Wow, has it been a crazy busy year for me! The last time I posted anything feels like eons ago! I've been working tons, so my time is limited. However, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make these cute (and super easy) "mummies".
These will be tucked inside those cute Halloween glasses I found at Meijer! A "mummy" surprise, and a great gift for "booing".
Speaking of which, we've already been booed! Have you??? Have a blessed, safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I'm not sure if it's Spring fever...or if it's the fact that Easter is almost here, but either way I could not pass up the opportunity to make this wreath. I was supposed to go grocery shopping, but ended up at the craft store instead. I'm glad I got side tracked... I fell in love with these two colors!!
Not my usual pairing, but I can't wait to see how it turns out!!
I love wrapping yarn around wreaths.
This yarn was in my leftover bin from a granny square blanket I crocheted.
I took apart the petals from their stems...and I used pins to pin the flowers into place. Perfect crafting tool for this styrofoam wreath! No messy glue gun.
Pretty!!!! I fell in love with the end result as well! I'm glad I went with these colors. Very "Spring like". Come on snow~melt already!!
My youngest was home sick from school today. Go figure...Spring is right around the corner. It always seems like the weather changing brings on colds in our house! But, I'm not complaining. I got to cuddle with my youngest all morning long. By the afternoon I was ready to try my hand at making paper flowers. Inspiration struck when my youngest started asking silly questions about Spring. Here are some of the flowers I made while snuggling and talking with my lil guy.
Crepe paper and cupcake liners.
This one is my favorite.
Scrapbook paper and buttons.
Cupcake liners...I'd always wanted to try this.
And there you go...my afternoon...crafting away while hanging with my son, who is ten times better this evening than he was two days ago. By the way, I have no idea what to do with these, but am thinking they will end up in my front window once my own REAL flowers start blooming. Happy early Spring thoughts to you!
St. Patrick's day was celebrated in my childhood home, even though we weren't Irish. I looked forward to the corned beef and cabbage my mom would make. I can still remember the hissing sound of the pressure cooker! I actually didn't like the sound, it was loud...but I couldn't wait for dinner to be ready. Even though I don't make the traditional dinner in my own home...I still manage a small celebration on St. Patrick's Day. This year, I decided to make these mason jar goodies for my boys.
Aren't they cute?!!!
I started with all this....
2 bags of skittles sorted....
Mason jar lid covered in tissue paper...those lids, when removed, can be sharp for little fingers!
I chose rolo's for the "gold" at the end of the rainbow. Obviously you can use chocolate coins...but my kiddos really love rolo's:)~~me too!
Layer...top off with marshmallows
I found these cute shamrock stickers!
I had fun making these...and I especially love the cute little leprechaun hats I found at Walgreen's:)
Another fun ornament I made this Christmas season!! I didn't like the look of the styrofoam ball after "rolling" it in glitter...so I used my glue gun to fill in the entire top of each "cupcake" to give it a fuller look...and ofcourse the glitter stuck to that really well:) These made my youngest hungry for real cupcakes:)
I didn't use plain old glitter...I used glitter snow...the kind you use for your Christmas village.
I sure made a mess!!
I lucked out when I found these "berries"...they're styrofoam also! In order to "hang" these on my tree, I can just thread a needle through the berry and tie!!
I was clueless as to how messy this project would be! My fingers were covered in glue and glitter the whole time!! And the table and floor...and my lap...and pretty much everywhere;)
That being said though, I can't wait to make my next new ornament for the season:)
It's that time of year to get crafty!! These are my all-time favorite Christmas ornaments to make. They are made out of NOODLES, hahaha, and a wooden bead for a head. Also, the halo is a wedding ring party favor and beads; and these sweet angels hold the cutest little treasures!! I love the "pearl white" paint I used for this craft. So pretty! My glue gun is my favorite crafting tool!!
I suppose I could've used real candy! But these miniature candy ornaments were super cute and convenient!!
I used a variety of "treasures". Some angels are holding little "gifts" that I found at Michael's...and other angels are holding little tea roses. I hope to craft more in the coming weeks:)