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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!
Acrylic paint, brush
Embellishments – pom-poms, mini mirrors, gemstones, stickers etc.
Glitter glue – gold
Loaded glue gun
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!
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!
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
Optional: stickers, markers
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!
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
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!
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)
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)
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!
This bear could be just cute decoration, loosen change collector or desktop organizer
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
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!
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!