She Cuts 5 Lines Into This Triangle Piece Of Paper. The End Result STUNNING Unexpected Surprise!

Making paper snowflakes when I was a kid, is such a wonderful memory.  That memory pulled me to watch this crafty video, that illustrates a really simple way to make these seasonal decorations. These paper snowflakes are not the ones you remember as a kid, these are on a whole different level!

YouTuber “yoyomax12” shows us how to make these beautiful paper snowflakes, that look incredibly intricate, but are fun and easy to make.  She points out that this can be done with your kids, or just a great homemade design that any adult would be proud to hang.

She shows us how to turn these into 3-D decorations that can be multi-colored, or simply white.  They can be hung from the ceiling, in a window a fridge or wherever you think it should go.  They make a lovely homemade gift that shows thought and caring.

Let us know if you think you will try to make this eye-catching craft!

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She Uses A Stick With Glass On Fire and Presses It Onto Paper. The Result Is An Unexpected Surprise!

Art is an ever expansive expression of life which is limited only by the imagination itself. There are infinite opportunities with endless mediums, methods of using them, and what is created as a result. Some of the best art is made, almost accidentally, when a moment of inspiration comes seemingly out of nowhere in the form of material and excitement.

When allowed enough time and space, the energy and ingredients combine to form a unique masterpiece for the world to enjoy. The beauty of art is often in the process of making it. While the final product can evoke a plethora of sentiment in those who encounter it, it is not the only purpose for its creation.

The artist becomes a conduit for movement of spirit and in turn is gifted with peace, neutrality, as the work provides an outlet for positive and negative power. No matter the skill, effort, or product achieved, there is much to be gained by the practice of crafty execution.

Etsuko Ichikawa demonstrates the elegance of ingenuity with molten glass pyrography. She uses a portable furnace to soften glass for her fire drawings on paper. Melting at 2100 degrees, Etsuko must work quickly to be able to handle the material.

She gracefully drips the hot glass to burn lines in large sheets of paper. After promptly removing the hardening substance, the paper is spritzed to cool and reveals interesting abstract designs which can be artistically interpreted for further appreciation. What do you see in her pictures?

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This Lady Begins With A Normal Piece Of Paper. But After She Makes A Few Folds Brilliant!

If you find buying paper bags to be a waste of money, but want or need a decorative gift bag, make it yourself! You can custom make one out of newspaper, magazines, craft paper, decorative paper, wrapping paper, or whatever else you may have lying around. If you require something sturdier than a plain old brown bag then this Innova Crafts video tutorial is perfect for you! I tried to distill the information into the description below, but for optimum results watch the video to see the step by step method used.

For this craft project you will need your choice of paper, glue, and some ribbon. To begin, fold the paper in half length-wise to see where the middle is, but do not crease it. Then, fold the sides in so that they meet at that middle point, with one of them slightly overlapping the other. Take a glue stick and apply glue to the edge that overlaps, then press it firmly together.

Fold the bottom of the paper upwards so that the folded part is about 3 fingers wide and crease it firmly. Open up the fold at the two bottom corner edges and press down on each side, so it looks similar to origami, then crease down the 4 triangles that should have formed. Now fold the top half of this bottom part you are working on down so that it reaches over the middle portion by 1cm.

Do the same to the bottom half, folding it up and over by 1cm. There should be 2 diamond shapes on each side of the bottom section you folded at this point. Unfold the last two parts you did, glue each corner, and refold. Turn the paper 90 degrees so it’s on its side and fold the bottom edge up to meet the corner crease, like an envelope, and do this to the opposite side as well.

Now unfold the last two side folds you just did, pick up the paper, and open the top part as you would any old paper bag. Go around the bag creases and scour them into place, folding them in the opposite direction as the original folds, and check to make sure they are all in place and firmly defined.

At this point, you should have a regular looking paper bag! Take the top part of the bag and fold it under and over itself several times, like an accordion, then pinch the center while fanning the sides up and out into the shape of a bow. Take a piece of ribbon and wrap it around the center of the bag so that it runs through the pinched-area of the bag’s built in, fanned out bow.

Tie the ribbon into a pretty little bow and adjust it upwards so that it meets the paper bow part. You’re done! Be sure to watch the video for more information and remember to share the knowledge and love. Happy crafting and enjoy!

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If You Use Flushable Baby Wipes Read This Story. The Result Is Nasty!

Wet wipes, or per-moistened personal hygiene cloths, have become a widely used product in the last ten years. Sales in 2013 alone reached 20 billion wipes sold and are predicted to grow by approximately 6% every year for the next five years. Around half of all wipes sold are marketed under the “flushable” label and deemed safe for septic systems by their makers. Across America sewer lines and pumps are backing up and becoming clogged with these “flushable” wipes because in reality they are NOT safe to flush. Those labels are marketing hyperbole used to sell more wipes to more people and we are only beginning to see the negative effects it is having on sewer systems.

Toilette paper is made from tree pulp and is thus organic matter. Sewage treatment centers use a digestion system that helps with the breakdown of organic materials; basically poop, pee and toilette paper. That system, in combination with processes that absorb most toilette paper naturally along the way, had for a long time been enough to treat sewage waste. Until recently, when there came a huge uptick in the amount of wet wipes being flushed down the toilette.

The main problem with this is the fact that wipes are made from synthetic plastic based materials that cannot be broken down naturally in the same way that organic materials are. Since they cannot be broken down they must be removed and separated out, like a plastic bag would need to be if it were flushed down the loo. A lot of wipes are filtered out but many still end up clogging sewer pipes and waste intake machines.

That has translated into millions of dollars of repair work to septic systems which is passed along to the taxpayers and residents who use these pipes and wipes. Officials in many cities report numerous instances of sewage pumps routinely becoming clogged and needing to be replaced. The lesson of this story will hopefully be commonsense one day soon, do not flush wet wipes regardless of whether they are labeled flushable or not. Instead, please dispose of them in the trash, where they will end up anyways but without adding up to unnecessary, nasty, costly clogs.

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