Saturday, April 12, 2014

How To Make a Beautiful and EASY Cross Ornament


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All beads to make this cross were found at http://Bolekscrafts.com  ~I would highly suggest calling in your order instead of filling out the online form. You can also find these beads at http://ConsumerCrafts.com as well as Ebay or Etsy.


WARNING: Once you make this beautiful cross, you will find yourself becoming addicted and you won't want to stop making them! :o)

To make ONE cross ornament, you will need the following:
4 of the 8mm round faceted acrylic beads
5 of the 10mm round faceted acrylic beads
11 of the 18mm starflake (some people call them paddle wheel) acrylic beads

*Beads I used were ordered from http://Bolekscrafts.com

1 Iridescent Tinsel stem (I found mine in the Kid's craft section at Walmart for less than $2 per package.)
Embellishment, such as a tiny rose or small flat-back heart rhinestone.
Wire cutter
Flat nose pliers
E-6000 glue




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make Adorable & Inexpensive Candy Bunny Cars for Easter!

 
This is such a fun craft and very kid friendly...and they hold together amazingly well!
Make these adorable little candy bunny cars for Easter and bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike! Please click on the following link to see my YouTube video on how to make these and check out the list of items you will need below. Have fun!
 
Click here for the tutorial:  http://youtu.be/W2gvt8R3Tzc
 
 
Materials Needed for Each Car:
 
1 Reese's Peanut Butter Egg
7 Hershey's Miniatures Chocolate Bars
4 Individually Wrapped Lifesavers Candy (I used the Spring mix from Dollar Tree)
1 Small Foil Wrapped Solid Chocolate Bunny (I found a bag by Palmer at the Dollar Tree)
Clear Cellophane Bag
Sheer Ribbon in Spring Color (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
Regular Gift Wrap Tape
Scotch Permanent DOUBLE-SIDED Tape (I found mine at Walmart where the regular tape is located.)




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jelly Bean Prayer Topper~Fits 3 In. Wide Craft Baggie

Ladies, I posted a NEW jelly bean prayer baggie topper for you. Enjoy!

Click on the link below to download a sheet of toppers in Adobe PDF format. The toppers will fit a 3 inch wide craft baggie.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/142365821/Jelly-Bean-Prayer-Topper-3-in-PDF-Format?secret_password=fn4qvsp14vrksv6m1qt


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EASY and INEXPENSIVE Easter Centerpiece/Candy Bowl


This little project is unbelievably easy to make and can be easily adapted to any holiday. For example, you can use small poinsettias in various colors or red and white roses and a cardinal bird for a Christmas nest.

Instructions:

1. Buy a little bird’s nest, approximately 4.5 inches wide, from a craft store such as Michael’s.
2. Use a low-temp hot glue gun and glue just enough Spanish moss to cover the bottom and sides of the nest.
3. Cut small roses and leaves from artificial flower scraps and hot glue them on the edge of the nest. Add baby's breath or pearl sprays to give it a little something extra.
4. Nestle and hot glue a little bird on top of the flowers.
5. You can fill the nest with whatever egg-shaped candy you would like, however, I chose Brach’s fruit flavored speckled jelly beans for my project. This little nest makes a nice presentation and I think anyone hosting an Easter dinner would be happy to set this little bird on their table.

Some examples of egg-shaped candy:
*Foil wrapped chocolate eggs
*Speckled jelly beans
*Speckled robin eggs (malted milk balls)

* TIP: If you can’t find nests at your craft store, you can always buy a small, natural wreath. Just trace a circle (a plastic lid works great) onto brown STIFF felt, cut it out, then hot glue it under the bottom of the wreath. I’ve done this before and it works great!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cute Easter "Sundae" Craft~EASY and frugal!

Lana Glass, Founder of "Incredible Edible Crafts" has very generously allowed me to post some of her crafts on my blog. Thank you, Lana! Please visit http://ediblecraftsonline.com/ to see more cute projects.

I love this idea because You can adapt this craft to ANY Holiday by simply changing the colors and candy.

Step 1. Find a Sundae glass you would like to use in your candy arrangement.


Step 2. Fill the Sundae glass with the Easter candy of your choice. I used milk chocolate eggs for my Candy Sundae.

Step 3. Put the stick candy, which matches the other candy colors, into the glass.
Step 4.

a) Prepare curling ribbons in Easter colors (pastel red, pastel yellow, pastel green, etc.). You can also use ready-made curl swirls.

b) Take a piece of pipe cleaner (chenille wire) or thin stem wire, bend it over the middle of the curling ribbons, twisting the two legs tightly near the ribbon. Curl the ribbons by pulling them over the edge of the scissors.

c) Insert the wired curling ribbons in the glass. Great job!


Congratulations on your beautiful Easter Candy Sundae!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

DIY~Make Inexpensive and Super Cute Candy Sleighs!



CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE MY YOUTUBE TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE THESE CUTE CANDY SLEIGHS FOR CHRISTMAS! EACH SLEIGH ONLY COSTS $2.18 TO MAKE, MINUS THE WRAPPING!


For each candy sleigh, you will need the following:
1 Kit Kat Candy Bar (1.5 oz.)
12 Hershey Miniature Candy Bars
2 Candy Canes
1 Chocolate Santa (used Palmer brand)
3 Chocolate Presents (Palmer brand)
1 Clear Cellophane Bag
Star Tinsel or Ribbon
Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun

*Please click on the links below to see where this idea originated from. A lovely lady by the name of Ellyn has given me permission to do a tutorial on her sleighs; however, you must see Ellyn’s sleighs because they are just adorable!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

FREE Printable PDF Cookbooks! Great For The Holidays!


Free cook booklet, titled "Pies For All Seasons" from Karo syrup. Wonderful 9 page book! Very easy pie recipes with photos! Click on the purple link below to print your copy:


www.allrecipes.com is offering a free downloadable Christmas Cookie recipe booklet with beautiful pictures! Please visit the site for a ton of ideas! Click on the link below:


Download your free Eagle Brand Sweetened, Condensed Milk Recipe booklet! Click on the link below:


Click on the link below for your FREE Jiffy Mix cook booklet!

Download free recipe books from Land ‘O’ Lakes:
Click on the link below for a FREE, downloadable recipe booklet with some delicious Christmas treat recipes!
http://www.landolakes.com/assets/pdfs/promotions/2010_HolidayBrochure_ORIG.pdf

Click on the link below for GLUTEN-FREE version of this recipe book:
http://www.landolakes.com/assets/pdfs/promotions/2010_HolidayBrochure_GlutenFree.pdf

SunMaid® Raisins is offering free PDF format downloads of 34 different recipe booklets the company put out between 1910 and 2010. The vintage photos in the recipe booklets are wonderful! Click on the link below. When the page opens, you can scroll the timeline from side to side to choose the books you'd like to download. 
http://www.sunmaid.com/100-year-of-recipes.html 

I just love Gooseberry Patch! Click on the link below for beautiful free cook books, downloadable gift tags, screen savers and MORE!


http://gooseberrypatch.com/
When the page opens, click the tab that says, "Free Goodies" at the top and then click on "Circle of Friends Cookbooks." Lots of delicious recipes!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

DIY! Make Sparkly Plastic Utensils In A Container For A Hostess Gift!

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This was such a fun project and it makes a great hostess gift for someone you know who loves to find any excuse to have a party! :o) I bought a couple sets of the "silver look" plastic utensils at the Dollar Tree and hot glued (low temperature) flat back acrylic rhinestones at the very top. I used only a tiny amount of glue! I used two different sizes, which came together in a bag at Michael's. Oh! And I used my coupon too! Just be careful to pull all hot glue strings off the rhinestone before placing it on the utensil or you will have a mess. You can put the utensils in any holder you like, but I chose an acrylic glass at Walmart for .97 cents. I glued on two different sizes of ribbon with a little hot glue and then added an embellishment. Wrap this up in cellophane and you have yourself a cute little hostess gift! 

You Will Need The Following Materials:

Plastic Utensils from the Dollar Tree
Flat Back Acrylic Rhinestones in two different sizes
Low Temp. Hot Glue Gun
Container of some sort
Optional: Ribbon in two different sizes and an embellishment


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Re-purpose Your Jam/Jelly Jars Into Beautiful Creations For Gift Giving!

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Turn simple jam or jelly jars into beautiful containers! This makes a lovely gift and can be given as a dresser set. Just fill with hair bands, barrettes or make up from the Dollar Tree. You can also fill it with candies and slip a gift card in the middle. This is a great project to start in the Summer and then put them away for Christmas. 

Supplies you will need:

Jam or jelly jars, washed with the labels removed (Let soak in hot soapy water or use "Goo Gone.") 
Filigree connectors (found on Ebay or Etsy- Refer to links mentioned in video.)
Krylon Premium Chrome Spray Paint in Silver
E-6000 glue or some other kind of silicone based glue
Large flat back acrylic rhinestones or cabochons (I used Brads by Recollections)
Toothpick







Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial~Very Easy and a Lot of Fun!


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Saturday, August 3, 2013

DIY Beautiful Faux Oyster Shell Necklace Made From Recycled Plastic Soda Bottle!

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You can easily make this faux oyster shell necklace for pennies! These are super simple to make and ANYONE can do it whether you have previous jewelry making experience or not. Click on my video above for complete instructions or go to my YouTube channel. You will need the following materials for this project:

*Empty plastic soda bottle, washed and dried
*Brightly colored Sharpie markers of your choice
*Metallic silver or gold Sharpie marker
*Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
*Tiny pearls in various colors/shades of your choice (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) I bought mine for 99 cents per stand at Michael's. They are made by Darice.
* Fine glitter in your choice of colors. I would definitely add a little silver or gold in there too. 
* Candle and matches
* A pair of cheap tweezers from the Dollar Tree.
* A pin or needle
* Sharp scissors
* 8mm jump rings
* Necklace chain with clasp
* Flat nosed pliers


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DIY~Water Bottle I.D. Band~Nice Stocking Stuffer Gift!


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For a close up of this project, click on the picture with your mouse and it will open up in a larger window. 

Many thanks to Joann T. for this cute project! Joann very kindly allowed me to post her water bottle I.D. band. How many times have you lost your bottle in the fridge at work because several people bought the same brand water? These cute bottle I.D.'s were made with stretchy hair bands, wire, faceted beads and split jump rings! I'm going to make bands for stocking stuffers this Christmas and for some of my co-workers. See the instuctions below and enjoy!

You Will Need:
Thick Stretchy Pony Tail Holders (I found mine at Dollar Tree!)
Gold/Silver Color Beading Wire (Flexible)
Faceted Beads of your choice
Alphabet Beads or Alphabet Charms (You can find them at Michael's or Walmart in the kids craft supply section.)
9 mm Jump Rings (Joann used the split rings, however, I used the regular jump rings. If you can't find the 9mm, you can use 8mm or 10mm)
6 mm Jump Rings (I skipped this part in my video, however, you may use them if you would like.)

Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of beading wire that will be long enough for the name and faceted beads. Make sure you have a little extra wire at the ends.

2. String one of the faceted beads on the wire first, then add the alphabet beads. String the second faceted bead after the alphabet beads, making sure you leave extra wire at the end. With round nose pliers, twist each end of the wire into a circle. Attach a 6 mm jump ring on both ends.

3. Place 2 of the 9 mm jump rings onto the stretchy pony tail holder. the 6 mm jump rings to the 9 mm jump rings, so they hang from the pony tail holder.

The poem on the bottle was generously written by Doreen Scerri ©2010. Please remember to include the author's name and copyright if using this poem on your bottles. Thank you!

Spot your bottle...no confusion anymore,
Use this beaded name band;
Identification is what it's for!
©Doreen Scerri 2010

DIY~Gorgeous, Elegant Dangle Earrings! Easy & Inexpensive!

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These earrings are so easy to make and they look very elegant on your ears! See video above for complete instructions. For each pair of earrings, you will need the following:

18 Jump Rings in Silver or Gold
18 Triangular Seed Beads (Found at Michael's) 
2 Ear Wire Hooks
Flat Nose Pliers

Open jump rings and slip a seed bead on each one. Connect to one another (9 per earring) and then add an ear wire hook. That's it!



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Make A Simple Pair Of Stunning Crystal Snowball Earrings!

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Make this beautiful pair of simple snowball earrings for the Christmas! Elegant and just the right touch! Please watch my video for full instructions or go to my YouTube channel.  

To make one pair of earrings, you will need the following:

4 Head Pins
4 Shamballa Beads (clay and crystal)
4 Pieces of delicate chain
4 Seed Beads (to use as stoppers)
2 Ear hooks
Wire cutters, round nosed pliers and wire cutters