How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...

How To: Cover a mini notebook

Those composition notebooks can be quite ugly sometimes. This video will teach you how to make your composition notebook super cute with various stamping supplies. Get ready for compliments, because this arts and crafts project is going to make heads turn.

News: 50 FREE Papercraft Robot Downloads

One of the greatest things about the internet? Free papercraft downloads. Enjoy Botropolis' collection of 50 fun robots. Just download, print, and assemble. My top ten favorites below. Wall-E. Robocop. Optimus Prime. R2-D2. The Terminator. Poseable Toy Robot. Retro Bot. Godzilla. Poco Bot with 6 rotation points. Robot Owl.

How To: Make a boring paper clip into a really fun spinner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a plain paper clip into a spinner. The materials required for this spinner are a paper clip and a pair of pliers. Take the paper clip and straighten it. Now use the pliers to bend the tip of the clip at 90 degrees. Then bend it 90 degrees to left side and start bending the wire into a circular shape. The shape will look like a pretzel. Now bend the end tip of the wire 90 degrees to the opposite direction of the first bend. You should end up wi...

How To: Make a pop-up pocket money card

To make this pop-up card, you just need two sheets of card stock. This pocket pop-up card is made specifically to hold money, which works great for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas. This super simple pop up pocket card is easy to make, and it doesn't just have to hold money… it can hold gift vouchers or plastic cards, also. Super base for decorating either with stamps or designer papers.

How To: Make a squash fold-out mini book

The narrator starts by explaining what a squash book is. A squash is designed to keep photos, journalling or what ever you like. To start we require a 4x4 pattern paper and 3x3 chipboard. We then glue the chipboard onto the pattern paper. We then cut the corners of the pattern paper. We then fold the flap in and glue down. We repeat this to form another cover. Next we grab a 6x6 pattern paper, we then complete a series of folds. One diagonal, half horizontal and half vertical folds. We repeat...

News: Fully Functional DIY Pump Action Shotgun Made Out of Paper

This is no paper gun like you've ever seen before. Seriously. Tacome1942's homemade paper shotgun is a life-sized, fully functional Remington 870 replica. It would be hard to tell it apart from the real deal, not to mention it practically sounds like an authentic shotgun, too. The shotgun is made of approximately 97% paper, the remaining 3% consisting of pins, wires, and springs. Check out all the videos below to see the finer details, including the trigger group, shell stop, and disassembly ...

How To: Make a quick and easy paper CD case

If you find that you constantly have CDs lying everywhere thanks to broken cases or you burning endless discs, you will need a cheap and compact solution. Let us show you how to knock up a quick and easy paper CD case. Make a quick and easy paper CD case.

How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.

How To: Frame a sports jersey

Want to hang that sports jersey proud above your bed, but framing is too expensive? Save some money by framing it yourself and learn from a master. In this step-by-step video tutorial by Vivian Kistler, learn how to frame your basketball, baseball, soccer, or football jersey without leaving your house. Vivian Kistler is an MCPF (Master Certified Picture Framer) and GCF (Guild Commended Framer) and has traveled worldwide giving seminars on picture framing and has written over 28 books on the s...

How To: Make your very own paper spinner

Evil Penguin Master demonstrates how to make a paper spinner. First fold a regular sheet of paper in half, defining the lines well. Then, cut the paper along the crease with scissors or tear it with your hands. Next, fold the halved paper again lengthwise. Then, fold down the corner. Flip the paper over and fold down the other corner so it forms a slanted rectangle. Repeat the technique with the other sheet. Lay the sheets on top of each other so they form an X or a star. Fold each triangle i...

How To: Make a tri-fold shutter card

This tri-fold card idea can be used to make an assortment of great cards for any occasion. This card design may look a bit difficult but in reality it isn't at all. Once you get your card in the accordion fold you are ready to decorate. This video will demonstrate how to fold your card stock into this awesome fold design and make a tri-fold shutter card for any occasion. This scrapbooking design will awe whomever you share it with, just make sure to decorate it to the tee.

How To: Origami polygons

Watch this simple instructional video and learn how to turn a paper square into several other polygons. These basic origami projects also serve as edifying practice in simple geometry. You can fold an equilateral triangle, a regular hexagon, and a regular octagon from square origami paper.

How To: Fold a floating paper boat

This video is about how to make a paper floating boat by using only a single paper. These boats are really liked by the children in rainy season and they play with them where water gets collected or some kind of lakes or ponds. It can be made by just folding the paper in three folds and opening it to make a boat. This boat is easy to make and can be used as toys ,decoration material etc. boats are just childhood memories.

How To: Make a Papercraft Rolex Watch

UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure.

How To: Make a simple AK-47 paper gun

See how to make your own paper gun. This video tutorial will show you how to make an AK-47 paper gun. There's really not that much that goes into making a paper gun. You just need some paper, tape, and a pair of scissors and you're halfway there. Make an AK!

How To: Make a file folder organizer

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a file folder organizer. First, you will need to apply double sided tape to paper, then apply a thicker cardboard paper over it. Now, cut most of the excess paper off, except around 1/2". After you have this cover made, apply tacky glue to some manila folders, and stick them into the cover you just made. After you complete this, you will be able to apply the backing to the folder as well. When you are finished, you can add different decorations to your f...

How To: Make a paper flower ball with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper flower balls with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own decorative flower balls, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a paper pumpkin for a card

For anyone looking to dress up a card, learn how to make a paper pumpkin using punches in this video tutorial. Take a white piece of paper and distress it with Memory Mist (with the pale ale color). Use a box to distress the paper, while avoiding getting the mist all over your work space. To actually make the pumpkin use a store-bought punch (either round or oval). Make the punches with orange cardstock. For each pumpkin, you will need either three ovals or circles. Using a chalk ink to distr...

How To: Use border punches & a stamp

This video is part of the lawn fawn card series and it explains the making of a card using border punches and a stamp.The materials required are a set card-polka dot basics from paper tray ink.This card has a variety of dots on it. Remove the big open circle polka dot and lay it on the aqrualic and place it on a plastic bock with grids on them.Using a color box cover the stamps with ink.Now place the block over the card so that the grid lines with its length and press on it.The polka dots wil...

How To: Make a CD holder in minutes

Need a rack for all of your CDs? This video will show you how to make a cd holder in minuter. Requirement: 1 piece of corrugated paper, 4 bands, a pair of chopstick, knife, mark pen and ruler. Make a CD holder in minutes.

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