Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tutorial - How to turn an old frame into a display

This is a display I made to show off some of my handmade hair clips.

I used an old frame I bought at a jumble sale for 20p. The frame was dark blue so I sanded it and painted it white and then sanded it again to give it the look you see in the photo. Then I took the back and used a nice wallpaper sample to cover the wood. The last step was to tie some elastic around the back part of the frame and mount everything back again.

This is what it looked like after assembly and before I put my hair clips on it.

For bigger displays use larger frames.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Plus a little something for Fall made by tmarie.

The painting is by Alfie

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Talented Members

Just a few of our members latest creations

Lisa: Wood Burning

Paula: Felt Gift Tags

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Halloween Swaps at Kool Crafts

Halloween Swaps

New Swap Below

Lots of swaps going on on Koolcrafts:

Here's a new, fun challenge, the Scrap It Challenge.

The aim is for a person to send his/her partner bits of scrap left over from other projects or bits and pieces that can be recycled/reused. The partner makes a card using the items received and the finished card is then sent back.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Kool Crafts Photographers

We have some great photographers on Kool Crafts. Some reside at Mother Earth (see side panel for the link). Here are some of the latest pictures: The unnamed one is by Alfie - 2008

A Taste of Photography

Sunday, August 3, 2008

These were made for me in a card swap. Just beautiful don't you think.

The first one is by tmarie who resides at the TinCat Forum (see the TinCat link)

The second one is a collage by Paula (see Paula's cards) at the side here.

Tea bag folding can become addictive and folding boxes can be like a drug you need to take at least once a day.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Some of the gift boxes

These were made after watching the video below, hope you also have fun making them:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Make a gift box using old Christmas Cards

Video Link:

Origami Gift Box

Don't forget to visit our Forum:

Kool Crafts and Arts

For Home made Rubber stamps below

You will need:
A Milk bottle top or any plastic top
Crafting Foam

You can either make a stencil by stamping out a shape in card and then drawing inside
the shape onto the crafting foam and then cut out the shape. Or just draw your own designs straight onto the foam.

Stick glue is fine for sticking the shapes onto the tops - if you want to wash them and use them over and over, a stronger waterproof glue is of course best. Happy Stamping:

Home Made Rubber Stamps

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Welcome to Kool Crafts and Arts Blog

Kool Crafts and Arts is a side kick for our Crafts forum. Hope in the future to update this with pictures and links of interest for crafters and Kool Craft forum members.

Kool Crafts and Arts