By Blair Stocker
Wise Craft is a advisor to the home made lifestyles, turning outdated issues into distinctive new items that improve the house. in accordance with the preferred weblog of an analogous identify, this consultant makes a speciality of making a do-it-yourself surroundings that displays your loved ones, with no spending a fortune. rather than throwing away previous shirts and uninteresting dishes, or passing up thrift shop reveals that aren't particularly correct, writer Blair Stocker teaches the right way to remake, including unique touches to lead them to paintings for her home—and yours . The ebook is split into 4 seasonal chapters, with designs that replicate various vacations and the altering seasons, permitting you to replace your place in keeping with the elements open air. Many tasks are transportable or ideal to do in the course of a kinfolk motion picture evening, making the clever Craft way of life a simple one to attain.
Sixty initiatives comprise may perhaps Day cones and recycled floral reflect frames—perfect for a teenager’s room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made up of a pile of men’s shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, creation calendars, and recycled reward jars. attractive images and illustrations make every one venture a snap, irrespective of your crafting history.
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10: Add your statement flower to the flower chain. Place the base of the bloom next to the smaller, neutral flowers and secure it to the bundle by wrapping it to the chain with its wire stem as you continue to move from left to right. 56 11: On the opposite side of the statement bloom, repeat the pattern with the smaller, neutral flowers, securing them to the chain with florist wire. 12: Finish the other end of the flower chain by adding a final piece of rosemary equal in size to the one you used in step 1.
34 What you will need 5–7 faux peonies scissors a 20- to 24-inch strand of moss-covered wire 6–10 feet of florist wire florist tape 2 yards of ribbon 1: Separate the peony blooms from their original stems. 35 2: Begin creating a wire stem for your first peony bloom by pulling back a couple of the petals. Then, place a 6- to 10-inch piece of florist wire where the petals meet the base of the bloom, hiding it inside of the peony. Make sure that the center of the wire is placed underneath the petals, as you will need the two ends of the wire to be at least 2–3 inches each.
47 What you will need fresh blooms (small to medium flowers such as these purple scabiosa flowers work well) bobby pins scissors or garden shears 3–5 inches of florist wire and 3–5 inches of florist tape per hairpin 1: Clip the stem of the bloom, leaving approximately 2 inches from the base of the flower. Prepare to secure the flower to the bobby pin by cutting a 3- to 5-inch piece of florist wire. 2: Place the flower’s stem against the wavy side of the bobby pin and hold in place. 48 3: Thread the florist wire through the loop of the bobby pin, using it to secure the flower to the wavy side by wrapping the two together from top to bottom.
Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love by Blair Stocker