Jack O’ Lantern Punch Art
Super cute – super easy punch art project for Halloween!!!! Use as a holiday decoration or on a gift tag. Also very cute for a Halloween greeting card!!! Eliminate the jack o’ lantern face and make a cute pumpkin for fall!
I updated my palm tree look by using the stem from a Marvy Luchida Large Flower Pot Craft Punchas the tree trunk.
I used the flower pot part of the punch to make the sand pail. Make a “doughnut” with graduated circle punches to make the handle. I used a EK Success Egg Punch (1/2”) and the handle from a Punch Bunch Basket Punch to make the shovel.
For the sand castle I again used the egg punch to make the doorway and windows. To make the towers I used a small tag punch, trimming the top of the tag and then using the egg punch to make the arrow slots. For the flag I cut down a Stampin’ Up Bitty Banner Punch out down.
This tree is made with an EK Success fir tree punch and a Fiskars’ cloud punch (I don’t know the size but the punch out measures a little under 1″).
I am really loving this Stampin’ Up punch. There are tons of things you can make with it – take a look at my Pinterest board Punch Art: Stampin Up Bird Punch.
One thing you will find on that board is a rosebud using the wings and branch of the bird punch.
I love this as it’s great for scrapbooking and cards for so many different occasions – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Get Well, Thinking of You, and many more!
Here’s mine, but check out the one’s on Pinterest because basically these women (?) are complete and total artists and achieve some totally awesome projects way beyond the level I am at now.
Thanks for taking a look!
Punch art starts with simply breaking down the individual component parts a design and then selecting the paper punchers you already have on-hand to create that design.
As each piece is punched and assembled by hand these will not be the perfectly polished pieces you purchase ready made at a craft store. Expect some charming (in my humble opinion) defects that make each piece totally unique.
I LOVE sheep and have found LOTS of versions of a Punch Art Sheep Card on-line! SO I am presenting to you my version of the Punch Art Sheep Card.
Last summer I found these really dated wooden bead belts at a local craft/home decor store for a grand total of twenty five cents each so even though I’d never dream of wearing one (and I am NO fashionista!) I bought several just for the beads.
The round spacer beads I had an instant use for but I held on to the triangular ones for a while because the holes just don’t run the right way to use them as beads.
I really wanted some candy corn look-a-likes for a fall craft idea (more on this later) and after many attempts using paper, foam and felt that just weren’t what I wanted I thought of using the triangular beads from the belts. Even though I eventually decided NOT to use them on my fall door hanging I did use them as Trinity Candy Corn Pins.
I teach the children at the church I attend on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings so I have plenty of crafting opportunities and I really like to do crafts that will be kept and used. Even though I do a lot of “paper and glue” type crafts I am always on the lookout EVERYWHERE I go and with everything I use for FREE AND CHEAP CRAFTING MATERIAL. And this was just a perfect project for the kids – cheap, quick & easy and hopefully one that will be worn for years!
We put these on a card with a poem to make a great gift (and testimony) for a parent or grandparent. I am sharing a poem I’ve had practically forever with you. I have no clue as to the origins of the poem and I have rewritten it several times myself. If it sounds familiar to anyone I’d love to know the author. HappyBird’s Crafting Haven also has a slightly different poem (on a really cute bag header), Christian Candy Corn Poem, that is “not copyrighted so others can use and enjoy freely”.
Of course if you have been reading this blog for a while you KNOW I just can’t do a craft without a lesson to go along with it. Following is the lesson I used to TRY to explain this to for and five year olds. This is a very simplistic explanation of the Trinity and all the errors are mine, all the things I have right are from God!
TRINITY LESSON FOR CHILDREN
CANDY CORN TRINITY POEM
YELLOW is for LIGHT that Jesus is. We find this in John 9:5, NIV; Jesus said: “‘While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.'”
ORANGE is for the SON OF GOD that Jesus is. We find this in Matthew 3:16, 17; “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
WHITE is for HIS WORDS which are so sweet. We find this in Psalm 119:103; “The sweet taste reminds us of the sweetness of God’s Words!”
Thank you for reading (and I hope enjoying) this tutorial. If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.
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This spring I found some really cute colored bottles with clear plastic daisy “charms”... and I wanted more, more, and even more – – – BUT of my OWN design and my OWN price of course!
So, the “bottle idea” that has slowly been simmering in the back of my head since February (and YES, that IS spring in Louisiana!) has FINALLY spring-ed sprung forth!
After several “comme ci, comme ça” (which is just about the extent on my high school French) attempts at using wire to attach beads or charms to bottles the perfect solution struck me – WINE CHARMS!
AND for further “wowzers”, I actually had some on hand AND I could put my stubby crafty little fingers on them! Well I finished off that package up in one sitting “sew” it was time to start looking for more charm rings and thought maybe, just MAYBE, I could make some of my own?
So, heigh-ho, heigh-ho it’s off to the web I go! A search turned up several wine charm ring tutorials from wire loop earrings and memory wire and I had the further idea to use chain in place of the ring.
B.T.W.: Did you know you can EASILY clean old bottles with SALT WATER? This tip comes courtesy of my friend Maggie. Pour about a half teaspoon of salt in the bottle and fill with warm water. Shake up and then let sit (I waited overnight). Then simple empty the salt water and rinse out with warm water. The air dry and your bottle should sparkle like new! I REALLY like that you do not have to rinse and rinse and rinse some more to get the soap residue out of the bottle.
Costs: This is a great rainy day activity and “use-it-up craft” to make something with the odd bottles & vases (new or old) and those odd & end pieces of jewelry, charms and beads you have laying around the house!