Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Easter Chick with Popsicle Sticks

Craft a cute and chic Easter chick from popsicle sticks, scrapbook paper, and felt.

Some things remind you of spring, and chicks are one example of the season
of growth. These adorable chicks made from a few simple materials will bring a smile to your face with their cheerful colors. This is a fun craft for any age. Make them along with your children or grandchildren. Of course, you will want to make more than one anyway.

They can be hung inside and are a fine addition to your decor. They are not just for Easter, however. They can be left up throughout the spring season. After the cold winter many have endured this year, you will be anxious to make and display these chic, cheerful chicks.

Monday, February 27, 2023

St Patricks Day Scrabble Letters Decor

Have a grand time making this oh-so-cute and quick St. Patrick’s Day decoration.

If you haven’t considered decorating or making St. Patrick’s Day crafts
before, I encourage you to do so this year. Crafting is a pleasurable hobby, and some darling St. Patrick’s Day items are to be made. This video will show you one such project. Even if you aren’t of Irish descent, once you realize all the possible projects there are to make for the March 17 holiday, you will be swept into the creativity. Maybe the luck of the Irish will rub off on you. You can gift or keep your creation when you have finished it. This craft is an excellent year to make and decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. Easter is in April, allowing plenty of crafting and decorating time. You can put away the green decorations and then put out the Easter and spring decor. Even when Easter is in March can still decorate for both. Could still devote a small area to St. Patty’s Day.

St Patrick’s Day Shadow Box decoration

Shamrock Shadow Box

This St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Box decoration is a fine piece that is still simple to make and lends itself well to different variations.

You can easily select your own colors and design when creating this

Decoration. First, paint the frame, stain it or leave it natural. Next, choose your holiday-appropriate scrapbooking paper for the background. The green shamrock could be enhanced with a white paint edging or a white chalk writer. The shamrock could be raised by gluing a tower block to the back.

Other options would be adding a white, green, or twine bow to the shamrock or the background. Although this piece easily stands on its own, it could also be hung by stringing wood beads on twine and hot gluing the tails of the twine to the back. Leave the beads a natural color or paint them white or green.

Enjoy putting your design on this craft. There is no right or wrong. Just try it!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Irish Flag Out of Popsicle Sticks for St Patrick's Day Celebration Easy ...

Irish Flag Out of Popsicle Sticks for St Patrick's Day Celebration
Popsicle Stick Flag Fun and Easy to Do This clever flag is quick to create, so you will want to make several to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and add to your festive decor.

A fun way to honor St. Patrick's Day is to decorate. Add pleasure to decorating for the holiday by creating some of your green creations. This flag is an excellent place to start because it only requires a few simple supplies and is easy to put together. This is a good craft for kids, but you may want to make some too. They can be hung if you wish to add some string or yarn. It can also be placed in a vase with other green foliage or in a pencil holder. Just use your imagination.
One year made a few St. Patrick's Day cards using the same color scheme. I used a ruler to make straight lines and colored pencils to fill the flag card. Appreciate that Ireland has a simple to-recreate flag; otherwise, the craft would be more complicated.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Shamrock Ribbon Hanger for St Patricks Day

You will use this elegant St. Patrick’s Day decoration every March.
Use your imagination to create this hanger—show you one example on the video to get you started. Try using a few supplies that you have on hand. For instance, you could use a different ribbon than shown in the video—a different style or color of bow. Don’t be afraid to try new things. There isn’t always perfection in what we create, but it will be your design. That’s what makes it uniquely yours. When it is completed, you will be amazed by your creation.

There is also the option of placing the shamrocks and other decors sideways to make a garland. Then your creation can be hung from a mantle or strung on a shelf. If necessary, Command hooks may be used to make hanging easier. You can leave the hooks up if you wish to make a garland for other holidays and seasons.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Random Acts of Kindness February 14-17

Some clever yet easy ideas for Random Act of Kindness Days Feb. 14-17, 2023.

These suggested ideas inspire you to participate in Random Acts of

Kindness. Select one or several of them. Most take very little time and no money. You can also come up with your ideas and use those instead. Whatever works best. Opportunities will lend themselves to a particular unplanned kindness. If so, go with it.

I plan to act on all of my suggested kindnesses, though I will spread them out over the days. The idea ties in well with my word of the year, which happens to be “kindness.” We can always use more kindness, which seems to be true now more than ever. When you are nice to someone, it is usually a win-win situation. Both of you feel good about yourself, so I encourage you to play a role in Random Act of Kindness Days.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Making a Decorative A Scented Sachet Is So Easy to Do

The sachet will be both pleasant smelling and lovely to see.

The sachet is sure to add a lovely scent to your clothes. It can either be placed in a drawer or hung on a hanger. After adding some decorations to the sachet, you likely want to hook it over a hanger so that you can see it more often because it looks elegant. It would make a fine gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or a birthday. It could also be a Get Well remembrance or a thank you.

It takes just a few minutes to decorate and is inexpensive, so you may create multiples and have several on hand for last-minute giving. Use decorations you have available to make the creation your own. Each one will be unique and special. Get crafting. You can do this. Easy and fun.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Making a Carnation from Facial Tissue Easy and Fund to Do

Carnation from Facial Tissue

So amazing that you can make a real-looking carnation from facial tissue.
Pull out a piece of facial tissue. Grab a pair of scrapbooking scissors that will cut with a fancy edge. You will also need a green pipe cleaner or a green wire stem. That’s all you need to make this true-to-life-looking carnation. Make a single carnation and place it in a bud vase to keep for yourself or give as Valentine’s remembrance. Then, make several for a larger display. It can also be used instead of a bow on a package making the gift more personalized and unique.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Valentine Candy Hug Holder

This handmade candy holder is so adorable that you will desire to make several.

This craft takes you back to an era when there were roadside produce stands. The small roadside stand you will make is even better because it is filled with sweets. The Valentine's colors and decorations make it the perfect gift for a sweetheart, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. You will think this Valentine's gift is so adorable that you will want to make several to give away. You will also want to keep one for yourself.

Amazingly, you can create something so cute simply by painting and gluing. So easy and quick, but you will be making a decor piece that you will look forward to putting out for Valentine's Day for many years to come. Fill it with a candy of your choice and enjoy creating a new Valentine's tradition.