Category art

Vellum Wedding Invitations: Elegance is Back

Preparing for your wedding is one of the most exciting, magical… and expensive times of your life! However, one of our favorite things about two people deciding to get hitched, is the incredible excuse to get crafting that it offers! From table decorations to seating plans, favors to invitations… there are just so many opportunities to get creative and immerse yourself in all things craft – plus you can save yourself a small fortune on hiring other professionals to do it for you. In this beautiful DIY wedding invitation project by the talented Vikki Gorham, we take a look at what’s trending this year when it comes to stationery…. vellum wedding invitations are IN! Check out Vikki’s step-by-step instructions below, and learn exactly how you can mass-produce this elegant invitation yourself...

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5 World Book Day Face Painting Ideas with Snazaroo

World Book Day is now a well established event in most school calendars, with many children encouraged to dress up as characters from their favourite book. Snazaroo is keen to join in the celebrations of all things literary by providing 5 easy to follow step by step face painting guides. This year we are focusing on two classic children’s books, sharing tutorials to transform your kids into beloved characters from The Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jungle Book | How to Paint Baloo Bear

Mowgli’s best friend is a sleepy old bear who teaches him the law of the jungle, Learn how to create this classic character in 3 easy steps.

You Will Need How to Paint

1. Using some grey paint, create a mask like in the picture...

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4 Easter Face Painting Ideas with Snazaroo

This is a great way to have fun at any party, the children will enjoy it too. Kids usually just want their faces to look different. Be sure to use a water based paint.

Practice painting on a piece of paper first, have a design in your mind, then when you are painting on a cute face you will have more fun.  You can apply caulk on the child’s face first, to help you paint your designs if you need to. Keep it simple because children don’t like to wait around for very long and it will turn out better. Be sure to have mirrors so the children can see their faces.

Below you will find three examples of paint on a sweet happy face and instructions on how to paint this design. The first face if just fine, as you get better you can go on to the second face then the third...

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St Patrick’s Day Good Luck Charm Necklace

Do you have a good luck charm? We love a good pair of special lucky socks or even a lucky penny, but if you’re looking for a little extra luck this St. Patrick’s Day, you’ll definitely want to try your hand at this colorful good luck charm necklace!St Patrick's Day Lucky Necklace

Create this adorable pastel rainbow of beads, pasta noodles, tassels, bells, and charms to wear around – you’re sure to get lots of compliments, and using green beads will prevent any pinches too! This is a great craft to make with supplies you happen to have on hand, with the special addition of a shamrock-shaped charm if you can! Watch the full how-to video below, and keep reading for tips and tricks for all the luck you need this March!

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what you need:

St Patrick's Day Lucky Necklace

  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set
  • Paintbrush
  • String
  • Scissors
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Dawn Bibby Talks All Things Craft!

We caught up with Dawn Bibby to talk all things craft! Find out exactly where she gets her crafty inspiration from, how she turned her creative passion into a successful career in craft, and what’s in store for the year ahead, and beyond!

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When did you first discover you had a passion for crafting?

My mum was my biggest inspiration. I started crafting with her as a child – knitting, embroidery and drawing . I loved creating, and have many happy memories of the time we spent together when I was growing up.

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What inspired you to turn a creative passion into a business?

My career just evolved from my passion… I really couldn’t image doing anything else ! It was just a natural thing while I was still in college; I started working weekends in a sewing and knitting machine shop, teaching p...

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Wonder Park Peanut the Monkey Cookie Pops

Posted by Cindy  ·  March 12, 2019  ·  Last Updated: March 12, 2019

This post is in partnership with Paramount Pictures. All ideas are my own.

We are excited about the new movie Wonder Park in theaters March 15th. Wonder Park tells a story of a wildly creative girl named June who imagines a magnificent amusement park that comes alive! With the help of fun and lovable park characters, she will have to put the wonder back into the park before it is lost forever. You will love the beautiful animation and positive messages of imagination, creativity
and teamwork.

We think the character Peanut, a monkey who is also the park’s ride maker, the monkey is super cute and couldn’t wait to make these fun monkey pops in celebration!

Get to know Peanut a little better in the pictures below!

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Mix ‘n’ Match Snowman Magnets

Build a snowman (or a snow lady or snow kid) without ever stepping out into the snow! These mix and match magnets are fun to make and even more fun to play with. Create one snow person, then change out a piece or two for a whole new look!

Mix 'n' Match Snowman Magnets

Use these magnets on a magnet board for a fun snowy day activity. Or keep them on your refrigerator so the whole family can join the fun of designing snow people!

Templates for snowman accessories make it easy to jump in, but you can design your own items for the snow people to wear too. Maybe your snowman wants boots, or your snow lady could wear a skirt. They could even have animal ears!

Mix 'n' Match Snowman Magnets

Do you want to build a snowman? They grab some supplies and get started!

what you need:

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Step 1
Paint the front of the discs white...

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Printable Toothless Dragon Craft

Posted by Cindy  ·  February 18, 2019  ·  Last Updated: February 18, 2019

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures.

Do you know a dragon-loving kid? You are in luck because HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is in theaters February 22. Toothless is back with new friends and new adventures, and we are celebrating by making our own paper dragon! A free printable makes it easy!
printable toothless dragon craft

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

how to train your dragon movie poster

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives...

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Artist Trading Coins: The Latest Crafting Craze

Have you heard of artist trading cards? These miniature pieces of art are created and traded around the world! First introduced by Swiss artist, Stirnemann in 1997, the idea of crafting bespoke cards and trading them with other creatives has since taken off in a big way. Today, artist trading card swaps take place in almost every major city in the world, as well as online. But last year, something new emerged – artist trading coins! Similar to artist trading cards, these coins are 2.5-inch circles of mixed media art, designed to be traded. The most important thing about making your artist trading coin is to make it in your own style; it can be very simple or very intricate...

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DIY Glitter Speckled Mugs

If you haven’t already tried Folk Art’s Glitterific Acrylic Paint, get ready to add glitter to everything you own! It’s SO much fun to work with and has an amazing finish.

.DIY Glitter Speckled Mugs

For today’s project, we made this set of decorative mix-and-match glitter speckled mugs, inspired by so many gorgeous handmade ceramics we’ve been admiring lately. No need to get out the potter’s wheel to craft speckled ceramics from scratch – we used a variety of mugs from the dollar store and gave them this quick makeover using just paint!

DIY Glitter Speckled Mugs

We love the glossy, sealed finished on these mugs – you definitely don’t have to worry about losing any glitter! Paint any ceramics you like – we’re planning to display these ones on a shelf with some succulents inside...

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