Christmas Ornaments!

Ti’s the season to be jolly! Christmas is right around the corner and with all the stress this next craft will be so easy. Making your own ornaments makes a perfect gift from the kids for grandparents to godparents. It is fun to do and simple, with little cleanup.

 

What You Will Need

  1. Plain glass ornaments. You can buy these at any craft store.2_glassinlight
  2. Paint pensmulti
  3. Newspaper for the tables to avoid mess
  4. Glitter if you would like
  5. Lastly, your child.

 

How To Make

  1. Take the glass ornament and give it to your child. This project requires supervision in case the glass breaks.
  2. Give them the paint pens to create their own design.
  3. When they are finished they need to dry for a couple hours.
  4. For drying: it is best to dry them upside down.
  5. If there is a ribbon or metal hook on the top where you would hang it on the tree, take it out to dry.

 

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This picture is once again taken off of Pinterest and you can find the supplies at any local store like Walmart. This project is such a good keep sake for the future, and makes a great decoration. It is also a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. You could even teach your children how to make these in the future for their children. The best part is, is that it is a way to capture your child’s personality forever.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog and I wish you very happy holidays!

Use Your Child For Artwork!

If you have children you know their uncontrollable urge to paint or color everywhere. Even though coloring and painting is a good form of self-expression, it can get quite messy. This do it yourself craft is a way to turn your child’s form of “creativity” into a masterpiece. This craft will a fun bonding time for you and your children, or a stranger’s kid.

What You Will Need

  1. A child (preferably your own).
  2. Blank canvas
  3. Paint and sponge brushes and painters tape.

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  4. Optional: depending on how messy your child it, use a paint tarp or sheet (click on the link to see funny pictures of kids covered in paint)

 

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How To Make

  1. Spread the optional paint tarp or blanket on the ground.
  2. Put the painters tape on the canvas in a pattern you like.
  3. Get the canvas and put it on the ground.
  4. Get your child ready for the mess
  5. Put out the paint and the sponge brushes
  6. Then let your child go at it!

 

Finnished Product

Finished Product

This picture is what the finished product will look like. This picture is taken off of Pinterest and is a great example of the child’s self-expression. Plus, you can hang it on your wall for years so when the child moves out or goes off to college, it will remind you of the child.  This project may take a while too depending on your child’s attention span.

 

Also if you want to see a funny youtube video of some kids covered in paint, click here

 

NEXT WEEK: I will show you how to make your own ornaments! Ti’s the season!!

A New Form of Vases!

When it comes to home décor, anything you make by your self is treasured. There is also so much room for your own creativity in your house. These wine vases are a way to express yourself. When it comes to turning something that can be recycled into a decor object, this do it yourself idea becomes intoxicating. Get it? This craft is perfect to put fake flowers in and put light into a room.

 

What You Will Need

  1. Empty wine bottles with all labeling off.images
  2. Your favorite color of yarn.untitled
  3. Hot glue gun.untitled 2
  4. Any decorations you want to put on the bottles.untitled 4untitled 3

 

How to Make

  1. If the labels on the wine bottles are not peeled off, peel them off. Also make sure that there is no liquid inside.
  2. Heat your hot glue gun and make sure it is ready.
  3. Start at the rim of the bottle and glue the yarn to the bottle.
  4. Make sure you wrap the yarn and hot glue it evenly.
  5. This may take a while, but make a pattern to wrap the yarn and hot glue it to the bottle evenly.
  6. When the bottle is completely wrapped with yarn, start decorating.
  7. You can hot glue flowers or letters, or anything you would like to the bottles.
  8. Let it dry and then place it wherever you like.

 

This picture is the finished product taken from Pinterest and it looks absolutely gorgeous! The bottles of wine anywhere. Just make sure when you open the bottles, drink responsibly before you start this project.

 

NEXT WEEK: I will show you how to turn your toddlers artwork into something beautiful.

Picture wreath!

This photo wreathe is perfect for the holidays, dorm rooms, or to even put on a wall in your house. This project is easy to make and decorate. It is simple and perfect for any event or decoration

 

What You Will Need

  1. A plain piece of cardboard
  2. Clothes pins
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Paint or any other art supply to make it however you like.

 

How to Make

  1. Take your piece of cardboard and cut a circle through it.
  2. With that circle, cut a circular whole through the middle of the cardboard.
  3. When that is finished paint the wreath whatever color you like.
  4. When the paint is dry, take your hot glue gun and glue the clothes pins around the wreath.
  5. Then, when it is all dry you can put your pictures on it.

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This picture, found on Pinterest, shows a perfect example of the steps and finished product. It is exactly what you need to spruce up you holiday, or every day home.

NEXT WEEK: I WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE YARN WINE BOTTLE VASES

Crayon Artwork!

This is a very fun project! However, it is a little time consuming. The finished result looks absolutely beautiful and will go great anywhere in your house. This project will also make an amazing gift as well.

What You Will Need

  1. You will need a box of crayons. I recommend a big box.untitled
  2. A blank white canvas.canvas
  3. A hot glue gunHot-Melt-Glue-Gun-SJ-306-
  4. A blow dryerbd

How to Make

This will be very fun to make!

  1. First, you need to take your hot glue gun and hot glue the crayons to the top of the canvas. You should place them so the tip of the crayons are facing down. (I would see the finished product below to see where to place them)
  2. Also, arrange the crayons in any color scheme you would like; rainbow, cool colors, warm colors, whatever you like this is YOUR project.
  3. When the glue is dry (make sure the crayons are secure) then take your blow dryer and warm it up by letting it run for one minute.
  4. When the blow dryer is warm, blow it on the crayons to start melting them.
  5. You should stand behind the canvas to melt. This allows the crayon wax to run far down the canvas.

 FINISHED PRODUCT

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As you can see when this project is finished it looks pretty amazing. It would go great on any wall of your house, or as a gift for someone special.

 

Next Week: I will show you how to make a photo wreath!

Create a New Dresser!

One craft idea that will always be useful is turning an old dresser (or other household object) in something brand new! This project might seem difficult, but it will all be worth it. This project is also time consuming. I got this beautiful idea while scanning through Pinterest pins. The easiest way to discover new do it yourself ideas is off Pinterest. Even though I have done this project before I did not take pictures of it, so I will be using images from searching through Google Images.

What You Will Need

  1. Wooden dresser
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wood dresser

2.Hand Sander

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hand sander

3.    Primer

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4.  Paint color of your choice (purple)

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purple paint

This project may seem difficult but it really is not. It is a little time consuming but it is simple and easy to follow. This project is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, if you have nothing else to do! Make sure before you start to put newspapers or tarps underneath the wood surface!

  1. First, Find a wooden dresser (or old wooden furniture of your liking)
  2. Then, when you have a hand sander, sand down as much of the old polish you can. Make sure you get off all of the old surface of the wood.
  3. Primer time! After you have sanded and blown off the excess dust. Take some primer and Prime it all over. (How many times can I say prime in one sentence?)
  4. When the primer has officially dried (might take all day), then paint the dresser the color you please. I recommend purple because purple is an amazing color!

With this project I recommend you do it outside. It’s better for air-drying and your space of living wont smell like paint.

A great site to see step by step instruction is called SOHOsonnet. The author is a mom whose job is creating crafts and fun paper stuff. She is also on Pinterest.

 

Nest Week: I will show you how to make fun crayon artwork!

Cozy Fleece Blankets!

With the fall weather upon us it is important to be as warm as possible. Being cold can be so uncomfortable sometimes. That is why this simple craft can prevent you from being cold! Fleece blankets have always been fun and easy to make! You can make them for any occasion and they are perfect for Christmas gifts! So, if you are looking for an awesome way to be innovative and make someone an amazing gift here is your chance!

What You Will Need

  1. Any kind of fleece from any craft store, in any color or print. It helps if you get two different kinds.
  2. Craft scissors that are made for cutting fleece (if you use regular scissors they won’t cut the fleece right and it could ruin the project)

 

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Both of these products you can find on Jo-Ann Fabrics online or any other craft store in your area.

How To Make

First, make sure you get 4 to 5  yards of the fleece fabric that you want. It helps if they are two different kinds of prints or colors. For example, I made a blanket with one side black and the other side purple. Four years later it is still comfortable and I still use it! When you have the right length and colors you start cutting rectangle like cuts on all sides of the fleece that are two inches apart. You want to make sure both fabrics are cut even, that way the rectangles are even. It helps to measure with your fingers. Two inches is your finger tip and the rectangle long cuts is your whole pointer finger.  This picture below is from Pinterest, and should help with what the blanket should look like. When you have made these cuts in both fabrics evenly, the next step is to tie them together. When each slice is tied to the other it should also look like this picture as well. Make sure every knot is secure so the blanket does not fall apart. Viola! when each tie and knot is secure you now have a wonderful fleece blanket!

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I have made this craft before for myself, and for gifts and it is super easy. The one thing I love about this project is that it is inexpensive and simple to make. Plus! If you are giving it as a gift it means more to people because you made it from your heart. This is one of my favorite crafts and I hope others think so as well!

NEXT WEEK: I will show you how easy it is to turn some old dressers into something new!

Decorate Your Glassware!

 

When it comes to plain glass ware it is not that decorative, or fun. However, there is a really exciting way to spruce up your glasses. Any kind of glassware will work! This craft is a perfect example of turning something ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY!

 What You Will Need

  • Any kind of glassware
  • Paint markers
  • Newspaper/paper towel

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Acrylic-19-oz-Stemless-Wine-Glass/26543523First, set out paper towels or newspapers on a solid flat surface. This will keep from paint getting onto your table or any surface underneath the newspaper/paper towels. When that is complete, you will then polish the glassware to make sure there are no stains or water marks. If there are any blemishes on the glass, it can cause the paint to bubble and look terrible. Then, take your magic markers and start creating your masterpiece. Make sure your glass ware is turned upside down and start from the bottom up. When you paint your glasses this way it prevents the paint from running in an opposite direction. Finally, when you have created any creation you want, let it dry for 2 to 5 hours. You can let it dry longer if you want true results. Also, when drying, dry upside down. After the project is complete, to wash, make sure you wash by hand gently. DO NOT PUT GLASSWARE IN THE DISHWASHER. If you wash with a dishwasher it will destroy the whole project.

How I Found This Idea

I saw this nifty idea from Pinterest while looking for craft ideas. The example on this Pinterest post is quite amazing. You can also find the paint markers and the glass ware at Walmart.com. This craft idea is perfect for any occasion and is so simple. The only part that takes up an amount of time is the drying process.

 

NEXT WEEK:  We will see how to make a comfy fleece blanket!

 

 

Glow In The Dark Mason Jars!

Halloween is around the corner, which means people are getting ready to decorate! Decorations are key when it comes to Halloween. With all of the costumes and jack-o-lanterns, decorations are a vital role. One new decoration is a wonderful craft that takes about 20 minutes. It is glow in the dark mason jars and they are perfect for Halloween

What You Will Need

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Mason jars

Glow sticks

Glitter

How to Make

First you need to un-cap every Mason jar. Then, with the glow stick, cut off an end with a pair of scissors and pour it into the Mason jar. When all of the contents of the glow stick is in the Mason jar, simply pour as much glitter into the jar as you would like. Then with the glitter and the glow juice in the jar simply cap the top on and make sure it is screwed tight. Finally, shake the jar until all of the glitter and glow stick goo cover the sides. Now all you need to do is wait until dark and you have glow in the dark mason jars!

 

Finished Product

When everything is complete and all of the steps have been finished, your final
project should look like this when it is in the dark:

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finished project

 

Inspiration from this project came from Pinterest and my own personalization as well. This craft is a really easy do it yourself because it is simply and takes up less time. I recommend this craft for Halloween because it is nifty and spooky.

 

Next Week:

Next week I will show you how to design simple glassware!

CRAFT WHAT?!

 

                With every social media site, there became numerous ways to express yourself. With creativity and Self Expression anything is possible! Making something with your hands gives a sense of self-worth and feeling incredible. Crafts are a main part of self-expression and feeling incredible! When you make a craft you can turn nothing into something. This blog is about ways to express yourself and how you can create items you never thought you knew! If anyone wants to learn new ideas on home décor, fashion ideas, or even anything nifty THIS is a blog worth noticing!

What Kinds..?

                Anything worth interesting that comes from your mind is worth crafting. When you put a little bit of self-expression into a project, it goes along way. Creating an item means you “Do It Yourself” (DIY). You can spark creativity from other ideas, but it is better to put your own spunk into a project.  Thanks to the internet ideas are everywhere! I am getting ideas from Pinterest, Google, Instagram, and other sites. These three are important to this blog because they are all social media sites that you can see future ideas.

What Will I Need?

            Every week I will be describing something new to create. I will say where my inspiration was from, give a list of materials needed, and show before and after pictures. I will also give a brief description of what the use for it may be and what to do with this new project.

For example:

How to Make Ice!

Ice is a common necessity used every day! You can use it in your drink, or you can use it for the ice bucket challenge! No matter how you use it you can’t live without it!

What You Will Need:

1. Water

2. A freezer

3.  Ice Trays

How to Make It:

 

  1. Put the water in the ice trays
  2. Put the trays in the freezer
  3. Leave it in there for a while.                                                                                                             That’s all to it!

 

NEXT WEEK:

I will show you how to make glow in the dark mason jars!