Craft Ideas

Real Food for Real People Craft Ideas


 



Craft Ideas I Have Made

or Created

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Cookie Dough “Bites” made by placing 2

Tblsp. of egg-free cookie dough into a tiny

plastic cup and wrapping in plastic wrap.

Great gifts for the office or school friends!



Place a whole batch of ready to bake dough

into a large re-purposed jar, and give as a

gift to new neighbors or at any time!



Tree of Life pendants I made by wrapping

wire & semi-precious stones together.



Sodalite pendant made by wrapping silver
wire around the Sodalite stone.



Moss Agate pendant made by wrapping gold

wire around the Moss Agate stone



Two of many Geode pendants I made by
wrapping gold wire around shattered Geodes.



Raw Emerald Pendant made by placing several

raw emeralds into a tiny glass bottle with a

silver & crystal top.



Chryrsocola Pendant made by placing

several tiny Chrysocola stones into a tiny

glass bottle, then wrapping in gold wire.



Gold Flake Pendant made by placing gold

flakes into a tiny glass bottle, then wrapping in

gold wire.



Quilted Family Tree wall hanging I made for

my youngest son & his new wife as a

wedding gift.  Tree was pre-printed on a

cotton blend and purchased at Sierra’s craft

store.



Wedding bouquet I made for my daughter-in-

law Mandy.  Most of these flowers came
from

the dollar store or local craft shops.



Funeral spray I made when Grandma Owens
passed away.  Thank you LD Wolfley for

your kind discount on the fresh flowers.



Wedding cake I made for my middle son,

Chris’s wedding to Emily.  With the exception

of the white pillars & bases, all other

materials were found at the

dollar store.



Bridesmaid’s bouquets I made for Chris & Emily’s
wedding.  Again, most of the components

came from the dollar store and local

craft shops.


Refill-able Calendar Holder I made
by sewing pockets into a brown

paper grocery bag and finishing

edges with strips of fabric.



Calendar was created with
Microsoft Publisher and printed

from my computer.  It is held in place

by brads.


I
decorated the top using a photo


of
my dachshund and clip art.


One
of the Diaper Cakes I have made.
I
made the “Lovee” by sewing a care bear

into
a tiny hole cut in a small fleece blanket


I
made.  The cake is made from diapers that
are



rolled and held with rubber bands


and
tied around a stack of



bottles & lotion hidden in the center.


I
made a receiving blanket from 1 1/4 yards



flannel finished with a rolled hem


on
my serger.  “Lollipops” are baby



washcloths rolled and placed onto


baby
spoon handles with plastic wrap


and
bows. “Roses” are baby socks



rolled and held together with wire


and
florist tape.


This isn’t a craft, but it definitely original-

we used a steep hill at a local park,


staked a tarp in place to make a



sliding surface, then my daughter


and
her friends “Mattress Surfed”


on a
light, twin mattress that was



inside of a vinyl mattress cover.



Scroll made for my youngest


daughter who wanted a


Harry Potter book for her birthday.


It
was released a few days after


her
birthday, so this is how


I
announced the gift


so
she would know it


was
coming…

 


“Sorting Hat” from the Harry Potter birthday



party.  Made from felt and hot glue


with
wiggly eyes.  Everyone was



“sorted” before playing quiddich


made
from ping-pong balls hidden


in
the grass at the park.  Each ball had


a
number of points written on it


and
one ball was painted gold


to
be the “golden snitch”

 


This
is my steel front door.  It is a bit old

and beat up from use.  I painted it using


acrylic paint, first with a warm brown,


then
using a dry brush to make it


look
like aged wood.  I then added



“worm tracks” using the same dark paint


I
used with the dry brush.



Finally, I added two triquetra shapes


at
the top and added black lines


to
make them look like gold



stained glass.


I
sealed this all with high gloss acrylic.


Many
folks have asked about


our
“new” door, and haven’t know


it
wasn’t wood until we told them!

 This is the
play corner I painted for our

grandchildren. It is in our family room.

I found
pictures online that were

similar to
the finished tree &

pooh corner
map, then free-handed them on

the walls,
using acrylic paint.

Then I
printed the words to

“Back to
Pooh Corner” on


parchment-like paper and sealed the walls.


Our
home was built in the late 60’s, and the

original white Formica countertops were


looking very worn.  I sanded them down,


then
based them with two layers of



black acrylic paint.  Using a sea sponge,


I
added layers of bronze, and three brown



colors to resemble marble.  It is sealed
with four



layers of gloss acrylic sealer.


Charging/Docking station I made for our cell
phones and kindles.  Now we can find
them and charge them without trying to find
where the end of the charger is, etc.
The power strip and chargers are hidden
inside the bottom (behind the kindle storage
area.  This took an empty Amazon box, a
USPS mailing box, tacky glue, a little duct
tape, and left-over fabric from my bathroom
curtain.  The kindle area attaches with
Velcro to hide the power strip, etc.



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