November 30, 2009

Quilled cyclamens framed art

Quilled cyclamens

This is one of my old quilling pieces inspired by nature, my attempt to make cyclamens with their unique flowers and patterned leaves. As an accent I added the red-and-black firebug, a little larger than life-size. In Israel, both cyclamens and firebugs can be seen in February through April.

November 20, 2009

Hanukkah (Chanukah) crafts

Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah) is a Jewish holiday, the Holiday of Lights. This year it will be celebrated in mid-December. You can read about Hanukkah in Wikipedia, but if you're looking for craft ideas for Hanukkah, I have a few to share:

Hanukkah Quilling and Greeting Cards

Miniature Hanukkah Menorah, quilling Quilling card with Hanukkah Menorah
Quilling card with dreidels Quilled Hanukkah Menorah

November 19, 2009

Make a space rocket toy from toilet paper rolls

Space rocket kids craft

Some time ago I stopped throwing away toilet paper rolls, because they can be used in a variety of craft projects. This toy rocket is another example of such easy and eco-friendly kids crafts.

November 16, 2009

Quilled butterfly in a fishbowl

Quilling in a fish bowl, side view

Where do I put my finished quilling, if it's too big for a frame or shadowbox? In a fishbowl!

November 15, 2009

Make a Hanukkah-themed lantern from a milk carton

Hanukkah-themed lantern

Hanukkah is coming, and I'd like to suggest this simple craft idea. A Hanukkah-themed lantern can be made with kids, it doesn't require special skills or materials and lets you recycle things you would otherwise throw away.

November 7, 2009

How to make a beveled picture frame out of paper

Quilled passionflower in a paper frame

Long awaited instructions and templates for making a beveled paper frame I've used for my quilling projects "Poppies" and "Dandelions and raspberries". To additionally illustrate the use of a frame like this, I've created a quilled passionflower, which isn't a thoroughly designed work, so be indulgent, please.