All Blog Posts Tagged 'craft' (14)

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called "temari" were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Antique TV Set Converted into an Aquarium

If you've ever felt like there's nothing good to watch on TV and you happen to have an antiquated TV set, built like a giant brick, you might be interested in a crafty and doable project that would turn the old box into a vintage-style aquarium. Thanks to a series of instructions edited and refined by wikiHow users, just about anyone can repurpose their obsolete technology into a…

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Added by Pinar on September 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Wonderful World of Country Cardboardia

I’d like to tell you about an unusual journey through two different towns of one big country, one of which was in Kosice (Slovakia) and the second in Perm.

Country Cardboardia materialize in unexpected places all over the world - in a few days the whole city grows. Square, theaters, monuments, libraries, winding streets, exotic animals, the national game, that is…

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Added by Varvara on August 26, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Star Wars LEGO Valentine with Glow Sticks



A crafty mom named Holly Ramer, who runs Stitch-Craft, took a picture of her son Parker's Star Wars LEGOs and then created these Valentine's Day cards out of them, popping in mini colored glowsticks where the light saber should be. She was inspired by this other Star Wars Valentine's…

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Added by alice on February 14, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Halloween Cakes

X-ray Vision



Planning on creating some Halloween treats? With the spooky holiday only a few weeks away, it's never too early to start planning. For a little inspiration, check out these spooky cakes by 43-year-old food and prop stylist/crafter Paul Lowe. I particularly love that red candy heart he's laid over the skeleton and the little hands reaching out of the… Continue

Added by alice on October 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Birdies Go Back to School

Class Photo



Ready for your daily dose of cute? Lauren Alane is the creator of these super sweet needle felted birds. For fall, she's made a set for back to school which include teachers, a headmaster, a bully and some students. Also love her summer series which shows off an inner… Continue

Added by alice on October 3, 2011 at 10:40am — 3 Comments

Dramatic Papercraft Couture (10 photos)



Doberman Studio is comprised of Russian duo Ilya Plotnikov and Alexandra Zaharova who specialize in styling, fashion, and photography. They've created this beautiful papercraft series for l'Officiel, a French fashion magazine. How incredibly inspiring!…

















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Added by Wen Duan on December 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Japanese Paper Crafted Tableware



Japanese paper craft brand OEY has designed a new collection of tablewares. Mizuhiki is twined paper fused with a mixture of water and glue that dates back to the seventh century. The collection includes napkin rings, glass markers, and chopsticks.



More pics here.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on May 10, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments

Paper Wonders by Yulia Brodskaya



Awesome handmade papercrafts by Yulia Brodskaya.

More of her work here.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on April 26, 2010 at 11:55am — No Comments

Paper Shoes by David Brownings



This guy has a thing for paper. Check out more of his work here.…





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Added by Yasmine Zalek on October 21, 2009 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Spectacular Paper Craft Castle - Wataru Itou (12 pics)

One of the best things about running this site is that we get to find and share some of the most incredible art across the world. Today, this mission takes us to Tokyo where we find Wataru Itou, a young student of a major art university, who's created this wonderful paper craft art installation called Umi no Ue no Oshiro or A Castle On the Ocean. The installation is… Continue

Added by alice on July 1, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Plush Disturbia: Knitting for Psychos



Why buy a slightly psycho Elmo when you can permanently disturb that young mind with a much more psycho plush say .. kid being chomped on by alligator? Or a hug-able rabbit-carrot murder suicide?



Sadly, these stuffed wonder pieces made by Knitting for Psychos are not for sale. Otherwise I'd be stocking up for my future baby's nursery or buying up the lot for Christmas gifts for all of you .. kidding! It's not… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on December 19, 2008 at 4:58pm — 5 Comments

'Cause Crocheting Was Never This Cool!: Creepy Cute Crochet Book

My sister Carol has always been the one in our family with the "gift" for crocheting. I myself don't have the patience for it. I saw this book and I thought of her.



From Amazon:

"This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Stormtrooper Helmet (papercraft)



These are free. (Take that, Economic Downturn!)



Only catch is that you have to download a papercraft file (.PDO) viewing program (Pepakura Designer) from crazy Japanese papercraft website. Download here. [ Link ]



With any luck my storm trooper will look like… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on September 24, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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