Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eye Spy Tree

I Spy Tree
Made using all the stuff in my junk drawer.
Key Book
Try to find what is in here!
Cheerios in a spoon

We are doing it for one of our Super Saturday classes. I actually made this last year.My friend Storm featured this on her blog last year.
I bought a 24 inch styro cone and cleaned out my junk drawer, the bottom of toy boxes and shelves etc. Then I started gluing things on the cone with hot glue. It was quite fun!I started at the bottom and worked up, then I added things and layered some.I had a lamp turner oner that was from an old lamp of my mom's that I added to the top so I could hook the little book of what is on the tree to it. Then I sprayed it all red, made the key book and it was finished!A few ideas:Plastic spoon with cheerios in it, a sucker, keys, toys, jewelry, screws, toy pieces, toothbursh, mini anything, etc.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Photo Cube

This is a project I did for our Super Saturday - it is also a Christmas Gift for my aunt. I don't think she knows what blogs are, so I am not to worried she will see it. Fun to make!
Supplies Needed:4 x4 inch block, 2 - 1/2 sheets scrapbook paper, ribbon to match paper, stick glue4 pictures converted to sepia colorInstructions:Sand block if needed .Paint all corners with brown paint (if doing sepia.) Cut paper to fit on each side of block and glue on. Glue on the full sheets to those sides. Decide what size pictures you want on each side block. Tie ribbon around block.I did 2 full photo's and 2 cut photo's.I made frames for my cut photo's and added them.I used the clip art program on my computer and typed out 2 words, enlarged them to about 75 and printed them out on colored cardstock. Glue them on. Done!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ornament Corner for Super Saturday

These are the ornaments we are doing for our "Ornament Corner" for Super Saturday in October.
We have been focusing on frugal Christmas ideas so these are all
"Altered Art" the new recycled buzz word!
Instructions are at the bottom of the blog following pictures.
Fancy CD Ornament
This is made with a CD as the base, a pick and ribbon
This will probably go on the Angel Tree in our room.
Supplies:1 cd, ribbon, pickDirections:1 - Tie bow2 -Hot glue Bow to about 1/2 inch from top of cd.3 - Hot glue pick under the middle of the bow.
Multi Star Ornie
This was so fun, I felt like a little kid again creating a picture with glitter!
This will be on the Nativity Tree

Supplies - Chipboard, Glitter, Glue - Elmer's, Stick glue, Christmas Card, Picture or Scrapbook paper with picture.
Instructions: I used a star pattern from my Print Artist Program and made it 4 sizes. Cut out picture that will fit three stars. Glue them to chipboard. Make a solid bead of glue all around the edge of pictures. Add glitter, let dry. Add ribbon. Glue stars together.

Penny Ornaments

Made with felt and embroidery floss.

Actually I ran out of floss so I used 4 threads of white thread.
These are for the woodland tree.

Lightbulb Snowman
This is made using a lightbulb, paint, fabric scraps and twigs.

Cute huh!
I will put him on my snowman tree. I think I will make a few more. They are easy and fast.

Supplies: Light bulbs, white paint, orange paint, snow paint, twigs, fabric sraps, toothpick or orange foam scrap, 2 black beads for eyes. Instructions1 – Clean your bulb with rubbing alcohol and cotton ball.2 – Paint ball white – may take 2 coats. Then paint with snow effects paint. (I used an upside down styro cup and poked a hole in the bottom to dry bulb.3 – Paint the end of a tooth pick orange or cut a tiny piece of orange foam for nose.4 – Make a scarf out of a 9 inch x ½ inch fabric scrap and clip the ends in for fringe5 - Make a muff with a 2x 1 ½ square. Hot glue edge to make a tube.6 - Make a hat with a 4 inch by 4 in square. Hot glue along one edge to make tube.7 – Place at on bulb and tie around top to give it shape.8 – Add face with bead eyes and hot glue orange nose.9 – Glue twigs around neck area and hot glue muff to ends.10 – Add scarf – you are done!

My daughter and I made 25 of these for an exchange and it took us about 2 hours.

CD Snowman

This is made using an old CD and a Christmas Card

He will probably live on my snowman tree too!

Supplies:1 CD's, 1 Christmas Card, Snow and glue glitter or Glitter SnowDirections:1 - Glue two CDs together so that their shiny sides are out. If your CD has both sides shiny, then use only 1 CD.2 - Cut the snowman out in circle shape using CD for pattern.3 - Glue to CD. I used the back of the card because it was patterned to cover the back of the project. If you don’t have a back you can use scrapbook paper or glue another CD to the back.4 - Put snow along edges of the CD. Just bap it on here and there to make it resemble snow. Add glitter if your snow isn’t glittery. That’s it!

Paper Star
This was made by my friend Sharon from Texas.
I got it from a swap we were in together.
It is made using 4 kinds of scrapbook paper, glue, ribbon and 2 buttons.
This will be on the burgandy and lime tree.

Photo CD
This is a mini scrapbook page put on a CD.
It would have been cute to get some train buttons to embellish this with,
but we were going for frugal, use what you have in your house.

This will be on "my boy's" tree in the grandchild forrest. The theme is trains this year.

Supplies:1 cd, scrapbook paper, pictures, embellishmentsDrections:1 - Trace Cd onto scrapbook paper and cut 2 circles2 - Glue ribbon to top of CD.3 - Glue paper onto CD.4 - Arrange pictures and glue onto CD5 - Add embellishments

Spool Snowman
These were made using 3 different sizes of spools.

They will go on my snowman tree

Supplies: 3 spools, 1/4" fabric strip, White paint, buttons or paint, 1/4 inch bell, paint brushDirections:1 - Paint spools.2 -While they are drying, rip 1/4" piece of fabric 18" long.3 - String bell onto fabric strip and tiein the middle. Put both pieces of fabric through first spool, tie a knot, repeat with next 2 spools.4 - Paint on eyes and and mouth. Cut a sliver of foam for nose and glue on.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cookie Sheet Advent

These are a kick to make! This is one of the projects we are making for our Super Saturday. Instructions listed below following pictures

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Peppermint Tree Ornies

One of the tree's I am doing this year is a peppermint tree.
These are some of the ornaments I have made so far.
The balls are mod podged scraps in red and white on clear glass balls.
The ornament stars are made from felt.
I got the original idea from:

Felt Envelope Advent

My current movie project is an advent calendar from the following website.

I still need to add the fabric between the envelopes and the string to tie it closed. I also made my envelope pointed instead of curved. I will take a picture when I am all done. It is really a cute project.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Own Christmas Blog!

I love Christmas.
I started a holiday blog and was going to all the holidays together. After seeing other's Christmas blogs, I decided to separate it and create a Christmas blog, so here we go!

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