Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Make this easy wall art by using your die-cutting tool to cut multiples of your favorite design in coordinating papers. Leftover stickers that you love also will work. Simply fill the 4x6-inch mat openings in a frame. To make it the perfect gift, choose a theme and color palette that suits your recipient. Your local scrapbooking store may have a die-cutting machine available for use.
Make Something Special for Mom or for your Child's Teacher
Brighten any desk with a funky set of handmade accessories. Mom will love these heartfelt handmade crafts. Easy-to-make, they are sure to be a hit. Wrap a repurposed can with cardstock and a collage photo strip to create a vase for this pen-and-pencil bouquet. For a clean look, apply colorful letter stickers (use your leftovers) to the photo mat in a white frame.
Pair clipboards with leftover die-cut shapes for easy-to-do low-cost art. Give the clipboards a makeover with a coat of paint (choose paint designed for metal if you want to cover the clip). Mount die cuts, available in crafts and scrapbooking stores, onto plain cardstock and stitch embellishments with embroidery floss.
These easy-to-make decorated pencils are a great solution if you need a quick gift. Wrap plain pencils with patterned paper scraps and cover chipboard flowers in coordinating colors. Embellish flower centers with buttons, beads, round stamped images, or snapshots of your child. Add a few ribbons, and the bouquet is ready to be picked! For a yummy looking presentation, display your blossoms in a vase filled with candy.
Left with lots of scraps of your favorite patterned paper? Top clothespins with the pieces, seal the paper with decoupage medium, and adhere magnets to the backs. Make a coordinated set to give as a gift.
THANK YOU BH&G!!!
Let me know what you make with your leftovers :o)
P.S. I make tags from my leftovers...I just use some type of punch like a scalloped flower and punch out a tag for a gift!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Painted paper globes.... ( I found some paper globes (really cheap) at my Hobby Lobby) I thought these would be so cute handpainted by little ones and hung over their beds!
Mix plaster of Paris with 1 quart water. Mix in desired color. Pour into paper towel or toilet paper tubes (about 3 inches high). Let dry thoroughly (This may take several days). Remove from tubes and let the kids draw away. (GREAT FOR THE EASTER BASKETS :o)
Foam Caterpillar....... this is so cute!
Hope you enjoy these fun little crafts! More to come later....
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I was looking online for other basket ideas and came across a website that had a list of items that were used in baskets for kids so I thought I would share those with you:
McDonald's gift certificates
birdfeeder kits ($3 each at local farm supply store); I am including a bird sticker book to go with the birdfeeder kit.
Dover thrift books - all kinds, from stickers/coloring books to children's literature, each only $1
dollar store beaded jewelry
dollar store perfume
homemade trail mix
peat pots with seeds
stickers (I've printed some from the internet)
mini photo albums
book of magic tricks