03
May

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Why buy when you can DIY?

Craft Corners have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you with stitching, handmade jewelry and recycled crafts. We also like sharing ideas for Home & Garden or your Art & Design projects.




We also like to help you prepare unique decoration for special events such as birthday, Halloween, wedding or other family celebrations. Anything made of fabric, wood, plastic, glass, metal can be turned into something amazing.

We happily welcome guest bloggers to write about their favorite crafts. We would be glad to publish your crafts here ; also we regularly publish “the Best of the Web” craft on our website. Contact us! We have crafty corners!

We are looking forward to your suggestions, comments and new craft ideas!

06
Jun

DIY Masquerade masks

 

Going to a masquerade party? Thinking about dressing masquerade for a different themed party? Well, a great and simple costume idea is making up your very own masquerade mask. Many will just head to the local crafts store and pick up a plain white mask and decorate it, but making your very own mask out of scratch is both fun and really makes your costume shine. Here is a quick guide to making your very own high quality feather masquerade masks.

Materials:

–          Scissors

–          Plaster wrap cloth

–          Water

–          Petroleum jelly

–          Sand paper

–          Paint

–          Peacock feathers

–          Glue and chopstick

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Apply petroleum jelly to face in area where mask will be.
  2. Cut two plaster strips, wet them in the water, and place in a “X” pattern across your face, covering the bridge of your nose.
  3. Continue to apply more plaster strips to your face in the shape of the desired mask. Make sure the mask is at least 3 layers thick.
  4. Allow mask to dry on face and remove, allowing it extra time to dry and become hard.
  5. Attach chopstick to edge of the mask with glue and cover with extra plaster strips.
  6. Sand the mask until smooth and apply desired paint.
  7. Glue peacock feather to the edge of the mask and you are ready to party!

If you feel like getting extra crafty, you can add on extra pieces to the mask using the plaster strips, such as spikes or animal ears. Either way, enjoy your new custom masquerade mask that is sure to be a hit at any party you go to!

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04
Jun

DIY wall calendar

Filed in Recycling


As the Mayan calendar comes to a close, what better way to kick off the upcoming months with a brand spankin’ new DIY calendar? Call me old fashioned for my interest in calendars, but after not finding a calendar I liked and needing an actual pin board for important notes, I decided to make my own. Make a date to create a personalized giant wall year calendar to keep yourself organized or to give as a crafty gift.

What you’ll need:

  • Canvas
  • Ribbon tape
  • Pins
  • Hot glue
  • Canvas paint (optional)

What to do:

  1. Canvas sizes may vary depending on what you’d like to incorporate into your calendar. I used a 16” x 20” sized canvas and painted a nice creamy color from a watercolor palette set as the backdrop.
  2. Next, I evenly spaced out my ribbon tape ( I placed 4 pieces of ribbons across the canvas making 5 rows and 6 pieces of ribbon going down to make a total of 7 columns). You can use measuring tape for equal spacing between each ribbon, however eye balling each measurement works just as well.
  3. Once you have each ribbon spaced out accordingly, use your pins to hold down each square where your ribbons intersect. For embellishment, I used pins with pearls attached to the ends which enhanced the final product greatly.
  4. When you flip the canvas around, you may find sharp edges from the pins as they’ve been poked through. You can trim the excess pieces off with pliers and hot glue each pin to secure it in place. Hot glue each piece from behind the canvas to avoid globs of dried glue as part of the actual calendar itself.

You can also embellish your large wall calendar with scrapbook paper, feathers, beads, and anything that comes to mind! DIY calendars are a quick and easy way to pass time each month and not to mention, they make the most heartfelt gift. How can the perfect calendar be hard to find when it’s right under your nose, just one craft away?!

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03
Jun

How to decorate your child’s room with stickers

Filed in Home & Garden

I used to love putting stickers on my headboard when I was a child, which of course drove my mom insane! Well, here’s finally a fun activity where you and your partner can do to decorate your baby nursery or child’s room with wall decals and stickers. The best part? No one gets in trouble.
Before you decorate the room, make sure you and your partner have planned in detail where each sticker will go. Unlike normal stickers, once these are one, they stay there! Here are some decorating ideas.

Tree decal for your nursery

Tree nursery stickers are very popular at the moment, as they liven up your nursery, do not take up any space, and are fairly easy to apply. First, make sure you’ve wiped the area you want to apply your decal, so ensure your wall is clear of dirty and grease. Before you peel off your decal and stick it to your wall, it would be best to position it exactly where you want it, and mark where the top should end up once you stick it on. Also, plan to start peeling from the bottom and work your way up to ensure that your sticker will not be crooked or misplaced. Once you are done, you can place smaller decals on your tree like birds, leaves, flowers or fruit.

Alphabet wall stickers

Alphabet wall stickers are also a great way to let your child decorate their room once they are older. They can get creative and use them to decorate with photos (shown above), their door (ex. Brian’s Room or Alicia’s Closet), or even their favorite quote which would line one of their walls. These are very versatile and you can use them around the house for many other things. For example, you can create a board and label it as “weekly chores” for you and your kids to fill out, or you can put your children’s name above their cubbies in their play room.

Whatever you choose to use them for, wall stickers are a great way to decorate your wall without creating a mess. How did you choose to use decal and stickers to decorate your room?

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