A Quick and Cute Halloween Favor & I was on TV!!!!

Hi friends! Yesterday I was on TV!!!! More on that in a minute, first here is a cute Halloween favor you can make with supplies you probably already have at home:

So the reason I wanted to share that tutorial today is because I also got to share it during my interview on the local ABC/FOX affiliate stations in Bangor, Maine. I could not manage to embed the video here but you can watch it here on the FOX22/ABC7 Website.

How cool is that?!? My apologies to my friends on Facebook who had to endure my excitement of this all day. I just can’t help it! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Mummies and Scarecrows and Burlap, Oh My!

Hello folks, I hope you are enjoying a lovely long weekend (Columbus Day in the US)  and if you have a moment to craft today consider making these cute recycled jar decorations:

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I used burlap ribbon from Papermart to wrap the jars in for a fun country, primitive look. I also used bakers twine, tags, buttons, googlie eyes, yarn and fabric scraps. I use a hot glue gun to put it all together but if you are working with children I suggest thick and tacky glue. Watch this video to see how it is done!

You can write and draw the details on the tag and lid or use stamps, mine are from Art Neko.


I hope I have inspired you to dig through the recycling bin and make some festive decorations this fall. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Decorating Kraft Boxes for Favors!

Hello friends! Yesterday I was playing in the studio with Macaroon boxes from Papermart. They are cute, inexpensive and sturdy enough to paint on!

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These boxes only take 3 minutes each to paint! Watch the video to learn how!

I love the little beaded drawer pulls, just be careful not to poke yourself putting them in! The boxes I used can be purchased at Papermart in quantities of 25 or by the case of 100.

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I hope you liked this quick and easy, anyone can paint, project! Til next time happy crafting!

Last-minute Easter favors {quick & easy!}

Howdy! I took a few minutes this afternoon to whip up these cute Easter favors using {surprise} the Halloween favors SVG kit from Lindasy’s Stamp Stuff-BTW everything is 25% off through Sunday:

This took minutes and I cut both boxes from the same sheet of 12″x12″ double-sided paper (Heidi grace) using my Cricut machine and SCAL software. Since I squeezed both of them on one sheet I needed to open the holes a bit on the double test tube holder but that was easy 🙂 The test tubes are filled with Whoppers malted milk eggs!


I used my homemade bakes twine to tie on these cute little tags I stamped with a cheap clear stamp I picked up at the craft store a couple of years ago-TIP: If your clear stamp does not stamp well rub a fine sanding block or emery board over it a few times so it can grab the ink. Works great on the cheap clear stamps!


This sentiment on the front was also from one of those Studio G clear sets, the first time I stamped it was awful but a swipe across my sanding block did the trick! I colored it with Prismacolor pencils.

This project qualifies for the following challenges: Craft Your Days Away , Crafty Emma, ECP Challenges, Just Us Girls, Shannon’s Sentiments  , Stamp, Scrap and Doodle, Sweet Stampin, Fairy Knoll, Floweret , 4 Crafty Chicks, Paper Romance, Rainbow Lady’s, Sassy Studio Designs, Amber’s Crafts and Stuff, Penny’s Paper-Crafty, and Sisterhood of Crafters

Thanks for stopping by and I want to wish you a happy Easter and safe travels if you are visiting family tomorrow 🙂 Don’t forget 25% off everthing at Lindasy’s through Sunday Midnight! Til next time happy crafting!

Final Favors

We had the twins birthday tea party yesterday-what fun, we made fancy hats and bracelets and had an absolute ball-and I thought you might like to see the hand painted tea cups I made for the guests:

I picked up 21 (why 21 and not 20 you ask? Well, I was feeling superstitious so I got an odd number for good measure:) white tea cups from the dollar store and painted 4 of each of the following designs on them-the odd one had rosebuds because it was my favorite! I painted 21 tea cups in about 2 hours. Wanna try making some? Here’s how:

  1. Select white ceramic tea cups to paint, make sure they are not chipped and have no imperfections in the glaze, try dollar stores first and be choosy when picking them out because the dollar stores get irregulars sometimes.
  2. Wash the cups in hot soapy water and rinse/dry. Then wipe the outsides down with rubbing alcohol. Be sure to wash your hands well before painting them and do not apply lotion, any oil from your fingers can make the cup resist the paint.
  3. I used Folk Art Enamels for this project. Paint your designs and let air dry at least 30 minutes then place the cups in a cold oven then turn on the oven to 350, bake for 30 minutes after it reaches 350 (a little longer won’t hurt) then tun off the oven and leave the cups in to cool.

for the raspberries I dipped a pencil’s eraser in wine color paint and made a bunch of dabs, so easy!

The blueberries can be dabbed on with your finger, then smooth the paint with a brush. add a vine with a skinny liner brush and some leaves and you are done!

Use a flat brush that is double loaded with color to make roses and rosebuds. *Double loading is when you put two colors on a brush-such as dark pink on one corner and light pink on the other-and work the brush back and forth on you palette until the color blends.

To make sure there was no fighting over cups I used a Painters brand acrylic paint pen to write the girl’s names on their cup. I got my pen at Joanns in the glass paint aisle, it is acrylic based. I don’t know it will survive the dishwasher so I told the girls to hand wash only. I washes in the sink just fine! Let it dry for 15 minutes after you write with it so it doesn’t smear.

Other ideas:

  • buy a large ceramic plate at the dollar store and paint pumpkins, Christmas trees, stars or whatever you like on the edge of the plate-bake as above and givt homemade goodies on it for the holidays.
  • Paint a set of wine glasses for a wedding gift.
  • paint large mugs and fill with cocoa packets and bags of mini marshmallows for a Christmas gift.
  • Let kids make their own place setting-you could buy a set of white dishes and every family member can have their own. Keep the painted design on the edge of the plates and outside of the cups so the paint is not in contact with the food itself. I reckon a steak knife might scratch it, it is super durable though.
  • this would be great fun as  a party or scouts project too!

Enjoy your Sunday folks and if you feel like shopping the 25% off customer Appreciation sale is happening until midnight at Lindsay’s stamp Stuff {shameless plug} Till next time happy crafting!

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