Interesting Craft Idea For All Occasions

I love crafts, especially those I can do for every holiday.

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This pictorial tutorial shows you exactly what you need to do.

I like the coffee cup concept with the saucer, too. I may want to experiment with a wine glass or other glassware and also kitchen or other household objects that would be special to you, a member of your family or for whomever you’re making this “centerpiece” or the holiday or celebration.

We’re approaching fall and Halloween. You could use a witch’s shoe or a plastic pumpkin or plastic cauldron or even a plastic skull . . . I’m sure you could think of something else. And, of course, you could be thinking ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas or the New Year.

You can add whatever you desire to the “plate/saucer” and use artificial leaves or other foliage that fits your holiday theme to cover the fork. I would truly love to make a miniature scene using small figurines for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. There could be artificial snow to cover the fork handle and the fork on the saucer. I may want to use a brandy snifter to spill out the pieces that magically are later placed in the saucer scene. It could be people being poured out of the snifter or elements such as trees or whatever fits the particular holiday.

The flowers and eggs do work out nicely with this concept, but I believe it is worthwhile to create something for the other holidays — it would definitely be a challenge. I’d have to do a lot of experimenting to see what looks and feels right for me. I’m confident something would work, it will just take a bit of trial and error to make it work.

I hope this pictorial tutorial was helpful and gave you considerable food for thought. I’ll be thinking about it and gathering various objects to see what would work for the concept I have in mind.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment. I’ve love to hear your ideas.

Sharon

Centerpiece Witch’s Hat

I’m all into fall decorating and this witch hat is an excellent place to begin.WitchHat

You can check out any left over items from last fall that would be excellent to decorate this hat for your table.

I love the rustic natural feel of the decorations. I have some small plastic cauldrons I’d add plus maybe a frog and a black cat.

It may be a good idea to put batting or tissue paper inside the witch’s hat to keep it standing up. The stars are a nice touch.

I’m sure you have dozens of ideas and items you could use to decorate your witch hat and proudly display along with the party food.

This hat truly needs a party!!

I’ll try to attach a witch’s broom to the display to let your guests know the witch is home for the night.

Have fun!!!

Please leave me a comment.

Sharon

Reindeer Soda Bottles

I’ve been relaxing and thinking about what you take to our annual block party. Hors d’oeuvres are mentioned on the invitation. I can go to my local deli and order something for the occasion. I can bring candy as I’ve done before. I can also do something different. Which I think I will do.

I do like these. They are a bit different. There’s also:  

 And also:

That gives you a variety of antler styles. I believe a ribbon wrapped at the neck of the bottle is a nice touch, but as you can see it isn’t really necessary.

They all require the same basic materials:

  • craft brown or red pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • red pom poms
  • ribbon is optional
  • glue gun or glue of your choice
  • scissors are always useful

If you need a video, I have one handy:

Well, there you go! These are great as inexpensive gifts to give to friends, neighbors, your lawn and pool person, even the mail carrier. It’s all part of spreading Christmas cheer!

Snow Globe Terrariums You Can Make

Snow Globe Terrariums | DIY

 

This is basically a pictorial do it yourself project. Yes a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. To be honest with you, I’d thought about a project  similar to this, but now that I see them, I’m motivated to give them a try. I like the idea of these terrariums.  They do make a lovely display for every room of your house plus you could use either figures you’ve bought or paper crafts. I like the paper craft idea. With them being under glass, you won’t have small hands pawing at them. You won’t have artificial snow blowing about. This is a beautiful alternative to a traditional Christmas Village you may set up year after year. I do find these pictures quite inspiring. 

You can build your base with just about anything: 

  • artificial snow
  • seashells
  • angel hair
  • garland
  • tinsel
  • single color ornaments
  • river rocks
  • large Christmas lights
  • tissue paper
  • whatever tickles your fancy

You can place just about anything on top. This is an excellent idea for Christmas, but also for other holidays when you have the desire to decorate.

Allow your imagination to go a bit wild and have fun!

 

Santa Mickey Mouse Candy Box

Yes! You can make these with this Free Colorful Template.

The image and free printable is compliments of http://family.disney.com

And you also need this Mini Mouse Candy Box to keep Mickey company.

These Christmas Candy Boxes look great together or separately. They make excellent hostess gifts. Print out the free printables on card stock, cut them out, assemble and fill them with holiday goodies.

Let Mickey and Mini help with your Christmas celebration!