Here is a cute little project that is easy enough for children to do, the supplies you will need are available at most dollar stores, white felt, blue felt and your choice of colours for the scarf. A package of little buttons, you can embellish with stars or sequiens, or any little extras you like. The pattern could easily be drawn on a paper to made the size and shape you are wanting. A little bit of yarn or embroidery thread to do the hand stitching, and a felt pen to draw on the carrot nose and the little black eyes, or if you are a stitcher you might want to embroider the carrot nose and little black eyes, you can use your imagination to make it your own design. Have fun, nice for hanging on the tree or to add to a gift, tuck into a box of homemade cookies, enjoy.
There is no pattern that I could find for this oHave funne, but the images seem to have originally come from a website called TheBest.
Bar Soap - Make your Own
Have you ever been in the store and gone through the soap section and wondered why they didn’t make bars with your favorite scent or color? Well, now you can make your own soap in whatever color and scent you choose! We found a few tutorials that will appeal to every soap fanatic and artist, whether you’re craving a crystal inspired, jasmine scented bar or a rainbow, citrus-inspired bar, you can put together your favorite scents and colors for a bevy of beautiful soaps.
These would also make excellent gifts, as well as a nice treat in a guest bathroom or for a weekend getaway. Soaking in the tub or hopping in a steamy shower and scrubbing with one of these soaps will guarantee a relaxed state of mind. You could also display, sell, and use these at a spa, craft fair, or online. However you choose to use these, once you get started, you may not want to stop. Soap making is relatively easy and provides you with something pretty and practical as an end result. What’s not to love?
The written tutorials we found have noted that clear soap making tends to involve spray bottles, while the colored soaps often use layers to achieve their look. Be sure and read all instructions before beginning so that you can achieve your desired result. Most tutorials require the following materials for soap-making:
- Clear and/or white melt and pour soap
- Non-bleeding colorants
- A rectangular, square, oval, or circle mold (often made of silicone)
- Fragrant oil (you can use essential oils if you like)
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- Microwave-safe bowl
You may already have most of these materials, and if you need the soap, colorants, and mold, they can most often be found in a craft store, or can be purchased online.
Once you’ve gathered these items, choose a tutorial – you could try this DIY Gradient Soap Bar, or this 10 Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap. You can also gather inspiration for your own creations by checking out Aromatica Labo or this account on Instagram.
Easy Suncatchers - Make them at home
Remember those lazy days of summer when you were a kid, when there was enough time to play ball with your friends, ride your bike, and do crafts with your siblings? If you’re feeling nostalgic about those warm days, you may want to delve back into your childhood with a simple activity you can pass on to your own kids – you can make an easy suncatcher with just a few items – a lid (from a container for sour cream or yogurt), glue, glass stones (any and every color – these can usually be found in the floral department of grocery stores or at art stores), and something to hang the suncatcher with – ribbon or wire should suffice, depending on how heavy the suncatcher is – you could also place it on a window ledge if it’s too heavy to be hung.
First thing you’ll want to do is find a suitable lid – whether you want a small, medium, or large suncatcher, you’ll need a lid that can contain all the stones and glue. Of course, you can also make several suncatchers of varying sizes at the same time, if you so choose. Once you’ve got a clean lid, you can fill it with glue. Don’t let the glue sit – you can immediately begin placing the stones in any pattern you like, as long as they touch at some point (this has the likelihood of allowing the glue to dry faster). Next comes the most difficult part – the waiting. You’ll need to let the glue dry at least a few days, and some suncatchers, depending on size and pattern, will take up to four or five days. Once the glue starts to peel away from the lid, you’ll know it’s ready. Then you can figure out where you want to display it, or if you want to gift it – this would make a beautiful present for family members, teachers, and friends.
Interested in putting together your own collection of suncatchers? You can find the list of materials, along with how-to photos and written instructions on The Jersey Momma website.