Beaded Ornaments

If you like a little extra sparkle on your Christmas tree, you'll love these beaded ornaments!  This is the perfect ornament to make and take to an ornament exchange, and you will be the hit of the party! Materials: Glass seed beads and or glass bugle beads Glass or plastic Christmas ornaments (any size) Glue: Mosaic Mercantile … [Read more...]

Beaded Wire Cross Ornament

Believe it or not these beaded cross ornaments are easy and inexpensive to make.  You can take this simple idea to form any shape with wire and then wrap in beads, maybe a star, heart, candy cane or Christmas tree! Materials: Seed beads Wire cutters 26 gauge wire 20 gauge wire (for the cross shape) Paper for shape … [Read more...]

Teacher Gifts

Teachers play an important role in all our lives, let them know how much they are appreciated!   I have put together a few ideas for fun simple ways to let a teacher know you care.  I hope this will inspire you, and remember it's the thought that counts! Get the kids to pick out and help put together  "I'm thinking of you" gift!  All are … [Read more...]

Burlap Flowers

These twisted burlap flowers are the perfect touch for fall.  Group them on a burlap covered wreath, small ones on a name card, napkin ring, or on a gift bag! Materials: Burlap Scissors Hot Glue Directions: Start by cutting the burlap into strips, the thicker the strip the bigger the flower, the thinner the strip the … [Read more...]

Magazine Art

Recycle your magazines into art! After making flowers from magazine pages and seeing all the color possibilities I wanted to see if I could make a picture for my hallway using only the colored pieces from the magazine page!  With time, patience and some Mod Podge I made this!   Materials: Old magazines (6 to 10) Canvas or board … [Read more...]

Coffee Filter Flowers

It's so quick and easy to put together these beautiful coffee filter flowers.  They can be made in any size and can be used on gift bags, gift tags, or on a wreath!  These coffee filter flowers are stuning in white and the paint dipped coffee filter flowers are just as easy. White coffee filter flower with inked edges Paint dipped … [Read more...]

“Bottled” Teacher Gifts

So much fun to make and just as much fun to receive, a "bottled" gift!  This is an unique way to give a gift or party favor.  I'm making teacher gifts for the first day of school, I went to a Dollar Store and found Post Its, glue sticks, small candy bars, fun shaped paper clips, Sharpie pens, colored pens, tape, apple shaped pad, Tic Tac, a package … [Read more...]

Glass Bead Necklace

Shopping in the mall I saw all the fun and colorful jewelry for summer and saw the prices!  I always keep Jo An Fabric and Michaels coupons in my car for these reason, I need to stop and get some glass beads and cord.  Glass beads cost me $3.00 for a bag(a lot of beads!) and leather cord for jewelry $2.00 (it is thin so the beads will … [Read more...]

For the Birds

The children will have so much fun helping make these easy bird feeders and even more fun watching the birds come to the feeders! Materials: 4 cups bird seed 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons Corn Syrup 1 envelope unflavored Gelatin Wax Paper Mixing bowl and spoon Cookie cutters Straw or toothpick Ribbon, yarn … [Read more...]

Rick Rack Flowers

Can you believe these flowers are made from Rick Rack? They are so easy to make! Materials: Rick Rack (medium) Matching felt Hot Glue or Liquid Stitch Glue Scissors Clothes Pin Optional: Sewing Machine with matching thread Directions: To make a 2'' flower, cut a 40" long piece of Rick Rack (I used medium for the white … [Read more...]