How to draw butterflies simply

When it comes to drawing, the most difficult shapes are the ones with a lot of curves in them. Animals typically have a lot of curves, which makes them extraordinarily hard to draw, but there is one animal that is an exception: The butterfly. In this simple tutorial, Sea Lemon show us how simple it is to make realistic drawings of butterflies which can be used for decorations and much more!

Recycled plastic bag jelly fish

Do you, like most of us, have an ever-increasing pile of small transparent plastic bags? Too small and flimsy to be of practical use right? Wrong! Those bags can be used as an excellent DIY material! In this video from Barrett Sanders we get to see how easy it is to make cool jelly fishes out of them, but we bet you could find many other uses for those tiny bags if you just put your mind to it. What could you make?

 

Super easy paper flowers!

Who doesn’t like flower decorations? But how do you make them look realistic without an expertise in origami? Well thanx to happypuppytruffles you can now make super realistic paper flowers in many variations! Just use thin paper or even tissue paper and you could make gorgeous flower decorations super easy! We haven’t tried it, but are willing to bet that you could even use toilet paper to achieve the same gorgeous result! Preferably unused toilet paper though 😛

Making fake candy

Who doesn’t like candy, i ask you who?! Of-course, they are full of sugar and other unhealthy things, but now there is a solution: Fake candy!  Sure, it doesn’t taste as good, and could suffocate you if you try to eat it, but man, do they look great! In this excellent instructional video from simplekidscrafts you can learn how to make fake ornamental candy from ordinary objects like beads, colorful paper, tape, yarn, toothpicks and much more. This particular video shows how to make miniature candy for dolls, but you could easily scale it up. How about making a wrapped candy out of a bowling ball?!

Easy yarn flowers for decorations

Sometimes, techniques are the difference between complicated looking things and easy looking things. This is one of the easy crafts that gives a complicated look. Here, Jacy from Craft Life shows us how easy it is to make a flower ornament from any yarn by only using a rod, like a pen or a marker. Glue a button to it and it looks great! But we don’t want you to stop there! Why not try to apply this technique to tiny things, like toothpicks, or really big things like the stem of a great big oak tree! We truly think you will find thousands of cool experiments and design ideas with this simple technique!