Summer is quickly approaching. We have all been working on our landscaping, but what are you going to replace your spring umbrella craft decoration with? My suggestion: make and display a flip flop wreath. This is such an easy and affordable project that gets lots of attention!
The photo shows flip flops secured to a 16 inch Styrofoam ring base using longer pins. However, you can skip the ring base and pins and simply use a hot glue gun to connect 8 flip flops (4 pairs). I purchase various child size flip flops at the local dollar store or retail store for $1 or less per pair. You can mix and match any colors that meet your style. Then use a hot glue gun to attach your favorite flowers.
Finally, proudly display your creation and soak up the compliments!
Thanks to El Nino, it has been a pretty mild winter in Northeast Ohio. But we are still very eager for spring to arrive. Of course the groundhog promised us an early spring, so it is time to get started on your spring décor. Nancy and I recently made this spring craft and love it! It was so simple that anyone can make one. Here are the steps:
1.) Find or order an umbrella with a hooked handle. (We ordered ours from Amazon)
2.) Purchase artificial spring flowers that have a long stem from your local craft store.
3.) Arrange the long stem flowers in your umbrella.
4.) Secure with ribbon.
5.) Display on your door.
6.) Marvel at your lovely new spring decoration.
March is national craft month. The great thing about crafting is that it is great for everyone regardless of age or gender. For those who love to craft, perhaps this month is a good opportunity to learn a new craft style. For those who are unsure of their craft skills, perhaps it is a good time to learn one. Most craft stores will hold local events that offer projects for a free or a small fee. You may have a friend or family member that is quite crafty and happy to teach you their technique. YouTube is a great resource to teach yourself new talents. Regardless of what you decide to try, enjoy it! Here is a list of some common crafts to try:
If I forgot to mention one of your favorites, please respond and consider sharing your photos of your favorite works of art!
I must admit, I'm not the most creative of people. Sure I can write. But when it comes to the artistic side of life, I tend to make a mess. Recently I discovered the joys of card making, though, and now can express my creative side with flair.
Card making is a simple craft that can be done with just a few stamps, a black ink pad, markers, pretty paper, and your imagination. If you stock up on stamps that cover all of the occasions in life (birthdays, holidays, get well, sympathy, etc), then you can whip out a card in no time. The beauty is it saves you from running to the store to make that last minute purchase.
Still not convinced? Try starting with a card making kit. This will include all of the supplies you'll need and explicit instructions on how to make a set of themed cards (such as Happy Birthday or Christmas). It will give you a real feel for what card making is all about. I recently did one on Christmas (as seen in the photo below) and had a blast.
I love fall crafts. Especially when they are easy to do and result in an adorable outcome. This craft is perfect for teachers and parents. But it can be used by anyone!
What you need:
Black spray paint
Drop cloth or old cardboard
Silly eyes (craft stores or online)
Hot glue gun
How to make:
Empty and clean cans
Spray paint outside of cans with black spray paint on a drop cloth or cardboard
Allow paint to dry
Use a hot glue gun to attach the gauze at the bottom of the can
Wrap the gauze up the entire can and again use the hot glue gun to secure the end of the gauze in place.
Using your finger, make a space for the mouth and the eyes
Use the hot glue gun to attach a set of eyes
Fill with candy to distribute to friends and family or simple place around your house as a fun Halloween decoration.
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