Archive for the ‘Any occasion’ Category

Princess magnet mirror for fridge or locker

Friday, February 29th, 2008

magnet mirror craft

Craft supplies

Round mirror from the craft store

Craft boa


Loaded glue gun

Self-adhesive magnet sheet


Hotglue boa by the edge of mirror

Hotglue gemstones in any arrangement you like (but not to disturb your own reflection)

Stick self-adhesive magnet on the wrong side of the mirror

Voila! It is ready to hang it in the locker or on the fridge!

Handprinted T-shirt

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

handprinted t-shirt craft

Craft supplies

Plain t-shirt

Posterboard, clothespins

Fabric paint

Your hands! πŸ™‚


Put posterboard between t-shirt’s sheets (so fabric paint won’t print on the back side πŸ™‚ ), 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 πŸ™‚ )

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! πŸ™‚ You can also make such t-shirt for your grands but we’re afraid they would put it on the wall, not on themselves πŸ™‚

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!

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 πŸ™‚ )

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! πŸ™‚

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)

desktop organizer paper roll craft sticks girls


TraceΒ  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! πŸ™‚

“You are my heart of gold” ornament

Friday, February 15th, 2008


Craft supplies

1 red puffy chenille stem (pipe cleaner)

19 “golden” pony beads (you can have 1 or 30 – it’s up to you)

Golden cord


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 cordΒ  up

Hang on display. Doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day. Love and appreciation live daily!

Pirate spyglass

Friday, February 15th, 2008

pirate spy glass kitchen roll craft

Princess headband

Friday, February 15th, 2008

princess headband craft

Craft supplies

Simple white headband

1 sparky chenille steam

1 gemstone

Loaded glue gun


Softly curve chenille stem in half (do not bend)

Twist the ends in the middle of halves (big loop)

Curve the ends towards twist point, fix the ends (2 small loops)

Hotglue gemstone on the crossing

Hotglue whole embellishment on the metallic clip of the band

Try on in front of the mirror! Mmm… Aren’t you the sweetest princess in the world!

Snowflake suncatcher

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

snowflake suncatcher craft sticks

Craft supplies

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


Loaded glue gun

Piece of cord for hanger


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? πŸ™‚ Was it 5 minutes or less? Unbelievable! πŸ™‚

Magazine file made of cereal box

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

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This is a great space organizer that costs almost nothing and reflects your personality! You can keep your homework there, just don’t forget to return it on time! πŸ™‚

Craft supplies

Family size cereal box



Acrylic paint, brush

Embellishments by your choice (we had foam insects stickers for “girly” one and glowing-in-the-dark plastic stars and planets for boys one)

Glitter glue pen

Glue (if your embellishments are not self-adhesive)


Mark the box how high you want shorter part to be (we suggest it a bit lower than 1/2 height)

Draw a slide curve from the “hill” down on one side

Repeat on the other side

Cut it out

Paint it with any color you want (there could be two different colors on two sides, or rainbow or any other pattern)

Let it dry

Put the embellishments on, add some glamour look with glitter

Now it’s time to fill it and let it work! Enjoy!

Split pellet egg cuties magnets

Monday, February 11th, 2008


Just 6 shown but you can make more and more and more!