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DIY-Wallhanger

Paper Chain Wallhanging

crafts for adults

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

  • Card stock in sky blue, two shades of pink, medium blue, yellow, purple, and white
  • Paper trimmer
  • Hot glue gun
  • 17″ x 1″ dia. cardboard cylinder from a roll of wrapping paper
  • Thick jute rope
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

First, start by trimming all 264 pieces into 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strips. Broken down by colour, it goes:

1. Sky blue: 129

2. Hot pink: 30

3. Light pink: 24

4. Medium blue: 21

5. Yellow: 17

6. Purple: 7

7. White: 36

Here’s where I made my first mistake: I MEANT to have the yellow and medium blue papers reversed in the sequence to follow a rainbow pattern more closely. If you wish to go that way, you’ll need to switch the quantities around.

Plug in the glue gun, and follow the patterning as you see it below to make your wall hanging. There are 29 rows and 9 columns. Use the hot glue gun to adhere the strips together. You just need a little bit of glue along the edge. Also, if you’re using a dual temperature glue gun, make sure it’s on a low temperature setting. I made my rainbow from right to left as I was figuring out the pattern, but you don’t have to!

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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3

1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3

1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4

1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4

1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4

1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5

1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5

1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5

1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 6

1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 6

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7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

My original idea was to have the wall hanging stop at row 19, and if you can imagine that the pattern I started with would have made more sense. BUT, I didn’t like how short it looked, so I kept on adding paper of the same colour down the columns, and then finished it with four rows of white paper to make up the “clouds”.

Once all nine chains are assembled, slide the top ends thru the cardboard cylinder of an old or nearly finished wrapping paper roll. Note: the measurements in this post are to specifically fit a roll that is 17″ long and 1″ in diameter. Anything shorter or thicker will pose a problem.

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Last, insert some thick jute twine into the cylinder and tie a double knot. Hang your masterpiece!

Total project time: about three hours.

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DIY Picture Holder

River Rock Picture Holder
https://blog.dollartree.com/diy-river-rock-picture-holder/
  • Rocks
  • Crafting Wire
  • Paints (whichever colors you would like)
  • Paint Brushes

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Wrap the base of the rock in wire, extending the wire upward and forming a loop for images.
River Rock Picture Holder
  1. Paint the entire form (rock and wire) and allow it to dry fully.
  2. Insert your photo or table number to the picture holder placing on display at home or at your event!
River Rock Picture Holder

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Flea Repellent For Your Home And Pets

Borax, Baking soda, Salt and lemon essential oils from Young Living. Borax and baking soda will kill the adult fleas, the salt will dry up the eggs and the essential oils will make your house smell absolutely divine! Plus if you use lemon or lavender scents, these are natural flea repellents so any possible unwanted visitors that you may have missed will stay away from your house.

Homemade flea killer
https://theseamanmom.com/homemade-flea-repellent-for-your-home/2/

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FLEA REPELLENT FOR HOME

Natural flea repellent for home

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 tablespoons borax
  • 6 tablespoons very fine salt
  • 6 tablespoons baking soda
  • 30 drops lemon essential oil (or lavender, peppermint, tea tree, orange)
  • empty jar with a plastic lid

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add essential oils and mix well until no clumps are left.
  • Take the jar and pierce a few holes through the plastic lid.
  • Pour the homemade flea repellent into the jar, tightly screw the lid on and start sprinkling the mixture on carpets.

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Natural flea repellent for home
  • Leave on for 24 hrs then thoroughly vacuum clean.
  • Clean the vacuum cleaner right afterward to make sure fleas are completely removed from the house.

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DIY Humming Bird Perch-Yes, you should make this!

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https://www.thenavagepatch.com/diy-hummingbird-perch/

To make a hummingbird perch, all I used was a short dowel (which I found among our son’s old toys), some floral wire, copper pipe (thick and sturdy wire could substitute) and some old faux flowers. I also used a red prism/faux gem, because the red color attracts hummingbirds.

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First, I prepared my dowel pieces. I cut the dowels into 7 inch lengths, then I cut a notch at the both ends of the dowel.

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Now, you might be thinking cutting a notch like that is not easy. I am not going to argue with that, but instead I will give you a workaround. Therefore, if you don’t want to bother with the notches, then just have your 7 inch dowel and move on to the next step.

Next, I cut a 24 inch length of copper pipe and bent it to make an arch shape.

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Then, I took my hammer and the copper arch outside to a stone (or concrete) surface, and hammered the ends of the arch to flatten them. For the dowel with the notches, I flattened only a little part of the ends…

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…but for the dowel with no notches, I flattened a longer part of the copper arch, as shown in picture below.

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With the notch version, I inserted the flattened copper ends into those notches.

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With the notchless version, I placed the dowel on the flattened part and…

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…started to wrap the flattened ends around the dowel.

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Then, I cut the excess part and…

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…hot glued some faux berries on the cut part. This was so the cut copper would be covered and wouldn’t hurt anyone when touched.

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Now that both perch versions were complete, it was time to pretty them up a little bit. For that, I put together a small arrangement of floral picks I had on hand.

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Then, using a floral wire, I attached it along the copper arch.DIY Hummingbird Perch | How to make a hummingbird swing from copper pipe | How to attract hummingbirds | Upcycled copper pipe | Repurposed pipe | Easy garden diy | #TheNavagePatch #DIY #gardens #upcycled #repurposed #hummingbird #garden #easydiy | TheNavagePatch.com

This is the one with notch.DIY Hummingbird Perch | How to make a hummingbird swing from copper pipe | How to attract hummingbirds | Upcycled copper pipe | Repurposed pipe | Easy garden diy | #TheNavagePatch #DIY #gardens #upcycled #repurposed #hummingbird #garden #easydiy | TheNavagePatch.com

This is the notchless one.

Next, using floral wire, I created hanging loops on the copper arch. As the final touch, I added a red teardrop prism on top.

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Here are our hummingbird perches.

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DIY Hummingbird Perch
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Upcycle~ Magazine Side Table

Upcycling Table Tisch Magazine Record Schallplatte
https://aviliaway.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/upcycling-magazine-side-table/

Ingredients:

  • Old catalogues or magazines (they should be of the same size)
  • A record (or alternative table-top)
  • Paperclips
  • Coloured sticky/duct tape
  • All-purpose glue (or hot glue)

Firstly, take a magazine and open it to the 10th (or so) page. Roll it up to the left until the left edges of the pages touch the spine of the magazine.

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Roll up the next 10 pages (you don’t have to count, just estimate it 🙂 ) until their edges touch each other. Then fix it with a paper clip as close as possible to the back of the magazine.

How to make a table out of magazines

Repeat the second step until you’re at the second to last page. The last page shouldn’t be rolled up, yet.

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Now you need the next magazine of the same size. Put the last page of the first magazine on top of the cover of the second one and roll them up as before, together with the first few pages of the magazines.

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Repeat this until you think it is enough 🙂 (It depends on the thickness of the pages and how many pages your magazines have.) Don’t roll the last few pages, yet.

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Now stand the whole thing up (hereby the paper clips are important, otherwise the pages might open again). Now you can roll in the last pages and fix them to the first pages of the first magazine using a paper clip.

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Next you stick the sticky tape around the whole thing on top and again on the bottom.

How to make a table out of magazines upcycling

Now you can remove the paper clips and make the second level as you did the first. It is important that the magazines of one level are of the same size, but all the levels don’t necessarily have to be even. However you prefer 🙂

Make as many levels as you want, depending on how high you want the table to be.

Now cut a piece of paper so that it matches the top of the table leg (in a circle) and stick one piece on top of each level. Glue the levels on top of each other and glue the record on top.

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Done 🙂 I hope this was understandably phrased!

At our place the environmental-friendly table embellishes one corner of our living room together with my globe lamp 🙂

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At my brother’s there is also one of my tables 🙂

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