Archive for the ‘Mother’s Day’ Category

Teapot clay magnet

Friday, April 11th, 2008

teapot_clay_magnet_craft

Few minutes craft for magnets lovers!
(more…)

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!
(more…)

Oat in the pot plus unfading flower for Mother’s day!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

flower_grass_in_the_pot_mothers_day_craft

Any  Mom loves gardening. Well, not any, but most of. Impress your beloved one with something that you grew yourself!

Craft supplies

Flower pot (yogurt cup size is enough. Or, you can use yogurt cup itself) with soil

Cat grass seeds (very fast to emerge – from just 3 days!)

Acrylic paint and glitter glue to decorate pot; paintbrush

Slim pipe cleaner for flower frame, 3mm green pipe cleaner for stem and leaf

Beads: I, heart symbol, love you Mom

Multicolored pony beads (we had glowing in the dark ones)

Directions

Plant the seeds in the pot, following instructions on the pack (don’t forget to do it in advance since sprouts need time to emerge and grow! Allow about 2 weeks)

Connect 2 chenilles together so you have one long one with no bumps

String the letters, twist, string regular beads and twist again, forming petals

Bend green chenille in half, twist all along to make it stronger for holding flower (don’t forget to form a leaf in the middle of the stem)

Put loose ends from flower through the top loop of stem, secure

Don’t forget to water your grass every day :)

On the Mother’s day, stick the flower into the soil, present to your Mom! Gosh she will be happy!

Postcards or valentines collector

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

cards_collector_craft

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

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! :)

Phoenix – bird for luck

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

phoenix_clay_feathers_craft

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

fish_suncatcher_craft_sticks

fish_suncatcher_craft_sticks_small

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)

suncatcher_fish_craft_sticks_big_unfinished fish_suncatcher_craft_sticks_small_unfinished

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

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!

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

napkin-ring-paper-roll-craft

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)

napkin-ring-paper-roll-craft-sticks-christmas

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

napkin-ring-paper-roll-ribbon-craft

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)

napkin-ring-paper-roll-beans-thanksgiving-craft

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!