Friday, December 20, 2013

PS DT Project Treat Holders With A Spin

Hi Krafters!

It's my day to post over at Practical Scrappers! Here is the post....enjoy!!

Hi Fellow Scrappers!

Kenya here to share a project with you all. I don't know about you, but time is moving so quickly, I can barely keep up! Usually, I make treat bags for the students to help them get into the holiday season. However, I did not have the oomph to do it this year. I decided to make one "big" treat holder (for each of the girls that attend school) for the entire class. I used two 3D files (3D tree and 3D sleigh) from the Silhouette Store to make them. I modified them to fit the Dumb Dumbs (suckers).
For the tree, I resized it to make it a bit larger. I cut each of the pieces and assembled. Once assembled, I used my Big Bit to make holes for the suckers. You could add holes to the file to eliminate this step. Since there is a base, I marked the holes from the top of the tree and punched those out as well. The suckers are the tree's ornaments!
The sleigh was a little more involved but so worth it to me (I made two of them). I assembled the sleigh as it would be normally. I added an insert and punched holes for the suckers on the inside of the sleigh. Since the weight of the suckers were too heavy, I reinforced the sleigh with two support boxes on the bottom of the sleigh.

 I used a sturdy cardstock. You can use cute pattern papers and go as elaborate as you choose. I decided to keep these simple since they are going to given to elementary school aged children.

I hope you enjoyed today's project(s)! What do you think? Pretty cute huh?!?! I think so! Happy Holidays to each and every one! Krafthead~

Thursday, December 19, 2013

SOC DT Project-Christmas Wall Project Share....On the Cheap!

Hi Krafters!

I know it has been months and Sundays since my last post! So much has happened....

I wanted to share this month's DT project for Scraps of Color. Here it is:

OMGness Christmas is less than a week away! Have you decorated your home yet? I JUST finished! Sad but true. Today I would like to share a couple of projects with you that is easy to put together and get the kiddos involved! Best of all, you can use what you have on hand :)



 Parchment paper or a non-stick mat

Pearls/beads loose

Pearl/bead strand

Hot glue (gun)

1. First lay down a dab of glue to the mat and press in a pearl or bead.

2. Add a glue around the pearl/bead and add more beads around the center bead

3. Add a line of glue making sure glue is touching the cluster of beads in the middle

4. Design as you wish

If the children are doing this, please supervise them as the glue is HOT!! The snowflake can be used as an ornament or as I did here as an embellishment to this wall hanging.


You will need-

Die cutting machine

Wreath file-mine is from the Silhouette Store





Cardstock/paper (of course)

I cut out the circle and the leaves from the file. I did not cut all of the pieces that came with the file. You may want to cut extra leaves to make your wreath fuller. I used a blue and white cardstock which coordinates with the color scheme of the tree. Once the components were cut, I stapled the ribbon to the base layer. While I was doing this, the girls used ink to ink around the edges. We  assembled the leaves and adhered them down. I added silver beads (again to go with the color scheme, but you can use any color you wish) in clusters to mimic berries. We did this randomly throughout the wreath. Once the wreath was dry, I tied the ribbon we stapled earlier and added the snowflake embellishment.

Here is the finished wall:

I hope you enjoyed today's project! It is a good way to get some projects done and keep the kids busy too. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~