Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts


Paper Evergreens from Martha

This is an easy, but impressive craft
that even the kids could do...

Step 1: For large Christmas trees, use an adjustable circle cutter to make 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-inch-diameter circles from green card stock (for small trees, omit the 6-inch circle).
Step 2: Fold each circle in half 4 times with a bone finder (top). While circles are folded, snip of the tip of each piece, forming a very small hole in the center.

Step 3: Place smallest circle on the pointed end of a wooden skewer (we used 12-inch skewers), letting the tip poke through the hole in the circle. With a hot-glue gun, dab underside of the circle where paper and skewer meet. Hold for 10 seconds to secure.
Step 4: Work one at a time from smallest circle to largest, slide remaining circles onto skewer; secure with glue.

Step 5: Insert bottom of skewer into a spool; remove, and cut skewer to desired height, keeping in mind that only the spool should be visible beneath the standing tree (we cut ours to 6, 9, and 10 inches). Return skewer to spool; secure with glue. Add a dot of glue to top of skewer, and attach a gold bead.


Make Boxes From Paint Chips

Click on picture for instructions...


Dandelion Crowns

Making a dandelion crown is very easy, if you know how to braid.

Just take three dandelions with long stems and start braiding. Cross the left outer stem over the middle one, then cross the right outer stem over the middle one and so on.

Add in another dandelion to each of the stems when crossing them, so the flower comes next to the previous one on the crown and you have two stems instead of one to braid.

Continue crossing the stems and you'll have 3 and even 4 stalks in one in your braid.

When the first are getting short, the others will be long enough for crossing.

Make the crown as large as you want.

Tie the stalks to the other end, right after the first 3 flowers which started the crown.

You can hide the remaining stems between the flowers in the crown, so they can't be seen.

You can even make a dandelion bracelet if you want.

And there you have it!!

I think you could do the same with any flowers that have pliable stems, but don't tell you kids that or you won't have any flowers left in your garden...

Found at Dave's Garden


Beehive Bazaar

December 2, 3, & 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2nd: 19th: 9 pm - 12 am
($4 entry fee-Thursday night only)
Friday, December 3rd: 10 am - 10 pm
Saturday, December 4: 10 am - 8 pm

Women's Center
310 W 500 N
Provo, UT 84606


Bijou Market

November 19th & 20th, 2010
November 19th: 10 am to 8 pm
November 20th: 9 am to 6 pm

Historic Southworth Hall
116 West Center Street Provo, UT 84606





We've made these "lenticulars" for years in our fourth-grade art classes, but I never knew they had a name.

Go here, for instructions on how to make a "lenticular" that lets you see a different picture when you look from the right or the left.


Sock It To Me

Now there are socks for you stools...



Don't miss the Bijou Market tomorrow...


Bowled Me Over

I found these fun bowls to make at
How About Orange...

(click on pictures for information and instructions)


Don't Miss Bijou Market

This is what I will be buying for my grandkids...

(click on pictures to enlarge)

Click here to find out how to get $50 to spend at Bijou Market


Living Within Your Means

George Nelson designed his famous Ball Clock in 1947.
You can your own retro clock from Poland for $335.
[no shipping charge / battery included]


You make make your own for a lot less!!

found here


Cloth Bookmarks

When I was teaching, I was always on the lookout for a cute, but easy project for the kids to make for Mothers Day. I definitely would do this project if I had a class this year...

1. Brush rubber cement onto a piece of cardstock in an area larger than the size your finished bookmark will be. Stick on a scrap of fabric, smoothing out any wrinkles.

2. Flip the cardstock over and repeat for the back side of the bookmark.

3. Mark the edges of your bookmark with a ruler and pencil, then cut it out using a sharp scissors.

4. Punch a hole at the top with an eighth-inch punch, and tie on a bit of thin ribbon.


Lannie Boutique @ Etsy

Snips and snails and puppy dogs' tails...

Sugar and spice and everything nice...

Check out the shop here. Enter a giveaway here.
(thanks melissa)


Out With The Old And In With The New

If you happen to be lucky enough to own anything made of cashmere, you know how hard it is to toss it out. Paying a really high price for something can make it very difficult to get rid of it. But, Brooke Serson Cernonok of Teddylux Cashmere can eliminate the problem for you...

She cleans old cashere sweaters, then turns them into utterly adorable bears, bunnies, and elephants. These irresistibly oversized animals start at $50 each, and your kids and/or grandkids will love them. To order or find out about donating sweaters to Brooke's inventory go here.


Share The Love

Here is some fun origami for Valentines Day!
Just click on the pictures to link to the instructions...

How To Make An Origami Heart With A Pocket

How To Make An Origami Heart

How To Fold A Note Into A Heart


So Sweet and So Simple

Make a sturdy bookmark for yourself or a loved one.
Glue 2 paint samples back-to-back with rubber cement.
Trim to any size and/or shape desired.
Punch a hole and attach a string or ribbon.

Idea found at How About Orange



I would not describe myself as a "crafty" person
but, I did manage to make this mail box at
Crafters Corner today after
my workout at CrossFit...

Christmas Countdown