3D Paper Owl from mmmcrafts The gifted Larissa from mmmcrafts is here sharing her amazing talents with an unbelievable 3D paper owl. Larissa writes… Left: art made with this tutorial, Right: art made with alternate colors (see note at the end of the tutorial) Hey, Craft Campers! This 3D paper owl art project is for you and your crafty older kids, say around 11-ish years and up, who can wield a pair of scissors, handle smallish pieces and follow placement instructions carefully. Moms: You can definitely young this down by cutting out the shapes for younger kids, and skipping the pop dots and folding. Alrighty young crafters, here’s what you will need to make the nighttime owl pictured above: my PDF download with all the pattern pieces (get it here)printerrulerclear tapebutter knife for scoring8.5 x 11 piece of poster board (you can cut one from a larger piece)8.5 x 11 inch heavy scrapbooking paper in the following colors: orange, brown, dark teal, black, light brown, red, and yellow. Got all that together?
Valentine Gift Boxes | Waffle Flower Crafts Basic Box video tutorial can be found here. I just want to share some ideas I had. Stamps: XO CL586, Year Round Sentiment CL582 (Hero Arts); Die: Die-namics Hearts a Plenty (My Favorite Things); Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Love Small Multi Polka Dot (Pebbles in my Pocket); Inks: Rich Cocoa, Ruhba Stalk (Memento) The heart stamp fits well into the die:) I cut off the extras showing behind the hearts after adhering. I am also inspired by the Clean & Simple Card Class Day 7: Plain White. Love the clean look.! Entered for Hero Arts Monthly Challenge and Moxie Fab Cool Tool Week – The Die Cutting Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Highs & Lows.
Chevron Customized Printable Monogram We are back with another customizable printable monogram. This time it’s in one of our favorite patterns…chevron! We have received amazing feedback for our customized printable monogram. Enjoy!! XO, Jenny and Louisa Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did! Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! P.S. stumbleupon
Fast Food Fun Cupcake Buns + Brownie Burgers + Cookie Fries = One Happy Meal! Or many… I can hardly stand how cute these little guys are. You’ve probably seen them around before. I know I have. Cupcakes Take The Cake has featured cute ones. I really decided to make these when I thought about making a meal out of them for Father’s Day, complete with sugar cookie french fries. Before I started baking, I made a template for a miniature paper box tray and french fry holder. I printed the tray template on card stock (heavier weight paper), the french fry template on vellum (semi-transparent paper) and the tissue insert on tracing paper (really thin paper from Canson Art pad). All three paper weights went through my printer fine – one sheet at a time to be safe. Cut out the shapes as shown in the picture above with scissors or a sharp blade. Now, for the baking. You know I love learning to bake new things from scratch because it’s really empowering and satisfying and it usually tastes better, too. . And voila……
Cupcake Onesies Gift Idea If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our mailing list. Thanks for visiting! Ever since I saw this video from Oh Crafts! on how they made sock cupcakes, I have always loved this cool crafty gift idea. If you know me, I love to gift homemade gifts. I started with the following supplies: cupcake gift box (I found mine at my local Michaels store)colorful cupcake linerscupcake sleeves (optional)4 onesies (I used a pack of Gerber ones from Target)2 pairs of baby socks (also found at Target)Scotch tape Here is a visual of how I made the cupcakes: Fold each onesies long ways twice in on itself, so it is a very thin long piece.Then take one sock and let the top of the toe area of the sock pop above the onesie.Roll the sock tightly in the middle of the onesie to create the cupcake shape. You can customize each cupcake gift box depending on the gender of the baby. Looking for another homemade baby gift idea? Enjoy, and happy crafting!
Breakfast Hostess Gift | Banana Bread and Honey Butter It is important for us to be as gracious of a guests as you are when you’re the one hosting the party. When you’re invited to someone’s home for dinner or a party, it is always appropriate to bring a hostess gift - the obvious choices being flowers and wine. When I’m hosting a party, while I appreciate these sort of gifts, I’ve already arranged my flowers and have selected wine to serve. Because your host has likely spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the party, breakfast the next day is probably the last thing from her mind. You’ll need:Banana Bread (recipe here) Butter, softened Honey Sea Salt Ground Coffee BeansMonogrammed Small NapkinBerry Basketparchment paper Kitchen Twine kraft coffee bagPrinted Labels small glass jar with lid Directions: Wrap the banana bread in parchment paper, then tie it with kitchen twine or string to secure the ends. To make honey butter, place softened butter in a mixer with the paddle attachment. Products used here : Monogrammed Small Napkin
Travel Art Kit: Here We Goooooo “Here we goooooooooo!!!” Said like Peter Pan, of course. Which is quite fitting since we are off to Disneyland! Last night, I couldn’t sleep because I had taken a non-drowsy allergy pill and earlier I drank a Diet Coke. Starting with Kraft Cardstock I used my Cameo and cut quite a few pages with one or two words on each. The only adhesive I packed is my Glossy Accents since it is tiny. I painted my cloth bag with neon pink using a stencil. Everything fits perfect into my bag. Also, here is the Kid’s Art journal kit I put together last year for our Lake Powell trip. Leaving in an hour… gotta go pack! xo, Lizzy Click on the images to check out the supplies:
DIY Gift: Terrarium Kit November 30th, 2012 It’s widely accepted that terrariums are awesome, which means they also make awesome gifts. It’s hard to wrap a terrarium though, so a DIY kit is the perfect solution. To make your kit, first put about an inch of small stones in the bottom of a jar. Print a 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ terrarium instruction card on card stock, and cut it out (download printable cards here—for personal use only please). If you’re feeling ambitious you could make a few polymer clay mushrooms to include in your terrarium kit. Tie some twine or ribbon around the jar, and you’re done. little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case. I used 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper and cut 1/2 x 12″ strips, then followed the video HERE*. *UPDATE! Be Sociable, Share!
Mix things up! Yeehaaa… yum yum… it’s Cowboy Cookies. Or, in this case, Cowgirl Cookies. A friend introduced these to me and I love them. Especially the name. But why stop there. They’re smooth Ball jars made especially for crafts. But which one should I give her? Oh and note to self: Use a ruler when attaching labels next time. Luckily, the first test batch I made, worked. So, here’s the recipe: Cowgirl Cookies 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup cooking oats3/4 cup m&ms3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1/2 cup white sugar1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 slightly beaten egg1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)1 teaspoon vanilla Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Here’s how they came out. Pretty and tasty. Want to make some cute cookie mix gifts, too? Start with a 1 quart smooth Ball jar. See. Enjoy!
Glue Yarn Ball Tutorial This simple project might bring back memories of Elementary school, but it turns out to be not only a fun craft to do with the kids, but a darling Spring time decoration. Decorative balls like this can cost at least a few dollars each in the store, but if you make them yourself, you can make a ton of them for just a few bucks! Supplies for Yarn Balls: yarn (I used 4 different colors)a bag of balloons: I used 5 inch round balloons to make smaller yarn ballswhite craft glue: I used Elmer’s FYI – this craft is messy! Fun and messy! Step 1: Make a mixture of glue and water (avoid making it too watery). Step 2: Slightly blow up one 5 inch round balloon. Step 3: Pull out a big bunch of yarn from the yarn ball itself. Step 4: Begin wrapping the wet yarn around the small balloon. Step 5: Once you have covered up a good majority of the balloon, cut off the yarn and tuck the end under. Step 6: Roll the yarn wrapped balloon one more time in the water glue mixture, and then squeeze out any excess.
Quick bread in a bottle Cool weather puts us in the mood to bake. So why not give a friend a head start? Layer the dry ingredients from step 1 (below) for this easy quick bread into a milk bottle or 1-quart mason jar. We used craft paper adhered with double-stick tape to cover the original milk bottle graphics and the lid. Add a label on the back of the bottle for the recipe instructions. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread 1. 2. 3. 4. Looking for milk bottles? We used bottles from milk we bought in an independent food market, which is a good source for milk from small, local dairies. Get local recipes that you won’t find online.