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Project #156: DIY easter wooden gift tag

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

DIY Easter wooden gift tag
what you'll need:

*balsa wood
*awl
*cutter
*paint (3D-liner suitable for fabrics, wood, glass)
*designs of easter inspired theme
*transferpaper
*pen
*cord, safety pin...

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

Step 1:
Print out a design of a bunny, or easter inspired theme.

Step 2:
Place the transferpaper between your design and wooden surface.

Trace the contours of your design using a pointed pencil. I used black transferpaper, not the blue version.

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

Step 3:
Customize your design with the paint, I used a 3D-liner, it gives a nice effect. Let it dry.

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Step 4:
Cut out your design.

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

Make a hole and put safety pin or ribbon through.

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

Let's start wrapping.....Happy easter Bloesem Bunnies

Bloesem Kids | DIY project: Easter wooden gift tag

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Project #155: DIY Paper Doily Bowl

Bloesem Kids | DIY Paper Doily Bowl

When I was born  my mum gave all relatives and friends a birth present with some chocolates. To present the chocolates my grandmother crocheted more

than a hundred doilies and made bowls with it using a sugar-water technique.

I still love doilies so much and of course you saw plenty of DIY on the internet with the vintage crocheted doilies, but as I can’t find them in Zimbabwe I was looking for an alternative.

So I thought let’s try the papier mâché technique on the paper doilies, and yes….the paper version you can find here in Africa without any problem and I liked the result, hope you’ll like it too!

Bloesem Kids | DIY Paper Doily Bowl

 
DIY paper doily bowl.

what you'll need:
*white PVA glue
*brush
*bowl
*water
*paper doilies
*balloon (waterbomb)
*glass
*newspaper/tablecloth

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Step 1:
Protect your work surface with some newspaper or use a tablecloth

Step 2:
Blow up your balloon. Depending on the size of your doily you can use a normal-sized balloon or the smaller waterbomb balloons.

Step 3:
Make the papier mâché. You’ll find lot’s of versions on the internet, but this one is very easy and worked very well.

Mix In a bowl 2/3 white PVA glue and 1/3 water.

Step 4:
Soak the doilies in the papier mâché paste. Layer the doily on your balloon.
Bloesem Kids | DIY Paper Doily Bowl

I tested a variety of doilies and the best result you’ll get with the thicker doilies often coated with gold or silver.

Step 5:
Let it dry. It can take 24 hours, so be patient.

Step 6:
Pop the balloon. It's possible that you need to shape your bowl a little bit.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Paper Doily Bowl

Lovely to use as an eastern basket, flower, table or wall decoration…..Enjoy!

All images by Véronique

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Project #154: DIY Heart-shaped Paper Holder

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

DIY heart-shaped paper holder

what you'll need:

*square paper (for example 15x15cm)

*cutter/scissors

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 1:

Cut and use half of your square paper

Step 2:

Fold in half and unfold

Step 3:

Fold edge to edge at center crease.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 4-5:

Turn. Fold corners down to the corner of your triangle.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 6-7:

Open up and squash fold. Repeat on the other side

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 8:

Fold corners to the crease and unfold.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 9:

Fold corners in. 

Step 10:

Fold edge to edge.

Step 11:

Fold the top of your inner triangle down.

Step 12:

Fold edge to edge.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Step 13:

Fold top corners down.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Final step:

To insert your paper: insert the corner of your paper into the pocket of the heart, fold the corner down to lock your paper and heart together.

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

Happy Valentines !

Bloesem Kids | DIY Valentines Heart shaped Paper Holder

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