Sunday, September 28, 2014

No Loom Rainbow Loom Tutorial Series

I've been working on my YouTube channel a lot more lately.  If you are subscribed to my channel you will see that I've been uploading videos almost every other day.  My YouTube channel is more catered towards kids toys and crafts, so if you love things like rainbow looms, Play Doh and origami be sure to subscribe.  I'm starting a new series on my channel for Rainbow Loom bracelets without a loom in response to some requests that I've been getting.  Below is a round up of new tutorial videos I posted for bracelets and charms made without a Rainbow Loom.  Remember to subscribe to my YouTube and follow me on Instagram if you want to see my latest tutorials.

Original Rainbow Loom Round Up Post HERE.

Easy Knotted Fishtail without Loom

Double Inverted Fishtail without loom

Flower or Snowflake Frozen inspired charms (No Loom, No Hooks)

Double Heart No Loom

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rainbow Loom Video Tutorial Roundup

I've made a bunch of Rainbow Loom tutorials on my YouTube channel.   These rubber band bracelets can be pretty addicting to make, and also a great craft for kids.  My three year old (now four) was able to make the fishtail with no problems.  The rainbow loom may say ages 8 and up, but a 3 year old could do the simple patterns.  It was great to see Avery practice her fine motor skills while making these bracelets.

Looms and ruberbands can be purchased here,
Here is just a round up of all my rainbow loom video tutorials.  Youtube has been flagging some of my videos as adult content and hiding them in safety mode, which has been super frustrating.  If you can't see any of the videos you have to turn off safety mode on the bottom of the YouTube page.  I've tried to get this resolved in the google products forum, but haven't had any luck yet.  Any of you readers have any ideas (other than deleting and reuploading the video) please let me know!

More new tutorials listed HERE.

Fishtail bracelet with no loom

 Inverted fishtail no loom

Variation Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet

New Pattern Staircase Rainbow Bracelet

Double Inverted Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet

Quad Single Bow Rainbow Bracelet

Four Pin Fishtail Rainbow Bracelet

Quadurple single (one loom)Rainbow Bracelet

How to extend rainbow loom bracelet with just one loom

Double sided Rainbow Bracelet

Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY Washi Tape Card Ideas

I made a bunch of cards last year and never got around to posting them.  Greeting cards are so fun and easy to make, I usually make stacks of them for every occasion.  It seems like I'm always going to a birthday party, baby shower, graduation, or wedding.   This set of cards I made used washi tape. Washi tape is great because it's inexpensive, cute and not messy.  For those of you that aren't familiar with washi tape, it's a paper tape, similar to painters blue tape but thinner with super cute designs. You can purchase washi tape here or at any craft store.   I did emboss the wording, (embossing can be messy), but you can write it or stamp it instead.

My collection of washi tape.  The red polka dot one is my favorite.
This one is a birthday card so I am making candles with the tape
For the flames I cut double sided tape into the shape of flames.
Stick the tape on and add glitter.  You could also just use glue. 
Stamp or write the words and you are done.
The second set of cards I made use bakers twine.  Bakers twine is another inexpensive cute craft tool.  Using this in any craft project automatically makes it cute!
Stick the tape around the twine.
Trim the tape into bunting shape.
Sew the twine onto the card.  I tied a knot in the other end.  You could also just use glue.
Again stamp with your words ant easy peasy diy birthday cards.  The bunting could also be used for other occasions like graduation, baby showers, bridal showers, or any celebratory event.  Just mix up the colors of the bunting for the occasion, for example a Halloween card can have black and orange washi tape. 

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