About The Woodland Elf

I'm just a crazy little crafter, geek, photographer, webdesigner, believer in fairies, writer, seamstress, musician, organic farmer, environmental activist, and resident cow whisperer on the farm. My blog consists of frequent do-it-yourself crafting and sewing video tutorials (I try to focus on eco-friendly projects), some tips for off-the-grid living, a few possibly edible recipes, and environmental viewpoints. I also make and sell a variety of eco-friendly items including recycled paper greeting cards and natural crafts, as well as raising non-certified organic produce and flowers. Check out my website: www.TheWoodlandElf.com

DIY Cheap and Easy Harley Quinn Costume Jewelry – Bracelets and Choker

DIY Cheap and Easy Harley Quinn Costume Jewelry - Suicide Squad Bracelets and Choker Part 3 of the Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costume is her Puddin choker and bracelets (both the spikey ones, and the Yes & Sir bracelets she wore below the spikey ones). Continue reading

DIY Harley Quinn Costume Part 2 – Suicide Squad Version Belt & Shorts

DIY Harley Quinn Costume Part 2 - Suicide Squad Version Belt & ShortsSo here is part 2 of the Suicide Squad Harley Quinn costume tutorial. This is the tutorial for the shorts and the belt. Continue reading

Homemade Lye

Making LyeLye is one of the ingredients used in old-fashioned soap making. I usually make the glycerin soap because it’s safer and pours into a mold more crisply, but once in a while someone puts in an order for good old-fashioned lye soap. The trouble is, sometimes it seems like finding waste from a nuclear reactor would be easier than drumming up some lye. However, this problem can be easily solved with a little homemade lye. Continue reading

How to Make Fossil Soaps (melt and pour)

How to Make Fossil Soaps (melt and pour)

It’s easy to make “fossil” soaps with safer melt and pour soap, and it makes a fun craft to do with kids (under adult supervision). Continue reading

How Our Iron Man Costume Was Made (explanation, not actual tutorial)

How Our Iron Man Costume Was Made (explanation, not actual tutorial) I’ve had quite a few people have asked about the family Iron Man costume, since it’s seen in the background of a lot of my tutorials, so this is a little video basically explaining how our Iron Man costume was made. Continue reading