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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!
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!
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)
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!
1 red puffy chenille stem (pipe cleaner)
19 “golden” pony beads (you can have 1 or 30 – it’s up to you)
String the beads on the chenille stem
Form a heart shape out of stem
Arrange beads on the heart in any positions you like
Tie a cord up
Hang on display. Doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day. Love and appreciation live daily!
Cookie cutters (metallic ones!)
Remove paper from the crayons
Plane or grate crayons
Wrap cookie cutters with foil so it has secured bottom
Fill the forms with crayon scobs
Put in pre-heated oven
Watch them melt
Take them out, let cool
Remove from the cutters
You can still draw with them! Or gift to somebody! Or use them as ornaments!
Tips: 1) If you want to add some elements such as sequins or gemstones or hangers, do it when it’s almost cool but still soft. If you do earlier your embellishments may sink
2) Use bright colors crayons. Dark colors interflow and all look the same “some dark color” at the end.
3) Do not use too high temperature so colors do not mix up but form beautiful wash-out
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!
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
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!
Butterfly, flower, heart, pear, whale – and anything else you wish. Just mold it with air dry clay, add elements, stick on the paper plate and it’s ready to display or gift (just allow to dry
Craft supplies (for each)
Yellow paper plate
Air dry clay (different colors, see pictures)
Googly eyes (2 for each, 1 for whale)
Chenilles (pipe cleaners): butterfly – gold, flower and pear – green, heart – pink or red, whale – blue or purple
Gemstones and glitter glue to decorate
Pipe cleaner loop on the back side to hang on the wall – attach with hot glue
Have you created your own personage? Let us know!