Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Adorable Origami Animals With Everyday Objects

Wenche Lise Fossland is an artist from Norway who creates delightful origami sculptures of animals and other magical things from paper. She started doing origami on a family holiday when she was inspired by a beautiful origami lamp. Since then she hasn't looked back, Wenche Lise taught herself origami by finding inspiration online and gave it her own unique style. She creates an environment around her origami animal using everyday things from vegetables, fruits, twigs etc. 

“I even look at the vegetables in the grocery store in a different way now,” she says. “A fennel can be an exotic island and the broccoli has great potential to be tree material in my origami world.” Visit her Instagram to see more of her wonderful origami creations.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Cross-Stitch Murals on Chain Link Fences

I am a huge fan of street art. It just makes my day when I am walking down a street and come across a beautiful piece drawn by a generous artist on a long forgotten spot. Urban X-Stitch is a project of a French street art duo Vanessa and St├ęphane that happens to induce the similar feeling. They create colorful and fun cross-stitch embroideries with yarn through ordinary fences across city streets. 

The artists begin with a carefully designed regular sized pattern to form their eye-catching characters and scenes that resemble cross-stitch embroidery. Their favorite tool is yarn, instead of using thread they use pieces of fabrics to make their signature art. Imagine coming across one of these on your way to work, I am sure you will be delighted!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial To Make Simple Owl Cupcakes With a Video

Lisa Snyder is a baker and the author of a blog called The Bearfoot Baker. The blog is dedicated to all the wonderful inspiring ideas to make sweet treats for all kinds of occasions and useful tips to decorate cookies. She was recently selected to be a contributor for Martha Stewart and to share with her readers she made these cute owl cupcakes.

With this easy recipe you can decorate ordinary cupcakes and turn them into cute little owl cupcakes. You can simply start with making a batch of your favorite cupcake and frosting recipe. Then, grab a few other ingredients such a Oreos, M&Ms, and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds to get started. For the entire tutorial with step by step instructions along with a video go here.

Adorable Paper Owls With Template

Today's diy project is this adorable pair of owls by Avanti Morocha who is an author of a blog where she shares wonderful and creative projects. These owls are perfect to give to your spouse on a Valentine's day, to decorate with at a party or to use them as a cake topper. The project comes with an easy to follow video with English subtitles and printable template.

If you wish you make an owl for yourself or for a friend then go to this link to get a complete list of materials that you'll need for the project as well as to download the template.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hawaiian Coffee Sacks Repurposed Into Fashionable Bags

Tanya Mariano Kearns was born in Tacoma, Washington, raised in North Carolina and currently lives in Hawaii. She is the designer behind Manila Extract the brand that sells colorful coin purses, bags and totes.

The “Ambassador for Hawaii Coffee” creates bags with re-purposed coffee sacks purchased directly from Hawaii coffee farms. She believes Hawaiian coffee bags are the most beautiful in the world. She is drawn to the artistic qualities and likes the rustic character of the bags. Each bag is one of a kind, tells some sort of history of Hawaii coffee through it's vibrant graphics and artwork. For example: The coffee sack featuring a stunning screen print of the pueo or Hawaii owl sitting atop coffee cherry is Kauai Coffee's latest coffee bag. The pueo is considered to be sacred in Hawaii and legend names the pueo as " the protector". Visit her online store for bags that are available in several styles with beautiful designs.