Monday, December 5, 2011

Glitter Snowman Ornament

I combined 2 different ornament crafts with this idea. The glitter filled and the handprint snowman
Both ideas came from Pintrest. The glitter filled instructions are Here (Sorry my picture doesn't do justice for the glitter it is much prettier in person) and the handprint snowman are Here she even has a cute saying that I retyped and attached to each ornament. My daughter is giving these to her grandparents and god parents.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Believe Banner

I cut out some green squares then some patterned squares layered them, cut our my letters with my cricuit, glued everything together added some little rhinestones (they are hard to see if you look close you can see 3 next to each letter), I had some little mini clothes pins in my craft stash so I painted them red and green and attached the letters to some Christmas ribbon I had got from Micheal's.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Stick Tree

I spray painted some sticks gold and silver stuck them on a vase/candle holder I had and hung some red snowflake ornaments I got from Walmart (pack of 20 for 2 or 3 dollars)
Easy and inexpensive as always!
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Naughty or Nice Door Hanger

This idea I got from kmckaydesigns she had the template you can print off with the Santa I just got a wood door hanger, some Christmas scrap paper, and a brad so the arrow could move and went to town with my friend good old mod podge. Check out her page she has some awesome ideas I love her stuff!!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kids Countdown Calender

This was my 12 day count down calender for my daughter, magnetic cupcake tin, some scrap paper, embellishments, magnets, and treats for each day and viola!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Countdown

I got a picture frame from the Dollar Tree, removed the glass, spray painted (and sanded to weather it a little) to match Scrapbook paper. I used my cricuit to cut out the numbers for the count down then cut out 13 pieces of paper to glue the numbers on and added some embellishments, I also took my red and green ink pads and inked each piece of paper. (example: I glued 1 and 2 , 3 and 4 back to back so I wouldn't have so many sheets) then I used the head of a tack and glued that on the paper to hang my binder clip on, I also added some fuzzy ribbon to hide the clip. I love the way it turned out. Now I just have to remember to change it everyday ;)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mod Podge Pumpkins

I found this idea Here and had to try it, I don't have a lot of fall decorations so I thought this would be a perfect addition, I only made one to start with cause I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I plan on making another one.
I got the pumpkin at the Dollar Tree and I had the thanksgiving paper in my scrapbooking supplies. All you have to do is rip the paper into pieces and mod podge them on to the pumpkin make sure you use plenty of coats of mod podge. Then let dry and you have a fun fall/thanksgiving decoration.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

2x4 Frankenstein

I found a picture for a light switch plate and decided to make it into a 2x4 Frankenstein. He is 5in tall and I found some bolts in our garage that I glued to the sides of the block. I think he needs buddy. Let me know what you think.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bloody Candles

I found the candle holder at Goodwill for a $1.00 and spray painted it black. The taper candles where from the Dollar Tree, and I also purchased a red votive candle.
I started by lighting the taper candles and letting them melt down just a little then I held the red votive over the flame and let it melt/drip down the taper candles.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hair Band Holder

Another easy project!
I started with a small empty dry oatmeal container, cute scrapbook paper, ribbon and some flower embellishments. I cut the paper to fit around the container glued it on, added some ribbon and 2 flower patches to dress it up a little more. (I plan on making another one when I get a large container, for rubber bands on the inside and headbands around the outside. the headbands are to wide for the small containers but that is all I had for now.) 

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Friday, July 29, 2011

School Count Down

I found this cute idea HERE and thought it would fun for my daughter who will be starting 4k this year. It was very simple I started with the felt school bus from the Dollar Tree, glue, a piece of black scrap paper, and some chalkboard paint.
First I traced the bus onto the black paper and cut it out just inside my lines, then I painted the area where the windows on the bus are, let that dry, then glued the paper to the back of the felt. I attached a piece of ribbon and some chalk to the back and there you have it.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Paint Chip Art

I have seen ideas like this around blog land but lifecraftsandwhatever has a tutorial Here and so I was inspired by hers to make my own. (I need to put something on both sides of the picture thinking some candle sconce things.) This is made out of paint chip samples. I actually took a piece of my curtain along with me to Home Depot so I could match the colors to my living room. First I cut all the samples down to 3x3, then laid them out randomly to my liking. (I had to make mine 36x36 to have it centered and also cover an outlet from our TV that used to be mounted on the wall.)
I then cut a piece of plywood that we had in the garage to 36x36. I started using spray adhesive but found that to be to much of a pain so I switched to mod podge. First I painted a layer of mod podge in small sections (about 3-4 squares at a time) laid the squares tight to each other then brushed a light coat of mod podge on top, I used a small plastic scrapper and rubbed the mod podge around to give it a different textured look. 
I let that dry over night,
 then I used some dark stain my mom had and painted a heavy coat,wiped off and let dry. I did this about 3 times (until I got the aged look I wanted)
As for the edges (frame) I just hot glues some gross grain ribbon that I happened to find at the dollar store in a solid dark purple that matched perfect. I'm not sure if I am going to make a frame for it or not maybe down the road, as I have said before I have little patience for long projects and I am ready to get this on the wall in my living room!
All together this project only cost me a dollar! Gotta love that!
(paint chips - free / plywood, hot glue, stain, and mod podge - on hand / ribbon - dollar
This is by far the largest project I have ever attempted.)
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friends Frame

I  want to start by apologizing for the lack of posts lately. Our labtop took a crap and our home computer runs really slow so I had to get it cleaned up before I could even do anything on it. Plus I haven't had much time to do any crafting due to my daughters summer activities, family events and working. Put I do have a quick easy craft for you today! I am hoping to have a little more time in the coming weeks to work on some wood crafts and one huge project that I can't wait to share with you guys just as soon as I can finish it!
This is a super easy. I have a bag of scrabble tiles in my craft supplies that I was using for the tile necklaces. I just found the letters I needed for the word I wanted and a frame I had on hand and hot glued the tiles onto the glass of the frame. I also had some butterflies (which are one of my favorite things) that I glued on also for a little something extra.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

USA Banner

I found these cool pinwheels Here she has a free printable! I used my cricut to cut USA out them glued them to some 4th of July printed paper, then taped them to some USA ribbon that I had on hand. I love how it looks over the fire place.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Play Make-up

This was not my original idea I say it in blog land but can't remember where for the life of me (if you know please let me know so I can give credit where it is due)
My daughter loves to play with make-up so I made her, her own. All you need is some Dollar Tree blush, eyeshadow, compact and some dimensional magic. (By mod podge or diamond glaze) Just put a thin layer of the glaze on top of the powder.
Pop any bubbles with a pin.
 (check on it frequently as new bubbles will appear and you want to pop them before it sets which happened to me).
Let dry over night and there you have it pretend make-up without the mess.
This would make a cute little girls gift.
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Candy Jar

Here is the candy jar my daughter and I made for grandpa for fathers day.
(Sorry about the picture, it was easier to see and looked a little better without the candy). I wanted to use stuff from the garage so all I could find to use at the time was some orange snow fencing (if you saw my husbands garage you would be afraid to look too!) I cut one row off of the fencing and cut the length so that 1 square from each end over lapped perfectly and used some black electrical tape to hold it together. I then found some thicker green floral wire that I had got awhile back from the dollar store and wrapped it 4 times around the neck of the dish. I made a small swirl, wrapped the ends together and added grandpa's favorite peanut M&M's. We wrapped it in some cellophane and tied a little printed note:
perfect for grandpa's desk.

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Candy Fishing Bait Gift Box

These are the gifts my daughter and I made for Fathers day.
Dad's gift was of course the fishing box
I started off by spray painting the lids hunter green, then I printed the labels that I found on k mckay designs. (I love her ideas/printables!) on some green design scrapbook paper, We then mod podged the labels on the front and top of the jars and lids.
We filled the baby food jars with some Swedish fish, gummy worms and some other of dad's favorite candies. I found a set of 3 wood boxes at walmart for 6.00, I used the one that fit the jars best and painted it brown. Then mod podged the label on the front. (I did tie a small fishing weight to 2 of the jars with some twine to add a little more decoration, I also added some brown shredded filler to the bottom of the box).
Here is a close up of the jars  

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I found a dowel in my grandpas wood stash and decided to make some firecracker's
I cut 3 different lengths and painted them. For the white one I taped off 3 stripes and painted 2 blue and one red, and the other 2 I just punched out some stars on white paper and used my sticker maker to adhere them. The sparkly pics I found at either the Dollar Tree or the dollar spot in Target (sorry can't remember), I just drilled a small hole in the top center and stuck them in, and then topped it of with a cute bow (I got the ribbon on clearance at walmart, I also put a dab of hot glue between the dowels to hold them together.)

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

4th of July Candle Holder

 I found some 4th of July/Memorial Day stickers at Hobby Lobby while I was looking four some scrapbook stuff and I really liked them. Knowing I had an extra square candle holder at home. I knew right away what I wanted to do.
This was so easy it is just a square candle dish from the Dollar Tree and the clear stickers I found.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Sorry about the lack of posts lately, I took a short break from my crafts after all the birthday and mothers day stuff. But I'm back now and have a few new easy 4th of july crafts I have been throwing together.

My original plan was to make USA candles. I had gotten 3 alter candles from the Dollar Tree awhile back but put it off due to the fact that it wasn't even spring yet. I found some 3D stickers and some flag paper at Hobby Lobby and changed my mind. I cut the 12x12 flag paper into 3 even pieces and taped them around the candles then stuck the stickers on. I think it could still use something but I'm not sure what, any ideas? Please let me know, I would love to hear them!
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Fathers Day Ideas

Here are some of my favorites for homemade Fathers Day gifts.

Here is a cool printable from lesscakemorefrosting for a baseball lover

amandaparkerandfamily has these cute printables you can use for a few different ideas

itsybitsypaperblog has an inexpensive gift from a kid (dollar store hand fan) and a free printable

Here is a cute coupon book printable from shrimpsaladcircus

And last but not least (my favorite) kmckaydesigns has these printables for:

The Golfer

 The Fisherman

The Retro / all around Dad

My daughter and I are making the fishing one for my husband I will post pictures after Father's day!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

#9 Rock Princess Tutu

Rock Princess Tutu
I found some sparkly tulle at Hobby Lobby in purple, pink and black perfect for a tutu!
I got 2 10yrd rolls of each color (I didn't use all of it but did need most of it about 40yrds), and some ribbon that matched.
There are tons of how to videos on u tube but here is my written version.
How to:
1. Measure the child's waist, add about 24in and cut your ribbon.
2. Tie a knot about 10inches in from each end
(from knot to knot should be your child's waist measurement, the extra is for your bow).
3. measure out your tulle to 24in pieces and cut
4. Tie tulle around your ribbon in a knot being sure to try and keep it even, in whatever pattern you want. keep tying until the area between the knots is full. You can trim to even out the tulle or you can leave it.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fuzzy Sock Ice Cream Cones

Simple last minute Mother's Day Gift

 I found a cute cupcake idea at Greenbean's Craftrole she has a tutorial HERE I thought they where so cute, but I has a problem with the socks I had purchased, they were aloe infused and way to slippery so I thought of a little different idea.... Ice cream cones, I added a red capped chap stick in the center for the cherry, wrapped the socks at an angle and rubber banded the bottom.Then cut some brown checkered paper to a cone shape and taped. A simple and a cute little gift.
Another idea is to add a gift card for a pedicure or to a spa with the tag.