Altered Clay Pot Let It Snow Tutorial

Clay Pot altered with blue paint craft tutorial

 

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 pot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Make your rosette.  Make it large to fill up the front of your pot.

4. Paint on some of your Metallic Silver on the sharp edges of your rosette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Make a bow to go behind your rosette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Cut a 1/2 inch by 5 white piece of paper and make your banner shape at the end (see photo) Stamp with the Let It Snow stamp and edge it with the light blue pigment ink. Glue your banner behind your embellishment and glue your rosette and embellishment together. Now glue bow behind your rosette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Glue your bow/rosette about a third down on your clay pot. You’re done!

 

Now you can fill it with those beautiful snowflakes we made in the last tutorial or use fill it up with some pretty glass ornaments.

See you next post!

Christine

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy for Candy Corn

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.

candy corn board pinterest

 

These Candy Corn Soap Cupcakes are from my other blog. I used Candy Corn Fragrance oil….very yummy and no calories.

 

Candy corn cupcake soap

 

 

 

 

How about this cutie in this Candy Corn hat? What a sweetie..From the Etsy Shop MitziKnitz

baby in candy corn hat

 

Go over Hoosier Handmade she’s put together a collections of Candy Corn Cupcakes, Cookies and more!

candy corn treats

 

 

Enjoy this last weekend before Halloween!

Christine

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.

 

Altered Witches Hat Tutorial

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.

Orange and black witch hat
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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 below to make sure everything will go well with each other. When choosing the black paint to paint the rim be sure to get a true black or the deepest black you can, or you’ll be painting several coats.

craft supplies for witches hat

Supplies

1. Cardboard witches hat

2.2 pieces of 11x 14  Scrapbook paper

3.Mod Podge

4. True Black paint

5. Glitter (optional)

6. Sponge brushes (at least two)

7. 18″ of trim

8. Glue gun

9.5-6  Fall leaves or large rosette for top of hat

10. A few embellishments for my hat theme.

 

To make your hat paint the underside and the top rim of your witches hat. Paint about a quarter inch up the hat.

Painted witch hat

Paint the front side of the rim.

Painting Halloween Witch Hate

Paint the underside of your hat.

 

modge podge on paper

Apply a medium layer of Modge Podge on the backside of your paper

 

paper on witches hat

Apply the paper to the hat, trim where needed.

 

place items on hat

place items on hat to see where they will be placed,don’t attache yet.

attach trim on witch hat

Attach trim on hat with glue gun. If desired apply a line of glitter on the outer rim.

 

 

black leaves embellisment

Attach your embellishments to your hat

apply embellisment

Glue your embellishments and add finishing touches

 

 Halloween hat

 

 

 

Kids witch hat

Kids love to make these cute hats! You can even add candy.