold the corner to meet the middle line. Do the same to the 3 other corners.

Fold the bottom upwards. Do the same for the other side too.Open slowly and you will get a mini bin.

Fold the bottom upwards. Do the same for the other side too.Open slowly and you will get a mini bin.

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Pom Pom Dashboard Buddy

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Pom Pom Craft | Posted on 28-09-2009 | 10,642 views

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Bored of your dashboard looking plain and ‘lonely’? Why not make this simple pompom buddy for your dashboard.

Click here to see how to make a pompom.

Cute pompom dashboard buddy.

Cute pompom dashboard buddy.

You'll need a pompom, googly eyes and a pair of feet (cut out of foam).

You'll need a pompom, googly eyes and a pair of feet (cut out of foam).

Paste the googly eyes and feet and your buddy is all done!

Paste the googly eyes and feet and your buddy is all done!

Cute? You'll be lonely no more..

Cute? You'll be lonely no more..

 

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Lucky Stars

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts | Posted on 25-09-2009 | 12,093 views

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This is a classic ol’ school craft. Back in our ol’ school days, we made lucky stars for that ‘special’ someone.. It’s always nice to be receiving these lucky star charm from basically anyone! 🙂

Lucky Stars

Lucky Stars

Start with a strip of paper. Tie a “knot” in the end of your paper.

Start with a strip of paper. Tie a “knot” in the end of your paper.

Fold the end of the strip down and tuck it into the knot.

Fold the end of the strip down and tuck it into the knot.

Now wrap the other end of the strip around and around this pentagon you have formed, creasing gently as you go.

Now wrap the other end of the strip around and around this pentagon you have formed, creasing gently as you go.

Keep wrapping until you get to the end of the strip. Tuck the last bit of the strip into the pouch.

Keep wrapping until you get to the end of the strip. Tuck the last bit of the strip into the pouch.Now to make this little pentagon into a star, very gently and slowly use your fingernail to press on the centre of each of its edges. The star should puff out.

And your lovely little lucky star is all done. Make dozens of it and keep them in a cute little jar. Present it to your loved ones. It's a nice little gift. :)

And your lovely little lucky star is all done. Make dozens of it and keep them in a cute little jar. Present it to your loved ones. It's a nice little gift. 🙂

Puffy Bow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Ribbon | Posted on 23-09-2009 | 7,536 views

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Puffy bow.

Puffy bow.

Make around 5-6 loops around your fingers.

Make around 5-6 loops around your fingers.

Fold in the middle.

Fold in the middle.

Snip off the sides but make sure you don't cut right into the middle.

Snip off the sides but make sure you don't cut right into the middle.

Tie to secure it. Pull out the ribbons to puff them out.

Tie to secure it. Pull out the ribbons to puff them out.

It will be a nice addition to the bottle of wine or other gifts.

It will be a nice addition to the bottle of wine or other gifts.

Fingerprint Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Penguin | Posted on 18-09-2009 | 22,663 views

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Penguin is cute. I like penguin. Let’s do a cute penguin, using our thumbprint.

Fingerprint penguin.

Fingerprint penguin.

Paint your thumb white.

Paint your thumb white.

Print it on the paper as the body.

Print it on the paper as the body.

Paint your thumb black.

Paint your thumb black.

Print it on both side of the body. Paint your pointer black and print it as the head.

Print it on both side of the body. Paint your pointer black and print it as the head.

Paint your pointer yellow and print it as the feet. Add details such as the eyes and beak.

Paint your pointer yellow and print it as the feet. Add details such as the eyes and beak.

Octopus Lollipop

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 16-09-2009 | 11,164 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of an amazing lollipop octopus.

A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of an amazing lollipop octopus.

Craft submitted by ChloeMummy of http://chloeruoyi.blogspot.com/

ChloeMummy said,

Hi Merryn, here’s the Octopus Lollipop that I made, inspired by your Spooky Halloween Lollipop. The first few steps are the same as yours. The additional steps are: Cut the tissue paper into 8 strips and twirl them up. Lastly, with a marker pen or highlighter, add some polka dots to the tentacles.

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Simple Decorative Bow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Quick n Easy, Ribbon | Posted on 11-09-2009 | 4,809 views

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Got a gift you have wrapped and want to make it nicer? Let’s try this very simple decorative bow.
Nice and simple decorative ribbon bow.

Nice and simple decorative ribbon bow.

Get a ribbon.

Get a ribbon.

Make a loop.

Make a loop.

And another loop.

And another loop.

The last loop should end in the middle and secured with a sticky tape.

The last loop should end in the middle and secured with a sticky tape.

Paper Frame

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafty Crafted Friends | Posted on 09-09-2009 | 6,969 views

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A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a beautiful paper frame.

A Crafty-Crafted Friend's submission of a beautiful paper frame.

Craft submitted by Ayie of http://jifphotojournal.blogspot.com/

Ayie said,

Hi there! This craft’s inspired from Merryn’s paper frame.  As I commented on her post I had an idea of having it in a collage pattern and told her about it. She then asked me if I can do it and submit it here. I was so pleased with her humbleness so I thought I’ll make this suggestion as soon as I can. I wanted to do more frames but I don’t keep much magazines here and if ever I do, those are my architectural mags so I don’t have the heart to tear them apart. I hope you’ll like this too. Btw, the heart was just a cut out pattern mounted on the paper. The big frame has a smaller frame insert angled just to give a different look. =)

Footprint Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 07-09-2009 | 15,847 views

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Playing Peek-A-Boo is never this fun! Using your footprint as the ear and handprint as the bush to hide in, let’s create a cute rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Draw an outline of your palm. Cut out several handprints. Use different shades of green for better effect.

Draw an outline of your palm. Cut out several handprints. Use different shades of green for better effect.

Draw an outline of both of your feet. Cut. Cut out a smaller version in pink.  Paste on top of the white footprint.

Draw an outline of both of your feet. Cut. Cut out a smaller version in pink. Paste on top of the white footprint.

Paste the handprints as bushes. Add the eyes and your footprint paper plate rabbit is ready to hide and seek!

Paste the handprints as bushes. Add the eyes and your footprint paper plate rabbit is ready to hide and seek!

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Spooky Halloween Lollipop

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Party Craft, Quick n Easy | Posted on 04-09-2009 | 8,015 views

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This Halloween, let’s make it a spooky event for the little Trick or Treaters.. ;P

Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?

Instead of the ordinary candies, why not spook up your lollipop?

First, you'll need some lollipops.

First, you'll need some lollipops.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Next, wrap the lolli with a tissue paper.

Secure it with white thread.

Secure it with white thread.

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. :)

Draw eyes and mouth, your spooky Halloween lollipop is ready! I don't think my boy fancies it though.. 🙂

Origami Frame

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft from Recycled Materials, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 02-09-2009 | 10,987 views

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Look in the mailbox each day and you’ll see many leaflets/brochures wasting there. Why not turn them into something nice and useful? Let’s make an origami frame out of these papers.

This frame is particularly useful for pre-schools that uses the children's photo and name to tag their book shelves, shoe rack and etc. It is inexpensive and very simple to do.

This frame is particularly useful for pre-schools that uses the children's photo and name to tag their book shelves, shoe rack and etc. It is inexpensive and very simple to do.


You'll need to cut the paper into a square. I line it with another piece of paper to make it 'harder'.

You'll need to cut the paper into a square. I line it with another piece of paper to make it 'harder'.


Fold it half.

Fold it half.


And half again.

And half again.


Open.

Open.


Fold all corners to the middle and open.

Fold all corners to the middle and open.


Fold one end to the line.

Fold one end to the line.


Fold again.

Fold again.


And again. Repeat for the remaining three.

And again. Repeat for the remaining three.


Cut a picture and paste it inside. Paste the four flips onto the photo and your photo frame is done. Put a double layer tape at the back if you wish to stick in onto the children's bookshelves, etc.

Cut a picture and paste it inside. Paste the four flips onto the photo and your photo frame is done. Put a double layer tape at the back if you wish to stick in onto the children's bookshelves, etc.