Thursday, December 14, 2017

Crafty Girl ideas for Planners

Hey there - have you gotten on the PLANNER rage - it’s basically a new creative way to keep a calendar and not the wall hanging kind. 

I personally have 3 or 5 going at one time. One to jot my crap in and serve as a reminder, one to decorate and share on social media, and one that is an actual wall calendar type for the family to see and a few others for back up (wink wink) 

Be warned it is so addicting and here see so so so many cool supplies in stores and even more online. I girl could go broke buying all the variations of goodies to add to your planner!!! 

The next couple of posts I will be sharing some super cheap but super cute planner supplies that won’t break the bank and if you get super good you can make some, package them and give hem to your fellow planner friends. 

Let’s get started - I spent 2 dollars on these supplies from the dollar tree and some gifted extra large paper clips plus I used felt I had on hand and my glue gun.

It’s pretty simple really just take off the rosette from the paper hanger and remove the pop dot and add some glue 

Then add a small cut out of felt to cover up the ugly! 

 Finish off the other rosettes the same way and you can even add some smaller clips to make more of a variation and really could these be any cuter? 

 And in case your wondering how they look in a planner - they look fabulous!!! 

Wouldn’t these make a fun gift or even a hostess gift at your next craft party. Let me know if you try it out!

Happy crafting 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi again, I took a much needed break from crafting after my last show of the season.
Birthdays in our house....

This year we told our girls (14 & 16) that they could choose money or gifts for their birthday. My youngest daughter chose money and wanted to go to Melrose in Hollywood to do some shopping. My oldest daughter decided she wanted presents. She also asked for something fancy as a centerpiece for her party table. 

I had been seeing some fun ideas on line and the one that caught my eye was customizing clear christmas ornaments with paint. So my next obstacle was finding a tree - small enough and cute enough to put in the center of her table.

I found a small white tree at the 99 cent store and then started to look for clear ornaments - they had plenty of the big 4 inch ornies at the dollar tree and some smaller ones at michaels and while that probably would have looked ok - I wanted something smaller and low and behold on a recent trip to Walmart I found the cutest tiny embellished ornaments - they were embossed with silver accents.

Here are the ingredients for the cutest little ornie you ever will make

The cool thing about this idea is that you can customize these ornies to any color scheme or for any celebration

First step - is to squeeze some  acrylic paint into the ornie - then swirl the ornament around to move the paint...

 then pour the extra into a small cup..let it drain upside down on a plate

and continue on with the other colors 
p.s. the paint bottles were 50 cents at Walmart also

and look how pretty when they are done...I think the silver accents really make them look vintage and more fun.

while the lighting is not to good--- here is the finished ornaments on the tree

and another up close shot of the tree...I added some super soft and squishy little characters that my daughter loves to collect.

another shot in a bit better light

oh and in case you were wondering if she liked it 

She LOVED it!

Share if you make some ornaments similar to these..

Happy Crafting