Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blooming Valentines With Oriental Trading Company

Nothing says Valentine's Day more than flowers and candy!
So why not create a blooming Valentine for someone special?

This project is easy enough for kids to do and will make them a big hit with their friends.

I started by shopping the huge selection of Valentine related items on the Oriental Trading website. They have a Valentine's craft section, as well as a Valentine's party supply section, and I found just what I needed for this project.

I started with these cute little metal pails filled with heart shaped chocolate candy. You can find them HERE.

I removed the candy...

Then I placed the pail upside down on floral foam, pressed it into the foam to make a template, and cut it out. Smaller children with need help with this part.


I then pressed the floral foam into the pail...

I created flowers using foam hearts (found HERE) and adorable hot air balloon shaped lollipops (found HERE).


I used a small hole punch to add a hole at the base of the foam hearts...


Then I threaded them onto the lollipops...


I placed the candy hearts back into the pails, then inserted the lollipop flowers into the floral foam.

For a pretty backdrop, I created a banner by connecting paper doilies (found HERE) together using glue dots...



Love will bloom when you share this deliciously cute craft with the people you adore!


Oriental Trading supplied me with the items used, however all opinions are my own. Check them out the next time you are on the hunt for craft supplies!
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Doodle

I'm still having fun painting on the tin pieces a friend gave me. I wanted to do a couple with Christmas trees. So, I grabbed a piece of chalk, started to doodle, and this is what I came up with...

I started with traditional red & green...
I started with dark green, then went over it with a lighter green. I used the handle end of my paintbrush to add the red dots.

I kept one more neutral by just using white & black..


These trees were quick and easy.

I've been working on some more detailed pieces that I'm excited to share with you in the new year. Stay tuned for that!
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Coastal Charm,  Someday CraftsGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings,  Seven Thirty Three The Shabby Creek Cottage, Seven AliveMade In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,  Tatertots & Jello,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru LifeBloom Designs,French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsDIY-Crush, Charm Bracelet Diva,


Friday, December 16, 2016

Kitchen Wreath

What's the best way to make a wreath for your kitchen?
Use leftovers!
This baking pan was leftover from a junking trip a couple of years ago...


These jingle bell ornaments were leftovers from a project from last year...

Just add E6000 and some leftover burlap ribbon and you have the recipe for the easiest wreath ever cooked up!




Ingredients:
Baking Pan
Jingle Bell Ornaments
E6000
Burlap Ribbon

Recipe: Mix all ingredients together and have a Merry Christmas!
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Solar Light Snow Globes



When you think of snow globes, doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic? There once was a time when snow globes were a classic Christmas item, and chances are, you had one as a child. Take the classic snow globe outside to add a warm winter glow to your walkway with this do it yourself project.



                                               Supplies:
Mason Jars
Miniature Snowmen
Plastic Snowflakes
Tacky Glue
Glitter Snow
26 Gauge Wire
Solar Mason Jar Lids (found in the craft store)

 I found these cute snowmen at Hobby Lobby...


I used tacky glue to add plastic snowflakes to the inside of the mason jars. The glue will be white but will dry clear. The snowflakes were on a strand and I cut them to have individual ones.



I added tacky glue to the bottom of the snowmen and placed them in the jars. I used tongs to help put the snowmen in place and then allowed the glue to dry.




I poured "snow" into the jars.






For each jar, I cut one piece of wire 12 inches long, then twisted the wire to form a loop at each end.


I cut a second wire that will wrap around the jar 4 times. I then threaded the loops on the first wire onto the second wire and wrapped the long piece of wire around the jar and twisted to secure.

Finally, I added the solar lids that I found at Michael's to the jars.



I hung the snow globes outside on hooks along my sidewalk and can enjoy the warm magical glow of a winter wonderland.





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