Archives for June 2014

Red, White, and Blue Crafts for your Celebrations on the 4th!

Crafty Wood Stick Flags
By: Terri O
Level: Very Easy

This project is super easy and best of all quick. You can make this project and proudly display it for several holidays. Flag Day, 4th of July and Memorial Day to name a few.
Craft Supplies Needed
Craft sticks. These are larger in size than Popsicle sticks.
Acrylic paint in red, white and blue
Blue craft foam
Wood stars
3/8 round dowels

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4th of July Candle Holder Craft Project
Craft Supplies Needed
· – 3 Terra cotta pots 4 to 6 inch size
· – Acrylic paint in red, white & Blue
· – Brushes
· – Dimensional paints in glossy and glitter
· – Citronella candle in a holder
Project Instructions
1. Paint the terra cotta pots in different colors. One red, one blue etc. With the dimensional paints add the stars or any other ideas you might have.
2. To protect your design so you can use it again next year coat the outside with a water based sealer. Let dry.
3. Make sure you only use candles that are in a holder. The wax will melt into your pot and ruin your terra cotta if you don’t.

Stars and Stripes Silverware Holder Holiday Craft Project
Craft Supplies
· – 9″ or larger terra cotta pot
· – Acrylic paint in red, white and blue
· – Dimensional paints in white
· – Brushes
· – Patriotic paper napkins
· – Plastic ware
· – Red raffia
Project Instructions
1. Paint red and white stripes on the bottom part of the pot. Paint the rim blue and let dry.
2. With the white dimensional, paint a stream of stars up and down the pot and let dry. If you want you can seal the pot with a water based sealer.
3. Wrap your plastic ware in napkins and tie with raffia. Place them in the pot for a perfect display.

Simply Royals Ring

I was at the mall the other day and heard a group of tween girls singing along to “Royals” by New Zealand singer/songwriter and , might I add, teenager, Lorde.

All five of them chorused these lines:

“Ooh ooh oh
We’re bigger than we ever dreamed,
And I’m in love with being queen.
Ooh ooh oh”

If they are all in love with being queen, I wonder how that will work out at the next slumber party….

You’ll need just 5 items for this ring: circular mirror tiles, a ring bezel, crown charm, Aileen’s Jewelry Glue, toothpick

industrial chic and super simple with terri o


  1. Add a dab of glue to the bezel ans swirl around with a toothpick.
  2. Place mirror tile. Dries almost instantly.
  3. Use toothpick to add glue to base of crown.
  4. Stick crown to mirror.  Tip: Don’t move it. Just place it.

….. thinking about slumber parties, here are a few more ideas to keep the ‘girlz’ busy:

Slumber Party Pillow Bag

Fashionable Flowerettes

Paper Belt Buckle

Wedding Sneakers with Bows and Blooms

180-wedding-shoesCompletion Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Materials Needed:

Pair of inexpensive, white canvas shoes
Remnants of lace, beads, buttons, bows
1-1/2 to 2 yards of wired ribbon (for shoe laces)
Aleene’s Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue


Step 1:
Trim larger pieces of remnants and snip loose threads.
Step 2:
Lay decorative items onto the shoe into the pattern you desire, using bigger pieces first then filling in with smaller pieces.
Step 3:
After you have the desired look, carefully glue each piece to the shoe.
Step 4:
Let dry for 24 hours or more.

Helpful Hints:
If you live in Arizona, decorative materials available at S.A.S. Fabrics. Ribbon shoelaces can be purchased at your local big box craft store.

Mixed Metal Jewels

Layered jewelry, 2-tones, natural elements mixed with sparkles, and mixed metals are the latest trends in jewelry.

elements for simple choker

Supplies on hand mean when you get in the creative mood, you don’t need to go shopping. The only tools you need are your jewelry pliers!

industrial chic is super simple

The awesome thing about this choker is that the end beads screw on and off, making it super simple to change out the focal pendant or in this case, pendants! Love those little wire scroll spacers! The tassle bezels are part of Industrial Chic.

mixed metal bling necklace

This is a much simpler necklace than is featured by Shonia on Sonoran Living. Shonia was such a delightful guest, and inspired me to go looking for elements to make my own mixed metal necklace!

Can you adapt these jewelry ideas to the new trends? Share with me on Facebook and you could win a prize!

Wire Ring

Repurpose Jewelry

even more ideas