Archive for the ‘Father’s day’ Category

Picture frame made of craft sticks

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

picture_frame_craft_sticks

This easy-to-do yet charming piece will catch your attention in a click. You can hang it on the wall or stick to fridge – any way works!
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Cardboard house with picture

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

cardboard_house_picture_craft
This craft is soooooo suitable for any occasion. First, you can do it for yourself as picture display. Second-third-fourth and so, you can make it Mother’s day gift, Father’s day gift, Grandparents’ day gift or Valentine’s day gift: just add corresponding words or embellishments! :)

Craft supplies

Cardboard house from craft store

Acrylic paint – we chose pearl-pink and light purple, paintbrush

Picture with your happy face :) Or two-three-four happy faces

Couple wooden stars from craft store

Glitter

Scissors

Ribbon

School glue

Optional: stickers, markers

Directions

Paint the house any way you like it, let it dry

Paint stars with glue, sprinkle with glitter, let the glue dry

Glue the stars to the “roof” part of the house

Choose a picture that you can crop to make a “door” with it

Glue it to the house

Frame picture with ribbon

Tip: instead of stars, you can add “window” in the attic, too :) If you make this craft for Valentine’s day, add some hearts stickers and write loving words! :)

Brown bear made of plastic jar

Friday, April 4th, 2008

bear_plastic_jar_craft
Instead of throwing away, reuse it!

This bear could be just cute decoration, loosen change collector or desktop organizer

Craft supplies

Clear empty plastic jar (bear-shaped) – you can find it in grocery store, with honey, of course :)

Acrylic paint  (we suggest brown, white, black, yellow, red), brush

Optional – straw hat from craft store (the size depends on the size of your bear’s head :) ), feather

Directions

Paint the jar brown, let it dry

Draw eyes, nose, heels, basket with berries as you see on the pictire or, as you wish :)

Add a hat if you like, stick in feather

If you leave no hat and lid, just put some pens in it and have this custom desk organizer!

Handprinted T-shirt

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

handprinted t-shirt craft

Craft supplies

Plain t-shirt

Posterboard, clothespins

Fabric paint

Your hands! :)

Directions

Put posterboard between t-shirt’s sheets (so fabric paint won’t print on the back side :) ), 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 :) )

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! :) You can also make such t-shirt for your grands but we’re afraid they would put it on the wall, not on themselves :)

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!