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Rosebud From Stampin’ Up Two Step Bird Punch


007 aRosebud From Stampin’ Up Two Step Bird Punch

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!

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Mini Wooden Valentine’s Spoons


Mini Wooden Valentine’s Spoons

Make several of these little cuties for a Baking Wreath or to hang on a seasonal tree for Valentine’s Day or Christmas.  They are very easy to make and super inexpensive too!
Materials

  • Wooden ice cream spoons
  • Cardstock scraps
  • Metal ornament hanger

Also needed

  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Permanent markers
  • Brown colored pencil or marker
  • Cotton swabs or paint brush
  • 3/8ths inch heart punch

Costs

I bought some ice cream sticks in a bundle of arts & crafts supplies for $1 so maybe it cost me 15₵ for 25.  The paint, cardstock scraps, Mod Podge, and fabric were leftover from another project.  So basically this was a free craft for me.

Instructions

Photo 1: Assemble materials. Punch hearts.

Photo 2: Draw a spoon pattern on the ice cream stick lightly with a brown colored pencil..

Photo 3: Begin cutting the handle out by making a horizontal cut on each side of the ice cream stick where the “handle” begins. Then cut vertically on each side down to the horizontal cuts.

Photo 4: Sand smooth CAREFULLY. This wood splinters very easily. Watch out!

Photo 6: Tie ribbon around the bottom of the handle. Insert metal ornament hanger (or short piece of wire) before pulling tight. May also glue a magnet to the back of the ornament instead of hanging it on a tree.

Photo 7: Tie ribbon into a bow. Push the bow up a lttle on the spoon handle and apply a little glue. Pull the bow back down and allow to dry. Hang on tree or wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plastic Lid & Leftover Valentine Card Ornament


Plastic Lid & Leftover Valentine Card Ornament

Here’s another ornament for your tree!

These simple to make ornaments are also inexpensive enough for a crowd to make.  Consider making these at a craft fair, etc.

This is a great kid’s craft. As it uses items already on hand it is essentially a FREE CRAFT! 

Make a dozen of these to decorate a seasonal tree with. 

Or make them with your child for their class as a unique Valentine’s Day card.

these can also be easily adapted to fit any season or holiday!

Materials:

  • Pringle’s lid
  • Valentine’s card
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon and other trim
  • Foam adhesive squares

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Pencil or pen

Instructions

Photo 1:  Assemble supplies.

Photo 2:   Trace & cut scrapbook paper background if needed. Trace & cut Valentine card to fit inside the lid. Cut it out a little to the right of the trace line.

Photo 3 Add embellishments. To make ornament 3D, cut out parts of the card and use adhesive foam squares to attach embellishments

Photo 4:  Glue on a bow and your ornament is ready for the tree!

Photo 4: Glue on a bow and your ornament is ready for the tree!

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the 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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Curtain Ring Ornaments: Valentine’s, Mardi Gras, Theme


Curtain Ring Ornaments

You may never think of wooden and shower curtain rings in the same way again! Just don’t rip yours down and leave your shower curtain all caterwompass!

A trip to a thrift store netted me 18 wooden curtain rings for $1.99 last spring and I knew I just had to think of something to do with them!

Initially I thought of photo frames (which is still a good idea) but Vacation Bible School was coming up and I felt lead to use them in making Christmas ornaments for the VBS kickoff. I had on hand some religious sayings scrapbook paper and presto – the idea was born! I framed the words I wanted highlighted inside the curtain ring and it made a really cute ornament for the tree.   Since the theme was New York I added a freehanded skyline in blsck cardstock and a tiny apple punch.  The kids really enjoyed making them too and even a few adults made one!  They were a big hit!

So I have been on the lookout for more rings at the local thrift stores ever since, and have found some smaller ones that worked pretty well. But I wanted still more and was having trouble finding them (Did you know they are over $5 in stores?) – – – then, at a fairly recent trip I picked up some shower curtain rings for 99 cents. And they work just great too!  If you wrap the bottom part of the ring that comes open with ribbon (and then make it the top of the ornament) you would never be able to tell what they are.  You can find them in any color you need.

This is a great craft for kids as it is very easy to do. And at under 10 cents an ornament (using shower curtain rings) it is also very inexpensive – – – making it a great craft for a crowd.

You can customize it to the season simply by changing the scrapbook paper, color of the curtain ring, and ribbon. So it works for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras (fleru-de-lis), Easter, Harvest, Christmas, or other holidays equally well.

It makes a great package decoration as you can even use sticker letters to spell out the recipient’s name.

Materials

  • Curtain rings, wooden curtain or shower curtain
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Cardstock
  • Stickers: alphabet, seasonal
  • Torn fabric strips, ribbon, lace, etc.
  • Feathers, string of seed pearls, etc.

 

Also Needed

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
  • Permanent markers
  • Pen
  • Cotton swabs or paint brush

 

Cost

The scrapbook paper was bought on sale for 20 to 44 cents a sheet and one sheet will make 12 to 18 ornaments, depending on the pattern.  The cardstock was on-hand from another project.  The rings cost 6 to 11 cents each.  So each ornament was 15 cents or less to make.  This makes it an excellent “bulk craft” for “Make Your Own Ornament” events.  It is easy enough for kids, yet adults can be challenged enough to keep their interest.

Instructions

Photo 1: Assemble materials needed. Choose scrapbook paper with a pattern that fits inside the curtain ring. A large pattern does not work as well as a small pattern. Choose cardstock that coordinates with the paper.

Photo 2: Lay the rings out on scrapbook paper. Start by framing the design you want displayed within the curtain ring. Trace the ring with a pen or pencil then roughly cut around the ring with scissors.

Photo 3: Next glue cardstock to the back of the scrapbook paper with a glue stick to reinforce it. This way you can cut out the backing along with the “front” so that both circles will be even. It is very hard to get them to match up otherwise.

Photo 4: Cut out the circle. Write name, date, and any other information you’d like on the cardstock now with a marker. Add sticker letters or other stickers as desired.

Photo 5: Wrap the bottom of the shower curtain ring several times around with ribbon, lace, etc. and tie off. Insert feathers, string of seed pearls, etc. before pulling taunt. Insert a metal ornament hanger under at least one loop. Tie into a bow. The bottom of the ring now becomes the top of the ornament. If using wooden curtain rings with an eye hook, thread ribbon through the hook and then insert hanger then tie into a bow.

Photo 6: Now you are ready to glue the scrapbook paper to the ring. Apply a thin line of glue around the scrapbook paper/cardstock circle with a cotton swab. Apply a second line of glue around the back of the ornament. Allow to set for a few minutes to get tacky. You may also use a cool melt glue gun. I prefer the white glue because it gives you time to adjust the paper circle so the design is aligned.

Be sure to match the top of the paper to the top of the ring place the paper on the ring. Turn over to check placement of pattern within the ring and adjust as needed. Press firmly for at least 30 seconds. Lay the ornament face down to dry.

Notes:

  1. I use Wal-Mart’s Foam Glue because I have found it has superior holding power and when it dries the bond remains slightly flexible and is less likely to come unglued when gluing to plastic.
  2. You can use Glue Dots if you need instant drying.
  3. When doing a crafting party where the ornaments need time to dry, give each participant a cheap white paper plate to place ornaments on to dry.  Have them write their name on the plate with a marker.  When it’s time to go home, it will be super easy for the participant to find their plate!

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the 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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My Valentine Garland!


My Valentine Garland!

One of the projects that had been on my desk for a few weeks is completing my Valentine Garland. Well, it’s pretty much complete and if another idea occurs to me I will just have to remove one of two ornaments to fit the new one in!!! I have posted tutorials for a few of these ornaments (links below) and will endeavor to complete the tutorials on the others and get them published.

You may have noticed that this is only one half of the garland!  The other half is dedicated to showcasing my Mardi Gras ornaments (which I need to shake a leg and get a move on!).

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

Pastel Snowlflake, Leftoover Valentine Card Plastic Lid Ornament, Rusty Heart Clothespin, Rolling Pin $ Whisk Ornament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the post. 

I’d love to hear about your experience in working with clay and modeling clay. 

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Another Quick, Quick $1 Valentine’s Craft!


Wooden Valentine’s Spoon

Materials

  • Wooden spoons
  • Trim: torn fabric strips, ribbon, lace, etc.

Also Needed

  • Red & white cardstock scraps
  • Zigzag scissors
  • Scissors
  • Gingerbread paint (FolkArt Cinnamon)
  • Red glitter paint (FolkArt Gems Rubi)
  • Red paint (optional)
  • Cotton swab or paintbrush
  • Mod Podge

 Costs

I had everything I need to do this craft on-hand leftover from other projects so I did not count them as a cost.  I bought the wooden spoons ages ago for $1 at the Dollar Tree – they still have them.   You can also use any old wooden spoons you no longer need.

  • Wooden spoons, set of 3: $1
  • Trim: on-hand or $1 and up
  • Cardstock scraps: on-hand
  • Gingerbread paint: on-hand
  • Red glitter paint: on-hand
  • Mod Podge: on-hand

Instructions

  1. Assemble materials
  2. For the gingerbread side paint the back of the spoon with the cinnamon paint.  Paint up the handle to where you plan to tie the trim on.  Let dry.
  3. Cut out rick-rack from white cardstock scraps.  Cut out a folk art type heart from white cardstock scraps.
  4. Glue cardstock pieces to spoon with Mod Podge and then apply a coat over the entire back of the spoon.  Let dry.
  5. Edge the white heart with red glitter paint.
  6. For the red folk art heart side cut a folk art heart that fits the bowl of the spoon from red cardstock scraps.
  7. Glue cardstock heart to spoon with Mod Podge and then apply a coat over the entire bowl of the spoon.  Let dry.
  8. Brush heart with red glitter paint.
  9. Another option is to paint a folk art heart.
  10. Starting at the handle closest to the bowl of the spoon wrap trim around the handle of the spoon in a crisscross pattern for about 2 inches.   Tie off the trim in a bow.  I used white ribbon and a fabric strip torn from red fabric.  I knotted my ends and then tied knots until only short ends of trim remain.

 

For another $1 craft using materials you have on-hand is the Scrapbook Backed Cookie Cutter Ornament.  This post gives instructions to make the ornaments.

https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-4-cookie-cutter-christmas-ornament/

This post shows the ornaments made with Valentine’s cookie cutters in use on a wreath.  I will be posting the instructions for making the foam “cookies” pictured in this post soon.

 https://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/cookie-cutters-not-just-for-cookies-anymore-post-5-not-just-another-cookie-cutter-wreath/

 

Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.   

Please take a moment to leave a comment and rate this post.

Thanks again. 

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