Starstruck with straws, chopsticks, twist ties and candles

Chapter: DIY + techniques

There are always packs of unopened straws from Yakut and package drinks left behind in our fridge. Sometimes I use them as glue applicators or paint stirrers. But these days I’ve been giving them a little “star” treatment. And since then, chopsticks accumulated from takeouts and twist ties have also been recognised for their star […]

Galaxy of origami stars

Chapter: DIY + techniques

When my 5 yo goddaughter and I meet up, we love to hand each other our little handmade somethings. She would shower me with sweet girly drawings, scribblings, love notes, masks or a surprise “masterpiece”. Godma would usually make origami iconic symbols. A galaxy of stars made with coloured and patterned papers, a page from […]

A litter pups paper world

Chapter: DIY + techniques

This standing 2-part puppy with a tiny tail takes no time to whip up and yields adorable results. Its final expression is up to you to create. It’s good fun to make a litter of them to amuse kids or have kids make them themselves. For the black pups, I used Glossy Accents for their […]

Birthday candles letter making

Chapter: DIY + techniques

After realising how viable it is to stack birthday candles to construct a star, I decided to grab more to make a few linear letters. And this is how it went. Birthday candles stay lit for merely a few seconds before they are tossed out. Reuse those to form fun shapes and cap letters. SUPPLIES […]