Showing posts with label Crafty Stuff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafty Stuff. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cheap Name Decoration

I wanted my sons name over his crib and this is what I came up with. It was VERY inexpensive. I bought four frames from the dollar store. I then spray painted them white. Then I just added in paper from the scrapbook store and cut out letters out of white card stock that I glued onto each paper. I am very happy with how it turned out and the price was just right!

{Whitney}

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gracie

I made these blocks a while back to display in my little girl's room.
I love how they turned out, just some paint, scrapbook paper, mod podge, vinyl lettering and embellishments.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jewelry or Bow Holders

Natalie from Corduroy Dreams made these cute jewelry/bow holders from random thrift store finds! Click here to see how she does it!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Perfect Egg-cessory

I just love these fabric Easter Eggs from Retro Mama.
They are the perfect accessory for Spring!


Complete tutorial @ Retro Mama

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tulle Hair Accessories

These tulle clips are so adorable.

I made a few of them for my little girl.

I used THIS tutorial.



Friday, March 18, 2011

How to make Darling Felt Flowers

I love these darling felt flowers that I found at the fickle pickle. Click on the link to see how to make these adorable flowers.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

V-day Gift Idea

Last year I made this for my husband. I loved watching him smile as he read 100 things I love about him! Click here for more info on how I made it!
{Whitney}

Friday, January 14, 2011

Feature Friday

Lil' Luna made these adorable Young Women themed printables! What a great church activity idea! The best part is that she offers you the free printable!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vinyl Calendar

Here is a gift idea for you!

Vinyl Calendar

I made this for my Sister-in-Law for Christmas. It was really easy to do! I just got a frame from Michaels. Then I cut a piece of fabric that would fit behind the glass. I got the vinyl from Staker Sensations and just rubbed it on. The vinyl is actually behind the glass as well. I loved it so much that I almost wanted to keep it for myself! However, this is the season of giving right?!

I hope she loves it! I know she will use it with her families busy schedule!

{Whitney}

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I am a Chld of God Board

I love how this project turned out. It was way easy and looks great in my daughter's room. I got the vinyl from Staker Sensations. I got the small size of vinyl which is only $4.00! I picked up a board that was already painted at Craft Warehouse. Then I cut some paper and modge podged it on the sides. After that I hot glued some ribbon on and then just added my vinyl to the middle! Super easy!

{Whitney}

Friday, September 17, 2010

Satin Flower Tutorial

These are my current favorite hair accessories. They are so simple and easy to make and look darling.



We made patterns out of cardboard in each of the following sizes for the different layers of the flower.

Cut 6 circles out of the satin fabric. One in each size. They do not have to be perfect. You will be burning the edges.

Burn around each circle with a lighter.


Use a brad to hold the circles together and make the flower. Attach an alligator clip to the back of the flower.

We love these pearl brads that we found at the scrapbook store.
*To make these for a baby, I just did the first 4 layers for a smaller flower.

{Alish}

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boy's Height Chart

I just LOVE this height chart that I made for my boys' room. It goes perfectly with their sports themed room. I got the vinyl from Staker Sensations.

{Alish}

Friday, August 13, 2010

Purse-Sized Photo Holder

I made this photo holder for my mother for Mother's day. You could really make it for any occasion! She loved it and it was so easy to make! It really took about 5 minutes if that! She loves it! I got the idea here! Brown paper Packages had a great tutorial!
{Whitney}

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Popsicle Soap Tutorial

hi...this is carrie from greenbeans craftterole!....and i'm super exctied to be over here at sister's stuff!...thanks for having me!...and i hope you enjoy these little soaps that i whipped up!...

so...i was figuring that it's never too early to start washing your kids mouth out with soap...and now that can be done with these soapsicles!...lol...i'm thinking i'm not going to be asked to babysit anytime soon!...hee hee...anywho...thought i'd do up a tutorial on how to make these yummy tasting smelling soaps....


you'll need....a popsicle mold...this one's from go planet earth...but you can certainly use whatever mold you want...small soap bags...also from go planet earth...popsicle sticks...and large binder clips....


also...grab some clear melt and pour soap...glass measuring cup...soap colorant...i prefer liquid over the powder or gel...fragrance oils...and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle...


take your soap and cut up into chunks...and put in glass measuring cup...it takes about 2 1/4 ounces for one soapsicle...now that's solid weight...not liquid...


head on over to the microwave...you'll want to do 1 minute at 50% power...then...until it's completely melted...do 30 second bursts at 50% power...you want it to melt...but not to boil!...




once it's all melted...you'll want to spritz with rubbing alcohol...this takes the bubbles out of the soap...


add a couple of drops of colorant...a little goes a long way!...i tend to do a drop or two...stir...and decide if i like what i'm seeing...if not...add a drop more...




then add your fragrance oil...the amount is up to you and your sniffer!...make sure to stir!...




spritz again with the rubbing alcohol...keep on going until you don't see hardly any white bubbles...





pour slowly into your mold...





see all those nasty bubbles?...gotta get rid of 'em...




once again...spritz with your alcohol until it's pretty much bubbleless...is that even a word?...lol...




after you've filled all the popsicle slots that you want to...put the cover on...note...if you're wanting to do multiple flavors scents...you gotta act kinda quick...you can't have the soap setting up before you get the popsicle sticks in there!...




now...take the binder clips...and put on the popsicle sticks...i do this so that the sticks don't get lost when you put them in the mold...


insert all the sticks into the slots of where you've poured the soap...see how the binder clips just rest on top?...now...just leave it be!...it's going to take about an hour to set up!...




remove the binder clips from the sticks...then lift the top off...just slighty jiggle the stick...if it still moves....it's not set completely!...give it a little bit more time...


now...this might be the most difficult part of this project...getting 'em out of the mold!...it's tough!...anywho...you'll want to pry the sides of the mold from the soap at the top...this will start little air pockets...


you'll keep squeezing all around the mold...if you notice...there's little areas that you can see a color difference...this is because the soap has pulled away from the mold...you want to keep going until there's that difference in color everywhere...


starting pushing from the bottom...put a little muscle into it!...lol...eventually the soap will pop up a bit...


grab the stick and slide on out...


you'll want to air them out a bit...just in case there's condensation on the soap...i do this by just grabbing a piece of styrofoam and putting the stick in there...you'll want to let 'em hang out for a while...this makes it so much easier to put in the baggies!....


if you want your soap to look like it has a bite mark...you'll need to get a tiny little scalloped circle cutter...or...you could just take a nibble!...lol...


right on the corner...use the cutter...see...looks like little bucker marks!...


take your baggies and plop 'em in!...


twistie tie 'em up!...add a ribbon, label, or anything else you want!...


now...the one i just did was fruit punch flavored scented...but take another looksie at all the ones you can do up!...now of course...it's totally up to you whether or not you want to tell the kiddies it's soap....you can just let 'em find out for themselves!...lol...enjoy!...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Binky Clips

I have been enjoying making all sorts of BABY things with #4 due in just a few weeks. I love these binky clips that I made. I think they turned out so cute. I used a thin wire and basically made a bracelet, but attached a clip on one end and a clasp on the other end to hook on the pacifier. Soon I will be able to put this to good use!


Here are a few of my designs.
The purple binky clip is in our etsy shop
{Alish}