Happy Back to School!

Happy back to school time friends! Here is a fun little treat you can make for the kids!

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It would also be awesome to use as a place setting at a special dinner if you cover the table with white kraft paper! Great for the kids table at any holiday! Watch the video to see just how easy it is!

Get the supplies from our sponsor Papermart!

Supplies:
Large Shipping tag
Large unstrung merch tag
Washi tape
Bakers twine
Measuring tape ribbon 
Crayons
Heat tool

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy craft! I want to let you know that we will have a live painting class tomorrow (12:30pm ET Friday as usual) so I’ll see you then! Till next time happy crafting!

A 4th of July Favor!

Hi friends! Today I have a quick and easy favor you can make for your 4th of July party!

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See how easy it is to make in today’s video!

Supplies:

Directions:
1. Wrap box with paper and ribbon fringe edges if desired.
2. Make pin wheel and rosette and attach to skewer.
3. Insert metallic spray, pin wheel and rosette behind paper at the back of the box.

I you want a pin wheel that spins I have a tutorial here, it does take a bit more time but they are really fun:) Thanks to Papermart for sponsoring today’s tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Do You Want Some More?

Hello Friends! Today I have a quick and easy DIY s”more kit project for you using inexpensive supplies from Papermart:

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I occurred to me that folks outside of the US and Canada might not know what the heck a s’more is, or how to make them so I’ll tell you! S’mores are an American campfire tradition, they call them s’mores because they are so tasty after you eat one you will want some-more! First you roast a marshmallow over the fire, then you take a graham cracker and add a piece of chocolate on top, place the roasted melty marshmallow on top and top with another graham cracker.  Yum! These little DIY s’more kits make wonderful party favors for a camp-out or bonfire (that is probably another American tradition too!) I have even made these kits with Christmas themed marshmallows or “Peeps” and called them “Santa S’mores” and sold them at craft fairs for $1 each and they sell out every time! Watch the video to see how it is done:

supplies for this project:

Directions:

  1. Place food items in clear bag. Seal closed.
  2. Fold scrapbook paper in half, add doily and tape to bag.
  3. Decorate with twine, buttons and die cuts.

I hope you make some of these DIY s’more kits but you better make extra because everyone will want some-more! Happy crafting!

Ruffled Crepe Paper Party Favors!

Hi Friends! These cute boxes are a snap to make and will hold a lot of goodies during your next party plus they are affordable to make using supplies from Papermart!

Supplies:
Macaroon boxes
Tulle
Organza ribbon
baker’s twine
crepe paper
6″ paper doilies

Directions:
Assemble macaroon boxes. Cut 18″ of crepe paper in the colors of your choice, trim to desired width. Glue to macaroon box and pleat the paper as you go to make ruffles. Pleat a doily as shown in the video, add it to the box and wrap with baker’s twine. Top with a label and buttons.

You can make a drawer pull with ribbon and tulle on the slider portion of the box if desired. I hope you enjoyed this simple party favor tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

Make a Monster Treat Bag!

I hope you like Halloween because I have a lot of ideas cooking in my crafty brain this week:) Today I am going to show you how to make a reusable treat bag. I used the sturdy tin tie coffee bags from Papermart for the base because they are more sturdy than a lunch sacks and can be re-closed, plus they are nice to have on hand in a couple of months for packing up Christmas treats (always think of other ways to use an item when buying in bulk!) I also used twisted paper cord from Papermart, at $2.69 a 25 yard hank you get plenty of materiel to experiment with. It adds a lot of flair and volume to a design or gift wrap for little $$$.

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This project is great for using up your stash. Leftover googlie eyes, paper scraps and other fun bits and bobs can be used to embellish these. I used the same Halloween and spider stamp I used on yesterday’s card to stamp the front panel. Watch the video to see how I made mine!

I think I might fill mine up with candy and leave it on one of my kids friends door steps…let’s hope they don’t read my blog LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Hot Pink & Rustic Favors!

Havin’ a party? Here is a fun idea for centerpieces and favor boxes that are quick to make, look great and won’t cost you a lot of money:

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I used these inexpensive supplies from Papermart: Scrunch Roll With Glitter,  Burlap Jute Mesh Ribbon,  corsage ribbon,  Frosted Flower Top Boxes, Glue Dots, bakers twinelarge unstrung merchandise tagshomemade shimmer spray, a waterbased marker, stamp and stamping ink, and wood buttons. As always you can substitute supplies for what you have on hand or for items that match you’r theme. Make it your own! Here is a quick video to show you how easy it is, have a look:

Let me know if you have any questions! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and til next time happy crafting!

A Quick and Fun Classroom Valentine You Can Make Today!

Howdy folks! We are totally snowed in today, oh my the snow drifts are up to our porch railing! We are staying in at least until the snow stops falling and the winds die down. What a great time to make valentines! These are the ones my daughter Lila will be handing out:

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They are really easy too and inexpensive since I got all of my supplies from papermart. I used their bakers twine in red and teal, polka dot and shimmer pink tulle, printed satin ribbon, and large unstrung merchandise tags. I also used stamps,ink and glue from my regular stash. Have a look at the video to see how I made them:

Pretty easy huh? I brought my tray of supplies upstairs today and put it at the Kitchen table so the kids could work on the valentines util the wind slowed down enough for them to get out and play. Sometimes it’s just nice to hang out with the kids and craft, dontcha think? Stay warm and safe this weekend especially if you are getting hammered by this blizzard, til next time happy crafting!

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