Thursday, January 31, 2013
I love socks, especially kooky knee high ones. If you want to know the way to my heart buy me some socks. Nothing says I love you and Happy Valentine's Day like toasty toes. The trick is how to give a pair of socks and make it look cute and festive. Today for I Love to Create I'm gonna show you how to do just that.
Glasses and bottles
This part is super easy. Roll your sock over your glass or bottle. Thanks Design Sponge for the great idea! At this point you can fill your vase with anything you want. Lollipops, roses or cupcake liner flowers. Lemme show you what I did.
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Baxter, my right hand crafty man and I gathered up our supplies and got busy. There are a million tutorials online for making flowers out of cupcake liners. I just sorted twisted and glued to the top of my stick. I added the occasional pom pom for good measure.
Make a little card or floral pick that says something catchy like "Valentine - We Make a Great Pair!". Give to your loved one and watch their heart melt and feet warm up
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
An old shirt(bigger the better!)
All done! I LOVE In-n-Out. Do you think they'd give me a free burger with this bag?! Think of how many burgers I could fit in this bag...Worth a shot!!! :)
Sunday, January 27, 2013
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
I love flocking. From fabric with texture to nodding chihuahuas in a rear window - flocking makes my heart flutter. The kids and I have been dabbling in sand art lately and that is when I had the idea to flock with sand. I have Valentine's Day tunnel vision so today for I Love to Create I grabbed a kitschy deer I had on hand and got to flocking.
Aleene's Tacky Glue
This project is super easy. First up paint your figurine with glue. While the glue is still wet sprinkle on your sand.
Once your glue is dry shake off your excess sand. I went in and added glue polka dots that I sprinkled with hot pink sand.
When your glue is dry display with pride! I can't wait to flock more figurines!
Pop over to BlogHer to read all about how to make a terrarium with sand art.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Let's give all our friends "a hand" (pun intended) for helping us out with this fun project. Now, go check out their sites and get insanely inspired to Cre8time for your own personal artistic passion.
1. Make the Cre8time declaration on your hands and have someone snap a pic! Post your pic on the Cre8time Facebook page and on your own Facebook page wall. Instagram or blog it as well. And be sure to share the Cre8time.org web page with your friends when you show it off.
iLoveToCreate DIY Cupcake Wrapper Flower Valentine's Wreath
Isn't it Romantic?
Miss Avalon was recovering from being sick and catching up on a mountain of homework, so with her approval and input, Miss Margot made a cupcake wrapper flower Valentine's wreath! I'm feeling the love for Valentine's Day this year, how about you? Taking the holiday decor down is horribly depressing, but how about cheering things up with a festive 'Isn't It Romantic' DIY Valentine's Wreath?
What say you? Shall we?
Making these cupcake wrapper peonies is so fun and they're so pretty, you can hardly tell they started out as cupcake wrappers! The key is using white glassine cupcake wrappers, the non-stick coating and translucence make them easy to scrunch and form and with a little scrunching and effort, they take to dyes and inks and glitter beautifully. I have only just begun making these flowers, and now you can too!
Tulip Glitter Bond and Tulip Fashion Glitter. (My studio was cold, your adhesive should be more runny and less chunky! Dip your pouncer in the Glitter Bond, then into the glitter and gently dab on the edges of your Peonies. Allow this to dry!