Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Magnet Board

I got asked to help make crafts for my son's school. I was so excited to help! A few girlfriends and I got together to make magnet boards for the school. Friends and crafts together always make a great time!!! I love how they came out!

What You Need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Tin Sign (Got mine at the Dollar Store)
  • Foam Brush
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Glass Beads
  • Clear, Flat-Backed Glass Marbles
  • Magnets

How To Make It:
  • Cut Scrapbook paper about 1/2 inch larger than tin so you could wrap around tin.
  • Once paper is cut, brush mod podge on tin.

  • Center paper on to tin and press down. Then smooth paper to make sure you seal bubbles. 

  • Once dry, turn it over and mod podge excess paper onto the back of the tin. Do 2 opposite sides first. Once that is dry, do the other 2 sides.

  • Follow these instructions to make the Scrapbook Magnets with the same paper used for tin.

  • When everything is dry, place it on a frame stand or hang it on your wall!

P.S.  If you are wondering who took those amazing pictures, they are from Snidershots Photography. She is amazing!!! 
shabby creek cottage
Katie's Nesting Spot

Thirty Hand Made Days

{Junk in their Trunk}
One Artsy Mama

Tip Junkie handmade projects
The Allred Abode

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

JOY sign

We made a framed BOO sign for Halloween that was so easy and so inexpensive, and turned out so cute, that we decided to do a Christmas one with the word JOY.

shabby creek cottage

What You Need:
  • Collage Frame with 3 Opening for 4 x 6" Photos (Got this one at Michaels for about $3.50 on sale)
  • Christmas-Themed Scrapbook Paper, approx. 4.5" x 6.5" (three pieces)
  • Die-Cut Letters J-O-Y (we used red scrapbook paper)
  • Glue
  • How to Make It:
    • Remove back from frame. Take out matting.
    • Tape or glue three pieces of scrapbook paper to back of matting so the pattern shows through the openings. 
    • Turn matting over and center and glue down each letter in its place  (our letters were cut out using a Cricut Expression).
    • Place back in frame and replace backing. Done!

Places We're Partying:

Tip Junkie handmade projects
Katie's Nesting Spot

Thirty Hand Made Days

{Junk in their Trunk}
One Artsy Mama

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stenciled Christmas Signs

I had a roll of contact paper staring at me from my kitchen counter, so decided to use it with my Cricut to make adhesive stencils for painting some cute Christmas signs.

What You Need:
  • Contact Paper or Vinyl
  • Martha Stewart Holiday Adhesive Stencils
  • Wood or Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint, Regular and Glitter
  • Stencil Brush or Pouncers
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hot Glue

How To Make It:
  • Use Cricut or Silhouette to cut out letters for stencil. Can cut by hand if you are ambitious and without die-cutting machine.
  • Paint background color onto canvas or wood.
  • Place adhesive word stencil onto canvas or board.
  • Dip stencil brush or pouncer into paint and dab off excess paint. Paint letters onto sign. Be careful not to use too much paint on brush. Apply second coat if necessary.
  • Place Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils onto sign and paint to add little design accents. I used the reindeer on the green sign and snowflakes on the blue sign.
  • Once paint dry, glue strips of ribbon to the top and bottom of sign for a little extra flair, if desired.
  • Use hot glue or staple gun to affix ribbon to top of sign for hanging.
Note: I love the way the "Let It Snow" sign turned out, but the snowflakes are only really visible in bright light, so I would recommend painting one layer of white acrylic paint with the crystal glitter paint on top.

Places We're Partying:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jewelry Holder

Sometimes we forget what jewelry we have because it is hiding in drawers or jewelry boxes. We wanted to display all those pretty necklaces and keep them tangle free. This was perfect way to do it!

What You Need:

  • Frame
  • Spray Paint
  • Screen or Chicken Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue
  • S-Hooks
How To Make It:

  • Remove glass and picture from frame. 

  • Spray paint the frame.
  • Measure inside of frame and cut screen or chicken wire to fit in it. 
  • Hot glue wire to the inside of frame. Push wire down to make sure it is on the glue. When it dries, put a little more glue on top of wire.  
  • And you are done!!! 
  • Use the S-hooks to hold necklaces and bracelets. Hang earring on the wire. 

Places We're Partying

The Girl Creative
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Featured On The  Crafty Nest

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Item in Shop

We added a new item in our Etsy Store!


Perfect decoration for birthday party, shower or kids room.

We are very accommodating and can even create a custom design for you! We can be contacted via email at