Tuesday, July 4, 2017

happy 4th everyone!

well, i hope your 4th is more exciting than these dogs...
just be safe, eat a hot dog, and 
have fun celebrating our wonderful country!
(oh and keep your pets safe lol)


Saturday, July 1, 2017

bald eagle fireworks favor

today we continue on with the 
red, white and blue holiday coming up.

only i used a little bit of easter 
in this craft.

well, i guess that's what happens sometimes 
when holidays are ingrained in your brain 
like mine and run into each other
due to the limited brain space going on.

without further ado,
but, still, yet, though, lol,
may i introduce to you a
bald eagle fireworks favor.
it all started when i saw this in my craft room.
jumbo iridescent easter eggs that 
were too pretty to put away
and were gnawing at me to make something, 
anything, outta them.

so i got my brown acrylic paint and 
painted the entire bottom, and 
the lower third for the top as shown.
what she means is that i used an old catalog 
i got in the mail for painting purposes...

then my hubby walks in, sees what you see above, 
and asks why i painted a brown boob.
i'll wait and let you process that...

let's move on.

i had some yellow electrical tape 
not cuz i know what to do with electrical tape besides craft with it, and took to some folding here and there like so:
then i snipped it to form a beak and taped it down.
these old eyeball stickers will work.


lets fill him up.

here i got some of the garland i used for my uncle sam centerpiece i made at my last blog post, 
and got some dollar tree fireworks.
oh yes!
gotta give the eagle some worms.

(i know an eagle is a bird 
but does it even eat worms?)

anyway, i added some detail with a paint pen 
cuz i do know eagles have feathers and wings.
then i adorned the guy with some 4th of july 
twine and a mini cupcake flag i pulled off 
of a cupcake pick.
here's where you can write down the recipient's name on the flag if you want (or not)
and then this will happen:
first you gotta grab some more dollar tree garland 
and make a nest for him to rest on the holiday table.

only thing left is to tell everyone 
the egg came first and 
not the chicken eagle!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

uncle sam centerpiece

so i was at the dollar tree today
buying some cheap batteries when 
i spotted a few things. 
so at the end of the day, i made this for 3 bucks.

an uncle sam centerpiece.
so this is what i bought:
and i grabbed by paint pens.
inspired by this clip art,
i got to work.
then i cut a triangle out of 
shiny cardstock to fit in the vase.
and i shoved it in like so:
then for the next steps, 
i...dang i'm tired...

can i just show you the rest 
of the tute with pics?

uncle sam says go right ahead cuz 
it's a free country!
okey dokey.

ok next time, i won't talk so much ;)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

firecracker sparkler favors

rah rah rah!
sis boom bah!

no, this isn't cheerleading time, it's 
firecracker sparkler time!
ok don't ask what the cheering 
has to do with this craft,
i guess the boom part is what got me.

anyway, speaking of getting, 
get these to make some:
the cupcake kits come from marshall's and/or homegoods.
i am forever buying cupcake kits and 
never making cupcakes 
but instead using them for other stuff like this. 

i think the cashier ladies think otherwise though,
especially when they see my major thighs. lol

anyway, let's move along, 
as these are pretty simple to make and 
also make a big impact, i hope.

i originally used these bags 
but after doing so, 
realized they weren't that necessary.

anyway, did you know sparkler boxes fit 
perfectly in pretzel rod bags?
well, now you do. 

anyway, you can skip the bag part but 
here's the rest of the tute for ya.
tape the cardstock around the box. 
fold the top of the bag down inside the cardstock.

now pick a liner,
i picked the striped one here:
next take the star picks in the kit and 
poke thru the cardstock to place.
use 3 stars per firecracker.
now take 3 picks from the 
other cupcake kit and do this:
i made a red, silver, and blue one
cuz i didn't have white shiny paper.
but i actually like the silver better anyway.

you think the kids' eyes will sparkle 
when they see these?
hopefully so, 
unlike my kids who are so used to my shenanigan creations 
that i'd have to light a fire under
their bottoms to impress them. lol
or maybe i should just use a firecracker?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

donut placemats

wanna see something fun?
something i meant to show you on June 2nd,
which was national donut day?

ok so i know i'm a little slow but hey,
make these donut placemats anyway!
maybe we can say i am just super duper early for 
national donut day 2018?
how 'bout a tute instead?
ok here we go again!
grab these 99 cent/piece round placemats at ikea.
i grabbed 4.

next use whatever acyrlic paint you want and 
3D fabric paint pens.
then start to bake make your donut.
i added a little darker color to add some dimension.
then i outlined the donut with a black paint pen.
and added the 3D sprinkles.

ta da! donut done.
next up is a giant jelly bean sprinkle looking thing or 
multi colored worms on a chocolate mat.
then a donut that comes in contact with a wet shaking unicorn.
and last here's one that anyone with a steady hand can do.
allow to dry overnite and there ya be.

all you need is a cup of coffee with these.
and maybe a reminder to get it together in time 
for national donut day 2018?