I love making friendship bracelets. In the eighth grade I once spent two weeks of my summer making friendship bracelets for everyone I knew. With my love for friendship bracelets come a love for embroidery floss. Though embroidery floss is prefect to use with friendship bracelets and of course, embroidery, this cheap craft supplies has come in as a recent craft trend lately for all of the different uses it can have. Here are a few of the crafts I found and now want to try that use embroidery thread in uncommon ways.
Though it’s far from Easter I still love the look of these hollow eggs. With different colors you could make these crafts relevant year round. As shown in the post, they would make excellent placeholders for summer dinners.
Where did July go? I can’t believe how quickly summer is going by! Let’s get to our last Free Stuff Friday of July! This week’s winner will receive a needlework prize pack!
This prize pack includes a Dimensions Felt Stocking Kit, a Heidi Boyd Whimsy Kit, 2 packs of aida cloth, a Feltworks Needle Felting Kit, and 2 Janlynn stamped cross stitch quilt blocks!
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.
Question of the week: If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
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During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face. The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run. The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back. I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out. So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow! It was super easy and inexpensive. I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.
I am notoriously bad at remembering my keys. In the past few weeks I have locked myself out of my apartment twice and my car once. This fact is proven by the bent screen that is sitting in my kitchen right now from where my boyfriend broke into the apartment to save us from being locked out for hours. So not only are these key hooks necessary to keep me organized, they were also a great excuse to play with a new medium I haven’t used before, alcohol ink. These key hooks were surprisingly easy to make, though I did encounter some bumps along the way.
Hands on science experiments and crafts that incorporate the scientific process are valuable learning experiences that can give your child confidence and a foundation for understanding science in school. What better time to experiment and get messy than during school vacation! Here are some of my favorite scientific crafts to do with the whole family. These are all fun for toddlers, school aged children, and grown ups.
Do you remember building your own volcano for science projects in grade school? Here’s a fun tutorial to share with kids of all ages. This activity is both engrossing and a little messy…