Archives for December 2014

Let Kids make Kid Goodie Bags with Cookie Cutters, Scrapbook Paper, and a See-through Bag!

kid to kid goodie bagsYou’ll need:

Supplies

·    Cookie cutters with a wide edge
·    Recycled plastic clear lids. (we used one from a party tray)
·    Marker
·    Clear bags with twist ties
·    Candy
·    Holiday paper
·    Clear tape
Instructions
1.      Trace out the design of the cookie cutter onto the plastic lid and onto a piece of holiday paper. Make sure the design of the paper will show on the outside of the cutter.
2.      Cut out your design. You may need to do some extra trimming on the plastic so it fits inside your cutter.
3.      Place the plastic inside your cookie cutter and fill it with candy.
4.      Place the holiday paper over the cookie cutter and tape the edges so the candy does not fall out.
5.  Put each cookie cutter inside a goodie bag and hand them out to your friends!

Pretty Holiday Containers

Who doesn’t love a little home baked goodie? While the cookies are in the oven personalize your containers for the extra added touch. It’s super simple and will make an impression.

1291141602Pretty Holiday Containers BicLevel: Super Simple
Designed by: Terri O www.terriocraftprojects.com

Giving away baked goodies is a great idea for the holidays. Why not add an extra touch and decorate the container! Using the blending technique and all the wonderful colors from Bic Mark-It Markers you can create & personalize for any occasion.

Supplies:
Bic Mark-It Markers in fine and ultra fine
Plastic or acrylic containers
Alcohol Blending solution.* If blending follow manufacturers instructions.
Cotton swabs

Instructions:
1.    Decide on your design by tracing or freehand. If your container is clear you can use just about any design as a template.
2.    **Designs are for the outside of containers only and for decorative use.
3.    Be as creative as you like by adding multiple colors. Containers with a rough surface will have a different look than containers with a smooth surface.
4.    Create you design and let dry before using. Wash containers by hand.

Time Capsule Ornaments

Materials and Tools:

time capsule ornamentSupplies

·    Holiday paper or fabric
·    Brush
·    Decoupage medium
·    Holiday stickers
·    Ornament that opens up (I found some from High School Musical in the kids section of a craft store. They had candy inside them.)
·    Pen or marker
·    Holiday memories
Instructions
1.      Take your ornament apart. That way you won’t decoupage it together!
2.      Cut your fabric or tear your paper into small strips. Be sure to leave some clean edges for the edge of your ornament.
3.      Cut strips of holiday paper and write your favorite memory of the year or the holiday. It’s your choice. Curl up the paper and put it inside the ornament.
4.      Decorate the outside with stickers or glitter. Whatever you like. Be sure to write the year on the outside.
5.  Open up your time capsule next year with your family and remember the great times. Create one every year for years of memories.

Party Animal 2015 New Year’s Eve Glittery Illusion Film Hat You Can Quickly Craft

party-new-yearsOkay, you do not have to be a party animal to make or wear this New Year’s Eve Hat, but my little party animal sure looks cute with it on!

You’ll begin with a sheet of Rowlux Illusion Film. It comes in 12 by 12 inch squares in a variety of colors and swirls.

I used a frying pan lid to trace the circle and I eyeballed the center and cut out a wedge, but you could certainly measure it.

rowlux illusion film

I used a combo of E6000 Adhesive and staples to hold the plastic in a conical shape. I know with paper, I could have managed with glue and clipped it until it dried, but the Rowlux is a might slippery.

Next I took the hat outside and gave it a few random spritzes of glue, set it on last weeks’ news and poured silver glitter on it.

step-2

Embellish with some ribbon and lace — a chaotic sprout of fabric for the top and stapled rick-rack for the chin ties. I found measuring tape and cut it up to ring in the new year too!

Tip: I stapled the rick-rack on first and then added the white ribbon to cover the staples so there will not be any hair pulled.

Happy New Year!

Stay safe!