Ah Autumn how I love you! Your Pumpkin everything, your various fall leaves, your cold weather….. and your cold and flu season. heheheh
Check out how to make a cute get well gift for those of use that need it.
This weekend my mother-in-law, aunt-in-law, and I created the most cutest decor I have ever seen. I was really even more impress on how cheap and easy it was. One 10 pack gives me 3 large snowmen and one single stick snowman. So for 4 projects its around $11.00, which comes to 2.75 each project. Now if you have never purchased any kind of craft supplies that how much it would cost you to make.
And if your thinking of giving a gift to a friend or a family member with out emptying out your wallet its not a bad way to go.
Single Stick Snowman Materials:
Large Stick Snowmen Materials:
Well it’s update time again. I know I have been MIA for a bit hay I got two kids to teach, a husband to help, and a business that I am starting to get off the ground. So I’ve been a little busy however, not too busy to let you guys know where you can find free templates to your favorite crafts.
Why? Well when I first started crafting I didn’t have much of anything. I didn’t know how to make things that I saw, what kind of tools or papers I needed. Most of what I saw were in magazines or books and believe me DIY magazines/books don’t come cheap. But they were helpful with templates and tips they provided. Nonetheless some of the instructions where not always 100% clear. So when YouTube pop up and all sort of people started showing their own DIY projects it made it easier visually. And this is just my way to give back.
So the first box I found comes from Silk and Leather Love – DIY Faison: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f9/4f/87/f94f872f26de139faf918d1e9150b9d7.jpg
This second one is from Master Class (Russia): http://master-klass.livejournal.com/355980.html#cutid1
If you do not have Chrome translator I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting what it says in (English) I have put it right here below.
If you have a holiday and are inviting guests, they usually come to you with gifts 🙂 but imagine how your friends will be delighted, if you prepare for each small box with their name to your brand cookies or cake box! They will be delighted!
You will need:
1 Two types of colored card stock
2. Pattern Paper
4. Craft Knife
5. String or Ribbon
8. Gel Pen
To start Print pattern (See below.) To the desired size and print it on plain paper. Cut form boxes and place on a sheet of colored card stock. Carefully draw out a simple pencil edge pattern. Cut with scissors, and thin slits (zip) using stencil knife and a ruler. Fold the resulting “petals” on the lines indicated on the pattern dotted line. From another card stock cutout the tag. It can be any shape. I used a shaped punch, but you can do with scissors. On the label, you can write the name of the guest, the desire or the name of the cookie that will lie inside the box. Fix the tag on one of the “petals” boxes with glue and decorate a small bow of ribbon. ‘re baking cookies, pack them and invite guests.
Hello Subbies, This template comes from Lynn White she posted this on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120752833732698760/. If you don’t like the look of this popcorn box there are hundreds of free templates online. Just go on to your favorite search engine and enter Free Popcorn Box. What you will need:
Check out my tutorial for tips and tricks to making this box
The following are photos of popcorn boxes I created using my silhouette.
For those of you that have been following my blog here is an update what I have been up to. It has been quite a long time since I posted on YouTube. So it’s going to be a major treat to see all the ornaments that I have finally completed and still need to complete.
Well August is almost over and I have never encountered so many delays in such a short time. If you have been following my blog I challenge myself to complete 10 to 20 ornaments by the end of July. Sadly I failed my own challenge very badly, but I kept on going to see if maybe I could finish it two weeks in to August.
I was surprised that my little boy got sick with the flu since he didn’t show any signs until it was bad. A few days later my little baby girl was sick also. It wasn’t soon after until I fell into the same sickness. There went my two weeks. Then my husband went into surgery which had him laid out for another week.
The worst part of it all is I had my ornaments completed a week ago only to have my Triple Thick go belly up. I had bought an 8 FL of tub back in 2010 and I have to tell you it worked amazingly. I never had a problem, not even once. Well back in July of this year I bought myself a brand spanking new tub of Triple Thick from Hobby Lobby. I started glazing in the same way I did in 2010 not thinking I had any problems.
Until the glaze was fully cured, that’s when I noticed it . . . CRACKING!! Not just a little cracking but big lines, notable lines, the kind of lines that make earthquake damage look like a paper cut. I showed my husband perplex. What happed? What did do wrong? Did Hobby Lobby sell me a bum product?
My husband told me not to worry we will take it back and buy from Michael’s. I never took back the product telling my husband I could use it if I need a crackle effect later on. I had to Gesso every single ornament and re-paint. Finally done I re-applied the Triple Thick that I bought at Michael’s and at first I thought it worked, I gave it two full days and I saw it again. CRACKING….. What is going on! I check online and sure enough reports showed everywhere. That Triple Trick will in some cases crack your paint. Why was this happen now?
I have ornaments sitting on my shelf right now that I made in 2010 with no signs of cracks? So what happened between 2010 – 2014? Well whatever the case, I couldn’t use that glaze anymore and had to find new glaze. I have re-gesso and repainted all the bulbs again. And then when on the hunt for a glaze or gloss I could use. I spent hours looking at reviews and finally settled with Americana DuraClear Gloss Varnish. Its ok, it’s watery and it will take up to 3 to 4 coats to get the shine I’m looking for. I’m not 100% happy since with Triple Thick I just needed one coat and it looked professional. With this new stuff it’s taking forever to give me the shine I want but at least it’s not cracking.
Well, my challenge is not going so well. Thus far I have only been able to make eight types of ornaments. I have made two of each ornament but still only eight types.
Completed just needs paint:
Now in order to keep customer interested on my Etsy site you need quantity and verity. I wanted to say that “by the end of this month I have completed everything on my list” I really wanted to say that. But I don’t think I am going to make it. On my “TO DO” list I have twenty items and I have only completed eight what does that tell you? Now it’s not for a lack of want or time, actually what it boils down to was procrastination. Yup it got me; like a fish caught on a hook, it got me. There I was for a week playing video games. My kryptonite, my Achilles heel… and when I realize what I was doing, time had passed me by. I feel like a kid that just realized a test is coming up and is now cramming to get stuff done.
I don’t want to call it busted yet! I still have a week and four days and I can still pull it off, I think. But I may have to change my original list to some other things I can crank out more easily. Quality is key, you don’t want to produce junk otherwise your customers won’t be happy.
I wanted to make:
9. Chandelure – Pokémon
10. Inferno – Pokémon
11. Whimsicott – Pokémon
12. Minion 1 – Despicable Me
13. Minion 2 – Despicable Me
14. Sailor Moon
18. Trupa Kupa Shell – Super Mario
19. Baby Rattle – 1st Christmas
20. Baby Legs – 1st Christmas
I am still may end up doing the baby rattle and baby legs ornament, that won’t take too much time to do. But the other eighteen… Oh boy!