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Craft Ideas

Learn about a variety of craft ideas. These craft ideas will not be limited to one specific type of craft. Craft ideas listed will pertain to holiday specific crafts, every day crafts and more!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Craft Ideas

Craft Ideas - Mirror Mirror on the Wall

This is a real simple craft idea but could add a lot of charm to a poorly decorated room.

Materials Needed:

Plastic Charger Plate, Silver
Round Mirror (will need to fit center of charger)
Plate Hanger


Apply glue around perimeter and in center of mirror back. Press firmly onto charger. Place a heavy object on top to weight down until dry. It needs to dry approximately 2 hours.

Use plate hanger to display on wall.

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Monday, May 29, 2006

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Craft Ideas - How to Make a Garbage Bag Wreath

As with some of my other blogs that I have posted on this Memorial Day, I want to first take time to thank all of our brave men and women who have served our country so that we here in the U.S.A. have freedom. I also want to thank those who are currently serving in our military. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!

Now, for a bit of crafting talk.

If you are looking for an easy craft that even the kids enjoy doing then consider a making a wreath from garbage bags. I have to warn you that this craft takes a very long time to do.

Here's what you will need:

One wire clothes hanger
Garbage bags (they come in various colors so you choose your color)


Undo wire clothes hanger. You do this by untwisting it. Then straighten out the clothes hanger but be sure to leave the hook that is already in the hanger. Now shape the clothes hanger into a circle and twist the end so that it form a complete circle.

Cut strips of garbage bags. There is no telling how many strips you will need. But for length try to cut them approximately 5 inches long. You can even experiment with the length to get the desired look.

Now begin tieing the strips onto the clothes hanger. You just tie the strips like you would tie a shoe but instead of a bow, tie a knot. As you finish tieing one strip, make sure that each strip is nestled tightly against the adjacent strip. Do this until all of the clothes hanger is covered but be sure not to tie any on the hanger.

Then embellish the wreath with your desired embellishments. This can be small stuffed animals, baby bottles (for a baby shower), miniature red hats for the red hat society etc. Be creative.

Just hang the wreath using the exposed "hook" on the hanger.

Have fun!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

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Craft Ideas - How to Make Organic Stationery

Howdy everyone! Yes, I said "Howdy." That's good ol' East Texas slang. I hope everything is going well for you. Today I will share how to make Organic Style Stationary/Greeting Cards.

Materials Needed:
1 Red Apple
Card Stock
Acrylic Paints
Paint brush
Embossing Pen
Embossing Powder
Embossing Gun


Cut apple in half from top to bottom. Allow apple to dry about 20 minutes. At the end of 20 minutes touch the apple and make sure the apple is not very wet. As a matter of fact, the less juice on the apple the better or the paint will just soak in. Dab the apple onto a napkin to remove any excess juice. Don't worry about the apple the turning brown, that's not a problem.

Apply paint to the apple. The paint will go on the part that you just newly exposed, not the red part. Be creative. You can have the outline as one color, the center of the apple can be another color, or however you like. I would suggest outlining the apple in red so that when you apply it to the card stock it will look like an apple. If the paints mix when you apply them to the apple that is OK because that adds to the organic feel. Keep in mind the apple is acting as a stamp.

Place the painted side of the apple onto the card stock. Be sure to center your design before actually placing on the paper. Press the apple down firmly. Carefully, slide the apple and the card stock off of your workspace. Be careful to not move the apple on your paper or it will mess up your design. Once you have the apple and paper off of your workspace, continue to carefully press the paper onto the apple to ensure that you are touching each and every part of the painted apple so that all the painted area is covered. This is done because unless you are able to cut the apple perfectly (which is unlikely) you will have small hills and bumps that can only be covered by pressing the paper onto the apple.

Once the paint is dry it's time to use the embossing pen. Draw small circles that represent the seeds in the middle of the apple shape that is on your cardstock. Also, draw on a stem. The embossing pen dries rather fast so you will need to be quick. Cover the seeds and the stem that you drew with the embossing powder and then use your embossing gun over the embossing powder. This gives your apple design that special detailed touch.

This is such a fun craft to make! Have fun!

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Monday, May 15, 2006

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Craft Ideas - It Looks Like Tile

Hi there! My goodness it has been rather hectic lately. My uncle found out the other day that he had a heart attack but he didn't even know he had had one! He went in for a physical and the EKG showed that at some point in time he had a heart attack. Needless to say, he was scared. They are running some more tests but they want him to quit smoking. He smokes about two packs a day so I'm afraid it's going to be rather difficult for him to quit.

My sister has also been rather sick with a virus. I think I may need to open my own hospital!

Anyway, I've still made time for crafting and wanted to tell you about this fun craft idea.

I'll tell you what you need then explain how it looks.

Materials Needed:

decorative scrapbook paper
crafter's glue
mat board
frame to fit mat board


Cut the mat board to your desired size. (Preferably a square).

Cut your decorative scrapbook paper into four squares. Remember we are going for the tile look here so if there is a design on the scrapbook paper try to center that design when you cut the square. NOTE: When trying to determine size of squares try to think that you probably want to place your paper squares in the four corners of the mat board. So this will leave a thin space of black mat board going vertical and a thin space going horizontal. But you do want to leave enough mat board space showing so that you are able to tell a definite separation between the paper squares.

Glue the four squares onto mat board. Then frame the mat board. You can either put the glass with the frame or not. The four squares now look like tile.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Craft Ideas

Hi! I hope everything is going well for you. It's been a rainy morning here in East Texas. It's a great time for crafting!

I posted this craft idea on my Mother's Day Craft Idea Blog but I wanted to post the idea here too because it is a fun project to do both by yourself or with the kids. Plus the flowers can be given for any type of gift. Enjoy!

This craft project will take some time to complete but would be easy for the kids to do with supervision of course.

I call this "Color Me Pretty."

Materials Needed:

white carnations (however many you want to color)
flower vase - for each carnation
food coloring

Fill vase 1/4 full of water.

Add approximately 10 to 20 drops of food coloring. You may need more if your vases are large.

You should trim the stem at an angle before putting it in the vase. Put a flower in each vase and let it sit for a day.

Over the course of several hours you should begin to see a change in the color of the carnation!

If after about 6-7 hours your carnation has not started changing colors then add more food coloring.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

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Craft Idea

Hi folks. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been a bit under the weather but am feeling much better now.

Today's craft idea is how to make a decorative placemat. But it really shouldn't be used to put your plate of food on. It's really more for a decorative centerpiece look. It's a very simple but creative idea.

Materials Needed:

One placemat (purchase at discount store)

Silk flowers (for this idea we'll use daisies)

Round Rhinestones

Hot glue

I know this may sound kind of strange but take apart your silk flowers. This can be done by removing the flower from the stem and then removing the bottom from the flower and the flower should slide off. You will probably end up with two separate flowers.

Place a dab of hot glue on your placemat. Then place the flower piece over the glue. Notice that a small dot of glue will come up through the flower piece because of the hole that was created by the manufacturer to put the flower on the stem. Place a round rhinestone on top of the dab of glue.

You now have a flower completed!

Now continue to cover the placemat by following the same instructions.

This placemat would look great in the center of the table with a flower arrangement on top.

Just A Tip: If you are decorating a round table then consider using a round placemat. It just creates a better uniformed look.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Craft Ideas - Suggestions

Craft Ideas - Any Suggestions?

Hey folks! If you have any craft ideas that you would like to share then feel free to post them by clicking "comments" directly below this post.

If you have any craft idea requests (I know that sounds confusing). In other words, if there is something you want to make but don't know how then post your request and I'll see if I can figure out how to make it and get back to you. Post by clicking "comments" directly below this post.