Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mini Easter Basket

It's about that time to get the kids excited about the easter bunny coming again. so who wouldn't resist these cute little mini easter baskets, of course used from things I have around the home. empty(shampoo,body wash) bottles cleaned out really well and left over materials like chenille pipe cleaners and bits of ribbon,flowers,yarn and tacky glue(aleene's tacky glue in gold bottle). this is what we made. great gifts as well if you make several for friends and family, fill with little goodies, candy or even pretty flowers. makes a great welcome gift for anyone moving into a home, add your florals, or maybe some chocolate sticks and give! these are fast and fun to do, so if your looking for a quick gift or craft to make with kids, this will do for them and watch how they are willing to find things to put inside. try cottonballs and make a bunny or yellow pompoms to make a cute chick for easter. any way you make these, they will be a great hit for any holidays or special occasion. Enjoy and Happy Crafting!
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Atlas map wallets

Kids enjoy these wallets, easy fast and fun to make and create, you can use magazine pages, use up those old maps and atlas's, or even use a kids coloring page. laminate if you like, more durable and last longer, add some stickers, beads to enhance it. and you get a fun friendly wallet. I was introduced this craft by a family friend, and she told me to do a google search on them because I just couldn't understand how she made them. and after seeing different difficult ways to make them, the more she taught me this,the more I got the hang of it, and  now my kids have several and make them and give them to their friends. they even make great ATC holders.they hold 4 in each pocket.
this is our latest for our travel trip were planning on going soon. they  have even traded other wallets made from other materials as well. but youhave to love the wallets made from any kind of paper. even scrapbook paper.You can find instructions for these and other wallets on Youtube, different people give nice instructions on how to make these. Have fun!!!!!!

Doggie Toy

Home made dog toy used from scraps of blanket fleece. use a dog bone pattern or make your own pattern. you can find one online9 I found one and enlarged it) you can also use a cookie cutter , place your template onto a cute animal print fabric/fleece trace and cut out and put together by hand sewing edges or use a sewing machine. turn inside out and stuff and seal your toy up and your done. this is what the end result. easy fast and fun to do in a few seconds.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Parfait cup flower starter

One easy way to start your planting and an easy cheap way is to use parfait cups with lids, cleaned out really well. this is one I did in a few minutes for my daughter. she loves to plant flowers outside, so I decided to give her a little starter cup to start her own in the house. I love McDonald's parfait's and this is what I used the cup for.

fill cup with soil, add your seeds, add scrapbook ribbon wrapping to outside, use a cordinatingflower petal for the cent and glue on. use the cup lid for your flower starter base. use these for home decor, give as gifts. easy and fun. and it's recycled things you might already have around your home.