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The One Dollar Shirt

29 May


Club Creative Studio offers ideas for creativity weekly and today we hope that you have a few bucks to spare for creating today’s Two-Cent Tuesday challenge.

Take the advice and guidance from these informative videos as you practice making a unique dollar bill shirt just in time for the upcoming celebration of Father’s Day! Even though this project does cost more than a few cents, it certainly does not cost more than a few bucks to create! Happy folding.

Heart to Heart- Easy Paper Crafts

31 Jan

One of the first things that you think about if you are thinking of Saint Valentine’s Day is a heart-shaped symbol.

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The above photo is a sample of a simple made large heart constructed by adding several small heart-shaped loops. The strips are loops connected by a stapled, taped, or glued ends. Vary the width of your paper strips for a different looks if you like. Best place to start: make one heart and then build upon that one adding to the top section with glued tip ends.

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The above photo is an example of how a simple paper weave can be cut into a shape of a heart and used as a Valentine.  Just use various paper strips and weave over under technique. You can buy pre- cut quilling paper strips at your local craft store or make your own strips from a paper shredder. I have a hand-held shredder that works perfect for this project.

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The red and white paper heart above is also woven. Each half  dome-cut paper has three slits cut to matching points and then linked together at the end point, weaving the halves. More ideas in this blog will show you without words how to make your cuts and construct these little woven baskets.  Enjoy making them simply or more complex looking.

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Use felt material as a medium, the same technique of cutting slits and weaving together two parts form a new look. Place candy or paper notes inside, add a handle or hanging loop. In the past I have had various aged students create these weaving projects from construction paper and they were easily created by grade levels as early as first grade.

STEP ONE: SIMPLE SKILL VERSION

Enjoy including creativity into your day today.  I am sure that at least one of these projects featured will be a great family activity to do together or to do in a classroom setting.

STEP TWO: MEDIUM SKILL VERSION

STEP THREE: ADVANCED WEAVES

For a little bit of a challenge in making an advanced version weave, vary where the split lines will go and the pattern will take on a new design!  Best of luck and have fun creating! Use the heart decorations for your home or to give as great paper gifts to others, include the directions or supplies for an added bonus. Spread the word about being creative every day!

On a Roll- A Toilet Paper Roll

29 Jan

Image: tporigami.com

Club Creative Studio does not have to look too far to find creativity.  Because creative and innovative ideas are all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes and mind to locate it.  Spotting creativity in unusual places can be especially rewarding because it is in those times that you are left with a lasting impression of what we can appreciate in art form.

Hope it does not rain on this bride's wedding day!

Let’s take what may be the most uncommon place in a home to find creativity the bathroom. Yes, I said…the BATHROOM!  I happily found information to share today that sets me on a roll of blogging about something creative and interesting.  Look no further than a toilet paper roll. And admit to liking this type art. It even has a name… toilegami.

Image: pearlstreetdesign.com

You may be familiar with the triangle fold. Often hotels have this fold displayed in their rooms.  In Japan we would see this simple triangle fold often and the last one to be in such an area would be expected to fold the triangle for the next person visiting.  Intricate designs would go a long way impressing house guests. Look at these fine folds.

Image: origami-resource-center.com

Try folding the ends and adding a little added detail to the bathroom decor.

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Fabric Folding Facelift Part 2

28 Nov

Club Creative Studio continues to spread the word about creativity in a variety of ways.  Today’s post is part 2 of the inspiration of napkin folding.  Folding your fabric linens will give your table setting an instant facelift.  It is an inexpensive idea to reuse and repurpose your napkins at a meal. It shows off your creativity as well!  Enjoy viewing the sample and try your hand and hand-folding fabric napkins for your next festive family gathering.  This is just another way to have creative fun in a functional manner at home, involve the children!

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