Inspiration | 5 Artistic Craft Ideas

Painting envelopes

What about some paper weaving, fabric appliqué, making your own twine and then decorating some envelopes? Today’s link love will lead you to five artistic craft ideas that I think are awesome and worth your time. So remember:

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Mae West

Five Awesome Craft Ideas

  1. A Weaving Tutorial Inspiration with link love from iHanna (link list at
    Making your own small weaves on hand held looms (home made or the ones you can buy for kid crafts) is popular in blog world right now. Have you seen them around? I like weaving, and use woven fabric strips in my embroidery work.
    This tutorial is by awesome experimental artist Ines Seidel. In it she show you how to weave with paper – making it even more artistic. Love!
  2. Reverse Applique Dots
    This post is a tutorial for a careful technique, reverse appliqué dots, by quilt artist Judy Martin. I think this kind of slow hand sewing is super relaxing and fun. And like Judy writes: “To make them takes practice, but there is a satisfaction in doing skillful work.”
  3. Handmade Scrap Fabric Twine
    How to make rope from scrap fabric, kind of time consuming but a great scrapbusting idea that creates beautiful colorful twine for mixed media projects of any kind. I’d love a roll of that please!
  4. Pretty Envelopes
    At the blog Snail Mail Magazine you can read: Envelopes are boring, but they don’t have to be! Decorating envelope is mediative and you can easily do this while you’re watching something on the television and not necessary for a specific snail mail.. Lots of ideas for stamping, collage, drawing and other crafty ideas to try.
  5. How to Make Paper Cloth
    This is actually a tutorial by me, but because I it’s hidden away in the tutorial archive I thought Id’ highlight it so you could check it out today. Making paper cloth is easy, fun and messy. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

My previous link love posts with other great ideas was about blogging and creativity and then journaling and writing. If you need more links to get inspired check out those too.

Now, go create something – anything!

2 Responses

  1. I love the Snail Mail Magazine link, Hanna! I don’t care how many times I make envelopes, I can still get excited about new ideas!!

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