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Dengan memanfaatkan kain perca (potongan2 kain) yang mudah didapat dan relatif murah, dapat dihasilkan aneka kreasi yang cantik dan bermanfaat. Cara membuatnyapun tidak sulit, selain itu untuk mempermudah anda dalam belajar, saya juga akan menampilkan foto2 yang mendukung. Sehingga mempermudah anda dalam proses membuatnya. Nah..menarik bukan..? Ayo ibu2, mbak2 dan para remaja putri, mari berkreasi...! Siapa tau anda bisa menjadikan keahlian ini sebagai sumber penghasilan. Asyik kan...? Nah selamat mencoba, semoga berhasil...!

Bahan dasar dan alat2 : * Kain katun * Penggaris, gunting, meteran, benang, jarum pentul, jarum jahit * Kain viselin (kain keras berperekat bila di setrika) * Busa Angin * Velcrow (perekat) * Biku-biku (renda) * Mesin Jahit Cara Membuat : * Gunting 4 macam kain katun motif ukuran 20x20 cm sebanyak 8 lembar (masing-masing motif 2 lembar), gunting busa angin ukuran 40x40, 2 lembar, gunting biku2 spanjang 40 cm sebanyak 4 helai. * Sambung kain katun dengan dijahit mesin. Buat 2x (2 lembar)

* Pasang biku-biku (renda) di jahitan sambungan. Buat 2 x

* Pasang busa angin sebagai lapisan. Buat 2x

* Satukan 2 lembar katun yang sudah dipasang busa tadi dengandijahit mesin. Bagian atas jangn dijahit, untuk pasang resluiting. * Pasang resluiting di atasnya.

Variasi Clay Tepung
Membuat Gantungan Kunci

Kerajinan tangan dari bahan tepung maizena dapat dibuat pernak-pernik kerajinan unik seperti : tempat lilin, hiasan dinding, kotak pensil, pigura, lukisan yang sangat menarik, gantungan kunci dll.. Bila ditekuni menjadi sebuah bisnis sampingan/ home industry bisa menghasilkan omzet jutaan rupiah. Untuk modelnya bisa meniru dari model yang terbuat dari bahan clay. yang sudah beredar dipasaran.

bisa dibuat asumsi omzet penjualan sbb:
1 buah gantungan kunci bisa dijual dengan harga, 5 br, celengan 15 rb ~ 25 rb, kotak pensil 10 rb ~ 15 rb, hiasan sendok 30 rb, tempat lilin 35 rb, hiasan dinding 60 rb, hiasan nama dengan piguran 150 rb dll ,, nah bisa anda hitung sendiri berapa omzetnya jika bisa menjual sampe beberapa pcs...nah untuk promosi usahanya bisa dengan mengikuti pameran/ bazar atau dengan menyebar brosur-brosur ke lingkungan dekat rumah kita atau khalayak ramai..

Untuk membuat hiasan dinding berikut bahan bahannya :

Bahan baku :
1.Tepung maizena curah, 400 gr
2.Lem fox 200 gr
3.Air dan minyak goreng secukupnya

Bahan penunjang :
1.Kertas karton
2.Pewarna makanan ( merk grave dll )

Alat kerja : * Pisau kecil, seruatn buah, cetakan kue, Plastik untuk alas mencetak, gunting dll
Langkah-langkah pembuatan Kerajinan tangan: * Campurkan Lem dan teung ke dalam wadah/toples kemudian tambahkan air dan minyak sedikit demi sedikit sambil diremas remas menggunakan tangan sampai adonan pulen. * Ambil adonan sebesar ibu jari sebesar ibu jarikelingking bentuk bulat bulat sebanyak 400 buah dan keringkan.. sambil menunggu kering buat juga dengan bentuk model lainnya.. dan jangan lupa kasih warna yang menarik untuk model model hiasannya.setelah terkumul model nya satukan dengan lem fox pada bidang untuk hiasan dinding. Untuk hasil yang maksimal sebaiknya jangan lakukan pengerimngan menggunakan oven. * Alangkah baiknya jika proses pengeringan dengan menggunakan panas matahari.Untuk efektifnya pengeringan dilakukan selama 1 hari. ( tergantung mendung/ panas )
Nah setelah kering benar artinya hiasan dinding sudah jadi.dan .bisa di koleksi sendiri maupun dijual untuk bisnis sampingan anda.

Daur Ulang Kertas Bekas Kertas Baru dari Kertas Bekas

Kertas merupakan bahan yang tipis dan rata, yang dihasilkan dengan kompresi serat yang berasal dari pulp. Peluang kerajinan tangan dari kertas daur ulang ini menarik karena dapat dilakukan oleh siapa saja dan membutuhkan modal yang kecil. Anda dapat menggunakan alat-alat yang ada disekitar Anda.
Pemanfaatan sampah kertas ini dapat dilakukan untuk mengisi waktu luang. Proses kerajinan tangan ini pun tidak membutuhkan waktu yang lama dan menggunakan bahan-bahan disekitar kita. Pemanfaatan sampah kertas ini juga salah satu bentuk dukungan untuk mengurangi sampah di dunia. Kertas daur ulang yang terbuat dari kertas koran akan menghasilkan warna abu-abu sehingga Anda harus menambahkan pewarna sesuai dengan keinginan Anda.

Alat yang dibutuhkan :
1. Blender atau Lumpang
2. Screen berkasa=cetakan
3. Screen tanpa kasa
4. Baskom
5. Busa
6. Kain bekas

Bahan :
1. Kertas atau Koran bekas (kertas tidak boleh mengandung plastic seperti kertas kalender atau kertas pembungkus makanan)
2. Pewarna alami: kunyit, pandan, daun jati, dsb
3. Batang/kelopak bunga yang kering

Cara pembuatan kerajinan tangan: * Kertas bekas disobek atau digunting-gunting kecil * Semua bahan ditempatkan disuatu tempat/ember dan direndam selama ± 2 hari. Kalau ingin cepat bisa juga direbus selama 1 sampai 2 jam, untuk membersihkan dari tinta dan bahan pengganggu lainnya. Sisa airnya jangan di buang di sembarang tempat karena mengandung tinta yang dapat menggangu makhluk hidup disekitarnya * Kemudian kertas tersebut dihancurkan dengan menggunakan blender * Masukkan bubur kertas ke dalam baskom yang telah diisi air bersih (tiap 250 gr bubur kertas membutuhkan 5 liter air bersih). Kebutuhan air bisa disesuaikan, tergantung dari ketebalan kertas yang diinginkan. * Untuk mempercantik diberi bahan pewarna alami, misalnya pandan, kunyit dll. Bubur dalam baskom dicampur dengan pewarna tadi, kemudian diaduk. * Cetakan dan screen (screen bagian atas)dimasukkan ke dalam bak yang sudah tercampur dengan bubur kertas, masukkan secara merata. * Angkat cetakan dari dalam baskom atau bak * Siapkan kain yang lebar, sebaiknya kain yang bisa menyerap air. * Angkat screen, dan letakkan cetakan yang diatasnya sudah ada bubur kertas, hilangkan airnya dengan busa. * Setelah csreen tidak lagi mengandung air, screen kemudian diangkat. Kemudian dikeringkan jangan terkena sinar matahari langsung karena akan mempengaruhi warna kertas, cukup diangin-anginkan saja. Setelah itu dapat disetrika agar permukaannya halus * Kertas bisa dipergunakan untuk kartu atau souvenir lainnya, dan bisa juga digunakan untuk menulis.

Memanfaatkan Botol Bekas
Tempat Pensil dari Botol Bekas

Alat dan Bahan:

1) Lem kayu
2) Manik-manik atau pasir putih
3) Gunting
4) Hiasan tambahan seperti daun kering, biji-bijian, atau kertas berwarna-warni.
5) Botol bekas

Cara membuat: * Potong botol plastik menggunakan gunting sesuai bentuk yang diinginkan. Untuk gulungan tisu, tutup salah satu sisinya yang berlubang dengan karton. * Olesi seluruh permukaannya dengan lem. Tempelkan pasir atau manik-manik di permukaannya. * Tambahkan hiasan seperti guntingan kertas, daun, biji-bijian, atau bunga kering. Wadah ini bisa dipakai sebagai tempat pensil atau vas.

Kreasi Kertas Jagung
Bunga Mawar dari Kertas Jagung Kali ini saya mencoba membuat bunga dari kertas krep, itu loh kertas yang biasanya sering digunakan untuk menghias pesta ultah anak-anak, bahannya mudah diperoleh dan warnanya variatif dan juga mudah dibentuk. Dan bahan-bahan lainnya adalah lem kertas, pita kertas (biasanya untuk membalut batang), alat bantu untuk membentuk kelopak (di sini saya gunakan pen untuk memijat jerawat tetapi boleh juga menggunakan pen alat merajut benang wol atau apa saja yang bentuknya seperti gambar di bawah), kawat untuk batang, dan kertas karton berwarna hijau untuk kelopak. Ini dia gambar bahan dan cara membuatnya.

Alat dan bahan yang digunakan

Buatlah pola seperti gambar di atas, bentuknya seperti daun hati (kiri) dan daun biasa (sebelah kanan). Kelopak yang berbentuk daun hati digunakan untuk bagian luar dan kelopak daun biasa untuk bagian dalam bunga.

Guntinglah masing-masing bentuk sekaligus berlapis agar bentuk lebih seragam

Tarik dengan kedua tangan dengan hati-hati dan pelan-pelan agar tidak sobek bagian tengahnya

Masing-masing ujung atas kelopak dibentuk keriting dengan menggunakan alat pen.

Beri lem kertas pada ujung bagian bawah kelopak

Siapkan kawat batang (saya gunakan kawat bulu), tempelkan kelopak yang sudah diberi lem tadi, tekan-tekan sedikit saja kelopak agar melekat ke batang dengan erat

Lakukan pada semua kelopak dalam terlebih dahulu hingga habis lalu lanjutkan kelopak luar, atur sedemikian rupa sehingga bentuk menyerupai mawar aslinya

Bungkus pangkal batang hingga bawah dengan pita kertas krep

Buat mahkota bunga dari kertas berwarna hijau daun, pertama buat kertas bundar seperti di atas lalu lipat hingga tiga bagian

Gunting seperti bentuk diatas dan buat lubang ditengahnya

Beri lem pada bagian mahkota bunga yang menempel pada kelopak dan letakkan tepat di bawah kelopak

rilala...trilili... sudah jadi... mirip dengan bunga mawar asli kan?

Kerajinan Tangan dari Sedotan
Cara membuat Bunga dari Sedotan
Hai.. sekarang saya akan mengulas tentang cara membuat bunga dari sedotan. Barang yang murah ini ternyata juga bisa menghasilkan barang yang menarik loh..
Ada 2 cara untuk membuat Bunga dari Sedotan:
1. Di susun bertumpuk, misalnya mawar, tulip, anggrek, bunga lili, bunga terompet dan bunga bunga kecil, contoh di web ini misalnya bunga sakura.
2. Di jahit dengan kawat, biasanya bunga-bunga sedang dan besar, misalnya krisan, teratai dll.

Pertama-tama untuk menentukan besarnya bunga yang akan di buat, maka sedotannya harus di gunting menjadi beberapa bagian, yang umum adalah: 1 sedotan dibagi menjadi: 3, 4, 5 (4,7 cm), 6 dan 8 bagian yang sama besar.

Pada waktu menggunting (kecuali menjadi 5 bagian), tidak usah di ukur, tapi di lipat saja lalu di gunting lalu di ratakan menjadi sama besar. Sebelum menggunting, sedotannya di pipihkan atau di gepeng kan dulu dengan gunting, caranya dengan menggesek kuat gunting ke sedotan dari ujung ke ujung (he..he..bahasaku ancur boo, bingung nulisnya..).
Gunanya supaya waktu melipatnya menjadi lebih mudah dan hasil guntingan lebih rapi.
Sedotan yang di gunting menjadi 3 bagian, tidak usah di ukur, tapi cukup di lipat saja menjadi 3 bagian yang sama besar lalu di gunting.

Sedotan yang di gunting menjadi 4 bagian, dengan cara melipat 2 sedotan, lalu di gunting dan masing-masing potongannya di lipat lagi menjadi 2 bagian sama besar dan gunting lagi.

Jika ingin membagi sedotan menjadi 5 bagian, saya ukur memakai penggaris dan 1 potongannya di ukur kira-kira 4,7 cm panjangnya.

Sedotan yang di bagi menjadi 6 bagian, pertama-tama lipat 2 sedotan dan gunting menjadi 2 bagian yang sama besar, lalu masing-masing bagian di lipat menjadi 3 bagian dan di gunting lagi

Ada juga bunga yang sedotannya di bagi menjadi 8 bagian, di bagi dan digunting dengan cara yang sama seperti di atas.

Sisir sedotan tidak selalu harus di pakai, sebenarnya tidak ada tehnik khusus untuk memakai sisir sedotan, tapi biasanya hasil akhir setiap orang akan beda, tapi untuk mempergunakannya perlu latihan supaya hasilnya lebih baik

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