Posted on August 31, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I have a fun, fast and frugal project that will decorate your home all year-long. It is a DIY wreath with a plaque on it that you can write a seasonal greeting on and decorate to match any season because the colors are neutral.
I made sure the plaque was glossy so that I could use my new Crafty Croc Liquid Chalk Markers on it and the writing would be easy to remove with a damp cloth. I will be giving an 18 color pack away to one lucky blog reader so make sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win! Also Crafty Croc giving my viewers $6 off the 18 color pack with the coupon code FRUGAL06 now through September 14, 2015.
See how easy it is! I think they would sell really well at a craft fair (yes, you have my permission to make these to sell!) or be awesome housewarming gifts.
- Crafty Crock Liquid Chalk Markers, available in 8 pack neon, 10 pack earth tones or 18 pack mega kit. *note $6 off 18 pack with coupon code FRUGAL06
- Styrofoam wreath form (9″ from Dollar Tree)
- Old Book
- Die (optional, I used the Tim Holts Bigz tattered florals for mine)
- Hot glue
- craft wire and cutters
- Wooden plaque made from hardboard (painted black and varnished or you can purchase a small chalkboard to glue on)
All of the directions for making the wreath are in the video. It is really easy. If you can’t find a wreath form you can cut a ring out of cardboard and use that. Coffee filters would work really well in place of the die cut book pages too. Use what you have and experiment! I want to thank Crafty Croc for sponsoring this tutorial and offering the giveaway. Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a set of markers. I will draw a name at random next Monday. If you want to save $6 on the 18 pack of Crafty crock Liquid Chalk Markers make sure you use the coupon code FRUGAL06 before 9/14/15. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: craft fair, home decor | Tagged: blog candy, chalk markers, DIY wreath, fall home decor, giveaway, how to make a wreath, markers, old book pages, seasonal crafts, tutorial | 225 Comments »
Posted on August 30, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends, the other day I made 20 cards in under 2 hours. Now, I am not suggesting that you should rush but I had a ball. I challenged myself to use only what was in the Watercolor Wishes card kit from Stampin’ Up! and my own adhesive.
The really funny thing was I used a kit and my cards looked nothing like the ones in the directions that came with the kit but that’s OK, many of you said you wanted to see me use this kit on my last haul video and I would rather give you other options on what to do with the supplies. Add the 20 cards I demonstrate today with the 20 in the kit and you have 40 ideas! Woohoo! Don’t fret if you don’t have this kit, you can improvise with what you have at home, the techniques I am going to show you today will work for any cards or scrapbook pages.
This video is sponsored by Luvin’ Stampin’, home of independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Wendy Cranford, and the Stamp Luvers Club. If you would like to join her club you simply agree to spend $15 a month on YOUR CHOICE of supplies from her Stampin’ Up shop for 10 months. One month you will be the Honored Stamper and get $25 of your choice of supplies for free! Also you get a free live stream class and make and take every month. How cool is that? You can find out more at Luvin Stampin.
I think a kit like this is perfect for someone who wants to get the watercolor look but does not want the mess or someone who wants to make a bunch of pretty cards quickly and inexpensively. It is also a nice gift idea! I hope you found these techniques useful and you try them on your next cards! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: how to make cards with the watercolor wishes kit from stampin up, Stamp Luvers Club, stampin up, Watercolor Wishes, watercolor wishes card kit | 10 Comments »
Posted on August 29, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! tonight I have another bookmaking project for you. It is the same idea as the books we made last week but you get double the pages and the book is half the size. You just need a few more folds and 2 more cuts.
Watch the video to see how easy it is!
Find the stamps I used Lost coast Designs here.
Scrapbook paper 12″x12″
gold pigment ink
Gold embossing powder
Colorbox blends in black
I hope you try this fun bookmaking idea! Think of all the old scrapbook papers you can use up! Happy Crafting!
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: bookbinding, bookmaking, lost coast designs | 12 Comments »
Posted on August 27, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Grab your stencils and embossing paste and let’s make Faux Mosaics!
Kraft Jewelry Box 5″x6″:
Acrylic paint (grout color, I used white)
Glass Paint (Transparent)
Stencil (Patti Tolley Parrish from istencil)
Stencil Embossing Paste (pearl-Dreamweaver)
paint brush, palette knife, scraper
Papermart supplies used in the card set
Jewelry Tissue on a roll
Let me know if you want a demo on making the card set!
Mosaic box directions:
1. Paint box white, let dry.
2. Tape stencil to box lid and spread stencil paste on top. Remove and clean stencil, let dry.
3. Paint raised squares and bottom edges of box. Let dry.
4. Add copper tape to edges of the box lid if desired.
I put handmade cards in my box, what will you put in yours? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Sponsored by Papermart.
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: dreamweaver, embossing paste, gift wrap, mosaic, papermart, stencils, texture paste | 10 Comments »
Posted on August 26, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I have a cardmaking tutorial for you where we will use the stamp positioner I showed you in SS#8 and we will talk about what to do with the insides and backs of cards. We will also use the clear embossing ink I showed you last week with chalk for a background, Fun!
You can do as much or as little as you like, here are some ideas in today’s video.
1/2 sheet of white cardstock
12″x12″ sheet of patterned paper
Altenew Vintage Flowers and Painted Butterflies
Funny Handmade card stamp: Judikins
Back of Card Stamps: EK Success
Floral background: Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine freebie
Clear embossing ink
Let me know if you have any other techniques you want to learn on Stamp School!
Sorry if my photos look off this week, I just upgraded my computer and I am trying the photo editing software that came with it. I am trying to decide if I want to keep it or try to transfer my old software over. Do these photos look weird to you? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: alt3new, Altenew, cardmaking, embossing ink, stamp school | 16 Comments »
Posted on August 25, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
My studio is full to bursting with crafty goodness for upcoming tutorials, have a look!
If you want to see everything then watch the video and be sure to let me know what products you would like to see me demonstrate first.
Craft Supplies from the video:
I think that is everything from this haul, let me know if I missed any thing:)
Disclaimer: Some of these products came from sponsors or were sent by companies in exchange for promotional consideration. That said,I only use products that I love and you will always get my honest opinion about them as well as DIY alternative for things you already have. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Product Reviews | Tagged: art suppies, craft haul, haul, paint, stamps | 27 Comments »