I love to have something festive to wear on the 4Th of July. In the past my girls and I have made read, white, and blue flower hair clips. This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I made each one of my girls a bib necklace and a brooch for myself. They all vary slightly.
For the brooch below, I added a little brooch pin by hot gluing it to the felt backing of the flowers.
See here for a rolled flower tutorial.
I used ribbon instead of fabric. I have no frayed edges on my
flowers.When I start my rolled flowers I always tie a knot at the end
and wrap my ribbon around it.
See here for a tutorial on how to make a bib necklace.
I would have done the tutorials myself, but I injured my knee pretty badly and everything is taking so much longer to accomplish.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Great for a photography backdrop!!!
A pair of old jeans
red and white ribbon (walmart $3)
twine (walmart $5 for huge roll)
Hot glue gun
white felt ($0.58 walmart)
I started out by creating a triangle to be used as a stencil. You'll have to figure out what size you want. Mine was 7 inches along the side. I cut the triangle out
Thursday, June 28, 2012
What happen when a cookie and a lolly pop get married? They have cookie-pops!
What a yummy way to celebrate our Independence!!
First of all, I admit that I totally cheated! In our house my husband is the baker and he makes the most AH-MAZING cookies. So I will not even try to compete. Instead I just use the family recipe that My Aunt Nestle Toll House passed down to me. Had he been home I would have sent Aunt Nestle packing.This is what you need:
Cookies- from scratch or from Nestle
Popsicle sticks (one per two cookies)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted buttered, softened
1 TBL milk
on medium speed beat together confectioners' sugar, butter and milk until smooth, thick frosting is created.
Happy Independence Day!
* Food coloring
* A paint brush or Q-tips
This is the one who eats everything!
I just love how this little craft turned out. It radiates a rugged beauty and charm.
Kids crafts can totally be cute as well as fun!
This was was a lot easier than I though it was going to be. I am going to tell you how we did it and you can adjust it to fit your needs. (You may want to use a bigger glass bottle, or you may want to boy it up by leaving off the ribbon and fill it with pencils instead of flowers.)
This is what I used:
*One glass baby food jar. (I don't have a baby who eats baby food any more but all my kids still love to eat these little meat sticks. I save the jars and fill them with jello or use them for other crafts.)* A low temp glue gun and glue stick
* A roll of twine, twice the length of your forearm. I got mine at Walmart for $5.
* White ribbon
*Brad embellishment to put on center of the ribbon.