Posted on May 01 2014We all know how wonderful it is opening up your mailbox only to discover a pretty little package waiting just for you! But here's something even better. Mail that you can put up on the wall - yes please! Create this lovely little garland for Mum, pop it in a mailing tube and you have a little surprise "I Love You!" reminder for her wall. Skill Level Intermediate Materials 1x Collecting Paper - Childhood 1x Masking Tape - Murmur 1x Mailing Tube 1x Sheet Kraft Cardboard 1x Bobbin of Twine Scissors Double Sided Tape Pen Instructions Using the double sided tape stick some small square cuts of the patterned paper to the kraft cardboard. I used a few of my most favourite designs - but there are 16 in each paper pack to choose from! Write out your message on the reverse side of the patterned paper. Make sure you write it as a mirror image! Otherwise it'll turn out back to front! I went with a very simple "I Love You Mum" but you can get as creative as you want! After all your letters are cut out - line them up and use the washi tape to attach the twine to the letters, creating a hanging garland. Add some washi flags for an extra loveliness by folding a piece of washi tape over the twine and trimming the ends. Take a moment to admire your fantastical "I love you" garland up on the wall before we create the mailing tube to house it through the post! Take your mailing tube (I upcycled one that was sent to me) and use the double sided tape to adhere a sheet of the patterned paper to cover it. Use the Washi tape to cover each end of the tube (it'll make it look a little more professional). Attach the twine to the end of the mailing tube lid by poking a small hole with the scissors and AFTER threading the twine through the WHOLE tube thread it through the lid of the tube and tie and knot (this will ensure when they pull open the tube it doesn't fall all the way out). Attach the other end of the twine to the other lid of the mailing tube using the same method. Now when they open the tube the garland will pop out all untangled! Finally all you need to do it create a sweet mailing label. Use the Kraft Paper and frame it with a different patterned paper! Oh and don't forget a little "Open this end" sticker! This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.
Posted on April 22 2014Have you got plans next weekend? 'No' we hear you say! Well if you're a Sydneysider, we've got some good news for you. Unleash Creative is rolling into town and we're telling you now - you won't want to miss it! But what is Unleash Creative? Brought to you by Dailylike Design Team member and creative mastermind behind The Craft Revival blog, Magdalena Franco, it is an intimate style workshop designed to unleash your creative brilliance. You'll spend an entire day in the presence of four creative mentors (including the lovely Rin from Papered Thoughts) as they help you learn a wealth of new skills and techniques, in a no-skills required and no-pressure environment. It's really just about having fun, getting hands-on and releasing your inner-child. Not only will you get to meet lots of lovely like-minded folk (cue your newest best friend!), but you'll also get to take home your completed projects as well as a little goodie bag that might even have a Dailylike treat inside. Huzzah! Best described as a creative bootcamp that will set your creative soul alight - could it sound any more fun? We suggest you jump online and nab yourself some tickets before they sell out! The Sydney event takes place Sunday, 4 May 2014. You can purchase tickets here. Not in Sydney? Don't worry, check out their website for other workshop dates and planned events.
Posted on April 08 2014Is there anything lovelier than pretty florals mixed with paper feathers and tied together with a little bit of neon pink? I think not. Oh and did I mention dream catchers? Because they're pretty lovely too. Hello! I'm Rin the creative mess behind Papered Thoughts & I've created this pretty little tutorial just for you! Skill Level Beginner. Child friendly! You'll Need 1 x set of Fabric Stickers. I've used Haze but there are so many other pretty choices in the range. 1 x small ball of wool 5 x A4 sheets of Kraft cardboard. 1 x 30cm square of thick board. I used an old box. Masking tape Scissors Pen Double-sided tape Once you've got all the materials, you're all set! First you'll need to trace a circle onto your thick cardboard box card - I used a small dinner plate (about 23cm in diameter) Cut out the circle & then cut out the middle - leaving a thin circle outline (approximately 1.5cm thick) This will form the base of your dream catcher. This next step will take a little time, however I found it so therapeutic - turn on the TV, some music or an audio book & snuggle up somewhere comfy. You'll need your circle, wool & double sided tape. Begin by placing the tape at intervals around the circle (on both sides) - now we're going to wrap! Start over some double sided tape - wrapping the wool tight & close around the circle. The double sided tape will ensure that it doesn't unravel. Once you're all wrapped up (pun-riffic!) leave a long enough piece of string to loop and tie off - so you can hang it later. Next - those pretty feathers! The greatest thing I've found by far about the Dailylike Fabric Stickers is the fact that you can write, draw and sketch on the back. Making it so easy to cut the shapes you want! I used fabric stickers in Haze and drew out my feathers in a few different sizes on the back of each sheet of fabric sticker. I used 7 feathers in my design - 4 large and 3 small. They were drawn free-hand so they're all a bit different. If you're not confident though they're are tons of templates on Pinterest, just search for 'feather template' on Pinterest or Google. After you've cut out each feather you'll need to stick them to the A4 kraft card and cut them out again. If your feathers get a bit fiddly try using a smaller sharper pair of scissors. Once you have all your feathers cut - stuck and cut, take a moment to marvel at their pretty! and then it's time to have a play around with positioning and the design of your dream catcher. Once you're happy with the position of each of your feathers, we need to attach the wool to them so they're ready to hang. Use a strip of double sided tape down the centre of each feather to secure the wool to the back. I taped each piece of wool down with a little bit of washi too - just in case. Dailylike have a great range of coloured and patterned masking tapes that you can use! To tie each feather on I laid my dream catcher out on the floor and positioned the feathers, tying a simple knot around the base of the circle - double knotting & trimming off the tail. Just make sure when you tie them that the knot is at the back! Now all that's left to do is to hang your pretty creation (with washi tape of course!) and enjoy sweet sweet dreams! xo This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.
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