Craft Ideas and Tips for Parties, Decor and some just for FUN. This page also acts as a guide to other crafts through out this site broken down by what they are made of instead of Themes.
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Last Updated 8/26/21
Dollar Tree Wagon
This is a really cute easy display or centerpiece. (No it does not roll) Put kids toys in it or kitchen items or gnomes. I think I'm going to put some apples and maybe a Fake Bake Pie in mine.
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Hanging File Folders are great for organizing felt and other materials
I rescued the cabinet (it might have been a shoe rack) My sister made me a butcher block top and I painted it with chalkboard paint. I made the boxes from cardboard I duct taped together to get the sizes I wanted. I covered them with burlap on the outside and felt on the inside. Added cheap cabinet knobs I got from Menards. I then stenciled some of them to label what's inside. This replaces the "junk drawer" and is the most used item in my house.
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Making Crafts with Burlap is really popular right now. However I am constantly amazed when buying burlap how many clerks do not know how to cut it properly. Burlap has a large weave and will unravel easily. That weave often shifts. So that 1/2 yard you purchased may only have 12" of usable fabric if it is simply measured with the yard stick and cut.
A lot of times you need the burlap to stand up. I use Mod Podge to stiffen fabric however a Craft or Elmers Glue can be used to. There are lots of different opinions about the ratio between water and glue. I prefer a watery mixture, so the fabric is a little more pliable when it dries. Just keep in mind the more Mod Podge/ Glue you use the Stiffer the fabric will be.
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How to CORRECTLY
Measure and Cut Burlap
If you measure burlap with a yardstick and simply cut like regular fabric you will NOT get a square piece.
To get a squared piece tug on a string from the side at the point you want to cut
Pull that string completely out of the fabric, leaving a guideline
Cut along your guideline
For carrot greens above I used a 30% Mod Podge/70% water mixture. I also added a little bit of green paint cause I wanted my burlap darker
Trash to Treasures
Spaghetti Sauce Jars
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to their Page
Coffee Creamers can become Fun animals
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to their Page
This cat was made from a Frosting Container
Decorate a Glass Jar and place popsicle sticks with "Ideas" on them. Have the kids draw one when they are bored. All Present MUST participate
Swear Jar With a Twist
Swear Jars have been around since I was a kid. (Yes I am OLD) Everyone knows about the concept .. An adult says a bad word in front of a child and they pay. I had the kids draw pictures associated with "No Bad Words" (or in our case No Bad "Woreds") and together we Mod Podged them unto a jar. Not unique concept or even one of our more cleverly designed crafts. However ...
Here's the Twist
Between Music, TV, Videos and YouTube being everywhere, trying to supervise what kids are exposed to is getting more difficult. So yes the adults pay if they say a bad word BUT if the child is caught watching or listening to something that has bad words in it and they don't change the channel, switch the video etc. MONEY COMES OUT.
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