Archive for January, 2013

Garland: Simply Valentine Style

Welcome to another 3D Challenge with Paper Craft Planet.  This week’s crafting, 3d199, is simple and sweet for Valentines.  It’s an old fashioned Garland.

You can cut out hearts by hand, with a paper punch or with a digital cutter.  I thread mine with kite string.

I’m not great with scissors, so I drew a quick svg for the digi cutter.  Here’s my SVG, you can download it here, or you can bring it out to cut it by hand.

It’s a quick, easy, craft that is a simple decoration to any home.

Simple & one of those crafts you do while watching tv in an evening.


Give it a go, and upload your project to Paper Craft Planet. Don’t forgot to tag your photo with 3d199, so everyone can see it.

Superbowl Party Prep

Happy New Year!  It’s time for a Tuesday 3D Challenge at Paper Craft Planet.  This week, 3d197, it’s January & that means Football!

Now, being Canadian, with the NHL strike, thankfully we still have minor league OHL as well as my boys house league hockey.  However, for the big leagues, there is still football.  January football is Playoffs, so lets start prepping for Superbowl parties.

We’re making the uprights to decorate a table.  I’ve seen many versions of goal posts & since I had these supplies around the house, I went with the PVC 1″ pipes version.

If you don’t have the PVC pipes around, just pop over to home depot & they’ll cut it for you … much more straight, that I could saw.  It’s under $5 worth of supplies.

I didn’t glue them together, they stick together quite well.

For the base, I used an upside down candle holder.  It’s pretty heavy … I made it years ago at a pottery class.

I had some left over yellow enamel paint from my painting a shield for son’s “Link: legend of Zelda” Halloween costume.

It only took 1 coat, I just made sure it went on fairly thick over the barcode stamps.

Now what is it missing … ah yes, pennant flags, bunting, whatever you want to call it.  I stayed up a little late at night to draw up some svgs & then cut them out … I’m not great with scissors so it was worth the 20 minutes in illustrator.

If you’d like a copy, here’s a jpg to print out or you can download svgs here as circles, triangles, & stars.

Ah yes, this is better …

Yes, I do know that the Pittsburgh Steelers did not make the playoffs, but we are still big fans here, so we’ll save this toque & bunting for next season!


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** Update 01-01-2013, 3pm ** I heard there are other football fans out there–who knew–for those who mentioned the Texans, here you go.

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