Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Target Bag Flowers

What do you do with all those holiday shopping bags?  Make flowers with them, of course!

Plastic Bag Flowers

Materials needed
Plastic bags, color for flowers and green
Cotton swab

Cut cotton swab and straw in half. Cut green bag into ½” x 6” pieces. For each flowers, cut a 6” square of plastic bag. Fold in half. Fold in half, again forming a square.  Place cotton swab in center of square with swab end up and twist plastic bag around it. Place in straw. Cut around plastic bag to form circle. Tie leaf strip around straw.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What a sweet way to remember a special year (or occasion) with this adorable time capsule you make yourself!

FYI - this project is from the Aleene's Creative Living archives so some products may not be available. Substitute good quality products and you'll create a great project.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wood Burning Projects

Was your New Year's resolution to organize your recipes, control your kid's treasures or frame your favorite photos?  Do it in a unique and very personal way with wood burned words.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Decorate a Piggy Bank

Is one of your new year's resolutions to save money?  Even those pennies and nickels add up.  Here's an adorable way for anyone and everyone in the family to save in a creative way.

What You'll Need
Piggy bank
Napkin, one with a fun print
White glue
Brush, wide
Paint for detail, optional

How to Make It
1.  Remove the non-printed plys of the napkin and discard.
2.  Cut out designs from napkin.
3.  Brush glue in the area where you'll place one piece of napkin.  Place napkin piece over glue. Brush with glue.  Continue with all pieces. Let dry.
4.  If desired, add details like eyes and nose with paint.