Backstory: I have recently reached a point in my life whereas I do not think I can spare a single penny more into any more craft supplies; well perhaps I am being a bit dramatic but honestly, unless I can spare a dollar here and there, I am currently just going to be creating crafts by either recycling previous craft supplies or simply doing what we do best here, creating from what we already have. That being said, today I reused the wire wreath from the Tutu Canopy that I did earlier on here and made a paper-circle chandelier.
What I Used:
Medium Sized Wire Wreath
How It’s Done:
Step 1) Paint your wire wreath your color of choice. * Since I have been obsessed with this blue cotton color, I decided to use that color.
Step 2) Using a circular object, trace several circles onto card-stock paper and cut these circles out. The more, the better.
Step 3) Paint your circles and let come to being at least nearly dry
Step 4) Lay out your ribbon in equal lengths and tape your circles via the back in your pattern of choice. * I did lay out my circles/ribbon beforehand just so I could get a general idea of how I wanted the layout of circles to be.
Step 5) Take two equally long piece of ribbons and tie them in a cross position to your wire wreath as this is how your chandelier will be hanged.
Step 6) Tie your circle strands onto your wire wreath in various places. *I did not create many circle strands ( I did maybe 6) but you can create as many or little as you’d like your chandelier to have.
There you have it!
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Backstory: My good friend, Carly, gave me this very pretty blue-glitter cardstock paper a week or so ago and I just knew I had to make something with it. As I have been in the stores lately, I have noticed the usual wind blower spinner things and figured that I would just make my own hand-held spinners using the star as the shape since the 4th of July is coming in all.
What I Used:
1 Unsharpened Pencil
1 Wall/Cardboard Tac
Blue Glitter Cardstock Paper by Recollections
How Its Done:
Step 1) Cut out an outline of a medium size star on your Cardstock paper
Step 2) Carefully, poke your tax into the center of your pencil ( do not poke it all the way through).
Step 3) Once you have made a sturdy hole into your pencil, poke your tax into the center of your star, then back into the pencil. There should be a little room in between your star/pencil so that the star can spin.
Step 4) Take a piece of tulle and glue it onto the back of your pencil
Isn’t it cute ? I think that with some parental guidance because of the sharp tacs…that I managed to poke myself with…these would be a cute little party DIY/craft for the kiddies to take home, what do you think ?
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Backstory: I am sure that many of us have seen those beautiful & enchanting hand-held mirrors and brushes in those fairy-tale sort of movies. Well, I figured that I could workwith a regular & bland one to create an enchantingly whimsical one just by using a few decorative faux flowers. I will say that the process of decorating the mirror certainly developed as I actually made this craft. That being said, I would love to do more so a blue, butterfly/filigree inspired mirror in the future so let me know if you would like to see that,
What I Used:
1 Hand-held Mirror
Fake Roses ( I chose White, Yellow & white with a fuchsia-like trim).
Paint ( I used a blue cotton color)
Hot Glue Gun
How It’s Done:
Step 1) If you do not like the color of the base of your mirror, paint it in the color of your choice.
Step 2) If necessary, cut your flowers from the bouquet. * Pay attention to how you would like your mirror to be decorated because this may mean cutting them stem completely off or shorter, etc). I laid my flowers out on my bed to get an idea of what pattern I would be interested in doing.
Step 3) Using your hot glue gun, glue on your decorative flowers around the perimeter of your mirror. Use your glue gun to also glue down any loose pieces. * I did not really show this part but I feel it is certainly going to be a personalized step
Step 4) Using the leftover leaves from your bouquet, glue them onto the handle.
You are done!
So, this project did not turn out how I had it envisioned but because we are not about perfect execution but just execution of creating, I wanted to share it nonetheless. I think it’s something that is reminiscent of a fairy that kids would love to make. What do you think ?
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