Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kids' Cards

These Sesame Street character cards are very simple to make, as you only need a few tools.
I used 2 different sizes of circle punches for the eyes for Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Oscar the Grouch. For the others I used an oval punch for the white but a circle for the pupils (black). The Noses are also the oval punch. Hair and mouths are all drawn free hand and cut. Oscar's tongue is a heart punch. See, simple! If you need more exact directions email me...I also can always put these together as a kit for you too. Make a card for your favorite little person and make his or her day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Storage Ideas

I found these plastic jars in Target's dollar spot....what a great idea to store buttons, scraps of ribbon, etc. I grabbed myself a couple of these for my shelves in my crafting area.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mummy Can

I know it seems early, but I always like to get a jump on my project for the holidays, whether it be for the fall or Christmas. Once the school schedule starts, I know my schedule gets busy and my stack of "to do" projects gets harder to tackle. This Mummy Can is so cute and very easy to make. I bought the smaller, empty paint can at Home Depot for a few dollars. All I did was wrapped gauze around the can and secured it with glue. I punched out circles for his eyes. I tucked the eyes into the gauze but used glue to adhere them to the gauze to make them secure. To finish him off I sponged some brown ink on the gauze to make him look aged. I like to fill these cans with candy, cookies, or some sort of goodies for neighbors, friends, teachers, etc at Halloween...a simple, cute gift, that even the kids can help make!