Posted on April 8, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! Yesterday I showed you how to make an Easter Basket out of a cardboard box and today I’ll show you have to make carrot inspired treat box sliders using supplies from Papermart:
I used Macaroon Boxes, Tulle, Satin Ribbon, RicRac, Baker’s Twine, Unstrung Merchandise Tags, Corrugated Paper, and a Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. This was a fun project! You can really adapt it to any theme but I thought carrot colored Easter treats would be handy this time of year.
They will stand up on their own or you can place them in your snazzy handmade Easter basket!
Best of all the boxes come neatly stacked in a pack of 25 so you can have them always on hand for upcoming projects and packaging. I love versatile products, don’t you? Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, party ideas, quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: bunny, corrugated paper, craft supplies, easter basket, Easter craft, Easter craft project, Easter Favors, favor boxes, macaroon boxes, papermart, party favors, Stamping, treat box | 10 Comments »
Posted on March 31, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
I just drove home from my son’s boy scout meeting in a snowstorm…well, not a real storm but it was snowing enough to get the sand trucks out. I am so ready for spring, how about you? Today I am going to share a glittery project with a flower (take that snow!) and it is really easy to make. You can customize it to make a pin or a hair clip depending on your preference and it is affordable using supplies from Papermart! Why not whip up a bunch of these for Easter gifts or to sell at a spring fair (I’m totally OK with you selling the crafts you make with my tutorials!)
Here is where you can find the supplies I used:
Barrettes (you get a bag of 100 of the 3″ size I used for $8.80-smaller sizes are even less!)
or Pin Backs
Glitter (99 cents a tube people! It is my favorite)
I hope today’s video sparked some spring-y ideas for you! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: craft fair, jewelry, quick projects | Tagged: barrette, cute project for girls, glitter, hair clip, hairbow, how to paint a ladybug on a marble, ideas for flat marbles, ladybug, marbles, papermart, pin, spring craft project | 7 Comments »
Posted on February 27, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! Today I have a fun simple hairbow idea that is also a beginner sewing project. You can use a sewing machine or a needle and thread to make gathers in 1 1/2″ satin ribbon and that is all there is to making a ruffle. I turned my ruffled ribbon into hair clips. These would be great to make for quick gifts or items to sell at a craft fair or hairbow business. See how easy it is in today’s video:
Remember you may use any of the tutorials on my blog to make stuff to sell. If you are crafting to sell you need to get the best price on the best quality materials and that is why I urge you to check out Papermart. I have found that if they sell it then they have the best price and I have never been disappointed with the quality. I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy project and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects, sewing | Tagged: barrettes, craft fair ideas, hair bow tutorial, hairbow, how to make a ribbon hair bow, papermart, quick crafts for kids, ruffles, satin ribbon, sewing machine | 3 Comments »
Posted on January 23, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends, just a reminder if you haven’t entered into the Year of the Horse stamp set giveaway yet be sure you do on last Friday’s post because I will draw a winner tomorrow! Now let’s stain some wood! Here is a fun technique I discovered (OK , who knows, someone else might have thought of it already LOL!) that I call resist staining!
The embossing powder method works best on smooth wood, rough wood likes to catch all of the granules making it less defined. If you are using rough wood like a plywood that cannot be sanded smooth you can stipple on wood glue, let it dry and stain/wipe like i did in the video. I hope you try this technique sometime! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: Embossing, embossing powder, stencil, wood, wood stain, woodworking | 14 Comments »
Posted on December 3, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Wow, how did it get to be December 3rd already?!? My husband subtly hinted that we need to be getting out Christmas cards out soon. Well, this quick and easy design can be made in a flash with inexpensive supplies from Papermart and it is flat enough not to require extra postage! Watch the video to see how it is done!
I used the Tinsel Wire and Corrugated paper in Lime green. I love how when you buy from Papermart you get a large quantity for little cash, it is perfect for mass producing items such as Christmas cards or making stuff for craft fairs and it is even better for supplying classroom art projects. To save on shipping costs I suggest you plan ahead for other items you might want and if the quantity of an item is too great ask friends if they want to split it with you. That reminds me, I’m running low on the clear bags I display my handmade cards in at craft fairs! I don’t want to run out of those! I hope this project had inspired you to send handmade Christmas cards this year. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: cards, Christmas, Christmas cards, handmade cards, how to make a folded christmas tree from half circle, inexpensive supplies, papermart, quick handmade chriastmas card, tinsel ribbon, Tinsel Wire, video tutorial | 12 Comments »
Posted on November 7, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! Veterans Day is next week so in honor of the day I made this paper poppy using supplies from Papermart:
Here is what you will need:
Twisted paper cord
1/4″ wide satin Ribbon.
Other supplies: Gelatos, hot glue gun and glue sticks, wax paper and a spray bottle of water. Watch the video to see how it is done!
I hope you take some time this weekend to make these for next weeks holiday. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects | Tagged: how to make crepe paper flowers, paper cord, paper poppy, papermart, veterans day, veterans day craft | 4 Comments »
Posted on November 5, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Howdy friends! You won’t believe how easy it is to get the look of watercolor when you just use markers, stamps and a damp brush. I used a magnolia flower and canning jar stamp from Rubbernecker. I finished the card with my color dusters and distress inkpads.
Here is a video to show you how:
Have fun & happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: cas, color dusters, distress, markers, rubbernecker, Stamping, watercolor | 8 Comments »
Posted on October 29, 2013 by thefrugalcrafter
Hello friends! In case anyone is wondering I am happy to report that I finished the parent/student cross country race yesterday. I was really hoping there would be some out of shape parents in the race instead of all of the fit military dads joining in. There were only a few moms in the race, what’s up with that? I didn’t overdo it, I jogged/speed-walked with another mom and we had a grand time gabbing and catching up as we navigated the course. I figured there was no point overdoing it and being sore for a week…I wasn’t “in it to win it” as they say but it does give you a respect for the kids who run this every day. My daughters ran the race too (and did far better than their old lady) so I think I will have 3 runners in the family next season when they are old enough to join the team. OK, today I have a quick Halloween postcard for you, this can also be adapted to make a 1 layer card or tag. I used stamps from About Art Accents and if you have not entered the prize draw on last Fridays post be sure you do so you have a chance to win some of their stamps!
I filmed 3 videos yesterday and I have to say it was quantity over quality, really I think I was a bit off my game because I was nervous about the race. With that in mind here is the video:
Remember you can use my coupon code: Lindsay10% whenever you shop at About Art Accents, I think you put it in the paypal comment box and they refund the savings. That’s it for me today, I still have to walk the dog (she does not understand that I did a race last night so I am all set with exercise today LOL!) and get ready to film this weeks Ask-a-Crafter episode with Lorraine. I guess I better get cracking! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, quick projects, Stamping | Tagged: about art accents, color dusters, Halloween, Masking, postcard, rubber stamping, stamping technique video, vampire | 9 Comments »