Archive for the ‘Wooden’ Category

Teapot clay magnet

Friday, April 11th, 2008


Few minutes craft for magnets lovers!

Yarn picture

Thursday, April 10th, 2008


Express your individuality by creating this attractive uncommon thing 🙂

Originally they use special wax to stick the yarn on the picture. We suggest using white glue as more handy one. But of course, if you have that wax that would even be better!

Elijah’s goblet for Seder table

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008


This cute little thing will definitely add charm to your table and please children. And it’s not only decorative but workable!


Wooden movable caterpillar

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


Craft supplies (for 1)

8 wooden beads

2 wiggle eyes

White twinkle pipe cleaner


Acrylic paint (it may be 1 or 8 colors, depends on you), paintbrush

1 small 2-holed button


1 wooden bead (or any other bead, or could be just small pipe cleaner ring)

Craft glue or loaded glue gun


Color the beads, let them dry

While they dry out, make chenille rings – very small, to string them between beads so your caterpillar can curve

Hotglue eyes to the “head” bead

Thread the cord through button’s holes, tie a knot

Start stringing beads, alternating with chenille rings

At the end (tale) of your caterpillar just string small bead, tie the end

Ready to play!

Bride doll puppet

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


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


White tulle for veil

White glimmering felt for dress

White thread, needle

Some “pearl” beads

White sparkling cord for waistband



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 🙂

Sparkling stars mobile

Friday, April 4th, 2008


Craft supplies

Plastic ring with crossbar (stores often carry scarves on those, just cut the hook 🙂 ), or, just roll wire

Wooden stars from craft store

School glue, paintbrush

Glitter, different colors


Loaded glue gun


Wrap the ring with ribbon, glue the ends

“Paint” stars with school glue, sparkle with glitter

Hotglue ribbon ends to stars, tie opposite ends to ring (we have one big star with long ribbon tied to the bar and five small stars with shorter ribbons tied over the ring

Add a ribbon loop, display! If you hang it in the garden it will be definetely a suncatcher, add a bell and you have a windchime!

Easter House centerpiece (candy not included :) )

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

easter house wooden craft

Beautiful piece that’ll certainly grab your guests’ attention and kids will love to procure candy eggs from inside the house 🙂

Craft supplies

Unfinished wooden birdhouse from craft store

Acrylic paint (bronze, golden, green) and brush

Sealer (optional)

Little flowers (there are lots of them in wedding section)


Loaded glue gun

Paper Easter grass


Paint the house as you see on the picture or, paint is as you wish! You may use pastel Easter colors, or any your favorite

While it dries, prepare the flowers – you need to separate bunches so you can arrange them as you wish

When paint is dry, you may want to varnish it (not necessary)

Glue the flowers by your choice and taste (or use our picture as an example)

Stuff house with paper grass, add candy (it contains A LOT! 🙂 )

It’s ready! It can be your Easter table centerpiece or, you can give it as a present! After use you may leave it or put on a tree as it inteded to be – birdhouse! So birds can feel Easter spitit too 🙂

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)


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! 🙂

Split pellet egg cuties magnets

Monday, February 11th, 2008


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

Humpty Dumpty that’ll never break no matter how often he falls

Saturday, February 9th, 2008


Craft supplies (for 1, chairs not included 🙂 )

Wooden pellet egg

3′ straw hat from the craft store

Feather – optional

2 googly eyes

Markers – black and red

Awl or craft drill

Pipe cleaner


4 pony beads

Acrylic paint, brush

Loaded glue gun


Paint the egg and hat with acrylic paint (choose colors!), let it dry

Make hands and legs: cut pipe cleaner in fourth, thread pony beads on the ends, curve

Hotglue feather to the hat

(Adult’s work) Make 4 holes in the egg body for hands and for legs

Insert extremities into holes (better works with hot glue), curve them as desired

Hotglue hat, eyes

Draw nose, smile, cheeks, freckles – any!

Now your Humpty Dumpty is ready and you don’t need “all the King’s horses and all the King’s men” to put him together, because he is unbreakable! 🙂 (Please do not attend this craft with real pellet egg! 🙂 )