Archives for Crafty’s Projects

A Mosaic Flower Pot

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

One of the Creative Crafting projects was to make a mosaic flower pot using broken china, tile adhesive, grout and of course a clay flower pot. The pieces of broken china were put onto the pot using tile adhesive. It was a slow process getting them all to stick and putting them together like a jigsaw puzzle but with spaces in between. At home, I broke some more china to finish off the pot. Once the pot was covered and dry it was time to add the grout, which is a messy and tedious job. You need to be sure
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Rock Hunting

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

Rock hunting goes on in many places in Canada. There is a fantastic group called Sooke to Sidney Rock Hunt on Vancouver Island in British Columbia which shares rocks that are being hidden and those that have been found. We are heading out to Victoria during April and I decided to paint some rocks with trilliums on them to represent Ontario and hide them when we get there. Our grandkids out west have both found rocks that have been lovingly painted and they were thrilled. I started with some flat, roundish rocks (both big and small) that came from some
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Mason Jar Solar Light

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Whimsy.

Look how easy it is to make a solar light jar. In my last project I used sea glass to make the light jar and this time I used flat sided marbles/gems and a bigger mason jar. Materials mason jar solar light flat sided marbles glue gun or E6000 glue I purchased some solar lights to use with some of the various mason jars I have at home. Take apart the solar light as you just need the round top part that has the solar light on it. Using the glue gun attach the flat sided marble/gems over the mason
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Solar Light Jar

Categories: Collections, Crafty's Projects, and Whimsy.

Look how easy it is to make a solar light jar to put around the deck railing and brighten up the evening. Materials small mason jar solar light pieces of sea glass glue gun (not always water proof) or E6000 glue The gardening sections at the dollar stores are one of my favourite places to browse. I purchased some solar lights to use with some of the various mason jars I have at home. Take apart the solar light as you just need the round top part that has the solar light on it. I used a small mason jar
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A Hook Case

Categories: Crafty's Projects, Organization, and Sewing.

Have you used the ergonomic crochet hooks? I’ve been updating my crochet hooks to these. The majority of them came from Michaels and were purchased with 50% off coupons and some of them came from Walmart. I love working with the new hooks, so much better for my arthritic hands. But unfortunately my hook case was full so a new case was needed. I chose to make this one with material as the handles of the new hooks just didn’t slide in and out of the felt that I had previously used for my needle and hook holders. Craft closet
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Shell Danglers

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

I love shells and have been collecting them for years. I do keep a container full so that I can look through them and dream I’m on the beach collecting them. But lots have been make into garden projects. This first shell dangler shows that even broken shells look lovely. I took advantage of a hole in the top of one big shell as a hanger.  A few holes were carefully drilled around the bottom of the shell to add other dangly bits.  The wire was twisted around the shells to hold them in place. You need: shells copper wire
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Garden Jewelry

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Whimsy.

Over the cold and stormy winter days when we stayed home I experimented with using some sculpy clay. You know the kind of day – you look out the window and only see white where the road and driveway are buried and you listen to all the cancellations when you know you really don’t need to. Thank goodness for being retired as you don’t have to go anywhere. I had tired out a bit at one of the Creative Crafting sessions where they were making jewelry. As I’m not a jewelry person I came up with an idea to make
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Washer Necklaces

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

~ One of my winter projects was to create washer necklaces. I’ve seen this idea in several places on the internet and wanted to try it out. For this project you need washers, (purchased from hardware stores), patterned paper, glue or mod podge, scissors, a hole punch (not really necessary), a dimensional adhesive ( I used Glossy Accents), cord. I traced the washer onto some patterned paper. Glossy pages from magazines, scrapbooking paper, and even old photographs work well. Be sure to trace the outside and the centre hole. If you have a punch that fits the hole you can
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Hello Pep and Salty

Categories: Christmas and Crafty's Projects.

~ I’d like to introduce you to Pep and Salty … the shaker people, the latest addition to my snow folk. They started out as a salt and pepper shakers purchased from the dollar store for $1.25.  I’m wondering how it is a dollar store when there are very few items for a dollar anymore.  One store sells everything for $1.25 and another sells things a random prices in multiples of a dollar.  Perhaps if you are as old as me you remember the 5 and dime stores … ooh that goes back quite a way doesn’t it? I did have
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Dendritic Painting

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~ Dendritic painting is a technique I learned at Creative Crafting.  This is a simple way to create amazing designs on paper and artist board. Dendrites are actually nerve cells and  dendritic painting is creating branch like effects using glass, paint and an artist board. Supplies:  acrylic paint, two small sheets of glass or 2 cds (depending on the method you choose to use, artist board, paper towels, patience You add paint to glass, press another piece of glass on top and then carefully pull them apart.  This creates the branch/tree like effect.  You then press the glass onto an artist board or
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