Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine (craft)

This week I made Valentines for my daughter's Pre-K class. I got part of the idea from a post on Pinterest. (Don't you just love that site?) I didn't want to focus on candy so, I focused on something else I know they like... which is coloring. I think they turned out pretty cute. They were also very easy to make. 

First, I found this really cute Wilton mold tray at Wal-mart.



I then went through my daughter's huge box of broken crayons and peeled the wrappers off.



Next, I used a knife and chopped them into little pieces. 
*The peeling and chopping are what took up the most time * 
Finally, I put different pieces of crayon into each little form .


*Oh, I also covered the tray with non stick spray before filling with the crayon pieces*
I then put the tray on a pan and baked at 230 degrees for 15 minutes. 
Once they had finished baking, I let them cool in the tray for about 10 minutes.
Here is what they look like after cooling. Pretty cute, Huh? 


I then used my Cricut to cut out the shape of a heart.
Once they were finished, I used a stamp pad to make a "thumb" print on the heart.
I used a Sharpee to draw a face, arms and legs on the print.
I then wrote "(Thumb)body wants you to have a "colorful" Valentine's Day.


Finally, I put two of the Crayon people in a  plastic treat bag, tied it with a twist tie, then punched a hole through each heart, and used ribbon to tie the heart to the bag.  Voila! 
Cute Valentine's Day card/gift without the candy. 

*Now, all my daughter needs to do is sign each one. :) *

Here is the site which gave me half of my inspiration :
1. The (Thumb)body idea came from brownpaper--packages.com
So cute!! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Home Project..Wainscotting

Today we tackled the entry way of our home. I love wainscotting so we decided to give that a try. It turned out pretty nice even though we are not completely finished. Most of it is hung on the wall (which is what I meant by completed in the pictures...)but, we still have to caulk and paint it the same shade as the other trim work in the house. The pictures are from my phone...so I don't think they do it justice. So far I like it. What do you think? Have you done any home improvement projects recently?
















Monday, January 2, 2012

Dillie Bear

Dillie Bear

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Zebastyan

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