By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.
Rock painting is not new. I painted rocks when I was a kid, why I’m not sure. My daughter is fascinated by rocks. We have rocks in the car from various trips, there are rocks in the pockets of all of her coats… rocks, rocks, rocks. So, I put this old idea of rock painting together with my daughter’s love of rock collecting and came up with a way I can clean out my car and all those coat pockets! We’ll give them back – only prettier.
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By Guest Blogger Noreen from The Crafty Journal
The Crafty Journal is an endless collection of her own craft projects and tutorials from all over the web for every age and every occasion.
An old family photo tile magnet is easy to make and a great gift idea!
A few years ago I attended a family reunion with a large group of relatives I didn’t know. It happened that I had a photo of our common ancestor that no one else had, or was even aware existed. I wanted to take some small gift for each family as a remembrance of the occasion, and I came up with the idea of using the old family photo to make a photo tile magnet. It was really quite easy, and since I did it in assembly line mode (I made almost five dozen) they were finished pretty quickly.
I scanned the photo (do NOT use the actual photo in this project!) and then shrank it to 2 inches by 2 inches, and filled a few sheets of computer paper with them. I let the photos dry overnight.
This is not the whole sheet, but shows a strip of how I printed the photos.
For the back of the photo tile magnet I created a small strip of paper with the names of the people and the approximate time the photo was taken, plus my name as the artist.
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By Crafts for Learning Contributor, Danielle from the blog Crayonbox Learning.
© Danielle Westvang – Crayonbox Learning
NOTE: Always practice safety when lighting candles. Do not leave unattended, or in the reach of small children.
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters.
Welcome the New Year with some sparkle! All of your friends will know that you plan on making 2013 much more fabulous than 2012 after seeing these glittery glowing candles. They’re surprisingly easy to whip up and they make the perfect statement for your New Year’s Eve festivities!
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Gather up these supplies and then head over to Celebrations.com for the easy to follow instructions.
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano
If you’re a fan of reading or know someone who is, creating a glass Shakespeare container is going to be a wonderful gift option for yourself or a loved one. It only requires a few materials and some effort, but you can create a beautiful decorative and functional item that would look lovely in almost any home.
What you need:
1. Choose a bunch of Shakespeare pages that are as close to the same color as possible.
2. Trim the pages so only the words remain and none of the border.
3. Cut up the pages horizontally into strips. You won’t even need to measure the strips out, all you have to do is cut in between every fourth and fifth line.
4. Apply a coat of Mod Podge onto half of the glass container and start applying the strips. Put them on in a haphazard way and don’t worry right now about covering up the entire surface.
5. Repeat Step 4 on the other half of the glass container.
6. Keep repeating steps 4 and 5 two more times until you create multiple layers of strips and there’s no glass visible. Don’t move onto the next step until the strips are thoroughly dried.
7. Put a coat of Mod Podge over the entire container. Let it dry for a day before moving on.
8. Sand down the strips. Go light with the sanding, but if any of the strips get slightly worn, it will only add to the charm.
9. Trim off the excess paper from the top and bottom of the glass container.
10. Coat the entire container with a layer of varnish.
11. Trace the bottom of the glass onto any color piece of felt you like.
12. Cut the piece out, then use Mod Podge to adhere it onto the bottom of the glass container.
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
Candy corn is one of the best things about fall. Not only is it delicious, it’s also super-easy to decorate with. Creating a candy corn box is a great way to make a cute, functional decoration as well as reuse material that would have ended up in the trash. All you need is a handful of materials and you can make a little box that’s perfect to hold anything from wrapped candy to car keys.
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Optional: While I chose to leave the box in its original state, you can also line the inside of the box with decorative paper.