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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!!

Ghost with Tealight Nose

This is a craft that I put together for my daughter’s teacher to do at their Halloween party, and it was a HUGE HIT!  They are so adorable, and the kiddos can decorate their room with them when they finish.  You can make any face you want on the front.  Stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all I started with a clean crafting area.  Then I gathered my supplies.  I used small white cups, an exact-o knife, battery operated tealight candles and a sharpie marker.  First I drew the eyes on and the mouth, so I knew where I would need to cut the cup for the tealight candle.  Then I made a small x with my exact-o knife and was able to push the “nose” through with no problem.  This is such a simple and fun little craft!

Supplies:

White cups – Amazon – $12.99 (for 50) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A5WTGAM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Battery Operated Tealight Candles – Amazon – $15.99 (for 50) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSXC1H5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Black sharpie marker – Walmart – $4.00 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sharpie-Permanent-Markers-Fine-Point-Black-5-Count/14922696

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

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