Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DIY Chalk Board and Crocheted Heart Duster

diy chalkboard recycle
We transformed a clipboard into a chalk board using the Americana Chalkboard Paint. This chalk board will by useful to hang anywhere you need to write quick messages in your home or office.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to build a Terrarium #DIY

How to build a Terrarium
When we went to the #TDCommonGround launch during the Family Day weekendwe got to experience the inside of TD's one-of-a-kind Green Globe - a 1200 square foot pop-up park. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Art of Pysanky Displaying Creativity on Eggs

Few years ago for the first time I tried the beautiful art of Pysanky. I like how this art gives us a different canvas to work on - eggs! And how it requires us to display patience and give a little bit of thought in to how we want the colours to show as we work with a variety of special dyes and layers of wax. I am excited that we can now purchase the unique line of essential tools and supplies for this art that are made in made in Canada easily from Ukrainian Egg-Cessories.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Win Your Own Klutz Jr. Kits

klutz jr kits
My children enjoy using the Klutz Jr. kits. There are four kits in this Jr. line that are developed specifically for children ages 4+. These kits include age-appropriate idea book with clear instructions, materials and tools that are needed to make the craft. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trolls Movie Inspired Crafts

trolls crafts
Trolls, a wonderful family movie to cozy up and watch together is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. This movie will have everyone in the family laughing and crying, as we watch Poppy and Branch work together to rescue their friends from the Bergens. It is a movie that kept us on the edge of our seats with its adventure, and the animated songs definitely made us move. I like how the movie encourages the importance of finding inner happiness and reminds us to be happy with who we are.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Crocheted Mandalas and Little Crochet Gifts

crochet mandala
Crocheted Mandalas by Lynne Rowe has 20 designs we can follow to make mandalas or circle shape designs that can be used as coasters, table mats, or stitched together to make beautiful bedspreads, table runners, scarves, bags, art and more. I like that crocheting mandalas are portable and can be done easily on-the-go. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Learning to Crochet and 24-Hour Crochet Projects

I have been learning to master the basics of crocheting, and have been doing a few crochet projects. As my interest in this craft has grown, I invested in a set of crochet hooks and have sewn a useful case for the hooks

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Making our own Jewellery

making jewellery bead
Jewellery School: Let's Start Beading by Carolyn Schulz is a perfect book for everyone who wants to start making jewellery. It includes all the information we need to start making beaded jewellery. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Vase of Flowers Made with Paper

vase of flowers construction paper
During winter we miss fresh flowers from our garden, so any activity that adds some colour is a choice for my children and I. This is a fun activity that children will enjoy doing needs...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Make Your Own Holiday Gifts using Klutz Kits

klutz kit
It is always fun to make handmade gifts to present to friends and family. Holiday gifts that are made with love are more valued and treasured. My children and I love using Klutz Kits and have learned a variety of crafts using these Kits to get a better idea about a particular craft. These kits come with instructions and materials that make it easy to learn the craft and get to it right away! There is no need to look or shop for the tools and materials.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Seal-it Glitter Tape Decorated Tins

Seal-it Glitter Tape Decorated Tins
We upcycled some old tins we had using Seal-it glitter tape. Using Seal-It's Glitter Tape is an easy and fun way to customize everyday items or create one-of-a-kind art displays. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

How to Decorate a Notebook with Duct Tape and Giveaway

Decorate the Notebook with Duct Tape
Richela Fabian Morgan has shared this tutorial on how we can decorate notebooks using duct tape. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It and Make It, Tape It and Make More, Tape It and Wear It, and Duct Tape Bags. The photographs and instructions below are courtesy of Fabian Morgan author of the Duct Tape Series Books. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Duct Tape Pencil Case

duct tape pencil case
Richela Fabian Morgan has shared this tutorial on how we can make a pencil case using duct tape. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It and Make It, Tape It and Make More, Tape It and Wear It, and Duct Tape Bags. The photographs and instructions below are courtesy of Fabian Morgan author of the Duct Tape Series Books. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcycled Dining Set for the Patio- Painting Chair Frames and Upholstering

Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
We updated a dining set that we no-longer used indoors to make it more suitable for the backyard patio. We used vibrant colours to give the outdoor furniture a more energizing look using Fusion Mineral Paint and by changing the upholstery. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mod Melt Decorated Photo Transfer Box

I had a plain box that I wanted to decorate, so we can put keepsakes and other handmade items. Since, I discovered Photo Transfer decoupage I enjoy using this to personalize and make my craft projects unique.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Personalized Flip-Flops using Scoubidou or Gimp

Flip-Flops craft using   Scoubidou
My daughter enjoys crafting with scoubidou or gimp, and she followed the instruction from her Klutz book to personalize her flip-flops and make it colourful and fun. For this project you will need...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tissue Paper Flowers

tissue paper flowers
It is fun to make handmade flowers using tissue paper and leave it as home decor. For this project we used...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Glass Paint Container

glass paint decor container
I chose is hexagon shaped glass for this project, so it took me a few days to complete it. I had to wait for each side to dry, to avoid the paint from running off. I like how the design and the colours turned out. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Vintage Container made with Recycled Glass Jar

photo transfer
I recycled a Maille pickle jar to make this vintage looking container to keep cotton balls in our renovated bathroom. I found this project needs a little bit of care and patience from us, and it will turn out rewardingly beautiful. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Knitted Cowl using Circular Needles

knitted cowl
This cowl is fun and easy to make. I used one ball of yarn and circular needles to knit this cowl. I find knitting the cowl using a multicoloured ball of yarn makes it interesting and unique.