Archive for the ‘Grandparents’ day’ Category

Sunflower with REAL seeds in the pot

Monday, April 28th, 2008

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Magnetic clay picture frame

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

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Teapot clay magnet

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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Few minutes craft for magnets lovers!
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Picture frame made of craft sticks

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

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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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Postcards or valentines collector

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Shoe box

Craft knife

Acrylic paint, brush

Ribbon

Embellishments – pom-poms, mini mirrors, gemstones, stickers etc.

Glitter glue – gold

Loaded glue gun

Directions

Cut an opening in shoe box’ lid

Paint the box and the lid with your favorite color (we used red), let it dry

Glue the ribbon by the edges of the opening so it’s nice and neat

Decorate your box with any embellishments you like more

Write your name or “For Mom” or “For Grandpa” or anything you wish on the box or the lid

Display and fill with cards!

Cardboard house with picture

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

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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! :)

Phoenix – bird for luck

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Air dry clay – we used orange and green

Pair of wiggle eyes

Feathers – small for the “crown” and big for wings and tail

Optional: pearl or acrylic beads for necklace

Directions

Form two “sausages” of clay, put together, twist (do not mix it too long to keep beautiful patterns)

Form an egg, then pull one side, curve (neck), mold the head, pinch back the beak

Press in eyes

Stick the feathers in to head, to the sides, to the tail zone

Optional: press the beads into her neck to make her necklaced :)

Let the clay dry and it’s ready to display or gift!

Craftsticks fish suncatchers

Friday, April 4th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Craft sticks – 6 for small and 8 for big fish

Acrylic paint – purple and orange

Wiggle eye – 2 for each

Embellishments – we suggest sequins (they look like scales much), but gems would work too!

Chenille stem cutting for “gills”

Loaded glue gun

Ribbon for hanger

Silicon sucker with hook (available in craft stores or dollar stores)

Directions

Hotglue two craft sticks together by 90° angle for big fish and sharper angle for small fish

Hotglue other 3 more (for big fish) or 2 more (for small one) paralleled leaving some space between

Turn fish over and follow up with another half (as you see on the pictures with unfinished articles)

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Paint them as you wish – first one side, let dry, paint another

Hotglue eyes, gills, embellishments

Glue ribbon loop

Display on your own window (don’t forget to stick sucker first) or gift somebody – it’ll surely brighten their day!

Brown bear made of plastic jar

Friday, April 4th, 2008

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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!