Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath
This wreath used two 42 egg packages

Tutorial at I am Only 1 Woman Blog

"This fun Easter Egg wreath was so much fun to make with my daughter.  She LOVED hot gluing all the eggs.   I even let go of my OCDness for a minute and didn't care so much where each egg went.  I have had all of the supplies for this wreath for a couple of weeks but finally had time to sit down and help my daughter make it".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Flared Skirt
Custom size a fun flared skirt

Tutorial at The Chilly Dog Blog

"I am always excited when somebody requests a custom project. It makes me extra happy when it's my own child. Her request, a superhero skirt with her favorite Marvel characters. Apparently she had seen the fabric on one of our recent trips to Jo-Ann.  The skirt hangs 17 1/2 inches from the waist and the pattern can be modified to fit just about anyone. I used 100% cotton quilting fabric. There are so many color and pattern choices available, you are sure to find the perfect print whether it's princesses, ponies or superheros".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Put an Easter Message in an Egg
Gift the decorated egg in a pretty box

Tutorial at One O Blog

"First thing we’ll need to do is empty the eggshell and put the message inside it. To clean it make two holes at the ends of the egg: one should be bigger, one very small. Making the holes isn’t so easy, I had to try several times as the pin kept going in different directions (you know, the egg is rounded!)  You might want to help yourself with blutac to keep the pin in place".... Read more

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Soft Book Easter Basket
Handmade book for interactive play

Tutorial at Joy's Jots and Whatnots Blog

"I used scrap pieces of fabric with a layer of dense, thin batting in between layers.  Just happened to have the brown loose weave fabric for the basket. Perfect.  The rick rack is a very old package from my Momma's stash. You can tell how old it is by the price".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Play Dough
Recipe makes long lasting and soft dough

Tutorial at Sisters What Blog

"Do you have a love/hate relationship with play dough? do you love that your kids love it but hate that it is so messy? Well this play dough recipe is for you.  After multiple of attempts of making homemade play dough, I have finally found a favorite recipe. The usual standard homemade recipe was fine, but this current one is great".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Decorate Candies with Bunny Faces
Too cute and whip up in no time

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"These little Ferrero Rocher Easter Bunnies are popping their heads up out of their holes just in time for Easter! They make cute place settings, are nice little party favors and would even be fun glued onto napkin rings. I also love that this is a candy adults enjoy as well as kids. They're super simple so why not make like bunnies and whip up a bunch of these to share with everyone".... Read more

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Pyramid Egg Warmer
Choose fabric scraps from your stash for this quick project

Tutorial at Easy Patchwork Blog

"Are you looking for that perfect little quick gift for someone especially for a birthday or Christmas? How about this adorable pyramid egg warmer that will cheer anyone up. It even makes a quick addition to your Easter table. Here is a tutorial that will show you how to make the cutest egg wrap from triangles in less than one hour".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Layered Ruffle Skirt
Good way to use up trim from your stash

Tutorial at I am Only 1 Woman Blog

"I love all things ruffle.  Seriously....LOVE.  Especially when those ruffles are on little girls.  There is nothing better in the world.  Last weekend I caught up on all my etsy orders (which is a first in such a long time it was a weird feeling)  and had promised my 2 older girls that I would make them a skirt.  I didn't know exactly what I would make them, but my drawer of remnant ruffle fabric pieces was over flowing and driving me NUTS".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Paint Wooden Eggs
Detailed folk motifs on wooden eggs for Easter

Tutorial at Untrendy Life Blog

"It is no secret that I love Hungarian folk art. I have always admired painted Easter eggs with our folk motifs. Aren't these gorgeous? Clearly mine do not come even near the ones above. I lack the skills and patience.  However, I really wanted to try to make some and did not feel confident that I could paint straight on the wooden eggs I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I was not even sure I could manage to draw the designs onto the curved eggs. I knew I could draw better on flat surface, so I had to try a couple different things to make it work".... Read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make Jumbo Paper Mache Eggs
Decorate with large colored eggs you make yourself

Tutorial at Joyful Daisy Blog

"This is a wonderful project for three awesome reasons… 1. It is great to do with kids. 2. You don’t need a whole lot of supplies and what you do need doesn’t cost much. 3. The finished project is so fun to decorate with! So gather your kiddos, gather your supplies and get ready to make some awesome jumbo paper mache eggs".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Zippered Cosmetic Bag
Boxed corners make it surprisingly roomy

Tutorial at Hannah in the House Blog

"A seamstress I am not. However when given such a stunning bundle of Heal’s Fabrics and a challenge to create anything I want, I quickly dusted off the sewing machine and got cracking ... My aim is to show that crafting can be easy and you don’t have to be too precise. When I’m given too many craft rules I get bored and down tool, the making of this cosmetic bag is really easy and the end result is really impressive".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Bunny Ears for a Barbie Doll
Simple, last minute craft

Tutorial at Happier that a Pig in Mud Blog

"Sometimes the easiest things bring the biggest smiles... These Last Minute Super Simple Bunny Ears for Barbie would be so cute tucked inside a plastic egg, or they're a great project to have the girls make for themselves. It's a fast craft that only requires the plastic ring from a water bottle for the headband and pipe cleaners for the ears. Of course you could make them fancier and maybe glue a little pink to the center of each ear (you know I'm thinking glitter) but I wanted to keep it as quick and easy as possible, especially if you have several Barbies to help get ready for Easter".... Read more

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Polka Dot Easter Bucket
Use see-through buckets for Easter treats

Tutorial at About Family Crafts Blog

"While shopping for Easter treats, I was trying to find something fun to fill with Easter goodies for my grandkids but I wasn’t having much luck. I wanted something cute but also something small because they are all still pretty young and I didn’t want to give them too much candy. I figured that day will come soon enough!  I didn’t have much luck. I should know better by now… I usually get a picture of what I want in my mind so then it is nearly impossible to find something. That is the main reason I make so much stuff. Once I got home from shopping, I went into my craft room and started going through my cupboards. I knew I would have plenty of luck. I am a container hoarder. I have a huge plastic tote that is just full of baggies, boxes, and other containers I have saved to use again. I also have a huge cupboard of empty containers I have bought (even if I had no clue what to do with them). This cupboard is where I found these clear paint containers".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Bib Necklace with LED lights
Necklace from jeans material, scrap lace, and recycled ribbon

Tutorial at Green Issues by Agy Blog

"I've always wanted to make a bib necklace but didn't get around to doing it as I wasn't really sure what materials to use. Then a friend passed me an old jean skirt that no longer fitted her toddler.  I used the jeans as the necklace base and strengthened it with felt. I added black lace scraps from the upcycled LBD project, a few Swarovski crystals (a few because they were so expensive!) and a couple of craft gems.  The project was finished off with a black ribbon.  To give the project a sparkle, I sewed on the LilyPad board, light sensor and LED lights. This project glows when it is dim or dark, and flickers when it is bright".... Read more

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Cactus Pincushion
The pebbles at the base are made of felt

Tutorial at The Art Bug Blog

"Materials: Felt - For Cactus, Flower, Base (green for cactus and any color you like for the flower), Floral Scrap Cloth and Ric-rac or lace, Paper Coffee Cup, Cardboard Paper, Pebbles, Scissors, Glue, Synthetic Cotton Filling, Sewing Needle & Thread.  Cut the coffee cup to make a mini pot, I left just about an inch, fill in with some pebbles to give some weight. Add glue and cover with a cardboard paper.  Cover the base with floral cloth and ric-rac. Use felt to cover the top.  Cut 8 shapes like below from green felt".... Read more