Archive for February, 2008

Princess magnet mirror for fridge or locker

Friday, February 29th, 2008

magnet mirror craft

Craft supplies

Round mirror from the craft store

Craft boa

Gemstones

Loaded glue gun

Self-adhesive magnet sheet

Directions

Hotglue boa by the edge of mirror

Hotglue gemstones in any arrangement you like (but not to disturb your own reflection)

Stick self-adhesive magnet on the wrong side of the mirror

Voila! It is ready to hang it in the locker or on the fridge!

St.Patrick’s day foam bracelet

Monday, February 18th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Green foam scraps

Clover leaf template, cardboard scrap

Pen

Scissors

“Golden” pony beads (we used 20)

Needle

Elastic line

Directions

Print a template and trace it onto the foam about 20 times (well we used 20 but quantity depends on your wrist measure)

Thread alternating beads and foamy clovers

When you are done (make sure bracelet fits), tie the ends tight

Now you have something green to wear on St.Patrick’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Handprinted T-shirt

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

handprinted t-shirt craft

Craft supplies

Plain t-shirt

Posterboard, clothespins

Fabric paint

Your hands! ๐Ÿ™‚

Directions

Put posterboard between t-shirt’s sheets (so fabric paint won’t print on the back side ๐Ÿ™‚ ), secure with clothespins

Squeeze some fabric paint onto your palms and smear it as you would soap when you wash hands (but only palms this time ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Now press your palms onto the front sheet of t-shirt (you may write your initial between prints, too, as you see on the picture)

Ask your sister/brother/mom do the same

This is going to be great gift for your Dad on Father’s day he will definitely adore and cherish! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also make such t-shirt for your grands but we’re afraid they would put it on the wall, not on themselves ๐Ÿ™‚

Tips: let the smallest one be the first who leaves her/his prints. Improvise! You can make “hands flower” (your hands are petals), or sun, or rainbow… Or just arrange the prints in any design you want! Anything will work, that is YOUR project!

St.Patrick’s day bookmark

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

st patrickโ€™s day bookmark

Craft supplies

Cardboard support from stickers (membranous stickers always have that so they won’t get bended) or just piece of cardboard

Hole puncher in case you use your own cardboard ๐Ÿ™‚

Thematic St.Patrick’s day stickers

Glitter glue pencil

Slender ribbon or cord

Green and golden pony beads (or any beads)

2 bells

Loaded glue gun (optional, in case your cord doesn’t fit into bells’ loops)

Directions

Decorate bookmark with stickers and glitter glue (or cut bookmark out of cardboard, make a hole at the top and then decorate it)

Let the glitter glue dry

While it dries prepare the pendant: thread the beads on the ribbon or cord, thread the bells (we suggest using bells because they imitate gold’s peal leprechauns love so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Fold it in half, string the loop into the hole, string the ends into that loop – voila! Pendant securely fixed on the bookmark!

This is a great craft to have fun or to memorize your St.Patrick’s day (write a date on the wrong side!), or just give somebody as a gift!

Wooden tea box

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

wooden tea box craft

Craft supplies

Unfinished wooden box with tip-up lid from craft store (make sure two raws of tea bags settle)

Acrylic paint, brush

Varnish (optional, but since this box will be living in the kitchen… we better protect it from liquids, oils and dust ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Air dry clay matching with paint (or just color it with the same paint)

Embellishments (we used wooden cutouts and miniature rhinestones)

Directions

Paint the box with the paint you chose, let it dry

Varnish, let it dry (attention: better do it outside or in well-ventilated facility)

Affix the clay to inner surface of the lid (we suppose the lid will be always opened)

Press the embellishments in the clay

Let the clay dry

Fill with tea bags! Enjoy your finished project or give it to your mom or granny or anyone you love so they enjoy it and boast of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

St.Patrick’s leprechaun hat foam headband

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

saint patrick leprechaun foam hat headband

Craft supplies

1 green 11″x18″ foam sheet

Pen, scissors

Invisible tape

White glue, brush

Glitter – golden and green

Directions

Draw a headband with rectangle towered above (18′ is not enough for headband, so please draw extension on the same sheet, then tape it to main one)

Draw brim on the band and “ribbon” on the hat

“Paint” zones supposed to be green with white glue

Pour with green glitter, let the glue dry

Clear non-sticked glitter away

Paint the “ribbon” zone with glue again

Pour golden glitter, let the glue dry

Measure your head, adjust headband to fit

Celebrate St.Patrick’s! ๐Ÿ™‚

Note: template is coming!

Desktop organizer made of paper roll

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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Craft supplies (for 1)

Toilet paper roll

14 regular craft sticks (prepainted or + acrylic paint and brush)

Loaded glue gun

Cardboard scrap for bottom

Embellishments according your taste and choice (we used flat backed marbles, flower shaped sequins and golden thread ribbon for girls, and foam stickers (boats, tracks, choppers) for boys)

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Directions

Traceย  around the end of paper roll onto the cardboard, cut it out

Glue it to one end, making a bottom of organizer

Glue craft sticks all around the roll

Paint, if necessary, let dry

Put on embellishments

Fill it with stuff, put on the table. Be proud! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pirate eye patch

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

pirate eye patch foam craft
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“You are my heart of gold” ornament

Friday, February 15th, 2008

heart_beads_ornament_craft

Craft supplies

1 red puffy chenille stem (pipe cleaner)

19 “golden” pony beads (you can have 1 or 30 – it’s up to you)

Golden cord

Directions

String the beads on the chenille stem

Form a heart shape out of stem

Arrange beads on the heart in any positions you like

Tie a cordย  up

Hang on display. Doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day. Love and appreciation live daily!

Pirate spyglass

Friday, February 15th, 2008

pirate spy glass kitchen roll craft
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