Kid Craft: Make Simply Cute Sleepover Pillow Cases

This is a a fun project your kids can create at their next sleepover.

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Supply list:

Pillow cases

Crafty Chica Fabric Markers

Fabric markers (Crafty Chica Tango Permanent Juicy Markers)

Chunky stamps So Soft Fabric paint (www.ilovetocreate.com)19e7eb0d0a70483cb89dff24a6d5f50c_web08_tu_sft_grp_225

Stencils

Tips: In the rinse cycle, wash new pillow cases to removing the “newness”. Do not use fabric softener. Iron out the wrinkles if necessary. After using any fabric markers or fabric paint heat set your pillow case by throwing it in the dryer or ironing.

If you would like to see how easy these pillow cases are to make, catch the project on Sonoran Living: Easy & Fun Project for Your Kids’ Next Sleepover.

DIY Name Sign with Cardboard and Yarn

 

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Decorate your room with your name on the cheap! I found some cardboard boxes in the back of a truck headed for the junkyard. So I saved them, cut them up and turned them into wall art. Here is what you need:

Yarn
Exacto knife
Cardboard
Marker
Glue or glue gun

I used a ruler to help gauge the size of my letters. I wanted them to be fairly uniform in shape. Simply glue one end of the yarn to the cardboard and wrap it. If the letter has a hole in it like the letter A, simply cut out one side and bend it back. This way you won’t have to push your yarn through a hole which will take forever! After Noon on 8-14-14 you can watch the segment on Sonoran Living to see for yourself.

 

Simple Way to Make a Mosaic of Vacation Photos

Want to display your family vacation photos in a geometric way?

Here’s a super simple  technique for a scrapbook page or an interesting photo collage in a large frame that you will be excited to show off to family and friends!

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Before you decide what to do with your photos I suggest you make copies if you don’t have them on a drive. Some of my older photos I actually had to develop! Remember those days? So before you cut or glue double check to make sure you have other copies.

To make the mosaic design here are a few tips:
1. Try to tell the story. Just pick a few pictures as your centerpiece then add other photos around them to help expand on that photo.
2. Don’t throw away all of those photos that did not turn out, you can use them to cut up as fill.
3. Use a non-water based glue. I prefer to use Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner.
4. Glue you pictures to a hard surface such as heavy duty card stock or even colored cardboard.

To make the shadow box I picked my favorite photo and added some shells inside the frame. Remember you can use anything like ticket stubs, hotel napkins, event programs and so on.
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Super Simple Gift Wrap DIY – The Photo as Giant Gift Tag

Eliminate gift tags by using a photo of the person you are giving the gift to. Here is how I did it:

Photos as gift tags Terri O1.   Pick your picture and print it on regular paper. You could use photo paper but that can get pricey since it’s going in the trash anyway.

2.   The most important tool you’ll need is the www.xyron.com <http://www.xyron.com> 900. It makes stickers out of anything.

Run your picture thru it and stick it on the package or bag.

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How to use Flitter Flakes to Foil Emboss Paper Projects

I am bringing you something from the British Isles today.

You’ve got to love craft products with fun names like Flitter, Phat Foam, and Scoochy Foam. These foil embossing products are made by a company in England called Indigo Blu. If you are a card maker, add flitter to your craft stash and you will add a new dimension to your card-making and scrapbooking in six super simple steps. What are you waiting for? Dive on in!

I hope you had as much fun as I did.

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TerriO Super Simple Flitter cardmaking

Step 1. Place your “quintessentially English” rubber stamp on a an acrylic backer.

Step 2. Apply Flitter Glue to the stamp using Indigoblu Phat Foam. You want to make sure not to over glue it.

Step 3. Kiss your scrapbook or greeting card stock paper  with the stamp. (In this case I used tissue paper because I have plans for it in a later project.)

Step 4. Add Flitter Flakes and tap them down gently with your finger.

Step 5. Use Indigoblu Scoochy Foam to lightly sand off the excess Flitter Flakes. A light touch does it! Watch your lovely image emerge.

Step 6. Brush the unused portion back into the jar. I used Lancashire Rose on one of Indigo Blu’s Clockwork Stamps for this project, but they have lots of original stamps and nearly a dozen colors of Flitter Flakes.

What will you try first? Making a card or a scrapbook page?

 

 

 

Make Your Own Erasable Laminated Bulletin Board

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Need an erasable memo board in your own style and decor? It is super simple to make this one yourself in just a few minutes.

You will need a laminator for this project. The one I used comes from www.PurpleCows.net
It’s a great machine and there are so many projects you can make with it. Totally worth the investment.

Supplies:
Laminator
12×12 laminator sheet
12 x12 scrapbook paper
Tags
Stickers or anything you want to add to it
Dry erase pen

Instructions:
1. Cut about ¼ inch off 2 sides of the scrapbook paper. You want your paper to fit inside the laminator sheet so the there is a border on all sides. This way your project will be sealed all the way around.
2. Embellish your paper. I used tags and stickers. Attach them with adhesive.
3. Place your embellished paper inside the laminator sheet and run it thru.
4. The idea is to use this on the go. If you want you can also make an 8×11 size and punch holes in it so it fits in your notebook.

 

Check out this cork memo board too!

Decorative Corkboards

This is a super simple way to create a memo board for a bedroom or family message station.

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You can buy packages of 12×12 corkboards at Target or Wal-Mart. These boards can be painted and glued. I suggest doubling them up because they are very thin.

Supplies I used to decorate them:
Stencils
Trim
Peel and stick rhinestones
Stamps
Flowers

Bling Bling Pendant

diamond-glaze

Supplies:

Chain or ribbon

Paper or photograph for background

Items to fill pendant

Pendant

Tweezers

Diamond Glaze www.judikins.com

Instructions:

1.      Adhere your paper or photo to the inside of your pendant.

2.      Apply your trinkets by laying them our first until you decide just how you want it. If you like it take a picture of it so you can remember how to put it back together.

3.      Once you are happy with your design fill the pendant with the diamond glaze. Remove any bubbles with a straight pin or toothpick.

4.      Note: The glaze does react with some materials so if you don’t want it to change color, test first.

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
Brushes
Scissors

Wtch the video:  http://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/terri-o-crafts-and-decorates-for-july-4th

Wtch the video:
http://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/terri-o-crafts-and-decorates-for-july-4th

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

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Instructions:

  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