Random Paper Craft

Alright, so, the other night (about two weeks ago) Chris and I watched Big Brother (obviously) and then Rookie Blue came on… which Chris loves, and I am jsut getting into now that it comes on after Big Brother and it’s on the T.V. I had that late night-prebedtime energy rush and my eyes shifted from the T.V. down to the ugly Kinect box that we have been using as a stand for the Kinect and I decided to do something about it…

I went into the spare-room immediately and pulled out my dollar store package of craft paper. Then came the scissors, glue, and tape. I didn’t know what I was going to do exactly but I had the necessary tools to do it.

I started by wraping the front half of the box with black paper, which proved much more difficult than I thought it would be because of the way that the box opens. Then I cut a bunch of colours into strips and weaved them, then attached it to the front…. It’s not as long as the box, but I don’t really care, this make-shift stand is jsut until I find something a bit more sound. 

This is how it turned out, pretty cute for a last second – late night – 10 minute project. I must say.

While the paper and glue were still out I tackled one of the things on my “List of things to do this Summer”… and made a paper garland. I would LOVE to give credit where it is due and tell you the blog I found this on, but I can’t remember what it is… and if you google Paper garland, you get 1,910,000 results. Sorry!

I actually love the crappy dollarstore coloured paper for this, I think it looks kinda nice all faded like.

This is how I have it on my media stand right now, next to the Kinect box I covered.

Then, one last thing I did with some scrap paper before going to bed was make this paper ring. I learnt this a long time ago, in girl guides or something, I think in the fifth grade…

Here is a website with good, clear instructions on how to make your own. I suggest using better paper than construction paper, since it gets pretty difficult to fold if you use construction paper. I remember making them out of old wrapping paper. Maybe it was sixth grade? I don’t remember.

Well, that was my hour of craftyness. But it did spark something in my mind to get on top of my list of things do to this summer, since summer is almost over.

By the way… For anyone living in Toronto, or the surrounding area… Next weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Fan Expo Canada from August 25-28th. It’s the first time that Fan Expo has been four days in Toronto- since last year was SO successful, and people were lined up around 2 blocks to get in, they extended it. I HIGLY suggest that EVERYONE go, and come see the Blockheadz stand, we are going to be located right by the DC area of FanExpo. Say that you came to see Veronica and I’ll give you a deal.

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Paper Bead Necklace

This is a post about one of my ‘Things to do this summer’… Make a Paper Bead Necklace. I found the instructions at http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HtnEx/au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/better-homes-gardens/better-blogs/article/-/6949252/make-your-own-paper-bead-jewellery

HOLY TIME CONSUMING! I made my list of things to do this summer in order to keep myself busy in the small town of Copper Cliff, and this one really stuck to that… it took a long time!

It took about an hour and a half to cut all of these out. I was originally going to 6 colours, finished my first piece of paper and decided against that right away! My hand was killing by the end of the second colour, and by the end of the third I wanted nothing to do with it anymore, so I let them sit over night.

When I cared enough to give the paper beads any attention, mainly just to get them off my media table, I set up a work station in the middle of the living room so that I could still see the Food Network. Pretty much the only thing I ever have on TV- I have it on right now, Iron Chef 🙂

The beginnings of the beads, I eventually got into a groove and finished all of the beads in an hour.

These are just some of the beads in a bowl. It was at about this time that I realized the paper I was using to make my beads was too thin. The beads all looked the same because the paper was too thin to form into various shapes, even though I had spent so long cutting out the different shapes. I am not letting this bug me as much as it wants to… I still have a cute necklace, and that`s what matters 🙂

This is the finished product wrapped around my wrist a few times as a bracelet. I did not spray them with the gloss varnish spray… but because the paper is so thin, they have stayed together with the glue.

Finito. All finished, check this off my list and move on… This week I am making origami stars and and bow belt.