Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Crochet Fruit, Candle making, Origami

crochet banana
We have been trying a few different activities while at home such as crocheting fruits, making candles, and folding origami boxes. The books, Adorable Fruits and Vegetables to Crochet and Origami Boxes, inspired us to give these crafts a try!
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Adorable Fruits and Vegetables to Crochet: Delicious Decorations for Your Table is a fun book to have for all crochet enthusiasts in all skill levels. We can add some zest to our kitchen d├ęcor with these fun-to-make crocheted ornaments. This book with 24 appealing projects include a banana, complete with a crocheted "skin" that allows us to peel and remove the fruit; a full lemon and one that's cut in half; a pea pod, complete with little removable peas; and other charming fruits and vegetables. 
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Click on the image to see the instructions we followed to crochet the banana
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Each project features detailed instructions and is accompanied with colour photos of the finished item. There are suggestions for appropriate types of yarn, stuffing, and other materials as well as the best hooks, needles, and other tools; notes on assembly and finishing touches; and estimates for how long each project takes to complete (most can be crocheted in less than an hour). These cute little crocheted ornaments will make charming, unusual gifts for friends and family.

We tried our hand at making beeswax candle, check the below video. 
Origami Boxes is a fun book for crafters of all skill levels. It features eight unique, easy-to-make origami boxes of varying shapes and sizes, some boxes include how to fold lids. The book comes with 200 colourful sheets of two-sided, easy-to-remove origami paper so we can start folding right away. 
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This book is created by a team of contemporary origami masters and the models are accompanied with photos, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions.
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It would be beautiful to present handmade gifts and keepsakes in these origami boxes or to use them to keep handy items at home. 

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25 comments:

  1. I love the crochet banana because it's just really cute and really creative

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  2. Wow wish I could crochet as well as you!

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  3. I like to crochet but don't think I would have the patience to make the fruits but they are cute. Origami is something I would like to do more of.

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  4. The crochet fruits are very cute.

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  5. Oh my gosh, I need to get that crochet book for my oldest daughter, she'd love it!! She taught herself to crochet this past winter, and made scarves for our family and her friends. She loves fun projects and I know she'd absolutely be thrilled to crochet these adorable fruits!

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  6. Those fruits are very cute!

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  7. I really like the crochet book. So many original and fun ideas.

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  8. I've never thought of making my own candles before

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  9. The crochet banana is super cute, wish I could crochet!

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  10. I would love to learn to crochet.

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  11. So many creative things to make with crochet

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  12. It looks like the candle making would have been a fun and easy activity. I enjoyed the video.

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  13. I love the fruits and vegetables on the front of the crochet book;it's such a cute idea

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  14. I wish I had the patience to crochet!

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  15. These are really cool :) I think these would be great for hand eye coordination and also motivation to get the littles talking

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  16. I would love to make my own candles.
    Flroence Cochrane

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  17. I have successfully made dipped beeswax candles but my poured ones didn't burn so well. Thinking I used the wrong type of wick.

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  18. Such cute little crochet projects. These would make great baby toys

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  19. I really like the idea of making origami boxes to put gifts in.

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  20. The little berries are so cute.

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  21. We're a big fan of handmade gifts in our home. This crochet banana is adorable.

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  22. I think making origami boxes would be a great way to pass the time

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  23. I would like to try and make those beeswax candles.

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