I recently have become obsessed with washi tape. Washi tape is basically masking tape but much prettier.
There’s so many choices of patterns!
I made these cute washi tape magnets recently, so I wanted to share them with you!
– Washi tape or wrapping paper or just plain old paper
– Magnet Material (with adhesive on one side)
First step, peel the paper off the sticky side of the magnet and put a peice of washi tape on it.
Then cut the magnet where needed, and trim the edges of the it.
This is only one of the many uses of washi tape. You can even washi tape a car!
I just made this t shirt yarn out of an old white t shirt and I love it! It’s so soft and comfy.
Learn how to make your own here.
I recently made these cute melted crayons. All you need is an oven, crayons, and a muffin tin.
First you peel your crayons. Then break them up into tiny peices. Next you put them in the muffin tins. I like to line my tins with paper liners, the kind that you make muffins in, but you don’t have to. Next, preheat your oven (or toaster oven) to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Put your crayons in for 15 minutes, or until they are completley melted. Then, let your crayons harden. I left mine alome for about an hour, but it sometimes depends on the crayons.
There you have it! Please let me know if you make any.
Lion Brand has a new collection of patterns based on a rectangle. There are over 70 of them! I’ve made a few so far, and hope to make more soon. There is sometimes a little bit of shaping, especially on the sweaters, but for the most part, it’s just simple rectangles. Click here for the patterns.
I always have lots of yarn scarps laying around everywhere. Here are some fun ideas of what to do with them.
Simply braid three strands of yarn together to make a banner for parties and decoration.
Jazz simple cups up by tying a bow around them. Each person can have their own color.
You can wrap presents with them! Such a cute idea from melaniefalikbooks.com!
Arm knitting is a popular new craft that I have just picked up on. You basically use your arms like giant knitting needles. You don’t really need any expirience with real knitting. Today I’m going to share some tips on arm knitting.
First of all, you usually always use several strands of #5 or #6 yarn. Some good yarns to use are Lion Brand Quickie, Paton’s Cobbles, Bernat Blanket Yarn, Courture Jazz, or Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.
Don’t let the loops be too loose or too tight on your arm. Try to find a middle ground. Also, if you want to take a break, you can take the loops off your arm and tie them with a peice of yarn or thread. You can also watch a video on how to do that here.
Anyway, I hope you learned something and might try arm knitting soon. Feel free to share your arm knitting expirience in the comment section. Thanks!
Pssst! Hey crocheters! Did you know there’s arm crocheting too?!