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Birthday Board

Birthday Board
Here ya go - - a Tutorial on how to make a Birthday Board! I guess it's about time I do a craft post for ya - I've enjoyed the break but am ready to show you some things that I've been up to - and I'm sure you're ready to read actual craft posts, since this is a craft blog and all :) I made this Birthday Board for Trevor's mom - Trevor is one of 9 kids, so there's a lot of them! The way it works is each disk represents a child. I originally pinned this idea from a link on etsy, and HERE's the Link!! You can search google or pinterest for "birthday board" and come up with lots of different ideas and variations. I liked the one with the wooden circle disks, and I found them in a bulk pack at Michaels - here's the package bag in case you go to look for them. I originally thought I'd print everyone's name and year in vinyl for each disk, but in the end that sounded like it was going to take to long, to layout each name the right size and weed out all the letters, etc.

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins « Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas « Kids Crafts If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins. The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging. (1) Altoids Mini Flashlight This Altoid Tin craft is a little more complicated than we typically list in this blog, but how can I make a post about Altoid Tin Crafts without putting this one in it. (2) Altoids Turtle Keepsake Box Check out this elaborate Keepsake Box…. and it is made from an Altoid Tin container and Super Sculpey. (3) Altoids Pincushion I absolutely love this Altoid Tin Pincushion idea. (4) Altoid Tin Wallet Here is a great way to keep your cash….. keep it in an Altoid Tin Wallet. (5) Magnetic Travel Board Game Set This Altoid Tin Craft is from our very own site.

Art, Design, DIY Home Decor - Tip Junkie Homemade Home decorating is one of my favorite things to do and today I'm featuring lots of fun tips submitted by readers. I hope you'll learn something new and be inspired to try a new technique in your home. 1. Kara submitted her thrifty table makeover; how to refinish an old table. 2. 5. 9. Hey Look - Event styling, design inspiration, DIY ideas and more: PRETTY PACKAGING IDEAS I think my favorite part of gift-giving is wrapping the goods. I really don't mind if the wrapping paper is being ripped off afterwards, I simply enjoy spending a lot of time and thought on making a present look as pretty as possible. Here's some cute and creative gift wrapping inspiration I found around the web: Washi tape ideas: Sweet Paul (left) and Tea For Joy (right) Lace gift wrapping: Sweet Paul, Colorful fabric packaging: Handmade Weddings (via Haystack Needle) Simple glitter ribbon on craft paper (Besotted Brand) & Colorful woven paper (Craftzine) Pretty doily wrapping - left: Facil Y Sencillo, right: A Creative Mint Confetti on double-sided tape: 3@12, Confetti dipping fun: Tokketok Left: rainbow yarn on craft paper (via babble), right: bunting, pom garlands and yarn (two shades of pink) Left: great idea for wrapping a cookbook (Sweet Paul), right: signature gift packaging by Inhaus Press

Make This - Stab Bound Journal - Luxe DIY - How Did You Make This? Make a hand bound journal with elaborate side stitching for yourself or as a gift. The stitching is a lot easier than it looks and is so much nicer to hold than a spiral bound edge. Supplies and Equipment – sharp utility knife and cutting surface BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THE SHARP BLADE – rulers – drill with 1/16th inch bit OR a small paper punch BE VERY CAREFUL WITH POWER TOOLS – fancy cover paper – I used Cavallini Vintage Tickets Wrapping Paper – 20″ x 28″ – 1 sheet of 8.5×11 for endpapers (this can be fancy or the same paper as your pages) – 10 sheets of 8.5×11 paper for pages – 3 yards of embroidery floss – mat board – I used Crescent No. 33 White & Cream Smooth Mat Board – Yes Stikflat Glue or other archival glue that leaves paper flat – heavy object to use as a weight – waxed paper – cutting/hole punch template – click here to download – thin cotton or linen fabric (optional) – needle with an eye large enough to fit embroidery floss – brush for glue Stitch down through the next hole.

Print Page - AWESOME WALL LETTERS-----WITH TUTE!!! Title: AWESOME WALL LETTERS-----WITH TUTE!!! Post by: thankyoulocust on December 11, 2007 07:35:54 AM Ok, I guess this is where this goes. If not, mods, please feel free to move it to the proper board. So, I make these letters and I think they're rad and I thought maybe other people would want to make some. Unpainted wooden letters (I got mine from Hobby Lobby and they're the biggest size and $2 per letter)1 piece of scrapbook paper per letter (I picked black/pink argyle and black pin stripes. See how big the letters are? Ok, now that you've got what you need, here's how: Place your first letter face down on the back of the scrapbook paper and trace around. Now, put the paper aside and get your paint and one of your brushes and paint all around the edges of each letter. While you wait for your paint to dry, cut out all your letters. Now, using your other foam brush, coat the entire front of your first letter with mod podge. Also, check the sides for drips and wipe them off. Side view:

NOTCOT.ORG Make Your Own Mini Travel Game Photography by Michael Alberstat It’s easy for kids to get restless during long (or even short) car rides. Luckily, it’s easy to keep them occupied with simple DIYs, such as this travel-friendly version of tic-tac-toe. With just a few inexpensive and easy-to-find materials that you likely already have in your house, a parent or older sibling can put together this cute and colourful magnetic game that little ones will adore. Materials: Altoids tinMini magnetsPatterned paper10 buttons, five each of two colours Instructions: 1. 2. 3. Looking for another great DIY car game?

Upcycling Project Featuring Martha Stewart Paints by Plaid Crafts Wow! What a week! This weekend I got my Martha Stewart Paints by Plaid (available exclusively at Michael’s, by the way) and I got to business testing them out. By now, I hope you’ve read my overview of the Martha Stewart Paints as well as the review of tools and accessories that I received. Now it’s time for the fun part- making something! I can’t tell you how I agonized over which to make- some fun witch shoes for Halloween or to upcycle a wooden chest. So I started off with this worse-for-the-wear wooden chest. Next was to give the outside of the cabinet a nice base coat of paint, and for this I decided to use the Spray Paint kit. The cabinet was unprimed, so the paint sunk in quite a bit and two took coats. Then I pulled out my Satin and High Gloss Paints, stencil brushes, foam pouncers, and stencils and set about decorating. To paint the front, I decided to tape all of the drawers together and treat it like one big surface. Then I got to stenciling the top. There it is! About Jenny

you knew i was going to make one. they are all over pinterest....(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) so we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt! and it dries really quickly too. seriously. what could be happier than this?? GREAT project. loved it today is the first FULL day with ALL my kids in ALL day school.yeah...i am smiling as i type that. it's good. it's quiet. i am rockin' it. removing wallpaper.....making code for craft weekend stuff.....doing my hair....going to lunch..... it's all good. hooray for school!

DIY: Hand Print Canvas Keepsake 5 Monthly Baby Picture Ideas 5 monthly baby picture ideas to get you inspired and creative with your baby photo sessions! From chalk, to fabrics, to calendars. We've covered it all! A Whale Of A Time Have a "whale of a time" with this whale set {including 100% cotton reusable favor bags} from Perideau Designs.

How to Recycle Tic Tac Box Video - Hi stampers! In a small effort to go green, reduce, recycle, reuse. I am going to take this old TickTack box. That is not that old actually, I bought it and then one day they were gone because they are addicting. So, I have a workshop coming up and I though I would do a little host gift for her. Okay, next I am going to make a little frame. Initial Thoughts - Fresh Monograms for Home Part One Read Part Two » Letter shop. That’s what I decided to do for you today. It’s nice to add a personal touch to your decor, so inspired by the vintage button pillow that some of you found in my Color Wheel of Surprises, I scoured Etsy for sassy initial items for your home. I found so much that I’m following up with Part 2 tomorrow. I hope you enjoy these gems, and maybe invite one into your home. I adore the graphic patterns available in Ophelias Remedy’s Key Holders (top). Alexandra Ferguson’s 100% Post-Consumer-Waste Felt Pillows are vivid and planet-friendly. Paula’s Petal Pastries creates these Monogram Wreaths for wedding decor, but I think one would be fab in an empty corner of your home. An outstanding example of the abundant vinyl wall decals on Etsy is this Decal Headboard from ShaNickers. Kelsy Henke’s Letter Artwork from her Professionally-Photographed City Signs is so compelling. DIY a bit and add Say it With Style’s classy Family Monogram Decal to your store-bought frame.