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!
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!
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.
Oh man do I wish I had purchased more of these masks for a buck. I could play all afternoon as the crazy crafty cat lady! (Wish there had been dog masks too!) These masks are sturdy (not bendable) plastic covered in glitter.
The whole project took about 40 minutes.
To simply cut a crown you’ll need Rowlux Illusion Film (it comes in all kinds of colors and swirls) and a the outline of a crown shape which you can easily pull off the web and print to the size you need.
Tip: If you glue or hot glue it instead, make your glue layer thin as this is resting against your forehead and you want it to be comfortable.
Have more than 10 minutes and want to embellish your crown more? Good. I did too.
The cool thing is that the Rolux Illusion Film is that it is heavy enough to hold up the Graphic 45 Brads as jewels. I used my new Westcott Craft Knife and cut a horizontal hole in the 5 crown peaks. Insert and fold brads.
Want to keep going? Yay!
I painted some glue in each ear and added some Raspberry Shattered Mica Flakes by Art Mechanique.
At this point I was feeling top heavy, and you know, they eyes have it. I used Indigo Blu’s English Cottage Acrylic Paint: Vodka Martini to outline the eyes.
With this mask you are ready to be Queen of the Cats!
In my skeleton hat
(comical not conical!)
I am disguised.
So dancing ghosts and grinning goblins
Beware my spells!
Supplies: Skeletons from the dollar store, Ribbon, a hat from the thrift store, netting, plastic glow in the dark spiders.
Tools: Scissors, Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
1. Cut ribbon for tie and skirt. Tie on the tie to one skeleton. Cut holes in the top of the ribbon and thread the burlap though. Tie on as a skirt to the second skeleton.
2. Knot one end of the netting and drape full part over hat so it comes down as a veil. Safety pin it on from within the hat at the back where the knot is.
3. Glue spiders on hat under and on top of netting.
4. Wrap and tie a contrasting ribbon around the brim.
5. Glue on skeletons.
Here’s the final installment of fabulous Halloween ideas from our creative blogging friends. Join the blog hop & click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you’d like to see in more detail and it’ll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!
1. Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
2. Easy Halloween Sculpey necklace
3. Owl-ween Party
4. Easy Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Wreath
5. Halloween Polka Dot Pillow
6. Halloween Dinner Party Table Setting
7. Halloween Party Garland
8. Halloween Oreo Truffles
9. Skeleton Hat You are here
10. Fabric Halloween Wreath Tutorial
11. Pumpkin Carving 101
12. Dress It Up Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags
13. Lips as Red as the Rose (an ICE Resin belt buckle)
14. Easy Halloween Caramel Apple Dippers
15. Raccoon Mask
16. Pumpkin Tea Towels
17. Easy Halloween Window Cling
Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!
Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We’d love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they’re up to!
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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
3/8 round dowels
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
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
· – 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
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.
Place cut flowers, just the tops–leaves will make your water turn icky quite quickly, from your garden in 3 vases of varying heights. Add water and a floating candle to each.
If you have a mirror you can place the vases on the reflection is divine.
I used roses, gardenias and petunias.
The centerpiece will last just a couple of days.
Super Simple loveliness for a Mother’s Day Brunch!