2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
THE HANDMADE HOLIDAY LINK UP IS A LINK PARTY FOR ETSY SHOPS, HANDMADE SHOPS OR A HANDMADE ITEMS THAT YOU SELL

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Etceteras: bandana boats

I love the clean look of blue and white. I always think of sailing when I see this color combination.
I’ve wanted to make some little sailboats for the longest time. I originally wanted to repurpose or upcycle something for the boat but I couldn’t think of anything to use.

This left me with no other choice but to make the boats myself. Old cardboard, strips of paper and my favorite paper mache paste resulted in one messy afternoon and several little boats.

You can find the paper mache paste recipe under the goodie bag tab.

I used kraft paper and white paper for the boats and didn’t need to paint them.

Tip: Unless it’s a really nice warm day, a portable heater helps speed up the drying time for paper mache projects.

Once the boats were dry, I added a bamboo skewer for a mast and cut pieces of navy and light blue bandanas for the sails.

Some of the boats didn’t want to stand up properly so I glued them to glass marbles and tiles.

These little nautical blue and white bandana boats would be perfect to jazz up a mantle or hang on a mobile for a boy’s room.

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 A Crafty Soiree Party Button Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Somewhat Simple IhookedupwithHoHlamespice Childmade     Photobucket      Photobucket Beneath the Rowan Tree UndertheTableandDreaming     Tip Junkie handmade projects


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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Little Craft: leaf imprints and water color

Leaf imprints are an age-old kid’s craft that never gets old. Here’s a twist on making leaf imprints that adds a different dimension to the craft – a water color finish.

Start by collecting leaves in various shapes and sizes. The more texture and veins the leaf has, the more interesting the finished piece will be.

Use a glue stick to secure your leaf to a piece of printer paper. The side facing up should be the more textured side. Place another sheet of paper on top of the leaf.

Optional: Use painter’s tape to secure the corners of the paper to your craft table so that the paper doesn’t move around. This makes it easier for kids to make the imprint.
Rub the side of a crayon over the leaf making an imprint. Once you have all your leaf imprints, cover the images with water color paint. Your results will vary depending on the color of crayon and color of paint.

Mount the masterpieces on colorful paper and hang to display.



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 All Thingz Related NightOwlCrafting   Somewhat Simple 
 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Inspiration Board: link party

Welcome to my link party. I hope you’re having as much fun as I am. I love seeing all the wonderful projects that are shared each week.

It’s time to link up. I’ll be featuring some of the projects later this week either here in the Spotlight or on Twitter or Facebook.


A few rules:
  • Link up your own projects – something you created.
  • Link to a specific post, not your blog home page (No Etsy shops or giveaways).
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on the post you’re linking, on your home page or a page of link parties. Or, if you prefer, add a text link.
  • Follow homework. You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay awhile and check out some of the party links. Enjoy!


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Celebrations: fourth of july rocket favors

Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July? If you’re having a back yard barbeque or get together to watch fireworks, these rockets would be a fun party favor.

To make these rockets, cut a paper towel roll or wrapping paper roll into 4 inch lengths. Wrap tissue paper around the roll and secure with tape. Cover the tissue paper with blue paper and use a glue stick to hold down the edge.

Cut a 2 inch circle and cut half way through the diameter to make the cone. Overlap the edges and use your glue stick to secure. Glue the cone to the top of the tube. Fill your rockets with confetti or candy, insert a bamboo skewer and tie the tissue paper with twine.

Add a fun label - I used lyrics from the Katy Perry song “Firework”.

  
Once you're done, sit back and get ready to watch the fireworks.



Thanks for visiting.
Come back tomorrow for the Inspiration Board Link Party
for more great creative ideas.


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This project is linked at the following:

craft   BWS tips button UndertheTableandDreaming  Childmade  Tip Junkie handmade projects    Nothing But Country  All Thingz Related NightOwlCrafting  itsy bitsy paper

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