Handyman Bouquet to Craft using Burlap, Window Screen Material and more!

Terri-O_handymanbouquet largeYou can make flowers our of canvas, burlap, window screen, painter’s masking paper, and electrical tape. They all come together with seed leaves in this handyman bouquet.

Craft Supplies:

  • General Supplies:
  • 12-gauge wire
  • Green grounding connectors (wire caps)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • 22-gauge wire
  • Spray paint, variety

Canvas Flower Supplies:
Canvas dropcloth, cut into four 5-inch squares

Window Screen Flower Supplies:
Gray window screen, cut into 3-inch-by-18-inch strips
Sawtooth picture hangers

Paper Stalk Flower Supplies:
Painters’ masking paper, cut into three 6-inch squares, two 7-inch triangles and one 2-inch-by-6-inch strip

Burlap Flower Supplies:
Rolled burlap, cut into three 6-inch squares
Standard duty wallpaper paste, combined 1 part water and 1 part wallpaper paste
Paper cups

Electrical Tape Eucalyptus Supplies:
Electrical tape, brown

Seed Cover Leaf Supplies:
Electrical tape, green
Seed cover fabric, cut into 10-inch squares

Project Instructions:

  1. For Canvas Flowers: Paint canvas squares with desired spray paint. Cut canvas squares across two sides, leaving a solid area of 2 inches in the center of square. Fold squares; gather in the center with 22-gauge wire. Separate layers and gently pull in different directions. Hot glue onto a green grounding connector and attach to a 12-gauge wire stem.
  2. For Window Screen Flowers: Paint screen desired color. Fold each side of screen toward its center. Attach 22-gauge wire to sawtooth picture hanger. Lay strip of screen across hanger; wrap tightly with wire. After each wrap, make a 1- to 2-inch loop; wrap again. Repeat process until length of picture hanger is covered. Spread loops apart; shape as desired. Hot glue onto a green grounding connector and attach to a 12-gauge wire stem.
  3. For Paper Stalk Flowers: From the paper squares, cut a 4-sided propeller shape. From the paper triangles, cut a 3-sided propeller shape. Cut a 2-sided propeller shape from the paper strip. Paint paper as desired. Cut 12-gauge wire to desired length. Twist green grounding connector onto wire. Slide a 4-sided paper propeller onto wire; secure with hot glue. Repeat process, leaving a 3-inch space between each propeller.
  4. For Burlap Flowers: Cut squares into 4-sided pinwheel shapes. Dip into wallpaper paste mixture; drape over paper cup to dry. Cut 12-gauge wire to desired length. Twist a green grounding connector onto wire. Place 3 dried pinwheels together; slide onto wire. Push center into green grounding cap; secure with hot glue.
  5. For Electrical Tape Eucalyptus: Cut 12-gauge wire to desired length. At top of wire, pinch tape together. Continue wrapping tape around wire, leaving a 3/4-inch pinched tab after each wrap. After entire length of wire is wrapped, clip tab edges to create the look of rounded leaves.
  6. For Seed Cover Leaf: Paint tape and wire green. Cut 12-gauge wire to desired length. Fold green seed cover fabric in half twice, to create a small square. Pinch bottom corners together; press against wire about 4 inches from the top. Starting above the leaf, wrap green electrical tape around wire. Tightly wrap gathered section, shaping cloth like a leaf. Repeat process until desired number of leaves are made.

Completion Time: About 2 hours

DIY Painted Sink Home Decor Project

If you are tired of the color of your sink, you can change it without buying and installing a new sink by doing this weekend project yourself.

Here we go.

Craft Supplies:super simple craft

  • Paint: Ceram Decor Satin Finish Perm Enamel by Delta (Pink, Blue, White and Gray)
  • Sea sponge
  • Painter’s tape
  • Polyurathane sealer
  • Ammonia
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rags
  • Cream marble sink

Project Instructions:

  1. Prep sink area with a clean rag and ammonia. Let dry and wipe clean. Clean again with alcohol and another rag. (DO NOT MIX THESE PRODUCTS AND USE TOGETHER!) Again, let dry and wipe clean. Protect your fixtures, walls, etc., or create any design by masking off with painter’s tape. (Stamps and stencils are also good tools for this project).
  2. Place your paints on a plate or palette. Start with your two predominant colors (We made lighter and darker versions of some by mixing with white paint). Dab with sea sponge and gently dab excess paint off on rag or towel. Begin dabbing sink, working in small sections. TIP: Work the sponge with your wrist, moving it in different directions. This gives a more natural-looking texture.
  3. Once area is covered in one color, “build” your theme by using the other paints you’ve chosen, sponging one at a time. ANOTHER TIP: Q-tips are a good tool to use for getting those pesky corners coated.
  4. Once you’ve created the shades and look you want, protect the area with a polyurathane spray sealer. Allow paint to cure for 24 hours before using sink.

Helpful Hints: Materials available at craft or home improvement stores.

Seeds of Friendship Paper Book

Meeting a friend at the local cafe? Make a few of these sweet paper books and you’ll have them to say “You’re Special”.

Suppliessuper simple craft

·    2 pieces of thin cardboard, cut into tag shapes

·    3 or 4 sheets of 12″x12″ scrapbook papers–coordinating patterns work best

·    2 seed packets for each book you want to make

·    24″ piece of coordinating ribbon, (1/2″ wide grosgrain or satin ribbon work well for this project)

·    glue stick or your favorite paper adhesive

·    small brads or eyelets in coordinating colors (optional)

Instructions

Choose one of your patterned papers to be the cover of your book.  Adhere both of your cardboard tag shapes on your cover paper, leaving approximately 1/2″ on all sides of both tags.  Cut out, making sure to leave 1/2″ of paper around the entire perimeter of your tags.  Make small cuts at each corner and fold in excess paper, as if you were wrapping a present.  Glue down all of the folded edges.

From the same paper, cut 2 more tag shapes, 1/4″ smaller than your cover pieces.  Place your 2 cover boards next to each other, leaving a small gap between them to allow your book to close flat when finished.

Lay your ribbon across both boards and glue down.  Now glue the paper tag shapes onto the inside of your book covers.  Cut another 12″x12″ piece of patterned paper in half, then place one half right side down on your work surface.  With the long edge facing you, measure up 2 1/2″ and fold bottom edge up, crease well and then fold in half the opposite direction.  This will form the pockets to hold your seed packets.  If using eyelets or brads, set one eyelet or brad at both corners of each pocket, to keep your seed packets from falling out.

Embellish the rest of your book however you like.  Place seed packets in pockets, tie book closed with ribbon and send it off to your friend.

Up next: Random Acts of Craft Fry Box

Random Acts of Craft Fry Box

This sweetly simple little paper craft is great for adding a smile to face of your secret pal or adding a fresh touch of ambiance to a guest room.

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  1. Print out the template on plain copier paper or onto card stock for a sturdier version.  Cut out template and trace onto patterned paper.  If you have double sided patterned paper, this is the perfect time to use it, because you will want the inside of your container to be just as cute as the outside.  You could also make your own double sided paper by choosing 2 papers that coordinate and adhere them wrong sides together with a Xyron or sheet adhesive.
  2. Cut out and score the fold lines with a bone folder.  Assemble your box, gluing the side pieces together.
  3. Punch a hole on either side.  Add a ribbon or piece of yarn long enough to go over a doorknob.
  4. Embellish with stickers, rub ons, etc.
  5. Have fun personalizing it. Fill it with a favorite candy, dog treats for your favorite neighborhood pooch, or a small bouquet of flowers picked from your garden and deliver it (secretly) to your lucky recipient.  You can hang this little container on a doorknob and the possibilities for filling your completed container are endless!

Tip: If you set your punched holes with eyelets the holes will be sturdier.

You can find a fry box template on the Spellbinders Paper Crafts website (and check out some die cuts for embellishments of your own!

Make it Yourself Bath Salts and Scented Body Powder

Is luxuriating in the bath your idea of heaven? If so, here is my super simple recipe you can use to make your bath salts.

Store them in a pretty jar tied with your favorite color ribbon.

Hum along with me, I feel pretty, oh so pretty… and relaxed…

Super Simple with Terri OCompletion Time: 1 hour

Craft Supplies:

Bath Salts

  • 1 cup powdered buttermilk
  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 tsp. fragrance oil
  • 4-6 drops peppermint essential oil

Bath Powder

  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 10 drops perfume, any scent

Scented Body Powder

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
    Essential oils, as desired

Project Instructions:

  • For bath salts: Place first five ingredients in a stainless steel bowl. Mix with spatula until throughly combined. Add fragrance oil a few drops at a time, mixing as you go, for even distribution. Add essential oil in same way. Store bath salts in plastic wide-mouth jar. To use, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup salts to running bath water and let dissolve. Makes 5 cups.
  • For bath powder: Mix ingredients in plastic container. Allow mixture to rest 24 hours before using.
  • For scented body powder: Mix ingredients in container, seal well and let rest for one day.

For flower scent: 10 drops lavender oil, 10 drops palmrosa oil, 5 drop orange oil, 5 drops ylang-ylang.

For forest scent: 10 drops birch oil, 10 drops sandalwood oil, 10 drops eucalyptus oil

For fruit scent: 10 drops orange oil, 10 drops lime oil, 5 drops bergamot oil, 5 drops clove oil

For spice scent: 15 drops eucalyptus oil, 10 drops clove oil, 5 drops lavender oil

For mint scent: 20 drops peppermint oil, 10 drops lavender oil

Helpful Hints: Citric acid can be purchased at any pharmacy.

No-fail Super Simple Plastic Table Cloth Craft

All you need are two contrasting plastic table cloths and a pair of scissors  to make your outdoor table look pretty! Viola! Super inexpensive and super simple crafting!

I cut flowers, but you could do any design you like!

Wooden Craft Stick Flags to make and use for several holidays

super simple craft flag

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
Hot glue gun. I used wood glue sticks.
Tacky glue
Craft mat or wax paper

Project Instructions

Paint 4 sticks red and 3 sticks white. Paint front, back and sides. Let dry.
Paint stars white. Let dry. Cut dowel in half and paint blue. Let dry.
To glue craft sticks together I set two sticks about 4 inches apart horizontally. Starting with the red stick lay it vertically across the two sticks and glue. Alternate with white and red sticks. Before you glue the last stick trim off the ends because the craft stick will be too long.
Cut a square from the blue foam. Approximately 3×2 inches. But you may need to eyeball it and trim it.

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Super Simple Ribbon Rose to Sew

Need a quick embellishment for a hat, a blouse, a box even a strand of pearls?

Ribbon roses are Super Simple and easy to make in a few minutes.

Grab your ribbon, a needle, thread and scissors. Have fun!

Terri O Ribbon Rose

A Gift for Your Table or Another’s

Need a fast hostess gift? Does your child want to make a present for their teacher? Just want something new on your dinner table tonight?

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“Vintage Snowman” Crafted by Carol for Terri O

This craft project upcycles two items, a wine bottle (washed) and jewelry (some you have and never seem to wear or perhaps some great thrift store finds). You can use it as a candle holder for a dripless candle or a a vase for a single flower.

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“Smiles” Crafted by Carol for Terri O

Materials:

Pretty paper – I used scrapbook paper

Embellishments – ribbons, jewelry, paper flowers

Recycled wine bottle

Tools:

Strong craft glue or Glue Gun with glue sticks

Scissors or paper cutter

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“Merry & Bright” Crafted by Carol for Terri O

Instructions:

1. Set wine bottle on a flat surface and place paper around it. Not all bottles are blown equally, your paper will probably overlap on small bottles and it might have a small gab with larger ones. Decide where you want to cut or tear the paper and do so.

2. If you are adding a  brooch, go ahead and carefully pin it to the paper and tape across the pinback on the back side of the paper for extra security.

3. Glue on paper.

4. Tear or cut paper for the throat of the bottle and glue on.

5. Embellish with ribbon.

Project time is about 10 minutes per bottle once you have chosen your paper and embellishments.