Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fun with Candy

My baby girl just turned 8! In honor of her special day, we had a rainbow birthday party. 
 I had so much fun planning it...more on that later. 
Today I wanted to show you this fun little party favor that I made... A gumball bracelet and necklace.
I started out with the following supplies:
  • a package of large gumballs (5 in this pack) I ordered the gumballs here
  • a large needle
  • 1mm clear stretchy cord
  • a drill with a small drill bit in it

I started by drilling holes into each gumball. Through one end and straight out the other.
Then I threaded the stretchy cord, on a needle, through each gumball.
I added all the gumballs onto one long piece of cording and then tied them off 6 gumballs per bracelet and 8 on the necklace (it looked better and was a better size with these numbers).
I tied a couple knots at the joints and pulled tight. Just like that!
Super easy! So cute! And edible!
Perfect for the birthday girl...
 And a great favor for all her friends.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Freezer Paper Onesie

A while back I needed a baby gift for my daughter's teacher.
I thought it was the perfect time for a Freezer Paper project.
Personalized baby gifts are the best.
First I dyed a couple of onesies in boy shades.
I started off cutting out the lettering with my Silhouette.
Freezer paper (can be bought at your grocery store near the foil & parchment paper)  is a great inexpensive way to create a stencil for t-shirts, bags, aprons (let your imagination run wild!)
The next step was to iron the freezer paper stencil on the onesie.
I've found that Tulip's Slick fabric paint is the best.
I painted 2 coats of paint over the stencil (and letting the paint dry in between coats).
After my paint was dry I peeled off the freezer paper stencil.
Using a light kitchen towel I placed it over my design and used a warm iron to set the paint.
Aren't they so cute? And so easy!
I'd love to hear about some of your freezer paper projects!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Mantle

My Valentine's mantle is complete. It really is appropriate for any time of the year. 
My theme comes straight from the Word:
 LOVE from the Father and his commandment for us to LOVE one Another.
 I added two new pieces since my last post. I had plans for a couple more too, and then I realized that Valentine's Day is less than a week away! I guess I'll work on those for next year.
 I created this little 5x7 "Oh How HE Loves us" canvas in only a couple of minutes!
 First I painted the canvas red. Add white vinyl letters and a ribbon around the edge. So simple!
What a great reminder for everyday, OH How HE Loves US!

My next project was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. 
I found all the supplies among my craft stuff! Yeah! I gathered some red buttons...
 Wrapped a 5 x 7 canvas in burlap (you know how I LOVE burlap!)
 Stapled around the edges (don't worry, I cover those staples!)
 Created a heart template so I'd get the basic shape when adhering my buttons.
 I used regular tacky glue for each button (no picture of that part-but you get the idea!)
And then I added ribbon around the edges using glue dots.
I love the combinations of textures and colors.
 Don't ever forget:
 John 13:34 "Love one another"
 Happy Valentine's Day!

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