Picture of Carleyy's Blog Round Up - July 26th

I am excited to present the third post in my Blog Round Up series!  May you be inspired to make your own crafts and share them with the world!

This week I'm broadcasting live from Siggraph 2010 in Los Angeles.  Siggraph is a special interest group for graphics and interactive techniques.  The coolest thing I've seen so far is a taste simulator that changes the taste of food through smell.  This could be a new form of interactive simulation.  I have seen the future!  Keep a check on my page for pictures and highlights of the conference.

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Step 1: Decorating Accents

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My roommate and I are in the accent stage of decorating our apartment.  We've got all the furniture, now we need to add those final touches.  Here are some decorating ideas for those home decor embellishments.

This is a cheap and easy way to decorate your walls with out the hassle of painting or installing wall paper. It is a string wall mural found on re-nest. There are so many different ways you can configure string on your wall using this technique!


Maybe you need something pretty to adorn your table or counter?  These chic bud vases are made out of light bulb.  Find similar crafts at unplggd.

Step 2: Paper Perfect - Crafts and Inspiration

Picture of Paper Perfect - Crafts and Inspiration

I've been researching paper art for my match in the instructables gift exchange.  At first all I could think of was origami and I don't think my paper folding skills are up to par.  In my searches I have found a whole variety of art and gifts that can be made with paper. 

While Origami is the art of paper folding, kirigami is the art of cutting paper. Check out these elaborate pop out creations.  Perfect for greeting cards, gifts, and decorations.  My personal favorite are the with wing series, most notedly the hummingbird.


Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya is known for her innovative and detailed paper illustrations.  These three dimensional paper wonders are impossible to ignore.  I am unable to chose just one image so I added a few that I find mesmerizing.

this realy cool carleyy.
Shippygirl4 years ago
Yulia's paper art includes some elements of paper quilling. There is a tutorial for a quilled butterfly on instructables. A tutorial of the style is available on craftastical.
Kryptonite4 years ago
I was doing an Instructable on how to make those amazing paper perfect pictures, but mine resulted in something not quite as good. It was a butterfly. A very cool butterfly. :D
ChrysN4 years ago
I love Yulia Brodskaya's creations, they look amazing.
westfw4 years ago
The light-bulb vase thing has appeared here on Instructables a couple of times: (and more!) (not quite so pretty as the one at your link...)
Carleyy (author)  westfw4 years ago
There are a lot of great re-purposed light bulb projects. I really enjoyed the form of this vase and the picture.
westfw4 years ago
Hmm. Cake decorating:
Kaelessin4 years ago
that lightbulb vase is very slick! very green of 'em