Friday, December 16, 2016

Mini Paper Stockings - Gift Card Holders

New tutorial! Create these mini paper stockings, which can hold gift cards or other small gifts!



Here are the patterns:






Saturday, December 10, 2016

DIY Mini Gingerbread House Snow Globe!

New tutorial! Create this mini gingerbread house out of paper, and place it into a snow globe (or, in this case, a faux globe - there's no water in it) filled with glitter!




Here is the pattern you'll need to make the house:

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Click here or the video below to watch the tutorial :)





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mini Paper Christmas Tree!

New tutorial! Today we're creating a mini Christmas tree out of crepe paper and wire! This isn't a quick project, but it is really cute!



Click here or the video below to watch the tutorial :)







Crepe Paper Pointsettias!

New tutorial! Learn to create a Pointsettia flower out of crepe paper!


To watch the tutorial, click here or the video below :)





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

DIY Advent Calendar - Countdown to Christmas!

New tutorial! This week we're creating this advent calendar! Count down to Christmas by turning over one card each day, starting on December 1st. On Christmas, turn over the last card and the complete picture is revealed!



A photo or message can be placed inside each card, such as a bible verse, a fun activity idea, etc.


Please click the link above or the video below to watch.






Friday, October 28, 2016

Favorite Free Fonts - October 2016

Here is a list of my current favorite free fonts that I use in my projects. As of when this was posted, these fonts are all free and can be used for commercial use! Links to download each font are below.



Links:













If you have any favorite free fonts, feel free to share them in the comments below! I'd love to hear what yours are! Also, these fonts are free - but I'm sure the authors would appreciate a donation if you have change to spare. Most of these links have a way to donate to the font creator if you'd like to.



Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Paper Gingerbread House

New tutorial! Learn how to create this Halloween themed paper gingerbread house!




Here are the patterns you'll need to create it (make sure to print these at full size - 8x10):

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Friday, October 14, 2016

DIY Pumpkin Diorama + Free Patterns!

New tutorial! Shows how to create a pumpkin diorama with a miniature haunted house in it!




Pumpkin dioramas are very popular this year and they are so fun to make! You can really get creative with these. If you don't want to do any carving (or minimal-carving), this is a great pumpkin decorating idea!

Here are patterns (make sure to print these at full size - 8x10):

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Materials (and where I got them):
•fake pumpkin (from Michaels, with the opening pre-cut)
•patterns at the link above
•Xacto knife or scissors with sharp point
•card stock or construction paper in multiple colors
•glue stick
•hot glue (Walmart)
•black spanish moss (JoAnns)
•firefly lights or a led tealight (Hobby Lobby)
•mini pumpkins (Hobby Lobby)
•pebbles (from my garden)




Thursday, October 13, 2016

Polymer Clay Maple Leaf Earrings

New tutorial! Shows how to create these maple leaf post earrings out of polymer clay!



Here is the leaf pattern (print this page at full size - 8x10):


Please click here or the video below to watch!





Friday, September 23, 2016

DIY Arm Knit Infinity Scarf

This tutorial is from last year, but never got posted here. Arm knitting is really popular again, and it is actually super easy to do! It doesn't matter if you don't know how to knit - you can make this.




In this video, I'll be going over:
-how to cast on
-how to knit
-how to cast off / bind off
-how to stitch the 2 ends together to form the infiniti scarf

Before stitching the ends together to create an infiniti scarf, mine measured 34" Long x 12.5" Wide. It is 15 stitches wide.

Tips:

*Keep in mind, a very bulky, heavy-weight yarn definitely works best for this project. You can try it with other types of yarn, but you'll get a different effect than what is shown here.

*If you have a scarf you like the length/width of, measure it and use it as a guide for this.






Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wax Resist Birthday Card

New tutorial! This one shows how to create this wax resist watercolor birthday card!


Anyone can create this card, even if you have no experience with watercolor. It is super simple and quick to make! 

Materials I used:
  • Very light colored heavy weight paper (white works great, too!)
  • Purple card stock
  • Prismacolor colored pencil, in white (crayons will also work)
  • Loew Cornell Watercolor Cakes 
  • Pentel Aquash Water Brush: buy here - affiliate (a regular paint brush is fine, too)





Saturday, August 20, 2016

DIY Dog & Cat Bookmarks!

This week's video shows how to create these cute dog and cat bookmarks!




You'll need to print and cut out these pieces:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

5 Cute DIY School Supplies Ideas!

This week's video shows these 5 cute ways to decorate school supplies!


In this video, there are four different ways to decorate a notebook, folder, composition book, or binder, and a way to decorate mechanical pencils and pens. 



Related post:

DIY School Supplies 2015



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DIY Ombre Shoes (Non-Dip Dye Method)



This week's project are these ombre dyed shoes. This uses an easy non-dip dye method, instead using a spray bottle! Click here or the video below to watch the tutorial.


DIY Ribbon Flag



This week's project is this hanging flag, made out of ribbon. Click here or click the video below to watch the tutorial!



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Golf Themed Pop-Up Card

This week's project is a pop-up golf themed card, which you can make for your dad or grandpa for Father's Day!



Here are the patterns you'll need:

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Simple Teacher Appreciation Card

Summer break is almost here! This week's project is this simple teacher appreciation card, so you can say thank you to your teacher for a great year!



Here are the printables you'll need to make this card:




I printed this one (below) onto brown card stock, but you could also print it onto white paper and color it in.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pop-Up Butterfly Card

This week's project is this pop-up butterfly card you can make for your mom or grandma for Mother's Day!



Here are the patterns:

You'll need to cut:

  • 2 wings
  • 5 flowers
  • 5 stars
  • 1 tag
  • 1 oval
  • 6 circles - just ignore that smaller circle, and the use the bigger one for all of them.

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Feel free to ask a question if you need to!

-Sarah

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cut Paper Mother's Day Card

This week's project is this cut paper Mother's Day card!


You'll need a steady hand and sharp Xacto knife for this project, and if you're not an adult, please ask one to help you!

Here is the pattern:




Here is the print out, which you can glue onto the front, instead:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easy Easter Basket (No Weaving)


This week's project is up a little early! It is a really simple paper Easter basket, which unlike my other basket videos, requires no weaving. It is really quick to make and uses less paper :)



Here are the patterns you'll need. If you can't print, you can make your own patterns by creating two 5"x 5" (12.7 cm) squares. On one of them, add a 1/2" (1.27 cm) tab on three of the sides.






Saturday, March 12, 2016

Easter Basket Card Tutorial

New video! We're creating this Easter basket card :)

The Easter egg in the front can be taken out of the basket and opened up to reveal a message!


Here are the patterns you'll need:

(To print: move your mouse over it, click the "Pop-out" icon in the upper right corner,
then click the print icon in the top center of the page.)

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Materials I used:






Feel free to comment if you have any questions :)

-Sarah


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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Clover & Flower Wire Rings

A new video went up today! We're creating this 4 leaf clover ring and this flower ring.


These rings are made the same way - the flower ring just has an extra loop of wire, 
which makes it a little more difficult to make. 

Materials:

  • 20 gauge wire
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • Optional: needle nose pliers

DIY Marker Board + Chalkola Review

A new video is up! We're creating this DIY calendar board out of a picture frame.


I also had a chance to try out Chalkola's chalk markers and labels, 
and did a review of them in this video!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

DIY Simple Pop-up Birthday Card

A new tutorial is up! This time we're creating a really simple pop-up birthday cake card.


This project is really easy and quick to make, so it would be
 especially great for kids to make or if you're short on time.

Materials:
  • cardstock
  • scrapbook paper
  • hot glue
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • puffy paint (optional)





You may also like:

DIY Pop-Up Birthday Cake Card

DIY Wax Resist Watercolor Birthday Card

Friday, February 5, 2016

Paper Heart Basket

New video! Today we're creating this heart shaped basket out of paper!


You'll need:
  • paper
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • paper cutter or ruler and pencil

Here is the heart pattern:


To print it, click the pop out button in the upper right corner. 
Make sure to print it at the paper size 8x10.

Monday, January 25, 2016

DIY Snowflake Bunting/Garland

New video! Shows how to create this snowflake bunting/garland!


Where I live, winter is really cold, snowy, and cloudy, 
so it's nice to put up some decorations to brighten winter up a little!


Mini Birthday Cake Gift Box

New video! Shows how to create this mini birthday cake gift box!


You can fill it with candy, a gift, or a written message. You could also make it into a cake themed for other occasions, such as Mother's day, Father's day, etc.