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Sea treasure display case

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Sea treasure display case

Sea treasure display case

No any practical function, just beautiful memory makeup πŸ™‚

Craft supplies

Unfinished display case from craft store

Acrylic paint – pink and blue (or your favorite colors), paintbrush

Colored sand (we used glittered one, it adds some “wetness” effect to display)

Shells and/or pebbles you brought from your vacation on the sea shore


Color wooden parts of case with your favorite colors, let it dry

Fill the bottom of the case with colored sand, mixing it artistically

Tip: you may want to fill the very bottom with regular sand so you don’t waste your glitter behind the frame

Cast shells and/or pebbles on the sand

Lock the case

Display proudly


One more tip: postpone making this craft if you are to move πŸ™‚ Shaking trucks may transform artistic piece into a mess!

Craftsticks fish suncatchers

Friday, April 4th, 2008



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)


Hotglue two craft sticks together by 90Β° 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!

Pirate spyglass

Friday, February 15th, 2008

pirate spy glass kitchen roll craft

Decorated shells

Saturday, February 9th, 2008


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! πŸ™‚


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!



Saturday, February 9th, 2008


Craft supplies

2 toilet paper rolls

Kitchen foil

Loaded glue gun

Hole puncher

Craft cord
Hotglue 2 paper rolls together parallel

Wrap it with kitchen foil, making sure that you have enough to wrap inside a little. Feel free to rip it somewhere for fit

Make two holes in the outer sides of your almost-ready binoculars πŸ™‚

Thread a cord through the holes, tie up the ends (please check in advance that you have enough length so your head gets through)

Do you like it? Who is captain today? You did a great job, you deserve some playing! πŸ™‚

Hatty-foamy octopus (-es)

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008


Craft supplies (for 1)

1 straw 4′ hat from craft store
Acrylyc paint
1 foam sheet
Loaded glue gun
2 googly eyes
1 cut of red chenille (pipe cleaner)
Glitter glue pen (optional)


Put the hat in the middle of foam sheet and draw 8 legs around it
Paint the hat that color what the sheet is
While it dries, cut out the octopus’ body
Glue the hat (supposed to be head πŸ™‚ ) in the middle of body
Glue eyes, mouth, decorate legs with glitter
To hang your ocean friend on the wall, glue a hoop on the wrong side of body, or just use 2-sided tape
Enjoy your art piece!

Clay family picture on the oceanic background

Monday, February 4th, 2008


Craft supplies

Flexible push mold – family (we had 2 adults and 2 children)

Oven bake clay – beige, about 3 oz, depends on the mold (or different colors, if you prefer not to paint)

Black seed beads – 8 for eyes

Acrylic paint (not needed if you used multicolored clay) – colors that you want to paint them with (what color your clothes are?)

1 picture 4×6’ of an ocean shore or any other beautiful landscape you would like to be on

4×6’ picture frame

Glue gun and glue stick


Press clay completely into mold. If you use a variety of colors, add colors you want into the section of the mold you want colored, starting from the bottom upward toward the edge

Remove from the mold

Add some details such as eyes (seed beads), noses and smiles (scratch with toothpick), earrings for mom or any else

Tips: the mold we used didn’t have mom’s legs… If you have the same one πŸ˜‰ you can just roll β€˜sausages’ yourself πŸ™‚

Bake as instructed

While it’s being baked, insert picture in the frame

When figures are ready, let them cool out

Paint as desired (if you used a variety of colors clay, just skip this step) and let it dry

Hotglue figures over the glass

Now display and enjoy! You can change background pictures as often as you want, so your clay family travels! πŸ™‚