Follow the recipe for these birdseed ornaments and the next day you have sweet treat
for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.
Below are some ideas of ornaments and some tag sayings and poems.
1.) Wedding Idea: Use a bird shaped cookie cutter to mold ornaments. Add a tag that says from the love birds.
2.) Wedding Idea: Use a heart cookie
cutter to mold ornaments.
Add tag that says:
Once in awhile
Right in the middle of ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
3.) Christmas Idea : Use any cookie cutter and add the following poem:
So remember while December
Brings the only Christmas Day,
In the year let there be Christmas
In the things you do and say;
Wouldn’t life be worth the living
Wouldn’t dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?
4.) Friendship: Use a heart cookie cutter and the following
Friendship is a gift that is fair in all things.
It roots from one’s heart and involves memories;
That stay not for a while but for a lifetime.
Watch the video to see the process. The video description has the recipe.
Here’s the perfect solution for organizing your jewelry. The ideas are cute to boot and you more than likely have many items around your home.
The first is an earring organizer and it is fairly simple to create. Take a picture frame of your choice and paint it the way you’d like. Staple chicken wire to the back and add a hanger. Your all set to start adding your earrings!
If you would like to make the little flowers on the frame you can dip jute cord into glue and form circle designed flowers. Design the flowers on wax paper and let them fully dry. Add the flowers to the frame by gluing them on.
The second project is suitable for necklaces and bracelets. To create the jewelry organizer gather up assorted handles, hooks and knobs, a picture frame and a piece of peg board that is the same size as the picture frame. Paint the picture frame any color you wish. Cut a piece of peg board to fit into the frame. Apply a small amount of glue on the back side of the picture frame to hold the pegboard inside. Attached your assortment of knobs, hooks and handles to the peg board with screws. Attach a sawtooth hanger to the back of your frame and hang it.
Both projects are extremely easy to create, even for those that are not crafty.
This project is simple and really cute! By recycling a vase, bowl and decorative pieces of glass or broken plates you can create your own toadstool mushrooms for the garden.
Encase an old floral vase with an even layer of quikrete that has been tinted with a buff color concrete colorant. Let dry.
Place a small amount of quikrete in the inside, middle of the bowl and attach it to the floral vase which is acting as the mushroom base.
Spread small amounts of quikrete around on the outside of the bowl in an even spread. Work in small squares of quikrete. Spread the quikcrete and press your glass, broken plates, rocks or whatever you desire into the top of the mushroom.
Let the entire mushroom dry and set out in your garden.
It makes the perfect conversation piece for your gardens.
For those of you that have ever wanted to experiment with resin to make jewelry the video below is for you! This video was the first video that got me excited to try to make my own resin jewelry.
I have made a few pieces that I gave away as gifts and followed the method taught within the video. I didn’t buy all of my supplies for this project through the vendor in the video, but I HAVE purchased other items through them. So, if you can’t find something in your area, by all means use this online company they are easy to work with.
I was looking for some cute framed sayings to add to my bathroom decor and I really didn’t like anything I came across in the stores.
Then, I remembered that my daughter had given me some white, 8×10 frames for Christmas last year and I figured maybe I should just make something to print out and distressing of the frames to tie them together.
My 12 year old son said the framed prints have been a huge hit with his friends. He stated that not a tween or teen has come out without giggling and repeating the sayings.
I created four different sayings and frame them all for the downstairs bathroom. There is a picture of each design unframed below.
Since I have already done the prep work, I decided to share the patterns with you. You can download and print out all four of the patterns below using the red text.
Please do not sell them. They are for personal use only. You may print them to make a framed print for yourself or give them as gifts only.
I printed all of the sayings on regular white printer paper and then cut the (3) 8×10 to size. For the wash your hands print, I framed that specially, I found a 11×14 frame and 8×10 mat. Then I just put them together and it was a instant masterpiece!
Feel free to use any or all of the designs to make some added bathroom reading materials for your guests.
Over the summer I was able to get a few old records for 10 cents a piece at a local garage sale. Being an avid crafter, I purchased them but wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them at the time. I did know that my daughter wanted a few to try and recycle them into guitar picks for my husband.
The other day, I was browsing through a craft store and they were using old records as bowls for their displays. Oh, what I wonderful idea!
I was looking for a unique way to package a teen gift basket and this fit the bill perfectly!
So, now your wondering HOW it was done? It is simple.
First be sure that you have a well ventilated kitchen. Open a window or patio door. After all, we are working with vinyl and I am not sure what chemicals are in them. It doesn’t smoke or anything, just a safety measure.
1.) Take an old pizza pan and place an oven proof bowl in the center. Chose a bowl that your record will sit flat on.
2.) Center your record on to of the pan and bowl structure. At this point you will need to move around your racks in your oven to accommodate your record tower. Do a test run BEFORE you preheat your oven to 170 degrees.
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3.) Place your record tower in the oven and heat it for 5 minutes. Check it. I did a few of the bowls and I noticed that some records are thicker than others. So the five minute mark, check it.
4.) Checking at 5 minute mark. You can see this bowl can stand to go to the 10 minute mark. It has just started to drop. However, I want it to be a tighter bowl, so I am going to switch out the base bowls. I need a smaller base bowl.
5.) I switched out the base bowls. Be sure to use a pair of hot mits for removing the record tower from the oven. The record itself is not hot; just the pan and bowl. Switch out to a smaller bowl if you wish. Otherwise, just continue to let drop to you liking.
6.) When the bowl is to you liking, remove with oven mitts from oven. You can play around with the shape for a VERY short time. By short, I mean 10 seconds. If you want to shape it out of the oven you can. If after it is out of the oven, you don’t like the shape, return the record to the oven and repeat process.
I made up a family movie basket and some teen baskets using the bowls. Each gift recipient thought that the basket was fun & functional and have re-purposed them in their homes.
I wouldn’t recommend using them for serving any foods out of. Again, they were not intended to be used in that purpose.