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Clay Embellished Ornaments

Categories: Christmas.

~ This is a way to fancy up those shiny coloured ornaments.  I used a cold porcelain dough, some plain and some tinted green to cut out leaves to add to the ornaments.  This was a craft we made at Creative Crafting.  Thanks to the instructor, Gail, for making the clay and sharing it with us and providing us with the recipe so we could make more at home. The clay was easy to manipulate and cut out easily with left cutters.  Mine came from Michaels with a 50% off coupon which made them a really good deal.  You roll
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A Mini Wreath

Categories: Christmas.

~ Christmas crafting started a week or so ago at our Creative Crafting group.  Here is a little mini wreath made from a curtain ring, some twine, little bits of felt, some red berries or sequins and glue.  This can be used as a Christmas ornament on the tree or as a gift topper. The curtain ring is about 7 cm or 2.5 inches in diameter. I’m showing the ring with a Toonie, the Canadian two dollar coin in the middle to give you an idea of the size. It already had a ring at the top to attach a
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Dendritic Painting

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

~ 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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A Pinecone Wreath

Categories: Christmas, Crafty's Projects, and Garden Projects.

~ I’m a  collector and can’t resist picking up pine cones in all shapes and sizes.  I love to use Nature’s treasure to create projects for inside and outside our home.  I have had a pinecone wreath for several years now and by adding little accents it changes for the seasons. This one starts with a wooden circle that my husband cut out for me out of light ply wood, about 30 cm. in diameter and 5 cm wide for glueing on to.  This photo shows the back of the wreath as I didn’t take photos when I made this
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A Fall Center Piece

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

~ It’s Fall.  Cooler weather in our part of Ontario and it’s Thanksgiving this weekend. At the Creative Crafting group we created a Fall centre piece from an old plate, burlap, artificial leaves, pine cones, acorns and a gourd. The photo below show it all together at the craft session but I didn’t get it all glued as I wanted to use the stronger glue gun I had at home.   So I took a picture of it, dismantled it and took it home to work on.  At first it was on a wicker plate with no bow or ribbon.
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How to Make a Trivet

Categories: Crafty's Projects.

~ You can easily make your own trivet out of a 7 inch cork circle, broken tiles, tile adhesive, mod podge and coloured sand.   We recently made one in the Creative crafting group that meets on Fridays. The cork circles can be purchased at dollar stores and tiles can be obtained from the Re-Store or any hardware/home improvement store. The tiles are broken into pieces with a tile cutter and arranged on the cork base.  It was best to fill in around the edges first and then work inwards. At first the tiles were just arranged on the cork
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CD Starburst

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Garden Projects.

~ This cd starburst reminds me so much of the clocks from the 1960’s.  It was another great project shared with us by Gail at Creative Crafting.  You need 2 cds, some bbq skewers, paint, items to embellish, paint, and a glue gun. The first thing to do is trace the cd onto paper and then add the spoked, making sure you cross the centre point each time. Lay one cd onto the grid.  The long bbq skewers were painted black (thanks Heather) and then laid onto the lines.  I used shorted sticks that I had painted a turquoise colour
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Mandala Rocks

Categories: Crafty's Projects and Garden Projects.

~ At one of my weekly Creative Crafting sessions we painted mandala rocks.  I had done several of these myself previously, nothing fancy just some practice rocks which I’ll take and hide on one of our daycations at different beaches. Gail, our instructor, had collected the rocks for us and had a collection of things for making the dots.  I already had a collection of things and you don’t need any special tools for this project.  You can use the ends of pencils, paint brushes, knitting needles, toothpicks and so much more.  Some of my favourite things are nails with
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Upcycle a Solar Light

Categories: Garden Projects and Whimsy.

~ On Friday mornings I have started going to a craft session at our local Sport and Wellness Centre with my friend.  Each week there is a different craft to make and you also get to meet some new crafting friends.  The first week we went the session said it was using CD’s.  Thanks Gail for sharing this idea with us. We made a reflector for a solar light using CD’s, gems, and other sparkly bits that would reflect the light once it got dark.  You glue two cd’s together, shiny side out.  Be sure to let the glue dry
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