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Quick Summer Crafts for Camps

I have a strong feeling about crafts for children. They are fully able to make great items if given the right tools. Kids love making things for Mom and Dad and these crafts are things that make great gifts and are easy to make.

I write craft posts for Create for Less on their blog Think Crafts. follow the links below for full tutorials.

Ribbon Keychain – I love mine and use it all the time since we made it!!!

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Ok, I love this one too – Leather Fringe Keychain

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Table Cloth Weights – PERFECT for Picnics! Plus what kid doesn't like beads?

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 Just a couple of quick and fun ideas for summer vacation. Check out all of Think Crafts Blog for more terrific ideas!

Free Printable Doctor Who Valentines

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Valentine's Day is close, very close. My daughter decided that this year she wanted Doctor Who Valentines to hand out in class. We designed a simple printable card that says: "Fezzes are Red. The Tardis is Blue. Bow Ties are cool and so are you."

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I'm not sure how the other Kindergartners will receive these. My kid doesn't care, saying "It's not my fault they don't know the Doctor."

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We are pairing the cards up with (candy) Fish Fingers and Custard.

If you want to grab the printable you can get it here Download DoctorWho, it's a PDF file with 4 on a page. I recommend that you print them on card stock.

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Quick and Easy Kid Friendly Crafts – Kick Winter Break Boredom!

The kids are on winter break and they are driving you nuts already, right? Here are some quick and easy crafts that they can make that make a cool end product. I'm not into construction paper reindeer or paper plate snowflakes. Children can make quality items just like adults. I think this makes the kiddo proud of her project and makes the receiver actually use the gifted item, which also boosts the kid's feeling of pride in quality work.

Too many times we simplify or dumb down a project because we don't think the age group can handle it, kids are amazing little people and with a little guidance they can make amazing things!

I wrote all these posts over the last couple months for Think Crafts Blog and my little one (5 years old) has been able to help make all of them. So, kick boredom outta that house and get crafting!

Fingerprint Light Strand

Ok, this one is just plain adorable. I'm not a huge fan of finger print pictures, but this one was fun and combind her tiny prints with my mad skills of drawing a black line to connect them.

Craft time about 5 – 7 minutes. Just long enough to settle down, not overly intense.

Check the full tutorial here

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The Button Wreath

Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you can make a wreath. These are so cute and can really help with those extra buttons dangling from your newly purchased clothing presents. The supply list is simple and it requires no tying, unless you put a bow on it. That's just practice for our Kindergartners anyways, basic shoe tying. Use the pipe cleaner to twist around itself, it couldn't get any easier!

Craft time 10 mins.

Full tutioral here

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No Sew Hand-warmers

While I'm a firm believer in teach them a skill young and they'll knew it for life, I'm not ready to embark on the adventure Kindergarten Home Ecc. quite yet. So, this No Sew project is great way to introduce fabric into her crafting skill repertoire without actually stitching her finger to it. Fabric glue will become your new best friend!!!

Craft time 15 – 20 minutes. 24 hours for the glue to dry completely.

Check out the tutorial here

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No Sew (or Knit, or Crochet) Coffee Cup Cozy

I don't really know why we love these things, but if you've tried one, I bet you liked it. On a cold day it warms your hands and is snugly soft while keeping the precious "juice of life" hot in the mug. This is another No Sew projects that takes a basic sock and turns it into a great gift.

Craft time 7 – 8 minutes, but 24 hours for the glue to set completely.

Read the full tutorial here.

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Ornament Terrarium

Now is the time – Sales are on, run to the craft store and buy those glass or plastic fill-able ornaments!!! Just because you use a Christmas ornament doesn't mean it's just for the Holidays. These terrariums are a great way to teach about a basic eco environment. Use living plants and real water to create a little world that the kids can take care of.

Craft time 20 minutes.

Find the complete tutorial here.

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Enjoy the Winter Break with your kids and CRAFT ON!!

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Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet Giveaway!

I recently had the chance to work with this fantastic product, Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets. You can see my Bedazzled Sneakers Here! This product is so fun to use and easy. The Buckle Boutique and I are giving away a package of these great adhesive sheets so you can give it a try.

I also have a simple tutorial here on how to use the shoe clips to make a cute fall wool bow for your flats. These are the best shoe clips on the market and you get a package of them to try too!

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If you love the product and can't wait to see if you win, visit The Buckle Boutique and use my promo code geek9 to get 9% off your order!

Win a super prize pack worth $50!

Blank Large Shoe Clips DIY Hardware w/ White Leatherette Disk

Large Rainbow Rhinestone or Diamond Jewel Sticker Sheet

Clear Jeweled Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet

 Racy Red Diamond Jewel Sticker Sheet 

Apply the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets to scrapbook layouts, cards, favors,
apparel, personal electronics, anything that needs a little or lots of
fun color! The acryllic stones are continuous and butt up against each
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cover an entire surface quickly and easily.


These
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Summer Crafting

I've been crafting like mad this summer! Check out some of my projects that I have done over at Think Crafts Blogs.

Here is my Hot Glue Painting. I really loved making this, it makes a really cool end result and is an unconventional medium to work with in paintings.

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I have shared my Frosted "Glass" Luminaries, but if you haven't seen them here they are. They look like glass – but ther are not! Go see how to make them.

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I also did some Bleach Stamping this summer. It worked better for The Kid to use stamps than to paint with bleach.

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My daughter loves hair bows and I hate sewing, so I created No Sew Hair Bows that can be glued to clips and done in minutes!

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Since we are on the hair clip theme, check these animal head clips out. Use $1 store animals to make these cute hair clips.

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We worked on reverse painting on Shrinkable Plastic. It makes the finsihed piece like 3D.

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and last but not leasst the Faux Wood Coasters. These have been a huge hit, if you haven't checked them out yet, please do. Fun to make and use.

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The Pin It Party #14!

Hey you fabulous, amazing, beautiful bloggers! Welcome to THE 14th week of THE Pin It Party! I have to tell you, week after week you guys amaze me with the awesome posts that you link up. There are SO many blogs out there, I feel like this is our little corner of the blogosphere to share with each other and really shine. So share away! XO


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4. Grab the party button above and add it to your blog’s sidebar or link up party list.

5. Post 1-3 links to your blog’s most “pin-able” posts from the last few weeks. (Please, no links to other parties, giveaways or shops please. If you are an ETSY shop owner, come back this weekend and link up at the Weekend Blog Block Party!)

6. Mingle! Reach out to somebody new and pin their stuff. You never know when you will meet your blogging bestie!

7. Have a FABulous day and come back next week for more Pinterest fun. XO 
Host: Ellie @ Creative Geekery
Co-Hosts: Kristin @ One Organic Mama 
 Steph @ A Geek in Glasses 
Mama Lola @ Bear & Lion
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THE Pin It Party (lucky) #13

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Hey you fabulous, amazing, beautiful bloggers! Are you interested in co-hosting THE Pin It Party? It is a WHOLE lot of fun and a great way to grow your Pinterest following. Send Ellie an email for the details! This week you can also enter to win a FREE co-host spot just by following a couple of the party “rules”! You must link up at least one link to the party to qualify for the giveaway. Here you go:


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5. Post 1-3 links to your blog’s most “pin-able” posts from the last few weeks. (Please, no links to other parties, giveaways or shops please. If you are an ETSY shop owner, come back this weekend and link up at the Weekend Blog Block Party!)

6. Mingle! Reach out to somebody new and pin their stuff. You never know when you will meet your blogging bestie!

7. Have a FABulous day and come back next week for more Pinterest fun. XO 
Host: Ellie @ Creative Geekery
Co-Hosts: Kristin @ One Organic Mama 
 Steph @ A Geek in Glasses 
Mama Lola @ Bear & Lion
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Faux Glass Victorian Buttons with Mod Melts

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Black glass buttons were made popular by Queen Victoria. Her deep mourning of the loss of her husband, Prince Albert in 1861, changed her fashion choices to all black including the buttons. The black buttons gained popularity with the masses and she continued with her mourning wear until she died in 1903. Today, the buttons are still beautiful and collectible. When I saw this mold from Mod Podge, I was completely convinced that this mold was created for the sole purpose of recreating these buttons! Look at how beautiful they are and when painted black they look just like the victorian buttons.

Grab yourself some Mod Melts at your local Michael's Craft Stores. They are already at mine! I used the sea glass sticks, but the milk glass will work the same since we are going to paint them. Then pick up the mold. Mod Podge has 3 different Mod Molds to choose from, this is one of them.

Load the Mod Melts sticks into the glue gun. Fill the Mod Mold with the Mod Melts.

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Let the Mod Melts stand in the mold for 1 minute or 2, then stick a jump ring into the back side of the button, making the jump ring stand up.

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Let the Mod Melts continue to cool for approximately an addition 8 minutes.

Pop the cooled button out of the mold and paint it with Plaids FolkArt Black Acrylic Paint. Let that dry.

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Coat the buttons in a layer of Gloss Mod Podge. Then the buttons are ready to use.

Stitch them to your garment!

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6. Have a FABulous day and come back next week for more Pinterest fun. XO 
Host: Ellie @ Creative Geekery
Co-Hosts: Kristin @ One Organic Mama 
 Steph @ A Geek in Glasses 
 Shelly @ Dolen Diaries 
We will each choose our three favorite posts from the party and pin them to this party’s collaborative Pinterest board: THE Pin It Party – The Best of the Best! Woot woot! 





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XO, ellie

1. Follow the host and co-hosts on Pinterest.

2. Grab the party button and add it to your blog's sidebar or link up party list.

3. Post 1-3 links to your blog's most "pin-able" posts from the last few weeks. (No links to other parties, giveaways or shops please. If you are an Etsy shop owner, come back this weekend and link up at the Weekend Blog Block Party!)

4. Mingle! Reach out to somebody new and pin their stuff. You never know when you will meet your blogging bestie!

5. After you link up, please send out a tweet about the party. The more people who come and link up, the more potential repins for you!

6. Have a FABulous day and come back next week for more Pinterest fun. XO 
Host: Ellie @ Creative Geekery
Co-Hosts: Kristin @ One Organic Mama 
 Steph @ A Geek in Glasses 
 Shelly @ Dolen Diaries 
 Kailtin @ Life's Little Mischiefs 
We will each choose our three favorite posts from the party and pin them to this party's collaborative Pinterest board: THE Pin It Party – The Best of the Best! Woot woot! 








{BTW, if you are interested in co-hosting, please shoot me an email.}

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