The holidays are all about adding that special touch and letting the ones you care about know how much you care for them. These gift tag embellishments that can be used as ornaments will help jazz up any card or gift.
I started rolling out my clay but it was hard keeping it smooth and achieving the thin roll I had envisioned. There had to be an easier way! So I borrowed my toddler’s play dough tool.
Then I shaped my strands into words like “joy” and “noel” and created some fun holiday shapes like a star and candy cane. I let them dry overnight then flipped them over so the other side could dry equally well.
They received a coat of gold spray paint on both sides. After drying, I tied some red ribbon to each embellishment. Here they are on a gift bag and a mini tree.
My little one has a large obsession with unicorns. We have been looking at all the cool things people have been making out of the plastic animals lately and my daughter thought it would be cool to have a unicorn framed head for her dollhouse instead of the traditional deer. Instead of using the expensive unicorn toys, we used dollar store finds to make this project.
Start by removing the head of the plastic animal with a large knife. I used a serrated kitchen knife and that worked fine. Next, I removed and discarded the plastic/glass from the frame. I glued the head of the horse to the cardboard backer of the frame.
While the glue dries roll the Sculpey into a long thin log. Cut it into 2 pieces and gently twist them together. Decide how long the horn needs to be and cut the length. Again, gently pinch the twisted horn into a point. Use the E6000 glue to attach the horn to the horse’s forehead. Let dry.
Once the glue is dry, apply coats of white spray paint (or whatever color you choose). It took 2 coats to cover the bright pink of out frame. Let the paint dry.
My son has been really into all things fireman related lately and loves finding household items to use as a pretend fire house to extinguish pretend fires. I’m not big into buying toys so I created this fireman hose backpack for him to pretend with.
For this project, I picked up a jump rope from a dollar bin and used a mini backpack I already had on hand. I also used various colors of craft paint.
I started by painting the backpack white to give myself a blank canvas to work with. Then I spray painted the jump rope black to create a fire hose and gave the handles a coat of silver. I created the look of two water canisters with my paints. After it dried completely, I went back in with a black Sharpie for touch ups.
I cut two holes into the backpack, cut the jump rope in half, threaded each end through a hole, and secured the “hose” with a knot. Not only is the backpack great for play, it makes a great accessory for a Halloween fireman costume!
Owls are so popular right now and since they are a sign of fall this will make a great project for little ones this time of year. Helping your child make one of these recycled creatures using bottle caps, will surely inspire their imagination.
Start by opening up the paper clip all the way straight, then fold it in half. Next, hot glue one bottle cap to the inside of the jar lid, then fit the folded paper clip in to make the beak and the eye brows of the owl. Then glue the other bottle cap in place.
Next, clip the pull tabs with the metal clippers to make the feet. Hot glue in place.
Once the glue has set, paint the owl with the spray paint. I chose white, but brown or another color would work as well.
Let the paint dry.
Then hot glue the buttons inside the bottle caps for the eyes.
Happy day friends! I hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer, I know I am! However I can’t help myself when I am out and about and see fall inspired decor at the Dollar Store! My wheels just start turning and there is no stopping me!!
So, when I stumbled upon these pumpkins I grabbed 10 or so and went home to break out my spray paint! I think I am leaning toward a cream, white and mostly natural look this year rather than the traditional color scheme of oranges and browns, so white and cream are my go to colors!
Pretty luminaries that light up the night are so cool and create a great atmosphere for summer parties. We saw frosted glass luminaries at a home decor store and my daughter fell in love with them. I looked at the basic shape and it hit me, we can make these at home with soda bottles. They are cheaper than their glass look a likes and if you use the battery operated votive candles, they are safer, no breaking if they get knocked over.
I love spring and summer, but miss the holiday lights. This string of lights brings the twinkle that I love into the warmer weather. Made from recycled egg cartons, this project is easy and a great way to show kids how to reuse and renew. I added some glitter spray to help them sparkle and I think that this new product really make this string of lights pretty. I call these Fairy lights because sparkly flower lights just scream “Fairy”!!!