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CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>Steampunk Guitar Pick, by keytiques<p>Percival, by Julia Laing<p>Queen X waiting her arms, by beruta<p>Pretty Ugly, by sparklymouse<p>Silk scarf naturally dyed eco print, by Jane Bo

How-To: Recycled Book Art Kit

Turn a worn or outdated hardcover into an awesome portable art studio with this recycled book art kit tutorial that Shaunte shared on Crafts Unleashed.<p>This is such a great handmade gift idea for the artsy adults and kids in your life! Head over to Crafts Unleashed to see the full how-to.<p>[Via Sulia]

Portable

Papier-Mâché Dogs by Lorraine Corrigan

Dog love meets paper craft with these gorgeous papier-mâché dogs by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan in Hounds of Bath.<p>I adore sighthounds… Their sleek lines, grace and elegance are a sculptor’s dream and for many years have held a firm place in the Art World.I began sculpting dogs with paper …

The Moving Toys Workshop

Papercraft rules. Why? Because the material is so approachable and ubiquitous. You’ll get a chance to craft your own dynamic moving toy at The Moving Toys Workshop at Maker Faire Bay Area this year (May 18 & 19). The workshop was founded by installation artist <b>Noga Elhassid</b> in Los Angeles, and it …

How-To: Wooden Washi Tape Pendant

Put that pretty paper tape collection to work with this wooden washi tape pendant tutorial from Lish Dorset!<p><b>More:</b><p>Washi Tape Barrettes<br>• 27 Washi Tape Storage Ideas<br>• How-To: Washi Tape Laptop Decoration

How-To: Recycled Paper Jewelry

Think paper jewelry’s just for kids? Think again! Check out Mark Montano’s latest video tutorial to learn how to make your own set of fun and stylish recycled paper jewelry.

How-To: Rose Rings

Whip up a set of pretty floral rings with this rose ring tutorial from Kelsey at PS: Heart.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Real Flower Necklace<br>• How-To: Glass Bead Mosaic Ring<br>• How-To: Simple Wooden Rings<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: Galaxy Twist Bleach and Tie Dye Shirt

Try a fun take on traditional tie dye with this galaxy twist bleach and tie dye shirt tutorial from iLoveToCreate designer Lauri Eaton!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to iLoveToCreate to see the full how-to!

How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!

How-To: Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

Make your own nature-inspired pendants with this leaf-imprinted clay necklace tutorial from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.<p>Head over to Happy Hour Projects to see the full how-to!

How-To: Copper Pipe Wall Lamp

Bring some DIY industrial style to your home with this copper pipe wall lamp tutorial from Camille Styles!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Camille Styles to see how it’s done.

How-To: Miniature Novelty Rings

Caroline Burke of Burkatron posted this super easy tutorial for making miniature novelty rings.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings<br>• MAKE | How-To: Add LEDs to an Engagement Ring<br>• MAKE | How-To: Rose Rings

How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

Break out the yarn and make mistakes without worry with this handy tutorial for safely ripping back knitting stitches from the Webs Yarn Store Blog.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Start a New Ball of Yarn in a Knitting or Crochet Project<br>• Tips for Faster Knitting<br>• How-To: Seaming and Adding Handles to Knitting Projects

DIY Watering Can From a Plastic Milk Jug

This super simple hack of an old milk jug is perfect for a new gardener that hasn’t gone out and bought a $20 watering can yet. Just upcycle your old plastic milk jug by heating up a needle and poking holes in the lid so water can flow through. I love it! This tutorial comes from Astra of A Journey …

Crafting

How-To: Wire Heart Ring

Simple, delicate rings are popping up all over style blogs this spring, and I’m definitely digging the look. You too? Make your own wire heart ring with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Lana Red!<p>Head over to Lana Red to see the full how-to!

Painted and Stitched Greeting Cards

I’m absolutely loving the colors and designs in these gorgeous painted and embroidered greeting cards from Diane at Home Sweet Homemade!<p>Pretty awesome, right? Head over to Home Sweet Homemade to see even more inspiring card designs.<p>[Via Sulia]

Flashback: Make a Cigar Box Organizer for Father’s Day

Dads are super stars. They’re great at keeping you organized and getting you to school, sports, and your best friend’s birthday party promptly. It’s easy to forget how much they do and it’s time you gave a little back to them, too. This cigar box organizer is great for any type of dad. For the …

How-To: Upcycled Grocery Bag Fruit Basket

Make your own baskets for fruit-picking or storing your farmer’s market finds with this upcycled grocery bag fruit basket tutorial from Lia Griffith!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Lia Griffith to see the full how-to!

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Tunisian crochet (also called afghan stitch) is my newest yarn crafting obsession, and I love the luxuriously thick and beautifully textured fabric it produces. Because it’s an old technique that’s a fairly new crafting trend, there aren’t a ton of modern resources out there for beginners, so I’m …

Mysterious Crocheted Yarn Bomb Under Bridge

This massive crocheted doily mysteriously appeared under a bridge in the UK recently, leaving locals to wonder.<p>To some it’s a giant nylon spider’s web, to others it’s a 12ft doily. Whatever the bizarre art statement is, bemused motorists have no idea how the rogue knitting project turned up beneath …

Elizabeth Parker’s Haunting Cross-Stitch Sampler

I always find vintage textiles to be fascinating, but this haunting cross-stitch sampler from Elizabeth Parker, a troubled nineteenth century nurserymaid, that’s on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK is unusual in both its size and subject matter.<p>In tiny cross-stitches, this …

How-To: Wire Word Rings

Looking for a fun weekend DIY? Whip up a cute custom wire word ring with this detailed tutorial from emilyvanleemput on Instructables!<p>Ready to make a ring of your own? Head over to Instructables to see the full how-to.<p>[Via Sulia]

Gorgeous Quilled Map of the World

25-year-old Minnesota native <b>Amber Rousse</b> made this gorgeous quilled map of the world, over a period of six months. She’s clearly a creative gal — check out her blog “About Me” photo — Vitruvian Amber!<p>She started out by drawing the map on thin cardboard. Then she tackled the land first, accounting …