Posted on November 27, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I have a fun and sparkly set of jewelry to make!
This week I teamed up with Mark Montano from the channel Make Your Mark! for 2 fun holiday projects! You can dress yourself up with my tutorial and then dress up your home with Mark’s fun Décor project!
Watch the video to learn how to make the necklace and earrings!
Then check out Mark’s holiday Décor! You can also check out all of the past CRAFTmas videos on this playlist!
Visit our sponsor Punch Place Plus *Many deals on their homepage!
I want to thank Mark Montano for joining me this week for CRAFTmas, be sure to check out his channel, I also want to thank Punch Place Plus for being such a generous sponsor this holiday season. Special thanks to you too for spending a bit of your day with me! Happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, jewelry | Tagged: acrylic, ampersand necklase, CRAFTmas, jewelry, mark montano, punch place plus | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 26, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I have an inexpensive way to bring the fun colors of the season into your home, best of all the kids can make these!
Watch the video to see how quick and easy this is!
Find the materials I used from our sponsor Papermart!
21″ wide Deco Mesh
White paper plates and bowls
1. Make peppermint swirls on paper plates with a red marker.
2. Wrap plate with red deco mesh.
3.Gather each end of mesh and secure with ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, home decor, party ideas, Uncategorized | Tagged: candy land party, Christmas, peppermint | 4 Comments »
Posted on November 22, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I wanted to pop in really quick tonight and share the fun Christmas craft supplies I snagged at Dollar Tree this week. I am not sponsored by Dollar Tree, I just like sharing a deal and the seasonal stuff sells so fast I did not want you to miss out if you wanted anything. Still kicking myself that I didn’t pick up an extra brain mold at Halloween LOL! Oh, and I forgot to show it in the video but I got a great wire wreath form too with 4 rows of wire on it in the floral department. C’est la Vie!
Sorry I didn’t have a blog post for you yesterday, I needed a break:) We went to the Shriners Festival of Trees in Bangor, WOW 80 Christmas trees all decked out with awesome presents under them, you can buy tickets and drop them in the buckets by the trees you like and they draw a winner for each tree, I hope we win one (then I just might leave my decorations in the attic and plunk that beauty down in my Living room LOL!) It is a great fundraiser and I was glad to see it packed because the Shriners help so many sick kids who never see a bill for their treatments at Shriners Hospitals. And last night I got together with a dozen moms and we went out to dinner and to see the last Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 2, we have done this every year (watching a different YA book inspired movie) since our kids started school, it is a lot of fun and laughter! I am so glad to be part of a great community in real life as well as online:) I hope you have a good week and I hope you have some time to pause, relax and enjoy. Til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas | Tagged: christmas craft supplies, dollar tree haul, haul, haul video | 18 Comments »
Posted on November 20, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I’ve had a heck of a day, my live ornament painting broadcast had some technical difficulties so I recreated one of the ornaments into a nice edited video for you!
This video is a collaboration with Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he made a tutorial of 7 wooden ornaments! They are great for beginners too so please check them out even if you are not a woodworker. You can see his tutorial here, don’t forget to tell him Lindsay sent you!
Here is my video! (the good one LOL!)
This video is also sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Supplies for this class:
Turner Acryl Gouache Set
Surface: Art Bites in 6″x6″ and 3″x3″
Xacto knife and snowflake stencil
And in case you want to see the live stream train wreak you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s not speak of it again LOL! Really though it was a rough day, my little Rosie chicken passed away this morning. She went quick, she seemed really happy and comfortable but she did not have the desire to eat or drink much. She just fell over and that was that. I am thankful that she was not suffering, we did our best. I’m ready to weekend, how about you? I hope you find some time to create and enjoy time with family! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, Painting | Tagged: acrylics, Christmas ornament, Christmas painting, CRAFTmas | 14 Comments »
Posted on November 19, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how to make a snowman kit-no snow required!
This travel felt board activity is fun for kids to make, give and play with. It might just save your sanity during along car ride to Grandmas this Thanksgiving! Also it is a stash buster project, you can use up all of those felt scraps you have been saving!
Felt (one 9″x12″ sheet of blue and scraps)
Metallic pipe cleaners
Hook and loop tape-hook side (for buttons or non-felt items)
Tools: scissors, wire cutters, circle punch
1. Cut out snowman, hats, scarves and other accessories from felt scraps. Arrange on a sheet of blue felt.
2. Glue small pieces of hook side of Velcro to backs of buttons and other non felt items. Cut pipe cleaners for hands.
3. Place items in pail and decorate lid!
I hope you give this project a try with your kids and til next time happy crafting!
Sponsored by Papermart
Filed under: christmas, craft fair, Crafts 4 Kids | Tagged: DIY felt activity board, frozen crafts, kids crafts, snowman, snowman crafts, winter crafts | 9 Comments »
Posted on November 17, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! I had a lot of fun playing with the clear acrylic shapes from Punch Place Plus yesterday!
Oh! Before I forget Punch Place Plus has a free shipping code: TFCSpecial valid on orders over $49 through 11/23/15, that’s next week so don’t wait if you want any of these goodies!
I am always on the lookout for cute gifts to make and fun easy ways to dress up my home for the holidays.
I think these projects do just that, see how easy they are to make in today’s video!
Next Week I will be making jewelry with more of their supplies, I have listed them below in case you wanted to follow along (or to help you put together a large enough order so you can use the discount code LOL!)
I guess, now that I think about it there is no need to decide whether I will give or keep these, I’ll do both! They are so fun and easy to make, why not? Be sure to visit Punch Place Plus if you are planning some quick and easy holiday crafts (they have a lot of 18″ doll craft supplies too!) and use the coupon code TFCSpecial for free shipping on your order of $49 or more! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas, craft fair | Tagged: acrylic, christmas ornaments, coasters, DIY wine glass charms | 5 Comments »
Posted on December 22, 2014 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Looking for a last minute ornament idea to decorate the tree with? Who are we kidding, we all have to-do lists a mile long right? Well, let me introduce you to the zen like relaxation that only comes from wrapping a balloon with string…
OK, there my be some stress when the string slides off or when your kids drip glue all over the place but I still reckon it is way less stressful than baking. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: christmas | Tagged: christmas ornaments, DIY Christmas ornaments, diy string balls, how to make string trees, string ornaments | 11 Comments »