Home Sweet Home Sign

I purchased this table place mat for $1.00 at Dollar Tree.  As you can see, I didn’t want to use it as a place mat at all! I think it turned out quite cute as a sign! I made this craft many months ago, and just haven’t posted it yet.  I hope you all enjoy this craft! Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I made sure my table on my bed was cleaned off, and I gathered all of my supplies. I used a plastic place mat that I purchased at Dollar Tree, some natural rope, twine, some wooden beads, my glue gun, scissors and scraps of ribbon to make my bow!  First I took something large and round, and I put it over the placemat where I wanted it to have lines to cut it out.  I traced around it, and cut it out.  Then I just took my rope and hot glued it around the perimeter.  After this, I took some twine, and I beaded some wooden beads on it, alternating in size.  I tied it off, and made a loop at the top, then attache it to the back of the placemat with hot glue.  I then just threw together a “messy bow” with some matching scraps of ribbon I had.  (Look up Messy Bow on YouTube, if you need directions on how to make one)  I attached my bow with more hot glue, and it was all finished!!

Three Tier Tray

This is a super simple and CHEAP way to create a 3 tier tray!  You get to choose what color  you want it to be to match your decor to boot.  I hope you are staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my crafting area. The next step is to gather all of my supplies.  I made 2 trays, in 2 different colors, so I got my round cake pans, stove burners, candlesticks, paint, and E6000.  Then I took the biggest burner and used that on the bottom, I attached that to the bottom of the cake pan with E6000, then I attached the smaller burner cover to the cake pan with a candle holder between each one.  I let this dry a full day.  Then I went in and painted both the color I wanted them to be.  It’s important to use chalk paint here, as if you use anything else it most likely won’t adhere.  I had to use 2 coats of paint (letting the 1st coat dry fully before applying the 2nd coat).  After that dried, I took a paint brush and added the black around the rims of the pans.  That really is all there is to it, it’s super cheap, and a simple process.  Enjoy!

Supplies:

Set of stove burner covers – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Round cake pan – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Chalk paint in whatever color you choose – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Sheepskin-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80751097
Black Paint – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.59 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/271
Candlestick holders – Dollar Tree – $1.00 each
Wooden beads – Amazon – $ 6.99 https://www.amazon.com/Dastrendz-Natural-Unfinished-Decoration-Jewelry/dp/B08HHHQZPN/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+beads&qid=1613166878&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-10
E6000 – Walmart – $ https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-with-Precision-Tip-Clear-1-oz/52678045

Beaded Pumpkins

This is another craft that I sent to my daughter’s class for them to create at their Halloween party. It’s extremely simple to do, and all the kids loved it!  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used orange pony beads (you can use any color), orange pipe cleaners, and green pipe cleaners. Then I took 4 pipe cleaners, and entwined them in the middle where it looks like wheel spokes.  On each “spoke”, I pushed 15 pony beads to the very center. I held the middle of the “wheel spoke” and pulled all of the pipe cleaners together, then I twisted the pipe cleaners together at the top to hold them all together.  Then I took a green pipe cleaner and created a stem on the orange pipe cleaner at the top.  Finally, I “fluffed out” my pumpkin by pulling each pipe cleaner back to make a pumpkin shape!

Supplies:

Orange pony beads – Hobby Lobby – $0.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=orange+pony+bead&quickview=80928626
Orange pipe cleaners – Walmart – $1.94 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Creativity-Street-Chenille-Stems-Regular-Orange-100-Pkg/153950898
Green pipe cleaners – Walmart – $1.94 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Creativity-Street-Chenille-Stems-Regular-Orange-100-Pkg/153950898

Felt Roses – Lifelike!

This craft, admittedly, took me a while to complete, but was so worth it!  This craft takes very little money to make, but a fair amount of time.  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a piece of cardboard, cheap felt, scissors, glue gun, needle and thread, and something to mark on the felt.  I started off by making a circle out of my cardboard.   I used a large paint bottle (about 4.5 cm), and just traced around it.  Then I cut that out.  This was my template.  Then I traced 9 circles on the felt.  After you cut these circles out, you will then cut each circle in 1/2.  After that, I made a chain with the 1/2 circles by sewing them together laying them on top of each other one by one along the flat side of the halves.  When you get to the end, you pull the thread just slightly until the felt makes a small circle formation.  Then tie off the end.  I then took a hot glue gun, and started rolling the middle, gluing along the flat end to hold it in place as you go.  The middle will be rolled pretty tight, then just glue normally as you go outward.  When you get to the end, just glue it together, and there is the rose!  I finished mine off with a small pearl in the middle on top.  This is a VERY cheap craft, and makes such a beautiful rose in the end.

Supplies:

Felt piece – Walmart – $0.28 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Felt-Tomato-Red-9×12/946789267

Decoupaged Soap – Christmas Themed

These soaps are SUPER easy, and extremely adorable.  You can do them for any season, or any decor that you want to use.  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used bars of Dove soap, cute napkins, and decopage! First you start off by peeling away the upper most layer of the napkin you want to use.  Then take the decopage and put a thin layer all over the top of the soap.  Lay your napkin on the soap exactly how you want it to look, then use decopage again on the top of the napkin to seal it.  While it’s wet, gently pull away at the edges to pull it away from around the soap.  That’s it!  It’s such a simple craft!

Supplies:
Dove soap – Dollar Tree $1.00 per bar of soap
Cute napkins – you can find many small sets of napkins online.  Here is one example – $ 9.99 for 50 napkins https://www.amazon.com/Cocktail-Napkins-Disposable-Christmas-Holidays/dp/B07DPP63YB/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=christmas+napkins&link_code=qs&qid=1613152715&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-8&tag=mozilla-20
Decopage – Wal-Mart – $ 0.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mod-Podge-CS15139-Sealer-Glue-and-Finish-Matte-Finish-Clear-2-fl-oz/52767167

Blue and White decoupaged Pumpkins

I actually think these are my favorite craft that I’ve created to date.  I adore the look of these. They are classic, and beautiful with so many decors.  I scoured around and found the blue and white napkins at various different places!  I hope you all stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I had 3 foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree, but you can purchase them anywhere pretty cheap.  I also used some acrylic paint, white chalk paint, Model Magic, my blue napkins and decoupage.  I used some ribbon to embellish them as well.  The first step was to remove my stems, then paint the pumpkins white with chalk paint (I used 2 coats).  It’s important you use chalk paint to make sure it adheres to the pumpkin and doesn’t peel off.  Then I created my stems.  I used a little bit of model magic and rolled it into a good size ball, then I cut that in 1/2.  After that I just molded the clay around the green stem and made them the way I wanted them to look. I then painted those with the chalk paint as well.  I used 2 coats.  I used the tooth picks to push them into something that would keep them up straight.  I let these dry overnight so the clay was hardened.  Then I painted each stem the color I wanted.  I used metallic silver and metallic blue.  Then you choose what napkins you want to use, and peel them apart until you only have the very top pretty layer left. Next, I put some decoupage into a Styrofoam bowl and used a paintbrush to cover the pumpkins one small section at a time and applied the napkins. I did this by cutting the napkins into sections that I wanted to use all around the pumpkin.  You may have to use decoupage at the very end to put on the pumpkins and use the paint brush to get the napkins to stay down on the pumpkins.  After this, I let these dry another day, and they were done.  I know the process takes a while, but to me it was worth it!

Supplies:

Foam Pumpkins: Dollar Tree: $1.00, or you can get 12 pumpkins online at Amazon: $14.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G1KL67R/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08G1KL67R&pd_rd_w=KKi4l&pf_rd_p=b34bfa80-68f6-4e86-a996-32f7afe08deb&pd_rd_wg=jBni7&pf_rd_r=SV6N4M8BYQZ194JXHF8W&pd_rd_r=c5eae7f8-607d-4e8e-8ca3-11ffb032f3a5&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNlcwM0dVQ1lRSkhEJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODk2NjIxNU83Rk1MVVNXREo4JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyOTQwMjExSkxNTUFPSFdQVUZOJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Napkins: (20 napkins) on Amazon – $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Napkins-Shabby-Wedding-porcelain/dp/B07DT9B637/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=blue+and+white+napkins&qid=1612831384&s=home-garden&sr=1-2
White chalk paint: Hobby Lobby: $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Cottage-White-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80958494
Metallic Paints: Hobby Lobby – $2.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Deep-Sapphire-Extreme-Sheen-Metallic-Paint/p/80937512
Ribbon Embellishment: Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Ribbons-Trim/Ribbon/King-Blue-Double-Face-Satin-Ribbon—3-8%22/p/47020
Model Magic: Amazon – $3.49 https://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Lightweight-Modeling-Material-Decorate/dp/B00006IBOZ/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=model+magic+clay&qid=1612831763&sr=8-5

Jenga Block Pumpkins

I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I really needed some time with my family, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  These are so simple and so adorable! These can be painted any color, so they can be used for Halloween or Thanksgiving or just Fall in general!  I painted some a cream color, and some pumpkin orange.  I put them on my 3 tier tray on display when I was finished with mine.

First I started with a clean area for my craft space, then I gathered all of my supplies. I used Jenga blocks that I purchased at Dollar Tree, but you can use any Jenga blocks you want.  I used the little square wooden blocks that Dollar tree sells for the stems.  I also used pumpkin colored paint, cream paint, and green for the stems.  I used floral wire and raffia for the finishing touches.  First I used hot glue put the blocks together.  If you want to make sure it is really secure, you might want to put some wood glue on as well.  After I got the “base” of the pumpkins made, I painted them orange.  Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies, top  and bottom.  I then painted the wooden squares green for the stems.  While those dried, I took my paint brush and just wrapped the floral wire around  the bottom of it to make the “stems” for the pumpkins.  I put the floral wire bottom of the stem inside the small hole. and secured it with hot glue, then I put the square green block on top for the stem with hot glue.  After this, I made a small bow with the raffia and secured that to the front with hot glue.  Then they were finished and SO adorable!

  • Jenga Blocks – Dollar Tree, but you can also purchase them at Amazon – $4.18
  • Floral Wire – Hobby Lobby – $3.99
  • Raffia – Walmart – $2.24
  • Wooden Square Blocks – Walmart – $6.98
  • Pumpkin chalk paint – Walmart – $.50
  • Green Apple Barrel Paint – Walmart – $.50

Teal Pumpkin Sign with Wooden Bead Halo

The next several posts, you’ll see this statement:  I am SO sorry it’s taken me so long to post these past several posts, but the holiday season with my family came first, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  This turned out so very pretty…. Everyone I showed the final product of this craft was in love.  I recommend that you make sure to use a somewhat thick piece of wire, so that it doesn’t bend very easy.

First, I covered my lap desk with clean postage paper.  I took the wooden pumpkin that I purchased at Dollar Tree, and I used my heat gun to heat up the panels and then pulled them off with a small chisel.  After pulling them off, I stained the bottom pumpkin part a little darker by putting the stain on, then wiping most of it off with a baby wipe.  Then I painted each of the panels a metallic green.  (Making sure to paint the sides as well)  While those dried, I took my wooden beads, and I put them in a bowl with paint that has some water in it to make it where the beads don’t have a super thick cover and just rolled them around, then took them out to dry.  I then just took some hot glue, and glued the  panels back where they belong and took some twine and wrapped it around the stem at the top, securing it in the back with hot glue.  I took a fairly large gauge wire and I threaded my white beads on it.  I bent it to the angle I liked, and secured it to the back of the pumpkin at the bottom on each side.  I purchased a “blessed” wooden saying at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off, and hot glued that on the front at an angle.  After this, I finished it with a super cute “messy bow” that has little pom poms and burlap on it.  If you aren’t sure how to make a messy bow, YouTube has lots of videos on how to make one.  They really are probably the easiest way to make a really cute bow!  I sure hope you enjoy this craft as much as I did!

 

Wooden Pumpkin – Dollar Tree $1.00
Wooden Beads – Amazon – $12.99 for 200 https://www.amazon.com/200pcs-Natural-Wooden-Beads-16mm/dp/B08KFZ6BDF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+bead&link_code=qs&qid=1610033936&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-2-spons&tag=mozilla-20&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5UVdEUTkwTjhXTVEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA3NzQ2MTNTM0ozVEFLWTdNSk4mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDgzNzUwMTJHR1JWQ0VPQ09RVDgmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
Blessed Sign  – Hobby Lobby $1.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Blessed-Wood-Cutout/p/80823549
Twine – Amazon – $4.99 https://www.amazon.com/KINGLAKE-Natural-Christmas-Gardening-Applications/dp/B00WHXQIJA/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=twine&qid=1610034068&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A18R1YJVOL555M&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRllZNjMwNEdBTTkzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA5OTI2M1Y1WFRBOFBHRVkwTSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDMwNzEyMjVGVlFOUTcwUzQ1OSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Wood Stain – Amazon – $12.82 https://www.amazon.com/FolkArt-Home-Decor-Ounce-34856/dp/B00RGFXB4Y/ref=sr_1_3?crid=34NOYV4DF41A9&dchild=1&keywords=wood+stain+for+crafts&qid=1610034760&sprefix=wood+stain%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-3
Cream Paint – WalMart – $.50 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-Barrel-20505EX-Acrylic-Craft-Paint-Matte-Finish-Antique-White-2-fl-oz/36502370?selected=true
Metallic Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.61 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Aqua-Ceramcoat-Select-Multi-Surface-Metallic-Paint/p/80881857
Wire – Walmart – $4.59 https://www.walmart.com/ip/100-Galvanized-Steel-Wire-22-Gauge/23636484

Mandala Pendant

This craft can be tedious for some, but I find a lot of enjoyment in doing these mandala’s.  They are very repetitive, but the final product is just so beautiful.  I hope everyone is staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered my supplies.  I got my pendant, paints, my stencil template, white chalk pencil and dotting tools. Then I started by painting the base color. (I started by painting mine black first, but changed my mind, and went with metallic blue) Then after that is dry, I put my stencil on it centered, and then used my white chalk pencil and created the lines to make it easier to keep the dots even.  Then I started with a dot in the middle, then worked my way out from the middle with varied sized dots and colors.  After this was dry, on some of the dots, I added an additional dot on top for dimension.  That is really all there is to this craft!  I’ve done several things with this, and really adore them.

 

Supplies:

Pendant – Amazon – $ 8.00 for 10 pendants – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RS8WGNX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Paint – Hobby Lobby – $2.29 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Green-Ceramcoat-Select-Multi-Surface-Metallic-Paint/p/80881856
Dotting tools – Amazon – $ 14.99 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PV1Q4B8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Chalk pencil – Amazon – $ 6.08 for 5 pencils – https://www.amazon.com/Pepperell-SLTCLK01-Slate-Pencils-Sharpener/dp/B011Q4NSEI/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=white+chalk+pencil&qid=1613154803&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-7
Stencil template – Etsy – $ 13.68 For 2 different stencils – https://www.etsy.com/listing/756325015/for-usa-addresses-only-super-flex?ref=yr_purchases