Candle Flower Centerpiece

10952145_10153028184328080_5399231901281726970_nThis is such a great idea for your deck or patio and would make a real impact for table centerpieces. Pots can be painted any color and add a ribbon to match colors of flowers.

Start with a pot six inches larger then the one on the middle and make sure the one in the middle is big enough to have the flute fit inside the edge of the pot.

If you are going to use these for a festivity like a wedding (paint white, silver,wedding color). You will trim it out later with a bow to coordinate.

Fill the larger pot with garden topsoil to the point that if you put the smaller pot inside the edges meet all the way across. With the smaller pot inside nestled on the top soil add top soil to the outer pot and add pea gravel or sand to the middle pot.

Plant small plants in the rim with garden soil such as pansies or you could even use succulents.

Place votive candle center of the middle pot and add flute. Add a ribbon or paint decorative designs on outside of pot.

Small pots are not that expensive and candle flutes can sometimes be found at a dollar store. Make several for a wedding and give them away to guests that you wish to acknowledge. It will be a special gift they will enjoy.

Baby Toes & Foot Art

10356157_10152806461798457_1344159066502825304_nHow cute and simple – use non-toxic paints like finger paints. Make different colors and sizes by using different kids toes. Makes a great present for the Grandparents or a gift for Mothers or Fathers Day! Finish with straight simple lines for the stem and add an extra few strokes under the foot imprint.

Fun Finger Painting Easter Bunny Ideas

11043066_10153058390380630_6945060698540214345_nWhat a great little creation that some little one will be thrilled to help out with – and you can make a few for cheap and mail out to extended family for gifts. Use finger paints and then sharpie marker (when dry) to draw whiskers, eyeballs and mouth when it is all dry.

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Last Minute Gift Box For Christmas Or Birthdays

8a8a77d2-6770-4a3a-b6e5-68aacee32ee6The picture shown shows the box in the ‘raw’ form – and this would be good if you were giving the gift to someone who wouldn’t think it was odd. But – once you have made the box you can unfold it and line top and bottom of sides with wrapping paper and use roll on glue to attach. Make box after drying.

Using Pine Cones In Your Crafts

93bfdb78-1dfb-4d28-b5bb-bd292815c1c7We have all seen pine cones used in crafts and arts but did you know that pine cones can be home to little critters that you do not want in your home? Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Take your cookie sheet outside and place pine cones in a single layer. You do this outside to avoid any more time the critters have to get into your home. Take inside and put into 200 degree preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. This will also help eliminate any sap that the pinecones hold. Cool and they are not ready for your crafting. This also will make them slightly more porous so that different glues will bind better with them.