It’s time for Craft Lightning again! I love quick and easy crafts and there are some great ones that can be done in 15 minutes or less. The theme of this Craft Lightning is Mother’s Day! As a mother, I love getting little handmade gifts from my boys.
For my Craft Lightning craft, I did a Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark using Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower die (which I am obsessed with) and Kunin Felt!
12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Violet Sky, (1) Olive, (1) Candy Pink
Ellison/Sizzix Die Cut Machine with cutting pads
Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower and Leaf dies from Sizzix
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
How to make it:
Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.
Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.
Glue a button to the center of the flower.
Using a marker, write a little note on the popsicle stick.
Now you have a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift!
I hope you liked my Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark!
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It’s time for the Valentine’s Day Craft Lightning series! And since I’m obsessed with banners lately, this was an easy one for me! It really takes less than 15 minute and even the kids can help out with it.
Felt Glue (I use Beacon’s)
Clothespins (I like the medium sized ones)
Step 1: Using the Big Shot machine and dies, I cut all of my pieces. Lori Whitlock’s Banner die is my favorite die ever, especially with the banner craze that I have right now!!!! I also love Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Alphabet! The Sizzix Wavy Frame is so versatile! I cut the frame out in two different felt colors.
Step 2: Lay your design out. At first, I wasn’t going to add the inside of the frame piece, but then I decide to. I like it! Once you have it laid out the way you want it, glue it all down. I glued the frames down first and then added the letters.
Step 3: Let it dry and then add it to your jute rope using clothes pins. Then hang it up! Another option is to cut small cuts into the top of your felt banner and then slide it onto the jute rope. I like the clothespins, simply for the fact that I like to make banners for different occasions and I can just switch them out! I love to use Command Strips to hang up my banners. They are easy to remove and you can put them wherever you want!
I hope you like this adorable LOVE banner made from Kunin Felt.
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Yay! It’s Craft Lightning time again! And this one is Christmas and Holiday crafts! Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! Especially now that I have kids! This Mason Jar Lid Fabric Wreath could even be done with the kids! Materials:
Mason Jar Lid
Ad-tech Hot Glue Gun
Holly Berries (I got these from A.C. Moore)
The steps for this Mason Jar Lid Fabric Wreath are pretty easy! And it only took about 15 minutes to do! Step 1 – Cut your fabric into strips. I just did a rough cut making the strips about 10 inches long and .75 – 1 inch wide. Step 2 – Fold the pieces in half. Step 3 – Place the folded strip under the lid. Step 4 – Feed the lose ends through the folded end and pull tight. Step 5 – Trim your wreath to your liking! I trimmed my wreath so that it wasn’t so big. Step 6 – Remove the berries from the stem. Sept 7 – Hot glue the berries onto the wreath! Parents, do this if you are doing this project with the kids.
I added a piece of ribbon to hang it on the tree!
I hope you enjoyed my Mason Jar Lid Fabric Wreath!
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It’s time for Craft Lightning again and I had the chance to join in the fun! For the Halloween 2016 Craft Lightning, I made this quick Accordion Circle Pumpkin Banner! I love making Accordion circles! They are so fun, easy and are perfect for decorating!
Using scrapbook paper that I got at A.C.Moore, I cut my paper down to 3 inch strips. Then, using my paper scoring kit, I scored both sides, alternating every half inch. After the scoring was done, I created the accordion fold.
Because you need a way to hold the accordion fold down and together, I cut circles from the same paper. I also cut my pumpkin face pieces from black paper. To put together the accordion circle, I first glued the ends of paper together, creating a circle. A hot glue gun works best for this. Once the ends were glued together, I laid it on its side and pressed down, causing the middle opening to close and the paper to lay flat. Using my hot glue gun, I glued a circle in the center of the front and the back of my accordion circle. Then I glued the eyes, nose and mouth to each accordion circle!
Once all of my pumpkins were created, I added a piece of green paper for the stem and clipped it to a piece of burlap string using little black clothespins! It’s perfect for my mantel. You could create different faces for each one or you could make more accordion circles and add letters. You could make them bigger or smaller, depending on what you want to do with them!
I hope you like my Accordion Circle Pumpkin Banner!
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Now that Mother’s Day is behind us, Father’s Day is right around the corner! Check out this easy and adorable key chain for dad to carry with him every day! Using Shrink Film that I purchased at ACMoore, I let my boys write their names and a little saying and draw little pictures just for dad!
Once they were finished, I cut them out, leaving just a little extra film in one spot so that I could punch a hole to attach it to the key chain. I just used a regular hole punch to punch the hole.
You definitely want to make sure that you punch your holes before you put it in the oven for shrinking! Take a look at the before and after photos. It just amazes me how much they shrink!
Once they were cooled, I used jump rings, round nose pliers and a key chain to put my Father’s Day key chain together!
I love how this key chain turned out and can’t wait to give it to my amazing husband!
Hope you like this Shrink Film Father’s Day Key Chain!
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Need a quick DIY project to keep kids busy? Well, these Painted Door Signs are perfect for a quick DIY project for kids. They will love having their own personalized signs on their bedroom doors!
Pieces of wood
Sticky Letters or other sticky designs
Screw eyes (two for each sign)
Yarn or other string
First, the wood pieces were painted with a base color. Think about what color you want your letters to be! That is the color that you want for the base.
Using my Sizzix Big Shot and Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Sizzix Dies, I cut out each letter of my children’s names.
Once the base color was dry, I let them place the letters where they wanted after removing the backing. Making sure the letters were pressed down nicely, it was time to paint over the letters! When the paint was dry or at least close to being dry, I removed the letters with a pair of tweezers.
We let the signs dry completely. Then I screwed in the screw eyes and attached a piece of yarn to them. The boys were so excited to have their very own DIY Door Signs with their names on it!!!
This project took about 15 minutes excluding the drying process! It was super easy and fun and it kept the kids busy!
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! These ShrinkFilm “Love” Earrings are perfect for the day of LOVE! They were super easy and turned out super cute!
Using my Sizzix Eclips2 and ShrinkFilm that I purchased from A.C.Moore, I cut out a bunch of hearts. The Eclips2 was so quick at cutting all of the hearts and they were all the same size!
Using just a regular hole punch, I went ahead and punched my holes, only one per heart. Then I used a Sharpie permanent marker to draw an outline and the word Love. Next it was time to put my hearts into the toaster oven and watch them shrink. It amazes me every time that it only takes 2-3 minutes for it to shrink!
I keep a stash of earrings and jump rings in my supplies. Using my round nose pliers, I added my jump rings (two to each heart) and placed them on my earrings.
I love how they came out and I hope you like them too! This cute pair of earrings took all of 15 minutes (maybe a little less) and they are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Click here to check out a matching bracelet!
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It’s Craft Lightning time again! And this time it’s a 15 minute Christmas craft! This super easy and super quick Felt Christmas Tree is an awesome little decoration for the mantel or even the middle of your kitchen table! Supplies:
FloraCraft Styrofoam Cone
Hot Glue Gun
Rotary Cutter and Cutting Board
First, I did a quick cut of some felt, cutting it into strips. Then I did a super quick cut of triangles. Folding the triangles in thirds, I added a pin and then stuck it right into the styrofoam. I started it at the bottom and worked my way up.
Using my Pom Poms and my hot glue gun, I added the green, red and white pom pons to cover the pins and added a couple of more to fill in the gaps!
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Hope you like this quick Felt Christmas Tree!
I’m so excited to be joining 15 minute Craft Lightning again! The theme for this Craft Lightning by The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts and 100 Directions is Halloween! My 15 minute craft was inspired by my awesome friend Laura Kelly!
If you are like me, you probably have paint chips lying around in your house! These orange, black and brown ones were perfect for these quick and super easy Paint Chip Pumpkins!
All you have to do is create your little pumpkin with the paint chips, goggly eyes, ribbon and glue (I used Aleene’s!) and stick it right on to your blank card! And then write you a spooky little note inside!
The same was done here using a cute little brown paper party bag! Perfect for Halloween Party Goody Bags! Inside this little party bag are a few little Halloween Lollipops from Lollipics!
Hope you liked these cute little Paint Chip Pumpkin Card and Bag decorations! These are quick and easy and perfect for the little ones to do!
Need a quick wedding craft to brighten up the bride and grooms chair at the wedding reception? These Mr. and Mrs. Seat Back Wedding Wreaths are quick, easy and adorable! Materials:
Two foam wreaths (I used FloraCraft Make It Fun Wreath Rings)
Wooden Letters (I picked these up at A.C. Moore)
Tulle Krylon ColorMaster – Sea Glass
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
So that it would be dry in time for adding them to my wreaths, I spray painted my letters first.
Then, with the help of my craft loving five year old, Benjamin, I wrapped the foam wreath rings with the burlap ribbon and hot glued the end to keep it from unraveling.
Once my letters were dry, I hot glued them together, slighting overlapping the letters.
Once the letters were glued together, I took a strip of tulle that was about 6-8 feet long and folded it in half to find the center. Once I had the center, I hot glued my letters to the tulle. I only attached the “Mrs” on the “R” and both the “M” and “R” of the “Mr” to the tulle. I then laid the letters and tulle over the wreath and wrapped the tulle around the wreath near the top. Once I was happy with the placement of the letters, I wrapped it around the chair and tied it to secure the wreaths to the chairs!
I love how these turned out! And they are actually on their way to a beach wedding this upcoming weekend!
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Until next time……