Showing posts with label decorative. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorative. Show all posts

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Rice krispies



1 tbsp butter or margarine
40 (1 pkg) of marshmallows
3 cups rice krispie's cereal
1/4 cup peanut butter

Heat butter with marshmallow in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove it from the microwave and stir.
Stir in the peanut butter to this mixture. Then add the cereal until it is well coated. Shape it into small balls or any other shape.

Serve it on the same day.
This can also be done on the stove in a large pan over low heat. Recipe inspired by the cereal box.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Painting river rocks



This rock painting was done by my daughter. She used the paint brush to get these effects, it is probably the way she handled the brush to paint it :)

river rocks
acrylic paint or fabric paint
paint brushes

These rocks can be found by a river or beach, it is also sold in craft shops. For these stones we used acrylic paint. I didn't dilute the paint much, but if needed use water sparingly.
Paint the first coat and then decorate only when the first coat is dry. Children can take a break between painting until the first layer dries then they can put designs.

I put fabric paint on the list because it can be used instead of acrylic paint. I have painted rocks using fabric paint which also last long on the rocks.


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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cushion covers

These cushion covers will take less than 10 minutes to make.


outdoor or drapery material
scissors
thread
ruler or measuring tape
buttons optional

Measure the size of the cushion then fold the cloth according to the diagram below and cut the cloth.

I didn't put the exact measurements because the same method can be used for any size cushion or pillow.
Measure the cushion then fold the cloth and cut the three sides, when cutting make sure that one of the side is at least 3" longer so this piece can be tucked in and optionally buttons can be stitched. The above diagram will help when cutting and stitching.



For this project I used outdoor material from a fabric store and the cushion inside was pre made. The same method can also be used to make cushions and put filling in it, if you want to put filling there is no need to keep that extra length on one of the sides. Instead stitch all the sides.

Happy sewing :)


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Monday, July 25, 2011

Wooden coasters


pre cut wooden pieces
acrylic paint
paint brushes
water to clean brushes
newspaper to protect surface
varnish for acrylic paint to seal optional

This craft is suitable for 2 1/2 years and up.
These pre cut wooden pieces are available in craft sections in craft shops, hardware stores or dollar stores. If not, can use any cut pieces of wood.

First paint a thick coat in any colour. Let it dry completely. Then paint flowers or anything preferred and let it dry.

Can put varnish to seal after the paint dries, I didn't do this step on these coasters.

Instead of coasters this can be used as a wall hanging by using picture hanging hardware.


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