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Button Acorn

Okay, so I’m going to be completely transparent here.  I don’t know if I like this one.  It’s kind of growing on me. When I finished it I literally thought “Well, they can’t all be winners”. But I’m posting it anyway!  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!

First I started by gathering my supplies, as I always do and starting with a clean work space.  I used a piece of paper from Hobby Lobby that looked like real leaves.  I got a little decoration from Dollar General that looked like a little acorn, and I gathered a bunch of buttons and my E6000 and some raffia.  First I took the top of the acorn off and I put a piece of paper that was close to the size of the bottom of the acorn on there and I took a sanding block, and just took off the excess paper around the edges.  It came off really easy.  Then I just glued the paper down.  I then put the top of the acorn back on and just started covering it with buttons!  Then I made a little bow with raffia after I was done with the buttons and used hot glue to keep that on there.  It really was a super simple craft!

 

 

Heart Button Sign

My daughter and I made two of these signs in February. My mom loved it, so I had to make her one too. I didn’t do step by step instructions back then, so I did them now. I hope you all like this! Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!!

First I covered my lap table with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies. I used an 8×10 picture frame that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00.  I also used E6000, a heart cut out that I printed out online. (I will put a pdf of what I used below) I used a ton of various red buttons, red chalk paint and an 8×10 THIN canvas that I bought at Dollar Tree for $1.00 for a pack of 3.  I printed out my heart and cut it out.  Then I traced it on my canvas making sure I left room on the edges to where when I put the canvas back in the frame, the buttons wouldn’t be covered by the frame.  Then I started putting the buttons on the canvas where the heart goes.  The cheap buttons should go on the bottom.  They are the ones that won’t be seen.  You will need all sizes of buttons, and you will want all different kinds and shapes.  After I finished the bottom, I covered the top of the heart with the prettier buttons to make it look nice.  I painted the frame with chalk paint, so the paint wouldn’t peel off.  I took a sanding block and distressed the frame to make it look a little more farm house style.  Then I put the canvas into the frame after the paint dried, and it’s all finished!

Heart PDF

Hanging Candle Wreath

I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out.  It looks so pretty hanging outside in the evening.  It hangs on any hook.  The decoration can be changed for any season, so in the winter, I can put greenery, and I can decorate for Valentines Day and Easter etc.  It’s absolutely perfect because when the batteries go out, I just change them!  Perfection!  This craft is absolutely SUPER simple.

First I started by taking the grapevine wreath, and then tying the ribbon that I cut in 3 pieces (equally) around the center of the wreath.  Then I took the wreath together at the top and I secured it together.  You should probably use a large safety pin and then secure it with hot glue.  Then you just put the bottom of a flower pot that fits perfectly in the bottom of it at the bottom and put your candles on top and decorate around with whatever you want for the season.  I used leaves for fall.

 

Pallet Pumpkins with Wooden Trucks

These adorable pallets started out as just tiny wood pallets (I forgot to take initial pictures of them, I’m sorry) and turned out to be perfect little pumpkins.  I used little squares of wood for the stems, and green floral wire for the leaves on the sides.  Then the wooden leaves on top I painted metallic red!  The wooden trucks with the pumpkins were the finishing touch. I hope you’re staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I started with a clean desk in my bed.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used 3 mini pallets from Dollar Tree, orange paint, red metallic paint, wooden leaves, wooden trucks, wood squares from Dollar Tree, green floral wire, wood stain, paint brushes, and glue gun.  The first step I did was paint the pallets orange all over.  Then I stained three wooden blocks with wood stain.  I didn’t stain them darkly, though.  I painted the stain on, then wiped it off.  Then after the paint was dry, I attached the wooden blocks to the pallets with hot glue.  I then wound up the floral wire around a paint brush to curl it, and then cut it off and attached it to the top of the pumpkin with hot glue.  I then painted the 9 wooden leaves metallic red and let it dry.  I attached those to the tops of the pumpkins with hot glue after they were dry.  Then I added the little wooden trucks to the bottom with hot glue.  I purchased the wooden leaves and wooden trucks at Hobby Lobby.  I will attach links to everything I can find at the bottom as always. I also used raffia at the end and just tied it in the middle and attached with hot glue it and cut it on each side.

 

Cat Paw Photo Sign by Ella

This sign goes with my 11 year old, Ella’s Daisy Photo Sign. She and I love how these are turning out. I want to get back to Dollar General ASAP to try to get about 3 more signs so hopefully she can make a little wall next to her bed with various ideas on them, with the same color theme. She is super excited about the idea. I hope everyone is safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! (By the way, we are planning on creating a page on my site for my Ella for kiddos to follow! It will be Ella’s Corner, and it will have all kid friendly crafts on it!)

First she covered her lap desk with paper towels to keep it safe from getting paint on it. Then she gathered all of her supplies. She used a sign with a little thing that came out of the top that we found at Dollar General. She also used various paints, Mod podge, a sanding block, a saw tooth hanger, and various other supplies like paint brushes, a heat gun (not necessary), and a hammer.

The first step was to paint the sign completely black. She painted it all over, on the back and all the sides. She used 2 coats, making sure to dry each coat between coats with the heat gun. Then she sanded it just a little bit to even out the black paint on it. Then she drew the paw print with a pencil. She painted that in with the white paint, and dried that with the heat gun. Then she used the pastel paints to fill in each paw pad. She made sure that was dry, then she painted the top with a thin layer of Mod podge to keep it all safe, and dried it again. She turned it around and nailed in the saw tooth hanger to be able to hang the sign on the wall. That was it! Super simple!!! ?? ?

Daisy Photo Sign by Ella

This sign was created completely by my 11 year old from beginning to end! She did such a wonderful job on this. I could not be any more proud of her!!! She is my little mini-me crafter. As always, I hope everyone is staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!! ??

First she covered her lap desk with paper towels to keep it safe from getting paint on it. Then she gathered all of her supplies. She used a sign with a little thing that came out of the top that we found at Dollar General. She also used various paints, mod podge, a sanding block, a saw tooth hanger, and various other supplies like paint brushes, a heat gun (not necessary), and a hammer.

First, she painted the sign completely black all over (don’t forget the sides and back). Ella used two coats of paint, making sure to let each coat dry completely before moving on to the next step by using a heat gun. Then she sanded the paint making sure it was even all around. Not too hard, just enough to make it even. Next, she made random white dots around the canvas, making sure to leave enough space around them for the petals to come out of them. Then she dried those with the heat gun, and went back with pastel colors and went around the white dots and made petals on each one. After drying this layer with the heat gun, she applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to make sure it stayed safe. Then, she turned it around and applied a saw tooth hanger (making sure the “teeth” face down at the top of your picture) with a hammer. Then she was all finished! It really turned out super cute, and I think she is going to make more.

Room Name Sign For Girl

I made this sweet sign for my daughter’s room that we are redecorating. She absolutely loved it! You can’t see very well from my first set of pictures, but you can’t see the glitter or the details extremely well but I plan on retaking the pictures when I can take them outside. (It’s been raining today all day) I’ll post the retaken pictures then. I really hope this post finds everyone safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! ? ?

First I started by covering my work space with my postage paper to make sure my lap desk keeps clean. Then I gathered up all of my supplies, I thought I would be using for this craft. I used 3 long paint stir sticks, wide craft sticks, paint, mod podge, glitter, stencils, E6000, wooden alphabet letters, wooden beads, twine, and various other supplies such as a glue gun, sanding block, heavy duty scissors, regular scissors, paint brushes, and a pencil.

The first step was to sand down all of the paint sticks. No one wants a splinter! Then I lined up the three paint sticks the way I liked the way they looked, and then turned them around. I took the craft sticks, after the stir sticks were lined up straight, and put a mark on one where it would hold across the three sticks, but not show the outline. So I marked it a little bit short on each side, but long enough to make sure to hold the three sticks together when I put the wood glue on to hold it. Then I used the one craft stick that I marked and marked the rest of the sticks that I used. (I used a total of 5 to hold mine) Then I put just a tad of hot glue on them and I used wood glue to hold it down.

Then I let it dry and then turned it over and painted the whole front and sides black. I dried that with a heat gun. I sat that to the side and painted my letters with two coordinating colors. This took two coats of paint, making sure each coat is dry before applying the next. Then I painted designs on top of each letter with the opposite color. I used a heat gun and dried that, then used the sanding block to make it look a little aged.

Then I did the tiny flower stencil along the bottom and top. Coloring the flowers purple and the vines green. The sides I stenciled larger flowers. After the paint on that dried, I applied a light layer of mod podge, then a very light dusting of light pink fine glitter. I let that dry, then I attached my letters to the front by applying wood glue to the back, then some hot glue to help keep it attached while the wood glue dries. To make the hanger, I used twine and wooden beads I painted different colors and used different sizes for a different look. I just tied knots between beads and used a good amount of hot glue at each end to hold it. I later went in with a staple gun and just reinforced it with a staple on each side, just in case.

Sweet Strawberry Sign

Oh how adorable this sign is. I can almost smell how sweet those strawberries are! I saw a similar inspiration online, and it was just so cute, so I wanted to re-create it. I hand embroidered every single strawberry, but it was worth it! I went on YouTube to learn how to do a French knot. I am currently working on my section of the blog that will outline all of the stuff I’m researching and doing daily to work on MYSELF! I will start doing a daily entry into my own personal journal, and update the blog weekly for all of you to follow to see my failures and SUCCESSES! I really hope that this article finds you all Safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!! *hugs*

First I started with a clean craft space by having my lap table covered with postage paper. Then I gathered all the supplies I would need. I used a small sign I bought at Dollar General for $1.00. It measures 6 inches x 6 inches. I made a strawberry pdf. and printed it out for an outline. (It’s on the bottom of the page if you would like it as well) I also used red and green “easy felt”. I used white Waverly chalk paint, white embroidery thread and white pom pom trim. I also used buffalo check ribbon. I also used various other supplies such as embroidery needle, needle threader, paint brush, hot glue gun, scissors, pen and a heat gun.
First thing that I did was cut out my strawberries on my pdf file. I traced the bottom part on the red felt 8 times, and the stem on the green felt 8 times. then I wrote a small “T” at the top of each strawberry bottom, so I wouldn’t forget where the top of the strawberry was. I cut the tops of the strawberries out. (The stems) I used white embroidery thread, and watched YouTube to learn how to do a French Knot. I kept all of my strawberries still on the felt, and just embroidered one at a time before cutting the thread off on the back of each one. If you don’t want to do this, you could just use a white paint pen, and make dots on the strawberries would be my guess. (I have not tried this) I just wanted the look of the thread. After I finished all the strawberries, I used some hot glue on the back of each strawberry, just to secure the thread.
Next, I painted the sign white. It took 2 coats. I used my heat gun between coats to make sure it was dry between coats. Then I cut out all of the strawberry bottoms, and attached the tops with hot glue. after they all dried, I put them on the sign in a way that I thought looked nice and attached them with hot glue. I put the white pom pom border all around the edges with hot glue, and added the buffalo check ribbon at the top in a bow, and just used hot glue to create a hangar with it as well.

My Crafting Companion is Too Tired to Continue!

My poor sweet little girl couldn’t go any longer… ??????

 

Grateful/Thankful/Blessed Coaster Sign

I really love the crackle and the color in this sign. I know it is only a small pop of yellow, but I think it’s just adorable. Stay Safe, Healthy and HAPPY my amazing friends! *hugs*

First, I covered my lap table with brown postage paper! (now if you follow my blogs, I know you’re not surprised by this!!) Next I gathered my supplies I thought I would be using! I used 3 coasters, twine, wood beads, ivory chalk paint, yellow paint, vinyl decals, or you can write it with a black paint pen as well by hand, and draw the flower. If you would like me to make the decals for this project for you, please read the supply list at the bottom. It was a really simple flower. You will also need other supplies such as a glue gun, paint brushes, black sharpie and scissors.

First I painted the coasters ivory several times (making sure to let the paint dry between coats). Then I changed my mind and wanted to paint it a grey color. After I painted it grey, I changed my mind again, and went back to ivory. Haha, so I painted lots of coats of paint. By the time I was finished, it had a crackle finish on it. I really liked it.

Then I put on my vinyl decals that I made with my Cricut. My flower did not have black in the middle, so I just colored it in by hand with a black sharpie. I really love the way they turned out. As I stated above, if you don’t have a Cricut, you can just write it yourself, or if you would like, I can make the decals for you for a small cost. Just read the supplies below for cost information.

Next I colored 4 wooden beads yellow. I let them dry well, and triple knotted a long piece of twine. I put some hot glue on the other end of the twine to make it easier to put the wood beads on. I put a bead on, then I attached a twine tassel that I made. The more that I worked with the tassel, the better it looked. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but it looked much better the more that I played with it. I knotted the twine above the bead very well, then I attached it to the bottom coaster with a very good amount of hot glue. then I took the hot glue to the top of the coaster and went straight up and hot glued it to the top of the back of the coaster. Then I tied another triple knot after the glue had dried well, and put on another bead. I did this all the way up, until all the coasters were attached and there was a bead at the very top. Then you should create a hanger with the twine. I did a loop, but I think that if you did a hanger where it held on both sides, then came up and had a yellow bead at the top, I think that would be more steady. I’m not sure if that’s the case, though since I didn’t do this. At any rate, I think it really turned out super cute! I love it!