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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!!

Beaded Snowman Ornament

This was SUPER simple, and something that the kiddos can easily do as well!  So much fun, and it’s good for the soul!  It really only takes a few supplies, and you have an adorable snowman ornament! I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First I always clean my crafting area off, and then gather all of my supplies.  Next I gather my supplies.  I used wooden beads, red embroidery floss, some bells, some twine, white paint, and an orange and super fine permanent marker.  The first step is to tie a large knot in at the bottom of your twine, making sure it’s large enough that the beads won’t slip off.  I then painted my beads with a white wash, by adding some water to white paint. After those dry, put 3 wooden beads on the twine. When I pulled the twine though the top bead, I tied it off, then created a loop at the top with the twine.  Then you just paint the face and buttons on with orange and black marker!  I then tied a bow on the front with red embroidery thread, and attached a little bell with some hot glue!

 

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

Merry Christmas Truck

This little sign is just so cute!  It’s also extremely simple.  Pretty much all you need are the embellishments and some chalk paint and hot glue. As always, I hope you’re 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 brownie pan (try to not get the non-stick kind, the paint wants to peel), white chalk paint, a little red truck with tree ornament, ribbon, some scrapbook paper, miniature trees, ribbon, wooden letters, gold gilding gel, E6000, hot glue gun, and embellishments. First I put on 2 coats of white chalk paint around all the sides and top of the pan.  I didn’t need to put it in the very middle because I was going to cover that with scrapbook paper anyway.  Then I put the paper in the pan upside down to trace the size to cut out.  Then I cut it out, cutting in just a tiny bit to make sure it fit in the bottom.  Then I attached it with E6000, and tacked the corners with hot glue to keep it in place.  Then I hot glued a small jenga block to the back of my truck ornament and then placed it on the lower left side of the pan with hot glue.  Then I took miniature trees and staggered them on the right side by hot gluing them to the bottom of the pan.  Then I added the bow on top, and Christmas tree lining around the outer edges with hot glue.  Then I painted my wooden letters white, and then used gold gilding gel and lightly used my finger to rub around the edges of the letters to make them pop  a little bit.  I placed them where I thought it would look good, then I hot glued them down as well. Finally I added some holly berries on the corners, and ribbon on the back to hang it.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me anytime!

Supplies:
Brownie Pan – Dollar Tree – $1.00
White Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=white+chalk+paint&quickview=80958494
Red truck Ornament – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Ribbon – Hobby Lobby – $1.99  https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=white+chalk+paint&quickview=80958494
Scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby – $ 0.34 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=wood+scrapbook+paper&quickview=80985288
Holly with Berries – Target (Dollar Spot) – $3.00
Wooden Letters – Hobby Lobby – $ 4.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Painting-Surfaces/Wood/Wood-Letters—1-1-4/p/80821272
Golden gilding Gel – Amazon – $8.22 https://www.amazon.com/Viva-Decor-1-76-Ounce-Elegant-Beeswax/dp/B005BEGH0M/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=gold+rub&qid=1612834096&sr=8-13
Miniature Trees – Dollar General – $1.00 for 3
E-6000 – Walmart – $ 2.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-with-Precision-Tip-Clear-1-oz/52678045

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

Merry Christmas Sign with Red Truck

This Christmas craft, was a very simple craft, and really is above cute!

First of all, I  cleaned off my lap table. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a 5×7 frame, with some bumps on the inner part for some texture, white chalk paint, a Christmas ornament with a red truck, some scrapbook paper, mini ornaments, unstrung pearls and twine!  The first step was to paint the frame white.  You really need to use chalk paint here, to make sure it adheres.  You might also need 2 coats.  Once that is completely dry, I took a sanding block, and gently rubbed the edges where the bumps are on the frame, and randomly over the frame.  I then took the backing out, and traced around it on the scrapbook paper, then cut out the scrapbook paper and hot glued it to the cardboard.  Then I took my twine and put the ornaments and pearls on it, making sure to tie the ends off.  I then took that and draped it along the frame, hot gluing it where I wanted it to stay.  I attached my truck ornament to the backing with the scrapbook paper, and then put it back into the frame!  All done!

 

Supplies:
5×7 Frame – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Mini Christmas Ornaments – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Unstrung Pearls – Amazon – $6.99 https://www.amazon.com/Loose-Crafts-Pearls-Beads-Ivory/dp/B007VL31R0/ref=sr_1_23?dchild=1&keywords=unstrung+pearls&qid=1612084430&sr=8-23
Christmas scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby – $0.69 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Paper-Cardstock/Printed-Paper-Single-Sheets/Vintage-Santa-Scrapbook-Paper—12-x-12/p/80641784
White Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $ 1.39 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Cottage-White-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80958494
Twine – Amazon – $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Shintop-Industrial-Materials-Gardening-Applications/dp/B00YWNLYAQ/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=twine&qid=1612084856&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSFdGSzMzMVY2QTk1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMjkwOTU0M1Q5Mlk1SVRGVlJKWSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTQ5OTM3MU1UWko0V0JYTk4xVSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Red Truck ornament – Dollar Tree – $1.00