Category Archives: DIY

A Possible Fan/Book

The title says “Possible” because I successfully made a fan/book that met my requirements this week, but I think it is only a solution and not necessarily the solution. I have continued working with the basic format that I showed … Continue reading

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Almost, but not really.

Sometimes things don’t happen according to plan. July 7th is the official birthday of this blog. (Five years, thank you.) It is also the earliest date on which Tanabata —the Star Festival— is celebrated in Japan. Normally I post a … Continue reading

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How To Make A Paper Mini Turbine

This weekend marks what I think of as the real start of summer. School is out and people have a little more free time with national holidays, civic holidays, and vacations. It seems like a good time for another DIY … Continue reading

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How to make a Magic Wallet

The idea for today’s post came to me when I noticed that this month’s challenge theme for #areyoubookenough is Memory. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to combine a magic wallet and a favourite quotation. A Magic Wallet is really … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, in North America at least, pretty much everyone is a little bit Irish today. Since I am still not talking about my current project, here’s a DIY St. Patrick’s Day card you can make. Start … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2019

In an attempt to give you a little lead time, I am posting this year’s DIY Valentine today. The structure is a pop-up that looks impressive and complex, but is quite easy to make.

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A Paper Toy for Hallowe’en

The Paper Toy exhibition has opened in Montréal (you can see some images taken during the set-up here) and Hallowe’en is coming so, in celebration of both things, I have designed a paper toy for you to make.

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Sunday Mini Book Four

This week’s mini book —another one-page book— requires a little bit of preamble. I first met Dennis Anderson at a Tai Chi class in 1990: I had taken up Tai Chi after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Dennis joined … Continue reading

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Sunday Mini Book Three

It’s time for another mini DIY artist’s book. Today’s comes from Ginger Burrell.

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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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