All is Calm Canvas- Craft Day #3

This is my favorite craft that I made and actually completed on craft day! All you do is buy a canvas (2 pack from Hobby Lobby) and paint your saying on and insert battery operated lights ($2 at Hobby Lobby).

Advice if you plan on making this: Print out how you want the words to look ahead of time or use a projector to get the words right. I free-handed the writing on this and I was fine with the outcome but if you aren’t that comfortable free-handing the wording that would be how I would do it.

To get the lights inserted I used an exacto knife to make a tiny hole in the canvas and then pushed the lights through. I then used packing tape to secure the wires from the lights to the canvas.

Here it is without the lights on:

This is where I got the idea, Thanks Love Grows Wild!

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Ornament Wreath- Craft Day #2

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As previously mentioned in my last post, my friends and I had a craft day one afternoon and this is the second thing I started that day. It’s not the best picture but oh well.  This is the thing that comes into my mind when I think about this craft:

This was the main craft I wanted to make and the craft I spent the most time on that day. I worked on this until I ran out of ornaments and since it was a Sunday had to wait until Monday for Hobby Lobby to open. It ended up costing me more than I expected but at least I have something that I made hanging up in my house.

I bought a styrofoam wreath, big container of ornaments, hot glue sticks, medium ornaments, small ornaments and thick burlap ribbon for hanging all from Hobby Lobby.

Here is a good tutorial on how to make the wreath.

 

Snowman Candy Jar- Craft Day #1

Each month I have a girls day with two of my really good friends from way back in high school. We rotate through the months taking turns on choosing our activity/outing. In November (yes, I’m really late at posting this) we had a craft day. On my list of crafts was an ornament wreath, snowman candy jar and a canvas included lights. I will let you know all 3 crafts are complete and this is just my blog for the one, the others are coming. I will also let you know that it took longer than just the couple hours at my friends house to complete even one of these crafts!

Craft #1- Snowman Candy Jar

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For Valentine’s day last year my daughter made her teachers each a Candy Jar. I never got around to making one for myself and my classroom so I thought making a snowman candy jar would be a great idea.

Materials Needed:

Clay pot- any size will work but I like the medium size ones for these

Clay pot coaster/lid- Choose the size that will fit best with the size of your pot and candy dish

Candy dish- I got mine from Dollar Tree for $1. Just make sure it sits right on the bottom of the clay pot.

White acrylic paint

Black buttons

Black sharpie marker

Orange Sharpie marker

Pom-poms

Pipe cleaner

hot glue

Paint brushes

Instructions:

Paint 2-3 coats of white paint on the pot and lid (enough so that the clay doesn’t show through)

After the paint is dry hot glue 3 black buttons on the base of the pot (remember that the wide opening is what is down on the table)

Hot glue glass candy jar to the narrow base of the clay pot

While that is drying hot glue the pipe cleaner (I had to cut mine down to size) to the lid. Hot glue a pom pom on the end of the pipe cleaner to create the ear muffs.

After everything is dry, draw the face directly on the glass.

Fill with candy and enjoy.

We made two of these, one for myself at work and one as a Christmas present to my daughter’s kindergarten teacher.