Craft: Hot glue snowflake

Make your own xmas snowflakes to decorate the tree/house. Very easy. You just need: Parchment paper (wax paper does not work) Hot glue gun Glue sticks Marker/pen. Something that writes well on  parchment paper. Acrylic paint or nail polish  Glitter glaze/glue Brushes  https://youtu.be/sdSKnIVP8Lo Make it a crafting evening with friends or some crafty “me” time. 

Tissue holders

There’s still quite a bit of material leftover from Coco’s night fury costume project. So I made a few tissue holders that would fit in a purse. It’s a rectangle with dimensions 5.5″ by 6.5″. Fold the two ends of the long edge inwards till they meet in the middle. Overlap the edges a little.…

4 sided Cardboard Xmas tree

I promised to share what I did with the leftover cardboard from the previous Xmas tree project. Here it is! Take the set on the right and slide it on top of the pair on the left.  The pairs will criss cross and form this shape. Now to decorate! I have leftover acrylic Paint so…

Easy cardboard Xmas tree with lights

Got some cardboard boxes lying around? Perhaps from a recent Amazon purchase, a thanksgiving black Friday sale, or from a store nearby. They are so easily transformed into Xmas trees for small spaces! First, decide on the size you want with the boxes available. Turn the box so you are looking the side with the…

Halloween 2015

It’s been a while. Took 2 sewing classes, went to the Renaissance Festival in homemade costumes (mixed with pieces from the closet). celebrated birthdays every weekend in October, and reused costumes for Halloween. Whoo! Hope your October has been a fun-filled one too. Here are pics of our costumes for the festival and for Halloween.…

Crochet granny square blanket

I started crocheting a granny square last Christmas. Without much planning, it got bigger and bigger…. and eventually consumed 2 skeins of super saver yarn. I stopped for a couple of months because the last bit of yarn was so tangled. The hubs kindly helped to untangle everything earlier so I’m officially out of brown…

Striped box

I am so glad that I got my hot glue gun. It’s been so much fun crafting with it. Here’s another pretty storage box made with just the hot glue gun, upholstery fabric, and a cardboard box. Made little bows for the sides and a handle with remnant fabric. Finally used up this fabric that…

Felt Xmas appliques

I don’t own a Xmas ugly sweater but the party I’m hosting for Xmas has a Christmas dress theme. So I made some appliques from leftover bits of felt (Halloween project) to tack on to whatever sweater or top we’ll wear for the party. All you need is some different colored felt, sharp pair of…

Knick knack box

Need a box to put knick knacks in? Make one instead of buying one. Get a suitably sized cardboard box, tape down the flaps on the outside. Cut a piece of fabric and hot glue it on. The inside of the box will need some work. Get another flap from a bigger box and wrap…

Upcycle toilet rolls to mini lanterns

I’ve been collecting toilet rolls for a friend who uses them in church craft activities for children. The stash got pretty big and I decided to craft with some of them for the harvest moon festival. First, flatten the rolls, bend them in half, then make cuts on the welded edge. Push the slits outwards…

Tutorial: toilet roll hat

Having a pile of fabric scraps forces me to think of ways to use them. Here’s how to make mini hats out of fabric scraps, chip board, and toilet rolls with glue gun, needle, and thread. First, collect toilet rolls. The cardboard is soft enough to fold and hard enough to keep its shape. Also,…