Several weeks ago, a distant relative got married and I helped a couple members of the family make a party for him and his wife. At my niece’s suggestion, I made 50 garnishing flags for the fruit cups we would be serving as appetizers. They could have also been used to decorate brownies, cupcakes or even large serving bowls of potato salad.
Here’s how to make your own garnishing flags:
Using Microsoft Paint or a similar program, shrink the picture of your choice to about 103 x 77 pixels. You don’t have be exact, but that size looked very nice on my project. Try to use a picture without too much detail or the reduced photograph will look much too crowded.
To shrink the photo, click resize>pixels. Uncheck the maintain aspect ratio box. Then enter the value 103 into the horizontal box and 77 into the vertical box. Click the okay button.
To do this, click select>select all>cut.
Then click resize and uncheck maintain aspect ratio box. Using the percentage option, change the horizontal box to 200. Leave the vertical box unchanged. Click the okay button.
Now click paste, to return the original image to the editing box. Left click your mouse and drag the image all the way to the right of the editing box.
Again click paste. This will return another original image to the editing box. You should now have two side by side copies of the original image.
Tip: If you need to create more than one flag, you’ll save a lot of time by crafting them production style. First do all your printing, then all the cutting, and finally, all the gluing.
Craft Link: DIY Photo Stands
I’m still working busily on my link clean-up spree. Today’s big project was this photo craft links page. Virtually everything on the page has been removed and replace with fresh new project ideas. Enjoy!
If you are fond of memory crafts, you will enjoy this set of lovely projects. None of the projects require special skills, so they are all easily doable. Enjoy them in your own home or you can give them away for personalized gifts.
Note: Though some projects are specifically grouped under the gift section, almost all of the projects fit that role.
Photo Display Ideas
- DIY Photo Block Tutorial
- Make A Photo Puzzle
- Rubber Stamps From Photos
- DIY Zoetrope Tutorial
- Personalized Coloring Books
Photo Transfer Ideas
- Photo Transfers To Glass
- Photo Transfer Mosaics
- Photo Transfers To Ceramics
- Transfer Photos To Wood
- DIY Photo Transfers To Fabric
Description : I found this cool tutorial on how to Make Your Own 3D Camera over at Photojojo.
Craft Link : Make Your Own 3D Camera For Cheap
Photo505 allows you to turn your favorite photos into fun digital compositions. It’s fast and super easy to use.
Here are some examples I created. Each one took less than a minute to make.
The adorable models are my kittens!!
Description: This Pinhole Hassleblad Camera From Paper is functional, not a paper model. I found the link over at No Tech Magazine. The philosophical point behind the camera is to show how we can satisfy our consumer desires, in low tech, inexpensive ways that don’t harm the environment or our pocketbooks.
Craft Link : Pinhole Hassleblad Camera From Paper
Description : Using nothing but a paintbrush and water, Make Digital Prints Look Like Paintings.
Craft Link : Make Digital Prints Look Like Paintingskeep looking »