August 4, 2012
Crafts, Green Crafting, Kid's Crafts
By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.
This paper puppy dog is a quick afternoon project to entertain the kids. You can use this idea to make any animal!
What you will need:
Cover the toilet paper roll with brown construction paper. Use tape to secure it. Fold a piece of brown construction paper in half and cut out the ears.
Cut out a half circle for the mouth and cut out a tongue. Cut out a nose. Cut out the tail.
Glue on the googly eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and tail. Using a black pen add the whiskers for the finishing touch.
August 4, 2012
Birthdays, Crafts, Easter, Guest Bloggers, Holidays, Mother's Day, Paper Crafts, Seasons, Techniques and Mediums, Valentine's Day
By Guest Blogger Diane, from the blog Charmingly Creative.
You could make these party decorations for a bridal shower, birthdays or Mother’s Day. Serve small cakes or cupcakes on these by adding several layers to the base or just use as table decorations.
With rotary cutter create one strip of cardstock 1½” X 11″ long. Score the entire length of the cardstock at the 1″ line and then take scissors and cut little wedges up to the score line. This will allow you to bend the cardstock later.
Using Diamond Fence punch and glittered cardstock create a punched strip about 11″ long (you should have punched 4 times with the punch to create strip).
Take your Solid cardstock and Spellbinder dies and run them both through a die cutting machine and then emboss both pieces.
Look at picture (#1) to get started. Now that you have all your pieces ready flip can over and place cardstock around top of can and trim to fit, then glue in place making sure you don’t glue to tightly you need to be able to remove the piece later. Press cut wedges down on can lid, this makes it easier to glue to base of scallop cardstock. Next glue glitter Diamond Fence strip around the cardstock and trim so you have a straight edge.
Gently remove from can base and use hot glue gun to glue cut wedges to scalloped cardstock base. Then use glue gun to glue circle on top. Now you can add flowers, beads or any trim you like.