Patricia G. Ducray

town: Maurice
Joined 15 November 2013

  1. Boites pour cadeaux

    Date August 04, 2015
  2. Bricolage
    Cute Floral Arrangement
    Firstly you need a smaller vase, which you will place inside a jar. Then cut some lemons and oranges (fruits that will not get blackened) and place them on the walls of the jar. These fruits will stick there naturally, so you don’t need to use glue or any adhesive. Arrange the fruits on the walls of the jar the way you like it. The last step is to create your own floral arrangement and then just place it in the vase and inside the jar. And that is all, plain and simple, your own little flower-fruit arrangement that will brighten your room.

    Date July 23, 2015
  3. Bricolage
    Creative and Colorful Balloon Bud Vases
    – balloons
    – shot glasses, votive holders, small glasses
    – scissors
    – flowers!

    First, blow up your balloon and pull it to stretch it out. Let it deflate and cut off about 1 inch of the end of the balloon (the end that you would tie). Stretch the remaining balloon over your glass and keep pulling it over. Get the bottom of the balloon all the way over the top, while that end you cut, turns into a perfect opening for a flower or two.

    Date July 23, 2015
  4. Plant Holders
    Take an old cloth soak in cement water, drape over a stand and leave in the sun to dry. Paint and you have beautiful plant holders.

    Date May 31, 2014
  5. Bricolage
    Colorful Skeleton Leaves
    To make colorful skeleton leaves, you will need:
    -baking soda
    -food dye
    -paper towel
    Boil the leaves in water with baking soda (recommend one teaspoon of baking soda in 1 liter of water), gently brush away the pulp and then dye them. Wait until they are completely dry and here you go! Delicate skeleton leaves make wonderful accents to your favors. You can use them for gift wrapping, cards, bookmarks, crafts and decoration.

    Date May 03, 2014
  6. Bricolage
    Cinnamon candles

    Date February 14, 2014
  7. Take your first towel and line it up against your pillow. Trim the towel so that it is the same width but with a small allowance, 1/2" or so each side (you can trim it further at a later stage, if needed) - as your pillow, and then put that towel to the side.

    Take your second towel and wrap it around your pillow, with the wrong side out. Pin it down one side, against the pillow, and trim the other side allowing for a 1/4" hem. Leave some excess towel along the bottom of the pillow. You'll use this fabric to attach the two towels later. Remove your pillow and stitch down the side that you have pinned. Hold onto any toweling that you have trimmed off, as you will use these pieces to make the handles for your tote.

    Turn your pillow sleeve right side out and place your pillow inside it once again. Pin along the length of your pillow and also leave a pin where your pillow ends and the hem will be.

    Pin marks where pillow ends and hem will be (envelope opening).

    Remove your pillow again, and sew where you have pinned - up until your marker. With the towel wrong side out once again, fold the edges of your pillow sleeve opening and sew a basic hem. Right side out again, you now have a home for your pillow!

    Take both pieces of towel and piece them together, short side to short side. The pillow sleeve piece will have two layers of towel with adequate room for you to attach it to the other towel. It is your choice whether you want to slide the other towel between these two pieces before sewing them together, or just bang them together and sew. The result will look much the same regardless.

    To make this item nice and strong, I made two seams. One just below where the pillow slides in, with both pieces of Towel 2 backed by Towel 1. I then stitched another seam just above the edge of Towel 2. You basically just want both pieces stitched together as strong as possible.

    Now for the edging! I used six pieces of Layer Cake from the 'Oh Deer' collection by MoMo. I stitched all six pieces together with a 1/4" hem.

    Then I folded the strip in half, width-wise, and cut it straight down the middle, leaving me with two matching pieces of edging.

    I folded these in half again and ironed them this time. I then folded each edge another 1/4" and ironed those edges down, leaving me with two pieces of binding, perfect!

    Depending on the size (length) of your towel, you should end up with two pieces of binding long enough to add to each side of your towel tote. This time I chose not to add edging to the pillow itself, as I wanted the opening, but the choice is up to you. All you need to do now is pin your binding to each side of your towel tote and topstitch it.

    So now you slip your pillow in, and roll up your towel tote so that you can decide where want the pockets and handles to go. Mark out those spots with pins, and leave the towel tote where it is. Time to make those pockets and handles!

    Choose another two or more (depending on how many pockets you would like) pieces of fabric, and hem along the top of each piece that you are going to use. Fold (and iron if you desire) the edges in and top stitch the sides and the bottom of each pocket to your tote, in the spaces you have marked with pins.

    Now take some of those pieces of towel that you trimmed off the second towel to make the pillow case. The size you make the handles will depend on how much towel you have, and what size you want them. The two pieces I cut to make handles with were 78cm long and 15cm wide. Stitch them together with a 1/4" allowance, and turn them right side out. Then pin them where you would like them on your tote, and make sure that they are aligned.

    Because you are sewing through so much towel at once, you will have to work slowly to attach those handles. You will also want to make sure they are as sturdy as possible.

    Once your handles are on just choose your method for closing your bag. This time I chose buttons, and a piece of cord that matched my towels to make loops.

    Date February 08, 2014
  8. Bricolage

    Date February 08, 2014
  9. Weave a Plastic Bottle Basket

    Date December 08, 2013
  10. Bricolage

    Date December 01, 2013
  11. Bricolage
    Christmas idea... Ho Ho Ho ..

    Date November 28, 2013
  12. Pine Cone Christmas Tree

    Date November 28, 2013
  13. Floating candles

    Date November 28, 2013
  14. Bricolage
    Lego Key Hanger

    Date November 25, 2013
  15. Bricolage
    Leaf Painting

    Date November 24, 2013
  16. Brush organizer out of sushi mat
    To make the organizer, sushi mat and an elastic are needed.
    Wrap the elastic around first couple sticks.
    Secure it with several stitches.
    Then, start to weave the elastic around the sticks making small and big holders for the brushes.
    Finish them to the end and again wrap the elastic around couple of sticks and secure it.

    Date November 24, 2013
  17. Bricolage

    Date November 24, 2013
  18. Scarves holder made of a hanger and shower curtain rings
    Wrap tape around two or three times, to secure. And just make sure to feed scarves through, and not to pull them down, and the tape will stay.

    Date November 24, 2013
  19. Bricolage

    Date November 24, 2013
  20. Bricolage
    Towel bags

    Date November 24, 2013
  21. Bricolage
    Felt Xmas ornaments

    Date November 24, 2013
  22. Bricolage
    Buttons napkins

    Date November 24, 2013
  23. Bricolage
    Napkin trees

    Date November 24, 2013
  24. Bricolage
    Leaves table runner

    Date November 24, 2013
  25. Bricolage
    Gift cones

    Date November 24, 2013
  26. Bricolage
    Ribbon decoration

    Date November 24, 2013
  27. Bricolage
    Candy cones

    Date November 24, 2013
  28. Bricolage
    Candy place cards

    Date November 24, 2013
  29. Bricolage
    Can buttelflies

    Date November 24, 2013
  30. Bricolage
    Jewel stand

    Date November 24, 2013
  31. Bricolage
    Cucumber tree

    Date November 24, 2013
  32. Bricolage
    Buttons belt

    Date November 24, 2013
  33. Bricolage
    Wedding glasses

    Date November 24, 2013
  34. Bricolage
    Wheel table

    Date November 24, 2013
  35. Bricolage
    Pouf with bottles

    Date November 24, 2013
  36. Bricolage
    Easter rabbit

    Date November 24, 2013
  37. Bricolage
    Towel cans

    Date November 24, 2013
  38. Bricolage
    Bricks planter

    Date November 24, 2013
  39. Bricolage
    Air-tight plastic bags

    Date November 24, 2013
  40. Bricolage
    Dress out of scarfs

    Date November 24, 2013
  41. Bricolage
    Towel baskets

    Date November 24, 2013
  42. Bricolage
    Earrings tree

    Date November 24, 2013
  43. Bricolage
    Fruits Xmas tree

    Date November 24, 2013
  44. Bricolage
    Candle holders with wine glasses

    Date November 24, 2013
  45. Bricolage
    Table runner

    Date November 24, 2013
  46. Bricolage
    Button cards

    Date November 24, 2013
  47. Bricolage
    Here is what you will need to make a vase or candle holder out of old bottles:
    -old glass bottles
    -nail polish remover
    -cotton strong (I used the green yarn pictured below)
    -a lighter or matches
    -a sink full of cold water
    -sand paper

    -Wrap the cotton yarn around your bottle 5-6 times, tie and cut ends.
    -slide yarn off of the bottle
    -dip in nail polish remover
    -slide the wet yarn back onto the bottle—NOTE—the bottle will be cut at whatever angle you have the yarn at, so if you are interested in doing a sideways cut just adjust your yarn
    -light on fire ****please please be careful****
    -only the wet yarn will be lit on fire and the flame is very well controlled
    -rotate bottle in circles as the yarn is on fire for about 20 seconds so that all parts of the bottle warm evenly
    -submerge in cold water and watch the bottle parts separate
    -use sand paper to smooth rough edges

    Date November 16, 2013

    1. Plastics in various sizes for outside mold. They can be storage containers, deli containers, or juice jugs
    2. Yogurt cups for inside mold
    3.Non-stick cooking spray
    4. Plastic sheeting
    5. Rapid set cement mix from home improvement store (I recommend the 55 lb. bag over the 10 lb. box if you want to do more than just a few small tea light candleholders.)
    6. Plastic bucket for mixing
    7. Stir stick (pick up a free one in the paint department)
    8. Measuring cup
    9. Sanding pad
    10. Latex gloves
    11. Outdoor ‘Patio Paint’ in colors of choice

    Step One: Clean and dry your plastic molds and yogurt cups. Spray the inside of your plastic mold with a thin coat of cooking spray. The cooking spray isn’t absolutely essential, but it does help ease your plastic away from the cement when you pop it out of the molds.

    Step Two: Lay down plastic sheeting on your workspace, and put on your latex gloves – cement is irritating and very drying to your hands.

    Step Three: Mix your cement with 4 parts cement powder and 1 part water as directed on the bag. It should be similar to the consistency of cake mix.

    Step Four: Working quickly, pour your cement into your plastic mold, and set your yogurt cups inside. Use some pebbles or small rocks to weigh your yogurt cups down, because they tend to want to rise up out of the cement.

    Make sure your plastic mold is on a level surface. Gently tap your candle mold about a dozen times to bring any bubbles to the surface.

    Step Five: If your rapid set mix will solidify in 15 minutes, then let your mold sit for approximately 10 minutes, and gently twist your yogurt cups inside the mold to ease in their removal. After the full 15 minutes, remove the yogurt cups. When you can feel the outside cement is very warm inside its plastic mold, and when it starts to form some condensation, pop it out of the mold. Do this just before it is permanently set. It’s about a 2 minute window, so stay by your project.

    Note: Your plastic storage containers are completely reusable after this project – be sure to rinse any cement residue out of your mold right away. But don’t rinse it down your indoor plumbing – after all, it is cement.

    Step Six: Take your sanding pad and gently rub away any rough edges on the surface and sides.

    Step Seven: Allow cement candleholders to fully set approximately 12 to 24 hours.

    Step Eight: If you want a painted surface, then apply several coats of outdoor ‘Patio Paint’ to your candleholders. Allow to dry between coats.

    You can add some decorative rocks between Step Four and Step Five to create a more rugged looking candleholder. You could also use shells, mosaics, whatever you like.

    Date November 16, 2013
  49. Bricolage
    Plastic Bottles Into Snowflake Ornaments

    Date November 16, 2013
  50. Bricolage
    Gift Box

    Date November 16, 2013
  51. Bricolage
    Flower Pot out of Plastic bottle and CD

    Date November 15, 2013