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SUPPORTING ACTS

Written by sidlook. Posted in Handmade

MATERIALS
  • 1 piece heavy gauge rock screen; mine is 15 × 54 inches with a 3-inch grid
  •  2 heavy-duty 4-inch hex bolts, ½-inch diameter
INSTRUCTIONS SUPPORTING ACTS

1. Position trellis. Measure rock screen grid and determine spacing for bolts so the top of your trellis hangs level and with its weight evenly distributed. Drill pilot holes for bolts 8 to 10 inches apart. Using wrench, tighten bolts, securely anchoring them 2 inches into the supporting beam with the remaining 2 inches and head of each bolt sticking out.

THE GROUND FLOOR

Written by sidlook. Posted in Handmade

MATERIALS
  • Plastic edging material, stones, or recycled concrete
  • Gravel
  • 5 to 7 irregularly shaped bluestone pavers
  • 2 (10-inch) rebar stakes (optional)
  • Scotch moss (Sagina subulata)
TOOLS & OTHER SUPPLIES
  • Shovel
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Fixed metal rake
  • Tamper
  • Small trowel
  • Rubber mallet

DUCKS

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

duckThis is a traditional model that I’ve varied a bit. 1. Start with a kite base and turn the paper over. 2. Fold in half from left to right. 3. Rotate the paper clockwise. Fold the narrow point to match the dotted lines. Crease firmly and unfold.

BOW NAPKIN RING

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

FIGBelieve it or not, you can make this fancy napkin ring with just one piece of paper (and a little tape). These make lovely touches for a formal setting but also look great with paper napkins for an outdoor luncheon or picnic.

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1. Make a square base starting with the right side up (see page 8). Refer to Fig. 1.

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2. Make a firm crease according to the dotted line in Fig. 2. Press down on the top point and slightly open the flaps.

SWEET LOLLIPOP HEART COVER

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

FIGEven the humble lollipop looks extra-special wit19. th a simple folded heart cover. Put one heart on each lollipop and give them out as party favors. Or cluster them in vases or mason jars to adorn a dessert table. Flat lollipops fit best into these sweet pouches.

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1. Crease according to the dotted lines in Fig. 1.

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2. Fold the bottom of the paper up to the center. Refer to Fig. 2.

PINWHEEL CUPCAKE TOPPERS

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

FIGThis playful topper brings a touch of whimsy to any occasion. Plus, it spins with just the tap of a finger!

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1. Start with a 3-in/7.5-cm square. Crease according to the dotted lines in Fig. 1.

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2. Fold the left and right sides to meet in the center according to Fig. 2.

BOAT CHOPSTICK REST

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

fIGFor an unexpected touch, create an entire fleet of tiny boats to use as chopstick rests. They’re easy to make and sure to bring smiles.

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1. Start with a paper cut to 3 by 2½ in/7.5 by 6.5 cm. Fold it in half, according to the dotted line in Fig. 1.

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2. Crease the paper down the center according to the dotted line in Fig. 2.

BIRD PLACE-CARD HOLDER

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

fIGMark your guests’ seats with these stylish, standing messenger birds. Or, for a more casual occasion, arrange the birds as buffet labels. Choose a contrasting color for the place cards, and label each one using your best handwriting.

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FIG. 11. Crease according to the dotted line in Fig. 1.

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FIG. 22. Fold the left and right sides to the center, according to the dotted lines in Fig. 2.

ORIGAMI DESIGN

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

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Background

• Origami: Japanese paper-folding. • Traditional form: Decorative abstract shapes & child’s craft

• Modern extension: a form of sculpture in which the primary  means of creating the form consists of folding

• Most common version: a figure folded from one sheet of paper,usually a square, with no cuts.