Hello and Happy New Year! I have had a crazy busy Holiday Season. (Don’t we all say that every year?) But I’m ready to show you lots of cute ideas leading up to Valentine’s Day. This project can be for any use but would also work as a cute Valentine for your kids, friends, or LOVE! I love the dainty and classic look of this necklace. My daughters love it too. It is not always the case that we love the same things.
I saw this online and thought it was oh so cute! It was super easy and one of those instant gratification projects. For supplies, I found mine at Michael’s. But any Hobby or Bead store should have the supplies you will need.
Marbles– After much testing, I found that the only marbles you can see the crackle through is the lighter colored plain marbles. For example: clear, pink or teal. You want to stay away from dark or patterened marbles. I got some in a bag in the floral supply section of Hobby Lobby. You can also look in the toy section of some stores. I also found a marble company in Bonner Springs Kansas called Moon Marble Company. They were awesome!
Bead Caps– I found the cute studed caps I use in the video @ Michael’s. You want to make sure that you match your bead up to the cap as to not get one that is too small or too large for the marble. It needs to be proportionate to the marble. You will see what I mean when you watch the movie or look at photos of the finished project.
Eye Pins– found in jewelry section of craft stores or bead stores.
O Rings– found in jewelry section of craft stores or bead stores.
Jewelry making tools: small wire cutters, needle nose pliars, rounded needle nose pliars
Necklace to hang your pendant from!
It was incredibly hard to capture a good picture of this pendant. It is much cuter than I can photograph. My camera will not cooperate with my mind….kind of like kids, animals, computers….ah. Well good luck with your pendant making. I hope it turns out as cute as your mind envisions!
I have seen photo booth ideas all over lately. People have been using them at parties of all kinds. With four kids, I decided several years ago that I can’t keep up or afford to have “friend” birthday parties every year. So I told kids that we would do “friend” parties every other year and on the off year we would have family parties.
This year was my baby girl’s “family” year and she wanted entertainment for her guests. So I was straining my brain trying to think of something that would be fun for everyone and low stress for me. The photo booth is what we decided on. She was so happy, and everyone had a great time playing with the different crazy photos they took.
Birthday was last month and this month I was in charge of our church Christmas party. So I decided to make Christmas props and have a photo booth at the party. You can make your props for all kinds of occasions and themes! For more ideas you can google “photo booth props” and find all kinds of ideas for your party.
Items needed for this project:
- Cardstock (colors depend on your props )
- Sticks- I used wooden sticks found at craft store. Mine were about 12″
- Glue gun, or tape
This link might help you get started:
I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This is an excellent idea for New Years Eve!
I have two really talented sisters. Last year I spent Christmas at my older sisters house. She lives in Dallas so I don’t get to see her too often but when I do, we have lots of fun together and we go crazy in the creating department.
Because we traveled for Christmas (with four kids) I had most packages mailed straight to her house. But had to wrap everything when I got there. My sister took me to her supplies and I go t everything done in about an hour! It was so great. These boxes were definitely the key! I swore I would go home and get boxes like these for myself.
Items needed for this project:
- Printed (plain would work too) cardboard boxes ( I found mine at Hobby Lobby @50% off. I also saw them at Joann, Michaels, Target, and Wal Mart)
- Tule ( I’ve seen it at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Wal Mart, and Joann )
I’ve already had several people comment on the youtube channel asking about a bow tutorial. I will definitely add it to the list of things to come. I hope this makes your gift wrapping easier and faster. I love a pretty package!