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Friday, April 26, 2013

.:Easy Ideas for Super Crafting:.

Easy Ideas for Super Crafting

Hi Sumos sweet fans. I am Eva Stephen, today’s proud guest at Sumos sweet blog :). Today I am going to share couple of easy and fun craft projects you can use for home decor or present to your dear ones on special occasions. You don’t need to learn any special skills to do these projects, you can do it at any good day. All you need are a little creative sense and a good partner. I’d love your comments below.

Crafting is deeply satisfying to creative people, enabling them to take raw materials and imagination and come up with delightful and inspirational ideas for décor or gifts. Sadly, a large proportion of us have the desire to create beautiful things, but are somewhat lacking in the talent department, frequently ending up with slightly sad-looking, lumpy creations that we are not completely happy with. Do not despair if you fall into this category, there are many wonderful craft ideas that are surprisingly easy yet look simply fabulous when completed!

Interesting uses for wine bottle corks!

If you are a keen oenophile and have an astonishing collection of corks building up – too useful and exciting looking to throw away – you can make an excellent addition to your kitchen. A notice board of wine corks looks excitingly textured and gives a homely air to the room. The addition of a handful of brightly topped push-pins means that you have an instant communication hub for the whole family! Find the pattern of corks that best suits you, purchase a large frame from a car boot sale or charity shop, and you are away!

Paper and paste: Paper Mache creations

Paper mache is an excellent way to use up a pile of old newspapers. For truly home-made creations you can even use flour and water glue to bind the long soggy strips of newsprint, or you can buy ready-to-use paper paste from arts and crafts shops. DickBlick is one of the place to buy paper mache or you can prepare it yourself. For unusual craft ideas paper mache is hard to beat, being versatile and cheap. One wonderful project is to blow up a couple of round balloons and tie them securely.

Thickly cover the inflated balloons with an even layer of papir mache, being careful to leave a small area uncovered. Once the newspaper has dried hard, pop the balloon and remove the rubber fragments from inside the shell. These shells can be crafted in model hot air balloons, to cruise serenely against the ceiling of a child's bedroom or formed into elegant vases or cheerful pen pots, which look fabulous on a table or desk such as those available from shop4furniture website. You can even use paper mache to make a very specific piece to fit into an unusual corner of a room, especially if it is something you have unsuccessfully been looking for at car boot sales! Paper mache items can be rendered water resistant with a layer of varnish, making them easy to wipe clean periodically.

Stunning Silhouettes: Unique portraits of your family

We look to capture every change in our children and parents tend to have hundreds of photos, most of them stored on computer drives or discs. Printing photographs can be expensive and seldom achieve the impact or intensity that we would like them to, and taking the family to a professional photographer can be a pricy business. Make a silhouette picture of your family and create an amazingly professional portrait that has a delightful old-world air. All you need is a bright, adjustable angle poise lamp and a vertical drawing board.

Sit your child – or partner – close to the board and aim the beam of the light so their profile falls squarely onto the paper. Taking care to not block out the light quickly and carefully draw around the profile onto the paper, being careful to include any adorable hair curls and tufts. Take the picture and carefully cut it out or trace it directly onto a piece of black card. Once you have the black profile cut out you can mount it onto a brightly coloured background, or create a very simple yet elegant effect by mounting it on a white background. Glue the profile into place and frame the picture. You will be amazed at the artistic effect that this very easy, simple and quick process can create!

 These are some surprisingly easy projects that result in beautiful objects that will make perfect gifts or additions to your own home. Do not let a perceived lack of technical skill stop you from creating beautiful and thought-provoking pieces of art!


  1. I totally love the balloon idea!

  2. Thanks Deborah for stopping by.


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