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Blue Mandala Disk

These crafts take a good amount of time, but the final product is just so pretty. They really show so much creativity, and the end result is really satisfying.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all my materials.  I used a wooden disk, a stencil, chalk pencil, paints and paint brushes. First I painted the base color all over the top and sides.  Then once that was dry, I took the stencil and centered it.  I marked the lines with a chalk pencil. (That way you can just wipe them off when you finish) I start with a large dot in the middle and move outward with coordinating colors.  Varying in sizes in dots.  When I finished, and the paint was totally dry, I wiped off the remaining chalk lines with a baby wipe, but just a damp paper towel works too.  Some people like to coat it with mod podge to seal it.  I left mine as is. Enjoy!

 

Supplies:
Wooden Disk – Hobby Lobby – $2.40 (for 4) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Paints – Hobby Lobby – $1.59 each https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Stencil – Etsy – $5.94 (for 4) https://www.etsy.com/listing/903981751/set-of-4-stencils-for-dot-handpainting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mandala+stencil&ref=sc_gallery-1-4&plkey=7616a1325c10bcca5d6f16e3b935830b9c00d2cb%3A903981751
White chalk pencil – Amazon – $5.81 (for 5) https://www.amazon.com/Pepperell-SLTCLK01-Slate-Pencils-Sharpener/dp/B011Q4NSEI/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=chalk+pencil&qid=1612076333&sr=8-4

Keurig Coffee Pod Holder

This is one craft that is a HUGE transformation from beginning to end!  I love this so much.  I intend on using this in my upcoming coffee nook to hold my Keurig Pod’s!  I wanna make a smaller version for tea bags soon.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a mesh trash can from Dollar Tree, a candy cane from Dollar tree, some zip ties, paint and embellishments! First, I completely unwrapped the candy cane to reveal just the plastic underneath.  The only part that I used was the top part where it curves, to make a “handle” for the cup.  I cut off the handle with heavy duty scissors. Then I took the trash can and used my hands to bend it into a “coffee cup” shape.  These baskets are pretty delicate, so go slow with this part.  After you’ve achieved the right shape, take zip ties and attach your plastic “handle” to the side where it looks right.  cut off the excess plastic on the zip ties, then paint the handle and zip ties black with chalk paint.  After this, I took a wooden tag, painted it black, then wrote “Coffee” in metallic marker.  I got some twine and attached it to the top!  I love how this turned out.  I know others have done a version of this, but I had to try it and share it!

 

Supplies:

Candy Cane – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Mesh Trash Can –  Dollar Tree – $1.00
Zip ties – Amazon – 4.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GK6P52V/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOTZURUtLWE5MOUQxJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTgyMDEyV1M0NTBZVU1aQUtMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5MzQyMDkzM1o4NFVHVjVaUkNRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfaHFwX3NoYXJlZCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Black chalk paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GK6P52V/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOTZURUtLWE5MOUQxJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTgyMDEyV1M0NTBZVU1aQUtMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5MzQyMDkzM1o4NFVHVjVaUkNRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfaHFwX3NoYXJlZCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Wooden Tags – Dollar General – $1.00 (For 6)

Jenga Block Snowmen

I just adore this craft!  It’s very straight forward, and turns out simply adorable!  One of my best friends did this with he daughter after I gave her instructions as well, and it just was a super easy craft.  This is a perfect craft to give as a gift, or to decorate your own tree with! I love this one.

First I cleaned off my lap desk.  Then I took my wooden tags, and cut them to the size of a “brim of a hat” with a small little saw.  I made extra because they were so thin, that they broke pretty easy.  Then I gathered all my little jenga blocks and painted mine a cream color.  You can use any color you want your snowman, I just chose cream.  As those were drying, I started painting my brims of my hats.  You need to cut them before you paint them so the top and bottoms aren’t exposed.  After that, I took the hat “brims” and hot glued them on, at an angle.  After this, I painted above where I put the brim on, and where the hat would be around the snowman.  Then I took really small eye hooks, and screwed them into the top of the hats.  This was probably the hardest part of the craft.  I took a push pin too “pre-drill” a hole.  I took my checkered ribbon and cut it into strips.  I wrapped each strip around the snowman’s body, then I took a toothpick with black paint to make the eyes and buttons and mouth.  Then I took another toothpick to create the nose with orange paint.  I added glitter to mine by just putting a bit of modpodge on the front with a paint brush, then sprinkling it on.  I finished it off by taking twine, and attaching it to the eye hook as a hanger.  It is a really adorable effect!

                

Supplies:
Jenga Blocks: – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Wood tags – Dollar General – $1.00
Eye screws – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Hardware-Tools/Nickel-Plated-Screw-Eyes—15mm/p/29341
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=1612072865&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A18R1YJVOL555M&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUExMSkhSQzExWk9EJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjExNTY4M1BPRjQwSldPUFhaMiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDMwNzEyMjVGVlFOUTcwUzQ1OSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Black paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.59 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Black-Ceramcoat-Acrylic-Paint/p/21
Orange Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.39 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Spiced-Pumpkin-Americana-Acrylic-Paint/p/125827

Pine Cone Halloween Gnomes

These are super cheap and fun to make!  I made 24 of them for my daughter’s class to have for Halloween. They were a huge hit, and something they can save, if they want.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered my supplies.  I used Halloween fabric, some polyfill, some various little Halloween embellishments, a lil wooden nose, some little pom poms, and of course the pinecone!  First I cut out the fabric in a way to where when I folded it together, it got smaller on the end. (Kind of a large triangle)  then I took my hot glue and after I folded the edges over I just glued it together.  Then before I put his hat on the pinecone (body), I stuffed it with some polyfill. After this, I put the hat on the pinecone, and pulled it down a bit all the way around.  I hot glued the sides and back on, but NOT the front yet.  After I put the nose under the hat where I wanted it, I glued it in place, then I glued the rest of the hat on the pinecone with hot glue.  After that I add various embellishments, like the pom poms at the bottom of the hat, and little pumpkins and bats and such!

 

Supplies:
Pinecone – Amazon – $11.91 (for 10) https://www.amazon.com/PineCones-Package-Natural-Crafting-Home/dp/B07YZNMSLX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=pinecone&qid=1611973973&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRlJCTlQ5N0E5MTEzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA3MDA4Sk0xR0JINUZLNUU3JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNjc2MzEyNlo4VUc5WkdHNDVYJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Fabric – Jo-Ann Fabric – $5.99 / yard https://www.joann.com/skeleton-glow-in-the-dark-flannel-fabric/17418542.html
Wooden Ball – Amazon – $12.99 (for 600) https://www.amazon.com/200pcs-Natural-Wooden-Beads-16mm/dp/B08KFZ6BDF/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+bead&qid=1611974123&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRkU4WkI2RFA0RjlVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzYwMzIwUjVBMkhNOThINjIzJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4Mzc1MDEyR0dSVkNFT0NPUVQ4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Polyfill – Amazon – $4.97 https://www.amazon.com/Crafters-Choice-Polyester-Fiberfill-20-Ounces/dp/B003JKOV3K/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=polyfill&qid=1611974171&sr=8-10
Embellishments – All over

Halloween Onsies

These are super easy onsies that I made for the daughter of a very dear friend of mine.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Next I created the vinyl designs I wanted on my cricuit.  After I weeded out the unnecessary areas in my vinyl, I put it on transfer paper.  I put it on the onsie where I wanted it placed and I used my cricut heat press to make them adhere to the onsie.  You can use an iron for that part.  You pull off the transfer tape, and that’s it!

 

Supplies:
Onsies, in the correct size: Amazon- $15.98 (for 8) https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-8-Pack-Short-Sleeve-Onesies-Bodysuit/dp/B07GG1P87H/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=onesie&qid=1611970864&sr=8-2
Red, Yellow and Black vinyl: Amazon – $9.34 – https://www.amazon.com/HTVRONT-Vinyl-Rolls-Heat-Transfer/dp/B089ZNXC3D/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=red+vinyl+htv&qid=1611970980&sr=8-5
Transfer Tape: Amazon – $16.99 https://www.amazon.com/Transfer-Tape-Vinyl-Alignment-Silhouette/dp/B084XC64GB/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2TSSLMVL03GZV&dchild=1&keywords=transfer+tape+for+vinyl&qid=1611971039&sprefix=transfer+tape%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMko5QlNXS09HUk5LJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTUwNzU0M0hFVUg4TVRRRjI2NyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzc4MTM0MlZMOUNQTkIySlBUSiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

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

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

Pumpkin Wood Sign with Messy Bow

How absolutely adorable did this turn out!?!  I had an idea in my mind how I wanted it to look, but I didn’t know it would be THIS so darn cute!!

First I gathered my supplies and covered my lap desk with brown postage paper. I used a wooden pumpkin that I got at Dollar Tree, paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, orange paint Mod Podge, a sanding block, twine and ribbon that I already had on hand from random various places.  The first step was to take the panels off by using my heat gun to heat up the glue underneath and then pry them off.  Then I painted the pumpkin underneath orange.  I diluted the orange paint with some water.  I didn’t want it to be a really harsh orange color, then I wiped off the excess paint.  I really like the color that it created.  For the panels, I traced them on the back of my pumpkin paper and then cut them out.  Then I used Mod Podge to attach them to the front of my panels and then used a sanding block to make the sides even.  Then I put the panels back on with hot glue and took twine around the stem and kept it on with hot glue as well.  I made my “messy bow” with just some various ribbon and pearl strands I had laying around.  I really didn’t buy anything for this project.  It turned out just adorbs in my opinion!

 

 

Updated Chunky Yarn Pumpkins!!

Googly Eyed Black Pumpkin

This adorable Halloween themed pumpkin is extremely easy to make.   Any kiddos can do it with parents help, pretty much! Just gather up the supplies and have some fun!

First gather your supplies, and cover your lap area! The supplies are just the pumpkin, black chalk paint, different sized googly eyes and E6000 and a paint brush. First step was to paint the whole pumpkin with CHALK paint.  It’s important that you use chalk paint, so it doesn’t peel off.  After the paint dries, take E6000 and apply googly eyes randomly all over the pumpkin!  That’s it!  You just let that dry, and you have an adorable pumpkin.  You can add a bow at the top if you’d like as well.  This craft really isn’t too messy, and it’s SUPER simple to do with kiddos!

 

Pumpkin: Hobby Lobby – $4.20 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fall-Thanksgiving/Decorations/Pumpkins/White-Pumpkin/p/80986642
Googly Eyes – Walmart – $5.51 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Paste-On-Standard-Oval-Googly-Eyes-80pk-Black-10-19mm/35669739
Black Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=chalk+paint&quickview=80751097
E6000 – Walmart – $3.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-3-fl-oz-Clear-or-Transparent/44148643