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:
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!
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?
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!
This is a a fun project your kids can create at their next sleepover.
Fabric markers (Crafty Chica Tango Permanent Juicy Markers)
Chunky stamps So Soft Fabric paint (www.ilovetocreate.com)
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.
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:
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.