Archive for the ‘Craft sticks’ Category

Star of David ornament

Friday, April 11th, 2008

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This sparky star will certainly get attention and you will be proud because you made it!

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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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Bride doll puppet

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

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Craft supplies

1″ wooden bead

2 toothpicks

1 regular size craft stick

Curly chenille stem (pick color of your bride’s hair)

Regular chenille (skin color you like your bride to be)

Acrylic paint to color her face (choose the color), paintbrush

Flowers (from wedding section in the craft store)

Loaded glue gun

Fine permanent markers – black and red

Scissors

White tulle for veil

White glimmering felt for dress

White thread, needle

Some “pearl” beads

White sparkling cord for waistband

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Directions

Hotglue toothpicks on both sides of craft stick (by length), leaving about 1″ out

Put some hot glue on prominent ends of toothpicks, string the bead on them (that’s the way her head holds tight on her body)

Cover her hair zone with hot glue, stick the hair (start “wrapping” her head with curly chenille, continue to center, cut excessed ends)

Draw eyes, nose, lips with fine markers

Cut out tulle – any length you like veil to be (rectangular prism)

Pull together upper edge of the veil, fasten with thread

Hotglue the veil on the head, decorate with flowers

Tie “hands” (chenille) to the “body” (craft stick)

Lay your undone doll on white felt, trace her forming dress. Remember to trace her “fatter” than she really is because you need to sew to halves together. Cut first half out, trace it again, cut it out

Put two halves of the dress on your bride and start sewing from the shoulders

Belt your bride

She is ready to get married! Teach her “I do!” phrase :)

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!

Desktop organizer made of paper roll

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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Craft supplies (for 1)

Toilet paper roll

14 regular craft sticks (prepainted or + acrylic paint and brush)

Loaded glue gun

Cardboard scrap for bottom

Embellishments according your taste and choice (we used flat backed marbles, flower shaped sequins and golden thread ribbon for girls, and foam stickers (boats, tracks, choppers) for boys)

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Directions

Trace  around the end of paper roll onto the cardboard, cut it out

Glue it to one end, making a bottom of organizer

Glue craft sticks all around the roll

Paint, if necessary, let dry

Put on embellishments

Fill it with stuff, put on the table. Be proud! :)

Snowflake suncatcher

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

snowflake suncatcher craft sticks

Craft supplies

3 craft sticks (pre-painted, or + acrylic paint and brush)

Rhinestones

Loaded glue gun

Piece of cord for hanger

Directions

Glue 2 craft sticks together forming “X”

Glue third craft stick horizontally to that “X”

Decorate with rhinestones

Glue a cord loop on the wrong side

Did anybody watch a watch? :) Was it 5 minutes or less? Unbelievable! :)

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!

Woven trivet

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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Craft supplies

11 craft sticks

Rainbow yarn-ribbon (or choose any ribbon you like)

Loaded glue gun

Directions

Take one craft stick and hotglue the ends of 7 another sticks to it (see picture)

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Hotglue end of ribbon to wrong side of first stick in the row

Lead the ribbon out and weave over and under all the sticks across

Glue the end of the ribbon on the wrong side of last stick in the row

Now begin over but in another direction, starting with last stick

Continue until the whole length of the craft sticks are woven

Hotglue 1 craft stick under all 7 sticks on the opposite end

Hotglue 2 more ribbons over the ends of 7 sticks

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Voila! Great at your own home, great as a gift!

Tips: you might want to use another pattern in weaving, that would give your trivet another look, also you can use not just one ribbon but few. You are more than welcome to improvise with your project!

Baby crib

Friday, February 8th, 2008

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Craft supplies (baby not included! :) )

16 mini craft sticks

Toilet paper roll

Craft knife

Loaded glue gun

Acrylic paint – golden, or any you like more

BrushOptional, for bedding: felt scraps – we used 2.5′x4.5′ white felt for sheet, 1′x4.5′ sky-blue felt for pillow (fold it in threes) and 2′x2.5′ white felt for comforter :)

Directions

Cut toilet paper roll in half by width

Cut 1 half by length so it’s 3′ by circumference

Glue 1 craft stick on outer edge of ‘crib’ (see picture)

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Start gluing inner surface of crib over with craft sticks

Glue one more stick on outer edge from another side (it’s important you do it after you covered inner surface because you want edges of your crib to be nice and neat

Glue ‘X’-es on the butt-ends

Glue cross-pieces over as you see on the picture

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Paint it, let it dry

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Now, if you want to have your crib bedded… then bed it! :) Make few close splits by sides of the sheet so it’s like fringed :)

Put the baby that you have to the crib. If you do not have it, you can mold it with air-dry clay. Serene nights to you!