Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Candy Baskets

Hi there....today's Whatcha Workin' On Wednesday is an easy Candy Basket.


I have seen the idea floating around Pinterest and thought it would be great to do for my Niece. It is really super simple, and quick to make. You just need:   boxes of candy, a Nerds Rope candy for the handle, glue gun and glue, and a piece of cardstock, then goodies to put inside  :0)

  • First just glue the boxes to each other at the edges
  • Second glue on the handle
  • Third cut your cardstock to the size of the bottom and then glue that on
  • Last fill up your basket with fun goodies!
Now here is a mini one that my daughter Hannah made using the Nerds boxes....


Isn't it just so cute! But what isn't cute when it comes in a mini right! These would be a cute one to take to a kids class party, just the right amount of candy  :0)  She used the Sixlets pack for the handle and then added some jelly beans inside. I love it!  here is the bottom with a piece of cardstock. Easy, qiuck, and fun!



Well that's all for today, next week I will share pics of our Easter kids table that we are putting together for the kiddos. I hope you have a Blessed Easter holiday! We will be going to sunrise service then having lunch with family, should be fun  :0)
~*~Blessings~*~
Jen

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hair bow and head band holder




Hi there!  This weeks Whatcha' workin' on Wednesday is my ~or I should say Samantha's~ new hair bow and headband holder. Let me start with saying yes she is my complete girly girl like I have said before so along with that comes plenty and I mean plenty of hair accessories! They were over flowing the drawer she has in the bathroom so I decided to take action and create something pretty and functional for her pretties  :0)  
 I have made photo holders before so I decided to do the same idea only change the size. Well off to the store to find just the right fabric, it had to be Samantha approved and pretty with sparkle if possible. She LOVES sparkle! Sooo  we found this striped sparkly fabric that the colors were good and Samantha loved it. So here is my pictures and how I made it....
Supplies: plywood cut to your size needed, fabric, batting, ribbon, upholstery tacks, sparkly gems~opt.~, staple gun, glue gun and glue, hammer, craft tacky glue, and a hanger or two for the back to hang up.


supplies


First lay down the fabric and cut leaving like 4" all the way around
the wood, do the same for the batting. Lay down the wood on the 
batting and wrap around the edges and staple all the way around.
Lay the fabric face down and place the batting covered wood on it
and wrap the edges and staple all the way around.


Figure out how far you want your ribbons spaced and cut them
with about 3-4" extra on each end. Figure where you want them
placed and wrap around and staple, making sure to keep them
lined up and snug. My fabric made it easy, I just followed the lines :0)


the ribbon I decided to use~ a lil' ruffly~



Then I cut more of my fabric, the same size as my board.
I pressed all the edges 1/2" down and glued that to the back
to cover all my other edges.



Now figure where you want your tacks to go. I used a nail 
to start my holes then put the tacks in, and hammered them down.


I used my craft tacky glue to attach the gems, but you could 
also use hot glue if you prefer.


I added some hangers to the back...


and here it is all hung and ready to fill!



Just some of her hair stuff! 



All finished and very full! I placed it right next to her mirror and purses, she is always in front
of her mirror  :0)   I figure when she out grows the hair pretties she can use it for a picture holder.

Well that's all for this week, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great rest of the week!
~*~Blessings~*~
Jen





Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Whatcha Workin' on...Pink Princess wreath

Hi there...Whatcha workin' on?
Well today I am going to share my Pink Princess wreath I made for my little Princess. What little Princess doesn't like pink right?!  Well this wreath is an overload of Pink with a touch of purple and some sparkle to!** ~gotta have plenty of sparkle~**


 ok so here is how I made the wreath....
Supplies I used:   foam wreath form (from craft stores)
                             tulle (I bought 4 yds. of each color, but you can get a little less, I wanted left over)
                             wooden letter (from craft stores)
                              glitter
                              wire
                              foam crown
                              sparkle jewels
                              Princess rub on and white paper
                              mod podge or glue
                              hot glue gun and glue
ok so first I covered the green wreath form in a length of tulle maybe about a yard long but I really forgot to measure that, I just wrapped it around the form until it was all covered good. Then I cut the tulle width wise- what it was off the bolt was 28"- I left it folded in half like it came from the bolt then accordian folded it just to make cutting easier. I cut it in about 91/2" widths and 19" long, so I had rectangles to work with.  But you can cut yours longer if you want longer fluff around the edges  :0)  I took two layers at a time and folded that in half then wrapped around the wreath frame and pulled tight.* see at the pics below* I kept doing that all the way around making sure they were close and snug. I used some wire and looped it through one of the sections and made the hanger on the back to hang up. My hubby drilled some tiny holes in the letter to use some wire to attach to the wreath.  I used mod podge on the letter- doing the front and edges one at a time for dry time- then sprinkled glitter on and let dry. I also did the same to add glitter to the crown. I added the rub on to my cardstock then cut out. After attaching the letter I hot glued the crown to the letter and the rub on to the wreath. Then for added sparkle I hot glued some diamond jewels over the holes on the letter. That's it!  Sure to please any sweet Princess!


wrapping the wreath form

all wrapped

the rectangle sections folded in half, wrapped around form...

pulling the ends through the loop, then pull tight

keep wrapping all the way around...

until it looks similar to this, full and fluffy...

the letter and embellishments

love mod podge and glitter :0)
 well there you have it, a cute decor for a little girls room that was not hard to do and didn't take long! Now my oldest daughter wants one for her door ~not Princess of course~ she is a teenager so I'm guessing some bright colors will be her pick  :0)  I will post that one in the near future I'm sure.
 So as you see the bedroom pictures are still not ready, those curtain panels are taking a lil longer so it will have to wait ~pfft!~

 Hope you have a great week and get to do some crafting as well!
~*~ Blessings~*~
Jen