Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tops up!

Hello everyone! I am so sorry I haven't wrote in along time. Things came up and led one thing to another. But I am back! I dont have a craft today but I wanted to show you guys something. I found these in my craft "stash" and I all of a sudden had a lot of good ideas for them!

 So in honor of these I will be doing a week of crafts that use these bottle tops. I am so excited because I completely forgot I had these! Can't wait to get started!
                                                                    Thanks!- Maddy

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pretty 'n' Pink Party

Recently I had a small party all about pink! It turned out really cute and fun! It was a tea party like themed party.
Big "ups" to my mom for the decorating help!!
We also did a craft. We took 3'x5' wooden picture frames, scrap booking paper, embellishments, and modge podge. It involves modge podge, it has to be fun, right?

Everyone did really good and they turned out really cute! I like them because they are all different! Try them sometime, their really fun, and remember, it's always alright to have a "just because party" anytime. They're good for you! Have fun and Good Luck!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reycled Inspirations

Hi guys!
The temperatures are still really cold, and the snow heights are still really tall so I was stuck inside all day again! I tried to take advantage of that time but I had a creative block today! I did get to thinking though, about recycled crafts. The possibilities are endless! For example, yesterday, when making cheese dip with the Velveeta cheese block, I was about to throw the empty box away when I felt how strong the box was. So, I decided I would later cover the box in either music notes, comic pages, or scrapbook paper. I'm saving the box so it will become a Crafty Deed of the Day. For another example, when your done with your coke bottles yank off the top tabs and start to collect them. This way, when you collect at leas 22, you can make a bracelet! Remember, recycling things aren't all trash. A lot of those things have great potential!!! In honor of this, tomorrow through February 8, 2011 are going to have Crafty Deeds of the Day that require recycled things that every one will have around the house. Have fun with the things you have around the house! Good Luck!
                                                                Thanks! -Maddy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crafty Deed of the Day- Stryofoam Valentines Day Wreath

Hi Everyone!
            Today I'm trapped in the house with all 2.5 feet of snow and yet did not a a minute to do a craft!!!! A sin, I know!!! Even though I didn't do anything real crafty TODAY I wanted to share with you a recipe for the perfect Valentines Day craft that I made last Valentines Day. I got this idea from my mom who make something like this to hang on an arrow. I don't have a picture for it today because I didn't make one today, but I wanted to get this tutorial ready early enough for you all to make one, let it dry, and hang in in time for Valentines Day! Have Fun!!!

  • A styrofoam heart (any size)
  • LOTS of glitter, for mine, I used pink)
  • Desired mechanism for hanging
  • Craft Glue
  • Surface for glittering
  1. Take your stryofoam heart and brush with a generous coat of craft glue on one of the sides.
  2. Now coat with glitter color of your choice.
  3. Let dry for roughly 1 hour.
  4. Repeat for other side.
  5. Let whole thing dry overnight.
  6. Hold up and sprinkle extra glitter off.
Done! Hope it looks good with your other Valentines Day decor! Good Luck!
                                                           <3- Thanks- Maddy

Monday, January 31, 2011

Crafty Deed of the Day- Rainbow beaded coiled bracelet

...Good Night Guys...
I guess it would only be right to say that! I know that it's really late but I had a lot of things to get through, as all of you may know! This bracelet is color and easy to make. Note: your can adjust this bracelet to how you want it. I did a 12 coiled one with rainbow seed beads. You can change that to anything you'd like, like a 7 coiled one with purple e-beads. Just remember, bring YOUR creativity to this, and have fun!  So, here's the bracelet!

(sorry it it's distorted! I didn't have any other pictures of the bracelet!)

  • Any beads of your choice
  • Wire bracelet coil (any amount of coil you choose, I used 12)
  • Wire tools
  1. Gather the amount of wire coil desired and make a loop at one end to keep the beads from falling off while you string them on
  2. String the beads of your choice on the wire to fill it up
  3. To finish, make a loop at the un-finished end to hold all of your beads on the bracelet
Done! This bracelet can be a statement! Strut your stuff ladies! Good luck!
                                                                     Thanks!  -Maddy

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crafty Deed of the Day- Paper Flowers

Hi Girls!
So today I went to a used book sale at my library. I need ed a couple of things and thought that would be a good place to get them. While I was browsing, a section caught my eye that would of never before, the comic book section! I was looking through them and thought, gee, everyone is using vintage music note sheets, why not use comics? They have adorable pictures and little words and some are even in color! The one I used for this craft was a black+white because I wanted the colored paper and embellishments to be the color for this project. This is a fun and easy way to add color and style to a room, a party, or even a door! Have fun with this project!

  • Old comic book
  • Colored paper of your choice
  • White card stock paper
  • Large colored button
  • Any flower template of your choice (three different size of each flower)
  • Glue stick
  • "No-Mess Adhesive"

  1. Take any flower template of your choice and trace all three sizes onto a plain sheet of white card stock paper, this will later serve as a strong "base" for each of your flowers, cut out.
  2. Take the biggest size of your flower template and the smallest size and trace onto your comic book sheets, cut out.
  3. Take the medium size flower template and trace it onto the colored paper of your choice, (I choose my paper to match my jumbo buttons), cut out.
  4. Take all of your cut out shapes and match them with the card stock backs you made earlier and glue the backs to the comics and colored paper with a glue stick.
  5. Take all three shapes and glue together to make the desired shape
  6. Take your jumbo button and glue to the flower's middle with "No-Mess Adhesive"
Done! This crafty is quick drying so it won't be too much trouble! I hope this project will be fun and easy for you! Good luck!
                                                    Thanks! -Maddy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crafty Deed of the Day- Saftey Pin Braclet

Good Afternoon Everyone!
This bracelet was inspired by the safety-pin brooches. It is a cute, comfortable, and inexpensive way to express your sense of style. Customize by it by choosing beads to suit your fancy! I hope you enjoy this project. Good luck!

1. Depending on the size of your wrist, 75-85 safety pins- 55/$1.00 at Dollar Tree (2 packs)
2. "Medium weight" elastic (dollar store)
3. Beads around the house or ones purchased at the Dollar store. ( I used ones left over from a past craft)
4. OPTIONAL; Super Glue ($1.00)
      TOTAL: About $4.00-$5.00

1. Fill the desired amount of pins with beads and close each pin
2. Measure around your wrist (make sure to allow for knot-tying space) and cut the elastic
3. Now fold the elastic in half (picture shown above) so there is a fold on one of the ends of your elastic. Put one half of the elastic through one end of a pin and the other half in the other end of the pin. Make sure to alternate the direction of the pins.
4. Repeat step 3 until bracelet is desired size
5. To finish the bracelet, tie a knot on both ends of the last safety pin. Now add a dot of super glue to both knots to secure it

Done! This Craft is adorable in the end! Have fun with it, be creative!
                       Until Tomorrow!  -Maddy