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.
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.
Bic Mark-It Markers in fine and ultra fine
Plastic or acrylic containers
Alcohol Blending solution.* If blending follow manufacturers 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.
Materials and Tools:
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.
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.
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!
Just as their website says, “Sculpey III is the perfect medium for anyone who likes to create. Once cured, Sculpey III bakes hard and takes on a matte, bisque-type finish. It’s easy-to-use and stays soft until you bake it.”
The pieces for this game took just a few minutes to shape. I tried to make them about the same size/ height, (and there are tools for measuring your balls of clay if you are making beads), and I think they turned out super cute.
To make the trees, I took 3 colors of green and mashed/rolled them together. I used a little brown Sculpey to make the the tree trunk so they would sit a little higher.
I baked them per instructions on the packaging (about 20 minutes).
The game board is made out of contrasting Christmas themed scrapbook paper.
Sculpey is an oven bake clay that maintains tooling and detailing beautifully. I have this awesome tool kits, so….
Next time I decide to craft with this medium, I think I will make jewelry or maybe Christmas ornaments!
This project is perfect to create some ambiance for any occasion. The technique I am using is to give the glass an antique look. It’s super simple and you can create any color you like.
IKEA offers many sizes and styles of glass vases. I choose three different heights.
Large Cylinder skew # 602-233-28
Medium vase (Bladet ) skew # 301-221-99
Small vase (Bladet) skew #601-505-31
Small push lights skew # 802-448-67
In order to create the antique look you will need:
1 part vinegar 3 parts water in a spray bottle
For paint I used Krylon Looking glass for silver mirror look and gold
To create the antique look:
1. First clean the inside to remove dust.
2. Lightly spritz inside of vase then quickly spray paint the inside. Be careful to not over spray. Less is better! Let dry.
3. Place push lights at the bottom of the vase. Enjoy!
Watch the how-to video on Sonoran Living.
Christmas cones are super simple to make. All you need is:
double sided paper, ribbon, lace, glue and a couple of staples.
1. Make your cone shape out of a square of paper. Trim excess.
2. Glue it. I used Aileen’s Craft Glue and simply held it for a couple of minutes until it dried enough to hold the shape on its own.
3. Cut a length of ribbon and staple it inside as shown below.
4. Cut a length of lace and glue to upper rim of cone.
5. Add a bow.
Now all that remains to do is add sweet treats and deliver your gift!
Then I decided it needed paper and glitter. This glitter from Crafty Chica is mostly silver but it also has some different colored flecks. The paper is double sided, so my butterfly will look pretty on the flip side.
Thank goodness for non-stick craft mats.
Buttons became the body.
I do not think I will use it as a Christmas Tree ornament, but maybe a package topper.
Do you craft in front of the TV?
Pink and Main sent me some really cute Halloween stamps so I made a simple card last night for a friend coming in unexpectedly.
You will need: Halloweenish scrapbook paper, stamps, inks (green, orange, black), misc. size stamp blocks, white paper, a ruler, and an envelope.
2. Cut white paper kind of ragged around the edges and distress the sides with one of your ink pads.
4. Cut the name of your friend out or the remaining paper – don’t worry about being perfect. This is just for fun.
I think the spiderweb corners are absolutely adorable!
Wishing you a just-spooky- enough Halloween.
Oh! Here’s the inside of the card:
Pink and Main has this darling snow globe stamp in time for Christmas.
Ribbons and lace are a super addition to cards! I recently nabbed a bag of ribbon scraps for a $2 at a yard sale with long and short pieces and I pulled out a few with colors that matched my manila folders and Graphic 45 card making session.
You can tie ribbons around the fold of your card (and if you tie them a little loose you can move them where you want) or add a bow somewhere on the outside that makes sense to you.
Need an extra finger to tie that bow and now on around?
The nice thing about ribbons and lace is that if you make a card and decide it still needs something, or maybe you have too much space, etc, add a bow and viola! Perfect.
Here’s a tip about cutting frames:
The G45 papers used frames around some of the images. I wanted to mix and match (paper packs make mixing and matching easy because they are color coordinated) so I fussy cut the women in the had and put her in a different frame. I kept the words that were inside the frame for another card and in order to do that without getting out my craft knife and mat, I simply cut a straight line. Fast. Simple and not really noticeable when I glued the card together.
Inside the card just in case you were curious:
Remember, when you are card making or scrapbooking: THERE ARE NO SCRAPBOOK POLICE! Have fun! Experiment! Simply do it your way!