Archive for 'crafty corner'

Dec
13

… then this might be a fun project for you and your kiddos. My hope was to take pictures of M + A for their eighth birthday and their hope was for me to take pictures of their toys, so we struck a deal. I tortured them with my camera first and then we got out the legos figurines and started snapping away. Doing this project with the boys was extra special to me because as a child, I loved taking pictures of my stuffed animals and cabbage patch kids. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! The idea for their “thank you” card came as we were putting the figurines in a circle–it was a lightbulb moment. The boys LOVED spelling with their legos, we might just have to use them to practice their spelling words this week.    

 

Until next time.

xo,
Kristie

Dec
11

If you’re looking for a fun and easy project to do with you little or big ones or handmade gifts to give to your loved ones, this DIY craft might be perfect for you! We made these glass magnets at M + A’s birthday party last week. They were a huge hit, so I thought I’d share them with you!

To make these lovely little magnets you’ll need:

  • Royal Coat Decoupage Finish or Mod Podge
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue or Glitter Glue
  • Sponge Brush or Paintbrush
  • Clear Flat Glass Circles (I went with the largest they had at Ben Franklins, 12 came in the package)
  • Strong Magnets
  • Scrapbook Paper, Artwork or Photographs You Love
  • Hot Cocoa (to reward yourself for all that craftiness)
After you have all your goodies, it’s time to get crafty!
Step #1: I had the kiddos move the glass circles over the scrapbook paper to find the perfect image for their magnets.
Step #2: We used the glass circles and the lid from the Royal Coat Decoupage Finish to trace a circle around our images.
Step #3: Cut out your circle.
Step #4: Apply a thin coat of  Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue to the flat side of your glass circle and attach your paper to it. Let it dry a few minutes.
Step #5: Hot cocoa break!
Step #6: Using your Sponge Brush apply a thin coat of Royal Coat Decoupage Finish to the back of your image, making sure to paint over the edges too to seal it.
Step #7: Using the Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue apply a dot on the back of your image and attach your magnet. Let it dry 24 hours.

They are sure to bring a little merriment to your fridge and loved ones!

Okay, while I’m at it… I thought I’d share one more super simple little project. While the boys and I were walking around Ben Franklin last week, I spotted the little branch below. It made me happy, it was $1.29 and it was coming home with me (even though I had no clue what I was going to do with it). Usually things like this end up in a drawer or a closet (of course I had the best intentions), but this little guy was too sweet for a fate like that! I emptied a mason jar that housed our rulers (why we have so many rulers, I don’t know, but if you need one, let me know) and then I grabbed some ornaments that didn’t make it on the tree this year to fill the glass jar . 

So, Martha Stewart might not be impressed, but it makes me happy and that’s what matters, right? I placed it on the counter in our bathroom. It’s something fun to look at while brushing my teeth! 

Happy Crafting friends!

Until next time.

xo,
Kristie