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The Homemade Shrinky Test Lab (redux)

The Homemade Shrinky Test Lab (redux)

So way back in 2008, one of the first big “experiments in craft” I did for Dabbled was what I called the Shrinky Dink Test Lab.  I had run across the idea for using #6 plastic to make homemade shrink plastic (aka ‘Shrinky Dinks’) at various places on the crafty webs, but I decided to delve a little deeper.  I started with a basic project (Doodle Charm Earrings), and that led to other questions.  … [ KEEP READING ]

Make Fabric Flowers (and a flower wreath) for Mother’s Day

Make Fabric Flowers (and a flower wreath) for Mother's Day

Dabbled Friend Some Art Mama has a great tutorial up on how to make some really pretty fabric flowers…

Fabric Flowers Tutorial at Some Art Talk

Tutorial: Make a fabric flower wreath

While we’re on the subject of flowers..Here’s some paper flowers she did last year.

And no post about fabric flowers would be complete without mentioning Craftypod Sister Diane’s Kanzashi in Bloom
book, and her cool video on making kanzashi flowers.… [ KEEP READING ]

Thursday Inspirations

Thursday Inspirations

Apologies for the light (read: non-existent) posting this week. The 4 year old was home with me until Pre-K started back on Wednesday, so I’m just now getting caught up!

But, I did manage to collect a few cool links for your chilly January pleasure!

I love these washer necklaces at Little Birdie Secrets…Go check out the tutorial!

Crochet a Mustache Hat!

The Boy is seriously into Star Wars… So we made papercraft Star Wars characters the other day!… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make a Lovely Friendship Bracelet, for cheap! (A Dabbled Re-run)

How to Make a Lovely Friendship Bracelet, for cheap! (A Dabbled Re-run)
Dot is off enjoying herself at Inman Park Festival today (see all the fun we had last year?), so you are treated to a past project that you might have missed!

Make an eco-friendly and inexpensive bracelet!

This is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away!

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How to Make a Lovely Eco-Friendly Disc Bracelet

How to Make a Lovely Eco-Friendly Disc Bracelet

This is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away! What could be better??

This was inspired by something I used to do when I was a kid back in the eighties, make friendship bracelets out of fishing tackle (specifically a barrel swivel).… [ KEEP READING ]

Tutorial – Make a Stacked Felt Pin – A clever Valentine!

Tutorial - Make a Stacked Felt Pin - A clever Valentine!

Here is a fun and quick project, suitable for valentines or spring. Wouldn’t this be cute for a little girl to make for valentines for her friends? Or stack bolder flowers without the heart and make a fun funky adult brooch. The technique is quite simple, and it’s a great thing to do with felted sweater scraps (though of course you could use store bought felt if you wish). I had planned to do an appliqued shirt (like the elephant onesie), but decided a pin was more fun, versatile, and won’t be grown out of!.… [ KEEP READING ]