Craft Attitude Printable Jewelry Film

 

Hi friends!

I had a dandy time at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter Conference this year. Have you ever wanted to make rad jewelry but don’t want to spend a fortune on all the jewelry making supplies?

Me too!

REALLY! I tried once and it didn’t have the best outcome.

Well, Craft Attitude’s Printable Jewelry Film is one of the great new products I discovered. You can use basic craft supplies (aka a glue stick) with the film and make some pretty neat AND custom items.

Did I mention it’s easy? Like, really easy!

Here is my lil’ how-to video with Candie Cooper

So, I totally know you want a package of some of the Jewelry Attitude’s Printable Jewelry Film. How about if I send you one?!!? Enter to win in the box below and one lucky reader will win a package of 8 sheets for endless possibilities.

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Good Luck Friends!

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing! Follow her on twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Like right now!

CHA at the Anaheim Convention Center

I was able to head on over to the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter Conference and Trade Show at the Anaheim Convention Center. The place was brimming with awesome ideas and inspiration.

We are so lucky to live close to all the action here in Orange County!

So many vendors…

I was able to see some really spectacular new products and I’ll be sharing them here soon… hopefully with some giveaway action!

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing! Follow her on twitterFacebook and Pinterest. Like right now!

Making an Ugly Box Pretty

Happy New Year friends!!

It’s time to organize all that clutter. Use inexpensive (yet sturdy) bankers boxes to get your home into shape…

DIY bankers box storage system entry

You’ll need: Bankers box, 12×12 pretty paper, spray adhesive, razor blade, glue, craft letters (optional)

supplies for DIY bankers box storage system

Spray. Attach paper. Cut handle. Decorate. Enjoy!

DIY bankers box storage system finished

Coming soon:

Valentines Day Crafts!

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing! Follow her on twitterFacebook andPinterest. Like right now!

Christmas Pins

T minus 4 days till Christmas! Eeeeek. Some of us a fully prepared for the festivities and some of us (ahem) are going to pull a few all nighters. Here are some fun activities you still have time to get together.

Tasty things…

Make this simple snowman snack from Eli’s Lids with items you already have in your pantry:

snowman snack for kids

Here is a great Mixed-up Snowman Trail Mix Funky Polkadot Giraffe you can make a party/class favors:

Funky Polkadot Giraffe

For something savory and something sweet try these Christmas Crackers and Fudge from Sew Chatty:

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Gifts you can make. Because you don’t want to step into a store right now (or pay $75 for overnight shipping)…

Stitch up this Embroidery Hoop Sewing Kit from The Train to Crazy:

Embroidery Hoop Sewing Kit

A sweet holiday lollipop tee from Polkadots on Parade can be made with everyday fabric and worn year round:

diy lollipop tee

Remember the reusable gift tags we made after the Pinterest Party? They can double as drink containers by tying them to a pitcher or drink dispenser with ribbon or fabric. The perfect hostess gift:

reusable chalkboard tag

Why not make your gift bag a gift as well?!?! Two gifts in one. I love this reusable gift bag from The Train to Crazy too:

make a gift bag

And of course Keep Calm with these free printables from Funky Polkadot Giraffe and Polkadots on Parade.

keep calm and jingle onkeep calm and get your ho ho ho onkeep calm and snow on

Merry Christmas friends!

 

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing! Follow her on twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Like right now!

Making Accessories for Toys

People think making custom gear for your children’s toys has to be difficult. It doesn’t! AND you kiddos will love to get their creative juices flowing with a little parent/kid craft time. A perfect example is a saddle I made for my daughter’s Pony Royal toy. Over the summer I was introduced to Pony Royale by my friends Jaime and Kyla. My daughter enjoyed them so much, I contacted the lovely folks at Pony Royale to see if we could have a pony party. They said yes!

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The 12 princess ponies, are loaded with all sorts of changeable glitzy flare – crown, saddle and bustle thing.

Today we made a Christmas saddle using sparkle felt, lace, Christmas ribbon and rhinestones. No sewing involved – just scissors and my trusty hot glue gun!

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It’s easy to make accessories for ANY toy:

Keep things really simple and make a blanket for you child’s favorite toy with a cut piece of fleece or felt. Felt and fleece are great because they doesn’t fray.

Take it up a notch and hot glue two rectangles of felt/fleece together on 3 sides, stuff and hot glue closed for a pillow.

Dresses, skirts, pants and tees can all be made by tracing a rough pattern around the toy, and hot gluing together. The best part, is toys don’t complain if something is too tight!

The most important part is your little will love spending time with you making something special for their favorite toy.

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I’m giving away one Pony Royale Pony on my blog right now! Click here and leave a comment to win!

AND

I’m running a great giveaway with other bloggy friends for a KitchenAid Stand mixer AND a Keurig Coffe Brewer! Enter here now.

But if you win you have to have me over for homemade bread and a cup of joe!

 

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing!

Make Place Cards into Thankful Tree

Make sweet place cards for Thanksgiving dinner, add some guest participation and end with some festive wall art!

Make place cards into a Thanksgiving tree:

Cut leaves out of red, yellow and orange construction paper.

Write each guest’s name on one side in dark ink and place on each plate as place cards.

Ask guests to write something they are thankful for on the back.

During dinner each person can share what they wrote.

After dinner hang them on a tree made of twigs with twine or paste on a tree drawn on a larger piece of construction paper.

lil boys are thankful for

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging  at Eli’s Lids The Blog or working on her business Every Moment Clothing!

 

How-to Make a Bat Garland

I love bunting, banners and garlands. You can put them anywhere and everywhere. Really!

You can make this bat bunting in a jiffy. I really though the cutting would take forever but I ended up cutting enough for 3 and half garlands in about 15 minutes. You can sew the garland or do one of two no-sew versions.

You’ll need: (sewn option)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~fabric scissors
~pins
~sewing machine
~contrasting thread black, green, purple and orange

1. Pin the bat silhouette to 2-3 layers of felt and cut.

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2. Decide on a color pattern then lay out your bats in order. Black – purple – black – orange – black – green. Repeat twice. Then add black – purple – black

3. Chain stitch from beginning to end connecting the bats by overlapping the ends of the bat wings.

4. Switch to another colored thread and make another pass along the bat garland. Repeat with each color. Tip: get creative with the stitch by making rolling patterns.

5. Hang on the mantle or in a window or doorway or staircase or… you get the idea!

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You’ll need: (no-sew option #1)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~pins
~fabric scissors
~hot glue gun

Steps 1 & 2 above

3. Hot glue bat garland together by overlapping the ends of the bat wings and gluing under each overlap.

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You’ll need: (no-sew option #2)
~Felt in black, green, purple, and orange
~bat silhouette about 8” long printed on paper
~pins
~fabric scissors
~ribbon

Steps 1 & 2 above

3. Use the scissors to cut a slit in the center of each bat wing near the end.

4. Cut 15 7” lengths of ribbons.

5. Use the ribbon to connect each bat by threading the ribbon into each bat wing hole.

6. Tie in a bow and hang garland.

And if you just feel like you wanna do paper and paint, check out this bat video from a few years ago!

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hot Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog!

Jack-O-Lantern Scavenger Hunt

All you need to make your home a little more spooky is black construction paper and tape.

1. Cut Jack-O-Lantern faces out of black construction paper.

2. Use tape to stick faces on anything to make a jack-o-lantern.

3. DONE.

How about surprising your family with a new jack-o-lantern every day before Halloween. Think big and small – front of a kitchen cabinet or on a light switch! By the end of the month you will have 31 Jack-O-Lanterns scattered around your home. The first person to find the new Jack-O-Lantern gets a piece of the Halloween candy… or a kiss from mommy.

Kinda like elf on the shelf but way less deceptive…

Check out the details of our Scavenger Hunt here!

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Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hot Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog!

Spooky Halloween Vase Tutorial

Just in case you are in denial (as am I) about the holiday season being here, I have some crafty goodness to share with you. Loads of easy peasy things for you to create. Keep checking back this week and next for all the fun!

Spooky vase

Halloween vase

Use spray paint to create Fall/Halloween decor.

You’ll Need:

Halloween vase supplies
~Vase
~Spray paint… I used black but choose orange, brown or yellow for a more fall-ish feel.
~Drop cloth
~Skewer
~Fabric strip
~Flowers

1. Place items on drop cloth and spray paint. Tip: place the vase upside-down on a heavy duty skewer to get all the sides and top at once. Then stick the skewer into a potted plant to dry.

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2. Let dry, add fabric strip (like the picture at the top) or leave off for a sleek look (picture below), and flowers to finish.

Spray painted halloween vase

Get creative and use this technique with taper candle holders, old wine bottles or thrifted glass figurines!

Or branches.

I had just pruned some bushes in the yard and I spray painted the heck out of the leafless branches. They look great on the mantel!

Spoooooooooky

Halloween mantel

(I made everything you seen on the mantle. Check back for the rest of the crafts!)

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hot Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog!

RoseArt & Board Dude Giveaway Winner

Thank you to all who entered the RoseArt/Board Dudes Giveaway!! I really really really appreciate all the awesome back to school tips. REALLY!

The winner is Paige. (I sent you an email, and as soon as I get your addy I’ll mail it out.)

What’s next over here at She’s Crafty??

Well, I’ll tell ya…

~A load of Fall/Halloween crafts. (see pic below)

~A great giveaway from FarFaria. Multiple winners. YAY! (Hello stocking stuffers!)

~How to make a Maxi skirt. YES! Folks… it’s EASY… I’m wearing one I made right now.

~Turotials and giveaways from the pinterest party I hosted.

~Smoochy smooch friends!

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(Above is my mantle. You’ll learn how to make everything on it and more!)

Kara-Noel has been “crafting” since she could hold a glue gun! When she isn’t hanging with her Hot Hubby, chasing down her four kiddos (1-6 years old!) or napping you’ll find her blogging at Eli’s Lids The Blog!