Emoji bead coasters

Emoji bead coasters 1 Last week we had fantastic Gina from Willowday here on a crafty visit with her daughter. Crafting together with them is always a treat. We got a couple of intense and creative hours together and started a whole bunch of fun projects. We will share them all with you, and we begin with a cheerful Hama bead project.

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You need a round pegboard, Hama beads and images of Emojis. You also need an iron and ironing paper for Hama beads or baking paper.

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Building Emojis on pegboards can be tricky but it’s not difficult. When the Emoji is done melt the beads together with an iron. Make sure to put ironing paper for Hama beads or baking paper between your beads and the iron. Allow the beads to cool, and your first happy, or sad, coaster is done!

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To keep your Emojin in one piece, make sure to melt the beads together properly.

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We happily set the table with coasters made by Freya and Gina’s daughter! Head over to Willowday today for more Emojis and other fun projects.

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Pyssla med mig!

Pyssla med mig PB nov 2014 It is now three months since our book Pyssla med mig (Come craft with me) arrived in stores in Sweden. We’ve had some amazing feedback on the book and we’re hoping for an English edition eventually.

The book is available in Swedish in bookstores, online and in our own store.

I found some pictures that didn’t make it into the book. Instead of collecting dust I’d like to share them with you!

Pyssla med mig piniata

Pirate piñata from Pyssla med mig!

Pyssla med mig kulbana

Magic marble run from Pyssla med mig!

Pyssla med mig skylt

Leave me alone or Welcome in sign from Pyssla med mig!

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Cardboard Castle from Pyssla med mig!

Make Beru Betto’s Pixel Boy!

Pixel Boy 1 There are so many talented crafter online and we find fun and inventive crafts we want to try on the net all the time. Today we make the artist Beru Betto’s fantastic Toilet Roll Pixel Boy and are amazed at the results. Start collecting toilet rolls!

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You need 79 (!)toilet rolls, craft paint, paintbrush, glue gun and a pattern from Beru BettoPixel Boy 3 Skärmavbild 2015-02-16 kl. 11.40.12

1. We have collected toilet rolls a long time and now we finally got all 79! Freja wanted to make the Pixel Boy in her favorite color, therefore we had to adjust Beru Betto’s pattern a bit. Patterns for a whole range of other wonderful characters are available on Beru Bettos page. Before we start painting we test the pattern on the floor and mark up the colors for each toilet roll. Some rolls have been used in previous projects but they will now get new colors.

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2. Paint the lot. Remember not to use water colors, it will smear off on fingers and clothes. Using acrylic paint instead.

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3. When the hobby paint is dry glue the tp rolls together according to the pattern. We use a glue gun. The rolls are first glued together into long tubes. The tubes are then glued together. Our tp rolls were uneven in size and our pixel boy didn’t turn out as smooth as Beru Betto’s. But it doesn’t matter – we are very pleased with the results.

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Start saving toilet rolls and do not forget to check out all the great characters of Beru Betto.

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