Friday, April 20, 2012

April Craft Night

Happy Spring!  Has it really been 3 months since the last craft night?  That hasn't stopped me from being crafty...but now we can get together and be crafty together!

Join me and some fun girls next Friday, April 27th at 7:30 at my house.  You can choose a craft here or bring something that you have been working on.  If you decide to make a craft listed here, please let me know by Monday, April 23 so I can prep all the materials.

#1- Little Picket Fence - $14.00
I saw this first at Oopsey Daisy.  Click on it and check it out.  You can hang it on your door, prop it on your mantel or stake it in your flowerbed.  It's up to you!  Thanks, Heather for suggesting the this as our craft!  I love it!  Please tell me what color you would like to paint it and the name or word you would like in white vinyl.  I added the burlap banner, because I am loving burlap.  But feel free to bring paper or another fabric to make your own banner.  If you choose to make a burlap one it will cost an additional $2.00.


#2- Moss Letter - $6.00
I saw these at Dear Lillie and made one for myself.  Check here for the tutorial.  Then, I prepped this project for my wonderful MOPS group!  Pictured above is Kindra, a friend from MOPS.  Didn't she do a great job?  I am offering it again for craft night because I love moss almost as much as burlap, they are super cute and lots of you aren't in MOPS, so you haven't made them already.  Check this link out, Pottery Barn is selling these for $79.00.

#3- Wood Blocks - $6.00
I prepped tons of these for a past MOPS craft and have lots left over.  Go here check to them out.  These would make great mother's day gifts or just something fun for your home.  Please bring your own scrapbook paper.  I will have modge podge, twine (if you want ribbon please bring your own), clips.  Please also tell me what you would like the vinyl at the bottom to say.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Lego Banner

I pinned this Super Hero banner from One Charming Party (click over and check it out), a while back and wanted to alter it to use the many Lego boxes my own Lego Master has collected.  Trevor was holding on to them like they were treasures.  When I talked him into letting my make something out of them, I got right to work.  In the link above, the banner is made by sewing comic book pages into red bias tape.  I knew this wasn't an option for the boxes so I made it work with these materials: boxes, red duct tape, exacto knife, banner template.

First, I made a banner template by folding a piece of 8 x 11 paper in half and then folding the corners in to meet at the center.  I traced the template onto the boxes and used an exacto knife to cut them out (I started with scissors, but it didn't work so well).

When I had all the pieces cut out, I layed them in the order I wanted them to hang.  I used my long kitchen counter to pull out the red duct tape. (I haven't used colorful duct tape before, but ended up liking it.)

I positioned all the Lego triangles at the mid line in the tape.  Next, carefully fold the tape over to secure the banner in place.

Now, find the perfect place to hang it!  When Trevor saw the Lego banner hanging in his room, he loved it!

He loved it so much that I found him working on his own Lego banner at 6:30am the next morning, after digging through the recycle bin to find what I thought were scraps!

I realized at that moment, my mom's love of crafts is living on through me into her grandchildren.

I linked up at Brassy AppleSkip To My Lou
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