I think this looks like a lot of fun. Love all the bright colors. With just a few scraps of fabric and beads you can create some wonderful beads.
Here is a fun art project for you and kids from Thistle Woods Farm. I have everything in my stash, but the dollar store bird. So can you guess where I am heading today? Hope my dollar store has them, if not Michael’s is just down the road. Portlandia fans “Put a bird on it.”
I keep a weekly calendar of who needs to be where and of course it is posted on the refrigerator. Today I came across this idea from Show and Tell U to decoupage a paint stick and add magnets. I really like the idea.
I came across these fantastic bowls made out of recycled egg cartons and that is what started my train of thought for today’s post. You can find the instructions for the bowls at Sew Beastly.
Turn junk mail into flower art, just follow the instructions at Grow Creative.I don’t know about you, but I have bought t-shirts just for the artwork. Then didn’t know what to do with them because I don’t wear t-shirts. Love this idea from Trashy Crafter. You can staple, pin, or glue a t-shirt around an art canvas.Here is another way to use junk mail by Crafty Foxes.
I came across this idea for hand painted curtains and thought they were absolutely beautiful, so of course I had to share. I found the tutorial at Cuckoo for Design.
Are you getting ready for a long car ride with the family? My mom always had a tote bag filled with goodies for a long trip. I am not sure how she got everything in that tote bag, but there were snacks, toys, washcloth kept wet in a plastic bag (this was before wipes), tissues and more. For my guys I had a lot of the same things. I get car sick if I read in the car, books on tape are wonderful way to pass the time. We would make up games and play some of the old standards like “I spy”. I have collected a few ideas to help make it an easier ride. didterest
Cereal container for trash.
I like the idea of have this for each kid, they can be in charge of when they are hungry. DIY & Crafts
This one is a win-win. Storage and keep the seat clean under the booster seat.Tinker Frog
A sewing project for keeping the car tidy.
We just came home from spending a week at the Oregon Coast. We rented a beautiful home, it was so relaxing and a nice vacation for the whole family. But there was one thing in the home that really bothered me. It looked like someone went to the craft store, bought a handful of flowers and plunked them in a vase. So I redid them…was that wrong? Then I got to thinking of the silk flowers I have in my own home, it’s time for an update. Here are a few ideas I came across:
I really like these calla lilies by Something Turquoise. As much as I like felt I think I would make them out of handmade paper. Either way they are very pretty.Spiky kraft paper flowers from Easy Paper Crafts may look hard to make, but really they are easy. And just a few simple supplies.These crepe paper flowers take a little time, but I love the colors. They are from Lia Griffith.Could it get any easier than these lovely tissue flowers fromWe Can Make Anything?
Making yarn from old t-shirts is a lot of fun and very easy to do. Check your thrift shops or garage sale for old t-shirts. You need the ones that are made in a tube, they won’t have a side seam. Then follow the instructions for making t-shirt yarn at Callaloo Soup. And if you are looking for something great to make out of this yarn check out her crochet baskets.
If you are looking for figures to make out of clay you might check your favorite search and look for fondant tutorials. You can find some great designs.
Mickey is from Empezandoa Empezar and she has other designs too!
Cute little bee from Craftsy.
Bonnie Bakes has the tutorial for this pretty fondant flower. If you are baking the clay you can use polyester batting to hold the petals up.
I lived in Portland for seven years in my early adult life, so I think Portlandia is pretty funny. One of our favorite episodes is “put a bird on it.”
So let’s do a little crafting with birds!
Wall art by Craftaholics Anonymous.
So have fun and put a bird on it!