Posted on June 30, 2016 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Sometimes you make something that is really quick, easy and cute. This is one of those times.
I don’t like to shop and I don’t want to give gifts that will collect dust either. Mostly, I’m lazy and giving the gift of cash, especially to older kids, goes over really well. See, most kids don’t have jobs and unlike a gift card it can be spent anywhere. Plus, I have to admit, I am a horrible gift giver, sometimes I get it right but mostly I am clueless but I can make cute stuff so I put my effort there:) Buy hey, if you are a steller gift giver you could whip up one of these tins to give your awesome gift in!
I just realized that now everyone knows that I don’t put that much effort in to the packaging either. Hmmm, I really need to rethink my blog topics. I am giving all of my secrets away. I guess it’s good that not many people I know in real life read my blog LOL! Hey, just because it is fun and easy doesn’t mean it’s not worthwhile and made with love. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
Oval Tin (also available in round, square & heart shapes)
Chalk paint in white and teal
Stamps (Sweet Cupcake-Stampin Up)
Dye Ink (Memento, Stampin Up, Altenew)
1. Paint tin with chalk or acrylic paint, let dry.
2. Stamp cupcake and cut out.
3. Glue cupcake to lid of tin and glue pom-pom trim on the edges of the tin lid. Accent with sequins.
I want to thank Papermart for sponsoring this post, they have so many cute things for packaging gifts and goodies and you can’t beat the prices. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: cash holders, gift card holder, gift wrapping, packaging | 4 Comments »
Posted on September 8, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! By request today we are playing with alcohol ink, photocopies (or lazer/toner based prints) and Xylene markers and white ceramic tiles. Let’s make coasters! Watch the video to see how!
1. Clean Tile with alcohol.
2. Transfer photocopy to tile with Chartpak (xylene) pen.
3. Color with alcohol ink or alcohol based markers.
4. You can spritz rubbing alcohol on the coaster for a cool effect if desired!
5. Add felt or cork to the back of coasters and protect with a coat of clear spray paint.
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: alcohol innk, chartpak, coasters, photocopy transfer, transfer techniques, xylene | 12 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 23, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Today I have a fun, quick and easy bookmaking project that only requires paper and adhesive! You can use any paper you want but it is perfect for the older scrapbook paper in your stash that you don’t care for because you can use the back side for the pages and the print will be hidden. Aren’t you glad you kept it now?
Watch the video to see how fun and quick these little notebooks are!
- 20 minutes
I have seen some really cute notebooks that some of you guys made following my tutorial on Instagram, thanks for sharing! If you want share your pics you can post them on Thefrugalcrafter Facebook page of use #thefrugalcrafter when posting on Instagram, it might work on twitter too but honestly I’m not sure LOL! If you love this simple idea I would love it if you shared it on Pinterest or your favorite social media (handy links at the bottom of the post!) Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: art journaling, Crafts 4 Kids, quick projects | Tagged: back to school craft, bookmaking, DIY ntebook, handmade books, ideas for old scrapbook paper, Recycling | 14 Comments »
Posted on June 23, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi Friends! Today I have a hairbow that you can make in 10 minutes using supplies from our sponsor Offray.
In today’s Video I will show you how to make this triple-looped bow. It’s easy!
3/8″ Dippy Dot Red/White Grosgrain ribbon
2 1/4″ wide double faced satin ribbon (blue)
1/2″ Maggie 341 Sapphire ribbon (metallic chevron design)
Spring clip barrette
Star shaped rhinestone
Bow making tool or strong clothespins/binder clips clipped to a box
1. Place pegs 4″ apart in a bow making tool.
2. Unravel several feet of each ribbon.
3. Lay the smaller ribbons over the larger one and carefully wrap around the bow maker 3 complete times making sure to keep the smaller ribbons facing out. Do not twist the ribbon.
4. Clip the ribbon and twist the ends together, then wrap one end around the ribbon bunch and ties securely in a double knot.
5. Slide the bow off the bow maker and “fluff” the ribbon loops.
6. Trim the ends and secure with glue then glue the barrette over the knot in the back.
7. Embellish with a rhinestone if desired.
You can make these up by the dozen this 4th of July using the super size ribbon rolls from Offray! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: girl scout crafts, jewelry, quick projects | Tagged: 4th of july, DIY hair clip, hair accessory, hairbow, offray, patriotic, red white blue | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 12, 2015 by thefrugalcrafter
Hi friends! Just a quick post tonight because I have a headache and can’t bear to look at a screen for another moment, I don’t often get headaches but this is a doozy! I was playing with my new Ken Oliver Color Burst powders that I got at the heirloom show last weekend (BTW Rubbernecker has them discounted until 6/24 if you want some) and a new stencil and made 2 backgrounds by using the stencil 2 ways, have a look at today’s video!
The Color Burst powders are very similar to the Brusho but the vendors at the stamp show said they could not get the Brusho powders to sell. I have to say I enjoy the applicator bottles the Color Bursts come in (much better application compared to poking a hole in the cap of Brusho) but if you already have Brusho use that:) I did a review and first impression of Brusho here of you want to check it out. I got some great DIY ideas from viewers on my YouTube channel that you also might want to try if you have no watercolor powders.
Color Power Alternatives:
- Kool Aid powdered drink mix, just beware it contains citric acid so do not use it on scrapbook pages, it’s acidic.
- Fabric powdered dye- I tried this, the finer tie-die kit powder works, RIT looks lame
- Powdered tempera, I have not tried it but great idea to those who suggested it
- Shaving other media like Inktense, pastels and watercolor pencils/crayons (not as intense as the powders)
Let me know if you have any other suggestions or if you have a powder preference, there is also a brand called “Bister” I think but I have not tried it, if you have let me know what you think. I think it is a nice artsy fling and I am such a watercolor floozy! Now, off to put a cold wash-cloth on my head! Happy crafting!
Filed under: quick projects | Tagged: Brusho, ken oliver color bursts, stencil, tutorial, watercolor powders | 30 Comments »