Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mom to Mom Craft-a-pa-looza

Shew!  We made it through 15 craft projects at our Christmas Mom to Mom meeting!  The room was oozing creativity and craftiness and Cari and I had a BALL!  Several other Mom to Mommies contributed their amazing ideas to our holiday share a craft day!  Check out their creativity!

**side note: sorry for the poor photo quality. In all my excitement for the day I forgot my good camera so these are iphone photos and don't do these awesome projects justice**

Kim shared...
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Jessica shared...
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Meg shared...
Glass Hurricane
(I totally goofed and didn't get a photo!!  SORRY!)
  • Glass hurricane or other glass candle holder
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Cork, round sponge brush, new pencil with eraser
  • Paint brushes

How to:
  1. Paint seasonal images or for the beginner painter use a cork or pencil eraser to create polka dots in seasonal colors.  Have your kids help too!
  2. If you don't use stencil or poster paints, it can all be washed off for the next holiday!
*You can even paint your windows each season - try swirling leaves or snow flurries! The kids will love it! *

Paper Cone
  • Scrapbook paper, wall papers, construction paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Hot glue
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon and other embellishments

How To:
  1. Roll a cute piece of scrapbook paper, glue, punch some holes and hang with a ribbon.
  2. Embellish with stickers, foam cutouts, scrap fabric, paint, anything!
  3. Fill with treats, small surprises, or flowers.
!!I gave a couple gifts in sheet music cones yesterday!  They were a hit!  Not only did I package their gift, but also created a holiday decoration for  them to keep as well!!

Sarah shared...
Beaded Bookmark
  • 2 clamps
  • 2 small charms
  • Glass beads
  • 18-20 gauge wire (cut to desired length)

How to:
  1. Insert wire (at one end) through 1st clamp, then through 1st charm, then back through clamp and tighten with needle-nosed pliers.
  2. Add beads to desired length.
  3. Insert end of wire through 2nd clamp, then through 2nd charm, then back through clamp and tighten with pliers.
  4. Cut off any remaining wire.

Mini Notebooks

  • Mini composition notebook
  • Scrapbooking paper/wrapping paper – 2 different patterns
  • About 8” length narrow ribbon
  • Glue
How To:
  1. Cut 1st pattern paper to cover the small notebook (leaving open edge uncovered)
  2. Glue ribbon to the back (plain) side of paper
  3. Glue paper w/ribbon onto notebook
  4. Cut 2nd pattern paper to make edge on notebook
  5. Glue 2nd pattern over top of 1st pattern on just the edge of notebook
Marble Magnets

  • Clear glass marbles (can get these at Dollar Tree! for a buck!  ha!)
  • Scrapbooking paper / wrapping paper
  • Hot glue
  • Small round magnets (found at Hob Lob)
  • Mod Podge or white school glue

How To:
  1. Cut out small circles of paper to fit the flat side of glass marble
  2. Use Mod Podge or school glue to attach paper to marbles
  3. Hot glue a magnet to the back side of paper / marble

Other ideas:
  • Crop photos and glue to back instead of paper
  • Add a sticker letter to the paper to make an initial...or cut out a word and decoupage it onto the paper before fixing it onto the marble. 
  • Create a series and put them into a tin (Altoids tin or other container) to gift it to someone. 
  • Aattach the magnet to a washer that was dangled from a necklace.

Julianna shared...
Bow Holder

  • Ribbon
  • Craft paint
  • Chipboard letter
  • Wood plaque
  • Hot glue
  • Picture hanger
How to:
  1. Paint wood plaque base coat.  Let dry and add polka dots
  2. Paint chipboard letter
  3. Hot glue letter to plaque
  4. Hot glue ribbons to bottom, back of plaque
  5. Nail or hot glue picture hanger to back of plaque

Growth Chart

  • 1X6 (cut down to a 1X5  Lumber store should cut for you or ask a friendly male type to help or be brave and saw away yourself)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint pen
  • Adhesive velcro squares
  • drill and 1/2" drill bit
  • painted wooden cutouts (available at Hob Lob)
  • Ribbon
How to:
  1. Drill 2 holes at top of chart.  Will be use to thread ribbon for hanging.
  2. Paint base color, let dry and add polka dots or other accents
  3. Determine layout for wooden cutouts and scripture
  4. Using paint pen, write / paint scripture the length of the chart
  5. Add wooden cutouts with adhesive velcro squares to chart
  6. Measure and add ruler marks to side of chart with paint or paint pen
  7. Thread ribbon and hang!
Jasmin shared...
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Cari shared...
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Mod Podge and Paint Projects
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Fabric Wreath
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Allison shared...
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Hope you found a few ways to be inspired yourself!!


Mod Podge Amy said...

What cute projects! All are great!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

These are ALL fabulous projects!