Showing posts with label twigs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label twigs. Show all posts

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Little Craft: valentine twig arrows

Here’s a sweet little project that your little crafters can make for Valentine’s Day.


Make some simple Valentine Cupid’s arrows out of items on hand like twigs and felt. Use craft glue to adhere the felt arrow heads and feathers to the twig. 


Add baker’s twine or even attach a sweet message. For little crafters who are too young for twigs, you can use straws instead of twigs. 


A fun project to make with your little crafters and a nice alternative to the box of grocery store Valentine cards. 



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Carolyn



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Monday, September 19, 2011

Etceteras: rustic twig frame


Here’s a fun and easy way to frame a favorite picture.


Gather small twigs and bunch them together to create a natural frame.


To make this frame I collected twigs and grouped them into four stacks.


I tied the twig bunches together a the ends with thread and then used a wide organza ribbon to wrap the corners.


The photo is secured with double-sided tape to another piece of the organza ribbon which is then glued to the back of the frame.


A sweet look for fall or to add a touch of rustic charm to your décor.


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I'd love to see what you've been making.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Little Craft: twig trellis and beanstalks

Here’s a fun summer project that you can make for yourself or as a kid’s craft.
Assemble a plant trellis from twigs and moss. I used a glue gun to hold mine together.

Here’s the part that kids will love. For almost instant gratification, germinate beans to plant with your trellis.

I soaked my white beans between wet paper towels overnight and the roots were forming the next day.

 
Plant your beans in a pot with your trellis.

Put in a sunny location and watch your beans twine up the trellis in days.



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Link up crafts, home decor, cooking or baking or more.
Whatever you've been making - I'd love to see it.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Etceteras: tissue paper trees

It seems I can’t get enough spring color lately. These little tissue paper trees would be perfect for a table center piece or place card holders.

A pretty in pink cherry blossom tree.


 A serene lavender wisteria tree.


A zesty yellow lemon tree.

The base for these trees is made with rolled up corrugated cardboard. You can purchase corrugated cardboard or reuse boxes. If you’re going to reuse a box, you need to peel away the top later of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated part.

The flowers are made with tissue paper. Simply cut a length of tissue paper and cut scallops along one edge. Then roll up the tissue paper and crimp the bottom.  Glue onto twigs or wire and insert into the rolled up cardboard base.

Planning a wedding? Make white flowers tissue paper trees for your place card table or for each place setting.




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