Have you ever painted a wood object and thought “This would look so cool if it had a pattern on it!”. Well, traditionally you would have to paint it by hand, stamp it or use some time-consuming and possibly expensive products to do so. But there is an easier way. Most of us have a printer at home, and most of them are inkjet printers. Here Steve Ramsey demonstrates how easy it is to transfer an inkjet printer output to a wood surface, and this techniques can easily be adapted to any absorbing surface. In this video Steve uses a photo, but any image will do. How about a baseball bat with a snake-skin pattern on it? Or empty toilet roll with the text “I’m pooped!” on it? This is just the kind of universally useful video tutorials that we at Crafters University like. Thank you so much Steve Ramsey!
As a promotion idea, we created a mini DIY projects that you can download, print out and fold into an awesome boomerang paper airplane! Why make a normal airplane that you have to run after every time you throw it, when you could make a plane that returns to you? Here what it will look like when it’s done:
In order to print this mini DIY project out, you need to download the following image files:
You can right-click on these links and choose “Save link as..” or simply click on them and when the image pops up, right-click on the image and choose “Save image as..”, either way works. Make sure that your computer or printer doesn’t shrink this images when it’s printed, or the plane will not work. The image is ment to reach all the way out to the papers edge, so no margins here. On a normal home printer, there will be a blank space around the edge of the paper, but don’t worry, we have designed it so it wont be noticeable.
You may have to experiment a little with your printer so that the two sides are correctly aligned, the flaps on the wing must be located towards the same edge on both sides. Good luck!
A special thanks to Adrian Lopez who have has made many video tutorials on how to fold paper airplanes. We tried many different “boomerang plane” designs, but ended up choosing Adrian Lopez‘s design because it is easy to fold, and works great! The fact that Adrian Lopez makes very intuitive video tutorials that is easy to follow was just icing on the cake. Check out his channel on YouTube, or check out his specific tutorial on how to fold this “Boomerang airplane”.
Proud of being a geek? Worried people doesn’t notice your geekiness? Well look no further, Crafters University has the solution for you! With this handy-dandy pocket protector, you can have a clean and organized breast pocket, but also let everybody know that you are a supergeek! It’s easy to make and best of all, its FREE! So what are you waiting for, download the template here, print it out, cut it, fold it, tape or glue it and your done! No one will ever mistake you for a jock again, we promise!
We’ve just created our very own banner for all of you! You can use this as a link to us from another webpage, or why not print it out on stickers and put it up in your workshop? How about a nice shirt with this image on the back? You are free to do what every you want with this, as long as it is legal. That means that you can’t use this to slander Crafters University or any of our members. But why would you, we are great! And now you can show that fact by using the Crafters University banner!
In order to download this banner to your computer, all you have to do is right-click it at then click “Save image as”. We hope that you will find many new creative ways of using our banner, and if you do, we would love to see pictures!