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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 :) )

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! :)

Napkin rings – easy and fabulous!

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

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Craft supplies

As you see, they are all different. One unchangeable component is 1/3 of paper roll. So for 6 count set you’ll need only two toilet paper rolls!

Craft knife or any other sharp knife (adult’s work!)

Then, as you see on the picture above from left to right: 1) ribbon with bamboo leaves, hot glue; 2) blue acrylic paint, brush, gemstones – flowers, butterflies etc.; 3) kitchen foil, gemstones; 4) Semitransparent glimmer ribbon, hot glue; 5) red satin ribbon with chicks, hot glue

One on the red background (good for Christmas): 15 mini craft sticks, golden acrylic paint, brush, hot glue, about 16 glass stones (for zig-zag design)

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One on the black background: blue ribbon, hot glue, light-yellow ribbon

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One with beans (good for Thanksgiving day): large Lima beans, roman beans, red kidney beans, black beans, pink beans, yellow split peas, hot glue, acrylic sealer (optional)

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Directions

Cut paper roll into three pieces by width

For ribbon: just wrap it over and under and glue the ends inside ring

For paint: paint it over (inside, too), let dry, hotglue embellishments

For foil: wrap the ring with foil, glue gemstones. Gosh it’s fast! :)

For craft sticks: hotglue all sticks around the ring, paint, let dry, decorate with glass stones (use hot glue)

For beans: just glue them all over the ring in any design you want. Varnish (optional).

Use rings yourself or present somebody. Handmade is always touching and moving!

Decorated shells

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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You can give it to your Mom on Mothers’ day or any regular day, she can put it on her bedside table and this cute “palm” will keep her ring, necklace, earrings or cell phone while she’s asleep. Or, use it just as loose change keeper! :)

shell-decorated-craft

Craft supplies (for one)

1 big shell

Acrylic paint, brush

Glitter glue pen or chunky glitter glue, or just glitter, stickers – your choice!

Acrylic sealer – optional

Directions

Wash and dry the shell

Paint the inner part, let it dry

Decorate with glitter, glitter glue, stickers… Draw or stick some hearts on the shell and you have Valentine’s Day gift!

Gift it to your mom, or granny, or friend – it’ll remind them of you every time they use it!

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Felt gloves (mittens) to warm someone’s heart when you’re far away

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

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Craft supplies

Stiff felt (or cardboard + glue + regular felt)

Your hands :)

Pen

Scissors

Hole puncher

Glitter glue, gemstones, pom poms – whatever you want to decorate your gloves with

Craft glue or loaded glue gun

Ribbon

Directions

Trace your hands on the felt

Cut them out

Make the holes on the wrist zone of your gloves

Thread a ribbon through, tie up the ends

Decorate your gloves by your own taste – you can use glitter glue, pom poms, gemstones, ribbon, beads… what else? Have fun and be creative!

Now you can gift it to your beloved ones, so sometimes when they miss you they could clasp your gloves to their cheeks and feel warmth and relieve. Or, you can leave gloves for yourself and compare your hands to them periodically and see how fast you grow! Whoosh! Who knew!