Altered Clay Pot Let It Snow Tutorial

bow-for-snpot

  With the holidays upon us you can make some quick stunning gifts with a few items you have around the house. I'm sure most of us have some clay pots around or if you don't you can go to the Goodwill (that's what I did) and get a few for fifty cents or less. In my previous post I made some quick and easy glittery snowflake soaps, so to make my soap presentation a bit more dramatic I made this altered pot to present my snowflake soaps in. Here are the supplies I used 1. Clay pot 2. Martha Stewart Pearl Paint in Aquarium or other blue or blue-green color 3. Acrylic Paint in White     4. Craft Sponges 5. Recollections Glitz or other white glitter     6. Scrapbook paper for rosette 7. Rubber or Acrylic stamp (Let It Snow)  for banner on rosette and small piece of white paper for the banner 7. Metallic Pigment in Silver and Light blue Pigment Ink 8. Silver Wired Ribbon 1.5 inches wide 9. Glue Gun   DIRECTIONS   1. Paint your clay pot with your white paint. Let it dry and repeat this 2-3 times until your pot is covered with paint. Be sure to paint the inside too.                         2. With you sponge paint brush, brush on the Martha Stewart Pearl paint. While the paint is still wet sprinkle some glitz on the top of your … [Read more...]

Crazy for Candy Corn

Candy corn cupcake soap

I love Candy Corn. The colors, the taste, the shape of the little treats. Here's some Candy Corn Eye Candy and a little video how these goodies are made. Here's my Candy Corn board on Pinterest...full of all kinds of Candy Corn stuff.   These Candy Corn Soap Cupcakes are from my other blog. I used Candy Corn Fragrance oil....very yummy and no calories.           How about this cutie in this Candy Corn hat? What a sweetie..From the Etsy Shop MitziKnitz   Go over Hoosier Handmade she's put together a collections of Candy Corn Cupcakes, Cookies and more!     Enjoy this last weekend before Halloween! Christine … [Read more...]

Handmade Halloween

Handmade Halloween Book

I buy a lot of craft books and craft magazines. Everyone once in a while a craft book comes along and I know I  will have it forever. This is one of those books. But this is isn't a book review. No, I just want to tell you HOW INCREDIBLE THIS BOOK IS. If you are a crafter and you LOVE Halloween you will love Glitterville's Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting  Written by crafter extraordinaire and founder of Glitterville, Stephen Brown , he takes Halloween to new glittery heights and really puts the happy in Happy Halloween.  There are so many things to love about this book but I'll tell you just a  few. The first is the projects aren't hard but they are amazing (start now and you can make everything in the book in time for next Halloween). The other thing I love about the book is it just keeps giving you ideas. All these Halloween projects can be turned into Christmas and Easter projects with a little imagination. The instructions are very clear and the photography beautiful. I hope there will be a whole series of these Glitterville books. If there is I'll be the first buyer.   … [Read more...]

Altered Witches Hat Tutorial

attach trim on witch hat

Altered Halloween Witches Hats. In this tutorial I will show how I made my Altered Witches Hats. I had so much fun making these I just kept going...but I kept a few blanks for next year!  I will be using the Black Crow Witch Hat to show you step by step how to make these bewitching Halloween hats. I will also show you a few examples of other witch hats I've made, you can use these for reference. These hats are easy to make and kids will also have a great time making them. I purchased some hats at Michaels Craft Store. But they only had a few. I also found some at Craft Catalog. If you do a Google search you should be able to find different hats in different sizes.  For my trim I used one of my favorite black trims from Joanns. I also used some netting under my trim on a few of these hats. To make the rosettes on the top of the hats I used paper on some hats I used black leaves  (I just formed the leaves to make a circle). If you don't have a die cut that makes rosettes you can see how to make rosettes here using a scoring board. Find yourself a cardboard or paper witch hat (a nice blank canvas) and let the creativity flow! You just need a few things to get started and I'll show you that below. Before beginning my witch hat I started with a theme and a color scheme. You can see in the photos below I have a black raven and my colors are a grayish-green and black. In some of my other witches hats I have more of an eclectic theme. Pull your items together like the photo … [Read more...]