Being the mom of a toddler doesn't let me sit for extended periods of time, so I have to pick and choose DIY crafts
that are not so mind intensive that I get lost in them and end up totally ignoring my child. I know that will end when she goes to preschool, and I can focus on more intricate projects.
One of the first on my list for that time will be this paper cutting tutorial
. I am decent at drawing, and pretty good at sitting for a long time, when necessary. The fact is, Heather makes it very easy to fall in love with her artwork
, so her "cut tut" should definitely be added to everyone's crafting "to do" list.
Heather gives instructions detailing her drawing of the design onto thin white paper, used sticky tape
to adhere the white paper
to a piece of black construction paper,and then sat for hours cutting out the intricate design.
This project takes extreme patience and some seriously steady hands, both of which I don't really have right now. If you happen to have that patience and steady hand, I'm sure your not so crafty friends will be amazed to receive your gorgeous gift.
[via Whip Up