Hop Into Spring with a Bunny or Three, or Four — You’ll Adore this Quick, Super Art Simple Project

This is such a simple project to do. I think it would be cute in a set of 3. One in blue, yellow and pink!

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Supplies:
Canvas
Acrylic paint/ brushes
Bunny print out (visit my Pinterest page for the stencil )
Burlap
Spray adhesive
Felt, batting or any kind of fabric to cut out a bunny shape

1. Paint canvas and let dry.
2. Cut out a square of burlap slightly smaller than the canvas.
3. Trace the bunny shape onto some fabric and cut it out.
4. Using spray adhesive spray the back of the bunny and the back of the burlap. Adhere to canvas.

Are you ready to do the bunny hop!? Check out my Sonoran Living video to see a few more darling bunnies and the fabric I used!

Don’t be afraid to doodle! Photo Postcard Craft

Ah ’tis St. Paddy’s own day around the corner. I’ve the Wicked Tinkers playing bagpipes in the background and I’m doodling on pictures that will become simple, silly post cards I’ll mail across the miles.

You only need a few items:

4×6 inch photos and post card stamp (34 cents as of March 2015)

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Painters Paint Pens and Bic Mark It Markers — they were in reach in the pen jar on my desk :)

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“The only thing worse in life than being talked about and that is not being talked about.” Oscar Wilde

Just doodle and have fun!

Hmm… looking at it on screen I may add a necklace to my gypsy…. and a bracelet bangle, but I am sure as I will wear green on March 17 that you get the idea.

This angel would work with a birthday sentiment too!

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Little Hands Big Hearts Canvas Valentine Kids Can Make for Grandparents and other Important Loved Ones

Try_this_homemade_Valentine_s_Day_projec_2535530000_13020515_ver1.0_640_480I was inspired with this project from Pinterest. It’s so easy and fun to make. One important tip…preparation is everything with this project!

Supplies:
Canvas
Acrylic paint
Sponge brushes
Wet rag
Paper plate
Marker
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Make sure you place something under the canvas to support it before you do the handprints. Also have everything ready before you bring the kids in. It’s hard to wrangle kids with wet paint on their hands!

Once the paint dries draw a heart around their prints and write a little message!

http://www.abc15.com/lifestyle/sonoran-living/try-this-homemade-valentines-day-project

Folding Paper Photo Books

paper folding picture bookGo crazy making Folding Paper Photo Books for everyone you love.

Materials and Tools:

5 – 12×12 inch double sided design scrapbook paper

coordinating embellishments

scissors

bone folder

adhesive – glue or tape runner

cardboard (like from a gift box, not corrugated)

wire ribbon

Instructions:

For the pages….

1) Fold paper into triangle.

2) Open back up and fold paper in half.

3) Open again and fold paper in half the other way.

4) Bring the edges in making it a 6×6 inch square.

5) Repeat Steps 1 through 4 with two more sheets of paper.

For the covers….

6) Cut 2 6×6 inch pieces of cardboard.

7) Cut 2 approximately 7×7 inch pieces of scrapbook paper.

8) Center the cardboard on the paper and adhere.

9) Fold over the outer edges but don’t adhere yet.

Trick: If you miter (cut the corners off at an angle, your project will lay flatter.

Another cover option:

Use fabric and craft foam instead. Cut the fabric to go over the craft foam. If you miter the fabric, you may need to paint on a bit of fray check.

10) Fold the paper edges over the cardboard and adhere.

11) Cut a strip of ribbon and adhere to cardboard showing side of  one of the covers.

Put it together…

12) Adhere the covers each to one of the unfolded sides of the 6×6 inch squares.

13) Adhere the unfolded corners of the squares as shown in the photo.

Now you are ready to add pictures and tie the bow!

 

 

 

 

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.

Simple Christmas Tree and Santa Hat Tic Tac Toe Kids Can Make

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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.”

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hatI decided to make a super simple project as it has been some time since I worked with clay.

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….

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Next time I decide to craft with this medium, I think I will make jewelry or maybe Christmas ornaments!

You can make this Christmas Cone in about 10 minutes!

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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.

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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.

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Now all that remains to do is add sweet treats and deliver your gift!

Make a Wire, Paper, and Glitter Butterfly

Terri O butterflyHi there, Terri’s assistant Carol here.  At night, to justify my TV watching, I am trying to keep my hands busy making something.

wire-butterflytraceI had the remainder of a spool of green wire that was pliable enough to wrap with my fingers so I wrapped up a butterfly. (I have seen wire critters in craft and $ stores).

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.

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Buttons became the body.

I do not think I will use it as a Christmas Tree ornament, but maybe a package topper.

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nonstickAs I pulled an increasing amount of stuff from my craft room/office to the living room table I put it all on a tray that can go back and forth for easy clean-up.

Do you craft in front of the TV?