Showing posts with label Craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Craft. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


A few times this past summer, I helped out a friend and watched her boys.  The first time they came over, I planned a fun little craft that I knew would appeal to their ALL BOY personalities... SLIME

The ingredients are pretty simple - glue, Borax, food coloring and water - and glitter if you want a little extra sparkle.

Go here to see exactly what you need to do...

This time that we made it, I used white glue rather than clear glue.  Wasn't very fond of the color when it was all done.  We did make it one other time over the summer, and that time I made sure to get clear glue.  That time however, even though it looked better, I must have done something a little off in the recipe, because the texture and consistency of it felt different.

But honestly, all the little crafters could care less - they LOVED making it, and playing with after.

Definitely a HUGE HIT at our house!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011


This morning, as my husband was leaving for work, he handed me a stack of his white undershirts and asked me to cut them up into rags. I said okay, but then had a better idea. I would use them to make Super Hero Capes for the boys.

I had recently seen this Super Easy Tutorial using large t-shirts for the Cape, and knew I wanted to give it a try - figuring I'd get to it before my oldest's birthday next month.

But in "Kristol Tunnel Vision" fashion, once I get something into my head, I have to do it right away... and so I did.

I gathered everything I would need: t-shirts, felt, and velcro
I made the capes following the tutorial, and then set about personalizing them. Using my Cricut and some Freezer paper, I cut out a Star Shape and three Initials as templates. I then pinned the star and an initial to a piece of felt, and cut around them.
The "M" is for my cousin's little boy who is a couple months younger than my oldest.

Then I straight stitched the Initial to the Star and then the Star to the Cape... Easy Peasy!!

I think they turned out WAY CUTE!!

Super Luke LOVES his!!

Super Grey isn't as thrilled.

So LOVE when projects like this take such little time and best of all, are FREE!!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011


And what exactly is a "Bunny's Pedestal", you ask? Well I'll show...
but first let me introduce you to the bunnies.

Are these not the cutest little bunny rabbits you've ever seen?
I found them at Joann's, and thought they were just too adorable to pass up.
I knew I wanted to make them part of my Easter decor, but because of their miniature stature, they would need something to help them have more presence.

I had recently made a custom purse for a customer from my Etsy shop, and used this beautiful quatrefoil patterned fabric. So that was my jumping off point. I rifled through my other craft supplies and came up with these components...
fabric, chipboard, 1" wood beads, and some pom-pom trim I pulled off an old gift bag.

The first thing I did, was to glue the wood beads together.
Then I cut out six circles from the chip board.
I cut the two largest circles the same size - they would become the top of the pedestal. The other four were progressively smaller - they would become the base of the pedestal. I made the initial cut with my Fiskars cutting tool, but due to the thickness of the chipboard, I had to finish the cuts with a pair of scissors. ( I could have done this much easier with my Cricut, but I have yet to purchase a deep-cutting blade).
Because I didn't have a clean edge from the scissors' cut, I sanded down the edges a little.
Then I glued the four smaller circles together to create a little dimension to the pedestal's base.
Then I glued the wood bead stack to the base.
After gluing the two larger circles together, I glued them to the top of the stack.
I traced around the top circles onto the fabric, and cut it out.
Now, all the steps above were done about a week ago. Then, my poor little unfinished pedestal, had to sit around and wait for the weather to get warmer, so the next step could be completed.

Finally, yesterday, the temperature got above 65, and my little pedestal got a couple coats of white spray paint.

Then today, I completed the final steps. First I got out the Mod Podge...
and glued the fabric to the top...
then applied a coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric to act as a sealant.
Once that dried, it was time to add the pom-pom trim.
Using fabric glue, I ran a bead of glue around the thin
edge of the chipboard and attached the trim.

Tah-Dah... A Bunny's Pedestal!

Don't they look cute and happy up on their little perch?

I can't wait to put together my Easter decor and set them in a Place of Honor.

I think after the holiday, this will also make a perfect little Cupcake Stand.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


So yesterday, around lunchtime, I decided that my little boys needed something to wear today for St. Patrick's Day. I know, I know, nothing like waiting 'til the last minute. But seriously, if they're only going to wear one day, does it matter when it's made as long as it's ready for the occasion?

Over the weekend, I discovered the Cricut "Lite" cartridges that Walmart carries for only $39. I found one that has images for pretty much ALL the holidays. YAY!!

Anyway, there were a few images for St. Pat's Day, so while the boys napped, I cut one of them out on copy paper. Modified it a little (because it was actually two shamrocks together), used it as a template, and then cut the shape out of green craft felt.
I used fabric glue to hold them in place on the white under-shirts while I loosely stitched around the perimeters with embroidery floss in a contrasting color.
I don't know how well the craft felt will wash, but again, it's only for one day, so if it fades or the color runs... oh well, they looked cute for these pics.

Of course, today was the day that my oldest decided to have an opinion about what he wanted to wear, and he did not want to wear this shirt. Therefore, bribing ensued.


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