Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mummy Jars

Have you been on Pinterest?

If you need an invite, let me know. {but I'm going to warn you that it's VERY addictive!!!}
If you had been there, you would see that there are 100's of Mummy Jar Ideas. I LOVE them.

 My friend MaryRuth made some and emailed me a picture a few days ago and I HAD to make some before Halloween was here. They are SOOOO easy!!!! {I made two sets of these in less than 30 minutes and for about $2}. I got the LED battery candles. {in the Christmas section at Walmart}

Take old canning jars {or pickle jars, or baby food jars, the possibilities are endless}
get sterile medical gauze that you can buy at walmart (in the pharmacy section)
and then you paint modge podge
all over the bottle
start at the bottom
and start wrapping
you'll need to put
modge podge between the layers of gauze
you only do one layer of gauze
but slightly overlap each layer
and then when its all how you like it
you paint a layer of modge podge on top of the whole thing really quick
and then glue on googly eyes {I like the big ones on the big bottles} with even more modge podged. {or E6000}
that's it.

I stretched and frayed my gauze a little to make it a little more messy. Then add candles. Tea lights or battery LED ones. SOOOOO cute!!! and SO easy to make! Go ahead make 100 of them.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Card Night for Craft Group

Welcome Woodridge 1st Ward Craft Group. We want to have one place online where we can post all of our craft group pictures and projects. We will be posting ALL of our projects here and will give you all the details for each craft group here {so you might want to bookmark it!}.

We are excited to announce our next Craft night will be making homemade cards. It will be FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11th at 7pm at the Woodridge Church building. There will be NO COST for this craft, however you will need to bring your own supplies. We WILL PROVIDE all the stamps, ink and tools. We will also have SOME scrap paper that you can use, but if you want something specific, please bring your own.

You will need to bring:

A TRIMMER {if you have one} will will have a few to share
ADHESIVE {NOT glue, scrapbook adhesive tape, you can get it at Hobby Lobby, Joann's or Michael's}
SCRAP PAPER {we will some}
EMBELLISHMENTS {buttons, brads, ribbon, etc.}
CARD BACKS {you can buy them at the same places and they come in different quantities so you might want to share a pack with someone else who is coming}
ENVELOPES {usually come in the pack with the card backs}

We will mostly be working on Christmas/Holiday cards and Meagan has made some samples for you to "copy" {Thanks Meagan for helping us with this fun night!} If you don't want holiday cards you are welcome to work on ANY cards you want. {thank you, birthday, baby, congrats, etc.}

Come play with us and make some pretty cards. You can make 1 or 100. You can make a "whole set" and tie them up with a pretty bow for a gift to give anybody {mom, grandma, school teachers, bus driver, etc.}. Everyone uses cards and homemade ones make a GREAT gift.

These are cards from the last craft group
If you have any questions, please leave us a comment. ALSO, please comment and let us know if you are planning to come so we can set up enough room for everyone.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Forget Not....

Did you hear President Uchtdorf's talk on Saturday night at the General RS Broadcast? It was AMAZING. I loved everything about it, but most especially I felt like he was talking directly to me. I felt like it was direct from heaven and that I was the most important person there. I am sure anyone who hears it will feel the same. It was SO good. {I can't way enough good about it.} You can watch and/or listen to it HERE. As soon as we came home I started seeing printables of the tiny forget me not flowers and decided that I wanted to make my own. {you can download them at the bottom of this post!}

I had some free canvas and I wanted to try it on the canvas to see how it would look. I LOVE it. It's exactly what I was hoping for. I printed my image 8x10 and then trimmed the sides down just a little bit so it fit on my 8x10 canvas. I then modge podged it onto the canvas. Be careful to not scrape the picture or it will scrape off the processing of the picture. I love how they turned, they are not as cool as canvas...but they probably cost about $10 or less {if you had to buy the canvas}.

After the modge podge was dry, I painted the edges of the canvas a charcoal gray and blended it on the edges of the photo so it would hide the edge of the photo and look like it was inked on the edges.

 I then got carried away and made a 16x20 of the Salt Lake Temple. I did the same thing with this one, it was a little harder to keep the picture glued down on the canvas because my picture was rolled up when I picked it up from the photo place. Make sure you have a flat photo for easier results.

Here is a close up view of the edges.

Here is the download if you want to print your own "Forget Not" sign.

8x10 PRINT SIZE - Click twice to enlarge and then right click and "save as" to get image
4x6 PRINT SIZE - Click twice to enlarge and then right click and "save as" to get image

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Reversible Fall Wood signs

Here are some samples of from our latest craft group.  After everyone was done, Liberty and I finished up ours.  I think they are pretty cute.  I have a window in my kitchen that opens to the family room below and so instead of making mine reversible with Halloween on one side and thanksgiving on the other, I just did one for each holiday.  They are so cool.  My favorite I think is the be thankful and I have decided that I might use the paper on the Family Letters I have on my mantel.

We had a great time with everyone and they all turned out so cute. I love working on projects together so we can all get ideas from each other. Thanks ladies for making it so much fun.

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